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25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday formally launched the works for the stadium to be built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore.<...

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River interlinking will reduce impact of floods: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday reviewed the flood situation in different parts of the country and said that long-term solution to mitigate impact of floods and drought lies in interlinking rivers besides building large storages. In a meeting, she was briefed about steps taken by various organisations under the ministry to deal with floods in diff...

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Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga

Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday. As of Saturday, 30 per cent of the park was still inundated. Earlier this month, the first wave of floods had submerged over 70 per cent of the park and led to the death of 105 animals, park Direct...

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Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga

Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday. As of Saturday, 30 per cent of the park was still inundated. Earlier this month, the first wave of floods had submerged over 70 per cent of the park and led to the death of 105 animals, park Direct...

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Bidita Bag to do kids film

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being in news for doing intimate scenes in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, actress Bidita Bag is now part of a children's film. I have signed three more films. They are more realistic. One is a children's film, the other is a biopic on social activist Daya Bai and then there is a gangster film, Bidita told reporters here on Friday. She didn't reveal much ab...

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Sonowal calls for speeding up sealing of India-Bangladesh border

Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed that work to seal the 48.11 km porous areas on the India-Bangladesh border in his state be speeded up. Issuing directions to the National Buildings Construction Corporation (India) Limited and Central Public Works Department in this regard at a meeting in New Delhi, Sonowal also asked Border Security Force...

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China has not shared hydrological data this year: MEA

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even as Assam and Bihar are reeling under floods, a senior official said on Friday that China has not shared any hydrological data this year on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers as is the practice. As far as I know, this year we have not received any data from China from May 15 till now, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in the weekly medi...

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11 more deaths take Assam flood toll to 60, Governor meets Modi

Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60. Eleven more people died in the last 24 hours across the state in the second wave of floods that have hit Assam since July. The Assam State Disaster Management Authorit...

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Flood situation grim in parts of north Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal remained grim on Friday with many rivers still flowing well above the extreme danger level despite improvement in the overall situation in the region, the state government said. While the water level of Atrayi and Punarbhaba rivers was falling, giving relief to the inhabitants of North and South Dinajpur district...

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Gold bars worth Rs 7 cr seized in Manipur, smuggler held

Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) Gold bars worth nearly Rs 7 crore have been seized and an international gold smuggler arrested from the Tengnoupal district in Manipur bordering Myanmar, officials said on Friday. Troopers of 12 Assam Rifles deployed at Khudengthabi in Tengnoupal district bordering Myanmar, made the recovery on Thursday night and the smuggler, Kamal Hassan, was handed over to the Cu...

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Assam floods: Ten more die, death toll reach 49

Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Ten more people died due to flood-related incidents across Assam in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 49, officials said on Thursday. The second wave of floods in Assam since July-end have affected over 30 lakh persons in 24 districts. Assam State Disaster Management Authority statistics said 31,54,882 persons in 2,584 villages in 24 districts we...

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JCI expects to procure over 4 lakh quintals raw jute this year

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Jute Corporation of India (JCI), a nodal agency of the Central government, is looking to procure more than four lakh quintals of raw jute in 2017-18, a top official said on Thursday. During the last crop year 2016-17, the Corporation procured raw jute both under minimum support price and commercial operations to the tune of four lakh quintals. In the current year, ...

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Floods disrupt train services in northeast

Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Due to severe floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, the northeastern region has been cut off by rail from the rest of India for about a week, officials said on Thursday. As many railway tracks and stations in Assam, North Bengal and Bihar have been submerged by flood waters, train services have been suspended since August 12, a Northeast Frontier Railw...

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Bus services resume in flood-hit Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Bus services to and from northern West Bengal, which is reeling under floods, resumed on Thursday even as the situation continued to be serious in certain districts, a minister said. Bus services have resumed today (Thursday). At least 24 buses are plying on the route from Malda, Raiganj, Siliguri, Kolkata etc. However, train services remain disrupted, State Touris...

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Meghalaya HC issues notice over parliamentary secretaries

Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court has issued a notice to the state government for a final hearing on the matter of the posts of parliamentary secretaries. A division bench of Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Ved Prakash Vaid on Wednesday heard a Public Interest Litigation challenging the appointment of parliamentary secretaries in the state. The notice c...

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Assam's country liquor gets branded, to be flavoured

Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Here's spirited news for tipplers in Assam who favour the raw and rustic country liquor over its refined cousin that goes by the IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) moniker. It will now be branded -- and also come in two flavours. To prevent adulteration and revenue leakage, the Assam government has decided that country liquor would be grain-based, undergo chemical ...

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Over one lakh affected by Meghalaya flood

Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, the waters of which have inundated 136 villages in western Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday. No loss of life has been reported so far. The official said 30 relief camps have been set up to accommodate those affected. Jingiram, one the major rivers in the Garo...

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Over one lakh people hit by flood in Meghalaya: Official

Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 16 (IANS) Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, the waters of which have inundated 136 villages in western Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday. No loss of life has been reported so far. The official said 30 relief camps have been set up to accommodate those affected. Jingiram, one the major rivers in ...

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Flood situation in parts of Bengal still alarming

Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal continued to be alarming despite a let up in the incessant rains as many rivers in the area were still flowing well above the danger level, the state government said here on Wednesday. Twelve deaths were reported till Tuesday in the region due to the floods. The flood situation in South Dinajpur district ...

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Flood scene still grim in Assam, toll touches 39

Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) The flood fury continued in Assam as the toll rose to 39 in the second wave of floods and over 3.3 million people continued to be marooned in 24 districts of Assam on Wednesday. The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has cancelled over 70 trains and the Railway Board has directed all zonal railways to cancel trains travelling from various parts of the country beyond...

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