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Arms Recovered, Security Up in Manipur

IMPHAL, Jan 18 (NNN): Security forces in Manipur’s Bishnupur district recovered a cache of arms and ammunition during a counter insurgency operation today. The recovered arms and ammunition include one each of M-16 Rifle (made in USA), SLR (Mark as 15300477), 7.62 Modified Rifle, Chinese hand grenade, 5.56 M-16 magazine, two 7.62 magazine, four rounds […]

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Conrad Sagma Elected NPP President

SHILLONG, Jan 18 (PTI): Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma was on Tuesday elected unopposed as national president of National Peoples’ Party, which also re-elected Thomas A Sangma as its general secretary, the party said. “There was no contestant for both posts. Votes are not cast. The returning officer declared the candidates as elected unopposed,” […]

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Sikkim Bans Milk from Outside on Quality Issues

GANGTOK, Jan 18 (PTI): The Sikkim government on Tuesday temporarily banned the entry of all packaged and canned milk from outside the state saying they are of questionable quality. Buying and selling of packaged milk procured from outside Sikkim will not be allowed from Wednesday, according to a notification issued by the department of animal […]

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NGT Monitoring Illegal Mining Activities in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, Jan 18 (NNN): Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday said the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is monitoring the illegal mining activities and there is no need for setting up an independent inquiry into the matter. “NGT is monitoring on a regular basis about the illegal mining activities. In fact, the system is […]

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Congress Party Suspends Manipur Sitting MLA from Party

IMPHAL, Jan 18 (NNN): Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) suspended one of its sitting legislators from being a primary member of the party on Tuesday. MPCC suspended Kh Joykisan, who was also a spokesperson of the party, from being a primary member of the party on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Action Committee of the […]

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Forest Report Brings out Arunachal Pradesh’s Loss of Green Gold

NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (IANS): The India State of Forest Report 2021 has vindicated what activists, lawyers and academicians have been saying all along – Arunachal Pradesh, which is the second largest forested state in India, is losing its primary forests and that too at a large scale every passing year. As per the ISFR […]

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PM’s Public Gathering in Tripura Caused Covid Surge: Left Parties

AGARTALA, Jan 17 (IANS): The Opposition CPI-M led Left Front on Sunday claimed that the public meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 4 in Agartala has caused a massive surge in the Covid-19 cases in Tripura. “The Central and state governments are aware about the Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19 creating havoc […]

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BJP Likely to go Solo This Time in Manipur

IMPHAL, Jan 17 (IANS): The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which wrested power in Manipur for the first time in 2017 in alliance with two political parties and supported by independent MLAs, this time most probably will fight alone, party leaders indicated. Union minister Pratima Bhowmik and Assam Minister Ashok Singhal, BJP’s in-charges for the […]

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Manipur Congress Vice-President Quits Post Ahead of Assembly Polls

IMPHAL, Jan 17 (PTI): Manipur Congress vice-president Kh Ratankumar Singh on Sunday resigned from the party post ahead of the assembly election, a senior leader of the party said. According to the resignation letter, he quit the post but did not resign from the primary membership of the party, said the leader who does not […]

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140 New Cases Push Arunachal’s Covid-19 Tally to 56,633; Positivity Rate at 20%

ITANAGAR, Jan 17 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally rose to 56,633 on Monday as 140 people tested positive for the infection, 126 less than the previous day, a senior health official said. Arunachal Pradesh had reported 266 cases on Sunday, the biggest single-day spike in the northeastern state in January. The single-day positivity rate stood […]