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Congress, BJP campaigns heat up in Manipur

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Congress, BJP campaigns heat up in Manipur

Imphal, Feb 24: A number of Union Ministers, besides the chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, has been on election campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates across Manipur for the state’s 11th state assembly elections scheduled to be held on March 4 and the 8th. On the eve of the prime minister’s election address […]

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Muslim community a major factor in 10-odd Manipur seats

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Muslim community a major factor in 10-odd Manipur seats

Imphal, Feb 24 : As in many other states, Manipur too has its Muslim vote bank to sway fortunes of the political parties in an election, constituting nearly nine per cent of the electorate. In more than a dozen Assembly constituencies, the Muslim community, locally known as Pangal or Meitei Pangal, can swing results. The […]

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Wagah-like shows proposed for Meghalaya

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Wagah-like shows proposed for Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb. 24: The Border Security Force has proposed to set up shows similar to that performed at Wagah along the Indo-Pak border, albeit a more friendly one with the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at two border out posts in Meghalaya, an official said. Two border out posts (BOPs) have been identified and a proposal […]

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Centre to set up new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Centre to set up new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 24 : The Centre will set up several new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam. Union Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh said this during a discussion with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Dispur on Friday. Singh said the External Affairs Ministry will extend all required support to open more Passport […]

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BGB has agreed to joint patrolling to check crime: BSF IG

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on BGB has agreed to joint patrolling to check crime: BSF IG

Shillong, Feb 24: The Border Security Force (BSF) today said the Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) have agreed to ‘simultaneous coordinated joint patrolling’ to check trans-border crimes along the Indo-Bangla International border. “We have identified as many as 68 patches in Meghalaya, which are vulnerable to various crimes, and a joint patrolling has been agreed […]

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Sharmila’s party candidates to sign accountability affidavits

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Sharmila’s party candidates to sign accountability affidavits

Irom Sharmila led Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance functionaries releasing their 10 point election manifesto in Imphal on Thursday.

Imphal, Feb. 23: The Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), a political party co-founded by Manipur’s iconic rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila becomes the first political party in Manipur’s electoral politics to require its candidates to sign an affidavit to be transparent and accountable for all local area development funds. In failing to do so, […]

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Manipur governor appeals to UNC to lift blockade

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Manipur governor appeals to UNC to lift blockade

Imphal, Feb. 23: The governor of Manipur Dr Najma A Heptulla on Thursday appealed to the United Naga Council (UNC) to lift the ongoing economic blockade on the state “on humanitarian ground and in the larger interest of the people” in the state. The governor expressed deep concern at the indefinite economic blockade by the […]

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Wetland conservation: HC directs Assam govt to file affidavit

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Wetland conservation: HC directs Assam govt to file affidavit

Guwahati, Feb. 23: The Gauhati High Court today directed the Assam government and civic authorities here to file affidavits on protection and conservation of wetlands in the city. A division bench of justices Hrishikesh Roy and Nelson Sailo, after hearing a public interest litigation filed by eminent journalist and author Homen Borgohain and three others, […]

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NRL inks pact with technology partner Chempolis Oy of Finland

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on NRL inks pact with technology partner Chempolis Oy of Finland

Guwahati, Feb 23: Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has signed a framework agreement with its technology partner Chempolis Oy of Finland. The framework agreement undertakes to implement the Bio Refinery Project in two phases, a release issued by NRL today said. Phase-I of the project, scheduled to be completed within six months, would involve basic engineering […]

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TMC will not allow anti-Left votes to split in Tripura: Sudip

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on TMC will not allow anti-Left votes to split in Tripura: Sudip

Agartala, Feb 23 : Tripura Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Roy Burman today said his party will not let anti-Left votes to split in next year’s Assembly elections. “We have to oust the Left Front government from the helm of affairs in the 2018 Assembly elections to give relief to people. We will not let the […]

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