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Students in Dima Hasao seek a new image for their region with music


September 9th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddDima Hasao (Assam), Sep.9 (ANI): A section of students in Dima Hasao, the renamed North Cachar Hills district of Assam, intend to take on militancy and corruption through music.The ... Read more...

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Changes in AFSPA after consultations: Chidambaram


August 19th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said changes proposed by his ministry in the special powers accorded to the armed forces in troubled areas could be effected ... Read more...

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Naga group threatens fresh blockade, invited for talks


August 3rd, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The central government Tuesday invited Naga rebels for talks and urged them not to press the economic blockade against Manipur that the United Naga Council has threatened ... Read more...

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Naga group announces resumption of Manipur blockade


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The United Naga Council announced Sunday it will be resume an economic blockade of Manipur for 20 days from Wednesday as the central government had failed to ... Read more...

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Tripura provides more power to tribal council


July 28th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 28 (IANS) Tripura has decided to hand over seven more departments to the tribal autonomous district council as part of efforts to provide more autonomy to tribals, a minister said ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama arrives in Ladakh on nine-day visit


July 21st, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Leh (Ladakh), July 21 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has reached Nubra Valley in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region on a nine-day visit to the area.Hundreds of the Dalai Lama's ... Read more...

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Naga students call for transport blockade in Manipur


July 9th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, July 9 (ANI): All Naga Students Association Manipur (ANSAM) has called for a 72-hour 'chaka bandh' (transport blockade) from July 12 to protest the suppression of rights of tribal people by ... Read more...

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Tripura opposition parties withdraw CM boycott


July 1st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) Tripura's opposition parties Thursday withdrew their six-and-a-half month old boycott of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar over his remarks on the alleged links between terror groups and the state's ... Read more...

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Naga leaders to meet Prime Minister Singh


June 14th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): A delegation of senior Naga leaders is expected to call on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here this evening in an attempt to find a solution ... Read more...

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District polls in Manipur highlight desire for peace


June 9th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, June 9 (ANI): The recent elections held to constitute the district councils in Manipur hill areas highlighted how much the local people yearn for peace and development in their State.Despite ... Read more...

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Polls for phase-I of Autonomous District Councils held peacefully in Manipur


May 27th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by ANI
Charhajari (Sadar Hills), May 26 (ANI): Elections for the first phase of Autonomous District Councils (ADC) were conducted peacefully here on Wednesday.The elections have been held after 20 years of gap. ... Read more...

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Voters casting ballot in Manipur council elections


May 26th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, May 26 (ANI): Elections in the three Manipur District Councils of Chandel, Churachandpur and Sadar Hills began today from 7 a.m.Over two lakh voters will exercise their franchise to elect 39 ... Read more...

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CPI-M seeks more power for northeast autonomous councils


May 19th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday urged the central government to give more powers to the northeast autonomous councils for all round development of the ... Read more...

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Members of tribal district council take oath in Tripura


May 19th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Khumlwung (Tripura), May 19 (ANI): The newly elected members of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council took oath at Khumlwung on Tuesday.27 members including three women were administered the official oath by ... Read more...

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Northeast witnesses peaceful district council elections


May 17th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, May 17 (ANI): Elections for autonomous hill district councils in the northeast, are responsible for the socio-economic development of the tribal dominated hill-districts witnessed peaceful voting recently.People in Tripura turned ... Read more...

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Essentials airlifted to Manipur, minister blames CM for food crisis


May 17th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Imphal, May 17 (IANS) The Manipur government Monday airlifted 10 tonnes of rice into Imphal with the state continuing to reel under an acute food crisis following an indefinite economic blockade enforced ... Read more...

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‘Muivah rues Manipur could not be persuded for his visit’


May 13th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) leader T. Muivah was left ruing the central government's failure to persuade Manipur to allow him visit his native village ... Read more...

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All-party team should visit Manipur: P.A. Sangma


May 9th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 9 (IANS) With the growing demand for President's Rule in Manipur, former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday suggested that an all-party delegation should visit the state to ... Read more...

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Left retains Tripura tribal council with thumping majority (Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 7 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front Friday stormed back to power in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) for the second consecutive ... Read more...

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Left heading for victory in Tripura council polls


May 7th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 7 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Front headed for a landslide victory in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council polls, officials said Friday. According ... Read more...

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Big turnout witnessed during Tripura ADC polls


May 3rd, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasKhumlung / Mandai (West Tripura), May 3 (ANI): Polls for the sixth council of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) were held under tight security here on Monday.Of ... Read more...

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Over 80 percent turnout in Tripura tribal council polls (Lead)


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Voting ended peacefully Monday with more than 80 percent turnout to elect a new Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) in Left Front-ruled Tripura, officials said. "Braving ... Read more...

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Tripura votes to elect tribal council


May 3rd, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Amid heavy security, polling was under way in Tripura Monday to elect a Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC). The authorities sealed the 856-km-long India-Bangladesh border with ... Read more...

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Government diverts forces from northeast to tackle Maoists


April 30th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 30 (IANS) The union home ministry is in the process of withdrawing several battalions of central paramilitary forces from the northeast to deploy them in Maoist-affected areas of the ... Read more...

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No force to ensure strike: court tells Tripura government


April 26th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) The Guwahati High Court Monday asked Tripura's ruling Left Front, led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), not to apply force to ensure Tuesday's strike to protest ... Read more...

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Manipur Tribal Committee calls for shutdown to protest Distrct Council polls


April 25th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 25 (ANI): The Manipur Tribal Joint Action Committee on Sunday called for a 24-hour shutdown in all hill districts of the states from midnight in protest against the State Government's ... Read more...

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Road blockade causes crisis of essential goods in Manipur


April 21st, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Over weeklong road blockades by tribal students of two vital national highways that are the lifelines of the state have created a severe crisis of essential goods and ... Read more...

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Road blockade cripples life in Manipur


April 19th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 19 (IANS) A blockade on two national highways by tribal groups has crippled life in Manipur as hundreds of trucks carrying essential commodities to the north-eastern state remain stranded, police ... Read more...

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BJP candidate dies of dog bite


April 18th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections died Sunday after being bitten by a stray dog last week, ... Read more...

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CPI-M for more autonomous bodies


April 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday demanded the creation of constitutional bodies to provide autonomy to tribals and non-tribals in backward and hilly areas and said Tripura ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress, Congress no deal in Tripura polls


April 14th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 14 (IANS) Despite an electoral pact with the Congress in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress will fight against both Congress and the ruling Left parties in next month's politically ... Read more...

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More autonomy assured for northeast tribals’ councils


April 13th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 13 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is keen to give more autonomy to the autonomous district councils in northeast India for the development of the tribals, Minister ... Read more...

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UPA determined to pass women’s quota bill: Minister


April 12th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is determined to pass the women's reservation bill in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V. Narayanasamy said ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in most parts of Manipur


April 8th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 8 (IANS) Normal life was severely affected in five hill districts of Manipur for the third consecutive day Thursday as a result of a 72-hour shutdown called by concerned parents ... Read more...

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Congress, alliance partner to contest Tripura council polls alone


April 3rd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 3 (IANS) The 28-year-old alliance between the main opposition Congress and the tribal Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) ended Saturday with both parties deciding to contest next month's ... Read more...

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