North-East

  • 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
  • Centre to provide Rs 23 cr more for Meghalaya culture centre project
    Shillong, September 10 (PTI): The central government will provide the Meghalaya administration with an additional amount of around Rs 23 crore to complete the infrastructure of a modern art and culture centre being set up here, officials said on Thursday. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma called on Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in New Delhi and requested sanction of Rs 22.85 crore from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and North Eastern Council (NE
  • NFR gets ISO certified Disaster Management Resource Centre
    Maligaon, September 9 (MExN): A new Zonal Disaster Management Resource Centre has been opened recently at the Northeast Frontier Railway Headquarter in Maligaon, by NFR General Manager Sanjive Roy in presence of NFR Addl General Manager Radhey Raman, representatives from 1st Battalion NDRF, Principal Chief Safety Officer, NFR and other senior officials of the headquarter. The facilities of this centre are updated as per ISO 9001-2015 certification requirement to deal with any type o
  • Record 221 new cases push Arunachal's COVID-19 tally to 5,402
    Itanagar, September 9 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as 221 more people, including 59 security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. One more fatality has taken the northeastern state''s coronavirus death toll to nine, he said. The fresh infections have pushed Arunachal Pradesh''s caseload to 5,402, State Surveillance Officer, Dr L Jampa, said. Papumpare district repo
  • Manipur journalists' body to constitute annual film award
    Imphal, September 9 (PTI): A journalists' association in Manipur has decided to constitute an annual award for the best movie coming out of the northeastern state. The Manipur Film Journalists'' and Critics'' Association (MFJCA) award will carry a cash prize and a memento, a statement issued by its secretary Salam Ranjan said. The decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of the body on Tuesday, it said. Expressing happiness over the growth of
  • Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,180
    Itanagar, September 8 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 caseload rose to 5,180 as 180 more people including 11 security personnel and four health care workers have tested positive for the virus, a senior Health department official said on Tuesday. The Capital complex region reported the highest number of new cases at 42, followed by Anjaw (25), Papumpare (15), 14 each in East Siang and Longding, West Siang (12), 11 each in Lohit and Lower Dibang Valley and Changlang (10),
  • Women factory workers to get free sanitary napkins in Meghalaya
    Shillong, September 8 (PTI): Women factory workers in Meghalaya are set to get free sanitary napkins at their workplace as the state cabinet has approved an amendment to the four-decades-old Factories Rules, a government spokesperson said on Tuesday. The amendment to the 40-year-old service rules also makes it mandatory for factories to provide personal protective equipment (PPEs) to all workers, he said. "After discussion, the proposal to amend rules 25 and 78 (C) of the Me
  • China confirms 5 missing Arunachal youth found on their side: Rijiju
    Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), September 8 (IANS): Five persons from Arunachal Pradesh, who went missing on Friday, have been found in the Chinese territory, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday. Rijiju, the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister and an MP from Arunachal Pradesh, said in a tweet: "China's PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found on their side.
