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Govt holds talks with Manipur’s Naga body

Govt holds talks with Manipur’s Naga body..

Alert sit-in protest held

BISHNUPUR, Nov 15 : Tera Urak Industrial Estate Entrepreneurs' Association Bishnupur organised an alert sit in protest demanding against any impact on State's integrity as a result of the final agreement of the GoI and NSCN-IM..

NECC to be cultural hub of NE in Delhi : Jitendra

New Delhi, Nov 14 Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh, yesterday visited and reviewed the progress of the North East Convention Centre being set up in Delhi. ..

Seven NE entrepreneurs honoured

NEW DELHI, Nov 10 : As many as seven Northeast entrepreneurs were honoured with National Entrepreneurship Awards on Saturday. The awardees from the region are: Rida Gatphoh, Bandabiang Dewkhaid, Geetashori Yumnam, Thokchom Reena Luwang, Alemoon Nessa, Kashisho Chishi and Subhra Saikat Roy...

Ayodhya land for temple, rules SC; orders 5-acre plot for Sunni Board

New Delhi, Nov 9 Ruling on the decades-old dispute in the ancient city of Ayodhya, the Supreme Court on Saturday held that a temple would be built at the 2.77-acre piece of land in Ayodhya and ordered the Government to give Muslim parties an alternative 5-acre plot in a prominent place because they had been wronged twice, once in 1949 and then in 1992...

New arms law coming with more teeth

NEW DELHI, Nov 5 The Centre is all set to bring amendment to the Arms Act, 1959 for giving more teeth to it...

NSCN-K chairman sticks to sovereignty demand

NEW DELHI, Nov 1 In his first interview to any media organisation, Yung Aung, chairman of the insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland's Khaplang faction (NSCN-K) speaks to CNN-News18 at length on the “struggle for freedom”, the future of Nagaland, the crackdown by Indian and Myanmar armies, and the role of China...

Bat hunting may put one at risk of Ebola

New Delhi, Nov 1 Bats in some parts of North East India's Nagaland State may harbour filoviruses, a family of viruses that includes the Ebola and Marburg viruses, putting people who hunt them at the risk of contracting deadly diseases, according to a recent study...

With no breakthrough in site.. Naga rebel group eyes setting up camps in Myanmar

New Delhi, Oct 29 Naga rebel group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) that has been part of ongoing talks for a peace accord with the Centre along with other groups is exploring the option of setting up base in Myanmar as there seems to be no breakthrough in the discussions...

Expand CSR reach to poor, North East states: Sitharaman to India Inc

New Delhi, Oct 29 Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday exhorted India Inc to expand its corporate social responsibility reach to poor States like Jharkhand, Chat-tisgarh, Bihar and the North East region...

Merging AR with ITBP would compromise Ops against NE UGs in Myanmar : Army

New Delhi, Oct 24 Changing the status quo in guarding of Myanmar border would be a setback for operations against North Eastern insurgent groups based in Myanmar, the Army has said opposing the Union Home Ministry’s proposal to merge Assam Rifles with the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)...

Nagaland to act against officials who criticise Govt policies

New Delhi, Oct 23 The Nagaland Government has warned Government officials with disciplinary action if they are found “criticising policies and actions” of the State by expressing their views in social media and making statements before the press...

Terrorists can’t claim right to privacy: Govt tells SC on Aadhaar-social media linking

New Delhi, Oct 22: The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to transfer all cases related to linking Aadhaar with social media accounts to itself...

Muslims should hand over all disputed sites to Hindus: UP Shia Waqf Board chief

Lucknow, Oct 22: Muslims should give up their claim on all disputed sites and also hand over the places to Hindus to “correct the mistakes of ancestors,” Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi said Monday...

101-year-old votes with 270 family members

PUNE, Oct 22 : A 101-year-old retired British Indian Army officer along with 270 members of his extended family across five generations have reportedly cast their vote in the Vadgaon-Sheri Constituency on October 21. The family members who ..

INX Media case: Chidambaram gets bail in CBI case, to remain in ED custody

New Delhi, Oct 22: The Supreme Court Tuesday granted bail to Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media case. The apex court said Chidambaram, 74,..

With Modi-Xi meet, Tamil Nadu and Fujian forge new relationship

Chennai, Oct 13: The easy rapport between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping, as they continued their private conversation in this seaside resort on Saturday, led to the forging sister state ties between Tamil Nadu and China’s Fujian province...

