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Border trade disrupted after girl killed in Moreh

Imphal, July 23 (IANS) A Class 10 student was killed in Moreh, a Manipur town located on the India-Myanmar border, early on Sunday sparking an indefinite shutdown of the area, police said. Ningeingat Khongsai, 18, was staying with her uncle. She was killed in her bed at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, H. Chaoba, station house officer of Moreh police station, told IANS. Chaoba said a suspect...

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EC demand for contempt powers rejected: Government

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government has rejected the Election Commission's demand to confer on it powers to initiate contempt proceedings against those maligning its image as inconsistent with law, parliament was told on Friday. Minister of State for Law and Justice P.P. Chaudhary informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday in a written reply that the government examined the various aspects...

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4,472 Haj pilgrims will go from northeast

Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from the northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Haj this year, it was announced on Friday. Haj Committee chairman Nekibur Zaman said the first batch would leave Guwahati on July 24 for Medina. The pilgrimage would continue till July 31. Daily 600 pilgrims will travel to Medina from Guwahati in two batches. For the ...

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4,472 Haaj pilgrims will go from northeast

Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year, it was announced on Friday. Hajj Committee chairman Nekibur Zaman said the first batch would leave Guwahati on July 24 for Medina. The pilgrimage would continue till July 31. Daily 600 pilgrims will travel to Medina from Guwahati in two batches. For the fi...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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Assam Rifles seize gold worth Rs 2 crore

Imphal, July 19 (IANS) The Assam Rifles have seized 9.63 kg of contraband gold worth more than Rs 2 crore in Manipur. The security forces posted at Khudengthabi near the international border town of Moreh also arrested two persons on Tuesday, including Samir Khan, 43, suspected to be a member of an international smuggling gang, Customs Superintendent W. Luwang said. We have also ...

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Why India needs to count its broken toilets

In 2016, as many as 96.5 per cent of rural elementary government schools had toilets, but more than one in four (27.79 per cent) were dysfunctional or locked, according to data collected for the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). Only about 68.7 per cent of schools had working toilet facilities for students. In 2016, the ASER survey was conducted in 589 of 619 rural districts, and...

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Congress sponsored shutdown cripples life in Tripura

Agartala, July 19 (IANS) A 12-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress against a tribal party's indefinite road and rail blockade demanding separate state for the tribals crippled life in Tripura on Wednesday. The Congress also accused the central government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for conspiring in Tripura, like in Manipur, to get political and electoral mileage befo...

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16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday. The lowest percentage of 86.67 per cent in the Monday voting was registered by Meghalaya while it was 95 per cent for Mizoram. The states with 100 per cent polling are Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Ch...

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HC uphold Nagaland Governor's directive to prove majority, trust vote Wednesday

Kohima, July 18 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's Kohima bench on Tuesday upheld Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya's directive to Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority in the assembly, following which Acharya sought an special session on Wednesday for the floor test. The Naga Political Front, led by Lieziestsu, summoned an emergency meeting at which they decided to ask Pr...

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Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar. The election saw 99.61 per cent voting of parliamentarians, with Lok Sabha Secretary General and Returning Officer for the presidential election Anoop Mishra on ...

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Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDAs candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar. The election saw 98-99 per cent voting with Lok Sabha Secretary General and Returning Officer for the presidential election Anoop Mishra on Monday terming it prob...

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Presidential poll sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The election to choose Indias 14th President saw almost 100 per cent voting on Monday with Lok Sabha Secretary and Returning Officer Anoop Mishra terming it probably the highest turnout ever. Mishra said a total of 717 MPs and five MLAs were supposed to cast their votes at Parliament House. Of these, 714 MPs and four MLAs voted here. He said that 10 sta...

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50 per cent of human rights complaints from J&K: RTI

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir accounted for 49.5 per cent of the human rights violation complaints against the armed forces between 2012 and 2016, revealed an RTI reply. Meanwhile, the state's share in the monetary relief recommended was a mere three per cent, it said. A total of 186 complaints were received between 2012 and January 2016 from seven states, said the ...

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One new case of swine flu confirmed in Manipur

Imphal, July 15 (IANS) Manipur Health Minister L. Jayentakumar on Saturday announced that a 45-year-old man from Imphal west district has been confirmed to be suffering from swine flu. Jayentakumar appealed to the people not to panic, saying that the disease has been overcome in the past. Now people are more conscious and aware of the disease. The minister said: The person was ad...

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Indian student found dead in Bangladesh, another injured

Dhaka, July 15 (IANS) An Indian student has been found dead while another was found injured in a flat in Bangladesh's Chittagong's city. The deceased was identified as Ateef Sheikh, 25, a final year MBBS student of the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), the Daily Star quoted Alamgir Hossain, Officer-in-Charge of the Akbar Shah Police Station, as saying. Anot...

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SC orders CBI probe into Manipur's staged shootouts

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Over-ruling the government's various contentions, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to set up a team to probe over 90 cases of alleged staged shootouts by security forces in Manipur. The Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation will nominate a team and inform us of its composition within two weeks, as also any other req...

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Manipur rights activists welcome SC order to probe staged gunfights

Imphal, July 14 (IANS) Human rights activists in Manipur welcomed the Supreme Court's Friday directive ordering a CBI probe into alleged cases of staged shootouts in the state. I welcome it, said Babloo Loitongbam, director of the Human Rights Alert, which had along with an association of families of missing persons, filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court in 2012 seeking trials of th...

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'Jagga Jasoos': Weak narrative dampens stunning visuals

Film: Jagga Jasoos; Director: Anurag Basu; Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee, Saurabh Shukla; Rating: **1/2 Designed as a comic book character and mounted as a musical, Jagga Jasoos with its episodic adventure tales is a fiction fantasy that is visually appealing. The visuals in the film are striking and surreal. The lighting, textures and tone of the frames f...

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Landslide kills 1 in Manipur, injures 4

Imphal, July 14 (IANS) A woman was killed and another is missing in a landslide in Manipur's Senapati district on Thursday afternoon, official reports said on Friday. Four others were seriously injured. While officials assume that the missing woman must be dead, efforts are on to trace her, police said. The injured have been rushed to a hospital. Police said that incessant rain ...

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