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Joint police team of 8 northeastern states need of the hour: SonowalAssam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. File photo

Joint police team of 8 northeastern states need of the hour: Sonowal

29 Jun 2017 | 1:31 PM

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said a joint police team of all eight northeastern states is the need of the hour to tackle the common challenges faced by the forces in the region.

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Bijay Sankar Bora

Tribune News Service

Guwahati, June 29

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said a joint police team of all eight northeastern states is the need of the hour to tackle the common challenges faced by the forces in the region.

Inaugurating the two-day 24th conference of North East DGPs/and heads of Central Police Forces held here under the aegis of Intelligence Bureau, Sonowal said installing an omnipresent sense of security among the people of the northeastern states was a must so that people could work hard in peace for the prosperity of the region that had been termed as the new engine (NE) of growth for the entire country by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sonowal underlined the need for technology-focused modernisation of the police forces of all the N-E states to overcome the common challenge posed by techno-savvy insurgent groups as well as the rising trend of cyber crimes and cross-border crimes, smuggling of weapons, etc.

The Chief Minister called upon the state police chiefs of the region, central police forces as well as the IB to focus on building a smart police force to overcome the hurdles posed by the common anti-national elements and facilitate fast development of the region.

Assam DGP Mukesh Sahay pointed out that the insurgents, arms smugglers, drug dealers and other criminals and anti-social elements considered the inter-state boundaries of the region as facilitators for their operations. He, therefore, called for more technology-driven synergy among police forces of all the N-E states and mooted the concept of Northeast Police for the purpose.

The DGP lauded the growing coordination among N-E state police forces that has been instrumental in putting militancy in the region on the backfoot. He called upon the conclave to explore effective ways to ensure fast coordinated action on the basis of intelligence shared among the state police forces. 

Assam Chief Secretary VK Pipersania, who is also the administrative head of the counterinsurgency unified command structure in Assam, mooted the N-E police concept to jointly tackle common challenges like insurgency, cross-border crimes and disaster management in the region.

Chinese military tests battle tank in Tibet near Indian border

29 Jun 2017 | 3:33 PM

BEIJING: The Chinese military on Thursday said it had conducted trials of a light weight battle tank in Tibet near the Indian border. The 35-tonne tank has carried out trials in the plains of Tibet, PLA spokesman Col Wu Qian said in a media briefing here.

India launches satellite GSAT-17 from French Guiana

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29 Jun 2017 | 3:53 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 2:34 PM

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday approved Rs 795.54 crore funds to Karnataka for providing relief to farmers who lost their rabi (winter) crops in 2016 due to severe drought.

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29 Jun 2017 | 3:24 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 2:59 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:05 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 12:41 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 12:45 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 12:54 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 12:37 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 12:08 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 9:28 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 11:42 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 10:41 AM

NEW DELHI:The Union Cabinet today accorded “in-principle” approval to divest the government stake in the debt-ridden national carrier Air India.

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

NEW DELHI: The Congress, which conceptualised a uniform national tax, is mulling the option of staying away from the June 30 midnight event the government is planning in the Parliament to roll out the reform measure pan India.

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

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29 Jun 2017 | 12:52 PM

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29 Jun 2017 | 12:37 PM

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28 Jun 2017 | 9:40 PM

NEW DELHI: The government today appointed Rajesh V Shah as Chairperson on the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, in place of former cricketer Chetan Chauhan who resigned from the post after being made the Sports Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

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28 Jun 2017 | 8:49 PM

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28 Jun 2017 | 9:57 PM

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Cabinet clears Air India disinvestment, 7th pay panel recommendations

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28 Jun 2017 | 8:50 PM

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared disinvestment of debt-laden Air India but the final modalities, including the quantum of stake sale, will be decided by a group of ministers. It also approved 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances of government employees with modifications.

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28 Jun 2017 | 9:03 PM

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Congress leader who called Rahul Gandhi 'Pappu' resigns

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28 Jun 2017 | 4:56 PM

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Bandh over statehood disrupts life in west Assam

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28 Jun 2017 | 4:22 PM

GUWAHATI: Normal life was paralysed in western Assam on Wednesday because of the 24-hour bandh called from the morning by various Koch Ranbongshi community organisations to press for the long-standing demand for a separate state.

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28 Jun 2017 | 4:18 PM

BEIJING: China must force the Indian troops to retreat "by all necessary means" and New Delhi must be "taught the rules", a nationalistic state-run daily here said today amidst a standoff in the Sikkim section of the Sino- India border.

Naidu condemns lynching of Muslim teen on-board train

Naidu condemns lynching of Muslim teen on-board train

28 Jun 2017 | 4:02 PM

NEW DELHI: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday condemned the lynching of a Muslim teen on board a Mathura-bound train, and sought action against the culprits.

Visitors throw paper at Satyendar Jain in Delhi Assembly; arrested

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28 Jun 2017 | 4:46 PM

NEW DELHI: Two turbaned men sitting in the visitors’ gallery in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday flung torn bits of paper in the Assembly hall and shouted slogans against Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain. The two were arrested later.

Operations at JNPT terminal affected by cyberattack: Centre

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28 Jun 2017 | 8:55 PM

NEW DELHI: The central government has confirmed that one of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s terminals had been affected by the latest ransomware attack that hit Europe on Tuesday.

Court permits Indrani to lodge plaint against prison officials

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28 Jun 2017 | 3:20 PM

MUMBAI: A special CBI court on Wednesday allowed Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea to lodge her complaint against Byculla Prison officials here after she was allegedly beaten and threatened of sexual assault for protesting over the death of a woman convict there.

PMO refuses to share details of PM Modi’s meeting on GST

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28 Jun 2017 | 3:12 PM

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has refused to share information about a meeting chaired by Narendra Modi on the Goods and Services Tax, saying it would affect the country’s “economic interests”.

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