North-East

  • Meghalaya registers 305 new COVID-19 cases, six more fatalities
    Shillong, June 13 (PTI): The COVID-19 caseload of Meghalaya on Sunday mounted to 41,906 after 305 more people tested positive for the virus, a senior health official said. During the past 24 hours, six patients have succumbed to the infection, taking the coronavirus death toll to 733, Health Services director Aman War said. Among the fresh fatalities, 4 were reported from East Khasi Hills, and 1 each from East Jaintia Hills and West Garo Hills districts, he said. At present, t
  • Arunachal reports 298 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths
    Itanagar, June 13 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday reported 298 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 31,148, a Health Department official said. Five more persons died of COVID-19 in the state, pushing the toll to 143. The new deaths were reported from Changlang, Tawang, Capital Complex Region, Lower Siang and Lower Subansiri, State Surveillance officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said. The Capital Complex Region recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 55, followed by Upper Sub
  • Mizoram reports 346 new COVID cases, tally crosses 15,000-mark
    Aizawl, June 13 (PTI): Mizoram's COVID-19 count crossed the 15,000-mark on Sunday as 346 more people tested positive for the infection, an official said. The fresh cases, detected from 3,866 samples tested on Saturday, took the single-day infection rate to 8.94 per cent, he said. The state''s southern-most district Lawngtlai recorded the highest 154 new infections, displacing Aizawl from the top spot. According to the official, fresh cases were detected at the remo
  • Two sisters found hanging in Assam village, family alleges rape, murder
    Guwahati, June 13 (IANS): Two sisters were found hanging from a tree in their village in Kokrajhar district of western Assam, police said on Saturday. The family members of the victims, however, alleged that both the girls, who were missing since Friday afternoon, were raped before being murdered. Police said that the bodies of both the girls aged 14 and 16 were found hanging from a tree inside a forest in Abhayakuti village on Friday night. The bodies were sent to Kokrajhar C
  • Assam govt tells fully vaccinated employees to join office from Monday
    Guwahati, June 13 (PTI): The Assam government on Sunday asked all its employees who have received two doses of COVID- 19 vaccine to join offices from Monday even as a partial lockdown across the state will be in force. The General Administration Department Commissioner and Secretary M S Manivannan issued an order and said the decision has been taken for the smooth functioning of the government offices. "In order to ensure smooth functioning of government offices, all the emp
  • Four children die in Mizoram building collapse
    Aizawl, June 12 (IANS): Four children, including three girls, of a family living at Thuampui locality here died when their house collapsed following incessant rain, officials said on Saturday. Disaster Management officials said that the mishap occurred late on Friday night when six of a seven-member family were present in the house. Four children, aged between three and 16 years died on the spot while the head of the family Lalbiakzuala, 75, managed to save him from the debris an
  • 5 Myanmar militants held with arms in Mizoram
    Aizawl, June 12 (IANS) Five militants from Myanmar were apprehended with arms and ammunition in a joint operation carried out by the Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police from a bordering village in Lawngtlai district, the police said on Saturday. Additional Superintendent of Police, C. Lalruatkima, said that the intruders, suspected to be cadres of armed outfit Arakan Liberation Army (ALA) in Myanmar, were nabbed on Friday night from the Kakichhuah village in Lawngtlai district in southe
  • 4 children killed in massive landslide in Mizoram
    Aizawl, June 12 (PTI) Four children were killed and two others injured as a massive landslide swept away a building in Aizawl in Mizoram, police said on Saturday. The incident happened around 9.30 pm on Friday at Thuampui neighbourhood in the Bawngkawn police station area in the northeastern part of the city, they said. An Assam-type building, in which a seven-member family lived, was swept away by the retaining wall that collapsed due to a landslip, triggered by rains, police sa
  • Mizoram logs 178 new COVID-19 cases, one more death
    Aizawl, June 12 (PTI) Mizoram reported 178 new COVID-19 cases and one fatality in the last 24 hours, which took the tally in the state to 14,921 and death toll to 62, an official said on Saturday. A 75-year-old man from Aizawl succumbed to the infection at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Friday night, he said. Of the 178 fresh cases, Aizawl district reported (118), Lunglei (16), Siaha (5), Lawngtlai (18), Kolasib (12), Champhai (7), Mamit and Saitual districts reported 1 case each
  • Assam forms 2,000 teams to vaccinate 3 lakh people daily
    Guwahati, June 12 (PTI) Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta on Saturday said that the state government has formed 2,000 teams to vaccinate three lakh people every day provided an adequate number of doses are available. He said the state administration has an adequate stock of Covaxin for administering the second dose to people in the 18-44 years age group. "We have kept ready 2,000 teams who could vaccinate four lakh people every day. But, for now, we are targeting to inocu
