New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) While the recent controversy around the Indian Premier League (IPL) has revealed a network of betting in cricket, official national crime data shows gambling, in various forms, is rampant in the country, a think tank said Saturday. National Crime records Bureau (NCRB) data compiled by think tank PRS Legislative Research showed that Andhra Pradesh reported the highest number of 267,718 gambling cases from 2007-11. This was followed by Madhya Pradesh with 114,828 and Maharashtra 65,622.
Imphal/Aizawl, May 23 (IANS) The governments of Manipur and Mizoram will felicitate the members of the first Northeast India Top of the World Mount Everest Expedition, 2013, who recently scaled the highest peak of the world, officials said Thursday. "The Manipur government announced to give Rs.10 lakh each to the team leaders and members of the expedition for scaling the highest peak of the world," a Manipur government official told reporters in Imphal
An error in a geography book has led to a major furore as it has been shown that Arunachal Pradesh was part of China. This has now led to the Maharashtra government act and call for an immediate move to take back all the books supplied
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China scripted a new chapter in their ties Monday as Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh candidly discussed their recent border row and decided to take steps for an early resolution of a dispute that triggered a war in 1962. Li, making New Delhi his first halt in his foreign trip after assuming power in March, and Manmohan Singh also agreed that the world's two most populous nations and biggest economies had a lot in common despite some known differences.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) What began as an impulse to help those in need of dire medical attention in isolated areas of Assam, where the mighty river Brahmaputra is both a lifeline and a curse, is today a unique mission to reach healthcare to almost a million people spread over 13 districts of the far-flung northeastern state.
Shillong, May 18 (IANS) Wansuk Myrthong Saturday became the first woman from Meghalaya to conquer the 8,848 ft Mount Everest. This is the second time that a Meghalayan scaled the highest peak of the world after Gary Jarman Lamare, a photographer with Discovery Channel, became the first from Meghalaya to summit it last year. The 30-year-old Wansuk, a woman armed police constable in the 1st Meghalaya Police battalion, is one among the 16 climbers of the first Northeast India Top of the World Mount Everest Expedition, 2013 which was flagged off by President Pranab Mukherjee from Rastrapati Bhavan on March 20.
Aizawl/Agartala, May 17 (IANS) A Manipuri group of activists has demanded the reintroduction of Inner Line Permits (ILP) in northeastern states to "protect the indigenous and domicile" people in the region. "In the first phase of our agitation, we will not allow non-Manipuri people to enter Manipur between June 1 and June 5 if the ILP system is not reintroduced by May 31," Sapamacha Jadumani, spokesperson of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit (JCILP), told reporters in Imphal.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved the continued allocation of subsidised grain to above poverty line families during 2013-14 under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), an official statement said. Expecting sufficient stocks of foodgrains in the central pool, the CCEA approved additional allocation of 41.89 lakh tonnes of wheat and 19.84 lakh tonnes of rice at APL issue prices to states and union territories (UTs).
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Lieutenant General (retd) Nirbhay Sharma, one of the most decorated field commanders of the Indian Army, has been appointed governor of Arunachal Pradesh, an official statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan said Thursday. "The President of India has been pleased to appoint Lt.
Shillong, May 15 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne Wednesday reviewed the security scenario with his station commanders in the Eastern Air Command