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Assam publishes part draft of NRC with 1.9 cr names, mixed reactions in state

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Guwahati, Jan 2. (IANS): The Assam government has published part of the draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) which includes names of 1.9 crore people of total 3.29 crore applicants in the state, an official said. The publication evoked a mixed response across the state while there are reports that one person […]

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Lapang downplays Cong leaders quitting the party in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Jan. 2 (PTI): Senior Congress leader and former Meghalaya chief minister D D Lapang today downplayed six party leaders quitting the party ahead of the assembly elections and claimed that the Congress is united in the state. “Those who are not comfortable have gone away and those who went on their own could not […]

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Amul Falcons continue to pique environmentalists

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  Imphal, Jan. 2 (EMN): Environmentalists and officials expressed their desire to study whether the Amur Falcon (Falcon amurensis) has shifted their stop-over sites to new places considering the global climate change and human activities. Amur Falcon, one of the long distance migratory birds in the world– covering 22,000 kilometres in its no-stop flight used […]

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Tripura students to perform traditional tribal dance at R Day parade

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Agartala, Jan. 2 (IANS): Tribal students from Tripura will for the first time perform their traditional dance at the Republic Day parade on January 26, an official said here on Tuesday. “In all 150 tribal students of 25 schools from three Tripura districts will for the first time perform traditional ‘Sangrai dance’ in the Republic […]

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Tea production down by 7.79% in November 2017

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Kolkata, Jan. 2 (IANS): India’s tea production in November 2017 stood at 118.9 million kgs, down by 7.79 per cent from 128.94 million kgs produced in the same month last year, according to Tea Board of India data. According to estimated production data, the decline of 10.04 million kgs in November was due to drop […]

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‘Manipur govt. for all-round development’

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Imphal, Jan. 2 (EMN): Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh reiterated that government is fully committed to all round development of Manipur, irrespective of hill and valley. Government have no intention to ignore or hurt anybody or any agency. Addressing a press conference held today at his official chamber in Manipur Secretariat, deputy chief minister […]

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China will have a ‘say’ on all major international issues— Xi

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Beijing, Jan. 2 (PTI): China will have a “say” on all major international issues and actively push its Belt and Road initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in his New Year message today. Xi said China will resolutely uphold the authority and status of the UN, actively fulfil China’s international obligations and duties. He also […]

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Israel arrests 17 Palestinians for planning ‘terror attacks’

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Jerusalem, Jan. 2 (IANS): Israel has arrested 17 Palestinians for planning terror attacks on behalf of a Gaza-based Hamas operative, the Israel Security Agency (ISA) said in a statement. ISA said on Monday that according to the investigation, Abdallah Arar, a Hamas operative, was behind the cell, Xinhua news agency reported. ISA identified him as […]

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11 Dead in Iran protests, president blames foreign powers

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Tehran, Jan. 2 (IANS): At least 11 people have died in Iran during five days of anti-government street protests that President Hassan Rouhani blamed on interference by foreign powers, media reported on Tuesday. A policeman was killed in a shootout at one of the protests in the city of Nayaf Abad, in Isfahan province, the […]

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B’desh court orders arrest of Khalida Zia for arson attack

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Dhaka, Jan. 2 (PTI): A Bangladesh court today ordered the arrest of former prime minister Khaleda Zia in connection with bomb attacks on a bus during an anti-government agitation in 2015 that killed eight persons, a police official said. Judge Joynab Begum of the Comilla district court accepted the charge sheet filed by the police […]

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