North-East

  • Tripura HC forms SIT to probe couple s death by suicide
    Agartala, June 7 (PTI): The High Court of Tripura has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the death of a 23-year old woman after she being allegedly humiliated by a kangaroo court in South Tripura district. A few days later after the victims death, her husband had also taken the "extreme step", a police officer said. The three-member SIT comprises Lucky Chowhan, Commandant Central Training Institute of Tripura police, Soumya Debbarma, Sub-divisional
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports 223 COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths
      Itanagar, June 7 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh recorded 223 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 29,336, a senior health official said here on Monday. The COVID-19 death toll in the state increased to 125 with two more persons succumbing to the disease on Sunday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. As many as 381 patients recuperated from the disease on Sunday taking the number of recoveries in the northeastern state to 25,618, Jampa said. The Ca
  • Mizoram logs 113 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more fatalities
    Aizawl, June 7 (PTI): At least 113 more people, including a two-month-old baby, tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the tally in the state to 13,679, an official said on Monday. Two more fatalities due to the infection pushed the death toll to 55, he said. Two persons, aged 30 and 42, have succumbed to the infection while undergoing treatment at Zoram Medical College (ZMC), the official said. Of the fresh cases, 75 were reported from Aizawl dis
  • Police probe continue into civilian’s death in Manipur
    Imphal, June 6 (IANS): Amid strong public protests and tension that erupted over the killing of a civilian in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district on Friday night, the civil societies, Assam Rifles and the state police have signed an agreement that announced a police probe into the incident and compensation of Rs 10 lakh by the central para-military force, police said on Sunday. A police official said that according to the tripartite agreement the present company of 44 Assam Rifles at
  • Monsoon covers entire northeast: IMD
    New Delhi, June 6 (PTI): Advancing further, the Southwest Monsoon covered the northeast region, nearly four days after its normal date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The Southwest Monsoon made an onset over Kerala, which marks the beginning of the four-month rainfall season, on June 3 after a delay of two days. In a span of three days it has covered entire Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. “Southwest Mons
  • Manipur: Another journalist succumbs to COVID-19
    Newmai News Network Imphal | June 6 COVID-19 has claimed the life of another journalist in Manipur on Sunday.  Saikhom Shantikumar (51), who worked as sub-editor of Ireibak, a daily newspaper based in Imphal, succumbed to COVID-19 related complications at a hospital in Chandigarh where he was undergoing treatment for other ailment, reports said. Saikhom Shantikumar from Wangkhei Tokpam Leikai of Imphal East was being treated at PGI hospital in Chandigarh since January 28 th
  • NSCN (IM) mourns
    Dimapur, June 6 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) has mourned the demise of Isaac Saka of the Moba Brigade, Naga Army who passed away on June 5.  According to a condolence note issued by the NSCN (IM) MIP on Sunday, Isaac Saka hailed from Yamolching village under Khurmi Region and enrolled in the Naga national service on January 26, 2016. “He served the Naga nation with unwavering patriotism until his demise. For his selfless contributions to the Naga national cause, his name shall b
  • NFR to run Kisan rails from Agartala for transportation of agri products
    Maligaon, June 6 (MExN): In order to connect farmers and markets across the country, the Indian Railways is continuing transportation of perishable agricultural products by running Kisan Rail trains, the Chief Public Relations Officer of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Subhanan Chanda informed on Sunday. In this regard, Business Development Units (BDU) have been set up at all Divisions and Zonal Head Quarters over Indian railways to look for new streams of traffic, collaborate with
  • Tension along Assam-Mizoram border as 2 houses burned down
    Hailakandi/Aizawl, June 6 (PTI): Two abandoned houses along the Mizoram-Assam border have been burned down by unidentified persons, fuelling tension along the volatile inter-state border, police said on Sunday. Both the states claimed that the incident took place inside their territory on Friday night but no casualty was reported as the houses were empty. While Assam put the blame on "miscreants from Mizoram", the neighbouring state pointed the accusing finger at "
  • Assam, Tripura's top mission to promote commercial cultivation of Agar
    GUWAHATI/AGARTALA, JUNE 6 (IANS): The Assam and Tripura governments have taken all out initiatives to promote commercial cultivation of Agar, which is used in world class perfumeries and other industries. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while reviewing the schemes, projects and works of Industries and Commerce Department on Sunday asked the department to create a demand driven industrial landscape for commercial plantation of Agarwood, Sandal Wood on a mission mode. An o
  • Mizoram reports 267 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death
