North-East

  • Elderly man allegedly kills 35-year-old youth by shooting in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | November 21 A 35-year-old man was allegedly shot dead by his elderly neighbour with a license gun in Imphal West district of Manipur on Saturday. The bizarre incident reportedly occurred at Chingamathak Ngakraba Leirak under Singjamei police station of Imphal West district around 10 am. The victim was identified as Suraj Gurumayum (35), son of G Gope, while the alleged accused has been identified as Gurumayum Birchandra alias Molecule of the same
  • CAA in Assam, Bodoland poll, LADC election in Mizoram: Nadda eyes N-E
    New Delhi, November 21 (IANS): After winning the Bihar election where the RJD-led alliance was tipped to be the favourite, BJP President JP Nadda decided to go on a 100-day nationwide tour to strengthen organizations, strategise and set goals for the state leaderships. India's North-East seems to have caught his immediate attention where he will start his India tour by visiting poll bound Assam this Thursday followed by a visit to Mizoram next Saturday, where a local body election,
  • Tripura Advocate General succumbs to Covid-19
    AGARTALA/KOLKATA, NOVEMBER 21 (IANS): Veteran lawyer and Tripura's Advocate General Arun Kanti Bhowmik died of Covid-19 early on Saturday in Kolkata, official and family sources said. Family sources said that Bhowmik, 80, was ailing for quite some time due to his heart disease and was shifted to a private hospital in Kolkata on Friday. "He was under medical treatment in two hospitals in Agartala for the past few weeks and was tested Covid-19 negative for two times. Hours
  • Refugee resettlement: Tripura man shot dead in police firing
    AGARTALA, NOVEMBER 21 (IANS): One man was killed and 5 others injured on Saturday when police fired on an agitating mob, who went berserk while observing a shutdown during a protest that had been on for the past six days in northern Tripura to oppose the government's decision to rehabilitate thousands of tribal refugees. These refugees had fled to adjoining Mizoram 23 years ago following ethnic strife in the state. Police said that 45-years-old Srikanta Das was shot dead and
  • US Consulate & Asian Confluence launch AEW for Northeast women
    Kolkata, November 20 (MExN): Celebrating the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020, the US Consulate Kolkata and Asian Confluence launched the first Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in the North East states for 150 early-stage business owners.  It was held through an online event that was livestreamed through US Consulate Kolkata’s and Asian Confluence’s Facebook page.  AWE’s maiden launch in India, kicked off by U.S. Consulate Kolkata’s Acting
  • NABARD sanctions Rs. 74.31 Crore for road construction
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 20  The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned over Rs 74 crore for the construction of 6 new roads and improvement of 24 existing roads in Meghalaya. “The NABARD has sanctioned Rs 74.31 crore to the government of Meghalaya for construction of 6 new roads and improvement of 24 existing roads under RIDF-Tranche-XXVI,” NABARD General Manager, AK Sarangi said in a statement on Friday. S
  • Manipur NEP task force holds first meet
    Newmai News Network Imphal | November 20  Manipur Education Minister, S Rajen Singh on Friday chaired the first sitting of the state Task Force on the implementation of New Education Policy, 2020, (NEP) in Manipur. The meeting was held in the Conference Hall SSA at Babupara, Imphal West. During the meeting, the committee minutely discussed for the early and successful implementation of the new project. The sitting also discussed to propagate the awareness programme on NEP i
  • Manipur Govt to put more effort to protect child rights
    Newmai News Network Imphal | November 20  The Manipur government will become more serious to protect and promote child rights in the state. In this regard, Manipur Minister for Social Welfare, Henry Okram said that "we need a collective effort to promote and protect the child rights in the state". The Minister said this at the celebration of Universal Children’s Day 2020 held at Manipur Press Club, Imphal on Friday.  The Minister then appealed to the c
  • Cattle smugglers caught by BSF in Meghalaya 
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 20  The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday apprehended six Indian nationals along with 53 cattle near Dawki in West Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya which is located near the international border with Bangladesh, for their involvement in smuggling of cattle. The cattle were seized from a truck and the manner they were being transported is in contravention to Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Acts, said the BSF in a statement. On questio
  • Assam lawyer held for deceiving people on pretext of govt jobs
    GUWAHATI, NOVEMBER 20 (IANS): The Assam Police have arrested a lawyer for reportedly cheating people on the pretext of providing them government jobs in exchange of money, the police said on Friday. The Superintendent of Police of Dhubri district in western Assam, Anand Mishra, said that Monirul Islam, a lawyer, was arrested by the police for allegedly taking money from a youth named Safiqul Houqe for provising a government job. "Islam, 42, was arrested on Thursday night und
