• NE to be torchbearer of New India post Covid: Minister
    New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that as India prepares to celebrate the 75th Year of Independence in 2022, the northeast will become the torchbearer of New India post the Covid-19 era. "In the post Covid era, India's economic resurgence will not be complete unless it takes care of the vast unexplored potentialities and resources of the northeastern region," Singh said while speaking as Chief Guest at a seminar titled "Act
  • Ayushmann: Overwhelmed with love from people in Northeast
    Mumbai, February 13 (IANS): Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is currently shooting for Anubhav Sinhas Anek in Assam, is overwhelmed with the love he has received in the Northeast. Reportedly, 40 to 50 people from neighbouring villages flock to the set to meet Ayushmann and wish him well for his film. "I'm truly overwhelmed with the love that I'm receiving from the people here in the Northeast. I have met all those who have been kind enough to come to our sets to wish me lu
  • Perception that Northeast must align to ‘mainland’ India is flawed: Army Chief
    New Delhi, February 12 (IANS): The perception that India is the mainland and the northeast must align is flawed and contemptuous, Indian Army chief, Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday. In his address at the annual seminar of the Assam Rifles and United Services Institution over evolving security challenges in the northeast and the way forward, he said that a common thread that runs along the northeastern states is a lack of coordination amongst various agencies. The policy
  • New cancer cases in north eastern region likely to increase to 57,131 by 2025: report
    New Delhi, February 4 (PTI): The number of new cancer cases in the northeast region (NER) is likely to increase to 57,131 by 2025 in comparison to the estimated 50,317 in 2020, a new report has said. The report by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru was released on Thursday on the occasion of World Cancer Day. These estimates in the report titled 'Profile of cancer and related health ind
  • Northeast has potential to become big tourist hub: Amit Shah
    Shillong, January 23 (IANS): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned in promoting Northeast on the world map and bringing progress and prosperity in the region. Addressing the 69th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shilling, Shah said whether it is natural beauty or rich cultural heritage, the region has immense potential to become a big tourism hub of our country.
  • Of photorealism and treescapes
    New Delhi, January 18 (IANSlife) A new exhibition titled 'If A Tree Falls (Somewhere In Northeast India)', curated by Waswo x Waswo, features the recent woodcut prints by Chandan Bez Baruah at Gallery Latitude 28. The artist fuses spiritually romantic longings for beauty, solitude, and the sublime, with a postmodern awareness of chaos, politics, and lived experience. Chandan's works are meticulously carved upon medium density wood-fibre matrixes; these woodcuts nonethele
  • NE states sound alert for bird flu, no case reported yet
    Guwahati/Agartala/Kohima, Janùary 8 (IANS): The northeast is on alert following the outbreak of bird flu (H5N8) in some Indian states though there is no report of the disease affecting chickens or any other birds in any of the eight states of the region, officials said on Friday. Officials in Guwahati, Kohima, Agartala and Shillong said that though no bird flu cases have been found, an alert has been sounded as a precautionary measure. Most state governments including Assam h
  • Bharat Bandh call evokes partial response in Northeast
    Guwahati/Agartala, December 8 (IANS): The 'Bharat Bandh' called on Tuesday by the farmer unions over the contentious farm laws enacted by the Central government, evoked partial response in the northeastern states. Banking operations across the northeastern region were partially hit as a section of bank employees joined the countrywide shutdown while another section joined their duties. According to the officials, train and flight services in most northeastern states remai
  • India 'carefully monitors' all developments on Brahmaputra: MEA on China's plan to build major dam
    New Delhi, December 3 (PTI): Amidst reports that China plans to build a major dam on the Brahmaputra, India on Thursday said it "carefully monitors" all developments relating to the river, and that it intends to remain engaged with China on the issue of trans-border rivers to safeguard its interests. The Brahmaputra river, known as the Yarlung Tsangpo in China, originates from Tibet and flows into Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. At a media briefing, External Affairs Minist
  • Nongpok Sekmai in Manipur is India's best police station
    Northeast has three of India's Top 10 police stations Imphal/Itanagar, December 3 (IANS):  Northeast has three of India's Top 10 police stations with Manipur securing the top spot, besides Arunachal Pradesh at third and Sikkim at seventh, according to the 2020 rankings announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday. The police stations were selected on the basis of their performances, including the manner in which their personnel dealt with crime agains
  • Mao Council on Naga political issue
