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Arunachal: Five lesser known facts about ‘Apatani’, a tribe which protects the environment

TNT - Sat, 2016-04-02 22:56
The Apatani, or Tanw, also known by Apa and Apa Tani, are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh in India. This indigenous tribe is redefining its ways and measures in environment conservation. The Apatanis are experts for their highly efficient agriculture without animals …
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Two KPLT militants gunned down in Assam

TNT - Sat, 2016-04-02 21:50
GUWAHATI: Two militants of the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) opposing the state Assembly elections were killed in an encounter with security forces in Karbi Anglong district, police said today. The insurgents exchanged fire with a joint team of police and Army in which two of its cadres were killed at Borlangso last night, Superintendent of …
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Manipur: Grenade explosion at RIMS campus in Imphal, vehicles damaged

TNT - Sat, 2016-04-02 21:23
IMPHAL: Unidentified persons lobbed a powerful hand grenade, which exploded near the residential quarter of the Medical Superintendent of Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) located at Lamphelpat in Imphal West, the police said today. No casualty was reported in the incident, a senior police officer said adding the official quarter of the Medical Superintendent …
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Assam polls: Campaign from first phase of election ends today

TNT - Sat, 2016-04-02 19:57
GUWAHATI: Saturday is the last day of campaigning for the first phase of polls in Assam and political leaders were seen making their last efforts to woo the voters with floods of promises. Only a day is left for the first phase of assembly election which will be held in 65 seats on 4th April. On the …
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Akhil Gogoi defies money laundering accusation;slams BJP for price rise

TNT - Sat, 2016-04-02 19:56
GUWAHATI: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samitte leader Akhil Gogoi on Saturday defied allegations of taking money from political parties in return for support in Assembly polls. Akhil Gogoi said, “If anyone can prove that I have bought properties in any part of the world, I will resign from political life. My wife works as a Head of the Department in a …
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Meghalaya: Wine shops closed on account of implementation of new rule

TNT - Sat, 2016-04-02 19:26
Excise Rules which prohibit opening of wine stores near religious places, educational institutions, hospitals and highways have been implemented which has caused downing of shutters as a sign of protest across Meghalaya. The action was taken in view of the order issued by the Commissioner and Secretary in-charge Excise, which directed all existing IMFL shops …
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Assam congress govt is responsible for border disputes says TR Zeliang

TNT - Sat, 2016-04-02 19:16
KOHIMA: Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang made another shocking statement in light of the ongoing dispute between Nagaland-Assam border. Zeliang alleged that the Congress government in Assam is responsible for the disputes and problems in the border between the two States. Zeliang made this statement while campaigning for BJP candidate from Bokajan assembly constituency Numal Momin at Bokajan …
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All you need to know about the most literate village in Asia

TNT - Sat, 2016-04-02 17:38
By far the most shocking fact would be that Dhorra Mafi village breaks all stereotypes of Indian villages. It is located in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district. It isn’t your conventional type of village but instead has electricity all day and water supply 24×7. Not only does it have the basic amenities but it also has …
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Family to wait 3 days for resurrection of deceased kin

Meghalaya Times - Sat, 2016-04-02 04:00

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 01: The family of a 19 year old youth who was killed after he was struck by lightning on Thursday have decided to wait three days and nights for him to be resurrected.
Shanborstar Mawthoh of Mawlynrei village in East Khasi Hills (EKH) district was a farmer by profession and was tending to his fields during a thunderstorm on Thursday when he was struck by lightning at about 2 pm and killed on the spot.

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Wine stores down shutters as Excise implements High Court order

Meghalaya Times - Sat, 2016-04-02 04:00

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 01: Friday saw around 300 wine stores located in and around the city down their shutters in the midst of officials of the Excise department implementing the provisions of an amendment of the Meghalaya Excise Rules.
It may be noted here that the State Government had recently notified the amendment of the Meghalaya Excise Rules wherein the opening of wine stores near places of worship, educational institutions and hospitals was prohibited.

