northeast states

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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Kerala’s Onam gesture to migrant labour


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala made a magnanimous gesture Wednesday by deciding to give a free Onam kit to an estimated one million migrants currently working in the state."I made ... Read more...

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Karnataka minister to visit northeast, ask people to return


August 21st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Karnataka Home Minister R. Ashoka Tuesday said he will visit northeast states soon to assure the people there that the state was safe and the thousands ... Read more...

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Bangalore set for peaceful Eid amid tight security


August 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 19 (IANS) Bangalore is set to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr festival in peace Monday marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast by Muslims amid tight security, as the city ... Read more...

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Andhra police chief asks northeast community not to panic (Second Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Denying that there was a mass exodus of people of Assam and other northeast states from Hyderabad, the Andhra Pradesh police chief Friday appealed to them ... Read more...

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Hyderabad cops allay fears of northeast people, set up helpline


August 17th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A few people from the northeast had left this Andhra Pradesh capital but there was no exodus, police officials said Friday, adding that a helpline had ... Read more...

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China has economically peaked: US expert


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Observing that the Chinese economy had reached its peak, US foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead Thursday said that the country was on the "brink of ... Read more...

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Panicky Assamese leaving Maharashtra


August 16th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) People from Assam and other northeast states are fleeing to their home states after some of them were targeted by miscreants in Maharashtra in the past ... Read more...

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Shift thrust to MSME sector: Northeastern states


June 14th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 14 (IANS) The Forum of Industries and Commerce Ministers of North Eastern States (FICMNES) Thursday asked the central government to shift the thrust from big industries to micro, ... Read more...

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Northeast states review region’s industrial progress


June 13th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The North East Industrial and Investment Policy (NEIIP) group Wednesday began a two-day meet here with central government representatives for a review of the ... Read more...

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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

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‘Welfare funds not fully used in northeast’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Tuesday expressed concern over the poor fund utilisation in social welfare sector in the northeast states.Chairing a ... Read more...

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Chidambaram denies discrimination against northeast students (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday denied that students from the northeast were rampantly discriminated against and said the government had taken steps to curb ... Read more...

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No discrimination against students from northeast: Chidambaram


May 4th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday that it was incorrect that northeast students were more vulnerable to discrimination than those from other regions. Addressing ... Read more...

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Northeast states want tighter border vigil


April 17th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Highlighting crimes such as smuggling of weapons, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes (FICN), the northeast states have pressed the central government to tighten vigil along ... Read more...

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US for growing trade with India in food products


March 13th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The US is looking forward to growing trade in food products with India, a senior American diplomat said Tuesday."In the US, we love Indian food. ... Read more...

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Maoists caused major damage to India’s forests, says survey


February 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) While India has set an ambitious goal of increasing its forest cover to 33 percent by 2020, a Forest Survey of India report Tuesday found ... Read more...

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Meghalaya, Assam top northeast EXIM trade


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 3 (IANS) Assam's world famous tea and Meghalaya's coal have elevated the two states as leaders in EXIM (export-import) trade in the northeast during 2010-11, says a customs ... Read more...

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Curb anti-India terror groups, Myanmar told


January 24th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Raising fears that terror groups may stoke trouble in poll-bound Manipur, India has asked Myanmar to act against insurgents operating from its soil, a home ... Read more...

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Three northeast states could get own high courts soon


November 27th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 27 (IANS) Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya could soon get their own high courts that would help in quicker disposal of cases, save litigants time and money, and ... Read more...

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Government to attact more tourists to northeast: Minister


November 19th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 18 (IANS) The tourism ministry has proposed a Rs.600 crore package under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) for developing tourism infrastructure to attract more tourists in the ... Read more...

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‘More financial sops being considered for northeast’


November 16th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 16 (IANS) The central government may provide additional financial sops to the economically weak and revenue-starved northeastern states, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday quoting ... Read more...

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Amid China tension, India, Myanmar to expand ties


October 12th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Gaya, Oct 12 (IANS) Myanmar President U. Thein Sein Wednesday began his maiden visit to India that is expected to scale up political and economic cooperation between the ... Read more...

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Broadcasters, marketers - explore northeast states with ‘Chrome NE’


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Looking for your channels' reach in northeast region? Try Chrome NE, which will serve as a tool for broadcasters to check their availability and for ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Rs.417 crore for malaria control in northeast


April 28th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved an intensified malaria control project at an estimated cost of Rs.417.22 crore ($87.88 million) for seven ... Read more...

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Obama gets high approval rating in all states


February 24th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): President Barack Obama's approval ratings during his second year were highest in most of the states, according to the Gallup 2010 poll.His approval rating in Hawaii, the place ... Read more...

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Narendra Modi offers help to police personnel of northeastern states


February 1st, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday offered help to police personnel of the northeastern states, as this would reinforce national integration."Keeping national integration in mind, ... Read more...

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FCI to improve food grain supply to northeast


November 25th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 25 (IANS) The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has embarked on a Rs.550 crore project to broaden storage facilities and maintain uninterrupted supply of food grain to the northeastern states, ... Read more...

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Deficit rainfall in east hits rice cultivation: IMD


August 27th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Northeastern and east India have received deficient rainfall this monsoon, which has adversely affected rice cultivation and other agricultural operations, the weather office said Friday. "Despite satisfactory ... Read more...

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Monsoon subdued over country during last week: Met office


August 13th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The southwest monsoon was subdued over many parts of the country during the last week with rainfall deficiency of 26 percent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said ... Read more...

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Northeast power ministers to meet PM on power deficit


August 12th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) Power ministers from the eight northeastern states Thursday decided to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the huge electricity deficit in the region. "We (power ministers) will go ... Read more...

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Minor maid from Orissa rescued in Delhi


August 10th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl from Orissa, allegedly tortured and molested by her employer in whose house she worked as domestic help, was rescued from north Delhi Tuesday, a ... Read more...

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Northeast states have to release funds for projects


August 9th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Completion of projects in the north-east depends on the release of funds by the state governments, as well as the utilization of central funds, parliament was informed ... Read more...

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Anganwadi buildings only in northeast: Tirath


August 2nd, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) There are no plans for constructing buildings for anganwadi centers in regions other than the northeast, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said Monday. "There is ... Read more...

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Northeast states need uniform power policy: NEEPCO chief


July 31st, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) State-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) chief and managing director I.P. Barooah Saturday advocated a uniform power policy for the eight northeastern states. "The region must think ... Read more...

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