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BJP seeks Reang refugees' vote in Mizoram assembly polls

    Updated On : Nov 18,2018   5:42 pm
Agartala/Aizawl, Nov 18 (IANS) The BJP, which is determined to oust the Congress in Mizoram after forming governments on its own or in alliance in the seven northeastern states, on Sunday urged the Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura to vote for the saffron party in the November 28 assembly polls. View More..

Over 14 lakh ghost anganwadi beneficiaries found in UP

    Updated On : Nov 18,2018   3:54 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) More than 14 lakh ghost beneficiaries under the anganwadi scheme have been found in Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said on Sunday. View More..

Gold worth Rs 3 cr seized in Bengal, 1 arrested

    Updated On : Nov 18,2018   3:06 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Over nine kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 3 crore was seized in West Bengal's Siliguri area and one person was arrested, an official said on Sunday. View More..

NIA files fresh chargesheet in fake currency case

    Updated On : Nov 17,2018   6:32 pm
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed a fresh chargesheet against two people for smuggling high-quality fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in 2015. View More..

An 'epic' on Indian soldiers in WWI (Book Review)

    Updated On : Nov 17,2018   11:46 am
Book: The Indian Empire At War; Author: George Morton-Jack; Publisher: Little, Brown; Pages: 582; Price Rs 699 View More..

Centre changing functioning of institutions, alleges Mamata

    Updated On : Nov 16,2018   9:38 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP for changing names of the cities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Narendra Modi-led NDA government of trying to change the functioning of autonomous institutions like the RBI and the CBI. View More..

'Mishing' is an effort to preserve Sherdukpen language: Assamese filmmaker

    Updated On : Nov 16,2018   3:34 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Award-winning Assamese filmmaker Bobby Sarma Baruah said her movie 'Mishing' (The Apparition) is an attempt to preserve Arunachal Pradesh's Sherdukpen dialect which is on the verge of extinction. View More..

Satellite-tagged Amur falcon killed in Manipur (Environmental Feature)

    Updated On : Nov 16,2018   11:32 am
Dimapur, Nov 16 (IANS/Mongabay) Days after it was satellite-tagged and released, an Amur falcon "Manipur", eponymously named after the northeast Indian state bordering Myanmar, was allegedly shot down by unknown miscreants at a roosting site during its migratory passage through the region. View More..

IIT Kharagpur's research to boost LPG distribution

    Updated On : Nov 16,2018   10:08 am
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur researchers have devised a decision support system to help maximise the LPG connections in BPL (below poverty line) households, an official statement said. View More..

SC issues directions to 8 HCs, state governments on appointment of judges

    Updated On : Nov 15,2018   10:16 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a series of directions to eight high courts and state governments on the appointment of judges to the vacant positions in the subordinate judiciary, including infrastructure and court staff in a time-bound manner. View More..

Section 144 imposed to foil anti-Citizenship Bill rally

    Updated On : Nov 15,2018   8:50 pm
Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) With thousands protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill expected to descend on Guwahati on Friday, authorities slapped prohibitory orders banning the assembly of four or more people in and Assam's main city. View More..

UP's Dudhwa National Park opens

    Updated On : Nov 15,2018   12:58 pm
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) The Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh opened on Thursday after a six-month break, an official said. View More..

Adil for artistic freedom of digital platforms

    Updated On : Nov 15,2018   11:10 am
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Noted Assamese actor Adil Hussain is batting for artistic freedom of digital platforms after Netflix, Amazon Prime and others were sued for explicit content. View More..

Hima Das is Unicef-India's 1st youth ambassador

    Updated On : Nov 15,2018   8:20 am
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund-India (Unicef-India) has appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as the country's first ever youth ambassador. View More..

Northeastern states have mineral reserves of Rs 10 lakh crore: GSI

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   10:10 pm
Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) India's northeastern states have mineral reserves worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore which are yet to exploited, a Geological Survey of India (GSI) official said on Wednesday. View More..

Ranji Roundup: Delhi, Kerala, Assam eye big wins in Round 2

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   9:34 pm
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Dhruv Shorey yet again top-scored with an unbeaten 106 to help hosts Delhi post a massive 376-run target for Himachal Pradesh, who ended the penultimate day at 44/1 in a Ranji Trophy Group B match at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Wednesday. View More..

BJP, Trinamool governments misusing public money: Congress MP Gogoi

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   9:22 pm
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on Wednesday accused the BJP and Trinamool Congress of misusing public money for party events and advertisement campaigns and described Congress as the only alternative in the 2019 elections. View More..

Draft River Basin Bill should focus on downstream impact: NGOs

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   8:56 pm
Guwahati, Nov 14 (IANS) Ahead of the tabling of the Inter-State River Basin Management Bill 2018 in the forthcoming winter session of parliament, environmentalists here have said that special focus should be accorded to the issue of downstream impact of rivers, particularly in case of the rivers in the northeast India. View More..

Citizenship Bill spurring Assam youth to take up arms: Congress

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   7:26 pm
Guwahati, Nov 14 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that the admission by the Assam's police brass that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was spurring the youth to take up arms proved the BJP government's failure to protect the state's interest. View More..

KJo sorry on hurting Northeast sentiments

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   11:52 am
M0umbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has apologised after he "unintentionally" hurt the sentiments of the people from Northeast and said it had "come from a place of no knowledge". View More..