Seven ULFA (I) cadres surrender in Assam

Tinsukia (Assam), March 19 (PTI): Seven hardcore ULFA (I) militants surrendered in Tinsukia district following a joint operation by a team of Assam Police and the Indian Army, a senior official said on Tuesday. The militants joined the mainstream on Monday, while a huge cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered from them during […]

BJP vice-chief, two others join Congress

Agartala, March 19 (IANS): Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, three Tripura BJP leaders, including party Vice-President Subal Bhowmik joined the Congress on Tuesday. The other two are former Minister Prakash Das and firebrand leader Debashish Sen. Tripura Congress President Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarman and AICC Secretary Bhupen Bora welcomed the three leaders at a […]

Mizoram Assembly passes bill to detect illegal foreigners

Aizawl, March 18 (PTI):  The Mizoram Assembly Monday unanimously passed a bill that seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the northeastern state, that shares an over 700-km border with Bangladesh and Myanmar.Introducing The Mizoram Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019, Chief Minister Zoramthanga said the influx of foreigners into the state through its porous […]

JD(S) releases first list of candidates in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, March 18 (PTI): The Janata Dal (Secular) has announced the names of 11 candidates for the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election and one for Lok Sabha polls.The JD(S) is for the first time contesting the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election and in the two Lok Sabha seats in the state.Former chief minister Gegong Apang, who is […]

‘i-help’ initiative launched in Assam

Guwahati, March 18 (PTI):  The ‘i-help’ initiative to promote digital electoral literacy in Assam has been launched in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, officials said. The ‘i-help’ is a joint initiative of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and Common Service Centres (CSC) in Assam. CEO Mukesh Chandra Sahu launched the […]

Atmosphere perfectly conducive for LS polls in Tripura:CEO

Agartala, March 18 (PTI):  Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti on Sunday said the atmosphere for Lok Sabha elections in the state is “perfectly conducive”.Taranikanti’s comments came in the wake of allegations by the opposition CPI (M) about largescale pre-poll violence.Addressing a press conference here, he said, “We hope to conduct a peaceful, free […]

Mizoram: PRISM announces candidate for LS polls

Newmai News Network Aizawl | March 18 The People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM), an anti-corruption watchdog turned political party, on Monday announced its candidate to be fielded in the lone Lok Sabha constituency of Mizoram. Lok Sabha polls will be held in Mizoram simultaneously with the assembly by-election to Aizawl West-I […]

15 polling stations for Brus in Mizoram-Tripura border

Newmai News Network Aizawl | March 18 Amid stiff opposition from civil society groups, the Election Commission of India (ECI) would set up 15 polling stations for Bru voters, lodging at six relief camps in North Tripura district, at Kanhmun village along the Mizoram-Tripura border. Speaking to reporters at a press conference here on Monday, […]

BJP, Congress face challenges from allies in Tripura

Agartala, March 18 (IANS): The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in Tripura are likely to face electoral challenges as their traditional allies — IPFT and INPT, both tribal parties — have decided to field candidates in the two Lok Sabha seats in the state. The BJP on Monday appealed the Indigenous People’s […]

Tribal leaders meeting on March 6 in Imphal

Newmai News Network Imphal | March 4 Against the backdrop of the movement of Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee (STDCM) for the inclusion of Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) list of India gaining momentum, tribal organisations and leaders in Manipur will have a “threadbare consultation” in this regard on March 6 from 11 am […]

Northeast state capitals to be connected by BG Rail Link by 2020

Guwahati, March 4 (MExN): General Manager, Construction wing, North East Frontier Railway N.K. Prasad stated that “as per Indian Railways’ Vision Document, all Northeast state capitals are to be connected by BG Rail Link by 2020”. Prasad was speaking at the monthly Inter Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC) meeting held in North East Frontier Railway, […]