North-East

  • Arunachal CM tests negative for COVID-19
    Itanagar, September 17 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said that he has tested negative for COVID-19. He had tested positive for the virus on September 15. Khandu, who is currently in home isolation in New Delhi, tweeted that he has tested negative for coronavirus after he conducted a repeat test on Wednesday. I had undertaken a repeat Covid19 RT-PCR test yesterday. Because of the wishes and prayers of each one of you, I am glad to inform that I
  • Assam Guv, CM wish Modi on his birthday
    Guwahati, September 17 (PTI): Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday and planted a sapling to celebrate the day. In a tweet in Hindi the governor wished Modi, who turned 70, to remain healthy, happy and energetic forever. "I strongly believe that your attitude of service towards the nation is an inspiration for other countries," he added. Sonowal wished Modi on his birthday on
  • Arunachal Pradesh Governor & CM greet PM on his birthday
    Itanagar, September 17 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday. The governor in a message conveyed the good wishes of the people of the state and his own respects to Modi and as a goodwill gesture, he donated a sum of Rs 1.20 lakh for the welfare of orphans and rescued children. Mishra expressed hope that the monetary assistance will strengthen the policy of the
  • 100-year-old woman beats Covid in Assam
    New Delhi, September 17 (PTI): Her age may have posed a challenge but 100-year-old Mai Handique's battle against Covid-19 was won by her positivity, doctors said on Thursday. Handique, Assam's oldest Covid-19 patient, was discharged from the Mahendra Mohan Chowdhury Hospital (MMCH) in Guwahati on Wednesday, they said. A resident of the Mothers' Old Age Home, she was admitted to the hospital ten days ago after testing COVID- positive. The doctors and nurses who were treat
  • Manipur Deputy Chief Minister expelled from NPP for six years: Thangminlien Kipgen 
    Imphal, September 16 (NNN): Escalating the internal crisis in the Manipur unit of National People’s Party (NPP), Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh has reportedly been expelled from the party for six years. Addressing a press conference in Imphal on Wednesday, Thangminlien Kipgen who claimed to be the re-elected president of the Manipur unit of NPP accused the Deputy Chief Minister of indulging in activities to break the party (NPP Manipur unit). “He (Joykumar) ha
  • NFR kick starts Swachhta Pakhwara campaign
    Maligaon, September 16 (MExN): A campaign in connection with the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ to promote awareness about cleanliness kick started at the Northeast Frontier Railway headquarters in Maligaon on Wednesday.  According to updates from the NFR Chief Public Relations Officer, Subhanan Chanda, the campaign was launched by NFR General Manager Sanjive Roy who administered the ‘Swachhta Pledge’ to all officers and staff of the NFR Hq. Similar programmes were
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports 170 new Covid-19 cases
    Itanagar, September 16 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 6,466 as 170 more people, including 24 security personnel have tested positive for the virus, a health department official said on Wednesday. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 13 in the northeastern state after two people in Changlang district succumbed to the infection, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said. "A 63-year-old non-tribal woman with Covid-19 positive from Miao in Changlang dist
  • 12 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram, tally rises to 1,480
    Aizawl, September 16: (PTI) At least 12 people, including four Border Security Force jawans, have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking Mizoram''s COVID-19 caseload to 1,480, an official statement said on Wednesday. According to the statement issued by state Information and Public Relations department, four cases were reported from Aizawl district, five from Serchhip district, two from Kolasib district and one case was reported from Mamit district.
