North East

Gift for NE People: North-Eastern Cultural and Information Centre soon to be set up as information hub

‘North-Eastern Cultural and Information Centre will be set up soon in Delhi’, said the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh. North-Eastern Cultural and Information Centre will act as the information hub for the people of north eastern states...

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Manipur has achieved many milestones of progress being a part of vast and strong India in past 70 years: Biren Singh

While everyone was celebrating 71st Independence Day which was held at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles ground. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that “Celebration of the country’s Independence Day and paying homage to the martyrs and freedom fighters, who gifted freedom to the current generation, would be meaningful and bear fruit only when people concentrate on accomplishing their tasks and objectives with a strong sense of patriotism by forgetting all the differences.”..

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PM Modi called on CM Sonowal; assured relief for all flood affected people in Assam

While this year’s rainfall has caught many North-Eastern states under massive floods where lakhs of people got affected and went homeless, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took inspection of flood affected areas after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Sonowal to take a review of flood affected areas of Assam...

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Ill-Fated Assam submerged again due to heavy rainfall, more than 3 Lakh people affected

What an unfortunate destiny Assam has! Engulfed again in the horrors of massive floods where around more than 3 Lakhs people got affected. Triggered by heavy rainfall, Assam witnessed heavy floods for the third time this year along with Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya...

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Nagaland accelerates the mission skill development; Encourages its Youth to take fair advantage of the opportunities

In order to combat the problem of employment, Nagaland took initiative a step ahead as Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre (NTTC), Dimapur has been selected as the implementing agency for skilling and providing job placement to the unemployed youth of North Eastern States (Nagaland & Arunachal Pradesh) under Capacity Building & Technical Assistance Scheme sponsored by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region DoNER...

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Nagaland CM files disqualification petition against 10MLAs for remaining absent in House despite being full aware

Taking cognizance of absentees in the House which was held on July 19 despite informing the members, Chief Minister TR Zeliang filed a Disqualification petition against 10 MLAs for choosing to remain absent from the House session held on July 19 despite an official communication being rendered to them...

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With fruitful interaction, Nagaland village chiefs’ delegation called on PM Modi to support peace process

On Thursday, the 15-member delegation from the Nagaland GB (Gaon Burahs) Federation called on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The Nagaland GB Federation is a body of Gaon Burahs (village chieftains) of all the Naga villages. Also, Prime Minister Modi expressed delight and gratefulness towards the delegation. ..

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First meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum kicked off; aims for infrastructural development of NE

While Japan has been constantly initiating a helping hand towards India for infrastructural development in North Eastern states. The first meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region was held in New Delhi...

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‘Jackfruit Festival’ kicks off in North East to raise awareness of entrepreneurial opportunities for farmers

An unusual kind of initiative to raise awareness regarding ‘Jackfruit’ and the entrepreneurial opportunities that lie; the 2nd Northeast Jackfruit Festival organized by the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati and Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship (MIE), Shillong kicked off on Tuesday at IIE campus. ..

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PM Modi arrives in Assam to take stock of flood situation; announced relief funds of Rs. 2 Lakh

Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Assam to take the stock of aftermath situation of the devastating floods. PM Modi announced relief funds for victims of the Assam and Rajasthan floods...

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Jitendra Singh appreciates people of Meghalaya for cooperating to adopt GST

The biggest tax reformation in India took place exactly one month ago. The Goods and Service tax (GST) with the dream of “one tax one nation” was implemented in India from the from the midnight between 30th June and 1st July. On Sunday, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Jitendra Singh briefed about the progress in GST implementation in Meghalaya. The people from Meghalaya cooperated in a positive and consistent way to adopt GST...

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After Gujarat, now PM Modi will visit Assam to access aftermath of devastating floods

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Assam on 1st August in order to review the situation in the flood-hit areas and to access the aftermath situation of the devastating floods. Also, PM Modi will undertake the aerial survey of worst flood-hit districts of Dhemaji, Majuli and North Lakhimpur districts...

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To curtail floods and devastation, Assam plans to build embankment along Brahmaputra River

As Assam has become the victim of floods this year, State government is planning to build 5000 km road-cum-embankment along the Brahmaputra River. This decision has been into consideration to curtail the floods and devastation caused by river Brahmaputra every year...

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After Winning trust vote, T R Zeliang took oath as CM of Nagaland along with Cabinet Ministers

After T R Zeliang took oath as Chief Minister of Nagaland, the Governor P B Acharya and Secrecy to ten Cabinet Ministers administered the oath function held at Durbar Hall at Raj Bhawan where the ten ministers took the oath too...

