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Man decries ‘defamation’ over land dispute issue

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Dimapur, April 2 (EMN): The chairman of a Sumi Gaon Bura organisation in Dimapur has clarified matter associated with a reported land dispute, following an ultimatum issued to him by a youth organisation. Hokuto Zhimomi, chairman of the Sumi Gaon Bura organisation in Dimapur, has expressed displeasure at the ultimatum reportedly served by Model Village […]

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Dalai Lama meets man who escorted him to India 58 yrs ago

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Guwahati, April 2 (PTI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today had an emotional reunion with one of the five Assam Rifles guards who escorted him to India during his escape from Tibet in March 1959. The Dalai Lama embraced retired jawan Naren Chandra Das at an interactive session organised at the ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ River […]

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Some Kashmiris throw rocks, others hew them for development: Modi

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Udhampur, April 2 (IANS): While some Kashmiris were busy “throwing rocks”, others were cutting through mountains to bring development to Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday and congratulated the youth of the state for the Chenani-Nashri tunnel that he inaugurated for better connectivity between the troubled Valley with the rest of […]

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First bio-gas bus in Kolkata with flat Rupee 1 fare

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Kolkata, April 2 (PTI): A city based company has claimed to have launched the first bio-gas fuelled bus in Kolkata keeping a flat fare of just Re 1. “We are the first one to launch bio-gas bus in the entire south east Asia. Now old buses which have run for 15 or 20 years, can […]

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Standard of education in Bihar schools not good: Minister

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Sheikhpura, April 2 (PTI): Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary today admitted that the standard of education at government schools of the state is “not good”. “Students of Std V of government schools cannot solve the mathematics problem of Std III”, Choudhary said while inaugurating an inter-district cricket tournament at Barbigha College ground, located 15 km […]

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India to get over 9 lakh tamper-proof EVMs before 2019

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New Delhi, April 2 (IANS): The Election Commission will replace over nine lakh Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) with advanced M3 machines before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the government has informed Parliament. These machines will become inoperable the moment someone attempts to tamper with them. The new EVMs are likely to be introduced by the […]

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Government proposes new RTI draft rules, seeks public opinion

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New Delhi, April 2 (PTI): The government has proposed a new set of rules for processing Right to Information applications, complaints and appeals and has sought suggestions from the public by April 15. The proposed rules, aimed at replacing RTI rules of 2012, have been placed by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on […]

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‘Legal aid officers to be appointed in 200 districts’

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Allahabad, April 2 (PTI): The government would appoint facilitation officers in 200 districts of the country where cases older than 10 years are pending in court, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. These officers would help the poor people coordinate with the government and the courts and work towards getting their cases heard […]

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14 cops injured in grenade attack in Srinagar

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Srinagar, April 2 (PTI): At least 14 police personnel were injured today in a grenade attack by militants in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar. Militants hurled the grenade on a police party next to Ganjbaksh Park in Nowhatta area of the city at around 7.00 pm when the cops were withdrawing from there after day-long […]

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Bankura records 43.4 degree Celsius

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Kolkata, April 2 (PTI): The western districts of West Bengal sizzled under heatwave conditions on Sunday, while the rest of the state experienced normal day temperatures. Bankura recorded the day’s highest temperature in the state at 43.4 degrees Celsius, six notches above normal, the Met department said here. At Asansol in Burdwan district, the day’s […]

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