North-East

  • Naga organisations observe Framework Agreement anniversary in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | August 3  Various organizations in the state of Manipur observed the Framework Agreement anniversary on Monday under the common title, “The 5th Observance of the 3rd August, 2015 Framework Agreement between the Government of India and the NSCN”. In Tamenglong district headquarters, the programme was held at Zeme Naga Council Conference Hall. The event was organized by The Joint Tribes Council of Inpui, Liangmai, Rongmei and Zeme by s
  • New 300 bedded Covid Care Centre inaugurated in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | August 3  Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated a 300-bedded Covid Care Centre (CCC) at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West district on Monday. Briefing the media persons on the occasion, Biren Singh said that presently a total of 300 beds have been installed in the CCC, Lamboikhongnangkhong and it will be upgraded to a 1000-bedded centre as it has enough space for extension. He appreciated the Health De
  • Tripura BJP MLA defies quarantine orders
    Agartala, August 3 (IANS): Ruling BJP MLA in Tripura and former State Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman on Monday defied orders to go into quarantine after visiting a Covid Care Centre (CCC) and distributing fruits among the Covid patients here on Sunday. Barman in reply to the West Tripura District Magistrate (DM) Sandeep Mahatme's letter, said: "Some vested interested persons are trying to put me intentionally in the quarantine centre so that I can easily come in contact w
  • Curfew in Assam town after stone pelting incidents
    Silchar (Assam), August 3 (IANS): Indefinite curfew has been clamped in certain areas of southern Assam's Silchar town on Monday after incidents of stone pelting between two religious groups, officials said. A district administration official said that Cachar District Magistrate Keerthi Jalli apprehending breach of peace and tranquility, promulgated curfew in the areas under Malugram police outpost of Silchar town prohibiting the movement of individuals with immediate effect.
  • 26 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal; count rises to 1,698
    Itanagar, August 3 (PTI): Twenty-six more people, including two health workers, have tested positive for COVID- 19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the northeastern state''s virus count to 1,698 on Monday, a senior health official said. Eight new cases were reported from the Capital Complex region, six from Lohit district, four from East Siang, three from West Kameng, two from East Kameng and one each from Leparada, Lower Dibang Valley and Changlang districts, State Surveillance
  • 20 security personnel among 28 fresh COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya; count rises to 902
    Shillong, August 3 (PTI): Twenty-eight more people, including 20 security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the northeastern state''s virus count to 902 on Monday, officials said. Twenty-one new cases were reported in East Khasi Hills district, under which Shillong falls, while five fresh infections were registered in Ri-Bhoi and two in West Jaintia Hills districts, they said. Of the new cases, 13 are Border Security Force (BSF) personnel,
  • Tripura's COVID-19 caseload rises to 5,392; death toll mounts to 27
    Agartala, August 3 (PTI): Tripura's COVID-19 caseload shot up to 5,392 on Monday with the detection of 141 fresh infections, while four more fatalities pushed its coronavirus death toll to 27, officials said. The four patients, who hailed from different parts of the state, died at the Agartala Government Medical College here on Sunday, they said. The COVID-19 patients were aged 82, 73, 61 and 31 and were suffering from various ailments, an official said. The fresh infectio
  • Assam flood situation improving
    Guwahati, August 2 (IANS): Assam's flood situation has significantly improved in the past ten days, with the number of affected people declining by over two-thirds to nine lakh as on Sunday against 28 lakh on July 24, officials said. The respite in the monsoon rains since July 24 lay behind the improvement in the flood situation in Assam and other northeastern states, India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials s
  • Police disperse VDF personnel on relay-hunger strike in Imphal
    Newmai News Network Imphal | August 2 Manipur police on Sunday foiled agitating Village Defence Force (VDF) personnel from staging a relay-hunger strike in Imphal. Under the aegis of All Manipur VDF Welfare Association (AMVWA), VDF personnel are on "gun and pen down strike" since July 16. The relay-strike was staged after the association threatened to launch intensified forms of agitations if the state government fails to fulfil their demands. The key demand of the
  • Police disperse VDF personnel on relay-hunger strike in Imphal
    Newmai News Network Imphal | August 2 Manipur police on Sunday foiled agitating Village Defence Force (VDF) personnel from staging a relay-hunger strike in Imphal. Under the aegis of All Manipur VDF Welfare Association (AMVWA), VDF personnel are on "gun and pen down strike" since July 16. The relay-strike was staged after the association threatened to launch intensified forms of agitations if the state government fails to fulfil their demands. The key demand of the
  • One more COVID-19 related death reported in Manipur
