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New Rural Livelihood scheme for Northeast to benefit tribals: DoNER Minister

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The new Rural Livelihood scheme for the Northeast will primarily benefit the tribals and the lower socio economic groups including women in the region, said DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday. To begin with, four states, - Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, will be taken up for helping the tribal and even the non-tribal lower groups living in remote ar...

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Modi expresses concern over large number of grievances of consumers

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed concern over large number of grievances of consumers and called for improvement in administrative arrangements to benefit them, an official release said. Modi, who chaired his twenty-third interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation - revi...

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TN has highest number of women entrepreneurs: Report

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has the highest number of women entrepreneurs in India, followed by Kerala and West Bengal, reveals a new report. Nearly 80 per cent of women entrepreneurs in India are self-financing their businesses, with little utilisation of the various government schemes that provide financial aid to them, according to the state-wise analysis of state of women ent...

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'Naga wrestling is for the purification of man'

Jamshedpur, Nov 22 (IANS) If the Western world resorted to duels when two honorable men found their egos slighted, similar dispute-resolution can be found in one of India's own warrior tribes -- though the preference is for closer combat. They sorted out differences with a wrestling match. The tribals of Nagaland have not forgotten that the primary motive for one to wrestle with another ...

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Kohima Press Club condemns killing of Tripura journalist

Kohima, Nov 22 (IANS) The Kohima Press Club (KPC) has condemned the killing of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura. Bhowmik, a reporter of Syandan Patrika and television channel Vanguard, was shot dead by the bodyguard of the Tripura State Rifles Second Battalion Commandant on Tuesday. In a statement issued here, KPC General Secretary Alice Yhosi said: The Club is seized wi...

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Nagaland CM bats for Tourist Circuit for Northeast

Kohima/Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Tuesday called for creating a Tourist Circuit for northeast India in order to connect all festivals of the eight states in the region. All it requires is the right policy, mixed with a blend of incentives for promoting investment and industrial growth in the northeastern states, he said, highlighting the importance of c...

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Arunachal Governor flags off Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally

Itanagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) on Tuesday flagged off the second edition of the Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally at Itanagar. The Governor expressed the hope that the event will help in cementing the age-old relationship and friendship between India and Bhutan. He also said that it provides a platform for the exposure of tradi...

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CPI-M condemns 'communalisation' of young minds in Rajasthan

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday condemned the communalsiation of education in Rajasthan and urged the Central government to stop states from fairs such as the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair being held in Jaipur. The CPI-M strongly condemns the outrageous directions issued by the Rajasthan Minister for Primary and Secondary Education according to which the students of all g...

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NSCN-K 'Finance Secretary' arrested in Meghalaya

Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS) Inovi Avika Assumi, the Finance Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), has been arrested here, an official said on Sunday. Acting on a tip, Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles troopers raided Assumi's hideout at Demseiniong area on Saturday night. He was an accused in an extortion racket. We were informed about his presenc...

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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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Nagaland legislators to meet Modi on Naga issues

Kohima, Nov 18 (IANS) The Nagaland Legislators Forum on Friday resolved to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit a memorandum, seeking resolution of Naga political issues before the state assembly elections next year. The Naga parliamentarians met in the Nagaland Assembly Secretariat under the Chairmanship of Imtiwapang Aier, who is also the Assembly Speaker. The meeting wh...

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EC asks Tripura officials to be ready for February polls

Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team that visited Tripura on Thursday and Friday asked the state officials to make all preparations in place for the next assembly polls, due in February next year. A four-member EC team arrived here on Thursday and held a series of meetings for two days. The EC team asked the state officials to make ready all preparations for the comin...

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Tribal fest with tribes from four continents kicks off in Ranchi

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) Tata Steel kickstarted the fourth edition of its five-day tribal festival here on Wednesday, with 103 tribes from across the country and many from overseas slated to showcase their indigenous culture. Samvaad, from November 15 to 19, will see tribal representatives from countries like Australia, Canada, Kenya, and Zimbabwe -- representing four continents -- particip...

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EC holds meeting with poll panel officials of three states

New Delhi/Agartala, Nov 13 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday held a meeting here with Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to take stock of preparations for the February 2018 assembly elections in these states, a Tripura official said. EC officials apprised the three CEOs on the use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines at all polling station...

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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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Last session of outgoing Tripura Assembly begins on Monday

Agartala, Nov 9 (IANS) The last session of the outgoing Tripura Assembly, prior to the state going to polls in February next year, will begin here on Monday, Deputy Speaker of the House Pabitra Kar said on Thursday. The session would be held for two days and it would be the last session of the outgoing assembly before the February (2018) elections, Kar told IANS after the Business Adviso...

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Re-tendering for 329 km roads in Nagaland by December

New Delhi/Kohima, Nov 9 (IANS) Strange are the ways of the bureaucracy. A private firm that had spent about Rs 1,000 crore for laying 329 km of roads in Nagaland, with little visible results on the ground, will again be in the running when the project is re-tendered next month, with the cost having tripled to Rs 3,000 crore, according to officials. The project -- part of the central gove...

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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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Doval hopes settlement of Naga problem will happen soon

New Delhi/Kohima, Nov 5 (IANS) National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Sunday told Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang that he hoped that a settlement to the decades-old Naga problem will happen soon. Everyone wishes for an early solution and it is important to look at what one can do towards achieving that objective, said Doval, according to a statement issued by Nagaland Chief Ministe...

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