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4,472 Haj pilgrims will go from northeast

Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from the northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Haj this year, it was announced on Friday. Haj Committee chairman Nekibur Zaman said the first batch would leave Guwahati on July 24 for Medina. The pilgrimage would continue till July 31. Daily 600 pilgrims will travel to Medina from Guwahati in two batches. For the ...

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4,472 Haaj pilgrims will go from northeast

Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year, it was announced on Friday. Hajj Committee chairman Nekibur Zaman said the first batch would leave Guwahati on July 24 for Medina. The pilgrimage would continue till July 31. Daily 600 pilgrims will travel to Medina from Guwahati in two batches. For the fi...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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Presidential poll: Kovind ahead of Meira by over 2 lakh vote value

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDAs Ram Nath Kovind established a massive lead of more than two lakh in vote value over UPA rival Meira Kumar as counting of votes progressed in the Presidential election on Thursday. In an electoral college of 4,896 voters with 10,98,903 value, 2,002 votes with value of 6,84,179 have been counted. Thirty seven votes were declared invalid. Kovind has so...

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Presidential poll: Kovind leads after first round counting

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDAs Ramnath Kovind was leading over opposition-backed Meira Kumar on Thursday after the first round of vote count in the Presidential election. According to Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra, the Returning Officer for the July 20 election, Kovind secured 60,683 value of votes after ballots from four states - Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and B...

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Sainik Schools to wean young in Northeast away from insurgency

Itanagar/New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a bid to provide better education and training to young people, the Arunachal Pradesh government is considering setting up Sainik Schools that would motivate them to join the Indian defence forces and keep them away from the myriad insurgent groups that are active in the region. Government statistics indicate that over 600 youths from Naga-inhabited ...

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Arunachal's capital to soon have specific Wi-Fi zones

Itanagar, July 19 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said the state capital complex (Itanagar-Naharlagun) would soon have specific Wi-Fi zones where citizens will get free access. Khandu, who launched the Wi-Fi Local Area Network (LAN) at the State Civil Secretariat, advised the Information and Technology Department to coordinate with departments like Power,...

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16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday. The lowest percentage of 86.67 per cent in the Monday voting was registered by Meghalaya while it was 95 per cent for Mizoram. The states with 100 per cent polling are Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Ch...

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Centre approves Rs 131.90-crore aid for Arunachal, Nagaland

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The central government on Tuesday approved Rs 131.90-crore assistance to the flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. The government approved Rs 103.30 crore central assistance for Arunachal Pradesh and Rs 28.60 crore for Nagaland at a high-level meeting here, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The central assistance to the states of Arunacha...

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Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar. The election saw 99.61 per cent voting of parliamentarians, with Lok Sabha Secretary General and Returning Officer for the presidential election Anoop Mishra on ...

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Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDAs candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar. The election saw 98-99 per cent voting with Lok Sabha Secretary General and Returning Officer for the presidential election Anoop Mishra on Monday terming it prob...

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Presidential poll sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The election to choose Indias 14th President saw almost 100 per cent voting on Monday with Lok Sabha Secretary and Returning Officer Anoop Mishra terming it probably the highest turnout ever. Mishra said a total of 717 MPs and five MLAs were supposed to cast their votes at Parliament House. Of these, 714 MPs and four MLAs voted here. He said that 10 sta...

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59 Arunachal legislators vote in Presidential poll

Itanagar, July 17 (IANS) As many as 59 legislators in BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh on Monday exercised their franchise to elect India's 14th President, including Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena who voted in New Delhi. One seat in the 60-member assembly is vacant after Kameng Dolo, representing Pakke-Kessang constituency, lost membership in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling ...

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Rooting out corruption from Arunachal will take time: Rijiju

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said corruption was deep-rooted in Arunachal Prdesh and some time would be needed to root it out. Corruption is deep-rooted (in Arunachal Pradesh) and will take some time to root out. I also know some level of a corrupt mindset exists, but (Chief Minister) Pema Khandu ji is sincerely making efforts, Rijiju tweeted. ...

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50 per cent of human rights complaints from J&K: RTI

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir accounted for 49.5 per cent of the human rights violation complaints against the armed forces between 2012 and 2016, revealed an RTI reply. Meanwhile, the state's share in the monetary relief recommended was a mere three per cent, it said. A total of 186 complaints were received between 2012 and January 2016 from seven states, said the ...

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NSCN-IM rebel held in Arunachal

Itanagar, July 15 (IANS) A member of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-IM was apprehended on Saturday by the army in Arunachal Pradesh's Longding district, a defence official said. Longhee Wangsa, the sergeant of NSCN-IM was apprehended this evening based on specific intelligence about presence of a cadre trying to terrorise and carry out extortion in Gibo Colony, said defence s...

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Rijiju promises compensation to farmers in flood-hit areas of Arunachal

Itanagar, July 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday promised compensation to farmers whose standing crops have been damaged by floodwaters in Arunachal Pradesh's West Siang district. Rijiju, who is leading a high-level central team, conducted an aerial survey to assess the flood-hit district where all major roads and highways have been damaged by landslides...

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'Smart Classroom' project launched in Arunachal

Itanagar, July 15 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday launched the 'Smart Classroom' project in the state. Khandu, who launched this project at the Government Higher Secondary School here under the Chief Minister's Adhunik Shiksha Yojana, expressed the hope that this initiative would give a big push to the education sector in the state, ushering in a bright fu...

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Khandu, Rijiju conduct aerial survey of Arunachal's flood-hit areas

Itanagar, July 14 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijju on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the state's flood-hit districts where all major roads and highways have been damaged by landslides due to heavy rains. However, the survey had to be cut short due to inclement weather and the team could not reach Aalo and had to fl...

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China warns Botswana against Dalai Lama's visit

Beijing, July 14 (IANS) China on Friday warned Botswana against the scheduled visit of the Dalai Lama, saying it hoped the African country understands Beijing's concerns about the Tibetan separatist. According to news reports, the Tibetan spiritual leader will attend a three-day human rights conference in Gaborone from August 17. He will also meet Botswana's President. The Dalai ...

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