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Heartlessness, thy name is selfie

Meghalaya Times - Sat, 2016-04-02 04:00

Kolkata, April 01 (IANS): Even as hundreds in Kolkata did their best to rescue victims after a flyover collapsed here, some youngsters displayed insensitivity by clicking away selfies with the injured.
Some teenagers as well as young men were perched on a broken pillar of the Vivekananda Road flyover, taking pictures with their mobiles.

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Manipur: Two killed, over 100 hurt in Holi revelry

TNT - Sat, 2016-03-26 21:11
IMPHAL: Two people have died and over 100 injured, including 20 critically, in the five-day Holi revelries in Manipur police said on Saturday. Over 100 injured people have been admitted in government and private hospitals in the state. Police sources told newsmen that at least 20 persons are battling for their lives in intensive care …
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I was a tea seller, have special bond with Assam -PM Modi

TNT - Sat, 2016-03-26 20:22
GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in Assam with a two-day agenda mocked Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as an elderly man with whom he does not have to compete. “I am much younger to him and I do not have a fight with him. I have fight against poverty and corruption.” Modi said that …
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Arunachal fashion designer makes Northeast India proud

TNT - Sat, 2016-03-26 19:30
ITANAGAR: Designers from Northeast India are making their mark and hitting their targets on the dot. Basing their footprint around the world, Arunachal Pradesh born designer Nixon Bui presented his first full collection ‘Urban Tribal’ at Copenhagen, Denmark. NIXONBUI is a ready-to-wear menswear brand founded in 2014, based in Copenhagen selected to present at the …
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Tripura: Man killed for practising witchcraft

TNT - Sat, 2016-03-26 19:20
AGARTALA: A Tripura State Rifle (TSR) Jawan identified as Sanjit Debbarma allegedly gunned down a 54 year-old man with claims that the man was practising witchcraft. A police official told newsmen, “TSR jawan Sanjit Debbarma and his friend Charan Debbarma shot dead Renu Debbarma branding the victim as practicing witchcraft. The incident occurred at Teliamura town on Thursday …
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5 signs that suggest you’re in love!

TNT - Sat, 2016-03-26 18:30
“When the heart takes the shape of a rainbow, you can’t tame the beats it has for the one who sketches the colors”  – Mebanaibor Nengnong When you unintentionally smile (and it could be anywhere) at the thought of the person. People may look at you in a funny way and wonder why you’re smiling wide …
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Assam polls: Need of the hour for Amit Shah – get back to history books

TNT - Sat, 2016-03-26 18:03
GUWAHATI: While trying to hit out at Assam Chief minister Tarun Gogoi, Amit shah said that the great Ahom ruler Sukapha had driven away the Mughal invaders who attacked Assam in the Battle of Saraighat fought in 1671, BJP national President Amit Shah said that “Congress and Tarun Gogoi have been protecting the decedents of …
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Assam: Modi in Assam to campaign for State BJP and alliance partners

TNT - Sat, 2016-03-26 16:49
GUWAHATI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in poll bound Assam on Friday with a two-day agenda to campaign for BJP and its alliance partners –AGP and BPF for the coming Assembly polls slated to be held in April. The Prime Minister will campaign in Barak-Brahmaputra valley and will take part in seven election meetings …
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Assam: BJP supporters apprehended for conspiracy

TNT - Sat, 2016-03-26 16:34
GUWAHATI: Two BJP supporters were arrested in Tezpur by Sonitpur police for plotting to conceal illegal items in residence of a few candidates of Rangapara constituency. Sonitpur district superintendent of police Sanjukta Parashar said, “Acting on a tip off, police caught Gopal Pathak, a trader, at a hotel in Tezpur on Thursday night. Ajit Baruah, a …
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Assam: Actress found dead in Guwahati

TNT - Sat, 2016-03-26 16:09
GUWAHATI: In what may seem like a mystery, the Assam police department are probing into case of two mysterious deaths in the city. One of which is the case of a soap actress, Ranjita Das who was found dead inside her rented house in Bhetapara area on Friday to which the police suspected that it may …
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