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'Swasth Uttar Purva' initiative to boost healthcare in NE

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Aiming to improve public health efforts in the North Eastern region of India, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Wednesday launched Swasth Uttar Purva: Healthy North East initiative. The initiative will help catalyse trained workforce by imparting appropriate training in deliveri...

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Arunachal Governor cautions NE people against NCR land deals

Itanagar, March 22 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor P.B. Acharya on Wednesday cautioned the people from the north-eastern states against dubious land deals and other criminal activities in the National Capital Region (NCR). Reacting to media reports in some local dailies regarding crimes against North East people, including those due to shady land deals in Noida and Gurgaon, among other...

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Minor quake jolts northeast India, parts of Bangladesh

Shillong, March 21 (IANS) A minor earthquake was recorded in India's northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday night, an official said. However, there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage to property. The quake, measuring 3.9 magnitude on the Richter Scale, was felt at 9.10 p.m. Its epicentre was located on the Bangladesh-India border, a sei...

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Dalai Lama to visit Assam, Arunachal in April

Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit Assam's main city Guwahati on April 1 to deliver a series of public talks and then go to Arunachal Pradesh to spread Buddhist teachings. While the Dalai Lama will deliver the first public talk at Guwahati on April 1 as part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of The Assam Tribune, he is expected to deliver the ...

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Dalai Lama now heading to Arunachal

Dharamsala, March 21 (IANS) A day after China expressed its discontent over Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's public event in India, his office on Tuesday confirmed the Nobel laureate's trip to Arunachal Pradesh, the region China claims has historically been part of Tibet. His Holiness will be in Arunachal Pradesh from April 5 to 12 where he will bless his followers and attend re...

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China sees red as Dalai Lama attends official event in India

Beijing, March 20 (IANS) China expressed Monday its discontent to the Indian government after the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama attended a public event in India. An international conference on Buddhism, organised by India at Rajgir in Bihar, was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama and India's Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and was also attended by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, r...

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Mizoram assembly resolution demands separate state cadre

Aizawl, March 17 (IANS) The Mizoram Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution seeking a separate Mizoram cadre for the All India Services - IAS, IPS, IFS. Currently, all India service officers -- IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IPS (Indian Police Service), (IFS) Indian Forest Service and others -- posted under the Mizoram government were from the common cadre of Arunachal ...

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Action sought against landlord for beating up student

Itanagar, March 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor P.B. Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday shot off letters to their Karnataka counterparts seeking legal action against the landlord for assaulting Higio Gungtey, an undergraduate student. The 22-year-old Gungtey, a fourth-semester student of Christ University in Bengaluru, was allegedly assaulted by his landlord Hemanth ...

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UP slides to last place in infant and under-5 mortality rankings

India's most populous state has slid past Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to record the country's worst infant and under-five mortality rates, according to newly-released health data. Although Uttar Pradesh's infant mortality rate (IMR) improved from 73 deaths per 1,000 live births to 64 over the 10 years to 2016, other states and countries did better; the state's IMR is now the same as ...

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Basar: A beguiling getaway from urban monotony

Basar (Arunachal Pradesh), March 16 (IANS) The quaint hill destination of Basar at the centre of Arunachal Pradesh is a place that one often dreams about travelling to, but seldom does it find its way into your itinerary. Home to the beautiful and friendly Galo tribe, Basar's villages are surrounded by wilderness and wrapped in myths. True to the spirit of the northeastern state that lit...

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Myth of Modi-RSS rift: They remain very much on same page

The emphatic victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly polls has brought the partys relationship with its ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), back in focus. One key question for which an answer has been sought ever since Narendra Modi led the BJP to power in 2014 is whether it is Modi who dominates the RSS or vice-ver...

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Low-cost technology together removes arsenic, iron from water

Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Researchers from Assam have invented a simple technology that together removes arsenic and iron from contaminated water at less than one paisa per litre. The technique has recently been granted an Indian patent. Christened 'Arsiron Nilogon', the filtration method uses three easily available low-cost chemicals to eliminate arsenic and iron. The se...

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Congress accepts defeat in UP, hopes BJP will keep off Goa, Manipur

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accepted defeat in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections and said the party will introspect on the reasons for its loss. But it hit out at the BJP for declaring it would form the government in Goa and Manipur, and wondered if the party was planning to hatch one more conspiracy like in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. Even t...

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BJP continues to march on in North-East region

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to consolidate its position in the northeastern part of India by winning as many as 21 seats in the Manipur assembly elections from none in the last 15 years. With sizable increase in its vote percentage -- 36.3 per cent, the BJP remained in the second position after the Congress, which won 28 seats, though with lower ...

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In Punjab political war, a Captain gets the better of a General

Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) It was a battlefield of a different kind where a former Army Captain defeated a former Army General. In the high-profile battle for the Patiala-Urban assembly seat, Captain Amarinder Singh of the Congress got the better of former Army chief Gen. J.J. Singh, fielded by the Shiromani Akali Dal. While Amarinder won the seat by a huge margin of over 52,000...

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Badal defeats Amarinder in Lambi; Amarinder triumphs in Patiala

Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday defeated Amarinder Singh in the Lambi assembly seat by a margin of over 22,000 votes. But Amarinder Singh won the Patiala-Urban seat comfortably. Badal, 89, won comfortably by a margin of 22,770 votes over the Congress party's Amarinder Singh, who is set to be the new Chief Minister. However, Amarin...

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Congress wins two seats in Punjab, leads in 73

Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) The Congress won its first two seats in Punjab on Saturday and led on 73 others, making a strong revival in the border state after being out of power for a decade. The AAP, set to be the main opposition, won one seat. The Election Commission said Kanwar Pal Singh of the Congress defeated his BJP rival at Anandpur Sahib constituency. Raj Kumar (Congress...

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Congress surges ahead in Punjab, AAP third

Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) The Congress was surging towards a clear majority in Punjab on Saturday with its candidates leading in 61 of the 117 assembly seats. Proving wrong exit polls which had projected a close outcome, the Congress was way ahead of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine and the new entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Contrary to surveys that the Akali Dal will...

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Northeast region in grip of BJP wave, says Ram Madhav

Agartala, March 10 (IANS) The entire northeastern region, like other parts of the country, is in the grip of a massive BJP wave, the party's National General Secretary Ram Madhav said here on Friday, adding the BJP will form the government in Manipur on Saturday and in Tripura next year. Like all parts of India, a BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) wave has gripped the entire northeastern regi...

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No say in Dalai Lama's travel plans within India: MEA

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Dismissing China's objections over Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's proposed visit to Arunachal Pradesh in April, the Indian government on Thursday said it has no say in his travel plans within the country. The government's position in this regard has been consistent, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said during a media briefing here....

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