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Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya celebrate 47th Statehood Day

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region, Top News  /  Comments Off on Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya celebrate 47th Statehood Day

  Our Correspondent Imphal, Jan. 21 (EMN): Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya on Monday celebrated their 47th Statehood Day. The erstwhile princely states of Manipur and Tripura became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972. Meghalaya was part of Assam before becoming a full-fledged state under the North Eastern Region (Re-Organisation) Act, 1971. Addressing the gathering on […]

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98 tribal Christians ‘reconverted’ to Hinduism, claims right-wing group

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on 98 tribal Christians ‘reconverted’ to Hinduism, claims right-wing group

Kailashahar (Tripura), Jan. 21 (PTI): The Hindu Jagran Manch, a Hindu right-wing group, Monday claimed that 98 Christians belonging to 23 tribal families were “reconverted” to Hinduism in Tripura. The people, mostly tea garden workers hailing from Bihar and Jharkhand, had been converted to Christianity in 2010, Tripura unit president of the Hindu Jagran Manch […]

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After Navy, Meghalaya suspends operation to retrieve dead miner’s body

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on After Navy, Meghalaya suspends operation to retrieve dead miner’s body

Shillong, Jan. 21 (PTI):  Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma Monday suspended the operation to retrieve the body of a dead miner trapped inside a 370-foot-deep coal mine to avoid disintegration of the decomposed corpse. The state government’s order came a day after the Navy on Sunday suspended the operation to pull the body out […]

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India to talk with Bangladesh on 31 Rohingya Muslims detained in Tripura

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on India to talk with Bangladesh on 31 Rohingya Muslims detained in Tripura

New Delhi, Jan. 21 (PTI): India is likely to hold talks with Bangladesh to send back 31 Rohingya Muslims, who were detained by the Border Security Force (BSF) while attempting to cross over into Tripura, officials said. The Rohingya Muslims are stuck in no-man’s land, beyond the barbed wire fence along the Indo-Bangladesh border in […]

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Centre not keen on safeguarding indigenous people in Assam — Akhil Gogoi

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Centre not keen on safeguarding indigenous people in Assam — Akhil Gogoi

Guwahati, Jan. 21 (PTI): Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi on Monday alleged that the Centre is not keen on safeguarding interests of the indigenous population of Assam, and appealed to people to step up the agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s claims […]

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Maintain hard earned peace: Mizoram home minister tells police

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Maintain hard earned peace: Mizoram home minister tells police

Aizawl, Jan. 21 (PTI): Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana Monday urged the state police to maintain the hard earned peace to ensure progress and prosperity. Addressing a passing out parade of cadets at the Police Training School at Thenzawl in central Mizoram’s central Serchhip district, Lalchamliana said that there could be no development without peace. At […]

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Assam govt. committed to safeguard Jati, Mati, Bheti of indigenous people — Sonowal

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Assam govt. committed to safeguard Jati, Mati, Bheti of indigenous people — Sonowal

Guwahati, Jan. 21 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asserted on Monday that the state government is committed to safeguard ‘Jati, Mati, Bheti’ (Race, Land and Homeland) and to work to protect the rights of the indigenous people. Sonowal, trying to allay fears triggered by the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, said the government will […]

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Navy abandons efforts to pull out decomposed body of miner

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Navy abandons efforts to pull out decomposed body of miner

Shillong, Jan. 20 (PTI): The Indian Navy abandoned all efforts on Sunday to pull out the decomposed body of a miner that it spotted four days ago inside a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills District, officials said. The Navy divers had spotted the decomposed body of a trapped miner on Wednesday, using an […]

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Citizenship bill won’t hamper interests of indigenous communities — Sonowal

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Citizenship bill won’t hamper interests of indigenous communities — Sonowal

Guwahati, Jan. 20 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that disinformation is being spread over the Citizenship Amendment Bill across the state, saying the bill, if passed, will allow the six minority communities to apply for citizenship after only a year’s residency.

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Small number of Bangladeshis to be benefitted from Citizenship Amendment Bill — MHA

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Small number of Bangladeshis to be benefitted from Citizenship Amendment Bill — MHA

New Delhi, Jan. 20 (PTI): Only a small number Bangladeshi nationals are likely to be benefitted from the Citizenship Amendment Bill, as less than 200 people from the neighbouring country have so far availed the Long Term Visa (LTV) regime introduced in 2015, a senior Home Ministry official said.

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