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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…

NE – Its lack of infrastructural growth

NE – Its lack of infrastructural growth

Prachi Salve & Sanjana Pandit IANS/IndiaSpend   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…

India’s fastest-growing state: Meghalaya (And other northeast surprises)

By Prachi Salve & Sanjana Pandit   India’s fastest-growing state is Meghalaya at 9.7 percent in 2013-14, higher than the fastest-growing big state, Madhya Pradesh, at 9.5 percent. Arunachal Pradesh grew faster than Gujarat.     Fewer people, 12.8 million,…

Alert in northeast over rebel shutdown call on R-Day

Imphal, Jan 25 (IANS) A security alert has been sounded across four northeastern states after separatists announced a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations, officials said on Monday.   “There are intelligence inputs that rebels are making attempts to disrupt…

Film, Northeast 2016 to salute talents and nurture passion

Film, Northeast 2016 to salute talents and nurture passion

Arunachal Pradesh invites filmmakers from Nagaland to attend and take part in the Northeast film festival   Morung Express News Dimapur | January 21   This February, creators of motion pictures from the North East region will be converging at…

Connectivity the hinder for NE development

Connectivity the hinder for NE development

Indo-Japan workshop in Dimapur dissects key issues; to embark on sector specific studies to identify potential products which can craft the ‘Make in Northeast’ not just a phrase but an actual reality   Morung Express News Dimapur | January 20…

Film on racism against NE people in offing

New Delhi, January 8 (IANS): A film inspired by the incidents of racism against northeast Indians in their own country will go on floors this summer. To be helmed by Sidhant Saheb and produced by BKT Academy & Films Pvt.…

Javadekar in northeast to assess projects, sanctuaries

Imphal/Agartala, January 8 (IANS) Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar arrived in Manipur capital Imphal on Friday as part of his three-day visit to the northeastern region for assessment of various projects and sanctuaries, officials said.  …

Massive Earthquake may hit Northeast

Massive Earthquake may hit Northeast

•    Call for compliance with building codes •    Enhanced preparedness required for  effective response to earthquakes •     Recent tectonic shifts put NE at risk   NEW DELHI, January 6 (TNN): The Union home ministry’s disaster management experts have warned of…

‘Arunachal escaped quake damage but northeast India yet to learn from disasters’

‘Arunachal escaped quake damage but northeast India yet to learn from disasters’

By Sahana Ghosh   Kolkata, January 6 (IANS) Located at the northernmost tip of northeast Indian, Arunachal Pradesh, was fortunately, shielded from major impacts of the deadly Manipur earthquake because of its geography and geology, said experts, cautioning against complacency.…

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