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3,498 Bru families identified as bonafide residents of Mizoram

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Aizawl, July 16 (PTI): Mizoram government officials have identified 3,498 families staying in the six Bru relief camps in Tripura as bonafide residents of the state, Home secretary Lalbiakzam said on Tuesday. All the identified families have expressed willingness to the officials to return to Mizoram during the proposed government-sponsored repatriation process, Lalbiakzama told PTI.

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Flood fury grips all of Assam, toll rises to 17

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Guwahati, July 16 (PTI): The flood situation in Assam turned critical on Tuesday with all 33 districts of the state coming under the grip of the deluge, which has so far claimed 17 lives and affected over 45 lakh people, officials said on Tuesday.

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SC refuses urgent hearing of pleas for extending NRC deadline

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New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down the Central and Assam governments’ pleas seeking early and urgent hearing on the issues related to extending the July 31 deadline for completion of the National Register for Citizens (NRC).

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Two Rohingyas arrested in Tripura

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Agartala, July 16 (PTI): Two Rohingyas have been arrested from near the India-Bangladesh international border in Tripura, police said on Tuesday.

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Manipur police personnel rewarded for busting drug manufacturing unit

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Our Correspondent Imphal, July 16 (EMN): Manipur government on Tuesday facilitated the combined team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) and police for busting a brown sugar manufacturing factory which led to the seizure of a large quantity of drugs worth over INR 100 crore in the International market.

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INR 1,400 crore tourism projects approved for NE in five years

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Agartala/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): The Union Tourism Ministry had sanctioned INR 1,400 crore projects in the eight north-eastern states under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in the past five years, said Pratima Bhowmik, a Tripura MP, on Tuesday quoting Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. Replying to a question by Bhowmik in the Lok Sabha […]

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Modi calls Assam CM, assures all help to tackle flood situation

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Modi calls Assam CM, assures all help to tackle flood situation

Guwahati, July 15 (IANS/PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over phone and took stock of the ongoing flood situation in the state, where 15 people have been killed in floods and landslides and over 46 lakh have been affected. Sonowal apprised him of the steps taken by […]

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SC to examine Centre’s 2019 order to deal with appeals of persons left out in Assam NRC

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on SC to examine Centre’s 2019 order to deal with appeals of persons left out in Assam NRC

New Delhi, July 15 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to reply to a plea which has alleged that the Foreigners (Tribunals) Amendment Order 2019 procedures, dealing with the appeals of those who would be left out in Assam NRC, are violative of the fundamental rights. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan […]

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Northeast MPs will revive its exclusive forum to pursue ‘common issues’ — Manipur LS MP

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Northeast MPs will revive its exclusive forum to pursue ‘common issues’ — Manipur LS MP

Our Correspondent Imphal, July 15 (EMN): Members of Parliament from north-eastern states will revive its exclusive forum to pursue the “common issues” pertaining to development of the region, said Manipur Lok Sabha MP Dr. RK Ranjan Singh on Monday. In his maiden media interaction after being elected as an MP from Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency, […]

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FAW infestation has been contained in Mizoram — Official

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Aizawl, July 15 (PTI): The Fall Army Worm (FAW) infestation in Mizoram has been contained, a senior Agriculture department official said on Monday. The FAW insects attacked the maize crops in the state but it had been contained due to the coordinated efforts of the Agriculture department and the farmers in using pesticides, joint director […]

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