North East India

  • Amit Shah dials Meghalaya CM after flood ravages state
    NEW DELHI, JULY 21 (IANS): Faced with the raging flood situation in the North East India which has now affected Meghalaya as well, killing at least 5, Union Minister Amit Shah spoke to the state Chief Minister, on Tuesday. "Loss of lives due to the floods in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya is very disturbing," Shah said. He added that he has spoken to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to assure him "all possible help" from the Central government. "Nation stands
  • Quake rocks Mizoram again, no damage, casualties
    Aizawl, July 5 (IANS):  A moderate earthquake of 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Mizoram's Champhai district on Sunday afternoon, the seventh tremor to jolt the northeastern state in two weeks, officials said.   According to officials of the Mizoram state disaster control center, there is no report of any damage in the state due to the tremor, which occurred at 5.26 pm on Sunday afternoon. India Meteorological Department officials said that the tremor had its epicentre
  • 16 COVID-19 cases in Assam, NE tally rises to 20
    Guwahati/Agartala, April 2 (IANS):  With more positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number cases in the northeast went up to 20 on Thursday, including 16 in Assam, officials said.   Of the 20 positive cases, 18 took part in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi while a Manipuri girl and a Mizoram man had tested positive last month after they returned from the UK and the Netherlands, respectively.   Acc
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports first COVID-19 positive case
    Itanagar, Aprril 2 (PTI):  A 31-year-old man, who attended a congregation in Delhi''s Nizamuddin West, tested positive for COVID-19 in Lohit district on Thursday, making it the first case of coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh, health officials said.   The swab sample of the man, a resident of Medo area in the district, was sent for testing to the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) at Dibrugarh in Assam and the report came back as positive, Health Secretary P Prathiba
  • Security beefs up in Manipur ahead of R-Day  
    In view of upcoming Republic Day celebration, police are seen verifying people during a cordon and search operation in Imphal on January 20 (NNN Photo)     Newmai News Network mphal | January 20   Cordon and search operations were conducted at several places in the valley areas of Manipur on Monday as part of enhancing security measure in view of the upcoming Republic Day celebration.   Police sources said that as many as eight "suspects" incl
  • Migration of NE youths: Journey in search of jobs
    Author Dolly Kikon speaks during the introduction of her newly released book ‘Leaving the Land: Indigenous Migration and Affective Labour in India’ at Dimapur on January 11. ( Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)   Morung Express News Dimapur | January 11 Over the past one or two decades, the North-east of India has witnessed an unprecedented surge of youths heading to the big cities in search of employment. The region is already well familiar with a parallel wave of
  • 4.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Manipur, NE
    A screenshot of the earthquake update by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).    Dimapur, October 3 (MExN): A mild earthquake measuring 4.9 magnitude shook Manipur and surrounding other areas in Indo-Myanmar regions on Thursday.     According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at around 11.54 AM (6:24 am, UTC) with the epicentre located 8 Kilometres (24.839°N 94.034°E) away from Manipur’s capital I