North-East

  • 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
  • 404 new COVID-19 cases push Arunachal Pradesh''s tally to 28,786
    Itanagar, June 5 (PTI): The COVID-19 caseload in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 28,786 as 404 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health department official said here on Saturday. The COVID-19 death toll increased to 122 as three more persons succumbed to the disease, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. The three patients from Capital Complex region, East Siang and Lower Siang died on Thursday while undergoing treatment at various health facilit
  • Mizoram reports 236 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths
    Aizawl, June 5 (PTI): Mizoram''s COVID-19 tally rose to 13,300 as 236 more people tested positive for the virus, while three new fatalities pushed the death toll to 51, an official said on Saturday. More than 54 children and a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan were among the newly infected people, he said. Of the 236 new cases, 54 were detected by RT-PCR test, 8 through TrueNat test and 174 through Rapid Antigen Test. Aizawl district accounted for the highest cases at
  • PNOF donates generator to Senapati DH
    Senapati, June 4 (MExN): In an effort to help in combating COVID-19, the Poumai Naga Officers’ Federation (PNOF) donated a 30 KVA KOEL i-Green Silent DG Set Water cooled, III-Phase generator to COVID Isolation Ward, District Hospital Senapati on June 3. In view of the rising COVID-19 cases rising in the district, the PNOF stated that it also felt the need to be a part of the fight against the virus. PNOF President P Duna Duo, MCS, SDO/BDO Songsong stated that Government can
  • Water level rises in Meghalaya mine on day 5 hitting rescue bid; 5 still trapped
    Shillong, June 4 (PTI): The water level inside a coal mine where five miners remain trapped in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills district has risen by about 1 metre from the previously recorded depth due to heavy rainfall, impacting rescue efforts, an official said Friday. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Thursday had said that the water level was about 46 metres from the bottom of the 152-metre-deep pit. The level of water inside the vertical shaft of the mine, which is a
  • Water level rises in Meghalaya mine on day 5 hitting rescue bid; 5 still trapped
    Shillong, June 4 (PTI): The water level inside a coal mine where five miners remain trapped in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills district has risen by about 1 metre from the previously recorded depth due to heavy rainfall, impacting rescue efforts, an official said Friday. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Thursday had said that the water level was about 46 metres from the bottom of the 152-metre-deep pit. The level of water inside the vertical shaft of the mine, which i
  • Over 5,000 pigs die of African Swine Fever in Mizoram
    AIZAWL, JUNE 4 (IANS): In the midst of rising Covid-19 pandemic, the African Swine Fever (ASF) has struck pigs in Mizoram, causing deaths of over 5,000 animals in different districts, officials said on Friday. Chief Minister Zoramthanga, in a tweet tagging the Prime Minister's Office and Union DoNER (Development of North Eastern Region) Minister Jitendra Singh, said that the state is struggling with its livestock sector. "Piggery farmers and their economic stances are at
  • Sikkim reports 353 new COVID-19 cases; 3 fresh fatalities
    Gangtok, June 4 (PTI): Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 16,518 on Friday as 353 more people tested positive for the infection, while three fresh fatalities pushed the death toll in the Himalayan state to 266, a health bulletin said. East Sikkim registered the highest number of new cases at 177, followed by West Sikkim (104), South Sikkim (65) and North Sikkim (7). Sikkim now has 4,250 active cases, while 11,766 people have recovered from the disease and 236 patients have migra
  • After Hojai doctor assault, another incident comes to light in Assam leading to arrest of two
    Hailakandi/New Delhi, June 4 (PTI): After alleged assault on a doctor at a COVID Care Centre in Assam's Hojai district following death of a positive patient,another such incident has come to light from the state's Hailskandi in which police has arrested two persons, including a woman, on Friday. The two have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a government doctor on duty at the S K Roy Civil Hospital in Assam's Hailskandi district recently, police said. The arreste
  • Tripura man strikes gold with 'ber apple' cultivation, CM hails 'fancy' idea
    Agartala, June 4 (PTI): Meet 32-year Bikramjit Chakma, who wants to cover the tropical hills of the northeastern state of Tripura with Kashmir's famed 'ber apples'. As a pilot project, Chakma has cultivated the Kashmiri variety of the fruit on his 1.25 hectare of land and earned a net profit of Rs 3.5 lakh in one season, winning accolades from the chief minister himself. Chakma, who hails from Pencharthal in Tripura's North district, said he came to know about cul
  • Assam doctor assault case: NHRC seeks action-taken report from state govt
    New Delhi, June 4 (PTI): The National Human Rights Commission has taken cognisance of the alleged assault on a doctor at a medical facility in Hojai district of Assam and sought an action-taken report from the state government within four weeks, officials said on Friday. A video of the attack, which went viral on social media, purportedly showed the doctor being assaulted by a group of people, including women. "We had received the complaint letter dated June 2, in connection
