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BJP axes five sitting MPs in Assam

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on BJP axes five sitting MPs in Assam

Guwahati, March 23 (IANS): The ruling BJP in Assam has axed five sitting MPs from contesting the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls and selected new faces instead.

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Backed by Cong-ZPM, sports journalist files nomination in Mizoram as Independent

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Backed by Cong-ZPM, sports journalist files nomination in Mizoram as Independent

Aizawl, March 23 (PTI): Sports journalist and Mizoram Football Association honorary secretary Lalnghinglova Hmar filed his nomination for the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat as the candidate of the Congress-ZPM combine on Saturday.

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Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express Train’s engine catches fire, two passengers killed

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express Train’s engine catches fire, two passengers killed

Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): Two passengers of the Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express died on Friday after they jumped out of the moving train between the Chaterhat and Nijbari section in West Bengal when they saw smoke emanating from the locomotive’s engine, said Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma.

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Two Tripura men back after 15-year jail in Bangladesh

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Two Tripura men back after 15-year jail in Bangladesh

Agartala, March 23 (IANS): Two Indian men returned to their homes in Tripura after spending 15 years in Bangladesh jail on the charges under the Arms Act, the police said on Saturday. “The BGB (the Border Guard Bangladesh) handed over the two Tripura men — Prasenjit Debbarma, 42, and Satish Debbarma, 40, — to the […]

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Only eight candidates file papers in Assam for Phase-1

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Only eight candidates file papers in Assam for Phase-1

Guwahati, March 23 (IANS): Although only 48 hours are left to file nominations for the five Assam Lok Sabha constituencies, which will go to polls on April 11 in the first phase, only eight candidates have, so far, filed their nominations.

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Ivory smuggler held with 13 tusks

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Ivory smuggler held with 13 tusks

Tura (Meghalaya), March 23 (PTI): The police on Saturday arresed an ivory smuggler carrying 13 tusks at a place near Bangladesh border in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

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Candidates make a beeline to file nominations in Arunachal Pradesh

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Candidates make a beeline to file nominations in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, March 23 (PTI): With the last date for filing nominations for the simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Arunachal Pradesh drawing closer, 60 candidates have filed their nominations for the assembly polls till Friday.

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Agatha Sangma, Pala file nominations in Meghalaya

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Agatha Sangma, Pala file nominations in Meghalaya

Tura, March 22 (IANS): In a bid to return to Parliament after ten years, former Union Minister Agatha Sangma on Friday filed her nomination papers as a candidate of the National People’s Party (NPP) for the Tura parliamentary seat in Meghalaya. Sitting Congress MP Vincent H. Pala on Friday filed his nomination papers for the […]

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BJP to face Tripura allies in LS polls over statehood

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on BJP to face Tripura allies in LS polls over statehood

Agartala, March 22 (IANS): The candidates of Tripura’s ruling BJP and its junior ally IPFT filed their nomination papers on Friday to contest each other in the Lok Sabha polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party termed the IPFT’s (Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura) move as violation of “raj dharma” and “coalition etiquette”. After filing nomination by […]

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BJP trying to establish “Hindu Kingdom” in India — Congress

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on BJP trying to establish “Hindu Kingdom” in India — Congress

Aizawl, March 22 (PTI): The opposition Congress in Christian-majority Mizoram on Friday accused the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) of having a “secret understanding” with the BJP which is trying to establish a “Hindu Kingdom” in the country. “Though the MNF had denied having any relation with the BJP and openly opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) […]

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