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Assam: Peace, development in focus for Kokrajhar voters

Kokrajhar (Assam), May 6: The assurance of sustained peace will be at the top of mind of voters in Assam’s Kokrajhar, once an area affected by militancy, when they elect their representative to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The main contest is expected to be between United People’s Party Liberal’s (UPPL) Jayanta Basumatary and Bodoland People’s Front’s (BPF) Kampa Borgoyari in this constituency at the heart of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). Congress’ Garjan Mushahary, Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) Arun Kumar Sarania and Gana Suraksha Party’s (GSP) Binita Deka are also in...
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Centre’s priority is to bring peace in Manipur by taking all communities on board, says Amit Shah

IMPHAL, APRIL 15: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the BJP-led Central Government's priority is to establish peace in the ethnic strife affected Manipur. This Lok Sabha election is between forces trying to break Manipur and those keeping it united, Shah said at a public meeting in Imphal. The senior BJP leader claimed that attempts of infiltration were being made in the Northeastern State to change its demography. "Establishment of peace in Manipur by taking all communities on board and without breaking the State is the priority...
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A pinch of Salt: Modi’s delivery of Peace

Naga CM Rio and Manipur's Biren enjoy special 'blessings' Nirendra Dev NEW DELHI, MARCH 27: Ten months have rolled by since Manipur entered its mayhem stage. There can be no drum roll or any fanfare as the State's ruling dispensation and also the Narendra Modi-led regime in Delhi would be going to the people of Manipur seeking votes for two parliamentary segments. In Inner Manipur, the traditional Meitei stronghold, the saffron party has fielded State Education Minister Th. Basantakumar Singh and in the Outer Manipur it is ally NPF nominee...
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State, central forces working in coordination to bring peace in Manipur: DGP

IMPHAL, January 26: Manipur DGP Rajiv Singh on Friday said the state and central forces are working in coordination to bring tranquillity and peace in the northeastern state. He also said the state and central forces have coordination committees at the state and district levels to normalise the situation in the violence-hit state. "We (State and central forces) are always in constant touch. We have coordination committees at the state headquarters and district levels and have several video conferences," the DGP said on the sidelines of a Republic Day programme....
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BJP-UPPL council in BTR usher peace, development in last three years: Himanta

Guwahati, December 20: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the present council of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), headed by the BJP-United Peoples’ Party Liberal (UPPL) combine, has ushered in peace and development in the region during the last three years. There has not been a single case of blasts, firing or communal tension in the four districts of the BTR during the rule of the present BJP-UPPL-led council headed by Pramod Boro, the chief minister said while addressing a meeting to observe the third anniversary of...
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Social harmony, peace priorities of new govt in Mizoram: Minister

Aizawl, December 18: Peace and harmony in society was the priority of the new ZPM government in Mizoram, Home Minister K Sapdanga said on Monday, maintaining that it was also trying to ensure a comfortable life for the people of the state. Sapdanga made the statement during his maiden trip as the home minister. Accompanied by Excise Minister Lalnghinglova Hmar, he visited Saitual and Khawzawl in the northeastern part of the state. The new government was giving priority to harmony and peace in society, besides ensuring a comfortable life for...
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‘New chapter of peace, normalcy in Manipur,’ says CM on pact with UNLF

Imphal, December 2: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday said that a new chapter heralding peace and normalcy has begun in the state with the recent signing of a peace agreement between the Centre and the state's oldest militant outfit United National Liberation Front (UNLF). The peace agreement was signed in New Delhi on Wednesday, ending a six-decade long armed struggle involving the outfit. Speaking at the reception programme of the UNLF cadres, the CM said, 'I am really happy... a new chapter has begun to usher in...
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