North-East

  • NRTI launches 7 new programmes
    Maligaon, November 18 (MExN): The Indian Railway has launched 7 new academic programmes aimed at creating “best skill sets” in Railway Infrastructure Management, Systems & Communication Engineering and Transportation cum Supply Chain Management, an official release said. The National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), Vadodra launched the 7 programmes  - 2 B. Tech UG, 2 MBA and 3 MSc Programmes on core applied sector, informed the press release from the N
  • 11 fake Army jawans held from Guwahati airport being grilled
    GUWAHATI, NOVEMBER 18 (IANS): Senior Assam Police officials on Wednesday started interrogating the 11 fake Army jawans, who were arrested on Tuesday from the Guwahati airport area, an official said. An Assam Police spokesman said that a local court in Kamrup district on Wednesday sent the 11 accused, who hail from different districts of the state, to five days police custody. "Police began interrogating these 11 people and started an investigation from Wednesday. After the i
  • Tension, shutdown in Tripura's Kanchanpur over refugees' resettlement
    AGARTALA, NOVEMBER 18 (IANS): Normal life was crippled in northern Tripura's Kanchanpur sub-division for the 3rd day on Wednesday wih tensions running high. This follows the Joint Movement Committee called shutdown for an indefinite period to protest the government's decision to rehabilitate thousands of tribal refugees, who had fled to adjoining Mizoram 23 years ago following ethnic strife in the state. According to police, the situation in the mixed populated sub-division
  • Tribals' council in Assam to go to polls next month, Guv rule extend in Tripura council
    GUWAHATI/AGARTALA, NOVEMBER 17 (IANS): The crucial elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Assam would be held next month while the Governors rule was extended for another six months in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) after its six-month tenure expired on Tuesday, officials said. In Guwahati, the state Election Commission on Tuesday announced to hold the elections to the 40-member BTC in two phases on December 7 and 10. Announcing the
  • MSCW discusses cases involving police officials with DGP
    Newmai News Network Shillong | November 17 A delegation of the Meghalaya State Commission for Women (MSCW) on Tuesday called on the state Director General of Police (DGP), R. Chandranathan to discuss cases received by the commission in which members of the police force are respondents. During the interaction, the delegation led by the commission’s Chairperson Theilin Phanbuh also suggested that sensitization programs should be conducted for police officials on a regular ba
  • Meghalaya records highest single-day recovery of 283 patients
    Death toll at 102 Newmai News Network Shillong | November 17 After the demise of an elderly woman caused by COVID-19 on Tuesday in Meghalaya, the death toll is now at 102 while the state recorded the highest single-day recoveries of 283 patients from the virus.   Of the new recovery, 172 patients are from Ri Bhoi, 64 from East Khasi Hills, 15 from South Garo Hills, 14 from West Jaintia Hills, 8 from South West Garo Hills, 4 from West Garo Hills, 3 from East Jaintia Hills
  • Congress Youth in Mizoram files complaint against 4 legislators
    Aizawl, November 17 (NNN): Four legislators in Mizoram were accused by the opposition Congress party of holding “office of profit”. In this regard, the Youth Wing of the Congress party has lodged a complaint with Mizoram Governor, P. S. Sreedharan Pillai on Tuesday, according to Congress Youth Wing president Lalmalsawma Nghaka. A petition seeking legal measures against Prof. F. Lalnunmawia of Mizo National Front (MNF), L. Thangmawia of MNF, Vanlaltanpuia of MNF and an in
  • India should again become global superpower in education: Venkaiah
    AGARTALA, NOVEMBER 17 (IANS): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the new National Education Policy (NEP) aimed to make India a global knowledge superpower and underlined the need for the country to again become a 'Vishwa Guru' in education. He said that the NEP draws inspiration from the ancient Indian education system which focused on developing holistic and well-rounded personalities and thus seeks to make Indian education holistic, multi-disciplinary, an
  • 26 held for embezzlement of scholarship funds in Assam
    GUWAHATI, NOVEMBER 16 (IANS): The CID in Assam has so far arrested 26 people from four Assam districts for reported embezzlement of pre-matric scholarship funds for minority students worth about Rs 10 crore for the past two financial years, officials said on Monday. A senior police officer said that officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Monday arrested Robiul Islam from Goalpara district. Islam is believed to be the mastermind of the misappropriation of funds a
  • Manipur: Two injured IED blast in Imphal’s RIMS hospital gate
    Newmai News Network Imphal | November 16 A couple was injured when a bomb exploded at the gate of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Monday. The bomb suspected to be an IED went off near the wall of a police picket on the northern side of the RIMS gate which is close to the official quarter of the superintendent of the hospital in the morning, around 9.35 am. The injured persons have been identified as Papao Guite (42) and his wife Hoipi (40) from S Molnom villa
