Two lynched in Assam

Guwahati , February 27 (PTI):  Two persons were lynched Wednesday by an irate mob which held them responsible for the killing a village headman in Assam’s Chirang district, police said. The two men had allegedly killed the headman of Gargaon village under Bijni police station Tuesday and had buried his body in a graveyard, the […]

Three killed as Mizoram Minister’s convoy car falls into gorge

Aizawl, February 27 (IANS): Three persons, including a police driver, were killed and two others hurt on Wednesday when a government vehicle, part of Mizoram Home and Taxation Minister Lalchamliana’s convoy, fell into a deep gorge, police said. According to the police, the accident occurred near Tawipuri North village in the Lunglei district when the […]

SKM withdraws its call for statewide bandh on Thursday

Gangtok, February 27 (PTI):  The opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) Wednesday withdrew its call for the statewide bandh on Thursday, a day after the Sikkim High Court restrained the SKM from going ahead with its proposed bandh. SKM president Prem Singh Tamang, better known as PS Golay, made the announcement to withdraw the bandh call. […]

Taken steps to clean up government recruitment process: Deb

Agartala, February 27 (PTI): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb Wednesday said his government has made efforts to weed out corruption, nepotism and irregularities in government recruitment process, soon after coming to power last year. He said that by introducing the “fair employment policy” for jobs, his government ensured that the state’s youth benefitted from […]

Second body pulled out of Meghalaya coal pit

Shillong, February 27 (IANS): A combined team of the Indian Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Wednesday pulled out a second body from the 370 feet deep flooded coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district where 13 miners still remain trapped since December 13, 2018, an official said. “The highly decomposed unidentified […]

All polling stations of Assam to have VVPAT system: CEO

Guwahati, February 27 (PTI):  All polling stations in Assam will have VVPAT system during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Chandra Sahu said here Wednesday. A VVPAT device is a printer attached to the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). The VVPAT devices dispense a slip with the name and symbol of the party […]

CBI refused to probe death of Manipuri student in UP: CM

Imphal, February 27 (IANS): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren informed the Assembly on Wednesday that the Central Bureau of Investigation had found the proposed inquiry into the death of a Manipuri student in Uttar Pradesh (UP) “not suitable”. Biren said he had requested his UP counterpart to expedite the inquiry in the case. Pravesh Chanam […]

Drug, cash seized in Manipur border town

Imphal, February 27 (IANS):  A combined team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police on Tuesday seized drugs and cash in a raid at a house in state’s border town Moreh in Tengnoupal district, police said. Moreh’s Station House Officer L. Waiphei said, “Acting on an intelligence input the combined team raided a house located in […]

79 Rohingyas arrested in Manipur so far: CM

Imphal, February 27 (IANS): Seventy nine Rohingyas have been arrested by the Manipur police so far on the charge of entering the state without travel documents, Chief Minister N. Biren said on Wednesday. Biren was speaking in the Manipur Assembly in reply to a question by Congress MLA K. Ranjit. Twenty seven of the arrested […]

No fund allocation for tribal languages education in Manipur: CTLLSM warns of indefinite bandh

Newmai News Network Imphal | February 26 The Council of Tribal Languages and Literature Societies, Manipur (CTLLSM) has threatened to impose Manipur State-wide bandh any day from now while accusing the State Government of ignoring the tribal languages in the recently presented budget. “The State Government’s apathy towards the tribal language education is seriously viewed […]

Mizoram writes to Centre on Army presence along border areas

Mizoram writes to Centre on Army presence along border areas

Mizoram Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga calls on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on February 26. (IANS Photo) Newmai News Network Aizawl | February 26 Stating that the State Government of Mizoram was not informed about the reported “military build-up” along the Myanmar-Mizoram border, the Zoramthanga Government has written to the Central Government […]

Rahul appoints Tripura royal scion as state party President

Agartala, February 26 (IANS): Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has appointed Tripura royal scion Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarman as the state party President, sources said here on Tuesday. The 41-year-old, who has been actively working for the Congress since 2008, replaced Birajit Sinha, a former Minister and five time legislator. Sinha was the Tripura Pradesh Congress […]

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