North-East

  • National webinar on NEP 2020 at ICFAI Tripura
    Kamaghat, September 18 (MExN): A two day national webinar on the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will be held at ICFAI University, Tripura on September 19. The webinar titled ‘Institutional Excellence in Higher Education in North East and National Education Policy,2020’ will be organized in collaboration with the All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER), a press release from the organizers informed. Tripura’s Minister for Higher Education Rata
  • Manipur Chief Minister virtually inaugurates five projects
    Lays foundation stone for 46 other projects Newmai News Network Imphal | September 18 Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated five different projects apart from laying the foundation stone for 46 others under different departments in a function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat Complex in Imphal on Friday. The total estimated cost of these projects was Rs 180 crore. The projects for which foundation stones were laid were heliports at Jiribam, Tamenglong,
  • Meghalaya: BJP to meet Governor on GHADC elections
    Newmai News Network Shillong | September 18 Demanding that the tenure of the Garo Hills District Council (GHADC) should not be extended, the Meghalaya unit of BJP has urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to impose Administrator’s Rule on the council if no heed is paid to their demand. "The term of the Executive Committee will end in October and I have taken an appointment with our Governor and in all likelihood will meet him on coming Monday or Tuesday,” BJP State pre
  • Tripura worst in COVID death rate, 6 NE states' recovery rate below national average
    Agartala, September 18 (IANS): Tripura figures in the bottom of COVID-19 death rate, while six of the eight northeastern states' recovery rates are less than the national average of 78.86%, Union Health ministry data revealed on Friday. According to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Tripura topped the death ratio among the eight northeastern states in terms of COVID-19 cases with 1.09%, followed by Sikkim (0.97%), Meghalaya (0.71%), Ma
  • 89 new COVID-19 cases take Meghalaya tally to 4,447
    Shillong, September 18 (PTI): Eighty-nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Friday, taking the state''s tally to 4,447, a senior health official said. Two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 34. At present, the state has 1,976 active cases, he said. Altogether 95 patients recovered from COVID-19 on Friday, taking the total number of people who have been cured of the disease in Meghalaya to 2,437, Health Services director Aman War said. Ea
  • 159 new cases push Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally to 6,851
    Itanagar, September 18 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 tally rose to 6,851 on Friday as 159 more people, including 15 security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The Capital Complex region reported the highest number of new cases at 88, followed by West Kameng (11) and Lower Subansiri (11), he said. "Eleven Army jawans and four Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel are among the new patients," State Surveillan
  • Schools in Meghalaya to partially reopen from Sep 21
    Shillong, September 18 (PTI): Schools in Meghalaya which are shut for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic will partially reopen from next week for students to meet teachers to clarify their doubts, Education minister Lahkmen Rymbui said on Friday. The schools will be open for students of class 9 to 12 to meet teachers to clear their doubts but there will be no regular classes and no classroom session, he said. "Schools will be partially opened up from September 21 for st
  • 28 new cases push Mizoram's COVID-19 tally to 1,534
    Aizawl, September 18 (PTI): Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,534 on Friday as 28 more people, including 24 security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Twenty-seven new patients have travel history, while one infection was detected during contact tracing, he said. Nineteen cases were reported in Aizawl district, six in Lunglei, two in Sercchip and one in Kolasib, the official said. Eighteen Assam Rifles personnel and six BSF jawans are a
  • Tripura’s COVID-19 tally rises to 20,699 with 521 fresh cases
    Agartala, September 17 (PTI):  At least 521 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Thursday, pushing the tally in the state to 20,699, a health official said.  The death toll has risen to 222 with five more fatalities, he said. West Tripura district, which also comprises state capital Agartala, accounted for 122 of the COVID-19 deaths, the official said.  The state now has 7,498 active cases. With the discharge of 521 patients from G B Pant Hospital
  • Record 221 new cases push Arunachal's COVID-19 tally to 6,692
    Itanagar, September 17 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday as 221 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The fresh infections have pushed the state''s coronavirus tally to 6,692, he said. The northeastern state had registered a spike of 221 coronavirus cases also on September 9. The Capital Complex region reported the highest number of new cases at 98, followed by Papumpare (3