  • Thousands bid farewell to Assam braveheart martyred in J&K
    GUWAHATI/AGARTALA, NOVEMBER 16 (IANS): The Indian Army on Monday offered full military honours during the last rites of Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy, who was martyred in the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. In a solemn ceremony, the army paid homage to the gallant soldier on behalf of the nation as several political and administrative dignitaries, senior defence officials, family members, friends and thousands
  • Assam's blowout well successfully killed, fire fully doused: OIL
    GUWAHATI, NOVEMBER 15 (IANS): After nearly six months, state-owned Oil India Ltd's (OIL) blowout well in Assam's Tinsukia district has been successfully "killed" and the 160-day-long fire there was doused completely on Sunday, officials said. "The well has been killed with a brine solution and under control now. Fire has been doused completely. There is no pressure in the well now and it will be observed for 24 hours to check if there is any amount of gas migr
  • Grenades found at construction site, govt official's house in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | November 15 Suspected militants on Sunday planted hand grenades at two different places in Imphal, police said. One of the Chinese made hand grenades was found at a gate of a construction company in Imphal West district while the other one at the house of a government officer in Imphal East district. Police said that the hand grenade in Imphal West district was found early on Sunday morning by a caretaker of the company. It was safely removed afte
  • Assam's blowout well successfully killed, fire fully doused: OIL
    Guwahati, November 15 (IANS): After nearly six months, state-owned Oil India Ltd's (OIL) blowout well in Assam's Tinsukia district has been successfully "killed" and the 160-day-long fire there was doused completely on Sunday, officials said. "The well has been killed with a brine solution and under control now. Fire has been doused completely. There is no pressure in the well now and it will be observed for 24 hours to check if there is any amount of gas
  • Three more die of COVID related illnesses in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | November 16 The number of deaths due to COVID-19 related illnesses in Manipur rose to 221 on Sunday after three more patients died in the last 24 hours (from 4 pm of November 14 to 4 pm of November 15), a press release of the COVID-19 Common Control Room said on Sunday. The number of infection tally also rose to 21,871 after 235 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 including 22 Central security forces were detected during the same period. Meanwhile, t
  • Mizoram records 4th COVID related death on Sunday
    Newmai News Network Aizawl | November 15 The total number of death tally related to COVID-19 in Mizoram rose to four on Sunday after one 34 years old man died at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) in Aizawl. According to the Health department regarding the latest death case, the man, a resident of Aizawl, was tested positive for COVID-19 on October 27. Initially he complaint of diarrhoea and was rushed to Synod Hospital at Durtlang in the state capital. He was tested positive for COVID
  • Around 5 decades later, 1971 India-Pak war memorial coming up in Tripura
    AGARTALA, NOVEMBER 15 (IANS): After around 50 years, the Tripura government has undertaken a Rs 4.83 crore project to construct a war memorial on the city outskirts to commemorate the 1971 India-Pakistan war, resulting in the creation of Bangladesh. The work on the new war memorial at Lichubagan park began around three months ago and is likely to be completed in another 9-10 months," Agartala Smart City Project (ASCP) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shailesh Kumar Yadav told IANS
  • Assam police arrest six for gang raping two Tripura girls
    AGARTALA/SILCHAR, NOVEMBER 15 (IANS): Assam police on Sunday arrested six men for gang raping two Tripura girls in southern Assam's Karimganj district, officials said. Karimganj police Chief Mayank Kumar said that a car driver picked up the two girls to take them to northern Tripura, adjoining southern Assam, on Saturday night. Later, the driver of the vehicle along with his five other accomplices gang raped the girls at an under construction building site at Nilambazar. Kuma
  • Manipur CM Biren Singh tests positive for Covid-19
    IMPHAL, NOVEMBER 15 (IANS): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for Covid-19. "I have tested positive for Covid-19. I request all those who came in close contact with me recently, to self isolate and get tested," he tweeted. In a Facebook post, Biren Singh said: "Friends, I have tested Covid positive today (Sunday) after having some symptoms. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last few days are requested
  • COVID-19 claims 5 more lives in Manipur
    Imphal, November 14 (NNN): COVID-19 related illnesses claimed five more lives in Manipur during the last 24 hours, taking the number of fatality toll in the state to 218. The COVID-19 infection tally of the state also rose to 21636 as 211 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 including 17 Central security force personnel were detected during the testing of 1806 samples in the last 24 hours (till 4 pm of November 14). During the same period, 190 COVID-19 patients were discharged after