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PLA Militants sent to Manipur

A Correspondent, Agartala
The four Manipuri militants who were caught in Agartala city have been taken to Manipur by a regular passenger flight Saturday. A special team of Manipur police comprising four sub inspectors and two commandos escorted them during their journey to face legal proceedings in home state.
“Manipur police have taken them to Imphal by a flight”, police officer Harimohan Das said.

Goutam Kyekpam, Vikram Mangang, Debang Singh and Ibumchu Singh were caught near West Agartala police station on January 14. They had arrived in the city after illegally entering from Bangladesh through Sonamura border in West Tripura district, police earlier claimed.

Manipur police later confirmed that the detainees are members of outlawed Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) which is an underground organisation with most of cadres from Manipuri Meitei community. The response came after state’s director general of police Pranay Sahay communicated his counterpart in Imphal.
The PLA has camps in Chotodhamai and Bhanugachi areas of Sylhet district in northeast Bangladesh, sources said.

They however denied that they are militants and constantly claimed they are members of a musical orchestra when questioned during their custody with state police. However Manipur police have specific information and records to identify them as cadres of the PLA.

A six member team of Manipur police arrived here with production warrant issued by a court at Imphal and got transit remand from a court in Agartala clearing their return to the home state. The team escorted the militants to Imphal in a passenger flight.

In July last seven cadres of Manipur based the Peoples’ United Liberation Front (PULF) were arrested and a team of commands of Manipur police escorted their journey by road. However Manipur police this time decided to take flight considering security risks in their transportation.

Night curfew imposed

A Correspondent, Kohima
The authorities have imposed Night Curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the areas of Assam side bordering Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh and thereby prohibiting movement of any person or group as well as

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NE India International Meet at Guwahati

The two-day North East India International Meet (NEIIM-2010) will bring together young professionals of the State who have excelled in their respective careers and presently settled across the globe to share their experience and knowledge with the youth of the region.

The event slated on January 11 from 10.50 am is expected to be a platform for the young men and women of the region to get their queries regarding job opportunities, conventional as well as trail-blazing, answered by the professionals. Assam state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will inaugurate the meet.

“In today's cut throat competition, most of the students and youths have found themselves at the crossroads at various stages of their lives when they have had to step up and decide which path to take,” said Bidyananda Barkakoty, general secretary of the organising committee of the meet.

Barkakoty added that the special programme for the youth during the meet will be a window to the world of different job opportunities that is still unknown to a large section of young people here.

“The non-residents having roots in Assam and North East can help and guide the students and youths in various ways,” said These people come from diverse backgrounds - engineering and science, design, astrophysics, economics, anthropology, public policy, medical and multidisciplinary streams. There are also individuals who have contributed in unique ways; espousing the cause of disadvantaged people and creating meaningful impact on the community at large.

The speakers who have confirmed their participation are Ankur Bora who is currently working at Microsoft, Dallas, Texas, USA. Bora is the vice president of Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters, USA Chapter and general secretary of Assam Foundation of North America, Bikram M Baruah who is currently working as a consulting reservoir engineer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His main research is in the area of integrated reservoir modeling with specialty in integrating dynamic data into static model and initialisation of dynamic model.

He is the founder of XOBDO ( Baruah will give a presentation on “Job Opportunities in the Arabian Gulf”. 

Courtesy: The Assam Tribune

Global Positioning Systems in NE

PIB, New Delhi
Global Positioning Systems (GPS) will be installed to track the movement of Mail Motor vehicles in the

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Mizoram Chief Minister Skips

A Correspondent, Jampui Hills (Tripura)

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla currently on a visit in Mizo infested Jampui Hills in Kanchanpur of North Tripura district skipped camps where thousands of Reang or Brus are stranded for over a

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Rally for Peace

A Correspondent, Agartala

Peace rally are nothing new in Northeast, but in an unique for citizen of Agartala and Assam Rifles got together to run for bidding adieu the year going by and to usher in peace.
Brushing aside the winter chill and thick fog cover, school and college students, youths across Agartala today joined the officers and jawans of 21 sector Assam Rifles or a unique peace run to usher in peace in the region for the New Year and also commemorating the 175th anniversary of Assam Rifles.
The Agriculture Minister of Tripura Aghore Debbarma flagged off the peace run

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Northeast film festival at New Delhi

A Correspondent
IATA (International Amateur Theatre Association) will be organizing Film Festival of films produced in different states of Northeast at New Delhi. One or two films will be selected from each state.

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ONGC to conserve monuments in Assam

New Delhi
Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) was signed between National Cultural Fund (NCF)- a trust under Ministry of Culture, Government of India and ONGC to take up various projects for conservation and restoration of art, culture and heritage both tangible and non-tangible. Under tangible culture, the first project proposed to be taken up as part of the MoC is conservation,

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Bangladesh wants connectivity upto Agartala

A Correspondent, Agartala
In a bid to develop Indo-Bangladesh trade relation Bangladesh Planning Commission was examining the road development project of 116 Crore Taka from Akhura (Agartala) Check Post to Brahmanbaria across the border.


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BEE wants Tripura uses less power

A Correspondent, Agartala
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) asked Tripura government to adopt the mechanism for reducing power consumption substantially to contribute in combating climate change.

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