  • Mizoram: Partial lockdown extended in Aizawl
    Aizawl, September 17 (PTI): The Mizoram government on Thursday extended partial lockdown in Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area for another three days till Sunday to facilitate tracing of people who came in contact with Covid-19 positive patients, state Health Minister R Lalthangliana said on Thursday. The decision was taken at the meeting of senior officers, leaders of churches and Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA), which is the largest secular non-governmental organisation
  • Mizoram govt providing equal treatment facilities to COVID-19 patients: Health Minister
    Aizawl, September  17 (PTI):  A day after the BJP blamed the Mizoram government for promoting "VIP culture" by setting up a separate COVID-19 Care Centre for them, state Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana rubbished the claim, saying equal treatment facilities are being provided to all coronavirus patients, irrespective of their age, gender and class. He termed the allegations levelled by the opposition party as "baseless". "A 28-bedded new MLA h
  • Meghalaya reports 161 new COVID cases, 3 fresh fatalities
    Shillong, September 17 (PTI):  Meghalaya's COVID-19 caseload rose to 4,357 on Thursday as 161 more people tested positive for the infection, while three fresh fatalities pushed the state''s coronavirus death toll to 32, a senior Health department official said. Health Services, Director, Aman War said three persons have died due to COVID-19 in the last 24-hours, taking the death toll to 32. "Two persons died due to COVID-19 last night. Another person died to
  • Manipur Police arrests 3 in connection of loot of Rs 1.15 cr
    Imphal, September 17 (PTI): Manipur Police arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the loot of Rs 1.15 crore from an SBI ATM in Churachandpur district, an officer said on Thursday. The police arrested the three persons identified as V Thangkhanmuan, 40, K Somen Singh, 36 of Churachandpur district and K Brojen Singh, 40 of Imphal East district from Churachandpur district on Wednesday night and recovered Rs 20 lakh of the looted money, a police statement said.
  • Manipur govt provides Rs 1 lakh financial assistance to journalist for medical treatment  
    Imphal, September 17 (PTI): The Manipur government has provided financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to a journalist for her medical treatment, an official release said on Thursday. Financial assistance under the Manipur State Journalists Welfare Scheme (MSJWS) was provided to Sorensangbam Soniya Devi, a reporter of ''Poknapham'' daily, it said. A cheque of Rs 1 lakh was handed over to Soniya Devi for medical treatment by Deputy Director of Directorate of Information a
  • Meghalaya: Fake currency worth Rs 1 lakh seized, one held
    Shillong, September 17 (IANS): The Border Security Force (BSF) has arrested a Bangladeshi national and seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth around Rs one lakh from his possession, an official release said on Thursday. A BSF release said that acting on specific inputs, BSF troops deployed on the border along Meghalaya apprehended Bangladeshi national Badal Mia, 66, and seized Rs 96,000 of FICN, smuggled from across the border. BSF troops earlier this week also recovered
  • Assam oil well fire: Villagers launch stir against delay in compensation
    Guwahati, September 17 (IANS): The villagers affected by the more than three-month-long raging fire and gas leakage from an oil well of the state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) field at Baghjan in eastern Assam, on Thursday launched a road blockade demanding compensation, officials said. According to the police, the affected villagers of Baghjan under the banner of Baghjan Gaon Yuba Milanjyoti Sangha launched a stir for an indefinite period at Baghjan EPS (Early Production Setup) and
  • Assam oil well fire: Villagers launch stir against delay in compensation
    Guwahati, September 17 (IANS): The villagers affected by the more than three-month-long raging fire and gas leakage from an oil well of the state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) field at Baghjan in eastern Assam, on Thursday launched a road blockade demanding compensation, officials said. According to the police, the affected villagers of Baghjan under the banner of Baghjan Gaon Yuba Milanjyoti Sangha launched a stir for an indefinite period at Baghjan EPS (Early Production Setup) and
  • UGC allows NEHU to hold exams in October
    Shillong, September 17 (PTI): The University Grants Commission has allowed North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) to hold its final semester examinations and declare results in October, instead of September, following a request in this regard by the Meghalaya government, a state minister said on Thursday. The UGC has agreed to the proposal of the state government for completing final semester exam in Meghalaya by October 16, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said on Thursday. "