India’s eastern frontier to be guarded by hi-tech surveillance system

Agartala, March 3 (IANS): After the western front, laser walls and other hi-tech surveillance systems would be put in place in India’s eastern border with Bangladesh to bolster security, top BSF official said. “Under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), laser walls, sensors, closed circuit television, high-power camera among other hi-tech surveillance system would […]

Defying poverty, Tripura tribal artist gets Padma Shri for promoting rare musical instrument

Sujit Chakraborty IANS Poverty has not stopped nonagenarian Thanga Darlong — all of 91 years — from playing the rosem, a flute-like tribal musical instrument made of bamboo. This labour of love saw him nominated for the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, in the Republic Day honours list. The unlettered musical genius, who […]

NERIM observes 33rd National Science Day

NERIM observes 33rd National Science Day

Software Technology Park of India Guwahati Director Prabir Kumar Das and others during the 33rd National Science Day on February 28. (Photo Courtesy: NERIM) Guwahati, March 2 (MExN): NERIM Group of Institutions observed the 33rd National Science Day as a daylong programme on February 28. The celebration was marked with an All Assam Inter College […]

Rs 9,000 crore gas-grid project for Northeast, Bengal: Pradhan

Agartala, March 2 (IANS): A Rs 9,000 crore gas-grid project has been approved to transport natural gas among northeastern states and West Bengal, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Saturday. “There is huge amount of natural gas available in Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and other northeast states are being tapped […]

Manipur govt on media welfare schemes

Newmai News Network Imphal |March 2 The State Government of Manipur has said that it will continue with its efforts for the well being of the media fraternity in Manipur through various welfare programme and schemes. Manipur IPR Minister, Th Bishwajit Singh told the assembly today. Replying to the query raised by Surjakumar Okram, the […]

Ruling MDA wins tribal council elections in Meghalaya

Shillong, March 2 (PTI): The ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) led by the National Peoples Party (NPP) Saturday won both the tribal council elections in the state. It is a good sign for the MDA since it won the tribal council elections just ahead of the general elections this year, sources said. The opposition Congress […]

Liangmai apex body happy on boycott revocation

Newmai News Network Imphal |March 2 The United Naga Council (UNC) has revoked the “Social Boycott” that was imposed upon former Lok Sabha MP, Mani Charenamei, according to the Liangmai Naga Council, Manipur (LNC-M). The revocation was done on February 25, during the UNC Presidential Council meeting held at Tahamzam (Senapati), the Liangmai body said. […]

Manipur: BJP launches Vijay Sankalp Bike Rally

Newmai News Network Imphal | March 2 A large number of youths took part in ‘Vijay Sankalp Bike Rally’ which BJP launched across the country as a part of the party’s campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections. In Manipur, the rally was flagged off by BJP’s national spokesperson, Nalin Kohli who is also election […]

STDCM threatens to boycott political parties

Newmai News Network Imphal | March 1 Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur (STDCM) of the Meitei community has threatened to boycott political parties in the Manipur Government if the latter fails to submit a recommendation to the Centre for inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in the Scheduled Tribe list. The committee further warned of boycotting other political […]

Meghalaya mining tragedy: Navy, Army withdraw from search operation

Shillong, March 1 (IANS): Amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan, the Indian Navy and Army on Friday temporarily withdrew from the search operation for 15 miners trapped inside a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, a defence official said. However, the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force and […]

Two border projects in Tripura put on hold after BGB raises objection

Agartala, March 1 (IANS):  India’s two integrated border development projects worth Rs 29.47 crore along the Tripura-Bangladesh borders have not been executed as the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has raised objections, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb told the Assembly on Friday. “Two Integrated Development Complexes (IDCs) were sanctioned by the Central government in May […]