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A powerful IED recovered in Manipur

Imphal: A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing 4 kg was recovered from the side of a road by a road opening party of 2/5 Gorkha Rifles (GR) in Manipur’s Bishenpur district, the police said on Tuesday. The security personnel detected the bomb at Keinou area, about 30 km south of here, yesterday and immediately informed the bomb disposal team at Imphal who rushed [Full Article...]

 

CM, Ampareen in Delhi

From Our Special Correspondent NEW DELHI: Barely two days after he left Delhi, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma again rushed to the national capital on Tuesday, but this time, he was accompanied Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh. Sangma is likely to go back to Shillong on Wednesday. It was on Saturday that the Chief Minister air-dashed to Delhi to meet the AICC leaders to apprise [Full Article...]

Free Jharkhand from instability: Modi appeals to people

Chaibasa:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the voters of Jharkhand to enable BJP secure a majority in the Assembly elections for political stability. Modi told an election meeting at Chiabasa that Jharkhand is blessed with abundant mineral and natural resources, yet the people are poor because of political instability. Modi asked the voters not to give a fractured mandate as people know the [Full Article...]

Close ties with neighbours top priority: Modi

New Delhi:Ahead of his Nepal visit to attend the SAARC Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said development of close relations with neighbours was a key priority for his government as he looks forward to hold talks with other South Asian Heads of State and Government on the margins of the Summit. While Modi’s official programme has no mention of his meeting with [Full Article...]

Jharkhand voters defy Maoists, cast ballot

Ranchi:Defying a Maoist boycott call, over a quarter of Jharkhand’s voters exercised their franchise before noon Tuesday in the first phase of ballotting for the assembly polls. As many as 27 percent voters cast their ballot by 11 a.m. in Jharkhand, said an official. The highest polling has been recorded in the Bhavnathpur constituency, where 32 percent balloting took place. Over three million voters [Full Article...]

Voters brave cold weather to cast vote in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar:Ignoring boycott call by separatist groups and braving cold weather, moderate polling was today recorded in most of the 15 constituencies going to polls in the first of the five-phased polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Barring couple of stray incidents of violence in Ganderbal and Bandipora districts, polling was by and large paceful. Nearly 16 per cent of the 10.52 lakh electorate exercised their [Full Article...]

Govt prepared for discussion on black money: BJP

NEW DELHI: Facing opposition flak on the issue of black money, BJP on Tuesday sought to wriggle out of the situation by saying that it was ready for a discussion on it. “We are committed and sincere to bring back black money from abroad. Government is fully prepared for a discussion on black money. We are fully prepared to present the facts on the [Full Article...]