    Manipur’s COVID-19 tally rises to 2831  Newmai News Network Imphal | August 2 A 20-year-old female became the 7th COVID-19 related fatality in Manipur. The woman who hailed from Chandel district but stayed at her temporary home in Imphal East succumbed to co-morbid health conditions and COVID-19 on Sunday, a press release of the COVID-19 Common Control Room said. Prior to this, Manipur had already reported six COVID-19 related death cases since the first case re
  • NFR installs APUs to cut down consumption of fossil fuel
    MALIGAON, August 2 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has fitted Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) in 94 out of 399 diesel locomotives in the zone to saving diesel fuel consumption, the NFR informed on Sunday. The initiative is a part of the efforts taken by the Indian Railways, which is one of the biggest consumers of diesel, to cut down the use of fossil fuels, according to a statement from the NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer. This is expected not only to cut d
  • Mizoram reports highest single-day COVID-19 cases on Sunday
    Newmai News Network Aizawl | August 2 Mizoram reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with the detection of 55 cases of the disease. According to the Health department, with the latest cases, Mizoram has so far reported 468 cases of COVID-19. The state reported the first cases of the disease on March 24. The Health department then said that, out of the 55 fresh cases of COVID-19, 54 cases were detected from Aizawl district and one case from Lunglei d
  • Highest single-day spike of 55 COVID-19 cases in Mizoram; count rises to 468
    Aizawl, August 2 (PTI): Mizoram on Sunday reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 with 55 people being infected with the deadly virus, taking the northeastern state''s caseload to 468, an official said. Sunday''s single-day jump surpassed the July 10 record in which 51 people had tested positive for COVID-19. Fifty-four fresh coronavirus cases were reported in in Aizawl district, while one was registered in Lunglei, the official said. Forty-seven of the
  • Ease in lockdown restrictions in Arunachal''s Capital Complex from Monday
    Itanagar, August 2 (PTI): With the month-long lockdown in the capital complex of Arunachal Pradesh coming to an end at 5 am on August 3, the state has decided to ease restrictions in its non-containment zones, allowing shops, and other business establishments to operate for nine hours, six days a week. Addressing a virtual press meet, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar said the cabinet, during a meeting headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, approved a new set of guidelines, which will be
  • Rhino calf separated from mother rescued in Assam
    Guwahati, August 2 (PTI): A new born rhino, separated from his mother, has been rescued by forest guards in the Kaziranga National Park amid the floods in Assam, a forest spokeperson said. The three-day or four-day old rhino calf was rescued from Mohpora village in the Kaziranga range area this morning, he said. The baby rhino has been taken to a rescue centre at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Panbari area of the Park. "All efforts will be made
  • 83 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal; count rises to 1,673
    Itanagar, August 2 (PTI): Eighty-three more people, including 14 security personnel and seven healthcare workers, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the state''s tally to 1,673, an official said. Of the new cases, 38 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 10 from East Siang district, eight from Tirap, seven from West Kameng, four each from Lower Siang and Upper Siang, three each from Tawang and Lower Subansiri, two each from Namsai an
  • Two-day-old baby dies of COVID-19 in Tripura
    Agartala, August 2 (PTI): A two-day-old baby has died due to COVID-19 in Tripura, becoming the state''s youngest coronavirus fatality, a Health Department official said on Sunday. The baby was born on Thursday at the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and her swab sample was collected as her mother was a coronavirus patient. "The two-day-old girl tested positive for coronavirus and succumbed to the disease at the hospital on Saturday," the official said.
  • Assam Police nabs COVID-19 positive prisoner who escaped from hospital
    Kokrajhar, August 2 (PTI): A rape-accused coronavirus positive prisoner, who had managed to escape from a hospital in Assam''s Kokrajhar district, was arrested on Sunday from Lungshun area along the Indo-Bhutan border, police said. The prisoner had escaped from Kokrajhar''s RNB Civil Hospital on Tuesday night, Superintendent of Police Rakesh Roshan said. Sukla Murmu, hailing from neighbouring Chirang district, was charged with rape and lodged in Kokrajhar Jail sin
  • Assam allows inter-district travel on 2 days of week; night
    curfew, weekend shutdown to continue Guwahati, August 2 (PTI): The Assam government has issued a new set of guidelines, allowing inter-district movement on two days of the week, and hundred per cent office attendance from Monday to Friday. Night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am on all days and total lockdown on weekends, however, will continue to remain in force for now, an order issued on Sunday by Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said. Inter-district movement of people is allowe