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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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Meghalaya to host National Games 2022

Shillong, March 23 (IANS) Meghalaya will be hosting the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M. Sangma informed the assembly on Thursday. The allotment of National Games to be held in Meghalaya has been announced by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) at its annual general meeting held on December 27, 20...

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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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Manipur ministry expanded with induction of 3 ministers

Imphal, March 23 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition ministry in Manipur was expanded on Thursday with induction of three ministers. Governor Najma Heptulla administered the oath of office and secrecy at a simple function in the afternoon at Raj Bhavan. The new ministers are T. Radheshyam, Nemcha Haokip and V. Hangkhalian -- all from the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), the major partner.<...

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Congress MLA in Manipur faces disqualification

Imphal, March 22 (IANS) Manipur speaker Y. Khemchand told the assembly on Wednesday that a notice has been received seeking disqualification of T. Shyamkumar, who was elected on a Congress ticket. Shyamkumar was elected from Andro seat on the Congress ticket in the March assembly elections but he shifted his allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) post-polls. Khemchand sai...

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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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'20 UP ministers, four from Uttarakhand face criminal cases'

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The new Uttar Pradesh government has 20 ministers with criminal cases against them, Uttarakhand four, and Punjab two, a report said on Tuesday. No Manipur minister has declared criminal case against him, according to a report released by the National Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The report analysed the self-declared a...

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Governor promises blockade-free Manipur

Imphal, March 21 (IANS) Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla on Tuesday promised that the newly installed BJP-led government will ensure a blockade-free state that only till Sunday was reeling under a four-month-long economic closure. The northeastern state had been reeling under an economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1 before the protesting group agreed ...

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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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Congress to review poll performance on Rahul's return

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress said on Monday that party's central leadership will review its performance in the assembly polls and introspect on reasons for the party's defeat in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Party leader P.L. Punia said that party's Uttar Pradesh unit has already embarked on the exercise and discussed reasons for the party's performance with all candidates wh...

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Supported BJP with party's permission, I'm still in TMC: Robindro

Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Manipur's only Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker T. Robindro Singh, who sided with the ruling BJP-led alliance during the trust vote on Monday, said he had taken the step with the permission of his party. Singh said he was still with the TMC. I am still with Trinamool Congress... This is state politics. There are some differences between central politics a...

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Centre hails lifting of Manipur's economic blockade

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The almost five-month-long economic blockade in Manipur was lifted after efforts made by the new BJP-led government in the state, Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh said on Monday. The 130-day-long existing blockade in Manipur was lifted due to the dedicated efforts of new Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh. The United...

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Rajnath congratulates Biren Singh for winning trust vote

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday congratulated Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh for winning the trust vote in the assembly and hoped the state will prosper under his leadership. Congratulations to Manipur CM N. Biren Singh on winning the trust vote in the assembly. I am sure Manipur will prosper under his leadership, the Minister tweeted. ...

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Biren Singh wins trust vote in Manipur

Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, heading the state's first Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, on Monday won the floor test in the assembly by voice vote. BJP's Y. Khemchand was earlier elected the Speaker. The floor test took place 11 days after assembly elections threw up a fractured verdict and five days after the Biren Singh ministry wa...

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BJP wins trust vote in Manipur

Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday won a critical trust vote in the state assembly. Thirty-two of the 60 legislators voted for Biren Singh's Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition while 28 went with the Congress-led opposition. --IANS il/mr/bns ...

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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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BJP, RSS not undefeatable: Kerala CM

Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said the BJP and the RSS are not undefeatable and that people of India will win the fight against communalism. Addressing a public rally of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) here, he said that in the wake of the results of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, many people expressed the opinion that ...

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Nagas to lift Manipur blockade from Sunday midnight

Imphal, March 19 (IANS) The economic blockade of Manipur imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) will be lifted from Sunday midnight, announced a UNC office-bearer here. The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk on Sunday involving two UNC constituents -- All Naga Students' Association Manipur (ANSAM) and Naga Women Union (NWU) -- and representatives...

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Nagas to end Manipur blockade

Imphal, March 19 (IANS) The economic blockade of Manipur imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) will be lifted from midnight Sunday, it was announced here. This followed an agreement reached during talks involving the Naga group and representatives of the central and Manipur governments. The blockade was imposed on November 1, causing widespread shortages in Manipur. --IANS ...

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PM greets Adityanath, hopes record development in UP

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and voiced confidence in the new team to make Uttar Pradesh a Uttam Pradesh by doing record development. Congratulations to Yogi Adityanathji, (Deputy Chief Ministers) Keshav Prasad Mauryaji, Dinesh Sharmaji and all those who took oath. Best wishes for serving UP, Modi tweeted.

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