North-East

  • 36 fresh COVID-19 cases in Tripura; count rises to 1,331
    Agartala, June 27 (PTI): Thirty-six more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura, taking the northeastern state''s tally to 1,331 on Saturday, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said. Fifteen of the new patients are from Gomati district while 14 are from South district, three each from Sepahijala and West districts and one from Dhalai, he said.   "Out of 1,021 samples tested for COVID-19, 36 people found positive. Among them 34 people have trav
  • PIB Guwahati organises webinar on RTI Act
    Dimapur, June 26 (MExN): Press Information Bureau (PIB) Guwahati on Thursday conducted a webinar titled ‘Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005- Its Salient Features & Implementation’ attended by the officials of PIB, Regional Outreach Bureau and Field Outreach Bureau from across the Northeast. Former Deputy Secretary & Former Registrar, Central Information Commission, G Subramanian who conducted the virtual workshop spoke extensively on the salient features of t
  • Railways extend cancellation of all regular train
    Maligaon, June 26 (MExN): The Indian Railways on Friday said that it has extended the cancellation of all regular train services including premium trains, mail/express trains, passenger trains services, narrow gauge trains, etc. until further notice. However, running of Shramik Special trains, Rajdhani special trains and other passenger special trains which started for movement of the stranded and other people will however continue, it said. Moreover, to ensure uninterrupted suppl
  • Guwahati to witness 14-day complete lockdown from June 28
    New Delhi, June 26 (PTI): Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a 12-hour night curfew will be imposed across the state from 7 pm onwards from Friday and a 14-day complete lockdown will be enforced in Kamrup (Metro) district, of which Guwahati city is a part, from June 28 midnight, following a spurt in COVID-19 cases.   Guwahati, the gateway to the northeast region, has reported 762 coronavirus cases since June 15, and 677 of them have no travel history, though
  • Manipur political crisis ends, NPP MLAs to continue support to BJP
    Imphal, June 26 (IANS): Ending a nine-day-long political crisis, four NPP ministers, who had pulled out from the BJP-led Manipur government last week, on Thursday withdrew their resignations and informed the Governor of continuing their support to the ruling alliance.   The four National People's Party (NPP) MLAs, who were led by Meghalaya Chief Minister and party's national President Conrad K. Sangma to meet Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party Preside
  • Maram Union highlights vulnerable condition of NH-2
    Dimapur, June 25 (MExN): The Maram Union on Thursday said that a sizeable portion of NH-2 below Maram Don Bosco College has shown cracks that may lead to sinking anytime if the present intensity of downpours continues. The Union also observed that the drain that runs along that stretch of the highway is blocked by growing grasses and plants. It also expressed concern about the number of goods-laden trucks that ply everyday passes through this portion, making it more vulnerable, &
  • 6 more COVID-19 patients recover  in Mizoram
    Newmai News Network AIZAWL | JUNE 25 Six more COVID-19 patients recovered and discharged on Thursday in Mizoram. This latest update reduced the active cases of COVID-19 in the State to 115.   In addition, there was not a single fresh case of COVID-19 reported in Mizoram in the past 24 hours. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the State still stands at 145 on Thursday.   According to the Health department, 1186 samples were tested at Zoram Med
  • Manipur’s COVID-19 cases cross 1k mark
    Newmai News Network IMPHAL |June 25 Manipur reported 86 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of the people infected with the virus to 1056 on Thursday.   The 86 fresh cases were confirmed during the testing of 1,776 samples collected from the returnees  and lodging at different quarantine centres across the state.   As many as 45,253 samples have so far been tested for the virus in the two level VRDLs in the State.  
