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Clinical establishment act implementation must to check Fortis-type cases: DGHS

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad on Tuesday said that cases similar to alleged overcharging by Gurugram's Fortis Hospital, can be prevented if all states implement the Clinical Establishment Act. If this act had been implemented in every state, then such incidents would not have happened. Even in the Fortis case if the state would have im...

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Northeast of 2017 is much different: Arunachal CM

Imphal/Itanagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said that northeast region in 2017 is much different from what was said and written about it 2-3 decades ago. For those in the rest of India, the north-east is associated with ethnic conflict and insurgency. However, in the last one decade, much has changed in this region. An atmosphere of peace and tr...

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President underlines development of northeastern states

Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday underlined the need for the overall development of the northeastern states and said the region's connectivity with the outside world through air and waterways will be improved. The President said that as much as Rs 90,000 crore investment was earmarked to link Arunachal Pradesh and other northeastern states through railways. ...

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Arunachal Governor flags off Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally

Itanagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) on Tuesday flagged off the second edition of the Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally at Itanagar. The Governor expressed the hope that the event will help in cementing the age-old relationship and friendship between India and Bhutan. He also said that it provides a platform for the exposure of tradi...

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CPI-M condemns 'communalisation' of young minds in Rajasthan

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday condemned the communalsiation of education in Rajasthan and urged the Central government to stop states from fairs such as the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair being held in Jaipur. The CPI-M strongly condemns the outrageous directions issued by the Rajasthan Minister for Primary and Secondary Education according to which the students of all g...

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Hope Arunachal becomes driver of India's relations with Asean countries: Kovind

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said he hoped Arunachal Pradesh will become a driver of India's trade and economic relations with the Asean countries under the 'Act East Policy' of the central government. Being a border state, Arunachal Pradesh offers a unique opportunity for trade with neighbouring countries, he told legislators at a special session of the Ar...

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Arunachal development scenario changed from 2001: Kovind

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said the development scenario of Arunachal Pradesh has changed since 2001. The state's development scenario has changed since 2001 with the execution of Trans Arunachal Highway, road connectivity to the remote interior areas, besides construction of advanced landing grounds at Pasighat, Mechukha, Ziro, Tuting and Walong to facil...

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Arunachal government to set up Skill University

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced the setting up of a Skill University to provide employment opportunities outside the government space. The biggest challenge facing the youth of Arunachal today is the dearth of adequate and gainful employment opportunities outside the government space, Khandu told President Ram Nath Kovind at a gath...

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Kovind stops in Assam en route to Arunachal

Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Assam's Lakhimpur district on Sunday before departing for Arunachal Pradesh. Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Cultural Minister Naba Doley received Kovind at the Lilabari airport. He then left for Itanagar in an India Air Force aircraft. The President will participate in the va...

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NSCN-K 'Finance Secretary' arrested in Meghalaya

Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS) Inovi Avika Assumi, the Finance Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), has been arrested here, an official said on Sunday. Acting on a tip, Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles troopers raided Assumi's hideout at Demseiniong area on Saturday night. He was an accused in an extortion racket. We were informed about his presenc...

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Insurgent-called strike affects normal life in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 18 (IANS) An indefinite strike called by the Maoist Communist Party (MCP) demanding the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state affected normal life in Manipur on Saturday. Shops, commercial establishments, government offices were affected. Public transports remained off the road. Many people could not attend a public meeting convened on Saturday by so...

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India, China discuss border affairs

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In the wake of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam region in Bhutan earlier this year, officials from both sides discussed border-related issues at the 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China Border Affairs in Beijing on Friday. The talks were held in a constructive and forward-looking manne...

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Don't boycott President's visit, Manipur CM tells militants

Imphal, Nov 17 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday urged a grouping of outlawed groups not to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's maiden visit to Manipur and other states in the northeast from November 19. The Coordinating Committee (Corcom), an apex body of six outlawed organisations in Manipur, has called for a 26-hour general strike to protest against the President's visit....

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Security concerns hit mobile network along NE borders

Agartala, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian government is yet to decide on improving the mobile networks along certain border areas of the northeastern states due to security reasons, a top BSNL official said on Thursday. The BSNL has set up BTS (Base Transceiver Stations) along the international borders with Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. But the Indian government is yet to decide on setting up BT...

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President to visit Assam, Arunachal, Manipur

Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a four-day visit to the north-eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur from November 19. This will be Kovind's first visit to the northeast after becoming the President, an official statement said. While the President will participate in the valedictory function of the completion of Vivekananda Kendra ...

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Mizoram Tiger Reserve gets Rs 14 cr boost

Aizawl, Nov 15 (IANS) The Mizoram government has undertaken a Rs 14 crore project to further protect the state's Dampa Tiger Reserve, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has said. Addressing a meeting of legislators on Tuesday, Thanhawla said the National Tiger Conservation Authority had given Rs 13.54 crore for the Dampa project, an official from the Chief Minister's Secretariat said on Wednes...

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Modi meets Chinese Premier

Manila, Nov 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang had a pull-aside on the margins of the East Asia Summit here on Tuesday. Two neighbours in deep conversation. PM @narendramodi with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the margins of #EastAsiaSummit Summit in #Manila, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along with a picture of the two le...

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A journey of 10k kms; 2 women, 8 states and mighty Himalayas

Title: Zanskar to Ziro - No Stilettos in the Himalayas; Author: Sohini Sen; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 436; Price: Rs 995 Travelogues are always interesting: A new place seen through another's eyes, sharing someone else's experiences and, in this case, following a two-women team's trips spread over 10,000 km. A journey to discover each other, as well as a tour to discover the world ...

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Aiming to make Haj process online, transparent: Naqvi

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) The government has been working to make the entire Haj process online to bring in transparency and convenience for the pilgrims, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday. The minister, who announced here the process for Haj 2018, said the announcement had been made one month in advance to give more time for preparations. People can apply for Haj ...

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Arunachal Indian territory, others' views don't matter: Sitharaman

Gandhinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh is Indian territory and the opinion of others on the issue is not a concern for India, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday, days after China objected to her visit to the state. Asked about China's objection to her recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh, the Defence Minister said: What is the problem? There is no problem here. It is...

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