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Water quality testing brings Kentucky and eastern Indian students together

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Students from ten schools of east India and twelve from US' Kentucky state collaborated in a project culminating on Friday that explored water quality in the two far-off parts of the globe. The project Exploring Water Quality in Eastern India and Kentucky was launched last year by the US Consulate General here, in collaboration with University of Kentucky and Asso...

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Sarkar has mixed response to BJP-led Tripura government's first budget

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is now Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, on Thursday appreciated some proposals of the BJP-led state government's first budget while slamming some of its other provisions. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Tuesday presented a Rs 16,387.21 crore tax-free, zero defici...

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BJP's Sen elected Tripura Deputy Speaker

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Congress-turned-BJP legislator Biswabhandu Sen was on Thursday was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Tripura assembly unopposed. After question hour, Speaker Rebati Mohan Das announced the election of Sen to the post as no other nomination was filed. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Education, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ratan Lal Nath and Lead...

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Russia to supply technical security equipment to India

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom on Thursday said that its subsidiary Nikiret has signed an agreement with Indian engineering services firm Core Energy Systems Pvt Ltd for the promotion of its technical security equipment in India. Rosatom, who are the technical consultants and equipment suppliers for the Nuclear Power Corp of India-operated Kudankul...

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Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan

Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday. The state government has taken Rs 500 crore as loan from the ADB and Hudco (Housing and Urban Development Corporation) to carry out the Rs 1,000 crore sm...

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Punjab amends rule to bar misuse of stamp duty rebate for women

Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab government has amended a rule to curb the misuse of stamp duty rebate extended to women on property registration, an official said here on Monday. As per the rule amended by the Revenue Department on the directive of Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, now if the property acquired by a woman is transferred in the name of a male relative withi...

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Maharashtra atrocity on Dalit, tribal boys: Rahul slams RSS, BJP

Jalgaon (Maharashtra), June 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday blamed the RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party' politics after two Dalits and a tribal boy were paraded nude and assaulted for swimming in a well in Wakadi village here. The sole crime of these Dalit children was they were taking a dip in a well. Humanity is struggling to save its dignity, Gandhi tweeted. <...

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Bhutan's Mountain Echoes lit fest set to climb a notch higher

Thimphu, June 14 (IANS) Bhutans annual literary gathering, the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, an like no other thanks to its magnificent backdrop, will return this August for its ninth edition, featuring a diverse set of speakers who will participate in sessions ranging from spirituality and philosophy to films and environmental conservation. The festival is scheduled to take place h...

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Teenaged girl held for supplying narcotic drug to jail inmate

Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) A teenaged girl was arrested for allegedly trying to supply narcotic drugs in a case of talcum powder to an inmate in Dumdum Correctional Home here, jail authorities said on Wednesday. A girl was caught by the guards while trying to slip in a powder-like narcotic substance, suspected to be heroin, to an inmate, Bhagirath Sarkar, on Tuesday evening. She was handed ...

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Manik Sarkar's security increased as he faces 'obstruction'

Agartala, June 12 (IANS) Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's security has been increased as the BJP workers continued to obstruct his tour to tribal dominated areas in Dhalai district since Monday, police said on Tuesday. Sarkar, now the Leader of Opposition in Tripura, accompanied by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Chief Whip in the assembly and former minister Tap...

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Mamata felicitates state board toppers

Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee felicitated the rank holders of the secondary and higher secondary education boards here on Monday. It is not easy to be a part of the merit list. It's your awareness, knowledge, intellect and power that has led you towards a new path of success. Some of you will be doctors, engineers, professors, scientist and s...

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Ram Gopal Varma announces 'Virus'

Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma on Sunday announced his next film titled Virus. My next film is titled 'Virus' and is being produced by Parag Sanghvi, who produced 'Sarkar' and 'The Attacks of 26/11', Varma tweeted. This comes after his film Officer, which released last month. He had said: It ('Officer') is a film about the violent society we live in and...

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Tripura, Mizoram step up efforts to tackle cyber crime

Agartala/Aizawl, June 9 (IANS) Tripura and Mizoram have taken steps to strengthen their existing setup to deal with the growing incidents of cyber crime, including misuse of social media, officials said on Saturday. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Tripura has recently decided to set up a separate full-fledged Crime Branch comprising senior IPS officers. A senior poli...

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Ajay much better than me at pampering kids, Kajol

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Actress Kajol admits that her actor husband Ajay Devgn is much better than her when it comes to pampering their kids. She was interacting with media after attending the trailer launch of Hindi version of Incredibles 2 here on Friday. Being generally busy working in the films and managing her house, Kajol, asked what one thing Ajay is better at, replied: I th...

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Aamir to launch trailer of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroop 2'

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan will digitally launch the trailer of the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's bilingual Vishwaroop 2 on June 11. The Telugu version of the trailer will be launched by Jr NTR and the Tamil version by Shruti Haasan digitally. The film, directed and produced by Kamal -- who is also its lead actor -- is shot in Tamil and Hindi. It is also du...

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Fake photo shows Pranab doing RSS salutation; Congress, RSS trade charges

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A day after former President Pranab Mukherjee attended an RSS event in Nagpur, the social media was on Friday flooded with a fake photo of Mukherjee saluting in the RSS style during recitation of Sangha Prarthana. In fact, Mukherjee had stood in an attention position during recitation of Sangha Prarthana as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members around him...

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Bhutan gears up for unique inter-faith chanting event

Thimphu, June 8 (IANS) The picturesque capital of arguably the worlds happiest country is all set to host a unique Thuendrel: Inter-Faith Chanting event on Saturday. The event is a part of the year-long celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan. This year is a landmark year in our bilateral relations and...

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First-ever audio-visual archive on Tagore's poems to be launched

Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) In a unique attempt to present the immortal poems of Nobel laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore to people, the first-ever audio-visual archive on his poems would be launched in the city in August, the organisers said here on Thursday. Titled 'Rabindrakabita archive', it would contain 3,500 of Tagore's poems recited by 245 renowned poets and elocutionists from ...

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Ed Sheeran's former label service hunting for Indian talent

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Ditto Music, a global music distribution and record label services company that worked with Grammy Award-winning singers Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith in the early stages of their careers, is now looking forward to promote Indian independent artistes. The company, started by Lee Parsons and his brother Matt over a decade ago, distributes, promotes and supports over 15...

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How much does he know, Congress hits back at Jaitley

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Hitting back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his article How much does he know that targeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the party on Wednesday called him a minister without portfolio and threw back the same question at him - how much does he know? Earlier in the day, in his blog appearing in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s website, Jaitley accused G...

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