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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…

Northeast’s first ‘Smart Village’ along Indo-Bhutan border

BARSIMALUGURI, February 14 (PTI): Smart cities may be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest mantra but a remote non-decrepit, insurgency-ravaged village in Assam along Indo-Bhutan border has earned the distinction of being northeast’s first smart village.   Barsimaluguri, about 11 km…

Northeast to be startup destination of India: DoNER minister

New Delhi, February 12 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing the “Startup India” initiative in January, the eight north-eastern states are set to become the destination of startup ventures in the country, union Minister of State for Development of…

Northeast – minus Assam – has 59 percent Of Mumbai’s rail length

By Prachi Salve & Sanjana Pandit The eight northeastern states collectively contain 12 percent of India’s national highway length, although they are home to about 3.8 percent of the country’s population.     Only the capitals of Assam (Dispur) and…

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