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ED attaches Rs 300 crore assets of Rose Valley group

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 300 crore assets of Rose Valley group in its ongoing probe against the chit fund company for money laundering, an official said on Saturday. The attached properties include six hotels in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar, 17 acres of an amusement park in Tripura, office space of 146,364 square feet in Kolkata, 11,445 s...

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LF fields Bikash Bhattacharya for Rajya Sabha polls

Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) on Friday nominated former Kolkata mayor Bikash Bhattacharya for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. Bhattacharya, an eminent lawyer and former advocate general of Tripura, has played a major role in the opposition's legal battles against the Trinamool Congress government over the past six years. Announcing Bhattacharya...

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'508 persons killed this year in disaster caused by rains'

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) As many as 508 persons were killed due to heavy rains, floods and landslides this year so far and Rs 9,382.80 crore has been allocated as central share to all states' disaster relief fund accounts for 2017-18, parliament was informed on Thursday. Various parts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Mahara...

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India, Bangladesh to set up working group on elephant conservation

Shillong, July 27 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Thursday decided to set up a joint working group within 60 days for the conservation of elephants and manage their movement through corridors in their adjoining border areas, an official said. The working group will develop protocols and standard operating procedures in the matter. The decision was taken at the second India-Banglad...

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ONGC intensifies exploration of gas in Tripura

Agartala, July 27 (IANS) The state-owned ONGC has stepped up exploration activities in Tripura to unearth more gas to set up a fertilizer plant and to augment power generation, an official said. Currently total drilling rig strength has been increased to seven and one more rig will be deployed soon to step up the exploration of gas in Tripura, Oil and Natural Gas Corp's Executive Directo...

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7 years on, land acquisition begins for India-Bangladesh rail line

Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Land acquisition for a 15 km India-Bangladesh railway line has finally begun in both countries -- more than seven-and-a-half-years after the Rs 963 crore ($145 million) project was finalised and a year after the ground-breaking ceremony was performed, an official said here. The Agartala (India)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway line would facilitate carriage of goods ...

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India, Bangladesh wildlife officials to dicuss elephants migration

Shillong, July 26 (IANS) Wildlife officials from India and Bangladesh will be meeting here in on Thursday to discuss on trans-boundary conservation of elephants, an official said. The issue of migration of elephants between India and Bangladesh will be discussed in details as migration between both countries have been noticed from 30 corridors of South West Garo Hills and South Garo Hill...

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Tripura party threatens agitation over separate state demand

Agartala, July 26 (IANS) After a regional party blocked the National Highway and lone railway line in Tripura for more than 10 days demanding a separate state for tribals, another tribal entity on Wednesday threatened to launch an agitation over the same demand. We will soon launch a statewide agitation to press for upgrading the TTAADC (Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council) ...

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BJP using PMO to destabilise Tripura: CPI-M chief whip

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) With the Centre promising negotiations with leaders of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) -- organisers of the recent 10-day-long economic blockade demanding a separate state for the tribals of Tripura -- CPI(M) senior leader Jitendra Choudhury has accused the BJP of using unethical and undemocratic means to destabilise the state. Choudhury, CPI-M C...

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Tripura assembly polls: BJP to field new faces

Agartala, July 24 (IANS) The BJP will put up 98 per cent new faces and 65 per cent young candidates in next year's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, a top party leader has said. An 11-hour-long marathon meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Tripura Pradesh executive committee was held here on Sunday night to finalise the party's strategies before the state assembly elections,...

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India, Bangladesh to establish new waterways using the Brahmaputra: Minister

Agartala, July 22 (IANS) The Indian and Bangladeshi governments have undertaken an ambitious project to establish a new waterway between the two neighbours using the mighty Brahmaputra river, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said here on Saturday. India and Bangladesh governments have signed an agreement to establish the news waterways between the two countries using the Brahmaputra rive...

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Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only partially achieved the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said. The partial achievement was far from the targets set under the F...

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NITI Aayog accused of practising 'financial blockade' against Tripura tribal body

Agartala, July 22 (IANS) A top official of the Left-ruled Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) has claimed that at the behest of the BJP-led central government the NITI Aayog has begun a financial blockade against the autonomous body by not releasing funds regularly. At the behest of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led central government the NITI Aayog by not releas...

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Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. In Rajasthan, where the Congress won 24 seats in the last assembly polls, Meira Kumar got 34 votes, which are believed to have come...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan. Backed by 40 parties, including those outside the ruling NDA, Kovind, 71, ...

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Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating UPA candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan. Backed by 40 parties, including those outside the ruling NDA, Kovind, 62, a former MP and ...

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Tripura road, rail blockade called-off

Agartala, July 20 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party demanding a separate state on Thursday called-off a blockade of the state's key national highway and the lone railway line, officials said here. The blockade was called by the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) on July 10 that led to serious shortage of essential items, including food grain. The blockade was withdrawn this ...

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Congress sponsored shutdown cripples life in Tripura

Agartala, July 19 (IANS) A 12-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress against a tribal party's indefinite road and rail blockade demanding separate state for the tribals crippled life in Tripura on Wednesday. The Congress also accused the central government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for conspiring in Tripura, like in Manipur, to get political and electoral mileage befo...

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16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday. The lowest percentage of 86.67 per cent in the Monday voting was registered by Meghalaya while it was 95 per cent for Mizoram. The states with 100 per cent polling are Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Ch...

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