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    5 criminals arrested, cash and valuables seized in Jharkhand

    Ranchi, March 5 : Five criminals were arrested and Rs 3.37 lakh cash and other valuable items were recovered in Jharkhand's Jamtara district on Friday, the police said. "On a tip off, a team of Jamtara Cyber Police station conducted raids under the Karmatand Police station area and arrested five criminals" said Jamtara Superintendent of Police (SP), Deepak Kumar Sinha,...

    • 31 min ago
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    Assam Jatiya Parishad announces first list of 18 candidates

    GUWAHATI: Newly-floated regional party, Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) on Friday evening announced its first list of 18 candidates for the Assam Assembly elections. Party president Lurinjyoti Gogoi will contest from Duliajan constituency while general secretary Jagadish Bhuyan will contest from Sadia constituency in Upper Assam. The regional party has also fielded Ajay Tanti (from...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    BJP announces list of 70 candidates for Assam polls

    GUWAHATI: The pre-poll alliance between the BJP, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United Peoples Party Liberal (UPPL) has been "finally sealed" with the saffron party announcing its first list of 70 candidates for the Assam Assembly elections while its allies, AGP will contest 26 seats, and UPPL eight seats. Top BJP leaders including chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and NEDA convenor...

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    Student leader seeks withdrawal of non-tribal candidates

    TURA, Mar 5: President of the Mindikgre regional unit of the GSU, Greneth M Sangma on Friday urged all political parties of the state to withdraw their non-tribal candidates from the upcoming GHADC elections. In his letter to the presidents of various prominent political parties of the state, Greneth recalled the statehood struggle pointing out that the objective was for 'self...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    India-Japan collaboration on for prosperous NE: Foreign Secy

    AGARTALA/SHILLONG, March 5: For developing a prosperous northeast India under the India-Japan collaboration, Tokyo is providing financial support to diverse the projects in all the eight states of the region, top officials, diplomats, experts and economists said on Friday. India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Japan Ambassador to India Suzuki Satoshi and many experts...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    JFA denounces militant's intimidation to scribes

    GUWAHATI: Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA), while denouncing repeated intimidating statements by separatist armed militants against two scribes in the city, urged the State police department to take the matter seriously. The forum also appealed to the media fraternity to get united against such diktats.

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Himanta Biswa Sarma likely to contest Assam Assembly polls

    NEW DELHI, March 5: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to field Assam Minister and senior party leader, Himanta Biswa Sarma, in the upcoming Assembly polls. The BJP state leadership recommended Sarma's name to the Central Election Committee (CEC) for the party nomination. Assam BJP Chief, Ranjeet Kumar Dass, said Sarma would contest the upcoming state Assembly polls....

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Missing woman lodged at OSC, Baghmara

    TURA, Mar 5: An identified woman was on March 1 found loitering at the Siju Forest Reserve in South Garo Hills and brought to the Baghmara Women Police Cell, a delayed report has revealed. The woman is currently lodged at the One Stop Centre (OSC) shelter. According to officials of the centre, the profile, family and address of the individual could not be ascertained as she is unable to communicate. ...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Assam launches awareness drive to woo voters to polling booths

    GUWAHATI: The Assam election department has launched an extensive awareness campaign in a bid to enhance the polling percentage in the Assembly elections by over 85 per cent. As part of the Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP), the flagship programme of the Election Commission of India (ECI) for voter education and awareness, the state election...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Mamata releases list of Trinamool candidates, will contest from Nandigram

    KOLKATA, March 5: Setting the stage for a high-octane political battle, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Friday released the candidates list for 291 assembly seats in the state. The remaining three seats in Darjeeling will be contested by Trinamool allies. The party will not be putting up candidates there, she said....

    • 8 hrs ago

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