North East

  • CAA in Assam, Bodoland poll, LADC election in Mizoram: Nadda eyes N-E
    New Delhi, November 21 (IANS): After winning the Bihar election where the RJD-led alliance was tipped to be the favourite, BJP President JP Nadda decided to go on a 100-day nationwide tour to strengthen organizations, strategise and set goals for the state leaderships. India's North-East seems to have caught his immediate attention where he will start his India tour by visiting poll bound Assam this Thursday followed by a visit to Mizoram next Saturday, where a local body election,
  • Top ULFA (I) leader surrenders along with 4 others
    New Delhi, November 12 (IANS): A top leader of a banned insurgent group ULFA (I) Drishti Rajkhowa along with four others surrendered before the Indian Army in Meghalaya. Rajkhowa is believed to be a close confidant of Paresh Baruah, the self declared 'commander-in-chief' of the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) -- ULFA (I). The four other accomplices are identified as S.S. Corporal Vedanta, Yasin Asom, Ropjyoti Asom and Mithun Asom. They surrendered, with a
  • Assam Rifles chief apprises Shah, Rijiju about various NE issues
    SHILLONG, OCTOBER 28 (IANS): Assam Rifles Director General Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in Delhi and briefed them about various affairs of the northeast region, officials said on Wednesday. An Assam Rifles official said that Lt Gen Sangwan interacted with the Union Home Minister on Tuesday in New Delhi. "The Assam Rifles DG apprised Shah about the security related issues concerning the northeast reg
  • One Assam Rifles jawan killed, another injured in Arunachal
    ITANAGAR, OCTOBER 21 (IANS): An Assam Rifles jawan was killed while another received bullet injuries on Wednesday during an encounter with suspected militants in Tirap district in southern Arunachal Pradesh, the police said. An official of the Tirap district police control room said that the incident took place when a convoy of Assam Rifles came under attack by suspected terrorists at the Sanliam tri-junction on Khonsa Lazu road of the district, which shares borders with Myanmar.
  • Assam-Mizoram row: Home Secys decide to maintain status quo
    SILCHAR, October 21 (IANS): The Home Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram on Wednesday agreed to maintain the status quo for resolving their fortnight-long border trouble and hold regular talks to prevent any further untoward incidents and sort out any irritants, officials said. The meeting, held at an army camp close to Lailapur in Assam's Cachar district along the inter-state boundary, was also attended by other senior officials from both states. After the meeting, officials sa
  • Arunachal govt appoints 22 MLAs as advisors to 11 ministers
    Itanagar, October 15 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh government has appointed 22 MLAs as advisors to 11 ministers, officials said on Thursday. An official of the Chief Minister's secretariat said that the advisors, including three women legislators, would assist the ministers and the government in expediting its functioning and monitoring the ongoing projects. An official statement said: "Chief Minister Pema Khandu said these appointments have no financial implication whatsoever
  • Destination North East focuses on Nagaland
    Kohima, September 29 (MExN): Destination North East (Virtual) 2020 with focus state Nagaland under the theme “Emerging Delightful Destinations” was held on September 29 at NEC Secretariat, Shillong.  Chief Minister of Nagaland and Advisor Tourism, Art & Culture, Government of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio and Khehovi Yepthomi graced the event as the chief guest and guest of honour respectively.  A DIPR report stated that introducing the state of Nagaland by Miss
  • Mizoram government urges FOCUS to continue working in the state
    Newmai Network Aizawl | September 28  The Mizoram Government has urged the Fostering Climate Resilient Upland Farming System in the North East (FOCUS) to continue its efforts for the successful implementation of the project in the state. FOCUS is a project under a United Nations agency to improve the farming system by enhancing resilience to climate change and promote settled agriculture. According to an official report, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga discussed the matt
  • Arunachal may reopen for tourists after October: CM
    Itanagar, September 28 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday hinted that the state will reopen for tourists after October. Attending a virtual programme organised by the central government, Khandu said that the tourism sector has suffered a lot in the last six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic which affected the livelihood of thousands of people and dented the state''s revenue. "Tourism is one major source of revenue and employment. Keeping
  • GTAC celebrates 50 years of tea trading
