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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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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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Assam CM Sonowal inaugurates Namami Barak festival

Guwahati/Silchar, Nov 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the Namami Barak festival at Silchar, Karimganj and Hailakandi in the state's Barak Valley region. He also announced construction of three new bridges over Barak river and a helipad in the region to boost connectivity. Reiterating the government's commitment towards development, Sonowa...

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India unveil strong 10-member squad for women's Youth World Championship

Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) India unveiled a strong 10-member contingent to lead the countrys charge in the AIBA Womens Youth World Boxing Championship, starting here on Sunday. Six pugilists from Haryana -- Neetu (48kg), Jyoti (51kg), Sakshi (54kg), Shashi Chopra (57kg), Anupama (81kg) and Neha Yadav (81kg+) -- and one each from Mizoram (Vanlalhriapuii - 60kg), Uttar Pradesh (Astha Pahwa (6...

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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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Maoists had a deadly run in 2016: Global terror report

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Maoist extremists have had a deadly run in 2016 with their involvement in half of the killings in the Red Corridor, a report by a Sydney-based think tank on global terror has said. More than half of the 340 deaths in 929 terror attacks in 2016 were committed by Maoists operating in the eastern, central and the southern areas of India known as the Red Corridor, th...

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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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HP Inc tops Indian PC market with 31.1% share

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With the recovery of the Indian PC market, HP Inc maintained its leadership position in the overall traditional PC market with 31.1 per cent share in the third quarter this year, global market research firm IDC said on Thursday. HP Inc recorded a healthy 30.2 per cent growth (year-on-year) owing to a state-owned education project along with strong consumer demand...

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Three FIRs lodged against Jamiat chief for 'provocative' statements

Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) Three FIRs were lodged against Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Maulana Arshad Madani on charge of issuing provocative statements regarding the ongoing updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, an official said on Wednesday. Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Mukesh Sahay said police is probing the statements made by Madani at a seminar in New Del...

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Tribal fest with tribes from four continents kicks off in Ranchi

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) Tata Steel kickstarted the fourth edition of its five-day tribal festival here on Wednesday, with 103 tribes from across the country and many from overseas slated to showcase their indigenous culture. Samvaad, from November 15 to 19, will see tribal representatives from countries like Australia, Canada, Kenya, and Zimbabwe -- representing four continents -- particip...

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Garos threaten massive agitation for 'Garoland'

Tura (Meghalaya), Nov 15 (IANS) The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) on Wednesday threatened to launch a massive democratic agitation to put pressure on the central and state governments to set up a Garoland, to be carved out of Garo areas in Assam and Meghalaya. The GHSMC -- a conglomeration of several Garo organisations including the Garo National Council (GNC), a regional p...

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NHRC notice to Assam on harassment of people

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued notice to the Assam government over allegations of harassment of people in the name of verification of their nationality. Taking sou motu cognisance of media reports, the commission said that due to illegal immigration from Bangladesh, the people of Bengali origin have been under scanner for years an...

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Assam government plans more concessions for industries

Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) The Assam government, which is aiming to transform Guwahati into a gateway to South East Asia, is working on ways to provide more industrial concessions from its own resources to woo investors to the state, a minister said. The state government is expected to come out with a definite policy on the matter during the upcoming Global Investors' Summit to be held here...

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Farmers' outfit demands release of activist Gogoi

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) An umbrella organisation of farmers' rights activists on Wednesday demanded the release of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, arrested on sedition charges, and also urged the Assam government to issue a white paper on his arrest. The Bhumi Adhikar Andolan also threatened to initiate a nationwide movement if Gogoi is not released at the earliest. Gogoi fought for...

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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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Insurgent killed, two troopers wounded in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 15 (IANS) Two troopers of Assam Rifles were critically wounded and an unidentified insurgent was killed in a gun battle in Manipur's Chandel district on Wednesday, police sources said. The troopers recovered an AK-47 rifle and three bombs from the site. Earlier reports said that the two troopers were killed. A police source said some insurgents who were planting bom...

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Google honours India's 1st woman lawyer with doodle

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Google on Wednesday honoured Cornelia Sorabji, India's first woman lawyer, on her 151st birth anniversary with a doodle. Cornelia Sorabji was born to Parsi priest Sorabji Karsedji and Francina Ford on November 15 in 1866 in Nashik's Deolali in Maharashtra (Bombay Presidency). She was one of nine siblings, but Sorabji went on to carve her own niche in the cou...

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Two troopers among 3 killed in Manipur ambush

Imphal, Nov 15 (IANS) Two troopers of the 4 Assam Rifles and another man were killed in a gun-battle between security forces and insurgents in Manipur's Chandel district on Wednesday. Intelligence sources told IANS that the chance confrontation took place at 6 am at a place between Sajik and Tamol villages. The area falls under the Chakpi Karong police station. There was heavy f...

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