    Aizawl, June 6 (PTI): At least 267 people including 46 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram on Sunday, pushing the tally to 13,567, an official statement said. The COVID-19 death toll in the state rose to 53, as a 92-year-old man from Kolasib district succumbed to the infection at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Saturday night, the statement said. Of the 267 fresh cases, 202 were reported from Aizawl district and the rest 65 from Kolasib, Champhai, Siaha, Lunglei,
  • Sikkim reports 340 new COVID-19 cases, five more fatalities
    Gangtok, June 6 (PTI): Sikkim's COVID-19 caseload has mounted to 17,111 after reporting 340 new infections in the past 24 hours, a health department bulletin said on Sunday. The Himalayan state has reported five more coronavirus deaths, taking the toll to 273, it said. Sikkim at present has 4,306 active cases, 236 others have migrated out of the state, while 12,296 patients have recovered from the disease. Of the new cases, East Sikkim registered 123 infections, followed b
  • Arunachal Pradesh logs 327 new COVID-19 cases, one more death
    Itanagar, June 6 (PTI): At least 327 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, which pushed the tally to 29,113, while the toll rose to 123 with a fresh fatality, a senior health department official said on Sunday. A 39-year-old man from Lohit district, who was suffering from COVID pneumonia and hypertension, died on his way to a hospital in Assam, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Of the 327 fresh cases, 305 were detected through rapid
  • Rs 10 lakh Assam Rifles' compensation; police probe continue into civilian's death in Manipur
    Imphal, June 6 (IANS): Amid strong public protests and tension that erupted over the killing of a civilian in Manipur's Kangpokpi district on Friday night, the civil societies, Assam Rifles and the state police have signed an agreement that announced a police probe into the incident and compensation of Rs 10 lakh by the central para-military force, police said on Sunday. A police official said that according to the tripartite agreement the present company of 44 Assam Rifles at t
  • Southwest monsoon advances further, covers entire northeast
    New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): The southwest monsoon on Sunday further advanced into central Arabian Sea, thus covering further parts of the country, including the entire northeastern region. The monsoon, which hit Kerala two days ago, has advanced into most parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, some more parts of Maharashtra, the entire Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, some more parts of Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, central Bay of Bengal and northeast Bay of Bengal, the India Meteor
  • Network blues pushes Mizoram students to hilltops for online exams
    AIZAWL, JUNE 6 (IANS): The students of Mizoram University (MZU) on an average have to trek 2-3 km through forested areas to climb atop hills in order to get internet connectivity to appear for their online examinations, as the electronic networks are extremely poor in the northeastern state, especially in the remote and bordering areas. Accessing the internet connection of various telecommunication service providers, including the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in
  • Kangpokpi: Mob storms AR  camp after man killed in firing
    Imphal, June 5 (PTI): One person was shot dead allegedly by a staff of the Assam Rifles in a village in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district, triggering a mob to storm a camp of the para-military force in the area, police said on Saturday. Posts on torching of an Assam Rifles vehicle are being circulated on social media but it could not be confirmed by the authorities. The victim was fired upon in Chalwa village on Friday night and he succumbed to his injuries on way to a hospital
  • Assam gets sixth national park, another to come up
    Guwahati, June 5 (IANS): Diverse wildlife rich Raimona in western Assam's Kokrajhar district has been notified as the state's sixth national park on the occasion of the World Environment Day on Saturday. Attending the World Environment Day programme at Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government has decided to upgrade Raimona Sanctuary in BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region) to a national park. He said : "Work is also und
  • Lockdown extended in Aizawl till June 14
    Aizawl, June 5 (PTI): The Mizoram government on Saturday extended complete lockdown in capital Aizawl till June 14 as the state continues to register a spike in COVID-19 cases despite efforts to control it. Whereas COVID-19 positive cases have not declined and the number of casualties is increasing in recent days, it is felt necessary to continue with the current restrictions imposed for curtailing peoples movement and activities with the purpose of containing further spread of coronav
  • Mob storms Assam Rifles camp after Manipur man killed in firing
    Imphal, June 5 (PTI): One person was shot dead allegedly by a staff of the Assam Rifles in a village in Manipur''s Kangpokpi district, triggering a mob to storm a camp of the para-military force in the area, police said on Saturday. Posts on torching of an Assam Rifles vehicle are being circulated on social media but it could not be confirmed by the authorities. The victim was fired upon in Chalwa village on Friday night and he succumbed to his injuries on way to a hospit