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Incredible numbers but poor representation of women from NE in politics

By   /  March 24, 2019  /  Region, Top News  /  Comments Off on Incredible numbers but poor representation of women from NE in politics

Agartala, March 23 (IANS): Women are almost a non-entity in the electoral politics and governance in India’s northeastern region, albeit an incredible gender ratio in the electoral rolls of the region. The average gender ratio in the electoral lists of the northeastern states is 971 females to 1,000 males against the national gender ratio of […]

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Modi to campaign in Assam

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Modi to campaign in Assam

Guwahati, March 23 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign in Assam on March 30, BJP leaders said. Bharatiya Janata Party sources on Saturday said that the Prime Minister will be addressing two rallies at Moran in Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency and Gohpur under Tezpur constituency.

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BJP axes five sitting MPs in Assam

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on BJP axes five sitting MPs in Assam

Guwahati, March 23 (IANS): The ruling BJP in Assam has axed five sitting MPs from contesting the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls and selected new faces instead.

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Two Tripura men back after 15-year jail in Bangladesh

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Two Tripura men back after 15-year jail in Bangladesh

Agartala, March 23 (IANS): Two Indian men returned to their homes in Tripura after spending 15 years in Bangladesh jail on the charges under the Arms Act, the police said on Saturday. “The BGB (the Border Guard Bangladesh) handed over the two Tripura men — Prasenjit Debbarma, 42, and Satish Debbarma, 40, — to the […]

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Only eight candidates file papers in Assam for Phase-1

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Only eight candidates file papers in Assam for Phase-1

Guwahati, March 23 (IANS): Although only 48 hours are left to file nominations for the five Assam Lok Sabha constituencies, which will go to polls on April 11 in the first phase, only eight candidates have, so far, filed their nominations.

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Petitions call for Nobel Peace Prize to Ardern

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Petitions call for Nobel Peace Prize to Ardern

Wellington, March 23 (IANS): Two petitions were launched calling for New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her handling of the March 15 Christchurch mosques carnage, the media reported on Saturday. A Change.org petition, that started four days ago, has garnered more than 3,000 signatures while a petition on […]

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Vote on May’s Brexit deal may not happen next week

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Vote on May’s Brexit deal may not happen next week

London, March 23 (IANS): British Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs that there might not be a third vote on her Brexit deal next week if there was insufficient support for it to pass. If it does not pass and no alternative plan is put forward, the UK is set to leave the European […]

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Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions

Washington, March 23 (IANS): US President Donald Trump says he has ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea. In a tweet on Friday, Trump referred to “additional large-scale sanctions” by the US Treasury that had been added to already existing restrictions. It was not immediately clear which measures he was referring to, […]

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Germany arrests 10 over suspected Islamist attack

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Germany arrests 10 over suspected Islamist attack

Berlin, March 23 (IANS): Police in Germany on Saturday arrested 10 people on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack. The arrests were made after some 200 police officers carried out raids in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, reports the BBC. The men had plotted to “kill as many ‘non-believers’ as possible” using a vehicle […]

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Christchurch attack mosque reopens to worshippers

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Christchurch attack mosque reopens to worshippers

Christchurch, March 23 (IANS): Worshippers on Saturday returned to the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, one of the two mosques where a gunman massacred 50 people on March 15. In a hugely symbolic moment for the mosque’s members and the Muslim community, small groups of people were allowed back into the building to pray and […]

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