• Manipur orders bar on Myanmarese entering India
    Imphal/Aizawl, March 29 (IANS): The Manipur government has asked the district administrations of bordering Myanmar not to entertain people from across the border to enter into the Indian territory, officials said on Monday. The Manipur government directives, which issued to the five Deputy Commissioners of the bordering districts of Chandel, Tengnoupal, Kamjong, Ukhrul and Churachandpur, however, said: "In case of grievous injuries, medical attention may be provided on humanita
  • GHADC poll a test for government: Conrad Sangma
    Newmai News Network Shillong | March 28   Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Sunday said the elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) is a test for the National People's Party-led MDA government. Addressing an election rally held at Phulbari, Sangma said that "The ensuing election is a test for the government, whether it has been able to meet the expectations of the people and the promises made in 2018 general election." He s
  • New NASU office bearers elected
    Kohima, March 28 (MExN): The three day Northern Angami Students’ Union (NASU) 46th Biennial General Conference which was held in Botsa concluded on March 28. The new team of the NASU office bearers was elected with Aneizo Keditsu as President. The valedictory session was graced by Teisovise Metha, NPS, commandant of the 4th NAP Thizama, Kohima as special guest. Senior leaders of the Union also attended the session as session guests. While addressing the students, Metha u
  • Manipur CM seeks Centre’s help after fire at Shirui peak
    Imphal, March 28 (IANS): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has sought help from the central government as well as the locals in dousing the fire at Shirui peak in Ukhrul district, officials said here on Sunday. Forest officials in Imphal said that the forest fire at the famous Shirui peak was noticed in the wee hours of Sunday following which forest officials accompanied by disaster management personnel rushed to the area. An Indian Air Force statement said that on the requis
  • ATSUM charges Manipur Govt of  ‘deceitful act’
    Newmai News Network IMPHAL | March 28 While accusing the Manipur government of continuing with its “traditional deceitful act”, the All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) asked the tribal people to be prepared to stand united to assert their due constitutional rights. The ATSUM, in a statement issued to Newmai News Network on Sunday evening, said that it was extremely annoyed with the Government of Manipur “for the traditional deceitful act of the st
  • Five-day Yaoshang festival begins in Manipur amid calls for scaling down tempo 
    Newmai News Network Imphal | March 28 The five-day Yaoshang, the biggest festival of the Meitei community, commenced in Manipur on Sunday with the state chief minister’s appeal for scaling down the tempo of celebration of Yaoshang festival. The festival traditionally involves mass gatherings like sports competitions, Thabal Chongba (traditional dance by young people), jatrawali (courtyard play), musical concerts, etc. during the festival. Fearing a second wave of the CO
  • Nine fresh cases of COVID-19 reported in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | March 28   Nine fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in the testing 705 samples in the past 24 hours (till 4 pm of March 28) in Manipur, taking the infection tally of the state to 29,385 on Sunday. During the same period, four persons were discharged upon recovery, taking the total number of recovered cases in the state to 28,948. As the fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours exceeded the recovered cases, the active cases also rose t
  • 2 more test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram, tally rises to 4,465
    Aizawl, March 28 (PTI): Two more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the tally to 4,465, an official said on Sunday. The state now has 26 active cases, while 4,428 people have recovered from the disease. Eleven patients have succumbed to the virus. Mizoram has tested 2,51,064 samples so far, including 1,405 on Saturday. Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer Lalzawmi said 52,598 people have thus far received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A total
  • Manipur CM seeks Centre's help after fire at Shirui peak
    Imphal, March 28 (IANS): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has sought help from the central government as well as the locals in dousing the fire at Shirui peak in Ukhrul district, officials said here on Sunday. Forest officials in Imphal said that the forest fire at the famous Shirui peak was noticed in the wee hours of Sunday following which forest officials accompanied by disaster management personnel rushed to the area. Chief Minister tweeted: "Very unfortunate to see
  • Over 77 % turnout in first phase of Assam Assembly polls 