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Northeast to exhibit rich craftsmanship and speciality culture on National Handloom Day celebrations

Guwahati to host the National Handloom Day celebrations for the first time on August 7 as the government hopes to accord due acknowledgement toward the Northeast by exhibiting its rich craftsmanship and speciality culture...

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After Winning trust vote, T R Zeliang took oath as CM of Nagaland along with Cabinet Ministers

After T R Zeliang took oath as Chief Minister of Nagaland, the Governor P B Acharya and Secrecy to ten Cabinet Ministers administered the oath function held at Durbar Hall at Raj Bhawan where the ten ministers took the oath too...

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Feather in ‘Digital India’s dream: Ministry of Steel launched e-portal to aid sale of steel products

To facilitate the online sale of steel products in North Eastern region, Steel Minister Birender Singh launched e-portal, adding wings to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ mission...

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BIG NEWS! TR Zeliang is Nagaland’s new Chief Minister

Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has appointed TR Zeliang as the new Chief Minister of the state. Zeliang will have to prove his majority on the floor of the House on or before July 22. Earlier, Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu failed to turn up for the floor test at a special session of the state assembly on Wednesday morning. The Assembly was adjourned sine die after his no show...

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Long term plan also being worked out for prevention of similar flood havocs in future: DoNER

As North-East has been still reeling under the adverse impacts of heavy rainfall and aftermaths of massive floods, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help to bring relief for Assam. ..

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Assam Rifle Personnel and several injured in Imphal blasts, Investigation underway

Around 3 civilians and 1 Assam Rifles personnel injured in the powerful blast when Improvised Explosive Device IED exploded in Imphal. While the injured people have been rushed to the hospitals the police officials from Imphal, Forensic science department is carrying out investigations. ..

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Manipur soon to introduce Health care insurance scheme for widows

My government in Manipur committed to bringing inclusive development in the state and no variation would be there among hills and valley, said Chief Minister N Biren Singh. He also noted that the new government’s commitment is to serve the needy and poor people of the state, so the government needs the support of the people...

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Expressing grief, PM Modi says ‘India stands with the people of NE affected by massive floods’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the critical condition of North East which is still reeling under massive floods. North East has been affected very badly this year due to heavy rainfall. People along with their homes have been drowned in the floods. Hundreds of houses went under water, the impact of which was severe due to water flowing down from the nearby hills...

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Several NE states affected by floods due to heavy rains; alert issued

As the Northeast states of India are suffering from the flood issues; so flood forecast has been released for the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim as well as some parts of Bhutan. In view of heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy rainfall occurring in these states for the next two to three days, river Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing in the States of Assam and North Bengal are rising very rapidly...

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Manipur CM visits relief camps; assures to rebuild houses destroyed during heavy floods

As North-East has been groped under the blanket of heavy floods, Manipur, Assam has been most affected states as more than 1 lakh people are homeless and several have died. Chief Minister N Biren Singh assured to provide immediate assistance for rehabilitation of families whose dwelling houses were destroyed by floods. ..

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‘Venture Fund’ for boosting incredible talent of the Northeast youths

Several new initiatives for the youth of Northeast have already been rolled out while others are in the pipeline, informed Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh...

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Arunachal celebrates ‘Dree Festival’ with traditional songs and dances

The rainfall didn’t stop Arunachal from celebrating its popular ‘Dree Festival’ of Apatani community with traditional pomp and gaiety Yesterday. On this day Apatanis usually pray their traditional Gods to bring in a plentiful harvest season along with the defeat of destructive forces in the society...

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All girls NCC Cadets training commences at Manipur

Not only GST but North-East had other plans for its girls, as the Combined Annual Training Camp which is conducted by 65 Manipur Girls kicked off from 1st July and will go on for ten days which will have training activities and preparation skill programmes for India NCC competition. ..

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Villages’ submerged, over 1 Lakh people reeling under the blanket of Assam floods

North East has been affected very badly this year due to heavy rainfall. People along with their homes have been drowned in the floods. Over one lakh people in Assam are reeling under the impact of floods in eight districts, where the swirling flood waters have overrun 188 villages in 13 revenue circles. ..

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Sonowal says North Eastern region is the new Engine of Growth of New India

With an aim to achieve mutual cooperation among North Eastern states to combat insurgency and terrorism, two-day conference kicked off in Guwahati today. “NorthEast is the new Engine of Growth of New India” said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while addressing the conference...

