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Assam CM pitches for BJP candidates in Manipur

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Assam CM pitches for BJP candidates in Manipur

Imphal, Feb. 22 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday accused the ruling Congress government in Manipur of not giving “positive response” in connection with the setting up of a national sports university. Sonowal levelled the accusation during an election campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates in the Manipur assembly elections, scheduled for […]

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Manipur: Women outnumber men; but few candidates

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Manipur: Women outnumber men; but few candidates

Imphal, Feb. 22: Like Goa, women voters outnumber men in election- bound Manipur. Besides, its female literacy rate is also higher than the national average, but when election comes only few women contest. Manipur goes to the polls on March 4 and the 8th next. Out of state’s 19,02,562 voters, women voters (9,73,989) outnumbered the […]

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Hindi teachers in Mizoram unpaid for 10 months

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Hindi teachers in Mizoram unpaid for 10 months

Aizawl, Feb. 22: A total 1305 Hindi teachers in Mizoram appointed under Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) have not been paid their salaries for ten months and have launched a ‘pen down strike’. The teachers took out a procession here today demanding payment of their salaries and continuation of their services. Hindi Teachers association leaders said […]

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Panmei calls for tax grievance redress system in northeast

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Panmei calls for tax grievance redress system in northeast

Shillong, Feb. 22: Central Excise and Service Tax Commissioner Gaigongdin Panmei today expressed concern at the lack of tax grievance redressal system in north eastern states called for to set it up before the GST rolled out later this year. “There is no (grievance redressal) mechanism as far as I see. I ve not seen […]

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BJP running Centre in nexus with RSS, VHP, corporate: Manik Sarkar

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on BJP running Centre in nexus with RSS, VHP, corporate: Manik Sarkar

Agartala, Feb. 22: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is running the central government in nexus with the RSS, VHP and corporate bodies, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Wednesday. “The BJP-led central government is functioning in nexus with the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), VHP (Vishva Hindu Parishad) and corporate bodies. There is no […]

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Cattle haats along Bangla border a source of smuggling: BSF

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Cattle haats along Bangla border a source of smuggling: BSF

Shillong, Feb. 22: Cattle ‘haats’ along the border in neighbouring Bangladesh adjoinging Meghalaya are increasingly becoming a source of cattle smuggling to that country, BSF said today. Other items too are being smuggled to Bangladesh by the smugglers who run these cattle ‘haats’, the BSF said. A BSF release said in the past week 270 […]

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Mizoram set to become power surplus — third state in the NE

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Mizoram set to become power surplus — third state in the NE

Aizawl, Feb. 22: Two decades after it got Union cabinet approval, a 60 MW project in Mizoram will see the light of day in June making the hilly state the third power-surplus state in northeast India after Sikkim and Tripura. Farmers’ agitations and administrative hurdles delayed the commissioning of the power plant, the biggest in […]

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Centre agrees to pay Rs 6,320 cr as oil royalty to Assam

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Centre agrees to pay Rs 6,320 cr as oil royalty to Assam

New Delhi, Feb 21: The Centre today agreed to pay Rs 6,320 crore to the Assam government as crude oil royalty as part of an out of the court settlement after eight years of protracted legal battle. The amount will be paid by the central government to the Assam government over a period of three […]

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Off-roading costs a bomb, but for enthusiasts passion counts

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Off-roading costs a bomb, but for enthusiasts passion counts

Ropar, Feb 21: Off-roading is slowly but surely catching up among the young as also the not-so-young from diverse walks of life with a healthy appetite for high-adrenaline adventure, and deep pockets. All off-roaders, coming all the way from places as far as Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala at the Kikar Lodge, about 35 km from […]

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Mizoram peace talks postponed

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Mizoram peace talks postponed

Aizawl, Feb 21: The fourth round of peace talks between Mizoram government and Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic), which was scheduled to be held in mid February has been deferred and is now likely to be held in March. State home department officials today said efforts were being made to speed-up the peace process and two […]

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