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Northeast no more a nursery, it's a football factory: Mizoram CM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday backed former India football team captain Baichung Bhutia's comment on the northeast no more being a nursery of the game but a leader, saying it's not only his state but also Manipuri and Assam that have come of age at the national level. Ecstatic at the performance of Aizawl FC, who are on the cusp of becoming the...

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Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge cost over-runs. Many of these projects are now being transferred to a fledgling state-owned company, the Na...

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Three northeastern districts awarded in Centre's flagship schemes

Agartala/Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Three districts in Assam, Tripura and Mizoram got awards for the execution of the central government's flagship schemes in agriculture and the power sector, officials said on Saturday. According to an official from the Tripura government's agriculture department, Gomati district in southern Tripura got the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) award ...

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Mohun Bagan, Aizawl FC to lock horns in I-League title decider

Aizawl, April 21 (IANS) The I-League title will be up for grabs when Mohun Bagan and Aizawl FC lock horns at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday. Bagan, who wore the crown in the 2014-15 season under coach Sanjoy Sen, are top of the table with 33 points from 16 matches. Aizawl have the same number of points as Mohun Bagan but are second owing to an inferior head-to-head record. ...

2 days ago
Mohun Bagan, Aizawl FC lock horns in I-League title decider

Aizawl, April 21 (IANS) The I-League title will be up for grabs when Mohun Bagan and Aizawl FC locks horns at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday. Bagan, who wore the crown in the 2014-15 season under coach Sanjoy Sen, are top of the table with 33 points from 16 matches. Aizawl have the same number of points as Mohun Bagan but are second owing to an inferior head-to-head ...

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Tripura, Mizoram liquor shops relocate to follow SC order

Agartala/Aizawl, April 21 (IANS) The Tripura and Mizoram governments have implemented the Supreme Court order in toto to ban liquor shops and outlets along the National Highways, officials said on Friday. According to officials of the two states, after the Supreme Court's December 15 order, the Tripura and Mizoram governments asked all the District Magistrates and Collectors to relocate ...

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Genomic boost to protect Assam's muga silkworm

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A snapshot of the muga silkworm genome decoded by Indian scientists offers vital clues for imparting disease-resistance to help conserve the economically important insect which spins the distinctive golden yellow fabric synonymous with Assam. Bioengineering Research Laboratory (BERL) at IIT-Guwahati, in collaboration with the Central Silk Board (CSB) has, for the...

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Easter Sunday celebrated in northeast

Aizawl/Kohima, April 16 (IANS) Christians in most parts of the northeast with traditional pomp and gaiety celebrated the Easter Sunday signifying Jesus Christ's victory over death after his crucifixion to redeem the world. Accompanied by men, women and children dressed with vivid traditional attires, band parties of different corps of the Salvation Army woke the populace of several north...

9 days ago
Good Friday observed in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram

Shillong, April 14 (IANS) With fasts and day-long prayer services in churches, Christians in the Christian-majority states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram observed the occasion of Good Friday. Marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, faithful of the Roman Catholic Church took out a procession to the Calvary in towns and villages of the three states. Good Friday is of great sig...

10 days ago
Digital India Day exempted in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram

Shillong, April 13 (IANS) The Modi government on Thursday exempted the Digital India Day to be held on Friday in the Christian-majority states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram on account of Good Friday, an official said. In a letter to the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram, Niti Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant said on account of Good Friday the state governm...

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Cabinet approves measures to enhance oil palm cultivation

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modim on Wednesday approved measures such as relaxation of land ceiling limit, revision of norms of assistance in order to increase oil palm area and production in the country, a cabinet communique said. The government approved relaxation in restrictions for providing assistance to cultivation in more than 2...

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Telangana to pass legislation for Muslim quota on April 16

Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) A special session of Telangana Assembly will be held on April 16 to pass a legislation to increase quota for Muslims and tribals, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced on Wednesday. He said the percentage of enhanced quota will be decided by the state Cabinet at a meeting on April 15. After passing the bill, which will take the overall reservati...

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Junior hockey 'B' Division championship to begin on Friday in Bhopal

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Hockey India 7th Junior National Hockey Championship (Men) 'B' Division starts from April 14 at Bhopal's Aishbagh stadium, it was announced on Wednesday. With 25 teams, competing across eight pools, the competition which will continue till April 22 is set to be intense. The finalists of the tournament are guaranteed an automatic promotion to the 'A' Divisio...

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'Palm Sunday' celebrated in Mizoram

Aizawl, April 9 (IANS) The Christian-dominated state of Mizoram on Sunday celebrated Palm Sunday to commemorate the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem city on the last Sunday before his crucifixion. The day was celebrated across the state with gaiety and cheer. Special church services were held and Palm Sunday processions were taken out in the morning. In the colourful processi...

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Act suo motu on prosecutors' appointments under POSCO, SC tells HCs

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed Chief Justices of 11 High Courts to act suo motu for the appointment of independent public prosecutors in special courts hearing cases of sexual abuse of children under the POCSO Act. A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul gave the directions on a petition by law...

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Qualifying for Asian Cup is main goal now, says striker Jeje

Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua and right-back Pritam Kotal on Thursday said qualifying for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2019 in the UAE is the main goal now while expressing happiness over India's best ranking of 101 in nearly two decades. We have played well in the last six, seven eight matches. We need to keep playing well and we cannot rest o...

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Rural jobs scheme: 3 northeastern states on top, two at the bottom

Agartala, April 6 (IANS) Three northeastern states -- Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim -- topped the country in the just-concluded 2016-17 fiscal in providing work under a flagship rural jobs scheme while two others -- Manipur and Assam -- are at the very bottom in its execution, an official report has revealed. While the rest of the country lags, Congress-ruled Mizoram topped for the first t...

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India-Mongolia military exercise kicks off in Mizoram

Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) A 14-day India-Mongolia military training exercise began on Wednesday at Vairengte in Mizoram, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. Christened 'Exercise Nomadic Elephant - XII', it is aimed at training troops in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate. It will continue till April 18. The Mongolian Army is represen...

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Mizoram is 27th state in Uday discom debt restructure scheme

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Mizoram has become the 27th state to join the central government's Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (Uday) debt restructuring scheme for states' electricity distribution companies (discoms), an official statement said on Sunday. The government of India and the state of Mizoram signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Uday scheme on March 31, 2017, for o...

21 days ago
Rain-hit farmers face staggering losses

Imphal, April 2 (IANS) Farmers in some northeastern states are suffering as the torrential rain and hailstorm in the past four days have destroyed crops, causing them staggering losses. The rain stopped on Sunday for a few hours after a heavy downpour on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the action committee formed by the Manipur government is yet to make its presence felt. The ...

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