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Anindith consolidates position in 20th JK Tyre National Racing Championship

Greater Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending champion Anindith Reddy swept both his races on the opening day of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here on Saturday to take a massive jump towards his second consecutive Euro JK 17 title. The LGB Formula 4 championship, however, took an exciting turn, with overnight leader Avalanche Racing's Chi...

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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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India unveil strong 10-member squad for women's Youth World Championship

Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) India unveiled a strong 10-member contingent to lead the countrys charge in the AIBA Womens Youth World Boxing Championship, starting here on Sunday. Six pugilists from Haryana -- Neetu (48kg), Jyoti (51kg), Sakshi (54kg), Shashi Chopra (57kg), Anupama (81kg) and Neha Yadav (81kg+) -- and one each from Mizoram (Vanlalhriapuii - 60kg), Uttar Pradesh (Astha Pahwa (6...

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Stage set for JK Tyre National Racing Championship finale

Greater Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) The 20th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship is poised for a spectacular finish, with Anindith Reddy and Chittesh Mandody looking strong favourites to run away with the Euro JK 17 and LGB 4 titles at the Buddh International Circuit here over the weekend. A complete bouquet of entertainment has been etched for the grande finale on Super Sunday, with exh...

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India, Bangladesh joint military exercise concludes

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise Sampriti 2017, which was being conducted at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram, culminated on Thursday with a validation exercise. It was the seventh such exercise in the Sampriti series. The 13-day-long field training exercise commenced on November 6. The exercise was aimed at streng...

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Mizoram Tiger Reserve gets Rs 14 cr boost

Aizawl, Nov 15 (IANS) The Mizoram government has undertaken a Rs 14 crore project to further protect the state's Dampa Tiger Reserve, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has said. Addressing a meeting of legislators on Tuesday, Thanhawla said the National Tiger Conservation Authority had given Rs 13.54 crore for the Dampa project, an official from the Chief Minister's Secretariat said on Wednes...

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Create jobs for NE women to stop trafficking: NCW chair

Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Tuesday stressed the need to create employment opportunities for women from the northeastern states to restrict trafficking of women. False dreams given by traffickers, the internet, financial weakness of the family and no mean to sustain their livelihood in their homes is fuelling trafficking of wome...

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NIT Agartala to set up rubber, bamboo research centres

Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Institute of Technology, Agartala, (NITA) has initiated to set up rubber and bamboo research centres to boost industries and employment in the northeastern region, a top official said here on Saturday. As Tripura is the second largest rubber producer in India, after Kerala, a viable rubber research centre can be set up in the NITA to boost the rubber ...

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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 girls continue victory march in Junior Boxing Nationals

Rohtak, Nov 9 (IANS) The Haryana boxers continued their dominance in the ring as eight out of the 10 boxers marched into the finals of the inaugural Junior Women's National Boxing Championship at the SAI National Boxing Academy here on Thursday. In the 48-kg weight category, Sanjeeta defeated Sandhya from Delhi as the bout went down to the wire. Even though Sanjeeta didn't let her oppone...

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No sexual harassment of Al Qaeda man: Tihar Jail to court

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) A Tihar Jail official has told a court here that sexual harassment allegations raised by suspected Al Qaeda operative and British national Samiun Rahman are not true. It is only prudent to mention here that the allegations levelled by the prisoner (Rahman) are just an endeavour to ... browbeat the prison administration, the jail official said in a reply filed befo...

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Bangladesh hands over five terrorists to India

Silchar, Nov 8 (IANS) Five terrorists belonging to Manipur and Nagaland-based extremist outfits were handed over to Assam Police by Bangladeshi police after they completed their 13 year jail term in that country, a police official here said. Bangladesh police handed over the five militants to Assam Police through the Sutarkandi border (in Karimganj district of Assam) yesterday (Tuesday)....

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GST Council's Guwahati meet key as it will review GST regime: Assam Minister

Guwahati, Nov 6 (IANS) The forthcoming meeting of the GST council meeting scheduled to be held here on Friday is extremely important as it will review the new tax regime, introduced in July this year, said Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Addressing a press conference here, he said a meeting of Finance Department officials from around the country will be held on Thursday, ahea...

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Top class Joint Training Warfare Centre to be inaugurated in Meghalaya

Shillong, Nov 4 (IANS) A state-of-the-art Joint Training Warfare Centre for conducting joint exercises with foreign armies will be inaugurated at Umroi Cantonment in Meghalaya on November 6, a defence official said on Saturday. The establishment of the training warfare centre will witnesses joint counter-terrorist training exercise between the armies of India and Bangladesh, called SAMPR...

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Al-Qaeda operative alleges sexual harassment in Tihar jail

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Suspected Al-Qaeda operative and British national Samiun Rahman, arrested on charge of radicalising Rohingyas to fight the Myanmar Army, on Friday told a court that he was sexually harassed in the Tihar Central Jail here. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma asked the jail officials to file a response on Rahman's plea and listed the matter for November 8. ...

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North-East Festival returns to Delhi with food, fun, fashion

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The North East Festival, which aims to promote northeast India, is back in the capital with stalls offering northeastern cuisine, handloom products and performances by Assamese singers like Papon and Zubeen Garg. The three-day festival, will see performances by artistes like rapper Borkung Hrangkhawl, heavy metal bands Pulse Pandits, Girish & Chronicles (GATC)...

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Assam Rifles troopers on tri-nation expedition to boost border ties

Agartala, Nov 2 (IANS) Assam Rifles, India's oldest central para-military force, is conducting a tri-nation motorcycle expedition involving India, Bangladesh and Myanmar to promote force-to-force and people-to-people relations as part of its 183rd Raising Day celebrations, an official said here. The 2,150-km 19-day expedition will cover Bangladesh and Myanmar besides India's six northeas...

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Children's deaths in Gujarat hospital spotlights state's malnutrition, infant mortality

As national attention was focussed on the recent deaths of 18 children over three days in Ahmedabads main civil hospital, officials said most children were underweight and thus vulnerable. That defence spotlights the fact that Gujarat -- which ranks second by industries and fifth by per capita income -- is ranked 17th among 29 states on infant mortality and 25th by underweight prevalence...

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Goa, Kerala top Gender Vulnerability; Bihar, UP at bottom

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are at the bottom in a new Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) prepared by Plan India, while Goa, Kerala and Mizoram occupy the top three positions. Delhi was placed 24th in the survey by the independent child development organisation. According to the index -- prepared on the basis of four important dimensions -- Health, Education, P...

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Manish upsets Shiva Thapa at boxing nationals

Visakhapatnam, Oct 30 (IANS) Shiva Thapas golden run at the second Elite Mens National Boxing Championship came to an abrupt end as he suffered a shock defeat against SSCBs Manish Kaushik here on Monday. Apart from him, the other favourites, Manoj Kumar (69kg) and Mandeep Jangra (75kg), didn't face any such mishaps, as they comfortably went on to win their respective bouts. In th...

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