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60 die in Assam floods, Governor meets Modi

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on 60 die in Assam floods, Governor meets Modi

Guwahati, August 18 (IANS): The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60. Eleven more people died in the last 24 hours across the state in the second wave of […]

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KSA organises reconciliation meeting on Autonomous State issue

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Our Correspondent Diphu, August 18 (EMN): Karbi Students Association (KSA) Inglongpho has brought together all likeminded organisations to a reconciliation meeting to share views and opinions as to how the Autonomous State demand could be taken as a common agenda. The meeting was held here at KSA central executive committee office, Rongtheang along with leaders […]

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‘Act East Policy’ state level committee to form in Manipur

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Our Correspondent Imphal, August 18 (EMN): A twelve member state level committee will be formed for the effective implementation of ‘Act East Policy’ in Manipur. The Chief Minister will be the chairman of the committee and the principal secretary (planning) will be the member secretary. The committee will also have a vice-chairman. Chief Minister N […]

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Civil organisations discusse pro and cons of LMP in Manipur

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Our Correspondent Imphal, August 18 (EMN): Manipur based civil society organisations and NGOs have started to discuss the pro and cons of Loktak Multipurpose Project (LMP) in the state while others are looking for necessary steps in case of any consequences if the proposed review activities comes into force in reality. On the other hand, […]

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AR seize 140 gold bars, drugs in Manipur

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Our Correspondent Imphal, August 18 (EMN): 12 Assam Rifles troops apprehended one gold smuggler and seized 140 gold bars weighing 23.230 kg which is about Rs 6.969 crore approximately at market price at the vehicle check post located at Tengnoupal district on Thursday, according to Assam Rifles (South) release. The gold bars were recovered from […]

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Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech: Tripura CM

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech: Tripura CM

Agartala, August 18 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said his government will not go to court against the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati, but the ruling CPI-M said they would raise the issue in Parliament. “We are not thinking of going to court against Prasar Bharati […]

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Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop

New Delhi, August 18 (IANS): The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don’t meet the norms can be fined at least Rs 5 lakh. “Graded financial disincentives in case service providers fail to meet the DCR (drop call rates) benchmarks have been introduced, in which […]

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Infosys’ stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, erodes over Rs 22k cr

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Infosys’ stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, erodes over Rs 22k cr

Mumbai, August 18 (IANS): Resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company’s scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday. The massive slide in scrip price came after the resignation of Vishal Sikka as the IT major’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. The subsequent […]

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Rupee steady at 64.15 amid weak global cues

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Mumbai, August 18 (PTI): The rupee largely shrugged off the high volatility in stocks and ended steady at 64.15 against the US dollar even as investors reacted to US political turmoil and terror attack in Spain. Forex market anxiety initially heightened after a terrorist attack in Barcelona and also rumour that economic advisor to President […]

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Bihar flood toll rises to 153

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Patna, August 18 (IANS): With floods claiming 34 more lives Bihar in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state rose to 153 on Friday, officials said. The flood situation remains grim in 15 districts, affecting millions. A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said a total of 108 lakh people spread over 1,688 […]

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