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300 Bangladeshis held crossing from India this year

New Delhi, Dec. 29 (IANS): More than 300 Bangladeshis have been apprehended this year while crossing from the Indian side to Bangladesh for lack of travel documents, Border Guards Bangladesh chief Major General Shafeenul Islam said on Sunday. He was ...

29 Dec 2019

Dimapur police warns against use of crackers

Dimapur, Dec. 29 (EMN): Dimapur police has advised the public to refrain from rampant bursting of crackers. “This is in view of the previous office order regarding the ban on bursting of crackers and also for the more important reason that it has a...

29 Dec 2019

Hemant Soren becomes Jharkhand CM again

Ranchi, Dec. 29 (PTI): JMM leader Hemant Soren, the son of Jharkhand architect Shibu Soren, took the reins of the state as chief minister on Sunday, a week after a three-party coalition, led by him, swept the assembly polls, bagging 47 seats in the 8...

29 Dec 2019

Will organise massive protest if Modi comes — AASU

Guwahati, Dec. 29 (PTI): The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Sunday said a “massive protest” will be organised if Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes to inaugurate the ‘Khelo India’ games on January 10 in the state ca...

29 Dec 2019

‘Smart fence’ along Bangla border in Assam by July 2020 — BSF DG

New Delhi, Dec. 29 (PTI): A project to plug border gaps and deploy a “smart fence” along the riverine India-Bangladesh front in Assam is expected to be completed by July next year, the BSF chief said here on Sunday. Border Security Force ...

29 Dec 2019

Modi asks people to promote indigenous products

New Delhi, Dec. 29 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon people to promote indigenous products for the next three years till the completion of India’s 75th year of Independence. In his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program...

29 Dec 2019

Displeased NPF to summon rebel MPs

Our Correspondent Kohima, Dec. 28 (EMN): The Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) of Naga People’s Front (NPF) was “not satisfied” with the reply made by its two Members of Parliament (MP). Accordingly, the committee “is going ...

28 Dec 2019

Plan to strike Pak post 26/11 was rejected—Former IAF chief

New Delhi, Dec. 28 (IANS): Former chief of Indian Air Force (IAF) B.S. Dhanoa said that a proposal to strike Pakistan after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks was rejected by the then government. Dhanoa said that the Indian Air Force was aware about the...

28 Dec 2019

Editors Guild slams BJP’s IT cell head

New Delhi, Dec. 28 (PTI): The Editors Guild of India slammed BJP’s IT cell head Amit Malviya on Saturday for running an “offensive” online poll on journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, calling for its withdrawal and urging the ruling party t...

28 Dec 2019

Cold wave tightens grip, hits rail, air traffic; several places record season’s lowest

New Delhi, Dec. 28 (PTI): The frigid air barrelling through parts of north India plummeted temperatures to the season’s lowest in several places Saturday, including Delhi where the mercury hit a low of 2.4 degrees Celsius, as dense fog reduced ...

28 Dec 2019

On 135th foundation day, Congress vows to protect Constitution

New Delhi, Dec. 28 (PTI): Vowing to fight against any attempt to undermine the Constitution, Congress leaders on Saturday ratcheted up attack on the ruling BJP over the NPR, NRC and amended Citizenship Act, as the party held marches in various parts ...

28 Dec 2019

‘Anger spontaneous, violence organised’—Report on CAA protests in UP

New Delhi, Dec. 28 (IANS): The “anger was spontaneous but the violence was predominantly organised”, reveals the state intelligence’s assessment report on violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) across Uttar Pra...

28 Dec 2019

2 MHA documents with different versions on NPR, NRC link

New Delhi, Dec. 27 (IANS): Two separate documents released by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) within three months have different versions over connection between National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), with one ...

28 Dec 2019

IAF bids farewell to MiG-27, fighter jet roars in skies for last time

Jodhpur, Dec. 27 (PTI): It was an emotional moment for the airmen of the Indian Air Force as the iconic MiG-27, which played an important role during the 1999 Kargil war, roared through the skies for the last time on Friday after serving the force fo...

28 Dec 2019

Snowfall ‘delight’ ? Villagers tell a different tale

Our Reporter Dimapur, Dec. 27 (EMN): Nagaland has been swept with a cold winter wave, with reports of snowfall in Kiphire, Tuensang, Pfutsero and Zunheboto, bringing down the temperature drastically in the last 24 hours. Residents of Luvishe village,...

28 Dec 2019

Islamic outfits blamed for UP violence; toll rises to 17

Lucknow, Dec. 22 (PTI): Blaming “outsiders” for the violence during protests against the amended Citizenship Act, the UP government on Sunday said six people from West Bengal associated with Islamic outfits PFI and SIMI have been arrested...

22 Dec 2019

Rain or shine: For Dimapur’s traffic force, work is work

Our Reporter Dimapur, Dec. 22 (EMN): Arrival of the winter months here in Dimapur not only means Christmas and festivities but also holidays, for most of the people. For a rare few, there are exceptions; and one of such are the traffic personnel. In ...

22 Dec 2019

Raj Bhavan celebrates pre-Christmas event

Our CorrespondentKohima, Dec. 22 (EMN): An advent Christmas celebration programme was held at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Kohima on Sunday. ‘Christmas tidings’ were delivered by Kedo Peseyie, pastor at City Church Kohima. The event was marke...

22 Dec 2019

Hindu-Muslim colour to anti-CAA stir, says NE protesters

New Delhi, Dec. 22 (PTI): People from the north-east gathered at Jantar Mantar here on Sunday, claiming that the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were given a Hindu-Muslim colour and the voices from the region fighting for the rig...

22 Dec 2019

How will I prove I’m Indian if family throws me out? asks LBGTQ community

New Delhi, Dec. 22 (PTI): Members of the LGBT community on Sunday gathered at Jantar Mantar here, expressing concern that a countrywide National Register of Citizens will lead to their “exclusion” if their family disowns them or the sexes...

22 Dec 2019

Citizenship law, NRC have nothing to do with Indian Muslims; rivals stoking violence — Modi

New Delhi, Dec. 22 (PTI): Accusing the opposition of pursuing “divide and rule politics” and stoking violence over the amended citizenship law, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Sunday that the legislation and the NRC have nothing ...

22 Dec 2019

Assam shutdown triggers panic buying in Nagaland

IOC says no shortage of fuel Our ReporterDimapur, Dec. 13 (EMN):  Amid the heightened protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Assam leading to suspension of most means of transportation, consumers in Nagaland are feeling the immediat...

22 Dec 2019

Sengar gets life in jail in Unnao rape case

New Delhi, Dec. 20 (IANS): A Delhi court on Friday sentenced expelled BJP lawmaker Sengar to life in prison in the 2017 Unnao case for raping a minor. “He is a public servant…There was a betrayal of faith that people put in him. All possi...

21 Dec 2019

States have no powers to refuse implementation of NPR and CAA—Official

New Delhi, Dec. 20 (PTI): State governments have no powers to reject the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as the legislation was enacted under the Union List of the 7th Schedule of the Constitution, and the National Population Regist...

21 Dec 2019

Anti-CAA stir: At least 6 dead as violence rocks UP; thousands rally in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec. 20 (PTI): At least six persons died as violent clashes with police rocked Uttar Pradesh on Friday while thousands rallied in the national capital and several other cities with tricolour and ‘Save Constitution’ banners as p...

21 Dec 2019