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Nagaland CM meets PM in Delhi, claims support

Kohima:Amid tussle between two Naga Peoples Front (NPF) groups, Chief Minister T R Zeliang met the prime minister and Union finance minister in New Delhi on Wednesday and appraised them of the situation in Nagaland. A press release issued from the Chief Minister’s Office(CMO) on Thursday informed that during the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  Arun Jaitley,  Zeliang informed them of the [Full Article...]

Five NDFB-S men arrested by Army

Guwahati: The Army engaged in counter-insurgency operation in the state today arrested two hardcore NDFB-S cadres and three over ground workers of the outfit from Chirang and Kokrajhar districts of Assam respectively. A defence source informed that the operation was planned based on specific intelligence provided by the Army intelligence wing. The apprehended include Sansuma Brahma alias B Susrwn, 35th Batch Mayanmar trained terrorist. [Full Article...]

Mastermind had duped Assam-based businessman also

New Delhi:The master-mind of the gang which had set up a fake website in the name of Prime Minister’s Office had also duped an Assam-based man to the tune of Rs 3.20 crore after posing as a senior IAS officer. Interestingly, the accused had even called the victim after duping him and challenged him that he could never be tracked, police said. The Crime [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

Tripura to continue provide rice to BPL people at Rs 2/kg Agartala:Tripura government would continue to distribute rice at a cost of Rs 2/kg to the people living under below poverty line (BPL), an official said on Thursday. “The state government would implement the Central Food Security Act from April next. As per this act, the BPL category people are supposed to get rice [Full Article...]

Tripura, Mizoram to implement food security act from April

Agartala/Aizawl: Tripura and Mizoram governments are compu-terising their Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) to implement the National Food Security Act from April, officials said on Thursday. “Over 95 percent of the 960,000 ration cards in Tripura have been already digitized. Remaining computerisation works and setting up of call centres are now under process,” Principal Secretary (food and civil supplies) S.K. Rakesh told reporters. He [Full Article...]

Congress to fight TTAADC election alone

Agartala:The opposition Congress on Wednesday announced that it would fight the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election alone and would not have any tie-up with other parties. “We are trying to revive our tribal base and have taken initiative to train tribal leaders for working among the tribals. We have not discussed with any tribal-based party regarding making any alliance and the [Full Article...]

Indian and Chinese troops interact on Republic Day

Tezpur (Assam):The Indian Army and China’s PLA held a “Border Personnel Meeting” at Kibithu sector in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh to mark the nation’s 66th Republic Day on January 26, a defence spokesman said here on Thursday. A 26-member Chinese PLA delegation, led by Col Hu Xiao Bai, interacted with the Indian troops, led by Brig Virendra Vats. Both countries reiterated their [Full Article...]

Centre to resolve impasse on Subansiri hydel proj:A’chal CM

Itanagar:The Centre is working out to resolve the stalemate over completion of the 2000 mw Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Project (LSHEP) at Geru-kamukh, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki informed the state assembly on Thursday. The works on the project being executed by NHPC were stalled since December 16, 2007 after protests. Responding to a supple-mentary from Opposition leader Tamiyo Taga during question hour, Tuki infor-med [Full Article...]