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Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

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Meghalaya groups oppose amending Citizenship Act

SHILLONG:  A new ‘Citizenship (Amendment) Bill based on religion undermines the secular fabric of India, say several groups in the North east. In Shillong, the issue has stirred up several indigenous groups. They have strongly opposed the move of the Centre to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities […]

Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

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Will PM Modi muzzle CM Motor-Mouth?

A month earlier, the Central body of Bharatiya Janata Party were all praise for the Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb. The party had even compared him of having the charisma of Bollywood actor, but due to his controversial remarks back to back within the first month of his government, has compelled the Prime Minister, […]

Shillong Blues

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Shillong Blues

Sir, Shillong is becoming a traffic nightmare, thanks to ‘enterprising inhabitants. Commercial vehicles from neighboring Assam are flooding the city streets in such a manner that their presence is ubiquitous. There is not a single road or lane in the city, observed residents, where one cannot see these vehicles either entering or being parked. Their […]

Meghalaya Village has first plastic road of Northeast

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Meghalaya Village has first plastic road of Northeast

Shillong: The villagers of Nongkynjeng  in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills now have a durable road built of plastic waste and bitumen. They owe it to  Padma Shri Rajagopalan Vasudevan from Tamil Nadu . His technology  has made their road more durable and offered Meghalaya a solution to the growing problem of plastic waste. This is the […]

Nagaland: NPF with 27 seats, but  BJP claims victory with 12 !

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Nagaland: NPF with 27 seats, but BJP claims victory with 12 !

Kohima, Mar 3 : Breaking the 15-year-old reign of the ruling Naga People s Front (NPF), the BJP-NDPP alliance, with three-time former chief minister Neiphiu Rio as its leader, is all set to form the new government in Nagaland, reports PTI. Counting of votes for 59 of the 60 Assembly seats in the state were […]

Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

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Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

Shillong: Meghalaya threw up an interesting mandate on Saturday. The Congress emerged as the largest party, but only marginally ahead of the National People’s Party, providing the smaller parties with an opportunity to play kingmaker. The BJP won 2 seats. The Congress took  of 21 of the 59 seats – two more than the NPP’s. […]

‘Old Lady’ stuck in mud-pool, dies!

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‘Old Lady’ stuck in mud-pool, dies!

KAZIRANGA : They tried their best to save the ‘old lady’, but even an excavator couldn’t budge her from the muddy pool. An adult female rhino which got stuck in a pool of muddy water since early this morning while attempting to take shelter near the bank of Difflo river in Borbeel area under Boloni […]

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

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Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

JORHAT, (Assam): Rare orchids were seized from a privately owned ‘bio-diversity park’ which is believed to be a front for smuggling of  plants. Smuggling of rare and endangered plants is a lucrative business. Bokakhat Police (on March 2) seized samples of “three endangered species of orchid” from the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kohora […]

Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

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Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Aizawl: Mizoram’s most popular and biggest festival, Chapchar Kut began today (March 1) at Lammual or Assam Rifles Ground here with fanfare and cultural fervour. It was the first Chapchar Kut festival ever celebrated for two days with a theme “Sem sem dam dam, ei bil thi thi,” the Mizo saying for “Those who hoard […]

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

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Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

The Blue Posy is sighted! It was last sighted in Sikkim in 1934. The rediscovery of a butterfly after 83 years in the country in Arunachal Pradesh has gladdened butterfly lovers all over. A group of three persons working with the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has spotted the blue posy ( Drupadia scaeva cyara) […]

No getting high on Ganja on Shivratri!

No getting high on Ganja on Shivratri!

Guwahati: The Kamrup (metro) district administration will take stern action against the selling and consumption of ganja and other drugs during Shivaratri. A team, comprising excise officials and police, will be deployed in and around Sukreswar and Bhima Shankar temples, Umananda island and Basistha Mandir, the four major places of Shiva worship, on February 14 […]

66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

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66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

AGARTALA : – Altogether 35 candidates of the total 297 contesting candidates in the ensuing Assembly elections are ‘crorepatis’, (people with assets worth over a crore of rupees )according to Tripura Election Watch (TEW), a poll watchdog. That’s interesting. The average assets for candidates contesting this election is around 47 lakh rupees. Tripura, by the […]

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