North-East

  • Modi govt committed to development of northeast: Shah
    The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Karbi Bhawan and Dimasa Bhawan, in Dwarka, New Delhi on August 19, 2019. The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh and the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal are also seen. (PIB Photo)     New Delhi, Augùst 19 (PTI): The Centre is committed
  • Mild tremor hits Manipur-Myanmar border
    Imphal, August 18 (IANS): A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Myanmar border region in Manipur on late Saturday night. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said on Sunday. "The quake hit Ukhrul district of eastern Manipur and nearby Myanmar bordering region at 10.56 p.m. on late Saturday night," an official of India Meteorological Department said. "There is no report of any damage in Manipur and adjoining areas," said the official adding that the tremor lasted 1
  • AR apprehends ZUF cadre
    Kohima, August 18 (MExN): Assam Rifles apprehended one ZUF cadre and recovered a pistol with ammunition on August 17 in the area of Namdailong in Cachar District of South Assam. Colonel C Konwer, PRO (Def) in a press release stated the apprehended cadre was identified as Gangdun Rongmei (36 years) and was known to be involved in numerous illegal activities in Jiribam and Cachar. The apprehended cadre along with the recovered weapon has been handed over to police for further investigati
  • Separate dept to deal with affairs of PwDs in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | August 18   A long pending demand for setting up of a separate department for Persons with Disability (PwD) is likely to be fulfilled as Manipur Social Welfare department had put up a proposal for the same to Manipur government.   PwDs in Manipur under the aegis of State Platform of Disabled Peoples’ Organization (SPDPO) have been pressing the Manipur government to set up a separate department to deal with the affairs of the PwDs.
  • Mizoram: e-Visa facilitation centre to be set up in Champhai
    Newmai News Network Aizawl | August 18   The Mizoram government will set up e-Visa centre in Champhai near Myanmar border to facilitate issuing of visa online for entry into Myanmar, official sources said on August 18.   The sources said the proposed e-Visa facilitation centre will be set at Champhai district deputy commissioner's office within one or two months from now.   An official press release said that Mizoram Law minister, TJ Lalnuntluanga di
  • FIR against Assam-based news portal over 'fake news'
    Guwahati, August 18 (IANS): The brother of a research scholar of the Gauhati University has lodged an FIR against editor of a Guwahati-based news portal 'InsideNe' for implicating his sister in a "fake news" related to eating beef.   Rofiqul Islam, brother of research scholar Rehana Sultana, has filed the FIR against Afrida Hussain, editor of 'InsideNE' (https://insidene.com/), at Boko police station in the Kamrup district, the police said.   "The news portal is c
  • Manipur govt to takes steps on illegal migration & drug
    Newmai News Network Imphal | August 18   Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh maintained that his Government is seriously concerned about "illegal migration" and drug issues in Manipur and as such, the Government has taken up necessary steps to check on these issues. He said this while attending the 2nd Dr L Bhagyachandra (Ihilel) Memorial Lecture on "Status of Indigenous Peoples: A Case Study of Meetei" held on Sunday at Kangla Hall as the chief guest.   Bire
  • Meghalaya: Social activists pitch for awareness on human trafficking
    Newmai News Network Tura | August 18   Increasing cases of men, women and children going missing from their homes to later be found outside the state, either trafficked or exploited has led to many social activists seeking large scale awareness in all districts of Garo Hills of Meghalaya.   The recent case of a minor being trafficked in Gurugram in Delhi’s NCR has been an eye opener with the parents allowing the girl to be taken to the capital by otherwise un
  • NFR safety dept releases Railway safety handbook
    Maligaon, August 17 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway's Safety Department has undertaken various tasks to improve safe train operations from time to time.   Nripen Bhattachayya, Public Relations Officer, NFR in a press release stated the department has been conducting safety seminars, mock drills, life demonstration of safe train operations, training of safety counselors, loco pilots, guards, carriage and wagon staff, track maintainers and organizing timely inspection o
  • Illegal drug factory busted in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | August 17   Manipur police has made yet another major breakthrough when they busted illegal drug factory, allegedly manufacturing Brown Sugar, at Lilong in Thoubal district on Saturday, police said.   The police recovered a huge quantity of suspected Heroin (Brown Sugar) which would worth over Rs 100 crore in the international market along with chemicals like Ammoniurm Chioride, Lime etc. as well as equipment and tools suspected to
  • Chakma tribals in India, Bangladesh observe 'Black Day'