  • MPYC protests against rise in fuel price
    Newmai News Network Shillong | June 25 The Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) on Thursday staged a protest at New Tura against the daily increases in the price of fuel. “While India is reeling under an unprecedented crisis due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the unplanned lockdown imposed by the Modi Government, the common man is bearing the brunt of this blunder and is struggling to make ends meet. Instead of helping the people, especially the poor, PM Modi and
  • Indian Railways ask zones to generate employment for migrants
    Maligaon, June 25 (MExN): The Indian Railways Ministry on June 24 announced that it will generate 8 lakh man-days of employment for the migrant workers in various infrastructure projects that are worth Rs 1,800 crore in the next 125 days. According to a press release from NFR CPRO Subhanan Chanda, the Railway Ministry reviewed the progress of Garib Kalyan Rojgaar Abhiyaan with Railway PSUs and Zonal Railways through a virtual meeting. The ministry also instructed the zonal railway
  • NPP MLAs extend support to Biren Singh govt in Manipur, to be back as ministers
    Imphal, June 25 (PTI): Four legislators of the National People’s Party (NPP) in Manipur who had resigned as ministers a week ago submitted a letter to Governor Najma Heptulla on Thursday, extending their support to the government headed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh. NPP chief Conrad Sangma, who arrived in Imphal in the morning from Delhi, said the party MLAs will also withdraw their resignation as minister as senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured
  • BJP-led Manipur govt will complete full term: Ram Madhav
    Imphal, June 25 (IANS): BJP general secretary Ram Madhav here on Wednesday expressed confidence that the N. Biren Singh-led government in Manipur would complete its five-year term till 2022.   Madhav, who is the BJP in-charge for northeast states, said that though the stability issues of the state government are being raised for the past one year. It has been found that the coalition ministry in Manipur has always been stable and winning elections.   "Take it
  • COVID-19 forces circus queen to become fish vendor
    Silchar (Assam), June 25 (IANS): Sarada Singha, a 45-year-old chief performer of her Kolkata based circus company, had everything going right for her until the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent nationwide lockdown forced her to become a fish vendor to manage her two-square-meal for her family. The corona spread forced shut her circus shows and she along with other members of her team are now grappling with an uncertain future and poverty.   While the Nepali woman Sarada s
  • First COVID-19 death in Arunachal Pradesh
    Itanagar, June 25 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh has recorded its first COVID-19 fatality after a 43-year-old woman succumbed to the disease, while two new coronavirus cases have been reported, taking the northeast state''s tally to 160, officials said on Thursday. The woman, a resident of West Kameng district, was suffering from chronic kidney disease and had returned from Delhi on June 11. She was kept at an institutional quarantine at Dirang. As her health deteriorated, she w
  • Tripura govt to distribute nutrition kits to pregnant, lactating women
    Agartala, June 25 (PTI): As part of its efforts to fight malnutrition and maternal mortality, the Tripura government has launched a scheme -- Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar -- under which it would provide nutrition kits for free to pregnant and lactating women. Announcing the scheme, state Minister for Social Welfare and Social Education Santana Chakma said at least 40,000 women would benefit from the kits, each worth Rs 500.   The state government is expected to incu
  • 88 new COVID-19 cases in Assam, tally climbs to 6,370
    Guwahati, June 25 (PTI): Assam reported 88 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,370 in the state, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday. There are 2,400 active cases in the state, while 3,958 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the disease, he said.   Nine persons have died due to COVID-19 so far and three patients migrated out of the state, the minister said.   "Alert ~ 88 more #COVID19+ cases detected
  • NFR takes steps to improve customer interface
    Maligaon, June 23 (MExN): In order to improve transportation of freight traffic during the lockdown period Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has opened new stations for handling inward and outward goods traffic. According to a press release from NFR CPRO Subhanan Chand, during the month of May, Hojai, Ambasa and Kamalajari railway stations under Lumding division of NFR have been opened for freight booking. The step has proved to be beneficial for booking of both inward and out
  • CBI questions ex-Manipur CM in Rs 332 cr embezzlement case
    New Delhi, June 24 (IANS): Amid political crisis in Manipur, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned former Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh in Imphal on Wednesday in connection with the Rs 332 crore misappropriation case and also summoned O. Naba Kishore Singh, then Chairman of the Manipur Development Society (MDS).   During the questioning that started around 11.30 a.m, the CBI team asked the former Chief Minister about amassing of huge wealth between 2009 to 201
  • Third quake in 48-hours hits Mizoram
    Aizawl, June 23 (IANS): The mountainous state Mizoram on Tuesday night witnessed another earthquake, the third in the last 48 hours, measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale, official said.   According to the Disaster Management officials, there was no report of any damage or casualty due to the tremor, which took place at 7.17 p.m. on Tuesday night.   Officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the tremor hit southern Mizoram's Lunglei district
  • To check COVID surge, 14-day lockdown re-imposed in parts of Guwahati
    Guwahati/Agartala, June 23 (IANS): After a huge surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, lockdown was been re-imposed for 14-days in 11 wards in Guwahati on Tuesday night, officials said.   Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said in an order that there has been large scale spread of COVID-19 cases among the people of certain areas in Guwahati city, causing a major threat to public health, hygiene and safety.   Biswajit Pegu, the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup