Rice-ferrying to Tripura starts via Kolkata-Bangladesh route

Agartala, March 31 (IANS) — The government-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) on Tuesday started ferrying rice for... (more...)

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FCI to ferry more rice to Tripura via Bangladesh

Agartala, March 30 (IANS) — Another 10,000 tonnes of rice will be ferried to Tripura via Bangladesh this week as train... (more...)

Delhi to host northeast festival of song, dance

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) — The national capital will host a day-long festival on April 11 to promote the culture... (more...)

Sikkim bags top honours in northeast cine awards

Gangtok, March 24 (IANS) — A film from Sikkim bagged the three top honours in an annual award show dedicated to promoting... (more...)

Railways to connect all northeastern states by 2020

Silchar (Assam), March 16 (IANS) — The railways hope to connect all the eight states in India’s northeast by... (more...)

World Bank aid for power projects in northeast India

Agartala, March 13 (IANS) — The World Bank would provide the major share of a Rs.5,111 crore project to develop and... (more...)

‘Discover North East Yatra’ ends

Agartala, March 11 (IANS) — The first ever nine-month-long cultural extravaganza, the “Discover North East Yatra”... (more...)

FCI to ferry more rice for Tripura via Bangladesh

Agartala, March 7 (IANS) — Another 10,000 tonnes of rice will be ferried to Tripura via Bangladesh as train services... (more...)

46 Indian monuments nominated for World Heritage Site list

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) — India has submitted a list of 46 monuments for their inclusion as Unesco World Heritage... (more...)

Rs.7 lakh crore to be collected as income tax this fiscal

Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) — India will meet its projected target of collecting Rs.7 lakh crore in income tax in the ongoing... (more...)

‘India will meet Rs.7 lakh crore income tax target this fiscal’

Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) — India will meet its projected target of collecting Rs.7 lakh crore in income tax in the ongoing... (more...)

Sikkim woman raped in Delhi, five arrested

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) — A 25-year old woman from Sikkim, brought to Delhi on the pretext of getting her a job, was... (more...)

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