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John Heard was best know for playing the role of the father of the lead character Kevin McCallister in the Home alone film franchise.

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Ali Fazal who was seen in films like 3 Idiots, Bobby Jasoos, and Happy Bhaag Jayegi, will be sharing the screen for the first time, with Oscar award winning actor Judi Dench in his upcoming Hollywood film, Victoria and Abdul. A film based on the Queen's affair with a servant.

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Women have taken centrestage in most professions. Time then for a female lead to helm the longest-running scifi series ever. British TV actress Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor — it’s always “Doctor”, never “Dr Who”, except in the title of the series.

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Nilekani said that data from tools such as Aadhaar is fundamental for putting the economy on a cycle of growth, and could empower users with data, remove knowledge asymmetry and promote innovation. He also urged policymakers to take steps for data inversion to empower users, who can benefit from their own data.

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Sometime in May this year, Ryan Gosling might have discovered that he was an Uttam Santati (customised child, conceived following RSS’s Garbh Vigyan Sanskar project), had he been following the Humans of Hindutva (HOH) page on Facebook. In less than three months, the page has garnered a following of more than 60,000 people.

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Reliance JioPhone is the company's new 4G VoLTE feature phone that comes with some smart features, and is largely being seen as disruptor in the industry given the 'effective price' of Rs zero. But it won't be a cake-walk for Reliance JioPhone, according to one analyst.

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Paresh Barua, ULFA(I) chief absconders: NIA
Paresh Barua, ULFA(I) chief absconders: NIA

The chargesheet was filed in connection with a case (No Rc-04/2013/NIA-GUW) that was registered on the basis of an MHA order of December 5, 2013, a press release issued by the NIA said.

To give him a chance to reform, Delhi High Court reduces chain snatcher’s sentence
To give him a chance to reform, Delhi High Court reduces chain snatcher’s sentence

After a chargesheet was filed, a trial court sentenced Noor to five years’ RI, besides charging him a fine of Rs 5,000 under sections 392 (robbery), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

Ambubachi Mela: Lakhs of pilgrims offer prayers to Goddess Kamakhya after temple door reopens
Ambubachi Mela: Lakhs of pilgrims offer prayers to Goddess Kamakhya after temple door reopens

The temple this year witnessed an unprecedented rush of an estimated eight lakh pilgrims from all over the country and abroad converging at Kamakhya temple on banks of the mighty Brahmaputra for Ambubachi Mela, according to Kamakhya Temple management sources.

Kamakhya temple closes for 4 days as Ambubachi Mela begins
Kamakhya temple closes for 4 days as Ambubachi Mela begins

CM Sarbananda Sonowal said the state government has launched publicity and awareness campaigns in both national and international media and this has led to increased tourist inflow to the city for the Ambubachi Mela.

Forest guards find carcass of adult rhino with horn missing
Forest guards find carcass of adult rhino with horn missing

Last year 18 rhinos were killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park and their horns were also taken away.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal oversees preparations for Ambubachi Mela
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal oversees preparations for Ambubachi Mela

Sonowal asked the senior officials to ensure all arrangements in respect of accommodation, drinking water and sanitation for the pilgrims.

Sukhoi wreckage found in Arunachal, IAF orders court of inquiry
Sukhoi wreckage found in Arunachal, IAF orders court of inquiry

Ground parties were unable to proceed to the crash site as the area was “totally inaccessible”, Guwahati-based Defence PRO Lt Col Suneet Newton said.

Only BJP govt worked for indigenous people : Hagrama Mohilary
Only BJP govt worked for indigenous people : Hagrama Mohilary

Criticising the Congress for lack of development in the state during its long tenure, Bodoland Territorial Council Chief Hagrama Mohilary said that only the BJP government has worked for giving land rights to indigenous people.

Darjeeling toy trains get new lease of life with signing of MoU for spare parts
Darjeeling toy trains get new lease of life with signing of MoU for spare parts

According to the MoU, HECL has agreed to manufacture spare-parts of narrow gauge steam locomotives, and develop steam boilers for such locomotives, and supply them to NF Railways for the next five years.

Three minor girls die of burn injuries in Guwahati
Three minor girls die of burn injuries in Guwahati

While the incident occurred at around 12:30 AM, neighbours broke open the front door of the house, informed the fire brigade, and rescued and shifted the three girls and their mother to the GMC Hospital at around 2 PM.

Dress code suggestion prompts Assam officials to wear dhoti-kurta
Dress code suggestion prompts Assam officials to wear dhoti-kurta

Pointing at the use of the word “traditional dresses”, SAKP president Basab Kalita said any order asking employees to wear such dresses would create a lot of confusion in a multi-ethnic and pluralistic state like Assam.

Saints, Ajan Pir, Upadhyaya, Bhupen Hazarika get road-names in Guwahati
Saints, Ajan Pir, Upadhyaya, Bhupen Hazarika get road-names in Guwahati

Announcing this on Thursday, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam minister for Guwahati development said a road was also named after Ajan Pir, a Muslim preacher and Sufi saint who had arrived in Assam in the 17th century.

Assam Public Service Commission scam: 3 officers arrested
Assam Public Service Commission scam: 3 officers arrested

The number of people arrested in the jobs-for-cash scandal involving the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) has risen to 11 with the fresh arrests on Tuesday.