Modi challenges Opposition to bring back Article 370, Triple Talaq

New Delhi, Oct 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday dared the Opposition to declare in their manifesto that they will bring back Article 370 and triple talaq...

1 lynched to death, 2 injured by mob in West Bengal

Midnapore/Berhampore, Oct 13: An unidentified man was killed and two others were seriously injured in an assault by mobs in separate incidents in two districts of West Bengal early on Sunday, police said...

Youth asks about jobs, Govt asks them to watch moon: Rahul Gandhi

MUMBAI, Oct 13: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government at the Centre at a rally in Maharashtra's Latur ahead of the assembly election...

Documentaries from NE to be screened in Japan

GUWAHATI, Oct 11 : Altogether 10 documentaries from the North East will be screened at the Yamagata ..

INX Media case: 71 retired bureaucrats write to PM on sanctioning prosecution of 4 ex-officials

Seventy-one retired bureaucrats on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over the ..

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves 4-fold increase to families of battle casualties

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a four-fold hike in assistance to the next of kin for all categories of ..

India, Bangladesh ink 7 pacts, launch 3 projects

Broadbasing their ties, India and Bangladesh this morning inked seven pacts and launched three projects after Prime ..

India at UNGA: Imran Khan’s nuke remark ‘brinkmanship, not statesmanship’

New Delhi, Sep 28: A day after Imran Khan used the United Nations platform to criticise India and warned of a “bloodbath” in Kashmir, India Saturday shot back at the Pakistan Prime Minister and said his threat of unleashing ..

Sharad Pawar has no relation with MSCB: Ajit Pawar on case against NCP chief

Mumbai, Sep 28: A day after he tendered his resignation, NCP leader Ajit Pawar addressed press conference at Mumbai’s YB Chavan center on Saturday and said that Sharad Pawar had no relation with the bank. “Sharad Pawar ..

Bench headed by Justice Ramana to hear pleas against Centre’s decision on J&K

New Delhi, Sep 28: A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice N V Ramana, will likely hear from Tuesday, October 1, a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of the amendment to Article 370..

RN Ravi calls on Amit Shah over Naga peace talk

NEW DELHI, Sep 28: Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, on Friday, reportedly discussed with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the final agreement with Naga rebel outfit NSCN (IM)...

Heroic rescue recognised

CHENNAI, Sep 26 : Commandant Ngamlien Touthang, the Commanding Officer of Indian Coast Guard Ship - Rajkiran (ICGS Rajkiran) was conferred the Tatrakshak Medal (Gallantry Medal) by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the “Investiture Ceremony” held at Coast Guard Air Station in Chennai on September 24. The award was given in recognition of his heroic act in rescuing 22 crewmen from a burning merchant vessel SSL Kolkata on June 14, 2018 in Bay of Bengal, about 90 nautical miles from Haldia...

Robert Vadra's custodial interrogation needed : ED to HC

NEW DELHI, Sep 26 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it wanted custodial interrogation of Robert Vadra because the "money chain" in a case of money laundering was allegedly directly linked to him...

Ayodhya hearing Conclude arguments by Oct 18 : SC

New Delhi, Sep 26 The Supreme Court Thursday asked parties in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case to complete their arguments by October 18, adding that they won’t be given an extra day. Today is the 32nd day of hearing in the case...

NSF, NSUD rally at Delhi to demand early solution

NEW Delhi, Sep 25 Naga Students' Federation (NSF) and Naga Students' Union, Delhi jointly organised a rally from Mandi House to Parliament Street on Wednesday demanding an early solution to the Naga issue with the Framework Agreement in 2015 as the guiding principle. ..

No Hindus will have to leave India, even if excluded from NRC : Mohan Bhagwat

New Delhi, Sep 23 In yet another step towards the Hindu right’s attempts to distance themselves from the published National Register of Citizens in Assam, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday that no Hindu would have to think about leaving the country even if their names were excluded from the citizens’ register...

MUSU alleges threat by cops

IMPHAL, Sep 21: Manipur University Students' Union (MUSU) has set a deadline of 48 hours before the autho-rities concerned to take appropriate legal actions against two police personnel who allegedly threatened hostellers of the university using their service weapons last night...

Maha, Haryana polls on Oct 21

New Delhi, Sep 21: Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will take place on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24 in a single phase, the Election Commission announced on Saturday...

