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Chhetri named 2017 AIFF Player of the Year

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year here on Sunday. Kamala Devi was adjudged the 2017 AIFF woman Player of the Year. Besides recently becoming the second Indian to play 100 international games after former star striker Baichung Bhutia, Chhetri is also the skipper of former I-L...

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Assam NRC draft: Will give chance to file objections, says Rajnath

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) As the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam is set to be published by the July 30 deadline, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said it was only a draft and people would be given adequate opportunity for objections. The Minister said that the NRC is being updated in accordance with the Assam Accord signed on August 15, 1985, a...

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'Pained' Chandrababu says PM shouldn't talk about petty things

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday objected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks, saying he was pained to hear Modi comparing him with corrupt politicians and talking about petty things during his reply to the TDPs no-confidence motion in Parliament. As a Prime Minister of this country, you should not talk like that...you should ...

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Modi as PM shouldn't talk about petty things: 'Pained' Chandrababu

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said he was pained to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparing him with corrupt politicians and talking about petty things during his reply to the TDPs no confidence motion. As a Prime Minister of this country, you should not talk like that. As the Prime Minister, you should not talk about petty t...

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Border guards of India, B'desh to discuss crimes, dispute areas

Agartala, July 21 (IANS) Border crimes, disputed territories and better border coordination would be discussed at the bi-annual meeting of Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) beginning Sunday, top BSF official said on Saturday. Sector Commanders of BGB's Sarail and Chittagong regions and Inspectors General of BSF's three northeast India frontiers'-- Tripura, Me...

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Situation in Assam of 'great concern': AIUDF MP

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) All India United Democratic Front leader Badruddin Ajmal on Friday said the situation in Assam was of great concern and referred to the large number of people detained there without hearing. There are a number of issues, the first two are of Citizenship amendment Bill and NRC (National Register of Citizens)... a large number of people are held in detention like ...

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HRD Ministry may relax norms for teachers' recruitment in Tripura

Agartala, July 20 (IANS) The Central government has assured Tripura that the state is likely to be granted one-time relaxation in qualifying marks and professional qualification for recruiting teachers to overcome the huge shortage of teachers, an official said here on Friday. Union HRD (Human Resource Development) Minister Prakash Javadekar during a meeting with Tripura Chief Minister B...

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India calls for rules-based order in Indo-Pacific

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India on Thursday called for a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region that should allow use of common spaces on sea and in the air. The Indo-Pacific must be a free, open and an inclusive region, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in her keynote address at the ministerial session of this year's Delhi Dialogue, the premier annual track 1.5 event to...

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Six pieces of ivory seized in West Bengal, two held

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two persons and seized six pieces of ivory weighing over 9 kg near a bus stand in Siliguri, officials said on Thursday. Acting on specific intelligence, DRI sleuths intercepted two persons near the bus stand and seized the ivory from their possession on Wednesday evening, a DRI statement said. The two ...

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Militants ambush troopers in Manipur, 1 injured

Imphal, July 19 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was seriously wounded when suspected Naga militants from the NSCN(K) ambushed them on Thursday morning at Joupi in Manipur's Chandel district, police said. Chandel Superintendent of Police Angam Kameie said the injured trooper, Appu Barma, was flown to a military hospital in Imphal West district. Barma suffered shrapnel injuries. The...

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India reaffirms commitment to promoting blue economy

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Ahead of this year's Delhi Dialogue, the premier annual track 1.5 event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between India and the Asean bloc, India on Wednesday reaffirmed it commitment to promote the blue economy. Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-India cooperation in the field of blue economy has tremendous scope, ...

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Assamese and Malwi folk music performances at the IGNCA

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Folk music from Madhya Pradesh and Assam was rendered at the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) here on Wednesday, as part of a three-day series, to bring to Delhi, fading music from all over India. The Sanjari: Ek Bharat-Shreshth Bharat series by the centre has organised presentations of music from Arunachal, Bihar, Rajasthan, Goa, Tamil Nadu, J...

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'Modi regime fascist, must be dethroned at any cost'

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Terming the Narendra Modi regime at the centre as a fascist power that is destroying the country's economy and creating hatred among people by fueling communal unrest, a section of Bengal's civil society on Wednesday appealed to the people to make removal of the BJP and RSS from power as their topmost priority. Famous Bengali singer, song-writer and social activis...

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NRC registration process in Assam discriminates against Bengali-speakers: activists

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) With the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to be published at the month end, an activist group on Wednesday termed the registration process as being motivated and discriminatory towards the Bengali-speaking people of the state. Claiming the process was filled with anomalies, imperfections and discrepancies on the ground, a fact finding re...

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19 more officers arrested in Assam's cash-for-job scam

Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Assam Police on Wednesday arrested 19 government officers for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore cash-for-jobs scam, taking the number of total arrests in the case to 55. The 19 officials include 13 of the Assam Civil Service (ACS) cadre, three of the Assam Police Service (APS) and three from the allied services cadre. APS officer Pallabi Sharma...

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MiG-21 crashes in Himachal, pilot dead

Shimla, July 18 (IANS) A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Wednesday during a test flight in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, killing its pilot, officials said. Squadron Leader Meet Kumar had last year featured in a promotional video clip in which he shared his love and passion for the MiG aircraft. Kangra Superintendent of Police Santosh Patial told ...

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Hima's historic gold rejuvinates sleepy Assam village

Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Not many in the country would have been familiar with Kandhulimari village in Dhing -- a small town situated approximately 20 kilometers from Nagaon district headquarters, narrowed by a land-eating Brahmaputra -- until 18-year-old sprinter Hima Das scripted history by clinching a 400 metres gold at the IAAF World U-20 Championships at Tampere in Finland last week.

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All about emotions at India's 1st transgender poets' meet

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Poignant pieces of verse kept the audience in a thrall as Kolkata organised the country's first 'Transgender Poets' Meet' here. Eight transgender poets and writers from West Bengal participated in Tuesday's event, organised by Sahitya Akademi, the country's national academy of letters under the Union Culture Ministry. Ekti Patar Mrityu (Death of a leaf) by...

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In LS, new MPs take oath amid sloganeering

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) As the monsoon session of Parliament began on Wednesday amid sloganeering by Opposition members, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan started the day by swearing in new members and taking up obituary references. The new members who were administered oath were M.Y. Kukade from Bhandara-Gondiya (Maharashtra), Rajendra Gavit from Palghar (Maharashtra), Tokheho from Na...

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Despite ban on speech, Togadia arrives in Guwahati

Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia arrived here on Wednesday despite the Assam government banning him from holding any public meeting or addressing the media for two months in and around the capital town. Togadia flew in and headed straight to the Kamakhya temple atop the Nilachal Hills in the city. He came out of the airport with a black ribbon tied on his face in...

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