    Agartala/Aizawl, August 17 (IANS): The Chakma tribals of northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeast Bangladesh on Saturday observed a "Black Day" to protest the non-inclusion of non-Muslim dominated CHT in India during the partition in 1947, a leader of the agitating tribe said.   The Chakma National Council of India (CNCI) is spearheading the agitation in four northeastern states -- Tripura, Mizoram, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh -- where approximately four
  • Assam CM launches state's first CNG station in Dibrugarh
    Guwahati, August 17 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the first-ever CNG fuelling station of the state in Dibrugarh.   Sonowal said that to make Assam free from air pollution and to promote the use of clean and green fuel, State government is preparing a roadmap for setting up CNG fuelling station in all districts of the state.   He also said that since vehicular emissions take a toll on the health of the people, State governm
  • Manipur: Govt to install biometrics attendance machines in Govt schools
    Newmai News Network Imphal | August 17   The State Government of Manipur is planning to install biometrics attendance machines in Government schools as a part of measures to check malpractices including the issue of substitute teachers.   "Like in Manipur Police department, the State Government is in active consideration to install biometrics attendance machines in Government schools to ensure presence of teachers at their posting places," said Manipur Chief
  • Protect sales promotion employees: CMSRU NE
    Newmai News Network Imphal | August 17   Members of Centre of Medical and Sales Representatives’ Union (CMSRU) (North East Region) demanded for protection of sales promotion employees in a protest staged in Imphal on August 17.   The members were protesting against amalgamation of existing labour laws in labour codes and demanding notification of statutory working rules for the sales promotion employees under the Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Servi
  • IJU condemns Meghalaya Police's notice to news portal
    Guwahati, August 17 (IANS/MExN): The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has condemned the ‘high handednesses of the Meghalaya Police to ‘browbeat’ the portal to remove a news item and disclose its sources. “IJU condemns Meghalaya Police highhandedness to browbeat the news portal Northeast Now to remove a news item and disclose its sources,” IJU posted on its official Twitter handle.  The IJU further alluded that through the action, “The police has asserted that m
  • NER Craftpersons participate in India International Hospitality Expo
    Visitors during the four day hospitality event held from August 7-10 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida Expressway.   Kohima, August 16 (MExN): The four day hospitality event was held from August 7 – 10 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida Expressway. A press release from Vilekhoto Pusa, EPCH Kohima stated that the event has become the most powerful networking forum by witnessing an astounding line up of trade discussions, knowledge sessions, gas
  • All-women defence team conducts adventure patrolling in Arunachal
    Itanagar, August 16 (PTI): A joint all-women team comprising members of the Army, the Assam Rifles and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police has conducted adventure patrolling in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence spokesperson said on Friday.   The 18-member squad became the maiden all-women team to accomplish adventure patrolling in the Himalayas of the northeastern state, Kohima-based defence spokesman Col Chiranjit Konwer said in a statement.   "The fully kitted and self-su
  • Mizoram to hold unity fests across the world
    Aizawl, August 16 (IANS): The Mizoram government has decided to organise unity festivals across the world to ensure integration and brotherhood of all Mizos across the globe, a tourism department official said on Friday.   "To ensure the integration and brotherhood of all Mizos across the globe, the state government has allocated Rs 1 crore for the Mizo diaspora to organise the unity festivals," the official said.   The Chief Minister Zoramthanga had also mentione
  • Mizoram: 4 villages refuse inclusion in new Saitual district
    Newmai News Network Aizawl | August 16   Days after the state government of Mizoram had approved the boundary demarcation of the newly created three districts - Saitual, Khawzawl and Hnahthial, four villages within the jurisdiction of Sinlung Hills Council (SHC), which formerly fell under Aizawl district, expressed strong objection to ‘inclusion’ in Saitual district.   A press statement issued by joint village council, all organisations and all political pa
  • Medal of Honour for K-9 unit of Meghalaya Police
    Newmai News Network Shillong | August 16   On the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day celebrations, Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma awarded the Meghalaya Police K-9 Unit with the Medal of Honour and Appreciation Certificate for helping law enforcement agencies in detection of explosives, narcotics and crime scene tracking.   The K-9 Unit led by Inspector, Sagar Sharma along with Narcotics Sniffer Canines were extensively used by Anti Narcotics Task