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Day-3 results of 50th CSA Meet

Javelin (Women) 1st: Ketoulhouno, Group-C 2nd: Thenouviü, Group-D 3rd: Mhaphruovino, Group-C Javelin (Men) 1st: Medo Linyü, Group-A 2nd: Metsivi Savino, Group-A 3rd: Kethosivi, Group-C Long Jump (Women) 1st: Megolhukhono, Group-C 2nd: Kelelhuno, Group-C 3rd: Keviseno Kiso, Group-B 3rd: Peteneino, Group-A Long Jump (Men) 1st: Kevisaphrü, Group-C 2nd: Rukuvisal, Group-A 3rd: Nourhe Liegise, Group-A Triple Jump (Men) 1st: Kethosivi, Group-C 2nd: Rüüvizo, Group-B 3rd: Neilasatuo, Group-C Discuss throw (Women) 1st: Mhaphruovino, Group-C 2nd: Thenouviü, Group-D 3rd: Ketoulhouno, Group-C Discuss throw (Men) 1st: Medo Linyü, Group-A 2nd: Mesakolie, Group-C 3rd: Rokovikho, Group-B...

India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Upbeat India take on injury-struck New Zealand as build-up to T20 World Cup continues

AUCKLAND, January 23: Preparations for the World Cup on top of their agenda, India will take on an injury-hit New Zealand in a rare five-match T20 International series starting Friday during which seam-friendly wickets would be a major challenge for the visitors. Unlike most overseas tours, this will be a quick start for the Indian team. In a tight season, the first T20 comes only five days after their last ODI against Australia at home. The team arrived in Auckland on Tuesday and chose to rest on Wednesday. Thursday was...
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CAA wake up call for NE states : UDP

Shillong, January 23: The United Democratic Party (UDP), a coalition partner of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA), on Thursday said the Citizenship Amendment Act is a wake up call for all states in the north east to act against illegal immigration from neighbouring countries and influx of non-indigenous people. The UDP executive met here and debated at length on the issue of CAA and the Inner Line Permit, according to its general secretary Jemino Mawthoh. He said the UDP opposed the CAA in principle. We are opposing it because...
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Mizoram seeks early completion of project connecting India and Myanmar

Aizawl, January 23: The Mizoram government has sought the Centre's intervention for early completion of Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, a bilateral initiative of India and Myanmar, sources said on Thursday. Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Wednesday evening called on foreign secretary designate Harsh Vardhan Shringla in New Delhi and asked him to expedite the construction work under the project in Myanmar side. "The chief minister also urged the Centre to take initiative for early completion of the project," the sources said. Zoramthanga also talked about the importance of strengthening the...
North East

Will not withdraw petition in SC for NRC in Tripura : Deb Barman

Agartala, January 22: Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman Tuesday said he will not withdraw his petition in the apex court for implementation of NRC in the state or return to the Congress, of which he was the state president. His assertions follow the acting Tripura PCC president Pijush Biswas' comment on Tuesday that the party had made considerable progress when Deb Barman was the PCC chief and expected that he will not do anything that will harm Congress and benefit BJP. Deb Barman had resigned as TPCC president...
North East

Demand for repeal of 108 laws related to leprosy

Guwahati, January 22: Demanding repeal of 108 "discriminatory" laws related to leprosy, an NGO said on Wednesday that annulling those will help in eliminating the stigma associated with persons afflicted with the disease. "I urge the central and state governments to annul these laws which will help reduce stigma and ensure equal rights and treatment to those affected by leprosy," the Executive Director of Sasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation (S- ILF), Vineeta Shanker, said. Leprosy is a disease which is entirely curable and among the least infectious of diseases, she added. (PTI)...
North East

Two siblings die in fire at home

Guwahati, January 23: Two children of a family died on Thursday when a fire, caused possibly by a short circuit, engulfed their house at Beltola area in the city, police said. The fire caused an LPG cylinder to explode and engulfed the first floor of the house so fast that none could enter it to rescue the two boys who were in a room there, the assistant commissioner of police (Basistha) Punnam Pegu said. All the wooden furniture, the doors and windows of the rooms of the first floor of...
North East

Sam Stafford was killed intentionally, allege his kin

GUWAHATI, JANUARY 23: Family members of Sam Stafford, the 17-year-old boy who died in police firing at Hatigaon area last month when mass movement had erupted across the State against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, yesterday alleged that the post-mortem report proves that the security forces had intentionally killed the youth. The family received the post-mortem report recently and has filed a complaint with the Hatigaon Police Station, seeking justice. During a conversation yesterday with The Assam Tribune, they even alleged that Sam had been tortured brutally before killing. The post-mortem...
North East

Book on 16 missionaries, their associates launched

GUWAHATI, JANUARY 23: Educationist Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury launched a book titled Avadan, written and published by Pastor of Guwahati Baptist Church Aziz-ul Haque, at a meeting held at the Guwahati Press Club on Tuesday. The meeting was presided over by Advocate Bani Bikram Sharma. Professor of Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya Dr Dayananda Pathak and writer Surjya Hazarika were guest speakers. At the meeting, it was also announced that the first Baptist church in the Northeast, the Guwahati Baptist Church, will celebrate 175 years of its founding from Friday. The 3-day...
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The gains and the loses under CAA

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of 2019 is the most controversial article of the Constitution of India. The CAA is bereft of rationality as the Act is dyed in saffron colour. To my layman's understanding, the CAA is contrary to the principle of Secularism which is enshrined in the Preamble of the Constitution of India. Had it been not so, for an instance, a key RSS leader Sri. J. Nandakumar, the Convenor of Prajna Pravah, an Offshoot of RSS insisted that the word "Secular' should be removed from the Preamble...
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