Corporate tax cut will attract private investment, create more jobs: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 20: Hailing the Finance Ministry’s announcement about slashing the corporate tax rate for domestic companies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday stated that the decision will attract private investment from multinational companies and result in employment generation...

At Jadavpur, Left students manhandle MoS Babul Supriyo, Governor rushes to rescue

Kolkata, Sep 20: Amid high drama, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Babul Supriyo was heckled and manhandled by a section of students at Jadavpur University (JU) on Thursday. ..

Rape-accused Chinmayanand arrested by SIT, sent to 14-day judicial custody

New Delhi, Sep 20: Former BJP MP Chinmayanand, accused of raping a law student, was on Friday arrested by the Uttar Pradesh SIT from his residence in UP’s Shahjahanpur. He has been sent to 14-day of Judicial custody...

Ban on single-use plastics: Manufacturers, traders, workers hold protest in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Sep 20: Over 400 manufacturers, traders and re-processors associated with the plastic industry held a protest rally in Ahmedabad on Thursday against the ban on single-use plastics, claiming that a blanket ban..

Model livestreamed nudes for man she loved, he blackmails her: Cops

Mumbai, Sep 20: A 30-year-old model has accused a man of tricking her into livestreaming private videos, circulating them and demanding Rs 4 lakh to delete them from a mobile app where he uploaded them...

NRC countrywide, says Amit Shah

New Delhi, Sep 18: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the Government will roll out an exercise for a countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC)...

Listen to my speech carefully: Amit Shah counters critics on Hindi row

New Delhi, Sep 18: Home Minister Amit Shah has said that he never asked for imposing Hindi over the regional languages and it was up to others if they wanted to do politics over it. Shah said he only asked for learning Hindi..

J&K leaders will be freed in less than 18 months: MoS Jitendra Singh

Jammu, Sep 18: Union Minister of State in the PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that politicians detained in Jammu and Kashmir after the scrapping of special status will be released in less than 18 months...

PM Modi showed Pakistan its place by diluting Article 370: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Sep 18: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown Pakistan its place by abrogating provisions of Article 370 and showing to the world that Kashmir is “an inalienable part of India”...

Idea that Hindi can alone unite India dangerous: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Sep 18: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is lodged in Tihar Jail, on Wednesday said the idea that Hindi alone can unite the people of the country is a dangerous trend...

‘He is our God,’ say villagers in Bihar’s Katihar after installing PM Modi’s statue

Anandpur (Katihar), Sep 18: For around 500 villagers in Anandpur in Bihar’s Katihar district near the Bengal border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no less than God...

Save ‘holy desi cows’, slaughter American breeds: AAP MLA tells Punjab CM

Chandigarh, Sep 18: An Aam Aadmi Party MLA Tuesday urged Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to shun “politics of blind faith”, draw a clear distinction between ‘desi’ and foreign breeds of cows and emphasised on the..

Ayodhya case: SC says hearing likely to end by Oct 18, parties free to mediate

New Delhi, Sep 18: A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi also said that petitioners in the case are free to resort to mediation through the apex court appointed panel, but the day-to-day hearing in the case would continue...

All NGO office-bearers must declare they are not involved in religious conversion

New Delhi, Sep 18: In a move that could further complicate receipt of foreign funds for NGOs, the govt has modified foreign contribution rules in a manner that will require each office-bearer of an NGO to declare they were not involved ..

Govt okays 78-day wages as bonus for 11 lakh railway workers

New Delhi, Sep 18: The Modi government on Wednesday okayed 78-day wages as productivity bonus for railway employees, union minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement at a press conference post the cabinet meeting...

Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Law

New Delhi, Sep 16 Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been detained under Jammu and Kashmir’s stringent Public Safety Law that gives the administration the right to detain a person without trial for two years. An order by the State Government said the former Chief Minister’s residence will be treated as a temporary jail...

Foundation day held

IMPHAL, Sep 16 : The 61st foundation day of Citizens' Club, Soibam Leikai Wangkhei Khunou was held today followed by a discussion session on the theme 'Eikhoi Club Khangminasi'. Ex-secretary and ex-president of the club spoke at the function about the inception of the club and its projects/role taken up by the club at present...

Amit Shah reviews J&K situation

New Delhi, Sep 16 Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir amidst reports of around 230 terrorists waiting at terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir to enter the country, officials said...

