North-East

  • 151 new cases push Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally to 5,961
    Itanagar, September 13 (PTI): The COVID-19 tally in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 5,961 as 151 more people, including 20 security personnel, have tested positive for the disease, an official said on Sunday. Of the fresh cases, 63 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 22 from Changlang, 13 from Lower Dibang Valley, 10 from Upper Siang, seven from Tawang and six each from Papumpare and East Siang districts, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said. Four new cases each were a
  • RKM Hospital in Itanagar shuts for a week as COVID-19 cases among staff spike
    Itanagar, September 13 (PTI): The Rama Krishna Mission Hospital in Itanagar will temporarily stop all its services for a week from Monday after a spike in COVID-19 cases among its staff, sources at the medical facility said. Emergency services in the hospital have also been stopped from Sunday, they said. The decision was taken at a meeting between the hospital authorities and the staff on Saturday, they added. Twenty-five health workers, including three doctors, were found to
  • RPF/NFR rescues minor  boy, kidnapper arrested
    Maligaon, September 12 (MExN): A 9 year old boy was rescued by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on September 11 from the Dibrugarh railway station. According to a press release from NFR CPRO Subhanan Chanda, on receipt of information, the personnel acted promptly and rescued the minor and arrested the kidnapper before they boarded the train. The kidnapper identified as Raju Chhetry from Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh, reportedly ran away with the
  • Meghalaya Power minister tests positive for COVID-19 at Imphal airport
    Newmai News Network  Imphal | September 12 Power minister of Meghalaya, James K Sangma who arrived at the Imphal airport on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19. Sangma was accompanying Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad Sangma and others. However, the Meghalaya Chief Minister and others were tested negative for the virus. They arrived in Imphal by an Indigo flight from Delhi this afternoon, around 1 pm reportedly to hold a discussion on party matters as national leaders
  • NPMHR South Sector condemns incident at Namrei village
    Newmai News Network Imphal | September 12 The Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), South Sector, has accused the 27th Assam Rifles of taking up “military action” at Namrei village in Ukhrul district on September 11. In a press statement on Saturday, the NPMHR-South Sector condemned the incident and stated that “Military action” was taken up by the “27th Assam Riffles (AR) led by the CO, Mr. Rippon Bora on the morning of September 1
  • China hands over 5 'missing' Arunachal youth to India
    Itanagar, September 12 (IANS): Five youngsters from Arunachal Pradesh, who went missing on September 2 but were later found to be in Chinese territory, were handed over to India by the People's Liberation Army on Saturday amid the ongoing stand-off between the two sides at the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. The five returned to India nearly 10 days after they were allegedly abducted, defence sources said. The youth were handed over to Indian authorities in Damai ne
  • 154 new cases take Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally to 5,825
    Itanagar, September 12 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 tally mounted to 5,825 as 154 more people, including three security personnel and two health workers, have tested positive for the disease, an official said on Saturday. The death toll rose to 10 in the northeastern state after a 38-year-old woman succumbed to the infection, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said. "The woman was working at the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital here and admitted to a COVID Hea
  • 26 fresh cases push Mizoram''s COVID-19 tally to 1,379
    Aizawl, September 12 (PTI): Twenty-six more people, including a nine-month-old baby, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the northeastern state''s tally to 1,379 on Saturday, a health official said. Eighteen new cases were reported in Aizawl district, five in Saitual, two in Lawngtlai and one in Siaha, he said. All the fresh infections in Aizawl are local transmission cases, while the remaining eight new patients from three districts have travel history,
  • China hands over 5 youth from Arunachal Pradesh
    Itanagar, September 12 (IANS): Five young men from Arunachal Pradesh, who went missing on September 2 and were later found to be in Chinese territory, were handed over to India by the People's Liberation Army on Saturday amid the ongoing stand-off between the two sides at the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh area. The missing five returned to India 11 days after they were said to have been abducted, defence sources said. The five youth were handed over to Indian autho
  • Centre tells NE states to ramp up COVID testing
    New Delhi, September 11 (PTI): The Centre on Friday urged the north eastern states to focus on early identification of COVID-19 cases by ramping up testing along with effective monitoring of patients under home isolation and early hospitalization in case of disease progression to keep the mortality rate to one per cent or less. Eight north eastern states - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim - together account for less than five per