    Newmai News Network Senapati | October 30 The Mao Council on Thursday stressed that contemporary realities should not be the dominant factor against the merit of the Naga case in the ongoing Indo-Naga negotiation “at this critical juncture.” It also said, “It is our strong conviction that the legitimacy of Naga Flag, Naga Constitution and Naga Unification, given the unique history and situation of the Naga people cannot be undermined by the contemporary realiti
  • CPI Manipur demands dedicated COVID-19 hospital 
    Newmai News Network Imphal | October 30 Leaders of Communist Party of India (CPI), Manipur State Council have called on the Central Health team who were in Manipur to assess the COVID-19 and submitted a memorandum. In the memorandum, the Manipur chapter of the CPI drew the attention of the Central team to materialize the Manipur government’s plan to set up a 500-bedded COVID-19 dedicated hospital among others. The Central team which arrived in Imphal on October 28, left
  • Mizoram records 1st COVID-19 death
    Aizawl, October 28 (IANS): A 62-year-old man died of Covid-19 on Wednesday in Mizoram, the only state where until now there was no fatal cases even though India's tally touched 80,00,000 cases and 1,20,010 people succumbed to the virus since January 30, when the first case was reported in the country. "The first Covid-19 related mortality in Mizoram comes as a huge shock to the entire state," Mizoram's Directorate of Information and Public Relations tweeted. &qu
  • Naga organisations appeal for unity to find a common ground for Naga political solution
    Newmai News Network Dimapur | October 23 Appealing for unity, the Naga Public Organisation (NPO) from Myanmar, Rengma Naga Peoples’ Council (RNPC) from Assam, United Naga Council (UNC) from Manipur and Arunachal Naga TCL Hoho said that the choice before the Nagas is to talk to each other and find a common ground to lend support to a position that realistically constitutes “our non-negotiable position for an inclusive, honorable and acceptable solution based on the uniqu
  • Assam-Mizoram border issue resolved, vehicles start moving
    ASSAM/AIZAWL, OCTOBER 22 (IANS): The fortnight long Assam-Mizoram border issue seemed to be resolved on Thursday after the movement of over 300 Mizoram bound essential goods laden vehicles and the start of the process of withdrawing forces from Assam's territory, a top official said. Southern Assam Range Deputy Inspector General of Police Dilip Kumar Dey said that more than 300 Mizoram bound goods laden vehicles, mostly trucks, started moving for their destination in the neighbo
  • Court asks Assam to set up detention centres outside jails for 'foreigners'
    GUWAHATI, OCTOBER 10 (IANS): The Gauhati High Court has asked the Assam government to set up six detention centres outside the jails for housing "declared foreigners", an official said on Saturday. The Assam government had set up six detention centres within the existing jail premises in Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Jorhat, Silchar, Dibrugarh and Tezpur and lodged the "declared foreign nationals" pending their deportation or repatriation and whose movements are required
  • Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram to protect endangered Clouded Leopard
    AGARTALA/SHILLONG/GUWAHATI, OCTOBER 6 (IANS): Three northeastern states -- Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram -- are taking steps to protect the endangered clouded leopard, which was listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In India, clouded leopards are restricted to the country's northeast region -- the eastern Himalayas, the Assam valley, and the hills south of the Brahmaputra. According to an official document, Mizoram's Dampa Tig
  • Improving border infra to further fortify ties with Bangladesh: Envoy
    Agartala, October 5 (IANS): India is developing several projects and improving the border infrastructures to further strengthen its ties with Bangladesh, Indias new High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami said here before leaving for Dhaka by road on Monday. "We are building infrastructure to connect India and Bangladesh and to come more close. We have developed this relationship with Bangladesh as it is the most important neighbour of India," he told the media.
  • RPF arrests 4 gold smugglers
    Maligaon, October 5 (MExN): A Railway Police Force team from Guwahati recovered gold bars worth Rs 1.12 crs from a train in Guwahati. The raid was conducted in train no 05909 DN (Avadh Assam Exp) from Guwahati to Barpeta Road station. During raid they apprehended four persons. 13 pieces of Gold bars weighing about 02.15 kgs were recovered from their possession, which were kept concealed in shoes, bags and waist bands. Later, the apprehended persons were taken into custody by DRI/Guwaha
  • Northeast can become major centre of tourism: HM Amit Shah
    New Delhi, September 27 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the country’s Northeastern region with its rich natural beauty, culture and art can emerge as a major centre of world tourism. Inaugurating the 'Destination North East-2020', a four-day event showcasing the region's rich heritage, diversity and tourism potentials, Shah said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Northeastern region will emerge as one of the favourite tour