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Meet on winter crop strategy in Delhi


September 20th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The central government will chalk out a strategy to maximise the winter crop sowing at a meet Sep 24-25, after delayed rains affected summer crop ... Read more...

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Manipur win U-17 girls Subroto Cup


September 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Oriental English School, Manipur got the better of Government Mizo High School, Mizoram by a solitary goal to lift the inaugural All India Subroto Cup ... Read more...

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India to erect single row fence along Bangladesh border


September 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) India will erect single row fencing instead of double row fencing in several areas along the border with Bangladesh, officials said here Tuesday.About 80 percent of ... Read more...

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Northeast facing acute cooking gas shortage


September 14th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 14 (IANS) Northeast India is facing a severe shortage of cooking gas since April after production in four Indian Oil refineries in Assam was hit.Tripura Food and Civil ... Read more...

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Shillong ready to host its first fashion show (With Images)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Meghalaya is the new fashion destination. The first edition of Shillong Fashion Week (SFW) has got the green signal and it will see talent from ... Read more...

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Shutdown near total in northeast (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 6th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 6 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) in six northeastern states Thursday over various demands, including the entry of migrants into ... Read more...

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Urban bodies must mend financial reporting to access funds: CAG


September 5th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Concerned over crumbling urban infrastructure, Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai Wednesday said it was vital for local bodies to access funds to tackle the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya organisations demand permit system for visitors


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) Several social organisations in Meghalaya Monday staged a sit-in, demanding immediate implementation of inner line permit (ILP) to restrict entry of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to the ... Read more...

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Manipur pushes back 60 suspected Bangladeshis


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 2 (IANS) Authorities in Manipur have pushed back into Assam 60 suspected Bangladeshis, an official said Sunday.Manipur Police have launched a crackdown in several parts of the state ... Read more...

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49 illegal immigrants arrested in Manipur


August 31st, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Manipur Police Friday arrested six more illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and rounded up over 400 suspected immigrants for verifying their nationalities, police said.With Friday's arrest, the number ... Read more...

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Manipur continues to crackdown on illegal immigrants


August 31st, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Manipur Home Minister G. Gaikhangam Friday said the crackdown to detect illegal Bangladeshi and Myanmarese nationals would continue in the state.On Thursday, Manipur police arrested 43 ... Read more...

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Meghalaya plans tough measures against illegal immigrants


August 30th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said the state would have a "more stringent institutionalised mechanism than the inner line permit (ILP)" to restrict influx of ... Read more...

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Four held, stolen money seized


August 24th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 24 (IANS) Police from Mizoram and Tripura have busted a gang which had looted Rs.2 crore from a Block Development Office in Mizoram, police said Friday.Four men were ... Read more...

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Two helplines to assist northeast people in Bangalore


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) About 50 civil society organisations joined hands to form a Peace and Solidarity Forum and set up two helplines for assisting people from the northeast living ... Read more...

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Meghalaya groups want check on illegal immigrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Entry permits should be introduced in Meghalaya to restrict the influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, social organisations demanded Wednesday.The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), along with eight ... Read more...

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Tea production declining in organised sector in India


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) Tea production in the organised sector in declining in India due to ageing bushes and little investment and the country may have lost 50 million kg ... Read more...

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AIIMS, Safdurjung hospitals unaffected by power crisis


July 31st, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Hospitals in the national capital, including AIIMS and Safdarjung were unaffected due to the major power breakdown Tuesday in the northern and eastern regions as ... Read more...

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North-Eastern council announces rewards for Olympic medallists


July 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) The regional planning body North Eastern Council (NEC) has announced cash rewards for the London Olympics medal winners belonging to the country's north-east region, an official ... Read more...

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Railway services in northeast partially restored


July 25th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, July 25 (IANS) The railway services between southern Assam and other states in the region were partially restored, connecting Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram with rest of the country ... Read more...

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Northeast road-rail links snapped, situation worsens


July 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, July 16 (IANS) Surface links between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram as also southern Assam and the rest of India have worsened since Sunday with massive ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Sangma hopeful of win, Trinamool support


July 15th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) Opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Sunday expressed confidence of winning the July 19 poll and said he was still hopeful of support from the Trinamool ... Read more...

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Landslide cuts off Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura


July 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 15 (IANS) Road links to the northeastern states of Mizoram, Tripura and parts of Manipur and southern Assam remained cut off from the rest of India Sunday following ... 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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First unit of ONGC’s Tripura project to generate power in September


July 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 9 (IANS) The first unit of ONGC-Tripura Power Coorporation's 726 MW gas-based power plant at Palatana in southern Tripura will start generation by September, officials said here Monday.ONGC ... Read more...

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Mukherjee has majority support in northeast


July 7th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 7 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee has won the support of all key regional parties in the northeast, Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro said here.Of the eight ... Read more...

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The politics of dogs - from Chandigarh to the northeast (Punjab Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) Politics may hardly have anything to do with dogs. But the developments in Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab, and in the northeast in recent days, ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi, trooper caught in Tripura handed back


July 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 6 (IANS) A Bangladeshi trooper and a civilian captured by villagers in Tripura while trying to abduct an Indian farmer from the border area, were handed over to ... Read more...

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Tripura offers land, housing to poor families


July 5th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly polls, scheduled for February next year, the Left Front government in Tripura has decided to provide land with housing facilities to people ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.500 crore for flood-hit Assam (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday announced an aid package of Rs.500 crore for Assam, which has been severely hit by floods, causing an estimated ... Read more...

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Open defecation will end in 10 years, says Ramesh


June 30th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 30 (IANS) One of India's biggest curses - the practice of open defecation - would be totally abolished in 10 years, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said ... Read more...

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Neeraj Kumar is new Delhi Police chief (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Neeraj Kumar, a senior Delhi Police officer, was Thursday named the next chief of the national capital's police force.The 1976 batch Indian Police Service officer ... Read more...

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Telecom facilities to be raised in northeast to spur growth


June 18th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 18 (IANS) The central government has decided to upgrade telecommunications facilities in insurgency-hit and border areas in India's northeastern states with a focus on all-round economic development of ... Read more...

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Northeast train services partially resume after two weeks


June 14th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), June 14 (IANS) Train services between southern Assam and northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram were partially restored Thursday, connecting the region with the rest of India, after ... Read more...

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Students want special status for northeast people


June 7th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Hundreds of students from seven northeastern states Thursday gathered on one platform to demand a special constitutional status for the people of the region.This was the ... Read more...

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Landslides disrupt rail services to Northeast


June 4th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam)/Agartala, June 4 (IANS) Rail services between southern Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram and the rest of India have been suspended since Sunday following heavy landslides on railway tracks, ... Read more...

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