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‘Moitreyee’- Friendship hand from Assam police to help people; help desks for women, children

Assam police department is aiming for a makeover and a people-friendly outreach as part of its project ‘Moitryee’ as women and child desks, counselling for youth who are turning towards committing a crime, online filing of First Investigation Reports, upgraded infrastructure and more patrol vehicles...

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Every family of Mizoram are affected from Drug addiction: Mizoram Health Minister

About 25,000 people of Mizoram are drug addicted from which mostly are youth, revealed state Health Minister Lal Thanzara. He stated, “Every family in the state is affected because of Drug addiction”. The Health Minister further informed that about 2,000 drug addicts are being treated in over 300 rehabilitation centers across the state. ..

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GST will open up new chapter in the working of Indian Republic’s federal system: DoNER

As Goods and Service Tax Bill is about to come into form from 1st July, nation is geared up. Through this GST many eight states from the North-East are supposed to benefit. Earlier Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh said that GST will help eliminate ‘Bribery’ and ‘Corruption’ in NE. ..

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Bringing ‘North East’ into limelight, Ministry of Railways to focus on infrastructural development

North East has been now into limelight as several projects are been undertaken to bring development in North-East. Ministry of Railways has been constantly laying great emphasis on improvement in Railway infrastructure in the NE region...

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Northeast feels proud of Arunachal Pradesh girl for winning ‘Best National Costume Award’

During the National Costume competition, an Arunachal Pradesh, Licha Thosum has won the ‘Best National Costume Award’ once again made the Northeast proud. The event was arranged in Mumbai on Tuesday...

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Manipur promise to protect agricultural lands and wetlands: CM N. Biren Singh

In order to ensure sustainable development to the people and maintaining ecological balance, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has promised to protect agricultural lands and wetlands. Addressing the one-day interaction programme of local and district-level monitoring committees, CM N. Biren Singh expressed serious concern over reduction of paddy lands and wetlands at a distressing rate...

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North East immersed under the magic blanket of 3rd International Yoga Day

The spell of Yoga has left no one, as ‘East-West-North-South’ – every single corner of India is immersed under the blanket of Yoga. Not only metropolitan cities but, Gangtok joined the list too as people of Sikkim eagerly celebrated the International Yoga Day...

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GST will help eliminate ‘Bribery’ and ‘Corruption’ in North-East: Dr. Jitendra Singh

One of the biggest benefits the northeast will get through Goods and Services Tax (GST) is the elimination of bribery and corruption and check the role of toll post, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh said. ..

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Rural women to be provided with Swachh & Safe environment under PM Ujjwala Yojana: Assam CM

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday and ceremonially distributed LPG connections to beneficiaries. Addressing the launch, CM said Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana realises Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of empowering women in rural areas by providing a Swachh & safe environment...

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With an aim to directly connect with people, Manipur CM launches ‘Redmine App’

With an aim to get communicate directly with regional people, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched ‘Redmine App’. The application will facilitate mobile phone SMS correspondence to the people whose grievances have been recorded at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill People’s Day...

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India can never develop without first developing the Northeast: Sumitra Mahajan

Inaugurating a five-day conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that India cannot develop without development of the northeast. 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference was kicked off with the theme of ‘North East and Look East Policy’ in Imphal, Manipur. ..

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GST will contribute in strengthening of the national economy, especially for North East: DoNER

Union Minister of State for the Development of North Eastern Region DoNER, Dr. Jitendra Singh expressed confidence saying that Goods and Service Tax Bill GST rollout will be smooth in Northeast. GST will play an essential role in positioning India as a nation in the global economy...

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Assamese to get its language ‘Oxford Dictionary’

With an aim to offer Assamese a vital tool for learning the English language Oxford University today announced the launch of the Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary. The Oxford Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary is an addition to Oxford’s existing bilingual dictionaries in Indian Languages...

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Assamese to get its language ‘Oxford Dictionary’

With an aim to offer Assamese a vital tool for learning the English language Oxford University today announced the launch of the Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary. The Oxford Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary is an addition to Oxford’s existing bilingual dictionaries in Indian Languages...

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16th NE Annual Conference focuses to enrich the developments of North East region

Today the Loksabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference was kicked today with the theme of ‘North East and Look East Policy’ in Imphal, Manipur. ..

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Mizoram asks visa-free entry within border limit of 60 km

Dissimilar to his neighboring states Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is not just for keeping the India-Myanmar open but also asks the Center to return to the furthest reaches of 60 km on either side for visa-free movement rather than the present 16 km...

