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Cattle slaughter rules unlikely to affect business in northeast

Imphal, May 27 (IANS) People across sections in the northeastern states are more or less unanimous in their opinion that enforcement of the cattle slaughter rules issued by the central government on Friday will have little or no impact in the region. In a bid to regulate the hitherto unregulated cattle trade, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre issued a notifica...

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Bodies of 8 Manipur tribals killed in 2015 violence finally buried

Imphal, May 24 (IANS) The bodies of eight tribal activists in Manipur, killed in a September 2015 violence, were interred on Wednesday after being kept in the mortuary for 600 days in the state's Churachandpur district. Nine persons were killed in September 2015 during a violence that erupted after the Manipur assembly passed three Inner Line Permit Bills in August 2015. One body was bur...

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Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships. A group of 53 men and 37 women reported to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on May 24 for a five-week camp that will further identify talent who can represent the country in t...

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Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing facilities at 7 ports

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The Central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with the Cochin Shipyard, a top official said here. It has been decided at last week's meeting in Goa that seven ports, which have ship repair facilities that need to be upgraded, should enter into an understanding with Cochin Shipyard L...

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Escaping ethnic trouble, 280 Myanmar tribals seek shelter in Mizoram

Aizawl, May 23 (IANS) At least 280 people, mostly women and children, from Myanmar have taken shelter in two villages in Mizoram allegedly fearing ethnic trouble at home, an official said here on Tuesday. Around 280 people from Myanmar's Ralie village in Arakan area have taken shelter at Lungpuk and Khalkhy mountainous villages in Saiha district since late Friday, a Mizoram home departme...

6 days ago
Deveshwar, Soumitra Chatterjee conferred Bengal's highest civilian award

Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee and India's longest serving boss Y.C. Deveshwar were conferred the Banga Samman, West Bengal's highest civilian award, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday. Guide us... criticise us if we go wrong but do not misunderstand us. The awardees have contributed so much to Bengal and the Banga Samman is meant to further encourage them...

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Sports ministry to launch talent search portal

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Union Sports Ministry will launch a portal to search for young talent in different Olympic disciplines, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel said here on Saturday. In an interaction with the media here, Goel said that when he came across a case where a young talented sportsperson was denied entry to a stadium on the ground that the facili...

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India will lose 2,305 sq km forest cover by 2025: Study

Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) A staggering 2,305 sq km of forest cover in northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands -- slightly more than the size of Mauritius -- could disappear by 2025, a simulation study by ISRO scientists has predicted. The overall predicted loss of forest cover by 2025 is estimated to be 2,305 km square in the Northeast and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The m...

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Tripura, Mizoram to pass GST bills this month

Agartala/Aizawl, May 19 (IANS) Two northeastern states -- the Left-ruled Tripura and Congress-governed Mizoram -- would pass their State Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bills this month, it was announced on Friday. A three-day session of the Tripura Assembly would begin from May 23 to pass the State Goods and Services Tax Bill, Deputy Speaker Pabitra Kar told IANS in Agartala. The B...

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14th GST council meet starts in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The crucial 14th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting to finalise tax slabs on services and commodities in the country started here on Thursday. Chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, this is the first time that such an important national policy-making meet is being held in Jammu and Kashmir. Finance Ministers, Finance Secretaries and taxa...

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Two men held with Rs 22 crore party drugs

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Delhi Police arrested two drug suppliers of an inter-state cartel in south Delhi and seized 22.5 kg of party drug ephedrine, valued Rs 22 crore, which was meant for supply to a foreign national in Dwarka, police said on Wednesday. The two men would supply drugs to rave parties in posh areas of Delhi, Chandigarh and other states. Police said Ashok Kumar, 4...

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Rajnath Singh reviews security situation in northeast

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in the northeast states and directed he police to focus on improving normal police functioning, better prosecution and conviction in criminal cases. Since counter-insurgency operations are now not taking as much time of the security forces as before, the state police forces need to focus...

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Selected footballers from Santosh Trophy, universities train under Constantine

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) A total of 40 U-22 players from all across the country selected by the All India Football Federations (AIFF) scouting network are undergoing trials under India coach Stephen Constantine at the Andheri Sports Complex here in a four-day trial camp. The boys would be going through training sessions under Constantine to get selected for the final selection-cum- preparat...

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Indira most acceptable PM even today: Pranab

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said Indira Gandhi was still the most acceptable ruler of the country and hailed the late Prime Minister for her decisiveness and fearlessness. To the people of India, she is the most acceptable ruler of a democratic country, even today, Mukherjee said at the launch of the book India's Indira - A Centennial Tribute during h...

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Indira Gandhi's entire life infused with passion for India: President

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Observing that Indira Gandhi's life was infused with a tremendous passion for India and its people, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday hailed the late Prime Minister's contributions towards the progress and development of the country. She was filled with an intense desire to see India rise above poverty and deprivation as well as occupy a rightful place on th...

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Tripura to issue Aadhaar cards to over 32,000 Mizoram tribals

Agartala, May 13 (IANS) More than 32,000 Mizoram tribals staying in seven refugee camps in Tripura for the past two decades will be issued Aadhaar cards by the Tripura government, an official said on Saturday. An official of the Tripura Relief and Revenue Department said that the Home Ministry had asked the state to provide Aadhaar cards to these tribals to ensure hassle-free government ...

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Canadian firm helping Mizoram develop world-class golf course

Aizawl, May 12 (IANS) The Mizoram government is developing an international standard 18-hole golf course which has been designed by a Canadian firm, official said here on Friday. The international standard 18-hole golf course is being developed near Thenzawl town in Serchhip District (in central Mizoram) as part of the central government plan to develop theme-based tourism circuits acros...

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Myanmar keen to set up border 'haat': Indian official

Agartala, May 10 (IANS) Myanmar is keen to set up a border 'haat' (market) on its border with India and an official team from the neighbouring country visited Kasba market in Tripura to study its functioning, an Indian official said here on Wednesday. The move comes in the wake of the successful operation of such markets along India's border with Bangladesh. A five-member team le...

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Quality education must for progress of nation: Javadekar

Guwahati, May 6 (IANS) Quality education is a must for all-round development of the country, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. After inaugurating a two-day Regional Workshop on Innovations and Best Practices in School Education here on Saturday, he said that all NCERT books had been revised in the last 10 years. The HRD Ministry has...

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Bangladesh no longer safe for Indian insurgents: BSF

Shillong, May 5 (IANS) Bangladesh is no longer a safe haven for Indian insurgents, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General K.K. Sharma said on Friday. They (Indian insurgents) are no longer active in Bangladesh. There were few training camps and hideouts of Indian insurgents and on our (BSF) information, the BGB (Border Guards of Bangladesh) has taken effective action and destroyed ...

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