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Mariam Longri from Arunachal crowned 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East

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GUWAHATI, July 01: In front of nearly 1000 spectators from all across the north-eastern region, Mariam Longri from Kharsang, Arunachal Pradesh was crowned the 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018 at the ITA Cultural Complex, Machkhowa on Saturday evening. Tsurila from Nagaland and Jyotismita Baruah from Assam became the 1st and 2nd runners up respectively.
Mariam Longri was crowned by Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2017 Mary Khyriem in front of a packed audience.
Mariam, who has just appeared her Class 12 exams from Donyi Polo School, Itanagar, is the youngest of 9 siblings. Her father is a retired inspector, while her mother runs an NGO.

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NSCN-IM stresses integration of all Naga territories

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Kohima, July 01 (IANS): The NSCN-IM on Sunday stressed that the issue of integration of all Naga territories was an integral part of the ongoing political dialogue with the Centre and that both parties had agreed to pursue this through a democratic process.
A Nagaland Socialist Council of Nagaland-Issac Muivah statement said that Naga territories had been arbitrarily and indiscriminately kept apart first by the British and then further divided between Burma (now Myanmar) and India without the knowledge and consent of the Naga people, which is "totally unacceptable".

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Formalin-laced fishes seized in Nagaland

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Kohima, June 25 (IANS): Municipal authorities in Nagaland on Monday seized formalin-laced fishes, an official said.
The fishes weighing more than 5,280 kg, which were imported from Andhra Pradesh, were seized by the Kohima Municipal Council and later dumped at the municipal dumping ground, an official said.

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President to declare Tripura's 'queen' pineapple as state fruit

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Agartala, June 06 (IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind may declare the "queen" variety of pineapple as Tripura's state fruit on Thursday during his visit here, an official said on Wednesday.
"The President likely to declare the 'queen' variety pineapple of Tripura as the state fruit, said the Agriculture Department official.

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Irani hits out at Congress’ failed responsibility in poll bound Meghalaya

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TURA, Feb 17: Union textile minister Smriti Zubeen Irani on Saturday hit out at the Congress led government for what she termed as 50 years of failure in developing the state of Meghalaya. The remarks against the Congress came at two election rallies held at the border village of Dalu and Zikzak in Garo Hills.
The union minister, during the rally, made an effort to strike a chord with women electorates by instilling hope and commitment of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who ensured free gas cylinders to poor household.
 “Women in India work tirelessly cooking food in traditional chulas to bring smile in their children’s face. Modiji decided to provide gas cylinder to poor women to ease their problem. The corporates had apprehension that poor will not be able to pay but Modi ji requested the rich beneficiaries to give up their gas subsidy, so that the benefit can reach the poor and needy,” said Irani.

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