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CM Pema Khandu demands a separate time-zone for North-Eastern states

Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh demanded a separate time zone for the Northeastern state to improve work efficiency and save electricity in the region. CM Pema Khandu said that northeast should have a separate time zone...

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‘Children are hope of future. Let us all play our part to make them labor free’: Nagaland Governor

With an aim to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour, Nagaland Governor on occasion of ‘World Day Against Child Labour’ has called upon citizens to join efforts in fighting against child labour and to take a concerted stand against the ‘unacceptable abuse of the rights of children and barrier to their proper development’...

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Everyone eating what they want, nobody facing any difficulty on Northeast cow slaughter notice: Rijiju

After criticizing reports of suffering in the Northeast subsequent to the center's announcement on cow slaughter, Home Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that nobody was facing any difficulty in the region over the matter...

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GST is bound to prove a game-changer, will place India at forefront in global economy: DoNER

Recently after Goods and Services Tax Bill was passed in some of the North-East states, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region DoNER, Dr. Jitendra Singh chaired the meeting and discussed the various aspects of GST...

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Manipur police busted illegal arms manufacturing unit in Imphal

On Thursday Manipur police busted a ‘gun manufacturing unit’ at Langol Game Village Zone-1 in Imphal West district. The main leader who used to run the manufacturing unit was also arrested by the police. Police verification said that the Yangkholet Haokip, aged 28 was from Kangpokpi district, a person who used to run the gun manufacturing unit at his present residence...

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After Manipur, now Mizoram becomes the victim of ‘Blockade’; Affects normal life

North-East has been the victim of frequent ‘blockades’, after Manipur now Mizoram ha hit hardly by blockade. The supply of essential commodities in Mizoram has been hit as the blockade of NH 54 by NGOs and student groups in Mizoram-Assam border district of Kolasib entered its second day on Wednesday...

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Three NSCN (K) militants killed, one Army officer martyred in Nagaland

Three militants belonging to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang Faction (NSCN-K) were killed and one Army officer was martyred in an encounter in Nagaland’s Mon district...

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To preserve films, music, photographs and texts, Assam launches Digital Archive

With an aim to preserve films, music, special events, photographs and texts, Assam government on Tuesday launched the first digital archive of the Northeast at Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio in Guwahati. Storing digitally can lead to having safe storage which can be preserved for coming generations...

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Heading towards ‘One Nation, One Tax’ Dream; Manipur passes GST Bill, 2017

With an aim of achieving the goal of ‘One Nation, One Tax’, On Monday the Manipur Legislative Assembly passed the Manipur Goods and Service Services Tax Bill, 2017. The Bill will be implemented as soon as the Government issues a gazette notification...

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Victim of ‘Blockades’ – Manipur soon to get free as Cabinet plans to make ‘Bandhs’ illegal

As Manipur frequently has been stirred up under the ‘blockade’, which affects the normal life. On Tuesday, the Manipur Cabinet held the meet which plans to enact a new law declaring all such ‘bandhs’ and blockades illegal...

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National Health Ministers’ Conclave kicks off; Aims to provide advanced health care to NorthEast

With a mission to extend health care support in North-Eastern states, Minister for Development of North Eastern Region DoNER addressed the Conclave of Health Ministers from all the eight North-Eastern States in Guwahati on Tuesday...

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66th Plenary of North East Council kicked off that pitched for better air and rail connectivity

Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern, Dr. Jitendra Singh chaired 66th Plenary of North Eastern Council, echoed the views of Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that we are all committed to implementing the Prime Minister’s vision for the North East...

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Agri-preneurs & Farmers to sell organic produce at ‘North East Organic Showroom-cum-Restaurant’

As North-East has been looked up as an important territory of India, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Dr.Jitendra Singh visited the newly launched ‘North East Organic Showroom-cum-Restaurant which is situated at Dilli Haat’...

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Nagaland becomes 8th state to pass the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017

Nagaland passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill at the Sixteenth special session of the 12th NLA which was held on Saturday. Chief Minister Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu highlighted the merits of GST to both the state government and the consumers. ..

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Govt is committed to serve #NorthEast and enhance its progress : PM Modi while Inaugurating #DholaSadiya bridge

In a gift to NorthEast, the ‘Dhola Sadiya’ bridge is set to get inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. With this India will get the longest bridge which spreads 9.15-km across the Brahmaputra River. The ‘Dhola Sadiya’ bridge will improve connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh...

