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Delhi HC seeks report from Centre over BSF's food quality

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   1:56 pm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre about steps taken following a BSF constable's allegation that troopers posted along the Line of Control (LoC) are served meagre and poor quality food. View More..

Two arrested in Bihar for smuggling rare lizards

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   11:18 am
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in Bihar's Kishanganj district for smuggling of two Tokay Gecko lizards, highly in demand in international market for their supposed medicinal purposes, police said on Tuesday. View More..

Speed governors: SC warns Transport Secretaries of 10 states

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   7:24 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday told the Transport Secretaries of 10 states to file their response on a plea seeking installation of speed governors in vehicles, failing which they would have to appear before it. View More..

Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   12:22 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring. View More..

(After 12) Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   12:18 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring. View More..

Manipur CM should resign for failure to end blockade: Javadekar

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   7:10 pm
Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday demanded resignation of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh for his failure to end the ongoing economic blockade which has affected availability of essential commodities in the region. View More..

44 airports have potential under Udan connectivity scheme: Ficci

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   6:08 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Around 44 airports across India have major potential for operations under the government's Udan, or Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, a report by industry chamber Ficci has said. View More..

Assam celebrates Magh Bihu with traditional fervour

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   5:36 pm
Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Assam on Saturday celebrated Magh Bihu with traditional fervour along with the burning of a religious bonfire (meiji). View More..

IndiGo to transport bodies of northeastern residents for free

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   12:18 pm
Agartala, Jan 14 (IANS) Budget airliner IndiGo in association with Delhi Police has launched a scheme to carry bodies of underprivileged residents of northeast India, who die in the national capital, to their homes free of cost. View More..

Tripura troopers to be deployed for Punjab, UP polls

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   12:08 pm
Agartala, Jan 14 (IANS) Two battalions of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) will be deployed in the upcoming Punjab and Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, an official said here on Saturday. View More..

Modi greets nation on harvest festivals

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   10:46 am
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to people of various communities as they celebrate harvest festivals, and said diversity is India's greatest strength. View More..

Punjab polls: Will 'Rahu kaal' end for Congress?

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   10:46 am
Although two opinion polls have given different findings about which party will be the winner in Punjab, conventional wisdom is that the ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine will have a hard time overcoming the anti-incumbency factor. View More..

People celebrate 'Uruka' feast in Assam

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   7:02 pm
Guwahati, Jan 13 (IANS) People from all walks of life on Friday thronged the markets in Assam on Uruka -- the annual festival of feast -- ahead of the Magh Bihu celebrations starting on Saturday. View More..

India's factory output up at 5.7%, retail inflation falls to 3.41% (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   11:10 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India's factory output rose 5.7 per cent in November, the first month of the government's demonetisation drive, while retail inflation declined to 3.41 per cent in December from 3.63 per cent in the month before, official data showed on Thursday. Welcoming the numbers, India Inc said these "may not yet be reflecting the impact of demonetisation." View More..

Three Manipuri militants held

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   10:58 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Three Manipuri militants of the proscribed KCP (Poirei Meitei) outfit were arrested following a joint operation by the Delhi and Manipur Police on Thursday, officials said. View More..

India's factory output up at 5.7%, retail inflation falls to 3.41%

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   9:58 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India's factory output rose 5.7 per cent in November, the first month of the government's demonetisation drive, while retail inflation declined to 3.41 per cent in December from 3.63 per cent in the month before, official data showed on Thursday. View More..

Rs 9 lakh cr already back in system post demonetisation: SBI chairman

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   8:40 pm
Guwahati, Jan 12 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya on Thursday said that about Rs 9 lakh crore of close to Rs. 13 lakh crore, which was out of the economic system, has already come back post demonetisation. View More..

Assam refinery dispatches 2,281 tonnes HSD to Bangladesh

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   6:34 pm
Guwahati, Jan 12 (IANS) A Railway rake containing 2,281 tonnes of High Speed Diesel (HSD) has been to dispatched from NRL's Marketing Terminal in Siliguri to Parbitipur Depot of Bangladesh Petroleum on Thursday. View More..

Railway to invest Rs 1,000 cr on new tracks beyond Agartala

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   3:46 pm
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has invested around Rs 1,000 crore to extend the railway line beyond Tripura capital Agartala and up tothe state's southern temple city Udaipur, a top official said here on Thursday. View More..

India to identify border fencing construction done by Myanmar

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   3:28 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian authorities on Thursday asked a Naga delegation to accompany officials in identifying the areas of ongoing fencing construction along the India-Myanmar border -- which may cut off 3,500 acres of arable land in local Naga villages. View More..