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May 22, 2016

59 ‘tiffin bombs’ recovered in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 22 (IANS) A total of 59 "tiffin bombs" planted by Maoist guerrillas were recovered on Sunday during a search operation in Jharkhand's Latehar district, police said.The bombs were found buried underground in Bikra forest by a joint search team of the state police and para-military forces, said the police. A bomb disposal squad was called from Ranchi to defuse the bombs. In the last one month, four bunkers of the Maoists have been destroyed and 200 bombs have been recovered in Latehar district. Police…

US to continue sanctions on some of Myanmar’s sectors: Kerry

Nay Pyi Taw, May 22 (IANS) The US will continue sanctions on some sectors of Myanmar based on the country's democracy development, visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday in a joint press conference with his Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi.He said the US has eased some sanctions on Myanmar recently to mark its support for the new government. However, sanctions are to be maintained on some sectors as "some persons' undertakings need to be changed", Xinhua news agency reported. Expressing…

Veteran Kolkata photo journalist is dead

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) City-based veteran sports photographer Bikash Sandhu died on Sunday evening following a liver disease which he was battling since February.He was a well-known photo journalist in the city and the national football circuit. He served Aajkal newspaper since its inception in 1985. He was 64 and is survived by wife, son and daughter. Sadhu covered numerous cricket Test matches and One-day Internationals, including World Cup tournaments. He also covered the Wimbledon tennis tournament, the Olympics and…

Assam government will work to tackle illegal immigration: Sonowal

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The new BJP-led government in Assam will give top priority to finding a permanent solution to the problem of infiltration of illegal migrants from Bangladesh into the north-eastern state, BJP leader Sarbanand Sonowal has said."The sealing of borders with Bangladesh will get top priority," Sonowal, who was elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, said in an interview to ETV. He said the issue of "identity crisis" in Assam vis-a-vis bona fide citizens of India and…

Assam win bears out good governance, development: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Hailing the first ever victory for BJP in Assam as "a testimony of Modi government's good governance and development politics", union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the party is expanding across the country."The Assam win is a stamp of public approval for the work done by our government during the last two years. It is a victory of development politics and the failure of the Congress rule," said a statement by ETV television network, citing Prasad as telling one of…
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