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NCC in quarters of Subroto Cup

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) K. Ansari netted nine goals Thursday as National Cadet Corps (NCC), Maharashtra became the first team to enter the quarterfinals with a 30-0 win over a clueless Sri Lanka's Defence Service College in the U-14 category of the 55th Subroto Cup Football Tournament here Thursday at the Ambedkar Stadium. Ansari netted nine goals, B. Naresh (six), Raul Lewish (five) D ...

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Pune FC announce squad for Administrator's Challenge Cup

Pune, Sep 18 (IANS) Pune FC Thursday announced a 16-member squad for the 12th Administrator's Challenge Cup All India Football Tournament which begins in Chandigarh Sep 22. Pune FC has been clubbed in Group C with Madhya Pradesh Football Association (MPFA), Thau Sports Academy, Imphal, and Dashmesh Marshal Sports and Anandpur Sahib. They begin their campaign against MPFA Sep 24. ...

11 days ago
Boxer's husband joins efforts to release 'Mary Kom' in Manipur

Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom's husband Onler has joined forces with Mary Kom co-producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures to ensure that the biopic on his wife gets released in their home state Manipur. Hindi films are not being shown in Manipur for the last few years reportedly due to threats by some militant outfits. Even though the film couldn't be released in t...

12 days ago
Modi reaches out to 500-million-plus audience on Teachers' Day

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi once against demonstrated that he is a man of the masses as he addressed millions of students and teachers across the nation and took questions from them in a first-of-its-kind live mass contact event on Teachers' Day, striking a chord with them as he laughed and chatted and recounted events from his childhood. Addressing an estimated ...

12 days ago
PM makes a point about Hindi

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday interacted with students across the nation for over an hour, he made it a point to respond to each question in Hindi, though many of these questions were posed in English from students from non-Hindi speaking regions in the south and northeast of the country. While students from Imphal in Manipur, Tinsukia in Assam, Leh in La...

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Modi's mass contact with India's students on Teachers' Day

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) In the first mass contact programme of its kind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact live with millions of young students and teachers across the nation Friday on the occasion of Teachers' Day. Modi will address the students from 3 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. through satellite link and live telecast on Doordarshan and the human resource development ministry website.<...

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Tripura to arrange for Modi's Teachers' Day address

Agartala, Sep 2 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura would make arrangements so that school students can listen to the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to pupils on Teachers' Day, a state minister said Tuesday. We have technical limitations for arrangements in a large number of schools for students to hear the live address of the prime minister from New Delh...

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Japan to aid connectivity upgrade in northeast India

Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) India and Japan Monday decided to strengthen cooperation for improving connectivity and socio-economic development in northeastern states of India. According to an Indian government release issued after summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, both sides welcomed the study by Japan International Cooperation Agency (J...

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Listening to Modi's Teachers' Day address voluntary, says Irani

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) With some political parties questioning the timing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed address to students on Teachers' Day Sep 5, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Monday clarified that listening to the address was completely voluntary. This particular activity is completely voluntary and if there has been any miscommunication over this issu...

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Listening to Sep 5 Modi address is voluntary: Irani

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) HRD Minister Smriti Irani clarified Monday that listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to students on Teachers' Day Sep 5 was completely voluntary. This particular activity is completely voluntary and if there has been any miscommunication over this issue and is (seen to be) politically contrived, I would say it is regrettable, she said. Accor...

17 days ago
Two killed in police firing in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Two people were killed in Manipur when police opened fire at demonstrators who were protesting two-month old ban under Section 144 CrPc on any gathering of four or more people, officials said here Sunday. At least 10 people were also injured in the incident late Saturday in Ukhrul town, 80 km north of capital city Imphal. The protests were organised by the U...

17 days ago
Two killed in Manipur Police firing

Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Two people were killed in Manipur Sunday in police firing during a protest against the imposition of a prohibitory order under Section 144 CrPc, banning any gathering of four or more people, police said here. At least 10 people were also injured in the incident in Ukhrul town, 80 km north of capital city Imphal. ...

19 days ago
Manipur bids farewell to its governor

Imphal, Aug 29 (IANS) The Manipur government Friday accorded a ceremonial farewell to outgoing Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, who submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi Thursday. A farewell function was held at the Imphal Raj Bhavan where Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, his cabinet colleagues, top officials and party leaders were present. Former home...

25 days ago
Sangeet Natak Akademi awards conferred in Agartala

Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) Tripura governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya and Sangeet Natak Akademi chairman Leela Samson presented the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar awards for 2012 here Saturday to 32 young artists from across the country. The awards, which carry Rs. 25,000 and a citation, for the first time have been given at a function outside Delhi. A five-day-long nationa...

26 days ago
Sharmila again arrested in Manipur, taken to hospital

Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on an indefinite fast in Manipur for nearly 14 years seeking repeal of a law giving sweeping powers to the armed forces to deal with terrorism, was again arrested Friday, two days after she was released following a court order. A police contingent arrived at Sharmila's protest site Friday morning and took her to a government hosp...

26 days ago
Irom Sharmila again arrested in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on an indefinite fast in Manipur for nearly 14 years demanding repeal of a law giving sweeping powers to the armed forces to tackle terrorism, was again arrested Friday, two days after she was released following a court order. Police arrived at the site of her protest here in the morning and arrested her despite resistance from S...

26 days ago
Irom Sharmila again arrested in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on an indefinite fast in Manipur for nearly 14 years demanding repeal of a law giving sweeping powers to the armed forces to tackle terrorism, was again arrested Friday, two days after she was released following a court order. Police arrived at the site of her protest in the morning and arrested her despite resistance from Sharmi...

26 days ago
Irom Sharmila again arrested in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on an indefinite fast in Manipur for nearly 14 years demanding repeal of a law giving sweeping powers to the armed forces to tackle terrorism, was again arrested Friday, two days after she was released following a court order. ...

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Irom Sharmila set free, says will continue struggle against AFSPA

Imphal, Aug 20 (IANS) Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, on indefinite fast in Manipur for nearly 14 years, walked free Wednesday with tears in her eyes, promising to fight to end the anti-terror act AFSPA. Sharmila, 42, was released a day after a district sessions court asked the Manipur government to release her from the makeshift jail set up in a hospital since November 2000.<...

29 days ago
Manipur court orders release of Irom Sharmila

Imphal, Aug 19 (IANS) A Manipur court Tuesday asked the state government to release activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, on indefinite fast for over 13 years, in an order which was cheered by Amnesty International and other rights groups in India's northeast. The court order came following a petition filed by the human rights defender Sharmila. Dismissing the Manipur government's charge...

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