North-East

  • Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,264 with 23 fresh cases
    Agartala, June 24 (PTI): Tripura reported 23 fresh coronavirus cases, pushing the state''s tally to 1,264, officials said on Wednesday.   Of the fresh cases, nine were reported from Sepahijala, five from South Tripura, four from Dhalai, two from Khowai and one each from Gomati, North and West Tripura districts, they said.   According to the officials, returnees from other states have contributed to the spurt in coronavirus cases in Tripura.   &q
  • 4 more persons recover from COVID-19 in Meghalaya: CM
    Shillong, June 24 (PTI): Four more persons have recovered from COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the total number of coronavirus cured patients in the state to 41, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said. Only four active COVID-19 cases are now in Meghalaya as 41 people have recovered from the disease, he said.   "4 more persons from West Jaintia Hills have recovered and test negative for COVID19. Total cases 46. Total Active cases 4 Total recovered 41," the chief min
  • 3 more test positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram; total count 145
    Aizawl, June 24 (PTI): Three more persons, including two women, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state''s tally to 145, an official said on Wednesday.   Of the three cases, two were reported from Aizwal district and one from Lunglei, he said.   A total of 647 samples were tested at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) and Lunglei civil hospital on Tuesday, and three were found positive for the disease, Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma, spokesperson of
  • Manipur political crisis: 4 NPP MLAs leave for Delhi
    Newmai News Network Imphal | June 23 In a whirlwind development of the Manipur political scenario, the four legislators of National People’s Party (NPP) have left Imphal for Guwahati and Delhi on Tuesday evening by a chartered flight. Sources said that the four NPP legislators would leave Guwahati for Delhi on Wednesday and they are likely to meet either Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Union Home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday. Interestingly, NPP national president
  • COVID-19 care train coaches start operation
    Maligaon, June 23 (MExN): Indian Railways has started providing care to corona patients referred for admission in COVID Care Coaches deployed in various states. According to a press release from NFR CPRO Subhanan Chanda, 42 COVID-19 suspected patients were admitted in the coaches deployed at Mau Junction railway station in Varanasi division on June 20 while 17 patients were admitted on June 21. Of them, eight patients have been discharged already, the release added. 5,231 COV
  • Tripura govt to file affidavit in SC seeking permission for alternative employment to sacked teachers
    Agartala, June 23 (PTI): The Tripura government has decided to file an affidavit in the apex court before July 25 seeking its permission to provide alternative employment to 10,323 teachers who had lost their jobs, a senior minister said on Tuesday. The 10,323 teachers had played an important role in the education sector of the state, Education minister Ratan Lal Nath told reporters here.   "Earlier we had filed several petitions before the Supreme Court seeking pe
  • Tripura schools served notices for hiking fees during lockdown
    Agartala, June 23 (PTI): The Tripura government has served notices to 11 private and unaided schools for increasing fees during the lockdown period, defying the directives issued by the education department, state minister Ratan Lal Nath said on Tuesday. Nath, the education minister, said that the department had on May 6 asked all the 343 private and unaided schools not to hike fees during the lockdown period.   "We served notices to 11 such schools after receiving
  • No fresh coronavirus case in Mizoram, tally stands at 142
    Aizawl, June 23 (PTI): Mizoram reported no fresh case of COVID-19 on Tuesday and the state''s virus count remained at 142, an official said.   Of the 804 samples tested at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) and another 25 at Lunglei civil hospital in the last 24 hours, 608 tested negative while 221 results are awaited, the health department official said.   Seven patients - 5 from Aizawl and 1 each from Saitual and Kolasib districts - have recovered and were disc
  • Nine new cases push Arunachal COVID-19 tally to 148
    Itanagar, June 23 (PTI): Nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, raising the state''s coronavirus count to 148, an official said on Tuesday.   Arunachal Pradesh now has 126 active cases, while 22 patients have recovered from the disease, State Surveillance Officer L Jampa said.   Six fresh cases were reported from worst-hit Changlang district, two from Longding and one from Leparada.   All of them had recently returne
  • CBI summons former Manipur CM Ibobi Singh in Rs 332 cr misappropriation case
    New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI): The CBI has summoned Congress leader and former Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh for questioning on Wednesday in Rs 332 crore alleged misappropriation of development funds between 2009 and 2017, when he was the chairman of the Manipur Development Society, official said. A CBI team has reached Imphal for questioning Singh and other accused, who will be quizzed at the agency office on Wednesday, they said.   The CBI had taken over the case on
  • Two doctors, nurse test positive for COVID-19
    Manipur COVID-19 cases come close to 900 mark    Newmai News Network Imphal | June 22 Two doctors and a nurse were tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Manipur. Official sources said that the two doctors and the nurse who were found positive for the virus late Sunday are from Bishnupur district hospital. Their samples were confirmed positive for the virus at the VRDL at JNIMS hospital in Imphal, officials of the Health department said.