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#3YearsOfGovt: PM Modi set to dedicate India’s longest bridge ‘Dhola Sadiya’ tomorrow

India’s longest river bridge in Assam is waiting to get inaugurated by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. Brahmaputra River will get this longest bridge which is 9.15-km-long and will improve connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh...

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Since BJP came to power, #NorthEast has been brought into national focus: Dr.Jitendra Singh

While briefing the media about the initiatives taken by the government and the progress achieved in last three years, Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh said that within three years NorthEast has been brought into national focus...

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To revive its historical roots, Japan is all set to build war museum in Manipur

To revive the historical roots, Japan is all set to build war museum. Japan’s Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan will build a war museum at Maibam Lokpa Ching in Manipur’s Bishenpur district. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh welcomed this initiative of Japan...

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War against corruption would continue and no one would be spared: Assam CM

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asserted that the war against corruption would continue and no one found to be indulging in corruption would be spared. He also said that bringing the system back on track was a major challenge faced by the BJP-led government in the State and admitted that they have miles to go to bring back work culture among all sections of government employees...

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War against corruption would continue and no one would be spared: Assam CM

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asserted that the war against corruption would continue and no one found to be indulging in corruption would be spared. He also said that bringing the system back on track was a major challenge faced by the BJP-led government in the State and admitted that they have miles to go to bring back work culture among all sections of government employees...

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Linking to its roots in India, Japan offers its support in on-going projects of North-East

‘North-East’ region is an essential part of India and has potential to develop at higher level. Looking at this capability, the Ambassador of Japan to India, , Kenji Hiramatsu officially extended support for various ongoing projects in North-East. Japan set to back India’s North-Eastern region’s projects...

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‘Religious Radicalization’ pose severe ‘Terrorism’ threat to North-Eastern States: Home Minister

While reviewing the security situation and law and order in North-Eastern States, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted that North East had huge potential for development with rich human and natural resources, adding that it was imperative to restore security in the entire region...

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PM Modi to dedicate longest bridge on Brahmaputra to nation on 26th

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating and dedicating to the nation the longest river bridge over River Brahmaputra in Assam on May 26...

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‘Framework Agreement’ to bring opportunities for Naga people to develop socially and academically

On Saturday, senior officials of The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland NSCN issued a joint statement assuring that the Framework Agreement “does not betray the principle of the Nagas;” and “it will protect the right of the Nagas and guarantee the security of India as well.”..

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Soon air clinic helicopter service for people in remote and inaccessible areas of North-east

A meet was held to discuss some of the initiatives planned by the government in New Delhi where the Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Y. Joykumar Singh, called on Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh. ..

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Nagaland CM Liezietsu appeals Manipur to live together and strengthen the mutual bond

"Peaceful co-existence of different cultures and ethnic groups would bring development in the region", said Nagaland Chief Minister Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu at a press conference held on Tuesday at Classic Grande...

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PM Modi to address the nation from Guwahati on completion of 3 years of the BJP led NDA Govt

On the occasion of the completion of three years of the BJP led NDA government, on 26th of May Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. Also the first anniversary of the BJP-led Assam government by Sarbananda Sonowal will be celebrated on the same day...

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Assam on the verge of all-round development; CM Sonowal aims to boost tourism in districts

While laying Foundation stone of several projects in Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal promised about the all-round development of these two districts. Amount of Rs.50 Crore were allotted for the developmental work...

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Let us work towards a Clean India and a Clean Northeast : PM Modi

On the auspicious occasion of centenary celebrations of Bharat Sevashram Sangha Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed and greeted people with warm wishes via video conferencing. Recalling his visit to Maghalaya that took place last year PM Modi addressed the celebrations...

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Assam Police took an initiative to strengthen police-public relations

Under the goodwill initiative of Assam Police to strengthen police-public relations, Rangiya police administration has organized a day-long event with various programmes for both police and the local public. The theme of the event was ‘Police with the public and for the public’...

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For boosting employment, Assam set to provide skill development training to 1.5 Lakh youths

With an aim to generate new opportunities in state, Assam government is all set to provide skill development trainings to 1.5 lakh youths in the current financial year. The jobs will be given in various fields such as manufacturing and hospitality sectors...

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Nagaland tops the list among the North East states in ‘Internet Readiness’

Nagaland has been ranked top among states in the North East region when it comes to internet readiness. In a report titled ‘Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States’ published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Nielsen, Nagaland topped the list among the North East states. It was followed by Manipur and Tripura...

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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana aims to ‘reform-perform-transform’ North East region

To lead the of North-East region on the verge of development, Union Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu said that "reform-perform-transform is our motto and our government is going to ensure that the fruits of India's economic development reach the poorest of the poor of the country.”..

