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Special train to spread biodiversity awareness


June 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In a bid to raise awareness about the unique biodiversity of the country, the central government will be running a 16-coach train named 'Science Express ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Manmohan, Sonia to attend cultural event


April 10th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will Friday attend the inaugural of the silver jubilee celebrations of zonal cultural centres in India ... Read more...

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Assam villagers angry at ULFA extortion bid


March 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) The United Liberation Front of Asom's (ULFA) reported demand that a hospital in Assam should cough up Rs.20 lakh has triggered mass anger.People in at least ... Read more...

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Investment policies Bengal’s responsibility: US diplomat


February 17th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has a responsibility to determine how it wants to attract business and then formulate policies and programmes to make ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hazarika’s death plunges Kolkata’s cultural world into gloom


November 6th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) Gloom descended in the Kolkata music and cultural world as news of master balladeer Bhupen Hazarika's death spread Saturday evening.Hazarika had a long association with ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

35 killed, hundreds injured in Sunday’s quake in north, east India


September 19th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok/Kolkata/Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed and hundreds injured in India in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that wreaked havoc in the Sikkim-Nepal border region Sunday, officials ... Read more...

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NSG gets land outside Kolkata for eastern hub


September 17th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The elite National Security Guard (NSG) has finally got its long-awaited land at Badu in Madhyamgram near Kolkata for setting up its eastern regional hub.Over ... Read more...

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Indians among top Everest conquerors


July 15th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 15 (IANS) Indians are the third highest conqueror of Mt Everest this season and the second regarding the lesser Himalayan peaks, a surveyrevealed here Friday.The survey released ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to hold north-east crafts mela


October 26th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 26 (IANS) With the theme of north-east India, the 'Chandigarh National Crafts Mela' kick-started here Tuesday amidst much fanfare and beating of drums.Chandigarh administrator and Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil ... Read more...

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South Indian commodity planters to focus on marketing


September 12th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 12 (IANS) Planters of tea, coffee, rubber and spices from South India will focus on pruning their marketing strategies at a meeting here Monday in the wake of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hepatitis C: Cure and control, right now!


July 29th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant - CNSWorld Hepatitis Day: 28 July(CNS): Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection occurs in an estimated one quarter of HIV-infected persons in Europe, Australia, and the United States. “As ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

A septuagenarian popularising Hindi in Nagaland


May 28th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiDimapur (Nagaland), May 28 (ANI): A man in Nagaland has dedicated his life in popularising Hindi among the local people, as he believes the national language is the only medium ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Nepal concerned over attacks on Nepalis in India


May 25th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 25 (IANS) There is growing concern in Nepal over the attacks on Nepalis and Nepali-speaking people in north-east India that are reported to have left 17 dead and forced thousands ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jairam Ramesh calls for convergence on reducing biodiversity loss


May 22nd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI-Businesswire India): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Saturday called for effective and coherent convergence of policies at the global, national and regional level ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Displaced Bru families returning to their homes in Mizoram


May 21st, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi /Aizwal, May 21 (ANI): All 154 Bru families who were displaced from Mizoram in November 2009 returned to their homes on Friday in 78 jeeps with one police escort for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Myanmar seeks military aid from India to flush out rebels


April 10th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 10 (IANS) Myanmar Saturday sought military assistance from India to start operations against anti-India insurgent groups taking shelter in its territory, a top diplomat said. "We have requested India for military ... Read more...

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Bangladesh offers India connection to northeastern states


April 10th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Friday offered India a connection to its northeastern states as well as Thailand and Myanmar via Bangladeshi territory. "We are ready to take on our destiny ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bangladeshi migration a huge phenomenon: Tharoor


April 9th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor Friday termed illegal migration of Bangladeshi nationals to India as a "huge human phenomenon". "This phenomenon cannot be solved overnight. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian military experts develop grenade using world’s hottest chilli


March 24th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 24 (ANI): Indian military experts in Assam have developed a grenade made using the world's hottest chilli, which is more than 1,000 times stronger than the average cooking spice.According to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rural tourism project to be inaugurated Feb 22


January 29th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) The central and West Bengal governments have joined hands to develop a rural tourism project at Ballabhpur, near Bolpur in Birbhum district, at an expenditure of Rs.70 lakh, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ornamental aquatic event starts Friday in Chennai


January 7th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Fish breeders will get an opportunity to learn about ornamental fish trade from renowned experts at a three-day international event beginning here Friday. The Indaquaria 2010 is organised by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

North, east India reels under cold wave, transport hit (Roundup)


January 3rd, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) A cold wave swept over north and east India Sunday throwing life out of gear. While several places witnessed disruption in flight and train services, in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

People in North East India condemn terror activities


December 25th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Dec 25 (ANI): In recent days, many incidents have been reported in Manipur where militants have used grenades and bombs to speed fear among the people.Using explosives is the latest modus ... Read more...

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Buddhist cultural mask dance attract tourist at Rumtek


December 19th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Rumtek (Sikkim), Dec 19 (ANI) : Foreign tourists witnessed a spectacular mask dance - Kagyad dance, performed by Buddhist monks at a monastery in Rumtek in Sikkim.Buddhists monks sport a mask while ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

A book on North East India, but with a new approach and insight


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.3 (ANI): There are many books on the North East and there are many experts on the region but if there is one name that really commands authority on the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kolkata firm to set up cement plant in Meghalaya


November 25th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) City-based GNG group, which is engaged in international trading, mining and power projects, is setting up an integrated cement plant with an annnual capacity of one million tonnes ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rubber cultivation to be pushed in the north-east


November 14th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Area under rubber cultivation in the north-eastern region would be doubled to make India the number one natural rubber growing country in the world, rubber board chairman Sajen ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Azad promises more medical colleges for North-East India


October 3rd, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 3 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Saturday the Centre will set up medical colleges under the supervision of the State Governments in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

After ashram, Julia Roberts moving to world’s wettest place


September 25th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): Julia Roberts and the unit of her latest flick 'Eat, Pray, Love' may soon have to unpack their monsoon gear as they set out for Cherrapunji in north-east ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

The sinister truth behind China’s border incursion misadventure (Part-III)


September 18th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Bhaskar RoyNew Delhi, Sep.18 (ANI): The Chinese target is to get Tawang, which it sees as being of great strategic importance. One Chinese argument is that since the sixth Dalai Lama ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Met office predicts heavy rain in north, east India


August 15th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A heavy downpour is expected in many parts of north and east India in the coming two days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted Saturday. "Isolated ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New Nepal wildlife discovery boosts yeti fantasies


August 10th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Almost 50 years after an expedition by Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary to track down the elusive yeti of the Himalayas failed, there is fresh hope ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Left Front protests delayed railway projects in north-east States


August 3rd, 2009 - 11:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Aug.3 (ANI): Hundreds of Left Front supporters in Agartala on Monday staged a demonstration to protest against the Railway Ministry's decision to defer the completion of major 16 railway ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US students, teacher see India as a catalyst to bridge bilateral education gap


July 26th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasDurjoynagar (Agartala), July 26 (ANI): As talks at different levels are going on improve the Indo-US relations five new graduates from Boston have joined their teacher in a school ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Skies ready for triple eclipse


July 5th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Commencing Tuesday, three eclipses - a lunar eclipse, a solar eclipse and another lunar - will take over the skies, a phenomenon which although experts say is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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