Shillong selected as 100th city under Smart Cities Mission

Shillong selected as 100th city under Smart Cities Mission

A panoramic view of Shillong City (Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)   New Delhi, June 20 (PTI):  Shillong has been selected as the 100th city to receive funding under the Centre’s flagship Smart Cities Mission after evaluation of the proposal submitted by it, the Housing and Urban Affairs ministry said today.   The ministry had, till […]

Rats nibble Rs 12.38 lakh cash inside ATM in Assam

Rats nibble Rs 12.38 lakh cash inside ATM in Assam

Guwahati, June 20 (PTI): A sum of Rs 12.38 lakh at an ATM in Assam’s Tinsukia district, has been found in tatters and the culprits are reportedly a colony of rats which nibbled away the currency notes.   The bizarre incident came to light at a State Bank of India (SBI) ATM in Laipuli area […]

Tripura Assembly witnesses oppn walkout over Sarkar’s absence

ITANAGAR, JUNE 20 (PTI): Tripura Assembly today witnessed heated debate over the absence of the leader of the opposition Manik Sarkar prompting a walkout by the entire opposition.   Shortly after question hour, BJP legislator Dilip Das raised the issue of Sarkar’s absence in the important Budget session saying the newcomers could have learnt a […]

Will seek fast track trial of Assam lynching case: CM

GUWAHATI, JUNE 20 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured the parents of the two men lynched in Karbi Anglong that he would request the chief justice of the Gauhati high court to fast track the trial, an official release said here today.   Nilotpal Das (29) and Abhijeet Nath (30) were on June […]

Assam flood: Toll rises to 21 as one more dies

Assam flood: Toll rises to 21 as one more dies

The flood situation slightly improved in the state, but officials said over half of Kaziranga National Park was submerged and over 70 animals have died. (Image: Reuters) GUWAHATI, JUNE 20 (PTI): The devastating flood in Assam claimed one more life since yesterday as the situation remained critical, while displaced people returned home in neighbouring state […]

AR Rahman appointed Sikkim brand ambassador

Gangtok, June 20 (IANS): Famed Indian composer and singer-songwriter A.R. Rahman has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Sikkim government, a senior minister said on Wednesday.   “We have appointed Rahman as the state government’s brand ambassador for a year,” Sikkim Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Commerce and Industries Ugen T Gyatso, told […]

Assam gears up for Ambubachi mela at Kamakhya temple

Guwahati, June 20 (IANS): With devotees from across the country and abroad thronging the historic Kamakhya temple here for the annual Ambubachi mela, the temple authorities are gearing up to play host to lakhs while police has beefed up security.   The festival begins on Friday evening and will continue till Tuesday. The temple authorities […]

Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan

Agartala, June 20 (IANS): The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday.   “The state government has taken Rs 500 crore as loan from the ADB […]

Tax free, deficit less Rs 16,387 cr budget presented in Tripura

Agartala, June 19 (IANS): Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Tuesday presented a Rs 16,387.21 crore tax-free budget for financial year 2018-19.   Tabling the budget on the first day of the assembly session, Dev Varma, who holds the Finance portfolio, said that there is no deficit in the budget. He, however, proposed […]

Curtain raiser for seminar held in Srikona

Curtain raiser for seminar held in Srikona

Officials addressing the curtain raiser event held at Srikona on June 19.   Silchar, June 19 (MExN): Assam Rifles in collaboration with Assam University Silchar is conducting a joint seminar on ‘Convergence of Security Forces and Mass Media towards Nation Building’ in Silchar on June 23.   Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, SM, Director General Assam […]

Conrad Sangma assures proper road connectivity to border villages

Newmai News Network Shillong | June 19   Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has assured to provide proper road connectivity to a number of villages lying along the international border with Bangladesh besides addressing other issues raised by them.   Conrad had made this assurance on Tuesday to a delegation of residents of these […]