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Goa, Bengal to meet in Santosh Trophy final

Bambolim (Goa), March 23 (IANS) Hosts Goa beat Kerala 2-1 in the second semi-final of the 71st national football championship for the Santosh Trophy to set up their summit clash with Bengal after the latter prevailed over Mizoram 6-5 in sudden death in the first semi here on Thursday. For Goa, Liston Colaco scored a first-half brace with Rahul Raj pulling one back in the 61st minute. ...

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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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'Swasth Uttar Purva' initiative to boost healthcare in NE

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Aiming to improve public health efforts in the North Eastern region of India, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Wednesday launched Swasth Uttar Purva: Healthy North East initiative. The initiative will help catalyse trained workforce by imparting appropriate training in deliveri...

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Union Cabinet nod to first phase of northeast road project

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the development of 403 km of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram, official sources said. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of approximately 52 km in Meghalaya and 351 km in Mizoram, said a Cabinet release. The estimated...

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Goa, Kerala; Bengal and Mizoram look to reach Santosh Trophy final

Bambolim (Goa), March 22 (IANS) Goa will take on Kerala for a place in the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy final after a gap of eight years while Bengal and Mizoram lock horns in another semi-final here on Thursday. Goa captain Felix D'Souza lifted the 2008-09 Santosh Trophy alongside former India players like Mahesh Gawli and Climax Lawrence but since then they hav...

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Why India needs more male health workers -- to tackle maternal-health crisis

Female health workers are the primary drivers of maternal health initiatives, but male health workers (MHWs) could complement their services significantly, according to a 2015 research study conducted in rural Odisha. What can MHWs do in rural areas? Gender inequities in developing societies mean that men play a dominant, decision-making role in reproductive health. MHWs can make a diffe...

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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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Santosh Trophy: Mizoram in semis, Maharashtra miss last-four berth

Bambolim (Goa), March 21 (IANS) Mizoram defeated Railways 5-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the national championship for the Santosh Trophy here on Tuesday. The first half was cagey with both teams measuring each other's strengths. Mizoram playing a 4-2-3-1 formation looked the more compact of the two sides. After the initial cross-fire Mizoram took the lead through...

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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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Santosh Trophy: Maharashtra keep semis hopes alive, Kerala qualify

Bambolim (Goa), March 19 (IANS) Maharashtra kept their semi-finals hopes alive with a hard fought 1-0 win against Punjab in a Group B encounter of the 71st National Championship for the Santosh Trophy at the GMC Stadium here on Sunday. Vijith Shetty scored the winner in the second half after a barren first period. In the day's other match, Kerala became the second team to qualify...

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Chakma body demands impartial probe into trooper's death

Guwahati, March 18 (IANS) A social organisation working for the welfare of Chakmas in India on Saturday urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for an impartial Court of Inquiry into the alleged custodial killing of Assam Rifles personnel Kamal Mitra Chakma in Nagaland. The All India Chakma Social Forum (AICSF) said Chakma was brutally assaulted at his battalion headquarters at Jalaki in...

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Mizoram assembly resolution demands separate state cadre

Aizawl, March 17 (IANS) The Mizoram Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution seeking a separate Mizoram cadre for the All India Services - IAS, IPS, IFS. Currently, all India service officers -- IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IPS (Indian Police Service), (IFS) Indian Forest Service and others -- posted under the Mizoram government were from the common cadre of Arunachal ...

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Mizoram government presents Rs 8,803-cr surplus, tax-free budget

Aizawl, March 16 (IANS) Mizoram Finance Minister Lalsawta on Thursday presented a Rs 8,803.10-crore tax-free surplus budget for the financial year 2017-18. The minister tabling the budget said that the surplus of Rs 331.07 crore was possible with the revenue surplus of Rs 1,787.10 crore. Lalsawta said: Rs 750 crore were allocated for implementation of the New Economic Development...

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Tripura families affected by border fencing being rehabilitated

Agartala, March 16 (IANS) Families affected due to the construction of a fence along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura are being rehabilitated, a minister said here on Thursday. Due to the fencing, 8,730 families were affected as their houses, homestead, farm land and various others properties have been either encroached or have been relocated, Revenue and PWD Minister Badal Choudhu...

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Santosh Trophy: Kerala register win, Mizoram, Punjab in goalless draw

Bambolim (Goa), March 15 (IANS) Kerala rode Joby Justin's hat-trick to beat Railways 4-2 in their opening Group B match of the Santosh Trophy national football championship here on Wednesday. Captain P. Usman completed the tally for Kerala, while Railways' Malayali player Rajesh netted both their goals. It was Railways who drew first blood as Rajesh scored in the 17th minute maki...

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I-League: Minerva aim to stop Aizawl juggernaut

Ludhiana, March 10 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC will look to halt the Aizawl FC juggernaut when the two sides lock horns in an I-League encounter here on Saturday. Visitors Aizawl are having a dream run in the ongoing I-League season and are top of the table at the moment. The Mizoram side have just lost two matches and are on 29 points from 13 games, two ahead of second-placed East Bengal.<...

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'All I-League teams should be considered for ISL'

Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Former FIFA regional development officer for South and Central Asia, Shaji Prabhakaran, has backed all I-League clubs to be part of the revamped Indian Super League (ISL) which the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and its commercial and marketing partner Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) have proposed. Surprise league leaders Aizawl FC have fuelled talk ...

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Meghalaya opposition objects to toll on incomplete expressway

Shillong, March 8 (IANS) Opposition legislators in Meghalaya on Wednesday questioned the government over the collection of road tax on the incomplete Jorabat-Umiam Expressway, in violation of the Supreme Court ruling. The Jorabat-Umiam Expressway, which is also known as National Highway-40, is the lifeline for Mizoram, Tripura and parts of Manipur and Barak Valley of Assam. Raisi...

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Tripura tribal parties gear up to oppose Citizenship Bill

Agartala, March 6 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly elections in Left Front-ruled Tripura next year, two main tribal-based parties are all set to launch their agitation in the northeastern state against the central government's Citizenship Bill, among other issues. The decision follows separate demonstrations by the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and the Indigenous People's Fr...

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Tripura restricts Bangladesh fish import after formalin scare

Agartala, March 3 (IANS) After traces of formalin were found in fish brought from Bangladesh, the Tripura government has stopped fish import from the neighbouring country through its seven Land Customs Stations (LCSs), except for the Agartala-Akhaura ICP, a minister said here on Friday. Health and Revenue Minister Badal Choudhury said the preservative -- formalin or formaldihyde, mixed w...

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