Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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Amit Shah to address two election rallies in Tripura today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address two election rallies in Tripura on Monday, a senior party leader said.Shah is scheduled to land at MBB Airport here on Sunday at 11.30 pm.On Monday, Shah will address two election rallies...

2,278 arrested in Assam’s child marriage crackdown

The Assam Police continued with its crackdown on child marriage in the state for the third day in a row, with the number of arrests touching 2,278 on Sunday.A police statement said the arrests were made based on 4,074...

Assam: JDSSM demands removal of Christians from ST list

Ahead of the assembly elections in Christian-majority Meghalaya and Nagaland, an RSS-backed organisation called Janajati Dharma- Sanskriti Suraksha Manch (JDSSM) has decided to intensify its agitation demanding to delist tribals who have undergone a religious conversion from the Schedule...

Violence in Sikkim amid SDF’s bandh over ‘immigrant’ row

Violence broke out in South Sikkim district’s Namchi on Sunday as supporters of the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) allegedly vandalised an office of the opposition Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), police said.The incident happened at Damthang Road amid the...

Blast rocks Sunny Leone’s fashion show venue

A fashion parade in which Bollywood actor Sunny Leone was about to participate as a show stopper on Sunday was cancelled after a bomb blast rocked the event venue in Imphal around 6.05 am on Saturday.A bomb which police...

Crackdown on child marriage to continue till 2026 Assam polls: Himanta

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday asserted that the drive against child marriage, launched by the state police from the previous day, will continue till the next assembly elections in 2026.More than 2,250 people have been arrested...

TMC is an outside party, NPP will get an absolute majority : Meghalaya CM

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, his Deputy Prestone Tynsong and several other prominent politicians from across party lines filed their nomination papers across Meghalaya, the fifth day of the election process.Sangma, also the President of the National People’s Party (NPP,)...

G20’s SFWG to work on capacity building: Official

With sustainable finance being a niche sector and most still in the “learning process”, the Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) of G20 under India’s presidency will work towards capacity building in the segment by identifying requirements, efforts already in...

Tripura heads for triangular contest in assembly polls

Newly formed political party Tipra Motha is likely to emerge as the kingmaker after the Tripura assembly polls, in which it will fight a triangular contest with the BJP-IPFT and Congress-Left Front alliances.Tipra Motha, headed by erstwhile royal scion...

Missing VDF personnel found dead in Manipur

A manhunt operation by Manipur police for a VDF(Village Dense Force) personnel ended tragically after they recovered his dead body on Friday.VDF Ningombam Premananda (37) from Okram Leikai in Thoubal district, a member of a strong team of Thoubal...

Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hits Manipur’s Ukhrul

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Manipur's Ukhrul district on Saturday morning, the National Centre of Seismology (NCS) said. According to National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 6.14am with a depth of 10 km....

Tripura polls: Left promises 2.5 lakh jobs, pension to old

The opposition CPI(M)-led Left Front in Tripura on Friday unveiled its manifesto for the assembly polls, promising 2.5 lakh new jobs, pension to poor senior citizens, and reintroduction of the old pension scheme and two DA hikes for government...

CPI(M), Cong trying to save themselves in Tripura: Nadda

Mocking at the CPI (M) and the Congress for contesting the Tripura Assembly elections jointly, BJP national president J P Nadda on Friday claimed that they have come together not for the state’s development but to save their existence.For...

NPP releases manifesto for Meghalaya polls; promises 5 lakh jobs

Meghalaya’s ruling National People’s Party (NPP) on Friday released its election manifesto promising to create 5 lakh “jobs and employment opportunities” every year to the youth of the state besides other promises.The manifesto called the “People’s Document – Vision...

Desire for change in Meghalaya is evident, says Trinamool Congress

Condemning the Conrad Sangma-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government for “its repeated transgressions” that have cost this mountainous state its development, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, Dr. Mukul Sangma on Friday said the desire for change in Meghalaya is evident...