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KAAC set to evict ‘encroachers’ from grazing land

Following days of agitation by Karbi tribal bodies demanding the removal of “illegal encroachers” from reserved grazing land in the Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts of Assam, the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) announced on Tuesday that...

RIMS becomes India’s first govt sector installing MDRF System

Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Imphal became the first government sector healthcare hospital in India installing ‘Multipurpose Digital Radiography Fluoroscopy System (DRF-800)’ with the inauguration of the state-of-the-art on Tuesday. RIMS is an autonomous institute under the Union ministry...

Arunachal, Mizoram celebrate Statehood Day

Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on Tuesday separately celebrated their Statehood Day by holding a variety of colourful cultural programmes and other functions. President Droupadi Murmu, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker...

Sonowal launches projects worth Rs 308 crore for development of waterways in NE

Union Ports, Shipping and Waterways minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday launched projects worth Rs 308 crore for the development of waterways in Northeast India. According to an official statement, the minister also laid the foundation stones for the construction...

Govt seeks $26 bn in nuclear sector

India will invite private firms to invest about $26 billion in its nuclear energy sector to increase the amount of electricity from sources that don’t produce carbon dioxide emissions, two government sources told Reuters. This is the first time...

Indian official delegation heads for London for FTA talks

With the negotiations for the proposed India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) reaching its last leg, a high-level Indian official delegation is heading for London to iron out differences on remaining issues, sources said on Tuesday. The chief negotiators of both...

Rupee rises 6 paise to settle at 82.95 against US dollar

The rupee appreciated 6 paise to settle at 82.95 (provisional) against the US dollar on Tuesday, amid robust equity market sentiment and a weak American currency. Forex traders said, sustained outflow of foreign funds capped a sharp gain in...

Bilawal Bhutto blames PML-N for delay in govt formation

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said he foresees a “stalemate” in the formation of a coalition government in Pakistan “if someone is not ready to change their stance” on February 20, indicating deepening fissures in the country’s political landscape. Bhutto-Zardari made...

Navalny’s mother appeals Putin to release her son’s body

The mother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appealed on Tuesday to President Vladimir Putin to intervene and turn her son’s body over to her so she can bury him with dignity. Lyudmila Navalnaya, who has been trying to...

Hamas chief in Epypt for Gaza truce talks

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Cairo Tuesday for talks with Egyptian officials, the Palestinian group said, days after mediators said prospects for a new truce with Israel had dimmed, reports AFP.The Qatar-based head of Hamas’s political bureau will...