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Congress-mukt Northeast after Mizoram polls: Amit Shah

Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Sunday said the northeast will be 'Congress-mukt' (Congress free) after the Mizoram election, scheduled for the year-end. In the northeast, we first won elections in Assam, then Manipur followed by Tripura, where the people have given us a thumping mandate, he said here, addressing the third conclave of the Bharatiya Janata Part...

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RTI activist arrested in Assam ahead of Shah's visit

Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) Ahead of the BJP national President Amit Shah's visit to Assam, RTI activist and farmers' body leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested on Sunday morning for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Shah is scheduled to arrive in Assam capital on Sunday to address leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) from all the...

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Two killed as gunmen open fire near Assam-Arunachal border

Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) Two persons were killed after suspected gunmen fired indiscriminately at a grocery shop in a remote are along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Friday late evening, police said. The incident took place at Rupai in eastern Assam's Tinsukia district, the police said. According to locals, two gunmen came to a grocery shop and fired randomly, leading to death ...

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Assam student body working for consensus on Citizenship Bill

Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Continuing its fight against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, the All Assam Students' Union has now decided to create awareness against the Bill at the national level so that pressure can be mounted on the Central government to drop the measure. The powerful students' body is continuously protesting against the Constitutional amendment Bill and has also met l...

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Congress stakes claim to form government in Manipur

Imphal, May 18 (IANS) Leaders of the opposition Congress in Manipur called on Governor J. Mukhi on Friday to formally stake claim to form an alternative government in the state. Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla is on leave while Assam's Governor Mukhi is looking after Manipur these days. Soon after coming out of Raj Bhavan, Opposition leader and former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi S...

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Rai replaces Ganesh in India squad

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Vineet Rai has been called up to the national squad as a replacement for midfielder Dhanapal Ganesh, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Thursday. Ganesh, who is suffering from typhoid, has been unable to attend the national camp for the Hero Intercontinental Cup that started in Mumbai on Wednesday. This is the first time that Rai has be...

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India's independent cinema breaks shackles at Cannes

Cannes, May 17 (IANS) Though independent Indian cinema has always found a place for itself at Cannes Film Festival, right from the days of Satyajit Ray, it had been overshadowed by the the sharp rise in the international popularity of 'Bollywood' cinema but seems to be staging a strong comeback now. Cannes has traditionally been a happy hunting ground for the independent filmmakers from ...

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5 minor boys rescued, 2 traffickers held in Assam

Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) The Railway Protection Force (RPF) rescued five minor boys and arrested two traffickers from Rangiya Railway Staion in Assam, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officials said on Wednesday. On getting intelligence input about movement of traffickers with minors, constables were deployed in plain clothes as decoys, who approached the suspects, conversed with them at ...

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CBI nabs ONGC official in Assam for accepting bribe

Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) A senior official of oil major ONGC was arrested by the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) on Wednesday for accepting a bribe of Rs two lakh from an individual for clearing his bill. A statement issued by the CBI here said that the accused A.K Singh, Deputy General Manager (D), ONGC, Assam Asset, in Sivasagar, was arrested based on a statement by a complainant ...

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Finish border fencing work on war footing: Tripura CM

Agartala, May 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has asked for the fencing work along India-Bangladesh border to be completed on a war footing, an officials said here on Wednesday. Deb, accompanied by senior officials, on Tuesday visited various areas of the bordering Sonamura (in western Tripura) and held a meeting with top officials of the Border Security Force (BSF), Tr...

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More thunderstorms expected till Friday

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Thunderstorms, squalls and gusty winds are likely to hit many parts of India including Delhi till Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. The IMD said the states likely to be affected by thunderstorms and storm on Wednesday were Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West B...

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BJP's Karnataka performance extraordinary: Modi

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Dubbing the BJP performance in Karnataka as extraordinary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the state's people gave a befitting reply to the Congress. Addressing party workers at the BJP headquarters here, Modi took a dig at the Congress, saying that a perception was created by the party which ruled the country for so many years that the BJP is a part...

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Naval Chief visits Tripura

Agartala, May 15 (IANS) Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba accompanied by his wife Reena Lanba on Tuesday visited some important tourist places in the northeastern state of Tripura. A Tripura government official said that Admiral Lanba visited southern Tripura's Tripureswari temple, constructed in 1501 A.D. by the then Maharaja Dhanya Manikya and northearn Tripura's famous archaeol...

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One in three adolescent girls in India fear harassment daily: Study

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) One out of three adolescent girls in India fear harassment in public spaces on a daily basis, according to a study released here on Tuesday. Also, one out of five feel they are at risk of physical assault, including rape, revealed the study titled WINGS 2018: World of India's Girls - A study on the perception of girls' safety in public spaces. The study w...

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Post poll clashes rock Bengal

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) After 12 persons were killed in widespread violence during the West Bengal Panchayat election a day ago, post poll clashes continue to rock parts of the state on Tuesday. The state administration, however, claimed only six of those deaths were poll-related, State Election Commission (SEC) said. According to the report received from the state administration,...

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DoT gives nod to Airtel-Telenor merger

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Monday approved the merger of Bharti Airtel with the Indian unit of Norwegian telecom major Telenor India, a notice said here. Airtel said it will be a seamless transition. The notification said DoT has transferred all licences and liabilities of Telenor India to Bharti Airtel. Airtel in a statement said: All ...

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Assam, Rajasthan to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Assam and Rajasthan are set to roll out e-way bill for intra-state movement of goods from this week, taking the total number of states and union territories which have implemented the system to 20, said an official on Monday. While Assam will implement it from Wednesday, Rajasthan will join the bandwagon on Sunday, according to an official statement. It i...

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Department of Telecommunications approves Bharti Airtel-Telenor merger

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Monday approved the merger of Bharti Airtel with the Indian unit of Norwegian telecom major Telenor India, a notice said here. The notification said DoT has transferred all licences and liabilities of Telenor India to Bharti Airtel. The notification said: The present merger is taken on record without prejudice...

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Sporadic violence, clashes mar Bengal rural polls

Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Sporadic violence and clashes between opposing political groups marred the initial hours of West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday. The polling for electing 38,616 representatives across three tiers of state (rural) bodies started at 7 a.m. and would continue till 5 p.m. According to the State Election Commission (SEC), 12.2 per cent votes were cast in the i...

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Voting for Bengal rural bodies begins

Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Polling for electing 38,616 representatives across three tiers to West Bengal Panchayat (rural) bodies began at 7 a.m. on Monday. Long queues were seen outside several booths as people from all social and economic backgrounds patiently waited for their turn to exercise their democratic right. Pre-poll surveys have predicted that the coming rural elections c...

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