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EVMs become a common grouse

Mamata Banerjee announcesfour-member panel on issue Several leaders of the Opposition who participated in the rally here on Saturday, raised concern on the use of electronic voting machines (EVM). At a press conference later in the day, a four-member committee was formed to look into the malfunctioning of these machines …

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Assam continues to burn

Shirtless rally in Tezpur, women’s march in Tinsukia Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill showed no sign of waning in Assam on Saturday as agitators staged semi-clad protests in Tezpur, took out a women’s rally in Tinsukia, and organised a citizens’ meeting in Guwahati. In Tezpur town of Sonitpur district …

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Move over houseboats, the kayaks are here

Activity-based tourism is set to create waves in Kerala, with the State’s Department of Tourism focused on promoting two core sectors — adventure tourism and ‘Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition’ or MICE tourism this year. The aim is to woo visitors back to Kerala, after the August 2018 deluge dealt …

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God’s Own Country sprucing up for tourist season

Putting memories of deluge behind, Kerala planning special campaign A new campaign, focus on niche products such as adventure and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition) tourism, and an IPL-modelled Champions Boat League in August figure in the initiatives chalked out by Kerala Tourism for the comeback phase after last …

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Chetak on the trot

At the Sarangkheda horse fair in Maharashtra, local breeds attract buyers from as far as Saudi Arabia You can smell horses in the air. As Sarangkheda on the banks of the Tapi river in Nandurbar of northern Maharashtra hosted its annual horse-trading fair from December 12 to January 8, the …

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21 Bangladeshis deported from Assam

They were under detention for violation of the Passport Act The border police in Karimganj district of Assam on Saturday deported 21 Bangladeshis who had been detained for illegally entering India. Officials said the 21 persons, two of them women, were sent back from the Sutarkandi border checkpoint after approval …

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