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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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Farooq Abdullah reiterates his stand on autonomy

Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending his assertion for internal autonomy to both parts of divided Kashmir without obliterating the Line of Control (LoC), National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said if India wants to get Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK), let it move towards the LoC with guns. If India wants to liberate the PoK, let it move towards the LoC with guns, A...

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Neha, Anupama enter semis at Youth boxing Worlds

Guwahati, Nov 18 (IANS) Hosts India received an early shot in the arm when two of their boxers, Neha Yadav (+81kg) and Anupama in the 81 kg category drew a bye in the pick of lots getting a direct entry into the semi-finals of the fourth edition of the AIBA World Women's Youth and Junior Championships that start at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Sunday. Hot favourite i...

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Hundreds of students join organic rice harvesting in Bihar

Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) It was a celebration with a difference on Saturday when hundreds of students and teachers from 22 schools began harvesting of organic rice at Tarumitra (friends of trees) farm in the capital of Bihar. With traditional sickles in their hands, students assisted by their teachers spent hours at the organic farm and harvested organic rice like millions of farmers across ...

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Insurgent-called strike affects normal life in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 18 (IANS) An indefinite strike called by the Maoist Communist Party (MCP) demanding the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state affected normal life in Manipur on Saturday. Shops, commercial establishments, government offices were affected. Public transports remained off the road. Many people could not attend a public meeting convened on Saturday by so...

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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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It's time to put a little truth in children's literature

I grew up in a house of books and reading. Every evening, we had what was called a quiet time, when we sat together just before dinner, listening to classical music and reading our own books. I hated that time. I resented being made to sit still and quiet. But my parents and sisters were avid readers; so I just had to fall in line. I started reading whatever my sister seemed to enjoy. So...

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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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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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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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Four nabbed, gold biscuits worth Rs 4.24 crore seized in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Four persons hailing from Manipur were arrested and 14 kg of contraband gold biscuits valued at Rs 4.24 crore seized from them on Tuesday by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials in West Bengal. A DRI release said DRI officials maintained strict surveillance at the Bandel Railway station and caught the four accused hailing from Manipur as they alighted ...

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Bodies of Assam Rifles troopers flown home

Imphal, Nov 14 (IANS) The bodies of two troopers of Assam Rifles killed in a bomb attack in Manipur were flown to their respective states on Tuesday, officials said. Chief minister N. Biren Singh and senior security officers paid floral tributes to Riflemen Inder Singh and Shohan Lal at a simple function at the Imphal airport. The two men were killed and six others wounded in a m...

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Northeast to get India's first air dispensary: DONER Minister

New Delhi/Guwahati, Nov 13 (IANS) The northeast region will get India's first Air Dispensary, Minister of Development of North East Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh said on Monday. For the air dispensary, which will be based in a helicopter, the government has contributed Rs 25 crore as initial funding. For quite a few months, the DoNER Ministry had been exploring the idea of introd...

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Two troopers die in Manipur blast

Imphal, Nov 13 (IANS) Two troopers of 18 Assam Rifles were killed and six others injured in a bomb blast in Manipur's Chandel district near the India-Myanmar border on Monday, sources in the police said. The incident took place at 6 a.m., near the District Collectorate, when suspected insurgents detonated a remote-controlled bomb on the roadside. Rifleman Indra Singh was killed ...

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Trooper killed in Manipur blast

Imphal, Nov 13 (IANS) A trooper of 18 Assam Rifles was killed and another critically wounded in a bomb blast in Manipur's Chandel district near the India-Myanmar border on Monday, sources in the police said. The incident took place at 6 a.m., near the District Collectorate, when suspected insurgents detonated a remote-controlled bomb on the roadside. The troopers, along with arm...

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Aiming to make Haj process online, transparent: Naqvi

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) The government has been working to make the entire Haj process online to bring in transparency and convenience for the pilgrims, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday. The minister, who announced here the process for Haj 2018, said the announcement had been made one month in advance to give more time for preparations. People can apply for Haj ...

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Approach NCM, SC tells petitioner seeking minority status for Hindus

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Supreme court on Friday asked a PIL petitioner seeking that Hindus be declared as minority community in eight states to approach the National Commission for Minorities. The bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi permitted PIL petitioner and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay withdraw his petition and approach the NCM as he urged the court to declare that Hindus...

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Haryana dominate inaugural Junior Women's Boxing Nationals

Rohtak, Nov 10 (IANS) Haryana dominated the inaugural edition of the Junior Women's National Boxing Championship with a rich haul of seven gold, two silvers and one bronze at the SAI National Boxing Academy here. Punjab's pugilists also put up an impressive show, grabbing three gold and one bronze medal in the tournament that culminated on Friday. Haryana's gold rush started in ...

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Manipur CM in Myanmar, says Moreh town will be developed soon

Imphal, Nov 10 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who is visiting Myanmar, said that the northeastern Indian state is the gateway to Southeast Asia and the border town of Moreh would be developed soon. Singh, who is in Yangon, on Friday inaugurated an international conference on India-Myanmar Relations: The Way Forward. He is chief guest of the two-day conference attended by r...

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