    Guwahati, September 25 (PTI): The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) on Friday celebrated golden jubilee anniversary of its operations to market the commodity across the world. The first auction at the GTAC was held on September 25 in 1970, an official said. "Today, we mark a golden day in the history of the Assam tea industry as the auction centre here completes 50 years of trading," Guwahati Tea Auction Buyers' Association Secretary Dinesh Bihani said. The GTAC ha
  • Rajesh Thakur takes charge of 12 Battalion NDRF
    Doimukh, September 25 (MExN): Rajesh Thakur, Commandant, 12 Battalion National Disaster Response Force, Itanagar, will now look after the disaster management of 61 districts of four states— Arunachal Pradesh, Upper Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. A 1998 batch officer, Thakur joined the 12 Battalion NDRF Itanagar on September 24. Originally from Manali, Himachal Pradesh, Thakur is a well decorated officer and has wide range of experience in the operational area, having served at v
  • Strategically located Chaglagam has surplus power while Arunachal Pradesh faces power cuts
    Itanagar, September 25 (PTI): At a time when Arunachal Pradesh is facing power cuts, strategically located Chaglagam in Anjaw district is enjoying surplus power. The power generated from the 2x 100 KW Kachopani Micro Hydel Scheme (MHS) is enough to light up the whole Chaglagam circle, approximately 80 km from the LAC (Line of Actual Control), an official said. "The peak-hour demand is 50 to 60 KW and we are generating 200 KW, so we have a surplus of 130-140 KW," said Ka
  • Freight loading status improving in NFR
    Maligaon, August 24 (MExN): In view of the recent thrust given in freight train operation by NFR, the loading scenario of items which are moved by freight trains has shown marked improvement.  This increase can be called noteworthy because, the entire train operation including loading / un-loading has to be performed by observing all COVID related protocols like social distancing etc, informed a press release from the NFR.  In comparison to April to July of 2019, the lo
  • Training kids of the Kuki tribe, Seiminlen Doungel finds 'rich hearts'
    New Delhi, August 11 (IANS): Early morning at 5 am, a crowd of villagers gathered around the village ground in Longja in the Chandel district of Manipur - barely a couple of hours from the India-Myanmar border. A group of boys ranging from ages 8-20 have all formed a huddle around a nimble figure donning the India training kit, as the latter explains the finer details of the game to them. The people gathering around the ground, that is surrounded by the eastern reaches of the Him
  • 8 NE states register 65,882 Covid-19 cases, 174 deaths
    Guwahati/Agartala, August 6 (IANS): The eight northeastern states registered 65,882 Covid-19 positive cases with 174 people succumbing to the disease so far, Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Thursday. According to the figures from the Ministry, Assam tops with 50,445 coronavirus cases and 121 deaths. As the deadly virus spreads rapidly across the country including the northeastern region of India, there are three states -- Mizoram (537), Sikkim (800) and Meghal
  • First consignment of goods arrives in Tripura via B'desh
    Agartala, July 23 (IANS): The first consignment of goods from Kolkata arrived in Tripura on Thursday as part of a trial run for shipping of goods from other parts of India to the northeast region via Bangladesh. Bangladeshi ship MV Shejyoti carrying the consignment comprising 50 MT TMT steel bars and 53.22 MT pulses (in two containers each) left Kolkata's Haldia port on July 16 and reached Chattogram (Chittagong) sea port on Tuesday. From Chattogram international port, four B
  • Two firefighters killed in blaze at oilfield in Assam
    GUWAHATI, June 10 (Reuters): Two firefighters from Oil India have died while trying to put out a massive blaze at an oilfield operated by the state-run explorer in Assam, officials said on Wednesday.   Oil India had suspended operations at the gas well in its Baghjan oilfield on May 27 after an uncontrolled gas emission. The company has brought in experts from the Singapore-based firm Alert to control the blow-out. The well caught fire on Tuesday.   "Rescue w
  • As Assam's Covid cases surge, central team studying situation
    Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) A three-member central team, on a week-long visit to Assam, is studying the state's Covid-19 management and has held a series of discussions with senior state officials, a top official said on Sunday.   With 92 fresh cases on Sunday, Assam's coronavirus tally climbed to 2,565 with 1,943 of them active cases.   Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Samir Kumar Sinha said that the three-member team from the Union Health and
  • 3 fresh COVID-19 cases in Tripura; count rises to 194
    Agartala, May 25 (PTI): Three more persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Tripura, taking the virus count in the state to 194, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said. All the three new patients had recently returned to the state from Delhi by the Rajdhani Express, he said.   Deb tweeted late on Sunday evening: "991 samples have been tested today in Tripura for COVID-19. Among them 3 persons found COVID19 positive. All of them have returned from