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To monitor the Govt activities and corruption CM N.Biren Singh launched web applications

While the nation is supporting the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight and uproot the corruption. On Friday Chief Minister N.Biren Singh launched two web applications to check corruption and keep track of government activities...

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Manipur to deduct salaries of the Govt employees who send their children to private schools

Manipur to deduct salaries of the government employees who send their children to private schools. Prime Minister’s Skill India which aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. It includes various initiatives of the government like “National Skill Development Mission”, “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015”, “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)” and the “Skill Loan scheme”...

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NSCN (IM) accuses Centre of delaying settlement to Naga issue

Accusing the Central Government of delaying the final settlement of the decades-old Naga insurgency issue, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) warned that “the China option” was open for them...

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Genesis of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh aka North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) aka Southern Tibet is in lime light because of the ongoing visit of the 14th Dalai Lama to that place and ruckus being created by China on that issue. ..

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Nagaland announces ‘15th of every month’ as ‘People’s Day’ to talk about their grievances

Nagaland sets an example for other states as it will allow its people to meet the Chief Minister, Ministers, Commissioners, Secretaries, Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to lodge their complaints and air their grievances on the “15th of every month”...

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Japan International Cooperation Agency inks 400 Cr deal to improve Nagaland forest ecosystem

In order to preserve and improve forest ecosystem and support the income generation by rehabilitation of Jhum Cultivation area the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed an agreement with the Government of India to provide an Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan of approximately Rs 400 Crore for the Nagaland Forest Management Project...

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Centre plans first express highway in Northeast

In pursuance of its policy to develop infrastructure facilities in the country, the Modi government has embarked upon an ambitious plan to construct the first express highway of the north-east India along the Brahmaputra. The cost of this project is estimated at Rs. 40,000 crore...

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Northeast to get its first ever highway project of whopping Rs.40,000 Crore

On Tuesday, at the closing ceremony of ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ Northeast region got offered with the first ever highway project of Rs.40,000 Crore. This highway project will be developed along the Brahmaputra River in Assam at an estimated investment of Rs 40,000 Crore...

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China fears Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit may have positive effects on Tibetans

Chinese objection to Buddhist Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama's Arunachal Pradesh visit seems to be driven out of an apprehension that this would have a very positive impact on the people of Tibet...

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On constant attacks of Myanmar army United Committee Manipur urges Govt instant intrusion

Due to continuous attacks of Myanmar army over Hollenphai villagers, the United Committee Manipur (UCM) has sought immediate attention of the Central Government and the State Government on Sunday. Interacting with Hollenphai villagers, UCM President E Johnson complained that neither the Central nor the State government has been paying attention even though there have been repeated incidents of incursion into the State's territory and harassment of Indian citizens by Myanmar army...

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North-East to get ‘Air Ambulance’ service for better accessibility in remote areas

After sworn in as Chief Minister N. Biren Singh called on Dr. Jitendra Singh Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). Both of them discussed about several ongoing projects including setting up of the Sports University...

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Tension continues between Nagaland-Assam border over boundary barriers

A tension rose in Dimapur-Karbi Anglong area between the Nagaland-Assam borders on Sunday when Assam police allegedly entered in Rilan Village (traditional land of the Nagas) where they destroyed the boundary barriers and plantation. ..

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Manipur’s territorial integrity will be protected at any cost: CM Biren Singh

After Nongthombam Biren Singh was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur, on Sunday while interacting with the media on Framework Agreement before departing for Delhi, he asserted about protecting the state’s integrity which is his top most priority...

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Chief Minister Biren Singh won trust vote with support of 32 MLAs in Manipur Assembly

After taking oath on Wednesday Chief Minister BJP’s Nongthombam Biren Singh, today faced the floor test to prove his majority where he won the trust vote with the support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly. CM Biren Singh was invited by the Governor Najma Heptulla to form a BJP government...

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Nearly five months of Manipur blockade ends after BJP Govt held talks with UNC

On Sunday BJP government held tripartite talks with United Naga Council UNC and Central government representatives and decided to lift the economic blockade from Sunday midnight. The four months economic blockade imposed by UNC came to an end and the discussion also assured to redress the grievances of the UNC...

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Second green revolution will start from eastern region of the country: Radha Mohan

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, while inaugurating the new Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs), West Tripura said that the second green revolution will have to come from the eastern region of the country and to realise it, the north-eastern states will have to be brought under the national mainstream for the equitable agricultural development in this region...