Assam DySP in trouble after a Facebook post about a BJP lady MLA
Assam DySP in trouble after a Facebook post about a BJP lady MLA

Anjan Bora, the DySP, is currently posted as a deputy commandant of the 23rd Assam Police Battalion at Manja in Karbi Anglong district

Explosive scare in AGP leader Prafulla Mahanta’s car
Explosive scare in AGP leader Prafulla Mahanta’s car

Mahanta, who had survived a major militant attack in the heart of Guwahati in June 1997 when he was the chief minister, has since been provided with Z-plus security comprising of NSG commandos.

Barred from singing in Hindi, Assam singer leaves Bihu stage
Barred from singing in Hindi, Assam singer leaves Bihu stage

He Flouted Gentleman’s Agreement: Organisers

AASU, native groups warn BJP against settling Hindu Bangladeshis
AASU, native groups warn BJP against settling Hindu Bangladeshis

“The Assam Accord has clearly stated that only those who came before March 25, 1971 will be accepted.”

Manipur: 11 killed as Imphal-bound night bus falls into gorge
Manipur: 11 killed as Imphal-bound night bus falls into gorge

The bus was carrying 35 passengers when it left Dimapur around 7 PM on Sunday, and was about 90 kms short of Imphal when the accident occurred.

Nagaland bans junk food, soft drinks in schools
Nagaland bans junk food, soft drinks in schools

A notification by the Nagaland Board of School Education in Kohima asked schools to constitute a School Canteen Management Committee, which would be responsible for ensuring that no junk food found its way to campuses.

Bodo outfits to continue protest
Bodo outfits to continue protest

As many as 1,111 volunteers, including 17 women, from the three outfits are taking part in the strike at Kokrajhar.

Assam DCs asked to expedite implementation of schemes for minority
Assam DCs asked to expedite implementation of schemes for minority

Sonowal also directed the DCs to immediately submit utilisation certificate for the works executed so that additional funds can be released for the MSDP schemes implemented in 19 districts in Assam.

Will consider shifting people living in ‘no man’s land’: Assam govt
Will consider shifting people living in ‘no man’s land’: Assam govt

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said state government will discuss the issue with the Centre to improve law and order situation along the border.

Two IIT-G students held for molestation
Two IIT-G students held for molestation

The police were trying to ascertain why the complainant stayed back when Uber and Ola taxis were easily available.

Assam: 52,560 persons killed in crimes during Congress rule in state, claims minister
Assam: 52,560 persons killed in crimes during Congress rule in state, claims minister

In similar cases, 2,502 persons have lost their lives from June 2016 to January 2017 after the BJP government came to power in the state

Talks with KPLT outfit to start soon : Assam DGP
Talks with KPLT outfit to start soon : Assam DGP

On January 30, the Assam government announced to withhold counter-insurgency operations against KPLT till April 20.

Incidents of heinous crimes on decline in Assam : DGP Mukesh Sahay
Incidents of heinous crimes on decline in Assam : DGP Mukesh Sahay

“Cases of heinous crime in Guwahati and the state in 2016 have come down. This is happening for the first time after many years,” DGP Assam Mukesh Sahay said.

Assam MLA takes assembly speech live through Facebook
Assam MLA takes assembly speech live through Facebook

Aminul Islam, the AIUDF legislator put on his mobile phone live to his Facebook page while he was taking part in a discussion in the on going budget session of the assembly.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates new Brahmaputra bridge, sets Rs 65,000 crore for new projects in 5 years
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates new Brahmaputra bridge, sets Rs 65,000 crore for new projects in 5 years

Costing Rs 475 crore, the 1.49-km second bridge on the Brahmaputra took eight years for completion.

No compromise on Arunachal development: V Shanmuganathan
No compromise on Arunachal development: V Shanmuganathan

“Anybody coming in the way of development of the state shall be dealt with strictly as per law. In other words, there will be no compromise when it comes to development,” he said.

Six blasts in Assam, two in Manipur; no casualty
Six blasts in Assam, two in Manipur; no casualty

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the people were in favour of peace and not violence.

Assam to build 890-km express highway along Brahmaputra
Assam to build 890-km express highway along Brahmaputra

Assam Chief Minister Sonowal said that the concept of an express highway along both banks of the Brahmaputra was conceived by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Assam: Militants ambush Army vehicle; two security personnel, as many militants killed
Assam: Militants ambush Army vehicle; two security personnel, as many militants killed

A defence spokesman said that militants threw several grenades at an Assam Rifles vehicle at Jagun 12th Mile Barabasti on NH-53 killing two security personnel on the spot and injuring three others.

Assam Govt committed to provide safety to people of all faiths: Sarbanand Sonowal
Assam Govt committed to provide safety to people of all faiths: Sarbanand Sonowal

He also urged the people belonging to all sections to work together to strengthen the greater Assamese society.

Nagaland civic polls: 72 more withdraw following boycott threat
Nagaland civic polls: 72 more withdraw following boycott threat

Naga Hoho, the apex body of Naga tribes has called for a boycott of the election to protest against 33 per cent reservation for women in the election.

Tea factory that was Assam’s first film studio to become a heritage property
Tea factory that was Assam’s first film studio to become a heritage property

The tea garden, which had passed on to the state-owned Assam Tea Corporation (ATC) is not in good shape, and the original tea factory that Agarwala had converted into a make-shift film studio in 1933 is also in a dilapidated condition.

Assam set to launch home-stay scheme to tap rural tourism
Assam set to launch home-stay scheme to tap rural tourism

The scheme will be implemented by the state government’s tourism department through Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) at an estimated cost of Rs 16.29 crore.