Journalists’ bodies condemn scribe’s murder in Tripura

Hyderabad/New Delhi, November 21 (MExN): The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) today condemned the killing of a senior journalist working for Syandan Patrika, a leading Bengali daily of Agartala, Sudip Datta Bhowmik by a jawan of the Tripura State Rifles at RK Nagar, a short distance from Agartala on Tuesday.   He was shot dead by […]

Bandh greets President of India in Imphal

Bandh greets President of India in Imphal

President of India Ram Nath Kovind being received by Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla (not seen in pic), Chief Minister N Biren Singh and others at Imphal Airport on Tuesday.   Newmai News Network Imphal | November 21 President of India, Ram Nath Kovind was greeted with a bandh in Imphal today. The bandh which […]

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Meghalaya deleting names of dual voters from list Shillong, November 21 (PTI): The Election Commission is in the process of deleting from the voters list names of people who are voters of both Assam and Meghalaya, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) F R Kharkongor said today. Such dual voters are reported from Assam-Meghalaya border districts, particularly […]

MEPA, Shillong Press Club condemn killing of Tripura journalist

MEPA, Shillong Press Club condemn killing of Tripura journalist

Sudip Datta Bhaumik’s body was later brought to Agartala (Photo by Abhishek Saha)   Shillong, November 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Editors’ and Publishers’ Association (MEPA) and the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday condemned the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura.   Bhowmik, a reporter of “Syandan Patrika” and television channel “Vanguard”, was shot […]

Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper

Agartala, November 21 (IANS) A journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura, police said.   “Tapan Debbarma, the bodyguard of the TSR’s Second Battalion Commandant, opened fire killing Sudip Datta Bhowmik on the spot,” a police officer said.   The body […]

President underlines development of northeastern states

Imphal, November 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday underlined the need for the overall development of the northeastern states and said the region’s connectivity with the outside world through air and waterways will be improved.   The President said that as much as Rs 90,000 crore investment was earmarked to link Arunachal Pradesh […]

Organic outlet opens in Imphal

Organic outlet opens in Imphal

Minister Shyamkumar at the organic outlet after its inauguration on November 20.   Newmai News Network Imphal | November 20 An organic outlet under Mission Organic Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCDNER) scheme was inaugurated in Imphal today.   Manipur Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar inaugurated the outlet at the Directorate of […]

India, Myanmar begin joint military exercise in Meghalaya

Umroi (Meghalaya), November 20 (IANS): Indian and Myanmar armies began their maiden joint exercise in the northeastern state of Meghalaya on Monday, an army official said.   A total of 15 officers from the Myanmar Army and 16 from the Indian Army are taking part in the six-day India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX), which is slated […]

Meghalaya Governor seeks EC’s views on disqualification of 17 MLAs

Shillong, November 20 (IANS): Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission’s views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday.   A Raj Bhavan communique said Prasad referred the matter to the Election Commission, as required under Article […]

Cash-for-jobs scam accused Assam officer surrenders

Guwahati, November 20 (IANS): An Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer who was allegedly involved in a cash-for-jobs scam, surrendered to the police on Monday.   With the surrender of officer Rumi Saikia before a special magistrate, the total number of ACS, Assam Police Service (APS) and allied service officers in custody increased to 23, the […]

Bimal Gurung suspended from GJM, Tamang new chief

Darjeeling, November 20 (PTI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha central committee today suspended for six months the absconding party president Bimal Gurung, a day ahead of an all-party meeting called by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Gurung’s wife and GJM Mahila Morcha chief Asha, his close aide and party general secretary Roshan Giri and 7 others were […]

NPF Manipur unit postpones conference

SENAPATI, NOVEMBER 20 (NNN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF), Manipur State Unit (NPF-MSU) has postponed its ‘One-day NPF State Level Political Conference’ scheduled to be held on November 22 at Chandel district headquarters in Manipur indefinitely. According to Robert T Maram, NPF Manipur State Unit Working President, the programme has been postponed due to the […]