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Budget for North-East cost Rs 50,000 Cr for 2017-18 as its progress is top priority: Jitendra Singh

On Thursday Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh told the total current budget of North Eastern region for 2017-18 was around Rs.50000 Crores which was higher than earlier budget of last years...

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N. Biren Singh sworn in as BJP’s first Chief Minister for Manipur

Today, Nongthombam Biren was sworn in as a Chief Minister for Manipur. Nongthombam Biren Singh took oath and became the BJP’s first Chief Minister. Nongthombam Biren was invited by the governor Najma Heptulla to form a new government...

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Former Football player and BJP leader Biren Singh set to become Chief Minister of Manipur

On Monday, Minister Nongthombam Biren who was once a former national football player was chosen as the Chief Minister candidate for Manipur. Former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh submitted his resignation papers to the Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla to form a new government...

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Nagaland’s 1st Music Fair gave the platform for artisans to sell their goods

The daylong Music Fair organised by The Nagaland Conservatory of Music (NCM) kicked off on Saturday. It was a mash-up of arts and crafts, food and fun. The fair gave a platform for artisans to sell their wares, food vendors and kid-friendly activities...

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HC declares Manipur’s economic blockade as ‘illegal’

The High Court of Manipur declared the economic blockade as ‘illegal’ which was caused by United Naga Council. Protesting the government’s decision of creating new districts Naga council imposed the economic blockade on NH-2 and NH-37 which are the essential for serving commodities to state...

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‘Destination North-East- 2017’ to showcase its potential for investment and promote tourism

In order to take North-East to every corner of India, ‘Destination North-East- 2017’ kicked off yesterday in Chandigarh. This aims to promote the North-East tourism all over the country and to showcase North-East as a potential destination for investment and highlight the rich traditions and customs of the region...

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Now Kids in Assam to learn Sanskrit upholding the significance of Indian culture

Sanskrit is one of the ancient languages of the world. Sanskrit language holds the knowledge regarding the most invaluable treasures of the world. Also Sanskrit represents the Indian tradition. In order to preserve the Indian culture and prevent the impact of western culture, Assam government made Sanskrit mandatory in schools upto VIII standard...

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Best IT and E-Governance Award goes to Nagaland

Among all the states, Nagaland has been awarded as the best in the field of IT and e-Governance sector by the Computer Society of India. Nagaland was the only state in India where the state IT department is running the State Data Centre without engaging private Data Centre Operator (DCO)...

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Recent crisis in Manipur: Role of erosion of its link language

Manipur is reeling under an acute shortage of necessities four months into an economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council. The blockade was announced by United Naga Council (UNC) after the Manipur Government decided to upgrade Sadar Hills and Jiribam areas to full-fledged districts...

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#ModiInManipur promises end of economic blockade in Manipur; prudent Naga accord

PM Modi while addressing public rally witness a great enthusiasm and non-stop cheering among crowds. PM Modi promised to end the economic blockade and serve the people of Manipur towards the development. Since yesterday the security was beefed up in Manipur as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was about to address rally and people in Imphal, the capital of Manipur...

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Shurhozelie Liezietsu sworn in as new Chief Minister of Nagaland

Today the Nagaland People’s Front Chief Shurhozelie Liezietsu was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the Nagaland. Shurhozelie Liezietsu was elected as the new Chief Minister by Democratic Alliance of Nagaland DAN after former CM T R Zeliang resigned from the post...

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Power shift in Nagaland: Naga People’s Front Chief Shurhozelie Liezietsu becomes new CM

Naga People’s Front (NPF) Chief Shurhozelie Liezietsu elected as the new Chief Minister by Democratic Alliance of Nagaland DAN. After former Chief Minister, T R Zeliang resigned from the post on Sunday after the pressure from tribal organisations for deciding to hold civic body polls with 33% quota for women...

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TR Zeliang steps down, Naga People’s Front Chief Dr. Shurhozelie likely to be new CM of Nagaland

With unanimous support ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) chief Shurhozelie Liezietsu is slated to become the new Chief Minister of Nagaland. Liezietsu has been appointed as the legislature party’s leader. This came after Nagaland Chief Minister, TR Zeliang on Thursday appealed to Nagaland Tribes Action Committee NTAC to give him two-three more days to step down to ensure smooth transition of power...

