Agartala-Deoghar Express flagged off

Agartala, July 6 (PTI): Union Minister Rajen Gohain and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today jointly flagged off the Agartala-Deoghar Express to ease the journey of devotees visit the pilgrim town of Deoghar.   Gohain, Union Minister of State for Railways, said in his address that the train would help devotees of Anukulchandra visit […]

Meghalaya CM rubbishes reports of PDF pulling out of alliance

Meghalaya CM rubbishes reports of PDF pulling out of alliance

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma (File Photo)   Shillong, July 6 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today said the four-month-old Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government is “stable” and rubbished media reports of coalition partner People’s Democratic Front (PDF) pulling out of the alliance.   The MDA comprises the National People’s Party (NPP) […]

Nine including prime accused arrested in Tripura lynching case

Agartala, July 6 (PTI): Nine persons, including prime accused Sunil Mohan Tripura, have been arrested in connection.   with the lynching of a man for campaigning against rumour-mongering on child-lifting in the north eastern state of Tripura, the police said on Friday.   While Sunil Mohan was arrested on Thursday from Sabroom in south Tripura […]

Retired commandent of IRB, 3 others abducted in Manipur

Imphal, July 6 (PTI): Four persons, including a retired commanding officer (CO) of the 4th Indian Reserved Battalion (IRB) have been abducted by armed gunmen from Sekmai in Manipur’s Imphal West district, a top police officer said today.   The abduction of the four senior citizens took place on Thursday evening when they were on […]

Pangolin rescued in Assam

Guwahati, July 6 (PTI): A pangolin was rescued by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau here today and three persons were arrested in connection with it, sources in the body said.   The anteater was rescued from Maligaon area of the city during a joint operation of the police and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, the […]

Child lifting rumors: Army saves 3 ‘sadhus’ from mob in Assam

Child lifting rumors: Army saves 3 ‘sadhus’ from mob in Assam

Rescued ‘sadhus’ with Army men.   Haflong, July 6 (PTI): Army and police personnel have rescued three ‘sadhus’ from getting lynched by a mob, which suspected them to be child-lifters, at Mahur railway station in Dima Hasao district of Assam, officials said today.   District officials said Armymen posted at an adjacent camp and police […]

Northeast has immense investment potential: Venkaiah Naidu

Northeast has immense investment potential: Venkaiah Naidu

Indian Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the 2nd convocation of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagaland in Dimapur on May 23. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)   DIMAPUR, May 23 (PTI): Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that there is an immense investment potential in the northeastern region and stressed on improving […]

Protective Thinking: How India restrain Northeast ‘Extremist Political Outfits’

Pakinrichapbo (Advocate) Samziuram Village, Peren   It is of no surprise that since attaining its complete independence in 1947, India has been doing quite well by staying several steps ahead when it comes to dealing and containing the varied demands (some demanding independence, while some demand statehood based on their linguistic and common tribal affinities) […]

‘Good monsoon for central region, low in east, northeast and south’

‘Good monsoon for central region, low in east, northeast and south’

Reuters Photo   New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With high probability of normal monsoon at 97 percent predicted pan India for 2018, private weather forecaster Skymet on Tuesday forecast central India to receive highest rainfall at 108 percent between June and September.   A figure between 96 to 104 percent is considered normal monsoon. Below […]

Focus on opening up Northeast, Himalayan states; marketing ‘wisdom of India’: Tourism Minister Alphons

Focus on opening up Northeast, Himalayan states; marketing ‘wisdom of India’: Tourism Minister Alphons

With an increase in the biotic pressure being exerted on the forests of Nagaland, the state’s Forest Department has called for efforts from all sections towards protection of the state’s wildlife. (Morung File Photo)   New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Moves are afoot to open up out-of-bounds tourist destinations in the northeast of India and […]

Northeast News File

No GST exemptions for northeast, hill states: Minister New Delhi, March 22 (IANS): The government on Thursday said that no exemptions from tax refund had been given to the northeastern and hilly states under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime till March 2027. It said the GST Council had in September 2016 decided that […]

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