northeastern states

  • It is always special to be in Assam: Modi
    New Delhi, February 21 (IANS): A day before his visit to poll-bound Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it is always special to be in the Northeastern state. "It is always special to be in Assam. Tomorrow, 22nd February, I will once again have the opportunity to interact with the people of Assam at a public meeting in Dhemaji. At the programme, various development works will be launched," tweeted Modi. During his visit to Assam on Monday, the Prime Minist
  • 19 rail projects worth Rs 75K cr in progress in NE: Goyal
    New Delhi, February 3 (IANS): There are 19 ongoing railway projects spanning 2,008 km and worth Rs 75,795 crore in the northeastern states, Parliament was told on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said: "As on April 1, 2020, 19 projects -- 13 new lines and six doubling -- costing Rs 75,795 crore for 2,008 km length falling fully or partly in Assam and North Eastern Region are under different stage of planning or approval or
  • Muted Christmas celebrations in NE
    Shillong/Agartala, December 25 (IANS): There was something unprecedented about the Christmas celebrations across northeast India on Friday. It was subdued due to the Covid restrictions which forced people to remain indoors. Since Christmas eve people started celebrating the birth of Christ at their own homes. The houses were lit up with beautiful lights, flowers and Christians motifs. However, the churches across the eight northeastern states, that have a major percentage of Chri
  • Normal classes not to resume in schools in most NE states
    Aizawl/Shillong/Agartala, November 28 (IANS): Most of the northeastern states took varied decisions on the resumption of classes in schools on a regular basis even as Assam had reopened educational institutions on November 2 after more than seven months, officials said on Saturday. According to the officials, Tripura and Manipur have yet to decide on the reopening of schools on a regular basis while the Mizoram government has announced that schools will remain shut till the year end
  • 263 Indians from 4 NE states return from Bangladesh, quarantined
    Agartala/Silchar (Assam), May 28 (IANS) A total of 263 Indians, who were stranded in Bangladesh for more than two months, returned to the country on Thursday and were admitted to institutional quarantine centres in their respective northeastern states, officials said.   According to police and civil officials, these Indians, belonging to Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur, entered India through the Akhaura-Agartala integrated check-post (ICP) in Tripura and Sutarkandi che