  • Drugs, foreign cigarettes seized in Meghalaya, Mizoram; 5 held
    AIZAWL/SHILLONG/GUWAHATI, SEPTEMBER 8 (IANS): Drugs and foreign origin cigarettes, valued at Rs 3.78 crore, were seized in three different cases in Meghalaya and Mizoram and five people, including a woman, apprehended, officials said on Monday. Security officials suspect that the drugs and the cigarettes were smuggled from Myanmar, which shares a 1,640-km unfenced border with four northeastern Indian states -- Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. Acting on a secret i
  • Manipur Governor says NEP will be a ‘landmark’
    Newmai News Network Imphal | September 7  Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla stated on Monday that the New Education Policy (NEP)-2020 will certainly be a landmark in the history of education in India.  She also said that the policy is comprehensive, holistic, far sighted and will certainly play a pivotal role in the Nation’s future growth.  Dr Najma Heptulla said this while taking part in the video conference of Governors and Lieutenant Governors on &l
  • Manipur police place Rs 1 lakh bounty on wanted bank robbers
    Imphal, September 7 (NNN): Manipur Police are offering cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for identifying suspect(s) responsible for murder and robbery at Churachandpur branch of State Bank of India (SBI). On September 4 morning, unidentified gunmen shot dead a bank ATM refilling staff member of SBI Churachandpur branch before robbing Rs 1.15 crore meant for replenishment of SBI operated ATM booths in the district headquarters. Even as the incident took place in the crowded market area of
  • Indian army asks China's PLA if missing civilians in their custody
    GUWAHATI, September 7 (Reuters): The Indian Army has asked its Chinese counterpart if five civilians who went missing from an eastern border state days ago were in their custody, an Indian military spokesman said on Monday. Relations between the nuclear-armed Asian giants have hit a multi-decade low since clashes at their western Himalayan border in June that killed 20 Indian soldiers. Both sides have since stepped up monitoring of their largely unsettled 3,488 km (2,167 miles) b
  • NFR to run 8 special trains from Sept 12
    Booking starts September10 Maligaon, September 6 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), in addition to current services, will start operation of 8 special trains from September 12.  This is in tune with the Ministry of Railways decision to operate 40 pairs of additional special trains on specific routes from September 12, NFR informed in a press release from its Chief Public Relations Officer, Subhanan Chanda. “These trains will be fully reserved trains and w
  • Heavy rains cause damage in Tura
    Newmai News Network Tura | September 6  Heavy rains in Tura on Saturday and Sunday have resulted in several streams flowing at dangerous levels and reports of damages to road and property.  Rains lashed the region persistently throughout the last 24 hours with a let up only this afternoon. Streams flowing through the town were all above danger levels and many places in Tura saw waters flowing at rapid speeds through the streets. Places like Babupara Ghat, Gandrak
  • AASU-AJYCP's party to contest 80-100 seats in Assam polls
    Guwahati, September 6 (PTI): The political party to be launched by the All Assam Students’ Union and AJYCP will contest 80-100 seats in the assembly elections in Assam due early next year, a top AASU leader said on Sunday. After the 18-member ‘Assam Advisory Committee’ suggested the two organisations to form a political party, a source close to the development said the new outfit will be launched within the next 10 days. Though the AASU and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuv
  • Manipur’s PDA party urges Centre to iron out differences with NSCN (IM)
    Newmai News Network Imphal | September 6 The Manipur based People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) party has urged the Central government to resolve the “core issues” with the NSCN-IM rather than setting a time-frame to sign a final agreement to the Naga political issue. In a press statement on Sunday, the PDA drew the attention of the Central government regarding the reported deadline set by the latter to sign the “final agreement” of the Naga political
  • COVID claims another life in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | September 6  Meghalaya registered 88 more cases of COVID-19 and the demise of an elderly person on Sunday, who tested positive for the virus, taking the total active cases to 1,433 and the death toll to 16. Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman Warr said the deceased from Pynthorumkhrah was admitted at Nazareth Hospital at 10:30 am. “The patient was suffering from diabetes mellitus with myocardial infarction with COVID-19 and expired
  • NFR to run 8 special trains from Sept 12
    Booking starts September10 Maligaon, September 6 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), in addition to currents services, will start operation of 8 special trains from September 12.  This is in tune with the Ministry of Railways decision to operate 40 pairs of additional special trains on specific routes from September 12, NFR informed in a press release from its Chief Public Relations Officer, Subhanan Chanda. “These trains will be fully reserved trains and
  • Assam couple absconding after scalding minor help arrested
    Guwahati, September 6 (IANS): A government doctor and his academician wife on the run after scalding their minor domestic help with hot water have been arrested from central Assam's Nagaon, police said on Sunday. Dibrugarh district police officials said that Siddhi Prasad Deuri, a doctor at the Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh, and his wife Mitali Konwar, Principal of Moran College, were arrested on Saturday night while travelling by a car from New Jalpaiguri in W
  • IIT Guwahati researchers design engineered surfaces to detect, prevent coronavirus
    New Delhi, September 6 (PTI): Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati have developed methods to detect and prevent the novel coronavirus using bio-interface interactions between the virus and the surface spike protein. According to the team of researchers, the novel coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) is composed of inner nucleic acid which is covered with surface spike glycoprotein and the engineered surfaces can be potentially applied for the detection as well as pr