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Arunachal woman unfurls Indian flag at Mt. Everest for fourth time

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Itanagar, May 16 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh's Anshu Jamsenpa on Tuesday scripted history of a sort by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time. She will attempt a double ascent to the world's highest peak to make it a total five successful climbs.
Jamsenpa, a mother of two, started at 1.45 a.m. on May 13 for her climb and reached the Everest top at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to unfurl the national flag.

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Assam conservationist nominated for Whitley Awards

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Guwahati, May 16 (IANS): Assam's Purnima Barman, known for her efforts for the conservation of the Greater Adjutant Stork and its habitat, has been nominated for the prestigious Whitley Awards 2017, also called the Green Oscar, it was announced on Tuesday.
This prestigious international prize honours exceptional individuals working in grassroots nature conservation in the world's developing countries, and who often face humanitarian, environmental and political challenges in the projects they undertake.

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Ahead of assembly polls, Tripura militant outfit regrouping: Police

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Agartala, May 16 (IANS): Ahead of the assembly elections, the banned militant outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) is trying to regroup to create disturbances, a top state police official said here on Tuesday.
The NLFT recently appointed Subir Debbarma as its President replacing Biswamohan Debbarma, who been made advisor, a top police official said quoting an intelligence report.
The official, who was speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the NLFT, based in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeast Bangladesh, is trying to regroup themselves to create troubles before the next year's assembly elections.

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NH 62 in tatters even as NPP seeks repairs

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TURA, May 16: The sad condition of the National Highway 62 came into focus once again with National People’s Party (NPP) seeking immediate repair to the dilapidated road. In a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of South Garo Hills (SGH), Shella N Marak, the party sought immediate repairs to the road where even walking has become a hazardous task.
“The negligence for the SGH region by the current MUkul Sangma government is condemnable. The condition of the NH 62 is such that vehicular movement itself is not possible. Currently it takes about 5-6 hours to get to Baghmara from Tura, just about 105 kms away,” said Rakkam Sangma, an NPP leader from Rongara.

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Chandabiang, Meyusapong win MLCU’s DJ Hunt Competition

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SHILLONG, May 16: Chandabiang and Meyusapong won the DJ Hunt Competition organized by the Students’ Affairs Committee of the Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) in the University campus here in Tuesday, which witnessed the participation of students from across different departments of the University.
The two winners of the competition will get the opportunity to perform at the Grand Finale of the University Week - ‘Aurora 2017’.

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