  • China to hand over 5 Arunachal youths on Saturday, says Rijiju
    NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 (IANS): Five youths from Arunachal Pradesh, who went missing on September 2 and were later found to be in Chinese territory, would be handed over to Indian authorities on Saturday, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju announced on Friday. Rijiju, the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister and an MP from Arunachal Pradesh, in a tweet, said: "The Chinese PLA has confirmed to Indian Army to hand over the youths from Arunachal Pradesh to our side. The handing over i
  • RPF disrupts operation of illegal software
    MALIGAON, SEPTEMBER 11 (MExN): In a nationwide investigation drive, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has disrupted the operation of an illegal software called ‘Real Mango’ used for cornering confirmed Railway reservation. In view of the apprehension of increase in touting activity after restart of the passenger services, drive against touts was intensified by Railway Protection Force (RPF) in entire Indian Railways. Operation of an illegal software called “Rare Mang
  • One week lockdown in parts of Aizawl
    Newmai News Network Aizawl | September 11  As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Mizoram, the Zoramthanga government has imposed a one week lockdown in the Municipal area of the state capital Aizawl since Friday, September 11. The decision of the Mizoram government came after the state had recorded 141 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, which was the highest single day spike in the state. The Mizoram Health department said that, out of the 141 cases reported on Monday,
  • Manipur: No decision yet on reopening schools
    Newmai News Network Imphal | September 11  Manipur Education Minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam informed the media on Friday that the decision on reopening of classes for students of 9 to 12 is yet to be taken by the State Government. He also said several rounds of meetings and conferences are being held with stakeholders on the feasibility, criteria and steps that may be needed for school reopening. The Minister was addressing a press conference held at his Office Chamber, Ne
  • Railway to soon link all NE state capitals, Bangladesh: Goyal
    Agartala/New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): The Indian Railways are working on connecting capitals of all eight northeastern states and also executing a project to link up with Bangladesh's railway networks to facilitate communication with other parts of India via the neighbouring country, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. With the Centre's focus on all-round development of the region through better linkages, the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) had already connec
  • 127 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh; tally rises to 5,672
    Itanagar, September 11 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 caseload rose to 5,672 as 127 more people including 14 security personnel have tested positive for the virus, a senior Health department official said on Friday. Of the fresh cases, Capital complex region reported the highest number at 57, followed by Papumpare (18), East Siang (12), Lower Subansiri (11), Lower Dibang Valley (10), Upper Siang (5) and Lohit (4), the official said. Two cases each were also reported in T
  • NIPA writes to Prime Minister on Naga issue
    DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 10 (MExN): The Naga Indigenous Peoples Alliance (NIPA) has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi calling for “recognition of undivided Naga territory and grant of self-governing associate statehood to the Nagas.” The memorandum appended by NIPA C0 Convenor, P Vanmi and Convenor, YL Ramgui said that it is “the most opportune time for the Prime Minister to fulfill the assurance made to the Nagas for a new era of freedom, mutua
  • Substandard hand sanitizers sold in Manipur: Student body
    Newmai News Network Imphal | September 10  A student body on Thursday alleged that substandard alcohol-based hand sanitizers are being sold in Manipur markets, at a time when the state is seeing a big spike in COVID-19 cases every day. Apunba Ireibak Maheiroi Sinpanglup (AIMS) alleged that most of the alcohol-based hand sanitizers available in the markets are found to be of substandard quality. The student body made the allegation after a random survey was conducted to k
  • ‘Gandhi, Khadi & Aatmanirbhar Abhiyaan’
    IMPHAL, SEPTEMBER 10 (MExN): The teachings of self-reliance taught by Mahatma Gandhi for building a healthy and prosperous society needs to be revived and fully implemented and dynamics of khadi movement should be understood properly if we are to succeed in our mission of removing poverty.  This was the thrust of deliberations at the Webinar organized by Press Information Bureau and Regional Outlook Bureau Imphal region on September 10. Professor Amar Yumnam from Department
  • Union Minister reviews NFR freight performance
    Maligaon, September 10 (MExN):  Suresh Angadi, Minister of State for Railways reviewed the freight loading/unloading performance of Northeast Frontier Railways through video conferencing with the General Manager Shri Sanjive Roy on September 9. All Divisional Railway Managers of NFR were also present through video conferencing during the occasion. The GM, NFR made a presentation covering all the aspects of freight movement till August 20. As NFRailway is basically a railway whe