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Northeast states told to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud

Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud. After the digitisation of ration cards and computerisation of PDS, transparency and performance of the government-sponsored food supply system will improve an...

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AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday. AFSPA was totally withdrawn from all areas of Meghalaya from April 1. In Arunachal, it is down from 16 police stations to eight, the official said. The Act has however be...

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Tripura asked to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud

Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud. After the digitisation of ration cards and computerisation of PDS, transparency and performance of the government-sponsored food supply system will improve an...

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Yechury re-elected to lead CPI-M ahead of 2019 battle

Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yechury's re-election took place on the last day of the party's 22nd Congress here, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar...

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Yechury re-elected to lead CPI-M ahead of 2019 battle

Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yechury's re-election took place on the last day of the party's 22nd Congress here, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar...

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Yechury re-elected to helm CPI-M, vows to oust Modi government

Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yechury's re-election took place on the last day of the party's 22nd Congress here, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar...

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Yechury re-elected CPI-M General Secretary

Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years. His re-election took place on the last day of the party's 22nd Congress here, CPI-M leader and former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announced. Sarkar said Yechury was elected by a 95-member new Central Committee. The ...

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Targeting PM in Unnao, Kathua rape cases is concerted slur: Tripura Governor

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Terming the Unnao and Kathua rape incidents as despicable, regrettable and condemnable, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the two cases was a concerted slur and he cannot be held responsible for such incidents. What has the Prime Minister got to do with the rape cases that took place in Kathua and ...

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Puranic period people had superhuman imagination or prototypes: Tripura Governor

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid controversy over Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deba's claim that internet and satellite communication existed in Mahabharata's time, state Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said people in the Puranic period either had superhuman imagination or some kind of prototypes otherwise they could not have conceived such ideas. In the Puranic period, people had thought...

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CPI-M condemns 'reign of terror' in Tripura

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Friday condemned the reign of terror led by the RSS-BJP-IPFT alliance against the party and Left forces throughout Tripura. In a resolution passed on the third day of the ongoing 22nd Congress of the party, it alleged that the attacks are centrally planned and fascistic in character and aimed to immobilise the party organ...

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SC asks states to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked 11 states and a union territory to expedite the process of appointing Lokayukta or Uplokayukta. A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R. Banumathi said that appointment need not wait and the process (must) be expedited. Earlier, the court asked the Chief Secretaries of the states to explain the reasons for non-a...

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18 Delhi-bound Rohingyas arrested in Tripura

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Eighteen Rohingyas from Myanmar, including three children and four women who had entered India illegally, were on Thursday apprehended in western Tripura, a police official said. According to the Khowai district police chief Krishnendu Chakraborty, the 18 Rohingyas were arrested in Khowai district's Teliamura -- 70 km north of Agartala, he added. They we...

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Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said, adding his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in three years. Speaking here late on Wednesday after launching a new English daily the North East Colors, he said Tripura had world class bio-diversity. To enjoy the eco-forest o...

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Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, and his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in the next three years. Speaking here late on Wednesday after launching a new English daily the North East Colors, he said Tripura has world class bio-diversity. To enjoy the ec...

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All religious beliefs as good as Tripura CM's views: Javed Akhtar

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Writer Javed Akhtar on Thursday took a jibe at Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for saying that the Internet existed during the time of Mahabharata. Taking a jibe at Deb, Akthar on Thursday tweeted: Why are people making fun of the CM of Tripura for claiming that there was internet in Mahabharata times? They should look at their own religious beliefs with t...

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Six more states to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Six more states -- Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Uttarakhand -- will roll out intra-State e-way bills from Friday, an official statement said on Wednesday. With this, the total number of states implementing e-way bills for intra-state movement of goods would rise to 12. Earlier, encouraged by the success of its inter-state imp...

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Tripura's century old palace to turn into museum, research centre on Tagore

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The 101-year-old Pushpavant Palace, until Wednesday the Raj Bhavan (Governor's house), will turn into a museum and research centre dedicated to Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, officials said. The Raj Bhavan on Wednesday shifted to a newly constructed sprawling mansion at the new capital complex on the outskirts of Agartala. Tripura Governor Tath...

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CPI-M for unity of secular, democratic forces to defeat BJP

Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its 22nd Congress here on Wednesday with a call to mobilise secular and democratic forces to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections. Addressing the inaugural session, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said mobilizing secular and democratic forces was imperative to strengthen people's struggle for th...

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Will there be a Yechury-Vijayan showdown at 22nd CPI-M party Congress?

Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Having won the first round in the battle for supremacy in the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is unlikely let slip his advantage as he takes on party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at the 22nd party Congress, which began in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The first round was won by Vijayan in January this yea...

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Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata. Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. Sanjaya (the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra) using the technology gave a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kuru...

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