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Nagaland Unrest: 34 MLA's sign memorandum seeks removal of CM TR Zeliang

The deadlock between the TR Zeliang led government in Nagaland and the Joint Coordination Committee, JCC, and Nagaland Tribes Action Committee, NTAC, continues even as the statewide indefinite bandh called by the Naga tribal bodies enters day-four of the stir today...

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CM Zeliang refuses to resign, Nagaland legislators request to tribal bodies to lift shutdown

The agitating tribal bodies gave a deadline to Chief Minister TR Zeliang to step down following the government's decision to hold local bodies’ elections with 33 per cent reservation for women in 12 towns across the state and the death of two persons in clashes between the police and protestors. On Friday the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland Legislature Party DAN appealed to the National Tribal Action Committee NTAC and Joint Coordination Committee JCC to lift the indefinite shutdown...

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Nagaland in flames: Conspiracy to dethrone TR Zeliang

The underground opposition to TRZ govt by Neiphiu Rio and his colleagues are increasing day by day with more intensity and this political crisis is first of its kind which TRZ is facing today. Several subversive and secessionist forces including Nagaland Baptist Council of Churches (NBCC) are involved in today’s crisis. The peace seekers have turned hate preachers against their own people...

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United Naga Council refuse to end economic blockade in Manipur

On Tuesday the discussions were held to come up with the solutions to ease out the economic blockade in Manipur. Unfortunately the Naga council members refuse to change their mind on the announcements made by the government of creating seven new districts in the State...

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‘Bandh’ continues in Nagaland, CM seeks solutions to sort-out violence in state

Sinful violence in Nagaland that hit hardly to the government property and especially Chief Minister TR Zeliang. As the violence rose over the 33% reservation of seats for women in urban local bodies, state government stepped forward to tackle the situation in appropriate way. On Sunday TR Zeliang called on a consultative meeting of all tribal bodies to discuss about the solutions as tribal bodies have shutdown the government machineries...

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#NagalandViolence: Kiren Rijiju urged protestors to make peace with the Govt

Errant violence in Nagaland calmed down after the army was deployed on Thursday night but the protests is still on and state is taking efforts to settle the issue. Minister of State for Defense Subhash Bhamre assured that centre is extremely sensitive about the security of Nort-Eastern states and has taken all the possible efforts to combat the ongoing violence in Kohima...

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Manipur blockade likely to end soon

Taking a serious note on the prevailing unrest in the state of Manipur, United Naga Council along with State government and Home Ministry met on Friday to discuss the solutions over it. There has been substantial progress in this four month long economic blockade, said Home Ministry...

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Army deployed to take control over the violence in Nagaland

Violence prevailed in Nagaland on Thursday over the government’s decision that elections to urban local bodies would be held on February 1. Kohima calmed down late on Thursday night after the Army was called in. Five columns were deployed across the city to take the control over the mess caused by the protestors. ..

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Govt sanctioned 32 crore rupees to Meghalaya for boosting handloom Industry

Textile Minister Smriti Irani said that around Rs. 32 crore has been sanctioned for the state of Meghalaya for promotion of handloom. Irani said that if Centre and state government work together on issues of development the people will truly benefit. Irani made the statement while inaugurating Meghalaya’s first state-of-the-art apparel and garment making centre built at a cost of Rs 14.26 crore on Monday...

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Govt and North Eastern Council signs MoU to boost Cane and Bamboo Industry

The North Eastern Council (NEC) and the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to harness the hidden potential of Cane and Bamboo of North Eastern Region. The MoU provides a push for the integrated and inclusive development of Cane & Bamboo Sector of North East Region by way of skilled manpower, technology dissemination, marketing support and institutional support required for the holistic development of Bamboo which can coordinate a ..

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Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan resigns over charges of sexual misconduct

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan has resigned days after a controversy was triggered by reports in local media, which accused him of sexual misconduct. 67-year-old Shanmuganathan tendered his resignation from the post last night. The resignation also follows a protest in Shillong, in which civil society groups hit the streets on Republic Day...

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Centre dispatches petroleum products to ensure the availability of basic amenities in Manipur

The Centre has dispatched 35 tonnes of petroleum products to Manipur to tackle the crisis which is caused due to economic blockade. After the announcement was made to create news seven districts people belonging to Naga council imposed the economic blockade on NH-2 and NH-37 which are the essential for serving commodities to state...

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‘Women for Just Peace’ aims to bring peace and prosperity in Manipur

‘Women for Just Peace’ an organization represented by group of women hailing from Naga stepped forward to come up with solutions to tackle the issue of economic blockade which is adversely affecting the state. On Wednesday these women met Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) to discuss the solution over unrest and blockade...

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