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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...

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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...

1 day 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. ...

3 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...

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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...

10 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...

10 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...

10 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...

10 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.<...

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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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Amnesty International hails release of Irom Sharmila

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The release of Indian rights activist Irom Sharmila is a legal and moral victory following her 13 year-long hunger strike, Amnesty International India said Tuesday. Earlier in the day, a Manipur court asked the state government to release Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on indefinite fast for 13 years demanding revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Ac...

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Nagaland governor's chopper makes emergency landing

Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya Tuesday had a providential escape as the helicopter he was travelling in made an emergency landing due to bad weather, an official said. Acharya also holds additional charge of Tripura. The governor was coming to Agartala from Kohima (Nagaland) by a Pawan Hans helicopter via Imphal (Manipur). The chopper cou...

13 days ago
Court orders release of rights activist Irom Sharmila

Imphal, Aug 19 (IANS) A court in Manipur Tuesday asked the state government to release human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on indefinite fast for 13 years demanding revoking of the anti-terror act. Ordering her release, a district sessions court observed that the prosecution has failed to establish Sec 309 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) (attempt to commit suicide) cas...

17 days ago
Northeast braves boycott call, celebrates Independence Day

Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) Braving incessant rain and a boycott call by militants, the northeastern states Friday celebrated Independence Day with great zeal and enthusiasm. Despite the inclement weather, people came out in large numbers to participate in celebrations across the region. Several militant groups had issued a joint statement that A general strike would be obse...

18 days ago
'India needs to push connectivity corridors with Myanmar'

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Key connectivity projects between India's landlocked northeast and Myanmar, a crucial part of India's Look East Policy, need to be completed on time to boost trade and partnership between India and the booming Southeast Asian region, especially with China stealing a march, experts said here Thursday. Releasing a report titled Transforming Connectivity Corridors B...

18 days ago
'India needs to push connectivity corridors with Myanmar'

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Key connectivity projects between India's landlocked northeast and Myanmar, which forms a crucial part of India's Look East Policy, need to be completed on time for boosting trade and partnership between India and the booming Southeast Asian region, especially with China stealing a march, experts said here Thursday. Releasing a report titled Transforming Connecti...

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