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Rs 5,021-crore central assistance to disaster-affected states

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A high-level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a total of nearly Rs 5,021-crore assistance to 10 states affected by natural disasters. Andhra Pradesh will get Rs 584.21 crore, Assam Rs 269.40 crore, Bihar Rs 822.96 crore, Himachal Pradesh Rs 152.28 crore, Karnataka Rs 171.69 crore, Manipur Rs 19.11 crore, Rajasthan Rs 3...

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TMC's Tripura unit chairman, 15 other leaders join BJP

Agartala, March 23 (IANS) The TMC's Tripura unit's coordination committee chairman Ratan Chakraborty and 15 other state committee members on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Assam party leader and Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain. Before joining The Trinamool Congress, Chakraborty was a former minister of the Congress-led government in Tripur...

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India to conduct survey for new rail line with Bangladesh

Agartala, March 23 (IANS) New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said here on Thursday. Indian railway would soon conduct a survey to obtain basic details to lay a 125-km new railway line from southern Tripura's bo...

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Former Miss India fights for child abuse victim

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Miss India 2016 Priyadarshini Chatterjee, who hails from Assam, has shot off letters to the state's Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh over the sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old girl. In the letters written on Wednesday (IANS has the copy of all the letters), Priyadarshini has raised th...

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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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Two Nigerians, Indian woman held for marriage fraud

Gurugram, March 22 (IANS) Two Nigerians and an Indian woman have been arrested on the charge of duping a Gurugram-based woman of Rs 10 lakh on the pretext of getting her married to a foreigner, police said on Wednesday. Hilary Namdi Okoli, 45, presently living in Sriniwaspuri in Delhi, and Samuel Ivachukwa alias Josua, were held following the arrest of Reena Vasumotari of Assam. ...

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Dalai Lama to release his autobiography in Assamese

Guwahati, March 22 (IANS) The Assamese translation of My Land and My People, the autobiography of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will be released here next month. The spiritual leader will himself release the book, which is titled Mor Desh aru Mor Manuh in Assamese on April 2 at IIT Guwahati here. It is the first Assamese version of any book written by the Tibetan spi...

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'ONGC doubles gas production in Tripura in 5 years'

Agartala, March 22 (IANS) State-owned ONGC has more than doubled its gas production in five years in Tripura brightening prospects of setting up of more gas based projects, officials said here on Wednesday. ONGC has more than doubled its production from 6,450 lakh cubic metres of gas in 2012-13 to 13,820 lakh cubic metres in 2016-17, a spokesman of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ON...

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Singer Papon invites Big B to Assam

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Assamese singer Papon, who has sung a song on the Brahmaputra river with Amitabh Bachchan, has invited the Bollywood megastar to visit Assam soon. Papon, whose real name is Angaraag Mahanta, has composed an anthem for the debut edition of Namami Brahmaputra -- a river festival. The song has been voiced by celebrities like Amitabh, Arijit Singh, and Vishal-Shekhar...

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AASU office attack accused arrested in Bengal village

Guwahati, March 22 (IANS) A man has been arrested in West Bengal for his alleged role in inciting a mob to attack and vandalise the All Assam Students Union's (AASU) office in Silapathar town of Assam. Subodh Biswas was arrested by a joint team of the Assam Police and the CID around 4 a.m. on Wednesday from a remote village close to Indo-Bangladesh border in North 24-Paraganas district ...

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Indo-Kenyan Chef Kiran Jethwa takes TV viewers on spirited journey through India

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) He's quite a citizen of the world, what with being born in Kenya to an English mother and Indian father, whose roots are in Gujarat, and whose grandmother was from Daman and Diu. Just the right genes for Chef Kiran Jethwa to transport television viewers across the country with his Spirited Traveller show that highlights Indian culture through its local drinks and food. ...

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Sonowal releases theme song of Namani Brahmaputra

Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday launched the theme song of Namami Brahmaputra, the coming river festival, to showcase the tourism potential and development of Assam. The theme song, both in Assamese and Hindi, has been composed by Assam's famous singer composer Angaraag Mahanta alias Papon. It was launched at a function held at Madhavdev Inter...

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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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Meghalaya's wanted criminal nabbed in Assam

Tura (Meghalaya), March 21 (IANS) Meghalaya's most wanted criminal, William Sangma, was arrested on Tuesday by Assam Police in Bongaigaon district, a police official said. Assam Police informed us William and his accomplice Niksrang Sangma were arrested after a chase in Bongaigaon town in Lower Assam, Dalton P. Marak, the district police chief of North Garo Hills, told IANS. He s...

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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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Bengal, northeast to kick-off first synchronised elephant census

Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) In a first, states in eastern and northeast India, including West Bengal, will carry out a synchronised elephant census beginning on March 27, by deploying direct and indirect counting methods. The training sessions for estimation of jumbo numbers in north Bengal began in four locations on Tuesday, said State Chief Wildlife Warden, Pradeep Vyas. This is t...

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Men more aware about HIV/AIDS, yet more affected

Men are more likely than women to have comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS; yet the disease is more prevalent among men, an analysis of government data shows. The National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4) takes comprehensive knowledge to mean knowledge regarding consistent use of a condom during every sexual intercourse. Nationwide, 21 per cent of women and 32 per cent of men hav...

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Top seed Somani advances at national tennis meet

Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Top seed Parikshit Somani of Assam blanked Delhi's Raj Goswami to enter the second round of the boys under-18 singles event at the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros - BTA - AITA national series tennis tournament at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad (DKS) here on Monday. Somani thrashed Goswami 6-1,6-0 in the opening round of boys under 18 singl...

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Stranded trucks, oil tankers arrive in Imphal

Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Stranded trucks and oil tankers started arriving in Imphal on Monday after an ongoing economic blockade by Naga groups was lifted. The blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1 was lifted from Sunday midnight. The trucks and tankers moved into Imphal along National Highways No.2 and No.37 without any armed escorts. O. Ram...

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Yogi takes charge of UP, Modi calls for 'Uttam Pradesh'

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath on Sunday took charge of Uttar Pradesh as its 21st Chief Minister, heading a 47-member ministry that included known Hindutva faces and political turncoats. The oath taking at Smriti Upvan, which marked the return of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power in the country's most populous state, was watched by Prime Minister Narend...

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