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13 cities win fast-track Smart City competition

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Urban Development Ministry on Tuesday announced 13 winners of the fast-track Smart City competition, with Lucknow topping the list. These cities can now compete to be a Smart City in the next cycle of India Smart Cities Challenge. Announcing the list, Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said Lucknow, which could not make it to the first list of...

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ILP campaigners in Manipur raid Congress, BJP offices

Imphal, May 24 (IANS) Campaigners demanding Inner Line Permit (ILP) system for Manipur on Tuesday tried to storm the offices of the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP here, resulting in six people getting injured, and clashed with police elsewhere in the city. Four students and two female police officers were injured when students and women wings of Joint Committee on Inner Line Perm...

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13 cities win fast track Smart City competition

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Urban Development Ministry on Tuesday announced 13 winners of the fast-track Smart City competition, with Lucknow topping the list. These cities can now compete to be a Smart City in the next cycle of India Smart Cities Challenge. Announcing the list, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said Lucknow, which could not make it to the first list...

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Bodies of six Assam Rifles troopers flown to native places

Imphal, May 24 (IANS) The bodies of the six troopers of 29 Assam Rifles who were killed in an ambush in Manipur's Chandel district on Sunday, were flown to their homes on Tuesday for the last rites. Earlier, the Manipur government paid tribute with full state honours to the six troopers at the Tulihal international airport. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi on behalf of the government ...

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Himachal's Dharamsala again gets Smart City tag

Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Dharamsala, the hill station in Himachal Pradesh that has lured hundreds of thousands of Westerners since Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama settled here, was on Tuesday again included in the central government's list of Smart Cities. Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced in New Delhi the 13 winners of the Fast Track Smart Cities competition....

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2 boys killed in flash floods in Manipur, 15 houses washed away

Imphal, May 24 (IANS) Two boys were killed and at least 15 more houses washed away in flash floods in Manipur, and people complained that the administration has been failing to help them deal with the calamity. A seven-year-old boy in Imphal East district was electrocuted on Monday when he walked on a live wire under the flood waters in Kyamgei area. The other boy is reported to...

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Vehicles stranded in Nagaland after incessant rains

Imphal, May 23 (IANS) Scores of vehicles were stranded on different state and national highways near Kohima, the state capital of Nagaland, due to landslides following incessant rains, authorities said on Monday. More rains are forecast in the next two days. Goods-laden trucks, passenger buses and private vehicles bound for Imphal were among those stranded. Traffic agencies in Im...

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No respite for Manipur as rains aggravate flooding

Imphal, May 23 (IANS) Manipur was on Monday on the verge of being cut off from the rest of the country after rockslides hit the Imphal-Dimapur highway (NH-2) near Kohima in Nagaland, even as torrential rains continued to wreak havoc in the state. The Imphal-Silchar highway (NH-37) is already blocked due to multiple rockslides. Besides, a portion of the Imphal river bank, measurin...

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Rich traditions seek to revive Manipur's Lai Haraoba festival

Imphal, May 23 (IANS) Lai Haraoba is retracing its glory. This Manipuri festival of sylvan gods had somewhat lost its soul, influenced by modernism. But efforts are on to revive the ancient rituals in their purest form. Through the decades, the Lai Haraoba festival was getting influenced by an extraneous religion. The age-old traditions were yielding space to frivolity that were not in t...

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Six Assam Rifles troopers killed by insurgents in Manipur

Imphal, May 22 (IANS) Six troopers were killed when an Assam Rifles convoy was ambushed on Sunday in Manipur's Chandel district by insurgents of the Corcom, the apex body of six proscribed underground organisations, officials said. The attackers also snatched four AK-47 assault rifles, an INSAS rifle, a light machine gun and ammunition, before fleeing the spot. The defence minist...

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Six Assam Rifles troopers killed in Manipur ambush

Imphal, May 22 (IANS) Six troopers were killed when an Assam Rifles convoy was ambushed on Sunday in Manipur's Chandel district by insurgents of the Corcom, the apex body of six proscribed underground organisations, officials said. The attackers also snatched four AK-47 assault rifles, an INSAS rifle, a light machine gun and ammunition, before fleeing the spot. While intelligence...

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6 Assam Rifles troopers killed in Manipur ambush

Imphal, May 22 (IANS) Six troopers were killed when an Assam Rifles convoy was ambushed on Sunday in Manipur's Chandel district by insurgents of the Corcom, the apex body of six proscribed underground organisations, officials said. The attackers also snatched four AK-47 assault rifles, an INSAS rifle, a light machine gun and ammunition, before fleeing the spot. While intelligence...

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Rains cause landslides, river swelling in Manipur

Imphal May 22 (IANS) Torrential rains in the past few days triggered landslides, swelling of rivers and inundated low lying areas in Manipur's hill districts. Tamenglong district has been cut off since road communication has been disrupted, officials told IANS on Sunday. Many residence are facing scarcity of rice and other consumer items. Vehicles are stranded as multipl...

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One killed as Manipur shutdown affects normal life

Imphal, May 21 (IANS) A motorist was killed even as a 38-hour shutdown paralysed normal life across Manipur for the second day on Saturday. The shutdown that began at 4 a.m. on Friday and ended at 6 p.m. on Saturday was called by activists pressing for presidential assent to three anti-migrant bills already passed by the Manipur assembly. Oinam Balendra, 38, was killed when he w...

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Manipur shutdown continues to affect normal life

Imphal, May 21 (IANS) The 38-hour shutdown continued to paralyse normal life across Manipur for the second day on Saturday. The shutdown, which began at 4 a.m. on Friday, has been called by activists pressing for presidential assent to three anti-migrant bills already passed by the Manipur assembly. It will end at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Hundreds of shutdown supporters burned tyres a...

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After winning Assam, BJP eyes Imphal civic body

Imphal, May 21 (IANS) After convincingly riding to power in the Assam assembly elections, the BJP is hoping for a reprise in the June 2 polls to this Manipur capital's civic body, fielding 26 candidates for the 27 seats at stake. The Congress is the only other party to have fielded a like number of candidates and this will be its first big test after being routed Assam, which it had cont...

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Indian Samurai reveals why British feared Bose

Title: Bose: An Indian Samurai; Author: Maj Gen G.D. Bakshi; Publisher: Knowledge World; Pages: 384; Price: Rs.980. As an iconic figure, Netaji Bose has a few parallels or peers anywhere. He continues to exercise such a mesmeric hold on the collective psyche of the nation that the air crash which allegedly killed him might have never happened. But the latest take on the popular l...

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Five injured as police teargas protesters in Manipur

Imphal, May 20 (IANS) Five people, including three women, were injured when they were hit by teargas shells fired by police during a 38-hour shutdown in Manipur that began on Friday morning. The police action came after hundreds of protesters marched on Friday afternoon from Kwakeithel and nearby areas towards the secretariat to demand presidential assent to three bills already passed by...

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Shutdown paralyses life in Manipur

Imphal May 20 (IANS) A 38-hour shutdown which began early on Friday, paralysed normal life across Manipur. The shutdown has been called by activists pressing for the presidential assent to three anti-migrant bills already passed by the Manipur assembly. The latest shutdown comes shortly after the 48-hour general strike the hill districts of the state observed in protest against ...

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Manipur group to impose 38-hour shutdown over inner line permit

Imphal, May 19 (IANS) Accusing the Manipur government of indulging in delaying tactics, the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) on Thursday announced a 38-hour shutdown from 4 a.m. on Friday till 6 p.m. on Saturday. Khomdram Ratan, convener of the JCILPS said, We appeal to all sections of people to abstain from work during the shutdown. However, those in essential servic...

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