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Bird Flu Confirmed in Agartala Farm, Culling of Poultry Ordered

H5 strains of Avian Influenza or bird flu have been confirmed in the poultry samples collected from Government Duck Farm in R.K. Nagar in Agartala, Tripura. The samples had been forwarded to ERDDL, Kolkata and High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal for testing. Both the tests have confirmed that the samples from Government Duck Farm are positive for H5 strain of Avian Influenza. The authorities have been quick to act and have given out instructions for the culling

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Bharat Nirman: Public Information Campaign Now Generates Awareness in Assam

The Press Information Bureau (PIB), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India’s Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign has now reached Assam. The three day campaign being coordinated by the PIB, Guwahati is being executed at Jakalabhanda. The Directorate Field Publicity, Tezpur and Jorhat Unit organized a Healthy Baby Show during the three days Public Information Campaign to disseminate information on child health and related schemes of the Government of India. Previously on NE Greens: Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign

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Enviro Youth Summit of Manipur Brings Together Green Ideas for Sustainable Development

  The first ever environment youth summit of Manipur was organized by the North East Centre for Environment Education and Research (NECEER), on 16th January, 2011 at Lamyaanba Shanglen, Palace Gate in Imphal. The inaugural session of the summit was graced by Th. Ibobi, Project Director of Loktak Development Authority (LDA); James Mayengbam, Founder of E-Con, Mumbai; Pradip Phanjoubam, Editor of Imphal Free Press; Dr. R.K. Ranjan, State Coordinator of Bombay Natural History Society and R.K. Sunita, Junior Scientist of

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CII to Organise Tripura Rubber Convention Cum Exhibition 2011

North East has an abundance of natural and human resources. However, inadequate exposure to opportunities and infrastructural connectivity issues have hindered the growth process of the region. To unleash the huge growth potential that the Region holds, it is imperative to link the Region to the mainstream markets and expose them to the plethora of opportunities that exist. With this as the backdrop, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) started working as a key player in the North East Region

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Delhi University Hosts NE Students Fest for Addressing Security Issues

The festive season at Delhi University is on these days and colleges and departments are all out to host meets, fests, conferences and gathering of all kinds. The Student Welfare Department of the University also came forward to conduct a North East Students Fests (NESFS) 2011 with the aim of reaching out to the students from the seven sister (and one more) states. The objective of the fest was to promote the integration of students from Northeastern region within the

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Sneak Peak: Northeast at the Republic Day 2011 Celebrations!

Each year on the 26th of January, the Republic Day celebrations comprise various tableaux which display India’s military might, cultural diversity, economic strength and achievements in science and technology. This year too, as many as 23 tableaux will make the Republic Day parade colourful and enchanting. From among the Northeastern states, three tableaux will depict the culture and diversity of the region. These are from the state of Sikkim (above), Assam (below) and Tripura. Other state tableaux include those from

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Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign Creates Awareness in Tripura

The Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India has developed the concept of Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign, a media outreach strategy to disseminate information to the targeted beneficiaries focusing on the flagship programmes of the Govt. of India. This strategy combines information dissemination and demonstration of the benefits at the doorstep of the beneficiaries, particularly in rural areas. The Campaign is designed as a more inclusive tool of information dissemination and envisages direct contact with

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Watch Out! Climate Change May Be Altering the Taste of Your Tea

According to a recent article published in the Guardian, climate change induced rising temperatures and reduced rainfall pattern may well be leading to not just the reduction in yields but also altering the distinctive flavour of India’s most popular drink: Ek cup chai – the humble cup of tea! The Assam tea is in trouble and all of us will have to bear the consequences. While the news will definitely come in bad taste (pun purely co-incidental) to many of

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A Very Happy and Green Diwali to All

The festivals of light Diwali is known to bring success, happiness and prosperity in everybody’s life. This Diwali lets take the pledge of celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali and be more responsible citizens. Along with all the celebrations and festivities, Diwali these days brings with it ear bursting noise and the thick pungent smell of crackers that hangs in the atmosphere until long after the festival is over. The chemicals present in the crackers causes air and noise pollution and has

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