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Indo-Kenyan Chef Kiran Jethwa takes TV viewers on spirited journey through India

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) He's quite a citizen of the world, what with being born in Kenya to an English mother and Indian father, whose roots are in Gujarat, and whose grandmother was from Daman and Diu. Just the right genes for Chef Kiran Jethwa to transport television viewers across the country with his Spirited Traveller show that highlights Indian culture through its local drinks and food. ...

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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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'Nagaland government supports dialogue between Centre, NSCN '

Kohima, March 21 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Tuesday said the Naga People's Front-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government will continue to support the ongoing political dialogue between the central government and National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah). My government supports the ongoing political dialogue between the government and the NSCN (IM) and...

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Imtiwapang Aier elected Speaker of Nagaland assembly

Kohima, March 21 (IANS) Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator Imtiwapang Aier was on Tuesday unanimously elected Speaker of the 60-member Nagaland assembly. Health and Family Welfare Minister P. Longon and Roads and Bridges Minister Y. Vikheho Swu proposed Aier's name, which was seconded by Chotisuh Sazo, holding charge of the Public Health Engineering Department. Deputy Speaker I...

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Bengal, northeast to kick-off first synchronised elephant census

Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) In a first, states in eastern and northeast India, including West Bengal, will carry out a synchronised elephant census beginning on March 27, by deploying direct and indirect counting methods. The training sessions for estimation of jumbo numbers in north Bengal began in four locations on Tuesday, said State Chief Wildlife Warden, Pradeep Vyas. This is t...

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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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Nagaland BJP legislator 'threatened' for asking questions

Kohima, March 19 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in Nagaland has received threats allegedly by supporters of Home Minister Y. Patton for submitting questions on the appointments in the Home Department to the state assembly secretariat. Mmhonlumo Kikon, one of the four BJP members in the 60-member Nagaland Assembly, has been receiving threatening text messages allegedly b...

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NSE to impart financial literacy to Nagaland students

Kohima, March 18 (IANS) The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has joined hands with India's National Stock Exchange (NSE) Academy to impart financial literacy to Class IX students across the state, an official said on Saturday. NSE Academy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE). The NBSE has made the academy's financial literacy...

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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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Despite appeal, Manipur blockade continues

Imphal, March 16 (IANS) The United Naga Council (UNC) has rejected Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh's appeal to end the economic blockade of the state. During his election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had vowed to end the blockade within 48 hours if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in the state. But the UNC made it clear that the blockade would co...

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Two IS suspects arrested in Manipur

Imphal, March 16 (IANS) Assam Rifles have arrested two Islamic State suspects from a border town in Manipur, police sources said on Thursday. The arrests were made at a border checkpost at Khudengthabi along the Trans Asian Highway No 1 on March 14 when the suspects were proceeding towards Imphal from the border town of Moreh. The two were identified as Nazir Mohammad and Abu Ba...

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NPP, NPF to back BJP-led government in Manipur

Imphal/Kohima, March 14 (IANS) The party chiefs of the National People's Party (NPP) and the Naga People's Front (NPF) on Tuesday said they will support a non-Congress government in Manipur led by the BJP. NPP supremo Conrad K. Sangma said a non-Congress government would soon be formed in Manipur and his party would support the BJP-led alliance government. Nagaland Chief Minister...

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NPF assures support to new Manipur government

Kohima, March 14 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday brushed aside reports that his Naga People's Front (NPF) will not support the new non-Congress coalition government in Manipur. The NPF supremo said that it did not put any pre-condition before joining the BJP-led coalition arrangement in Manipur and suh reporrs are absolutely false. The NPF is a maj...

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Low-cost technology together removes arsenic, iron from water

Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Researchers from Assam have invented a simple technology that together removes arsenic and iron from contaminated water at less than one paisa per litre. The technique has recently been granted an Indian patent. Christened 'Arsiron Nilogon', the filtration method uses three easily available low-cost chemicals to eliminate arsenic and iron. The se...

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Who will take power in Manipur? Congress or BJP?

Imphal, March 12 (IANS) Uncertainty looms large on government formation in Manipur although the ruling Congress is the single largest party in the new assembly with 28 seats. Independent candidate Ashab Uddin, who is yet to announce his support for any party, is likely to play a vital role in the formation of the new government. Ashab Uddin won from Jiribam defeating Thoudam Debe...

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NPF to supports BJP in Manipur

Kohima, March 11 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Saturday said that his Naga People's Front (NPF) would support the BJP to form the new government in Manipur. The NPF central office reiterates its stand to rid the region of the Congress party and pledges our support to any non-Congress coalition government in Manipur, Shurhozelie said. The NPF, which is ...

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BJP continues to march on in North-East region

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to consolidate its position in the northeastern part of India by winning as many as 21 seats in the Manipur assembly elections from none in the last 15 years. With sizable increase in its vote percentage -- 36.3 per cent, the BJP remained in the second position after the Congress, which won 28 seats, though with lower ...

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Northeast region in grip of BJP wave, says Ram Madhav

Agartala, March 10 (IANS) The entire northeastern region, like other parts of the country, is in the grip of a massive BJP wave, the party's National General Secretary Ram Madhav said here on Friday, adding the BJP will form the government in Manipur on Saturday and in Tripura next year. Like all parts of India, a BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) wave has gripped the entire northeastern regi...

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Nagaland CM wants employees to be in office by 9.30

Kohima, March 5 (IANS) Government employees have to be in office by 9.30 a.m., says new Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu. Unlike his predecessors, Liezietsu means business and he also means to stick to the mantras as he dictated to the heads and administrative heads of department: Be punctual in office; set your office in order; and give the best of your services to the publ...

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In poor Manipur, ethnic conflict overshadows low infant mortality rate

The economic blockade of the Imphal-Dimapur and Imphal-Silchar roads, through which most goods enter the state, has overshadowed all other issues this election year in Manipur, the north-eastern state with one of India's highest poverty rates, high youth unemployment, and low growth. Elections in Manipur, a state half the size of Haryana, with one-third the population of Mumbai, over 30 ...

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