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Ethnic violence may continue, centre warns Assam (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The central government has warned the Assam government that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from ... Read more...

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Ethnic trouble far from over, Assam warned (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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Assam ethnic trouble far from over: Shinde


September 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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Northeast seperatist leader arrested in New Delhi (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A top leader of a separatist outfit operating in the northeast was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Mizoram Police ... Read more...

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Mizoram militant leader arrested in Delhi


July 19th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A top leader of a Mizo militant outfit was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Mizoram Police from Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

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HSPDP withdraws support to Meghalaya’s Congress government


July 14th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 13 (IANS) The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) Friday pulled out from the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government over the boundary row with Assam but there ... Read more...

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Human-elephant conflict on the rise in Assam


May 17th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) The death of a female elephant undergoing treatment for paralysis in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Wednesday has again brought to light the human-elephant conflict in the ... Read more...

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Security heightened in Mizoram amid violence fear


May 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 14 (IANS) Security forces in Mizoram have stepped up vigil after an intelligence report indicated possible violence by the separatist outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) in the northeastern ... Read more...

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Northeast extortion group with Mumbai links


April 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, April 12 (IANS) A militant outfit Thursday threatened those involved in the illegal trade of coal, timber and stone from two Arunachal Pradesh districts. Police say it is headed ... Read more...

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Northeast readying infrastructure for Bangladesh trade


December 9th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Dec 9 (IANS) Improvement of infrastructure, including road communication, is being carried out with utmost priority to accelerate India-Bangladesh trade through the northeastern states, said a Mizoram official Friday ... Read more...

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Northeast parties back Telangana state demand


October 5th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 5 (IANS) Several tribal political parties in northeast India have extended support for the carving out of a separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh.In separate statements ... Read more...

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LPG tanker explodes


June 21st, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exploded here in Meghalaya late Monday evening.The vehicle was proceeding from Guwahati in Assam after refuelling, towards Silchar in ... Read more...

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Talks with Mizoram rebel outfit hit roadblock


March 28th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 28 (IANS) Peace talks between the Mizoram government and the separatist outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) have run into rough weather, with the state declining a "foreign negotiator" ... Read more...

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Meghalaya halts land acquisition by industries


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) Land acquisition by industries in Meghalaya will be kept in abeyance till the state's industrial policy is reviewed to prevent land grab, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma ... Read more...

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Tripura to ask CBI to probe rape, death of tribal leader


March 7th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 7 (IANS) The Tripura government will ask the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the alleged rape and murder of a tribal woman by Tripura State Rifles ... Read more...

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Left Front sweeps local polls in Tripura


February 27th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 27 (IANS) The ruling Left Front in Tripura Sunday won handsomely in local self-government elections, bagging a majority in 470 of the 527 village committees.The Congress and its ally the ... Read more...

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Policeman killed, several injured in Tripura clashes


February 27th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) A policeman was killed and 15 political activists and a police official were injured in Tripura late Saturday night as supporters of ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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85 percent turnout in Tripura local bodies polls


February 24th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 24 (IANS) Around 85 percent voter turnout was recorded Thursday in elections to the 527 village committees under the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), election officials said. ... Read more...

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Tripura tribal woman’s death sparks ethnic tension


February 20th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) The death of a 26-year-old tribal woman, a candidate of a tribal-based party for the upcoming local body elections, has sparked off ethnic tension in western Tripura, police ... Read more...

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Central team touring northeast to push for grassroots governance


February 18th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) A central government team, sponsored by the union panchayati raj ministry, is touring the northeastern states to gather public opinion on devolution of governance to the grass roots ... Read more...

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Not returning to Congress, says Sangma


February 11th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma Friday said he would not return to the Congress on political compulsions. "I am the monarch ... Read more...

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Constitution is flexible enough to accommodate aspirations of North-East: Chidambaram


February 9th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today said that the Constitution of India is flexible and resilient enough to accommodate the aspirations of the people of the ... Read more...

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Empowered councils way forward in northeast: Chidambaram


February 9th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Formation of empowered autonomous district councils with necessary funds is "the way forward" in the troubled northeast of India, Home Minister P.Chidambaram said Wednesday.Chidambaram was addressing a ... Read more...

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CPI-M fears terror spurt before Tripura local bodies polls


February 1st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday said it feared a spurt of terrorism before the local bodies elections in the state, which has earned huge appreciation ... Read more...

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‘Karbi Festival’ to promote development in Assam


January 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Karbi Anglong, Jan 14 (ANI): With the decline of militancy in this autonomous district, the focus is now firmly on the over all development of the region and in tune with this ... Read more...

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Thousands of tribals starving in Mizoram, claims NGO


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Dec 23 (IANS) Over 4,000 Chakma tribal people in Mizoram have been starving for the past few weeks, a non-governmental organisation said Thursday."Over 800 Chakma tribal families comprising over 4,000 men, ... Read more...

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‘Regional Coordination Mechanism’ among north eastern states has become operational: Govt.


December 16th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.16 (ANI): The Government on Thursday said the Regional Coordination Mechanism to facilitate 24x7 sharing and follow-up of information among the north eastern states has become operational.The Home Ministry release ... Read more...

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Militants abduct government engineers in Manipur


November 28th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 28 (IANS) Four engineers of the Manipur public health engineering department and their driver were abducted by separatist militants in the state, police said here Sunday."Heavily armed Kangleipak Communist Party ... Read more...

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Mizo refugees repatriation from Tripura in balance


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Nov 23 (IANS) The Mizoram government Tuesday said militants are obstructing the repatriation process of over 41,000 Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in six camps of north Tripura for the past 13 ... Read more...

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Mizoram tribal refugees resist repatriation from Tripura (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 20 (IANS) The Mizoram government is going ahead with its programme to relocate Reang tribals, who fled to neighbouring Tripura after ethnic clashes 13 years ago, an official said ... Read more...

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Mizoram tribals protest repatriation


November 20th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 20 (IANS) The Tripura government is going ahead with its programme to relocate Reang tribals, who settled in the state after ethnic clashes in Mizoram, an official said Saturday, ... Read more...

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Mizoram to hold talks with separatists next month


November 16th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Nov 16 (IANS) The Mizoram government will hold talks with the radical outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) next month, a senior official said here Tuesday.A five-member HPC-D delegation, led by the ... Read more...

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Rallies planned in New Delhi demanding autonomous states


October 26th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 26 (IANS) Thousands of activists fighting for autonomous states in different parts of the country have planned sit-in programmes in New Delhi Thursday and Friday and will submit memorandums ... Read more...

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Mizoram to hold talks with militant outfit


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 23 (IANS) The Mizoram government will hold talks with the radical outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D), officials said Saturday."The HPC-D had recently approached the Mizoram government for talks and the ... Read more...

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Protests planned in Delhi to demand new states


October 5th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 5 (IANS) Demanding autonomous states in different parts of the country, around 100 regional parties and social groups will hold protests and rallies in Delhi later this month, a ... Read more...

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