Security personnel try to stop Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti protesters inside the Assam Assembly in Guwahati on Wednesday. — PT

DK Sikri tipped to be the next chief vigilance commissioner

Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Bunny Smith

A function was organised to commemorate 70th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Roads bear a deserted look as the Telangana Government begin the 'Intensive household survey' a day early in Hyderabad -PTI

Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi on Tuesday. -Pritam Bandyopadhyay

PM Narendra Modi is received by Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Kaithal on Tuesday. — PTI

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan addresses the house during the budget session in New Delhi on Wednesday. -PTI

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Clashes intensify on Assam-Nagaland border

The Assam government imposed indefinite curfew in Golaghat district of the state after at least two people were killed and 14 others critically injured in police firing.

Metros

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Madonna memorabilia items up for auction

Madonna memorabilia, including her nude photographs, will go on sale in November at an auction also including some of her famous outfits and lyrics.

Sports

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The Indian cricket board on Thursday denied the reports that they had restricted the WAGs (wives and girlfriends) of Indian cricketer during the away tours, according to reports.

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