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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 provisions clarified to leaders of North East states: Centre

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 provisions clarified to leaders of North East states: Centre

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said several steps have been taken to preserve the cultural, social and linguistic identity, and the heritage of the northeastern people, in the Bill.

Feb 12, 2019, 22:55 PM IST
Opposition competing in Olympics to deride me: PM Narendra Modi in Tripura

Opposition competing in Olympics to deride me: PM Narendra Modi in Tripura

PM Modi on Saturday inaugurated several projects in Tripura.

Feb 09, 2019, 22:36 PM IST
Meghalaya: SC directs Centre, Assam govt to continue efforts to trace coal mine victims

Meghalaya: SC directs Centre, Assam govt to continue efforts to trace coal mine victims

The order was passed by the top court bench headed by Justice AK Sikri, which posted the matter for next hearing on February 4. 

Jan 28, 2019, 13:19 PM IST
Meghalaya: Navy divers to resume operation to retrieve body of second miner from flooded coal mine

Meghalaya: Navy divers to resume operation to retrieve body of second miner from flooded coal mine

The rescuers had located the first body on Saturday with the help of an underwater remotely operated vehicle (UROV) inside a rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya`s East Jaintia Hills.

Jan 28, 2019, 06:55 AM IST
Northeast's Autonomous District Councils to get more power as Cabinet approves amendment in Sixth Schedule

Northeast's Autonomous District Councils to get more power as Cabinet approves amendment in Sixth Schedule

The Finance Commission will recommend devolution of financial resources to ten Autonomous District Councils, village and municipal councils in areas under the Sixth Schedule.

Jan 23, 2019, 15:58 PM IST
Navy makes another attempt to retrieve trapped miner's body in Meghalaya

Navy makes another attempt to retrieve trapped miner's body in Meghalaya

The Meghalaya coal mine tragedy came to light after five miners escaped the coal pit.

Jan 22, 2019, 22:18 PM IST
Citizenship Bill: Violent protests continue in Assam

Citizenship Bill: Violent protests continue in Assam

The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8.

Jan 19, 2019, 18:41 PM IST
Rajnath Singh to meet Northeast CMs as protests against Citizenship Bill intensify

Rajnath Singh to meet Northeast CMs as protests against Citizenship Bill intensify

Protests against controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill has intensified in northeastern states.

Jan 14, 2019, 20:39 PM IST
India to build 44 strategic roads along India-China border to bolster infrastructure

India to build 44 strategic roads along India-China border to bolster infrastructure

The detailed project reports (DPRs) for the roads have already been submitted to Cabinet Committee on Security - which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - for approval.

Jan 14, 2019, 06:49 AM IST
Protests against Citizenship Bill continue in Northeast, ULFA threatens to pull out of peace talks

Protests against Citizenship Bill continue in Northeast, ULFA threatens to pull out of peace talks

The pro-talk faction of ULFA has threatened to walk out of parleys with the Cente. 

Jan 13, 2019, 10:03 AM IST
Quota row: Violence in Assam; roads blocked, BJP office vandalised

Quota row: Violence in Assam; roads blocked, BJP office vandalised

The 12-hour bandh was called by Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam. 

Jan 11, 2019, 13:13 PM IST
Operation to rescue trapped 15 Meghalaya miners continues on Day 29

Operation to rescue trapped 15 Meghalaya miners continues on Day 29

The 15 miners have been trapped inside a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills since December 13.

Jan 10, 2019, 17:33 PM IST
Citizenship Bill's passage in LS marked by 'bandh' in Assam, other NE states

Citizenship Bill's passage in LS marked by 'bandh' in Assam, other NE states

There were attempts to attack BJP offices in Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Golaghat, but those were foiled by the security forces.

Jan 08, 2019, 21:16 PM IST
Meghalaya miners rescue ops latest update, Day 27: Navy's machine to measure visibility at mine's bottom gets stuck

Meghalaya miners rescue ops latest update, Day 27: Navy's machine to measure visibility at mine's bottom gets stuck

Navy's ROV was sent down the 370-feet-deep rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya.

Jan 08, 2019, 13:44 PM IST
BJP allies, Northeast political parties and students' bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

BJP allies, Northeast political parties and students' bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

Several political parties and BJP allies in NE are opposing the Citizenship Bill. 

Jan 08, 2019, 06:48 AM IST
Meghalaya miner rescue ops, Day 25, latest updates: Rescue ops hit roadblock as pumps fail, divers could not enter mine

Meghalaya miner rescue ops, Day 25, latest updates: Rescue ops hit roadblock as pumps fail, divers could not enter mine

NDRF-led rescue teams will resume operations again on Monday.

Jan 07, 2019, 06:31 AM IST
2 high-power pumps infuse new hope in finding trapped 15 Meghalaya miners on Day 23 of rescue operations

2 high-power pumps infuse new hope in finding trapped 15 Meghalaya miners on Day 23 of rescue operations

No contact has been established yet with the trapped miners till now. 

Jan 06, 2019, 00:11 AM IST
NGT imposes Rs 100 cr fine on Meghalaya government for failing to curb illegal mining

NGT imposes Rs 100 cr fine on Meghalaya government for failing to curb illegal mining

A report of a high-level committee stated that majority of the mines in the northeastern state were operating without a lease or licence.

Jan 04, 2019, 23:45 PM IST
UFO sightings in Manipur? ISRO unaware of such detection, says Centre

UFO sightings in Manipur? ISRO unaware of such detection, says Centre

In July 2018, reports of alleged UFO sightings near Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official residence sent security forces into a tizzy.

Jan 03, 2019, 16:36 PM IST
Meghalaya miners rescue ops update, Day 21: Navy, NDRF divers to measure water level afresh

Meghalaya miners rescue ops update, Day 21: Navy, NDRF divers to measure water level afresh

The exercise will be undertaken to ascertain if the abandoned mine is connected with the 370-foot-deep mine in which the 15 miners were trapped.

Jan 02, 2019, 18:56 PM IST