North-East

  • Manipur CM launches COVID-19 vaccination drive in Imphal 
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 16   Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the State at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal on Saturday. The 1st phase vaccination in the State will be carried out in 10 centres viz. JNIMS Hospital, RIMS Hospital, Shija Hospitals and Research Institute and District Hospitals of Churachandpur, Bishnupur, Senapati, Chandel, Ukhrul, Thoubal, Tamenglong. 9617 healthcare wor
  • Manipur: Classes for Standard IX and above from January 27
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 16 Manipur Education Minister, S Rajen Singh said that classes from IX Standard and above will resume from January 27 this year.  Decision for resumption of classes was taken during a recent cabinet sitting, he added. The minister was speaking to media persons during a press conference held at the conference hall of the minister at Old Secretariate, South Block, Imphal. He said that with the view to supplement the deficit classes d
  • COVID-19 vaccination drive underway on first day in Aarunachal
    Itanagar, January 16 (PTI): The COVID-19 vaccination drive  is underway in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday with a government hospital doctor receiving the first shot, a senior health official said here. Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the state-wide launch of the COVID-19 inoculation exercise at the K D S District Hospital in Tawang earlier in the day. Dr Deka, an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TR
  • MP Pfoze assures support to upgrade RIMS
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 14 Lok Sabha MP from Manipur, Dr Lorho S Pfoze on Thursday assured support to upgrade Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) to the level of AIIMS. The MP was talking to journalist on the sideline of inauguration of renovated OPD and Day Care Ward in the Department of Radiation Oncology, RIMS, Imphal. Stating that everybody including himself has a role to play in improving the condition of RIMS, Dr Lorho said he will try to convince
  • Sikkim bans entry of poultry products 
    Gangtok, January 14 (PTI): The Sikkim government on Thursday banned the import of all poultry products from other states for a month in the wake of the outbreak of avian influenza in various places across the country. A notification on the ban was issued by the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department Secretary, SD Subba. "In the wake of report of avian influenza outbreak in several states and to prevent possible ingress of avian influenza disease in the state, the Gove
  • 10 more Delhi-bound Rohingyas from Myanmar arrested
    Guwahati/Agartala, Janùary 14 (IANS): With the arrest of 10 more Myanmar Rohingyas, a total of 45 Myanmarese, including women and children, have been detained in the past two months for illegally entering northeast India, officials said on Thursday. Northeast Frontier Railways's (NFR) Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda said that 10 Rohingyas, including five children and two women, were detained in the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Special train on Wednesday. They w
  • Wild buffalo kills man in Assam, angry mob sets forest office on fire
    Guwahati, January 14 (IANS): An irate mob on Thursday set a forest department office on fire after a wild buffalo killed a young man in Biswanath district in northern Assam bordering Arunachal Pradesh, officials said. According to the police, hundreds of locals, including women, turned violent after Jayanta Das, a villager, was killed by a wild buffalo at Muttackgaon in Biswanath district. Accusing the forest officials of not taking adequate steps to prevent wild animals from enteri
  • Tripura, Manipur, Sikkim receive Covid-19 vaccines too
    Agartala/Imphal/Guwahati, January 14 (IANS): After Assam and Meghalaya, three more northeastern states - Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim - on Wednesday saw Covid-19 vaccines reach them for the first round of immunisation, officials said. While Assam received the second consignment of Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday after the first delivery on Tuesday, Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim received their first lot. Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who received the 54,000 doses of Covishield
  • Assam govt forms panel to identify 'collaborators' of illegal migrants
    Guwahati, January 13 (IANS): The Assam government has constituted a five-member committee for initiating immediate and proactive steps to identify the intermediaries, facilitators and collaborators of illegal migrants into the state and initiate legal action to bring them to justice, officials said here on Wednesday. The Special Director-General of Police (Border) Mukesh Agrawal confirmed the setting up of the panel on Tuesday following a discussion with the state Chief Secretary Ji
  • Manipur bans poultry imports as precaution
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 13 Manipur Veterinary Minister Oinam Lukhoi Singh has said that no cases of bird flu have been reported in Manipur but preventive measures and immediate steps for active target surveillance against the disease have been taken up by the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry. At a press briefing on Wednesday, the Minister stated that as a precautionary measure, the government has already imposed a “temporary ban” on entry of
