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Khelo India Youth Games:Hosts Maharashtra finish top with 228 medals

Maharashtra, champions of Khelo India Youth Games, receiving the trophy from Prakash Javadekar. PUNE, January 20: Hosts Maharashtra walked away with the overall trophy for the Khelo India Youth Games as they amassed a mammoth 85 gold, along with 62 silver and 81 bronze for a total of 228 medals. Their sportspersons and officials received the glittering Trophy from Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for HRD, Government of India, and Vinod Tawde, Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare, Maharashtra, amidst loud cheers at the closing ceremony held at the Shree Shiv...

Mega legal services camp held at Wokha

Dimapur, January 20: The 10th Mega Legal Services Camp was conducted at local ground Wokha on Saturday. The camp was organized by Nagaland State Services Authority and Wokha District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the District administration, Government departments, stakeholders & NGOs. Justice, N. Kotiswar Singh, Judge, Gauhati High Court & executive chairman, Nagaland State Legal Services Authority while giving the inaugural speech, said the Legal Services Authority (LSA) with an objective to reach out to the poor and needy people is conducting such kind of camps so that...
North East

3 Assam youth missing, suspected to have joined ULFA(I), says police

Guwahati, January 20: Three more youth from Assam have left to join ULFA(I), the banned militant outfit, recently, Assam police said. According to officials, Hriday Sarkar from Golakganj in Dhubri district of lower Assam along the border with Bangladesh left his home on January 15, as the state celebrated Bhogali Bihu, the annual festival of harvest and feasting. "He sent a text message to his family saying he has left to join the ULFA(I)," said Longnit Terong, Superintendent of Police, Dhubri. Pallab Bhattacharyya, Director General of Police, in-charge of special...
North East

Navy abandons efforts to pull out decomposed body of Meghalaya miner

Shillong, January 20: The Indian Navy abandoned all efforts on Sunday to pull out the decomposed body of a miner that it spotted four days ago inside a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills District, officials said. The Navy divers had spotted the decomposed body of a trapped miner on Wednesday, using an unmanned, remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) at a depth of around 160 feet inside the mine’s main shaft. At least 15 miners are trapped inside the mine since December 13 last year after one of them accidentally punctured...

Kohima Press Club turns 18

Dimapur, January 20: Kohima Press Club (KPC), the oldest Press Club in Nagaland, observed its 18th Foundation Day on January 20 at the NSF Conference Hall in the state capital. Delivering the presidential address at the programme, KPC acting president Atul Sarma shared in brief the history of the club. Sarma, who is also a founding member of the KPC, recalled how journalists struggled during the 1990s. He said it was during this period that a few likeminded journalists came together to form an organization to oversee the welfare of...
North East

Guwahati-Hong Kong freight service kicks off

JALUKBARI, JANUARY 20: The Spicejet freight service from Guwahati to Hong Kong by SpiceXpress kicked off from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBIA) yesterday. According to airport officials, it is a milestone and a historic moment for cargo export of vegetables from villages and towns. The flight was flagged off from Delhi at 7.30 a.m. this morning and reached Guwahati at 9.30 a.m. From here, it flew directly to Hong Kong carrying a consignment of fresh fruit and vegetables. The dedicated cargo flights to Hong Kong will help bring...
North East

PM to lay foundation of Hollongi Airport in Feb

PASIGHAT, JANUARY 20: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu yesterday said that he has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of the Hollongi Airport in Itanagar next month. Khandu said that the project, which has been pending for 10 years due to the land compensation issue, has finally been settled by the Government. "The Central Government finally accorded sanction for construction of the Hollongi Airport in December last year. Now the project will start with the laying of foundation by the Prime Minister in February this...

Christian should lead truthful lives: Patton

Dimapur, January 20: Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, Y Patton today said that Christians should lead honest and truthful lives in every realms and aspects be it social, political or religion. Exhorting a gathering on the Platinum Jubilee of Koio Baptist Church, he said that Jubilee is a time to retrospect and introspect God's blessings in the past. Every Jubilee is a milestone achievement, he said and further stressed that Jubilee is a time to forgive and forget and to revive a new beginning with a new hope. Patton also...
North East

Chamling asks farmers to increase organic foodgrain output

GANGTOK, JANUARY 20: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has exhorted the farmers in the State to increase production of organic food grains to cater to domestic demands. "We have set a target to make Sikkim self-reliant and self-sufficient in food grains within 5 years for which our farmers must increase production of organic food grains to at least meet the domestic demand," he said at the Sikkim Organic Day and 'Krishi Unnati Mela' here on Friday. In order to ensure self-sufficiency in organic food grains in Sikkim, the people...

Governor interacts with students

Dimapur, January 20: Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya interacted with students, Rotary members and NGOs at Bhuj, Gujurat at a programme held at Gujurat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences on January 19. Addressing the gathering, the Governor stated that dialogues between industries, trade and educational institutions should be there for the development of the nation. This will also help in generating employment of youths once they pass out of their institutions, he said. Our main agenda should be the development of our country, he stated. The Governor called on the...
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