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HSLC, HSSLC results on May 2

Dimapur, April 27: The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) will declare the provisional results of HSLC and HSSLC Examinations...
North East

Assam ex-DGP’s VVPAT allegation not true: Election officer probe

GUWAHATI, April 27: The district election officer of Kamrup metropolitan district has in a report to the state chief electoral officer ruled out any truth in former Assam DGP Harekrishna Deka’s allegation of mismatch in the VVPAT. The DEO stated that other than Deka, no other voter in the polling station complained about malfunctioning of the EVM or the VVPAT. The DEO stated in his report that after an enquiry into the matter through the constituency magistrate of Guwahati East Lok Sabha constituency was conducted "and found out that there...
North East

Mizoram on alert over first fall armyworm attack

Aizawl, April 27: The fear of possible re-run of famine-like situation witnessed 60-years ago has gripped Mizoram, following first ever fall armyworm attack on the state’s crucial maize cultivation. The state agriculture department has issued an alert across the state as 1,409 hectares of maize cultivation has been severely damaged in all eight districts in the past one month. “Our farmers have been caught unaware as we have never witnessed fall armyworm attack unlike in other states. This could be due to long dry spell and sudden increase in temperature....
North East

DFOs under KAAC can’t issue mining permits, says SC panel

GUWAHATI, April 27: The Supreme Court-constituted Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has said divisional forest officers (DFOs) under the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) are not the competent authorities to issue mining permits as mining is not among the subjects vested upon the council. Yet, the CEC pointed out, environmental clearance (EC), payment of taxes and mining permits are issued by DFOs working with the council after state the government’s director of geology and mining approves a mining plan. In its report on the complaint filed to it by environment activist...
North East

Shillong among 5 recruitment centres in country

SHILLONG, April 27: The Meghalaya capital will be part of a historic event in which women will be inducted into the Indian Army as soldiers for the first time since Independence. Shillong has been identified as one of the five centres in the country for the proposed recruitment rallies in this regard. It will thereby etch its name in the military log books after the Indian Government decided to do away with an archaic rule barring women in the role of soldiers in the Indian Army. The Government has now...
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