  • 205 people, including over 50 children test positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram
    Aizawl, June 4 (PTI): At least 205 people, including over 50 children tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram on Friday, pushing the tally in the state to 13,064, an official said. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 47 as a 44-year-old man succumbed to the infection at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Thursday night, he said. Of the fresh cases, Aizawl district accounted the for highest cases at 157, followed by Lunglei (18), Lawngtlai (17), Champhai (6), Mamit and Saitual districts r
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports 364 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death
    Itanagar, June 4 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 caseload rose to 28,382 as 364 more people tested positive for the infection, while one new fatality pushed the death toll to 119, a senior health department official said here on Friday. A 41-year-old man from Changlang district died at the Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH) at Pasighat in East Siang district on Thursday due to Covid Pneumonia, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. The Capital Complex re
  • Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid cannot infect new born baby from mother : Experts
    Agartala/Guwahati, June 4 (IANS): Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid-19 cannot transmit to the new born babies even if the mother had tested positive for the deadly virus, as around 250 nCoV positive women were found to have delivered healthy babies in Tripura, doctors and experts said. Agartala Government Medical College's (AGMC) Microbiology department head Tapan Majumder said that it is a very positive development that in India there has been no such instance found where the Covid
  • Imphal: Around 20 curfew violators tested COVID-19 positive
    IMPHAL, June 3 (NNN): Around 20 curfew violators were found to have been infected by COVID-19 as testing of curfew violators continued on Thursday. Official sources said that Imphal city police today rounded up around 200 persons who came out on the streets at Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar and subjected them to COVID-19 tests. Among them, around 20 of them were tested positive and sent to Covid care centres for necessary medical treatment. In Manipur, state health authority ha
  • Sonowal will be given new responsibility by BJP: Assam Chief Minister
    New Delhi, Jun 3e (PTI): Former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be given a new responsibility by the central leadership of the BJP, taking into account his past experience both in the state and at the Centre, his successor Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday. Sarma, however, said he is not aware of the party leadership's plans for Sonowal. “When Sonowal and I had our last meeting with Naddaji (BJP president J P Nadda), he told us that Himanta will be the c
  • Tripura: 225 COVID positive pregnant women gave birth to healthy babies at AGMC during pandemic
    Agartala, June 3 (PTI): At least 225 COVID-19 positive pregnant women have delivered healthy babies at the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) here during the two waves of the coronavirus and the newborns were not found to be infected with the virus post-delivery, an official said. During the first wave, as many as 198 COVID-19 infected women gave birth to babies, of which 60 were caesarean cases. The figure stood at 27 during the second wave, said Dr Jayanta Ray, Head of the
  • 99 per cent of 45+ people in remote Arunachal circle got Covid vaccine: official
    Itanagar, June 3 (PTI): A remote circle in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China, has created a record of sort as almost all the people in the 45 years plus age group of the area have been administered Covid-19 vaccine, an official said on Thursday. Barring three persons who could not be inoculated due to medical reasons, all the 617 people in that age bracket living in Mogto circle received at least the first dose. However, it was not easy at the beginning as man
  • Owner of Meghalaya coal mine held, 5 still trapped inside
    Shillong, June 3 (PTI): The owner of the illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's in East Jaintia Hills district, in which five miners were trapped for four days, was arrested, a police officer said on Thursday. The owner, Shining Langstang, was arrested from Sutnga village near the mine. The rat-hole mine at Umpleng, about 20 km from Khliehriat, the district headquarters of East Jaintia Hills District, was flooded after a dynamite explosion on Sunday. Hazardous rat-hole coal mini
  • Mizoram logs 228 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death
    Aizawl, June 3 (PTI) Mizoram reported 228 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 12,859, officials said on Wednesday. The COVID-19 death toll in the state rose to 45 as one more person succumbed to the disease. A 92-year-old woman from Aizawl died of the infection at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Wednesday night, the state information and public relations department said in its official Twitter handle. Of the fresh 228 cases, Aizawl district registered 153, Lunglei (25), La