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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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In 2 years, BJP govt electrified 13,523 villages; only 8% completely

As many as 73 per cent of the 18,452 villages that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government identified for electrification in 2015 now have power supply, but only eight per cent of these had all their households electrified, according to the governments own data. As of May 25, 13,523 villages have been electrified, but 100 per cent household connectivity has been achieved in only 1,08...

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Of food, travels, history and infidelity

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Discover how love and food build a shared connection amongst diverse cultures; read how in a quest to find happiness, a man travels through the heart of India; know about a turbulent past of religious rifts, caste hierarchies and power shifts in 1510 Goa. Also, flick through a story of a marriage affected by infidelity. There is nothing more varied that the IANS ...

2 days ago
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...

3 days ago
Nagas in Arunachal seek Centre's intervention to set up autonomous council

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Naga community in Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre to intervene in the long-delayed matter of granting autonomous council status to Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts, so that these areas can see socio-economic development. Alleging that the Arunachal Pradesh government was denying the Nagas their genuine demand, the community said they had w...

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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...

4 days ago
SC notice on plea against Manipur Police's 'arbitrary' acts

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Central and Manipur governments' response on a petition by parents of Irom Rojer who was killed in 2011 in a road rage case by Ajay Meetai - the son of present Chief Minister N. Biren Singh - seeking protection from the illegal and arbitrary acts of the state police. Biren Singh in 2011 was Sports Minister in the government ...

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Why coalitions among NE militant groups won't work

Chronic attacks of the insurgency virus for decades has made the people of northeast apparently immune to the scourge. The relentless operations by security agencies have forced some of the militant groups to surrender or to run away to alien lands which they use as shelter -- and to employ hit-and-run tactics in the region. In between, there are instances of militant groups surrendering...

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Japan to build war museum in Manipur

Imphal, May 21 (IANS) Japan's Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan will build a war museum at Maibam Lokpa Ching in Manipur's Bishenpur district. Maibam Lokpa Ching is a historical place where the British and the Japanese fought during the Second World War. About 70,000 Japanese soldiers laid down their lives in the Imphal and Kohima battles, which are regarded as the fier...

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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...

8 days ago
Pallavi Sharda, Natalie Di Luccio go on road trip for TV show

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Actress Pallavi Sharda, chef Saransh Goila, fashion photographer Taras Taraporvala, singer Natalie Di Luccio and cinematographer Sai Sanil will be seen exploring the entire stretch of the Asian highway with a road trip via a TV show. They will be seen in travel show NEXA Journeys On Asian Highway 1 Driven By S-Cross, which will beam on the cluster of Discovery ch...

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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...

9 days ago
New political party floated in Nagaland

Dimapur (Nagaland), May 17 (IANS) A new political party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was launched in Nagaland on Wednesday and it will the contest the 2018 assembly elections. The formation of the new party is significant following internal strife within the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The members of the new political outfi...

10 days ago
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...

13 days ago
CM Liezietsu asks political leaders to work for welfare of Naga people

Kohima, May 13 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Saturday urged public leaders not to have any personal grudges against each other, but to work together for the welfare of the Naga people. Paying his maiden official visit to his native Kohima Village after becoming Chief Minister, Liezietsu also said political leaders cannot afford to have personal rivalry or enmity...

16 days ago
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...

20 days ago
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...

21 days ago
Lack of funding, poor infra hit higher education in NE

Agartala, May 5 (IANS) A dearth of investments, poor infrastructure and lopsided planning affect higher education in the Northeast, though the region has enough potential, meritorious students and teachers, experts and academicians say. However, compared to last year when the exercise was first begun, universities and technical institutions in the northeastern states have slightly improv...

21 days ago
Gangtok is northeast's cleanest city

Agartala/Gangtok, May 5 (IANS) Nine cities from eight northeastern states have found place in Swachh Survekshan-2017, with Sikkim's capital Gangtok emerging as the region's cleanest city. The report of the evaluation, conducted in 434 cities and towns across the country, was released by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venakaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Thursday. Gangtok ranked 50 with a...

24 days ago
Nagaland CM for early solution to separatist movement

Mokokchung (Nagaland), May 2 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister AShurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday urged the Naga people to seek an early and amicable settlement to the six-decade-old separatist Naga movement. Nagas have been suffering for too long and we want to see an early solution which is amicable and honourable, he told a large gathering of Ao Naga and Angami Naga tribes here on the occ...

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