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Tripura gets national award for record food production

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Region

Agartala, April 19 (IANS): The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has selected Tripura for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for commendable increase in food grain production in small category states.
Tripura gets this national award for the second time. The northeastern state first received the award in the 2009-10 fiscal.
"We have received a communication from... the ministry that Tripura has been selected for the Krishi Karman Award for 2015-16...," Tripura Agriculture Minister Aghore Debbarma told IANS over phone from Delhi.

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Assam CM orders probe on youth carrying kin's body on cycle

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Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Directorate of Health Services to rush to Majuli and probe the circumstances in which a youth had to carry the dead body of his relative on a bicycle from hospital to his village.
The instruction came immediately after television channels aired images of the youth carrying the dead body of his relative on a bicycle from a hospital at Garamur area in Majuli to Balijan village on the river island.

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Assam to make Assamese mandatory till Class 10

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Guwahati, April 19 (IANS): Assamese will be made a mandatory subject in all schools in Assam till Class 10, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
A legislation will be passed in this regard in the assembly in August. But if someone is not interested in taking up Assamese as a subject, he or she can opt Bodo or Bengali.

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ITBP to create 54 border outposts at India-China border

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Itanagar, Aug 08 (IANS): The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has proposed to create 54 border outposts along the McMahon Line to further improve security in Arunachal Pradesh and along the India-China border, an official said on Monday.
On Sunday, ITBP Inspector-General Manoj Singh Rawat, who is in charge of the North East Frontier Headquarters, called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu and discussed ITBP's proposals to expand their establishment in the state in order to improve security in the state and at the border.
It also proposed a permanent stationing of one ITBP battalion at Hollongi area here in the mountainous state capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Assam CM Sonowal spent the highest during state polls

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New Delhi, Aug 08 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal incurred the highest expense during the assembly polls with Rs 25.26 lakh, 90 per cent of the expenditure limit set by the poll panel.
The expenditure limit for the candidates during the Assam Assembly elections was Rs 28 lakhs.
Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Sonowal won the elections from Majuli constituency of Assam, reserved for a Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidate.

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