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Congress to move Gauhati High Court over not facilitating voting for police personnel in LS polls

Aizawl, May 20: Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Monday said that it will move the Gauhati High Court against the Election Commission for not facilitating voting for about 1,047 police personnel who were deployed for poll duty in other states. They had failed to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha polls held on April 19 in the state, the MPCC said. It said that the party had on May 13 written to the state chief electoral officer (CEO) asking him to take steps so that the policemen could...
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5 Bangladeshi nationals arrested for entering Tripura without any valid document

Agartala, May 20: Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested from Tripura's Khowai district for entering Indian territory without any valid travel document, a police officer said on Monday. "The five Bangladeshi citizens identified as Litan Das (37), Babul Das (26), Pankaj Sarkar (18), Nikku Sarkar (22) and Rupan Das (26) sneaked into Khowai after crossing over border fencing at Ashrambari, a border village and were going to Santirbazar in South Tripura district," the officer said. "They entered Indian territory after crossing over border fencing at Ashrambari. When the five were travelling...
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Assam: 5 arrested for forcing couple to have sex, blackmailing them with video

GUWAHATI, MAY 20: The Assam Police have arrested 5 persons who had allegedly forced a youth to have sex with a minor girl and blackmailed them after filming the act. The incident occurred at Bhumeshwar Hills, a tourist attraction, in the Bongaigaon district on May 15 and came to light on May 18. The police registered a case under IPC Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 342 (wrongful confinement), 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman or abetting such act with the intention of disrobing or compelling her to be naked),...
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NFR recovers Rs. 66.27 Cr. from special drives against ticketless travellers

Dimapur, May 20: The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has recovered Rs 66.67 crores from special drive against ticketless travelers from April 2023 to March 2024 where a total of 793170 cases of ticketless/irregular ticket passengers were detected. It may be mentioned that the NF Railway conducts regular intensive ticket checking drives in order to ensure hassle-free, comfortable travel & better services to all bonafide passengers. During the current FY from April 1, 2024 till May 19, 2024 such drives lead to recovering an amount of more than Rs. 10.65 Cr....
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CDF cadre arrested in Mizoram

Aizawl, May 20: A cadre of the Myanmar-based Chinland Defence Force (CDF) was arrested with ammunition in south Mizoram's Siaha district, the Assam Rifles said in a statement on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, the Assam Rifles set up a mobile checkpost at Tuipang Road Junction on Saturday, it said. A person riding a 'Kenbo' bike was intercepted at the checkpost, it added. On thorough checking, 170 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun cartridges, 14 radio sets and some tactical gear along with the bike were seized, the Assam Rifles said....
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Doors of Tripura ADC closed for citizenship under CAA : Tipra Motha Party

Agartala, May 19 : Tipra Motha Party founder Pradyot Kishore Debbarman on Sunday vehemently opposed the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) areas. "Doors of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) areas are permanently closed for the people who would get citizenship under CAA," he said. Tripura is preparing to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) despite the Act not applying to the state's Autonomous District Councils (ADCs). According to Debbarman, if people are given citizenship under the new...
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Over 1,000 Mizoram policemen could not vote in Lok Sabha polls: Officials

Aizawl, May 19: More than 1,000 policemen in Mizoram were unable to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha polls held on April 19, officials of the state election department said. These personnel were deployed in other states for poll duty several days before April 19, the day when the northeastern state voted, they added. Although arrangements were supposed to be made for the police personnel to vote at facilitation centres, no such provision was made as they had to leave the state before candidates could be finalised, officials said....
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Army conducts forward area tour in Arunachal for defence experts

Itanagar, May 19: The Indian Army has conducted a week-long forward area tour in Arunachal Pradesh for defence experts to provide them a first-hand experience of operational challenges faced by troops and to encourage them to formulate technological solutions to the problems, a communique said here on Sunday. The tour was conducted from May 12 to 19 for a seven-member team of experts from defence industries, startups and academia. After their arrival at Dinjan Military Station in Assam's Dibrugarh district on May 12, the team visited forward areas in Anjaw...
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Heroin worth Rs 105 cr seized in Assam

Guwahati, May 19: Heroin worth Rs 105 crore has been recovered in Assam's Cachar district, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday. The contraband weighing over 10 kg was being transported from a neighbouring state, he said. "Massive drug haul of 105 cr. In a major crackdown on the drugs network, @cacharpolice conducted a special operation and confiscated 10.333kg heroin transported from a neighbouring State," Sarma wrote on X. He reiterated the government's commitment to continue the drive against drug trafficking and ensure that the youths do not fall...
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SC asks Manipur to pay Rs 3K to civil services aspirants for travelling outside to take UPSC exam

New Delhi, May 18: In a rare order, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Manipur government to pay Rs 3,000 per day to civil services aspirants from its violence-hit hill districts to travel outside the state to appear in the UPSC Civil Services Examination on May 26. In a special hearing at 6:50 p.m., a bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra took note of the grievances of the civil services aspirants from hill districts of the state who have opted for...
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