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Jitendra Singh bats for start-ups in northeast

Jitendra Singh bats for start-ups in northeast

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Assuring all support from Nehru Yuva Kendra and other youth centres, newly-appointed sports minister Jitendra Singh, who also holds the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) portfolio, said on Thursday both the ministries will work…

Army denies ‘mutiny’ in unit in Northeast

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Indian Army on Sunday denied there was a “mutiny” in an infantry unit in the northeast after the death of a soldier during training.   The army, however, said, that an officer was injured…

‘Gate mitras’ to avoid accidents at unmanned level crossings in northeast

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, May 12 (IANS) As a precursor to remvoing all the 10,440 unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) across the country by 2020, a beginning is being made in Assam by deploying a ‘gate mitras’ – literally friend at…

Textile sector in northeast gets a Rs.1,038 cr push

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, April 15 (IANS) The Union government has undertaken a Rs.1,038 crore ($156 million) scheme in the northeast to boost textile exports, increase jobs and and curb the migration of workers.   Funded by the union Ministry…

Quake hits Myanmar, northeast India, Bangladesh

Shillong, April 13 (IANS) India’s northeastern states and Bangladesh shook on Wednesday evening after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar, officials said.   The tremors were felt at 7.25 p.m. with its epicentre in the Myanmar-India border region, said an…

SC wants private airlines on less lucrative routes in Himachal, northeast

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the government policy allowing private airlines to fly to lucrative destinations without putting them under the obligation of catering to less economical routes like Himachal Pradesh and the northeast.…

Will bring in foreign faculty to improve higher education in Northeast: Minister

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala/Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) The government will bring in foreign faculty to improve the quality of higher education in the northeastern region, union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Ram Shankar Katheria has said.   “The…

Northeast India’s second readymade apparel unit opens in Tripura

Agartala, April 8 (IANS) Northeast India’s second readymade apparel manufacturing unit was inaugurated in Tripura on Friday.   Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated the unit at western Tripura’s Bodhjungnagar industrial estate, 20 km…

Asean-Northeast business summit opens

Imphal, April 7 (IANS) The first business summit of the Asean with India’s northeastern region opened here on Thursday with its focus on road connectivity, trade and tourism.   The three-day summit has been organised by the Indian Chamber of…

Ready For Talks If Insurgents Give Up Violence In Northeast, Says Rajnath Singh

Ready For Talks If Insurgents Give Up Violence In Northeast, Says Rajnath Singh

There are two militant groups in Meghalaya — HNLC and ANVC, both active in Khasi hills and Garo hills regions respectively.   Shillong, March 21 (PTI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the Centre was ready for talks with insurgent…

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