There are formidable reasons, says SC on Jammu and Kashmir curbs; asks Centre to restore normalcy

New Delhi, Sep 16 The Supreme Court asked the government to take all steps to restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir but stressed there were “formidable reasons” for the restrictions imposed by the government...

May God bless this country: Chidambaram on economy on his 74th birthday

New Delhi, Sep 16 Even as he thanked his well-wishers for the birthday greetings from Tihar Jail, former Union minister P Chidambaram on Monday expressed concerns over the economic slowdown, saying “may God bless this country”...

Justice Kureshi elevation: Collegium decision will be published on SC website soon, says CJI

NEW DELHI, Sep 16 Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday said the Collegium had taken a decision on the government’s communication to re-consider its recommendation to appoint Justice Akil Kureshi as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court...

NASA's lunar probe to fly over Vikram lander on Tuesday, new information expected

New Delhi, Sep 16 United States space agency NASA's lunar probe will fly over the landing site of Chandryaan-2's Vikram Lander on the Moon on Tuesday, September 17. New information regarding the condition of the lander is expected from this expedition...

Nothing is normal in J&K: Owaisi attacks Govt over Farooq Abdullah’s detention

Sep 16: All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul- Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday claimed that the situation was far from normal in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under an unprecedented security cover ..

Student who accused Chinmayanand of rape testifies in Court for 5 hours

A law student who has accused the BJP's Chinmayanand of rape and blackmail spent five hours at a court in Uttar Pradesh today as she gave her statement. The 23-year-old was escorted by more than 50 policemen and woman cops..

Rajnath says Pakistan will break into pieces due to its terror-policy, Imran continues war talk

New Delhi, Sep 15: While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan continues to raise the specter of a nuclear war with India in his attempts to drum up international support for intervention in Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi has asked..

Chinmayanand case: ‘I was taken to his room, whole college knew’

Sep 15: The 23-year-old woman who has accused Swami Chinmayanand of raping and sexually harassing her for over a year says she has at least 35 incriminating videos of the former BJP MP. Speaking to The Sunday Express..

J&K: Shopian villagers line up at DC’s office to ask about their young men

Shopian, Sep 15: When downed shutters and empty streets are what defines public space, the sight of a crowd gathered at a government office is odd — and telling. A group of around 30, all men, almost all of them elderly, have gathered..

Protest in BHU after Professor accused of sexual harassment is reinstated

Varanasi, Sep 15: Over 50 students of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are continuing a sit-in protest demanding the sacking of a professor who allegedly made obscene gestures and vulgar comments during an academic trip to Odisha last year. ..

Schools, colleges to ban single-use plastic items

Pune, Sep 15: All schools, colleges and institutions of higher education in India will soon have to start doing away with single-use plastic items. ..

5 dead, 33 missing after boat capsizes in Andhra’s Godavari river

Hyderabad, Sep 15: Five people were killed when a boat with 62 including crew members, capsized in the Godavari river near Devipatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday afternoon, officials said. ..

Chinmayanand case: Student gives pen drive with videos as evidence to SIT

Shahjahanpur, Sep 14: The postgraduate student who has accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape on Saturday gave a pen drive containing 43 videos to the SIT to support her allegations...

On Hindi Diwas, Amit Shah’s push for Hindi triggers a controversy

New Delhi, Sep 14: Home Minister Amit Shah’s appeal on Saturday to increase use of Hindi that he underscored has the potential to unify the country sparked off a row with opposition leaders from southern India speaking ..

GST Council meets next Friday; tax rate cut to hinge on revenue position

New Delhi, Sep 14: The all-powerful GST Council will at its Goa meeting next week consider demands for reducing taxes on products ranging from cars to biscuits keeping in mind the revenue position as any cut will have a direct ..

10,000 paramilitary troops deployed in Assam for NRC withdrawn

New Delhi, Sep 14: The Centre has withdrawn 10,000 paramilitary personnel deployed in Assam before the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), officials said on Saturday..

BJP appoints Sanjay Jaiswal as Bihar chief, Satish Punia to look after Rajasthan

New Delhi, Sep 14: Bharatiya Janata Party chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday appointed BJP lawmaker Sanjay Jaiswal as the president of the Bihar unit of the BJP, while party MLA Satish Punia..