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Meghalaya puts cap on the weight of schoolbags

Shillong. In a major relief to students, the Meghalaya govt. has put a cap on the weight of schoolbags for all classes and set restrictions on homework for classes 1 and 2. According to the state education department, the official order issued to the school authorities is in tune with the directives of the Union Human Resources Development Ministry. Education Principal Secretary DP Wahlang said that the Hum ...

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Shun Colonial Mindset to Explore own Potential

National Seminar in Imphal on ‘Revisiting Colonial Legacy in North East India’ Imphal. Intellectual Forum of North East, Dhanamanjuri University of Imphal, Department of Social work at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University and Centre for Manipur Studies of Manipur University, Canchipur, jointly organised a national seminar on ‘Revisiting Colonial Legacy in North East India, from February 2 to 3 at GP Wom ...

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Mizoram, Assam face the biggest climate threat out of 12 states in IHR

AIZAWL/GUWAHATI. The Himalayan region supports about 20 percent of the world’s population. But the ecologically fragile region, the storehouse of the third-highest amount of frozen water on earth, is highly vulnerable to climate change. Among the 12 states in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR), Mizoram and Assam face the biggest climate threat, according to a Department of Science and Technology (DST) vulner ...

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Tripura – FCI begins paddy procurement from state farmers for the 1st time!

Agartala. The eagerly awaited paddy procurement process from state farmers through FCI started at Sonamura under Sepahijala district and is scheduled to continue till January 1st next. Farmers of Boxanagar, Mohanbhog, Nalchhar and Kathalia blocks registered with the Agriculture department will be selling a total of 367 metric tons of paddy to FCI. FCI is procuring paddy at Rs. 1750 per quintal whereas price ...

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Home Ministry – Gorkhas in Assam can’t be referred to Foreigners’ Tribunals

Guwahati. Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a clarification to the Government of Assam on the citizenship status of members of the Gorkha Community living in the State as per the Foreigners Act, 1946. This followed a representation from the All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union to the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh recently as some cases of members of Gorkha community living in Assam were referred to the F ...

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Three try to torch Assam RSS office

Assam. Three miscreants tried to torch the office of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Dima Hasao district late on Monday, police said on Tuesday. The three unidentified persons first damaged one of the CCTV cameras and then tried to torch the office at district headquarters Haflong by pouring petrol but failed, said an officer, adding they left soon after. The police said that they have recovered th ...

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Mizoram Church announces cash rewards for more babies

Mizoram. A local church in Christian predominant state of Mizoram has announced cash incentives for couples who have four or more babies. The Lunglei Bazar Veng Baptist Church has recently announced Rs 4,000 for the fourth baby, Rs 5000 for the fifth and so on. Secretary of the Bazar Veng Baptist Church, which has announced the cash incentives, also confirmed that his Church has decided not to fix any upper ...

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NAMAMI BARAK FESTIVAL

Silchar (Assam). There was a Festival named “Namami Barak” held for a period of 3 days from 18th to 20th November in Barak Valley, South Assam. It was organized by the Government of Assam. As per government Namami Barak is not merely a festival but it is a symbol of integrity, prosperity and progress of the valley. The programme of the festival was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sono ...

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CACHAR BJP PRESIDENT’S SON ATTACKED

Silchar (Assam). Ravi Shankar Goswami, son of Uday Shankar Goswami, District President of BJP, Cachar was attacked on Friday (27-10-2017) evening by few unknown assailants. This news spread like a wild fire and within a few seconds many BJP leaders reached out to Goswami’s residence. Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly Dilip Kumar Paul also visited the house. It is learnt that on the way Ravi Shankar engaged i ...

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Bharat Parikrama Yatra completes 1000 days, RSS Sar Sanghchalak congratulates Kedilaya Ji

Tejpur, Assam.  Today, on May 5, 2015, Bharat Parikrama Yatra completed 1000 days of its mega walkathon, aiming the upliftment of rural Indian life in villages, led by RSS Former national functionary Sitarama Kedilaya. Today, on its 1000th day, Bharat Parikrama Yatra has reached Tejpur district near Guwahati in Assam. 67 year old Sitaram Kedilaya has now completed over 12,150 kilometers by his mega walk. Th ...

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