  • YouTuber Paras Singh gets bail in racial slur case
    Itanagar, June 12 (PTI): A court in Itanagar granted bail to social media influencer Paras Singh who was arrested last month for making a racial comment, targetting an Arunachal Pradesh lawmaker. The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court here granted bail to Singh on Friday. The court allowed Singh's plea for bail on the execution of a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and a set of other conditions, including not permitting him to leave the country. The YouTuber was also asked to
  • Assam forms 2,000 teams to vaccinate 3 lakh people daily
    Guwahati, June 12 (PTI): Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta on Saturday said that the state government has formed 2,000 teams to vaccinate three lakh people every day provided an adequate number of doses are available. He said the state administration has an adequate stock of Covaxin for administering the second dose to people in the 18-44 years age group. "We have kept ready 2,000 teams who could vaccinate four lakh people every day. But, for now, we are targeting to inoc
  • Lockdown extended in Aizawl for another one week
    Aizawl, June 11 (PTI): The COVID-related lockdown was extended   in Aizawl by another one week to break the chain of coronavirus transmission in the state especially in capital Aizawl, an official said on Friday. The meeting of various departments, which deal with COVID- 19 and representatives of churches, NGOs and local task forces presided over by health minister Dr R Lalthangliana on Friday unanimously agreed to extend lockdown in Aizawl for another one week. The decision
  • Resettlement of Mizoram tribals in Tripura gets a jolt as NGT accepts complaint
    Agartala, June 11 (IANS): The plan to rehabilitate 36,140 tribal migrants, who had fled Mizoram 24 years ago, following ethnic strife, received a jolt after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) accepted a complaint filed against their resettlement in Tripura's forest areas. The Centre and the Tripura government have undertaken a Rs 1,200 crore ambitious project to rehabilitate 36,140 tribal immigrants in 13 locations across different districts of Tripura. Environmentalists, expe
  • Manipur govt extends curfew in 7 districts till June 30
    Imphal, June 11 (PTI): Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Manipur government on Friday decided to extend the ongoing curfew in seven districts till June 30. On account of the high positivity rate, curfew was first imposed on May 8 in the districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Kakching, Ukhrul, Churachandpur, and Bishnupur, and later extended till June 11. The Home department order on Friday said, "the number of Covid-19 infections and deaths remain high in the state
  • Congress slams Assam CM for population control remarks
    GUWAHATI, JUNE 11 (IANS): The opposition Congress in Assam on Friday slammed Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his remarks on controlling the population of the northeastern state. While addressing the media on Thursday, Sarma said that the immigrant Muslim population must adopt decent family planning norms as land and resources are limited. "If the population is not controlled then various problems and crimes would come up jeopardising the future of the new generations,
  • Mizoram reports 210 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 14,743
    Aizawl, June 11 (PTI): Mizoram on Friday reported 210 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the northeastern state to 14,743, an official said. Of the fresh cases, 144 were reported from Aizawl, 35 from Lunglei, 16 from Lawngtlai and 10 from Kolasib district. The remaining cases were registered in several other districts. Around 50 children are among the fresh patients, he said. Eight new patients have travel history, and 136 developed symptoms of COVID-19. Accordi
  • Thane: Manipur girl killed grappling thieves
    Thane (Maharashtra), June 11 (IANS): A 27-year-old Manipur resident was killed when she fell out of an autorickshaw while fighting off mobile thieves. Police said on Friday that they have nabbed the two culprits from their hideout in Bhiwandi town. The victim, Kanmila Arangsew Raising and her friend Lalngursangi Cheuchema Famchun, were working with a spa salon in the Viviana Mall here. Planning to returning home after work around 8 p.m. on Thursday, the duo caught an autorickshaw
  • Sikkim reports 287 new COVID cases, three more fatalities
    Gangtok, June 10 (PTI): At least 287 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim, taking the tally in the state to 17,943, a health department bulletin said on Thursday. Three more fatalities due to the infection in the last 24 hours pushed the death toll to 279, it said. Of the fresh cases, 119 were reported from East Sikkim, 96 from South Sikkim, 46 from West Sikkim and 26 from North Sikkim. The Himalayan state now has 4,040 active cases, and 13,378 people have recove
  • Tripura reports 625 new COVID-19 cases, 14 fresh fatalities
    Agartala, June 10 (PTI): Tripura's COVID-19 tally soared to 56,794 on Thursday as 625 more people tested positive for the infection, while 14 fresh fatalities, the highest single- day spike, pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 588, a health official said. The state now has 5,400 active COVID-19 cases, he said. As many as 363 more people have been cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 50,743. A total of 16,804 samples have been tested f