  • Customs seized goods worth Rs 110 cr in NE during COVID-19 pandemic
    Guwahati, September 16 (PTI): The customs sleuths have seized various goods worth Rs 110 crore in 710 operations in North East since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country and the region, a senior official said on Wednesday. Addressing a webinar on ''Combating Counterfeiting and Smuggling during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond'' organized by industry chamber FICCI, Commissioner of Customs (North East) G M Kamei said their officials are conducting raids in coordinatio
  • Assam promotes local goods to counter illicit trade
    NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 16 (IANS): The menace of illicit trade will be dealt with in a systematic manner with concerted efforts by central and state enforcement agencies along with the paramilitary forces, said Debajyoti Dutta, Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Assam. "The criminals who are indulging in smuggling and counterfeiting activities are promoting crime and economic instability and the consumers are bearing the brunt of it. It is important that we i
  • NE region gateway to east, SE Asia: Foreign Secretary Shringla
    AGARTALA/GANGTOK, SEPTEMBER 16 (IANS): As the northeast region is India's gateway to east and southeast Asia, the country has a vision for this region that is captured in the 3 Cs - Connectivity, Commerce, and Cultural Commonalities, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said. He said that in foreign policy terms, the states of the northeast are the link between two fundamental pillars of our foreign policy: "Neighbourhood First" and "Act East". "In p
  • 2 drug peddlers arrested in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network SHILLONG | September 15 The district police of South Garo Hills arrested two drug peddlers on Monday while they were holding a commercial quantity of what has been identified as ‘Yaba’ tablets, which contain a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine to sell to users. As per information received, the two had got the drugs from another peddler in Krishnai under Goalpara district of Assam and an investigation is currently underway to determine whethe
  • Mizoram likely to allow home isolation of asymptomatic patients of COVID-19
    Newmai News Network AIZAWL | September 15 All asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in Mizoram are likely to place themselves under home isolation soon. According to a Health department source, a meeting chaired by Health minister Dr R Lalthangliana reviewed the guidelines on COVID-19 and decided that asymptomatic patients can undergo home isolation. The reviewed guidelines were sent to the chief minister for approval, according to the source. It added that once the chief minister appr
  • Manipur right bodies demand state rape victim corpus fund
    Newmai News Network  IMPHAL | September 15 Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) and Women in Governance (WinG) Manipur, in a joint memorandum to the Manipur chief minister, proposed a "state rape victims' corpus fund". “…………….institute a state rape victims' corpus fund in the manner of Nirbhaya Fund in the profound memory of the Mayang Imphal gang rape victim,” the organisations said. The joint memorand
  • Manipur Minister calls for public legal education
    MSCW observes Foundation day Newmai News Network IMPHAL | September 15 Manipur Education, Labour and Employment minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam on Tuesday called for regular awareness on ''public legal education" to empower individuals regarding issues involving the law. He was speaking at the 14th Foundation Day Celebration of the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) observation held at the Kombirei Conference Hall, D. C. Office Complex, Imphal West. Dr
  • Crisis within NPP: Conrad Sangma accused of trying to coup NPP Manipur unit
    Newmai News Network IMPHAL | September 15 The Manipur unit of National People’s Party (NPP) led by Thangminlien Kipgen on Tuesday accused Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma who is also national President of NPP of trying to coup d'etat the party. Kipgen, in a press release, alleged that Sangma is trying to “coup d’etat National People’s Party (NPP) from the soil of Manipur for wanting to put his late father PA Sangma as the founder of NPP.&rdquo
  • Amid Covid-19, air passenger numbers on the rise in NE
    Guwahati/Agartala, September  15 (IANS): Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, air passenger movement in northeast India is growing since July, Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials said on Tuesday. According to the officials, the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati has registered 111 per cent increase in airline passengers from 2,812 on July 10 to 5,924 on September 10. Agartala airport witnessed a 104 per cent increase, Assam's Dibrugarh 126 per cen
  • Amid COVID-19, air passenger numbers on the rise in NE
    Guwahati/Agartala, September 15 (IANS): Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, air passenger movement in northeast India is growing since July, Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials said on Tuesday. According to the officials, the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati has registered 111 per cent increase in airline passengers from 2,812 on July 10 to 5,924 on September 10. Agartala airport witnessed a 104 per cent increase, Assam's Dibrugarh 126 per cent and
  • Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 19,718 with 531 fresh cases
    Agartala, September 15 (PTI): At least 531 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Tuesday, pushing the tally in the state to 19,718, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 207 with seven more fatalities, he said. West Tripura district, which also comprises state capital Agartala, accounted for 115 of the 207 coronavirus deaths, the official said. According to him, 389 patients were cured of the disease and discharged from the G B Pant Hospita
  • 176 new cases push Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally to 6,298
    Itanagar, September 15 (PTI): The COVID-19 tally in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 6,298 as 176 more people, including nine security personnel, have tested positive for the disease, an official said on Tuesday. The death toll rose to 11 in the northeastern state after a 50-year-old man, who was working at a primary health centre near here, succumbed to the infection, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said. "The man had tested positive for the disease on September 3 and was in