  • Attacked by mob trying to occupy land, Assam forest personnel open fire
    Kokrajhar (Assam), January 13 (PTI): Six members of a forest department team were injured in an attack by a mob attempting to occupy its land in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Wednesday, following which the personnel opened fire, an official said. However, no casualty was reported in the firing which took place at Goraibazar village near Indo-Bhutan Border. As a mob gathered near the village and tried to occupy forest land, employees of the department reached the spot and
  • Ten suspected Rohingyas held from Rajdhani Express
    Guwahati, January 13 (PTI): Ten people, suspected to be illegal Rohingya immigrants, were held from a Rajdhani Express train at the New Jalpaiguri station in West Bengal, a railway official said here on Wednesday. Among them were three men, two women and five children, he said. They had allegedly crossed over on January 10 from Comilla in Bangladesh to Sonamura in Tripura and had boarded the train at Agartala on January 11 with the help of an agent, the official said. They had
  • Assam forms panel to identify 'collaborators' of illegal migrants
    GUWAHATI, JANUARY 13 (IANS): The Assam government has constituted a five-member committee for initiating immediate and proactive steps to identify the intermediaries, facilitators and collaborators of illegal migrants from across the international border into the state and initiate legal action to bring them to justice, officials said here on Wednesday. The Special Director-General of Police (Border) Mukesh Agrawal confirmed the setting up of the panel on Tuesday following a discuss
  • Manipur: Women Orgs continue campaign for re-investigation of 2018 multi-crore drug case 
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 12 Furthering their campaign for re-investigation and re-trial of the infamous 2018 multi-crore drugs haul case, women organisations in Manipur on Tuesday submitted memorandums to two MPs and the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly. On December 17 last, special ND&PS court had acquitted former chairman of Autonomous District Council (ADC) of Chandel, Lukhosei Zou and six others accused in the case. Alleging something fishy in
  • Dibrugarh Railway Workshop awarded for Energy Conservation
    Maligaon, January 12 (MExN): Mechanical Workshop, Dibrugarh under North East Frontier Railway (NFR) received a ‘Certificate of Merit’ at the 'National Energy Conservation Awards - 2020’ organized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India on January 11.  NFR CPRO Subhanan Chanda informed that the workshop has taken numerous steps during last few years towards reduction of conventional energy consumption like installati
  • Manipur becomes 4th State to complete ULB reforms Additional borrowing permission of Rs75 crore issued
    New Delhi, January 12 (MExN): Manipur became the 4th State after Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana to successfully undertake Urban Local Bodies (ULB) reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance in its letter to the States dated May 17, 2020. The State has become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources of Rs 75 crore through Open Market Borrowings, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Permission for the same was issued by t
  • Gauhati HC stays derecognition of Debabrata Saikia as Leader of Opposition in Assam Assembly
    Guwahati, January 12 (PTI): The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday put an interim stay on the Assam Assembly secretary’s notification withdrawing recognition to Congress leader Debabrata Saikia as the Leader of the Opposition in the 126- member House. After hearing a writ petition filed by Saikia, Justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua issued notices returnable within four weeks to the speaker, secretary and principal secretary of the Assembly, and the chief secretary of the state.
  • PM, Shah to launch Assam poll campaign next week
    Guwahati, January 12 (IANS): As the ruling BJP kicks off its Assembly poll campaign in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other central leaders would hold a series of election rallies in the northeastern state next week, BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Tuesday. BJP National President J.P. Nadda, who left here on Tuesday for Delhi, addressed a public gathering in southern Assam's Silchar on Monday and claimed that the saffro
  • Assam: Man opens fire from roof, injures six
    Guwahati, January 12 (IANS): At least six people, including a woman, were injured when a 70-year-old man started firing from his gun from the roof of a building in Assam's Goalpara on Monday, police said. The man, identified as Animesh Chandra Rai, has been arrested and his licensed gun seized, police said. The injured were immediately shifted to the hospital. "Personal enmity might be the cause for the firing. However, we are investigating," a police official to
  • First consignment of COVID vaccines for Assam, Meghalaya reaches Guwahati
    Guwahati, January 12 (PTI): The first consignment of 2.40 lakh vials of COVID-19 vaccine for Assam and Meghalaya landed at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport here on Tuesday, an official said. A freighter ferried 20 large boxes, weighing over 730 kg and containing 2,40,000 vaccine doses, from Pune to Guwahati via Kolkata, Airports Authority of India North East Region's Executive Director M Suresh said. Out of the 20 boxes, 17 are for Assam and th