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National , Politics , Top News

Former finance minister and BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley passes away at 66

Former finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away at the age of 66 on Saturday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passes away at AIIMS, Delhi. pic.twitter.com/jZDYCGpix1 — Northeast Live (@NELiveTV) August 24, 2019 Jaitley was admitted to […]

5 years ago

Assam , National , Top News

Bhupen Hazarika, Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh conferred Bharat Ratna

President Ramnath Kovind on Thursday conferred the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian honour, on Maestro Bhupen Hazarika posthumously. Maestro #BhupenHazarika posthumously awarded the ‘#BharatRatna‘https://t.co/F3wS9uLOJX — Northeast Live (@NELiveTV) August 8, 2019 Along with Dr Hazarika, the honour was also conferred on former President Pranab Mukherjee and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumous). Former President Pranab Mukherjee honoured […]

5 years ago

Economy , National , Top News

Budget 2019: Petrol, Diesel to be costlier now; raises tax on super-rich, gold imports

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday hiked tax on petrol and diesel, raised import duty on gold, levied additional surcharge on super rich and brought a tax on high value cash withdrawals as she sought to spur growth with reduction in corporate tax and sops to housing sector, startups and electric vehicles. Presenting the maiden […]

5 years ago

Economy , National , Top News

Budget 2019: Key takeaways from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2019-20 in Parliament on Friday; becomes the only second women in the history of independent India to present the Union Budget. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents #Budget2019 in the Parliament. Sitharaman said that the nation will grow to become a $3 trillion dollar economy in the current […]

5 years ago

National , Politics , Top News

Citizenship Bill, Ram Mandir, farmers income in BJP manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the BJP’s manifesto or ‘Sankalp patra’ for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, promising big to the farmers and pledging to make India one of the biggest economic powerhouses by 2022. Top BJP leaders including party president Amit Shah, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance […]

5 years ago

National , Top News , Tripura

Tripura wins best tableau award at Republic Day parade

Tripura bagged the best state tableau in this year’s 70th Republic Day parade with the theme ‘Empowering Rural Economy the Gandhian Way’. The tableau showcased egalitarian, inclusive and diverse social and ethnic culture linked to the Gandhian principles besides splendid attraction of tourism and heritage on Republic day. Besides, it also showcased the scenic and natural […]

5 years ago

Arunachal Pradesh , Economy , Top News

Arunachal: Defence Minister Sitharaman inaugurates strategic bridge over Diffo river

After the inauguration of the historic Bogibeel Bridge, Modi government’s infrastructure build-up push continues in the Northeast. Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday inaugurated the 426.6m strategic bridge over the Diffo river in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Dibang Valley. The Defence minister arrived at around 11 in the morning at Roing, the district headquarter of […]

5 years ago

Assam , Economy , Top News

India’s 1st methanol cooking fuel launched in Assam

The Namrup-based Assam Petrochemicals Limited on Friday rolled out the country’s first methanol-based cooking fuel which will be cheaper than conventional LPG fuel. NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat set the ball rolling by inaugurating the Green and Clean Fuel Pilot Project on methanol cooking stove, which is the first of its kind in India. This […]

6 years ago

Mizoram , Politics , Top News

PRISM gears up for polls in Mizoram

Political equations are heating up in poll-bound Mizoram where the assembly elections will be held later this year. In a bid to garner support ahead of the polls the People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) which will be contesting its first state polls has promised to introduce a land reform system for […]

6 years ago