    Guwahati, March 27 (IANS): Over 77 per cent of Assam's 8,109,815 voters cast their votes on Saturday in the first phase of the state's Assembly polls which were conducted in 47 of the 126 Assembly constituencies, election officials said. "The turnout of voters is estimated at over 77 per cent. The percentage may increase a bit after the final compilation of reports from all the returning officers," a senior election official told IANS over the phone on Saturday nig
  • Drugs smuggled from Myanmar worth Rs 12 cr seized in Mizoram
    Aizawl, March 27 (IANS): In a big haul, the Assam Rifles troopers and the police have seized banned drugs worth Rs 12 crore from Kolasib district in northern Mizoram and arrested one person in connection with the case, an official said on Saturday. An Assam Rifles release said that acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the para-military force and the Mizoram police conducted a raid on Friday night at Kawnpui village in Kolasib district, which shares borders with Assam and Manipur, an
  • PM urges voters in Bengal, Assam to cast votes in record numbers
    Guwahati, March 27 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, on Saturday urged voters of West Bengal and Assam to cast their votes in record numbers. Modi tweeted: "Today, the phase 1 of the West Bengal Assembly elections began. I would request all those who are voters in the seats polling today to exercise their franchise in record numbers." "The first phase of elections began in Assam. Urging those eligible to vote in rec
  • Around 73 % turnout in first phase of Assembly polls in Assam till 5 pm
    Guwahati, March 27 (IANS) Around 73 per cent of Assam's 8,109,815 voters had cast their votes till 5 p.m. on Saturday in the first phase of the Assam Assembly polls which is underway in 47 constituencies, according to election officials. Except some electronic voting machine (EVM) glitches, no major incidents have been reported so far from any of the poll-bound Assembly segments. Saturday's voting is being held in the Assamese heartland comprising the south and north bank
  • BJP has acceded defeat in Assam, claims Kharge
    Guwahati, March 27 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, claimed on Saturday that the BJP has acceded defeat in Assam and throughout the campaign, the ruling party tried to evade questions related to its performance in the last five years. Addressing the media here, Kharge said that with the first phase of polling underway in Assam, clear signs of a landslide victory for the Congress are emerging from all parts of the state. "The Congress has go
  • 3 new cases push Mizoram's COVID-19 tally to 4,463
    Aizawl, March 27 (PTI): Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,463 on Saturday as three more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. The new patients, coming from Mumbai and Bengaluru, tested positive for the disease upon their arrival at Lengpui airport near Aizawl, state nodal officer for the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Pachau Lalmalsawma, said. The two male patients from Mumbai are Railway staffers, while the woman patient from Bengalur
  • Assam elections: 25.88pc turnout recorded in first four hours of polling
    Guwahati, March 27 (PTI): An estimated 25.88 per cent of the total 81.09 lakh electors exercised their franchise till 11 am in 47 constituencies of Assam where polling is underway with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in the first phase of elections on Saturday. While the polling so far has been peaceful, some complaints of EVM glitches were lodged, an Election Commission official said. Long queues were seen outside polling booths with voters and election officials adhering
  • 4 BJP leaders killed in Tripura accident
    Agartala, March 27 (IANS): At least four BJP leaders, including three women were killed and eight others injured when a vehicle overturned in southern Tripura's Gomati district, police said on Saturday. Police officials said that the three women and a man accompanied by other workers of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party returning home in a Maxi truck suddenly lost control and overturned killing the four local leaders at Chellagung late Friday. The eight BJP workers, who
  • Extreme weather conditions in NE beginning March 29
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 26 (MExN): The Indian Meteorological Department has forecasted an intense wet weather spell over the Northeast region from March 29 to April 1.  A press release from the Met Department informed that widespread rainfall with thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places are very likely over the region during March 29 to April 2 with maximum activity on March 30 and 31.  The weather conditions may cause landslides and inundation of low lying areas during th
  • SC order to quash FIR against me upholds freedom of expression: Meghalaya journalist
    Shillong, March 26 (PTI): Padma Shri awardee and senior journalist Patricia Mukhim on Friday said that the Supreme Court order to quash an FIR lodged against her over a Facebook post gives hope to people across the country and upholds freedom of expression, which is important in a democracy. An FIR was lodged against the ‘Shillong Times’ editor last year for a Facebook post in which she had condemned an attack on non-tribal boys in Shillong. The complainant, a village co