  • 4K Assam children want their issues to be part of political parties' manifestos
    GUWAHATI, NOVEMBER 20 (IANS): As Assam gears up for the Assembly elections scheduled next year, over 4,000 children from 17 of the 33 districts of the state have put forward a manifesto of their issues and recommendations for the political parties to include them in their respective manifestos, a UNICEF release said on Friday. Speaking about the manifesto released on Friday on the occasion of World Children's Day, 16-year-old Kuldeep Narayan Borah from Majuli district said: &quo
  • After bomb scare, CAF&PD employees protest in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | November 19  Employees of the Manipur Consume Affair, Food and Public Distribution (CAF&PD) Department suspended their duties for the day on November 19 and staged a sit-in-protest at their office premises in Imphal’s Sangaiporou. The employees were protesting against a recent bomb threat at the residence of one of their colleagues by miscreants suspected to be militants. On November 15, a hand grenade was found deposited at the res
  • Election successfully held in Naga SAZ Myanmar
    Lahe, November 19 (MExN): The second multiparty General election 2020 in Myanmar concluded peacefully in all the Naga areas of Myanmar on November 8.  A press release from the Naga Students’ Organisation (Myanmar) informed that in the In the Naga Self Administered Zone (SAZ) of Lahe, Nanyun and Layshi, polls were successfully held in all constituencies. In the Naga SAZ four parties, the National League for Democracy (NLD), the Union Solidarity and Development Party (US
  • Maj General Ranjit Singh takes over as IGAR (E)
    Aizawl, November 19 (MExN): Major General Ranjit Singh, VSM assumed office as the Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) on November 18.  Major General GAV Reddy, SC VSM handed over the reins of IGAR (E) to Major Gen Singh who would be the sixth incumbent in Srikona Garrison, Silchar, a press release from 23 Sector Assam Rifles informed.  He was been handpicked for the appointment, it said.  IGAR (East) looks after Tripura, Mizoram, South Assam and West Manipur a
  • NFR celebrates National Integration Week
    Maligaon, November 19 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is observing Communal Harmony Week (National Integration Week) to foster and reinforce the strength of public harmony and national integration.  A press release from the NFR informed that as part of the celebration, a pledge taking ceremony was held at the Maligaon Railway HQ complex. GM/NFR, Sanjive Roy administered the pledge to all the officials present for settlement of all differences and disputes relating
  • First Ayush Herbal Garden opened in Meghalaya
    Shillong, November 19  (NNN): During the observation of the 5th National Ayurveda Day, the first ayush herbal garden cum ayush gram in the entire Garo Hills region was inaugurated by the adviser to the Chief Minister, Thomas A. Sangma today at Asananggre in West Garo Hills. Emphasizing on the varied biodiversity including medicinal plants and herbs available in the region, Sangma said that the region is blessed in abundance with natural herbs and people should be sensitized to
  • Nigerian High Commission seeks release of 12 nationals from Meghalaya jails
    SHILLONG, NOVEMBER 19 (IANS): The Nigerian High Commission in India has sought the Meghalaya governments intervention to release 12 Nigerian nationals lodged in the states jails following their arrest for illegally crossing over to India from Bangladesh, a minister said on Thursday. Meghalaya Home (Prisons) Minister Alexander Laloo Hek said that a representative deputed by the Nigerian High Commission in New Delhi met him and sought the state government's intervention to release
  • Drugs worth Rs 2,320 cr seized in Manipur, govt to reward police
    IMPHAL, NOVEMBER 19 (IANS): The Manipur Police and Assam Rifles troopers have seized 582 kg brown sugar smuggled in from Myanmar valued at Rs 2,320 crore in three different actions since October 28, officials said on Thursday. The Manipur government has announced a cash reward of Rs 30 lakh for 94 police personnel of Thoubal and Bishunpur districts, including district Superintendents of Police Sarangthem Ibomcha Singh and L. Priyadarshini, respectively, for seizing the huge quantity
  • Meghalaya: CoMSO for ILP to hold Black flag protest on Nov 27
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 18 Anti-influx groups in Meghalaya on Wednesday announced a series of agitation programs which will begin from November 27, to mount pressure on the Centre for the immediate implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organizations (CoMSO) held at the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) campus. Chairman of the confederation, Robertjune Kharjahr
  • Shillong Times editor Mukhim resigns from Editors Guild of India
    Shillong, November 18 (IANS): Veteran journalist and Padma Shri awardee Patricia Mukhim has resigned from the Editors Guild of India (EGI), alleging that the esteemed scribes' body "defends" only celebrity journalists. Mukhim, who is also the editor of leading daily The Shillong Times, said that the EGI was silent about her case, while it issued statements condemning the arrest of non-member Arnab Goswami (Republic TV Editor-in-Chief) whose arrest according to her was