  • Mizoram government sounds alert after three earthquakes
    AIZAWL, JUNE 22 (NNN): After three earthquakes had hit the State within a span of 5 days, the Mizoram government has sounded alert on Monday.   Three earthquakes with the magnitudes ranging between 4.6 and 5.3 on the Richter scale were reported between June 18 and June 22 leaving certain damages to properties in various areas. However, there was no report of loss of human lives due to the calamities.   The latest earthquake in Mizoram occurred on Monday at 4:11 wi
  • 2 killed, 2 critically injured as boulder falls on moving car in Sikkim
    Gangtok, June 22 (PTI): Two persons, including a five- year-old girl, were killed and two other children critically injured after a boulder fell on a moving car in Sikkim on Monday, police said. The incident occurred when the boulder slid down a hill and fell on the Rangpo-bound vehicle, a police officer said. The car's driver, Kumar Gurung, and one of the passengers, Srijata Tamang (5), died on the spot while two other occupants of the vehicle, Bisani Rai (7) and Sneha D
  • Sharp reduction in rhino poaching cases due to efforts by people: Sonowal
    Kaziranga, June 22 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the sharp reduction of rhino poaching cases in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) was due to the relentless efforts of the people of Golaghat, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong and Sonitpur districts surrounding the World Heritage site. Without their unconditional involvement to safeguard the wildlife, bringing down rhino poaching would not have been possible, Sonowal said while giving financial help to the Eco-Develo
  • CSOs question Meghalaya government on farmer’s market issue
    Newmai News Network Shillong | June 22   Civil society organisations (CSOs) and residents of the Jengjal region, under Dadenggre in West Garo Hills, have questioned the Meghalaya government on the delay in the finalization of the location of the Jengjal Farmers’ Market while also accusing it of attempting to shift the market to another location.   “We the combined organizations from the area comprising of the GSU, GSMC, ADE, FKJGP, AAYF, AHAM, AYWO,
  • PCBA to lift closure notice of Baghjan wells: Oil India    
    Guwahati, June 22 (PTI): Oil India Ltd (OIL) on Monday claimed the Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA) has decided to withdraw its notice asking the company to shut down all operations in Baghjan, where a gas well of the PSU caught fire after a weeks-long blowout. This comes a day after Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed displeasure over the PCBA order and said authorities to be "more sensible".   "Pollution Control Board, Assam served a
  • Gang of auto thieves busted; hotelier, actor kingpins: Lucknow police
    Stolen luxury cars routed to Nagaland, Manipur and Assam Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Lucknow police has busted an inter-state gang of automobile thieves and recovered many high-end and premium segment vehicles from them. A Bangkok-based hotelier and a Bhojpuri actor are the gang''s kingpins, police said on Monday. So far, the gang had stolen more than 2,000 vehicles, police said. "One of the main accused, Mohammed Rizwan, 50, is a hotelier in Bangkok and he allege
  • Mizoram's doctor MLA who darts to attend to sick in remote areas
    Aizawl, June 22 (PTI): Once a doctor, always a doctor -- is the dictum that pulsates in Mizoram legislator ZR Thiamsanga who rushed to the help of an ailing security personnel guarding the Indo-Myanmar border, crossing a stream and walking several kilometres. Thiamsanga, a doctor by profession who gave up regular practice after being elected to the Assembly in 2018, often puts on his stethoscope to attend to medical emergencies in remote areas. Accompanied by his daughter MS
  • Manipur crisis will be resolved in two-three days : Himanta Biswa Sarma
    New Delhi, June 22 (PTI): The crisis in the BJP-led Manipur government will be resolved in the next two to three days in the spirit of the NEDA's and the NDA's principles, senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.    The government led by N Biren Singh plunged into crisis after nine members of the BJP-led coalition, including four ministers of the NPP, resigned on June 17.    "Things are very much under control and there is nothi
  • Tripura govt to start learning initiative for students on mobile phones
    Agartala, June 22 (PTI): The Tripura government has come up with a special intitiative to engage students in the learning process through mobile phones, even as educational institutes across the country continue to remain closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a state minister said. "Lockdown was announced in March and since then, it became uncertain when schools would reopen. So, we have decided to launch a new project -- ''Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho'' -- from June 2