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Agartala airport to be made international airport

Agartala, Nov 24 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has completed preliminary work to upgrade Agartala airport as an international airport to boost the region's connectivity with southeast Asia, an official said here Monday. The prime minister is likely to lay the foundation for upgrading the Agartala airport on Dec 1. However, his programme would be finalised in a day or two, ...

12 days ago
Modi lands in 'beautiful' Myanmar, hold talks on elevating ties

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 11 (IANS) Kicking off his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday landed in Myanmar, which India sees as a natural bridge to southeast Asia, and held talks with Myanmarese President U Thein Sein with focus on connectivity, cultural contacts, and commercial ties. The 45-minute talks, the first meet between the two leaders, were held shortly after Modi arri...

14 days ago
Delhi's northeast community takes creative route to raise awareness

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) With drawings, pop songs and photographs, people from the northeast are displaying their creative side to sensitise the people of Delhi about their region and raise their voice against racial discrimination as they depart from the conventional sit-ins and protests. It is mostly political and social caricatures that I make. The social cartoons deallargely on the su...

21 days ago
13 years later, 'Iron Lady' Sharmila refuses to give up

Malom (Manipur), Nov 2 (IANS) Iron Lady Sharmila Chanu completes Sunday 13 years of hunger strike that she began after the massacre of 10 people by Assam Rifles at a bus stand here. Over the years, the Malom Massacre memorial at the bus stand in Malom, around six kilometers from Manipur capital Imphal, bears a deserted look, unattended with herbs and plants shadowing the site. T...

1 month ago
Modi lauds Mary Kom for 'Swachh Bharat' effort

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards Swachh Bharat Mission. Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary Kom joining the mission in Imphal, Modi said in a tweet. Sharing news reports about the work done by the boxing star and Naidu, M...

1 month ago
Lacking infrastructure, 'Paradise Unexplored' remains just that

Shillong, Oct 19 (IANS) It's been termed Paradise Unexplored but poor internal communication between India's northeastern states and the lack of connectivity to the region are the major hurdles tour operators face in promoting it as a tourist destination, an expert says. Northeast tourism suffers from two fundamental inadequacies: poor internal communication between the states and poo...

1 month ago
India will compete with Asia's elite soon: John Abraham

Shillong, Oct 15 (IANS) India will be able to compete against Asia's football elite in the next five to six years, John Abraham, Bollywood actor and co-owner of ISL franchise NorthEast United FC, said Wednesday. Currently, India is ranked 158 in the FIFA world rankings, and it will be some time before we see this ranking make an upward move. The success of the Indian Super League (ISL) i...

1 month ago
Manipur felicitates Asian games medal winners

Imphal, Oct 12 (IANS) The Manipur government has felicitated boxer M.C. Mary Kom and other six medal winners,and participants of the Incheon Asian Games, at a grand reception here. In the felicitation programme at the indoor stadium of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex Saturday evening, three gold medal winners, including five times world champion Mary Kom, received Rs.15 lakh each while four...

1 month ago
Manipur to accord mega reception to Mary Kom

Imphal, Oct 2 (IANS) The Manipur government will accord a grand reception to Asian Games gold medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom on her return to her home state, an official said here Thursday. Mary Kom, 31, defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (48-51 kg) category to win gold Wednesday, becoming the first Indian woman to do so. As the news spread, people from all...

2 months ago
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 ...

2 months ago
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. ...

2 months 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...

2 months 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 ...

2 months 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...

2 months ago
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.<...

2 months ago
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...

2 months ago
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...

2 months ago
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...

2 months ago
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...

2 months 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...

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