North-East

  • Rijiju launches campaign to distribute Ayush-64 tablets for COVID-19 patients
      Itanagar, June 10 (PTI): Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday lauded the Arunachal Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu for its ''commendable job'' in achieving remarkable success in combating COVID-19 despite many challenges. Launching the distribution campaign of Ayush-64 tablet for COVID-19 patients and Ayurveda immunity booster medicine at civil secretariat here, the Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs and Ayush said
  • Arunachal Pradesh logs 247 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths
    Itanagar, June 10 (PTI): At least 247 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally to 30,247, a senior health official said here on Thursday. The frontier state''s toll rose to 128 with two more persons succumbing to the infection, the official said. A 37-year-old woman from Lohit district and a 41- year-old man from Lower Subansiri died of the disease on Wednesday, State Surveillance officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Changlang recorded
  • Mizoram reports record 347 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 14,534
    Aizawl, June 10 (PTI): Mizoram on Thursday registered its highest single-day spike of 347 fresh COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the state to 14,534, an official said. Of the new cases, 246 were reported from Aizawl district, followed by 50 from Kolasib, 31 from Lawngtlai and 12 from Lunglei. The remaining cases were recorded in several other districts. As many as 81 children are among the new patients, the official said. Thirteen new coronavirus-positive people have
  • Assam to hold board exams if Covid positivity rate drops below 2 pc: CM
    Guwahati, June 10 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the state board examinations for classes 10 and 12 will be held from July 15, if the COVID-19 positivity rate goes below two per cent. A series of meetings were held by the education department with guardians, students'' organisations and other stakeholders and they are in favour of holding the examinations, Sarma said at a press conference held to mark the completion of the first 30 days
  • 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 recover
  • Mizoram reports record 346 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths
    Aizawl, Jun 10 (PTI) Mizoram on Thursday registered its highest single-day spike of 346 fresh COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the state to 14,533, an official said. The death toll rose to 61 as three more persons have succumbed to the coronavirus infection, he said. Of the new cases, 246 were reported from Aizawl district, followed by 50 from Kolasib, 31 from Lawngtlai and 12 from Lunglei. The remaining cases were recorded in several other districts. As many as 81 c
  • 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 fo
  • Fresh FIR against former Arunachal Pradesh CM in corruption case
    New Delhi, June 10 (PTI) The CBI has registered a fresh FIR against former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for alleged nepotism and corruption related to a contract for construction of a Kendriya Vidyalaya school boundary wall in Salt Lake area of Kolkata, officials said. The CBI, after doing a preliminary enquiry, has alleged that officials of the Public Works Department, Arunachal Pradesh awarded the tender to firms controlled by family members of Tuki, the then minist
  • Arunachal Pradesh logs 247 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths
    Itanagar, June 10 (PTI) At least 247 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally to 30,247, a senior health official said here on Thursday. The frontier state's toll rose to 128 with two more persons succumbing to the infection, the official said. A 37-year-old woman from Lohit district and a 41- year-old man from Lower Subansiri died of the disease on Wednesday, State Surveillance officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Changlang recorded the m
  • Rijiju launches campaign to distribute Ayush-64 tablets for COVID-19 patients
    Itanagar, Jun 10 (PTI) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday lauded the Arunachal Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu for its 'commendable job' in achieving remarkable success in combating COVID-19 despite many challenges. Launching the distribution campaign of Ayush-64 tablet for COVID-19 patients and Ayurveda immunity booster medicine at civil secretariat here, the Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs and Ayush said that at the trying tim
  • Himanta urges minority community to adopt 'decent family planning policy' for poverty reduction
    Guwahati, June 10 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday urged the minority community to adopt a "decent family planning policy" for population control to reduce poverty. All stakeholders in the community must come forward and support the government in helping reduce poverty in the community which is primarily due to an unabated increase in population, the chief minister said on the occasion of completion of 30 days of his government. "The gover
  • Assam CM hands over FD certificates, laptops to children orphaned due to COVID-19
    Guwahati, June 10 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday handed over financial assistance to some children who have lost their parents to COVID-19 in the state. The deputy commissioners will identify and make a list of all such children in their respective districts for the implementation of the Shishu Seva Scheme (welfare scheme for children), Sarma told reporters. The chief minister handed over the assistance to 11 children before the start of a press confer
  • Protests, appeal mounting against sale of two Assam paper mills
    Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) The protests and appeal against the sale of two paper mills owned by the government-run Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has been mounting rapidly in the BJP-ruled Assam. The main Opposition Congress, Raijor Dal led by jailed MLA Akhil Gogoi, Assam Jatiya Parishad, the Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions (JACRU) and various other organisations and individuals have been urging the Centre as well as the Assam government to stop the sale of the tw
  • Drugs worth Rs 24 cr seized in one month in Assam: CM
    Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) As the BJP led Assam government has launched a war against drugs, various security agencies during the past one month have seized drugs worth Rs 24 crore and arrested 500 peddlers, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said here on Thursday. Affirming to intensify the crusade against the abuse and trade of illegal drugs, the Chief Minister said that drugs are mostly smuggled from Myanmar and these are being traded making Assam as a transit route. Speaking to
  • Contingency workers of Arunachal s Pakke Tiger Reserve go on strike over non-payment of wages
    Itanagar, June 9 (PTI): Over 200 contingency workers of Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh went on a strike from Wednesday over non-payment of wages since December 2020, leaving the tiger reserve unguarded. All the 202 contingency workers, along with their eight elephants converged at the administrative office of the tiger reserve, spread over 862 km, to demand their wages for the last six months. "Our strike was scheduled from May 2 but was withdrawn after state Envir
  • 10 professional commando battalions to come up in Assam to deal with emerging forms of crimes: Sarma
    Guwahati, June 9 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced that 10 professional commando battalions will be formed to deal sternly with the new emerging forms of crimes in the state. Addressing the day-long conference of the Superintendents of Police at Kaziranga, the chief minister said that the deliberations were held to discuss ways of modernising the police force in the wake of new types of crimes detected by the police. "For this purpose 10
  • AJP urges Modi to stop auction  of Nagaon & Cachar paper mills
    Jagiroad (Assam), June 9 (PTI): The opposition Assam Jatiya Parishad on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop the proposed auction of two paper mills of state-owned Hindustan Paper Corp (HPC) at Nagaon and Cachar. Addressing a press conference at the gate of the Nagaon Paper Mill here, Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) president Lurinjyoti Gogoi said the party would launch an online petition-cum-signature campaign against the move to sell the two plants. "The prime
  • Assam gets seventh national park, two within a week
    Guwahati, June 9 (PTI): Assam got its seventh national park, two within a week, with a notification declaring Dehing-Patkai as so on Wednesday, state Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said. The Raimona National Park in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) was notified as the sixth such park on the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5. The state now has the second highest number of national parks in the country. Madhya Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Isla
  • ISRO to help development projects in Northeast: Minister Jitendra Singh
    New Delhi, June 9 (PTI): Union minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will assist development projects in the Northeast by offering optimum utilisation of satellite imaging and other space technology for better accomplishment of targets. Chairing a high-level meeting with senior officers of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and ISRO scientists, Singh said six out of the eight states of the Northeast have alre
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports 304 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death
    Itanagar, June 9 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 caseload rose to 30,000 as 304 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Wednesday. The COVID-19 death toll in the northeastern state climbed to 126 with one more person succumbing to the infection on Monday, the official said. A 27-year-old woman from the Capital Complex Region died at the Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH) at Chimpu, near here on Monday, due to acute respiratory dist