North East

Epitome of beauty Nagaland celebrates ‘Statehood Day’; PM Modi, Prez Kovind shower blessings of development and progress

The beautiful north-eastern mountainous state of Nagaland came into being on December 1, 1963, becoming the 16th state of bright India. Wishing the people in the state citizens on the occasion of Statehood Day, Governor PB Acharya has asserted the Nagaland government’s commitment to make the state economically strong and “march with jet-speed to be in tune with other states of the country.” ..

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Height doesn't matter! Slashing height norm, Centre recruits Gorkhas and STs from Northeast in central armed force

With an immediate effect, the central government has slashed height norms for male candidates in certain categories from the northeastern region. These include those applying for the posts of constables and sub-inspectors in the central parliamentary forces. ..

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Deploying tourist police, Nagaland levels up security for tourists visiting the nature’s beauty

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday launched the Tourist Police (TP) expected to play a crucial role in the forthcoming Hornbill and expressed optimism that the personnel will become the new ambassadors of Nagaland as the first point contact in case of any emergency...

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Sikkim pulls in 17,000 youths under One Family One Job programme encouraging employment

Increasing reliability to attain employment for those who really deserve, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling announced that the Sikkim government will provide employment to 17,000 youths this year under the first phase of the One Family One Job programme. ..

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Boosting epitome of beauty ‘Northeast’s tourism to make India an 'all season tourist destination'

Enlightening the masses with the epitome of beauty and tranquility, the Northeast region has been blessed with the boon of exhibiting nature’s beauty. Enhancing the reach of the masses and making it a tourist attraction, the central government is taking several steps to improve the tourism potential of Northeastern states which may turn India into an all season tourist destination...

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UNICEF appoints Nahid Afrin as ‘Youth Advocate’ for child rights

Assam singer Nahid Afrin was appointed the first ever ‘Youth Advocate’ of UNICEF on Thursday. The move aims to inspire and gather the support of India’s 253 million adolescents towards the cause of children and young people...

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Meghalaya to set up 36 Ekalavya model residential schools

Enhancing the reach and zest to level up children in the tribal areas, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram Saturday announced the establishment of Ekalavya model residential schools in 36 blocks of Meghalaya at the cost of Rs 20 crore each. He said the project of constructing the 36 schools will be completed in three years...

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BANNED! Govt bans eight active extremist groups in Manipur for five more years

Acting strongly on counter terrorism and shoving away unlawful activities, India has rightfully stood against those who hamper national and world peace. Likewise, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday extended the ban on eight Meitei extremist organisations active in Manipur for five more years for their continued involvement in unlawful and violent activities...

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Arunachal Pradesh and Assam on high alert as artificial lake in China breaches

The government of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have announced high alerts in the states keeping in mind the possibilities of flash floods. The decision was taken after China informed India on Friday that a landslide has blocked a section of a Yarlung Tsangpo river in the Tibet region, that flows into Arunachal Pradesh as Siang and further downstream in Assam as the Brahmaputra...

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NRC update, citizenship bill and Assam Accord interlinked: BJP

The Assam unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that updating of National Register of Citizens (NRC), Citizenship Bill and the Assam Accord are interlinked and cannot be treated as different issues...

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This village in Manipur gets its first market shed to promote organic products

Untouched by the Green Revolution, many parts of the northeastern region remain pure organic, where a very little amount of fertilizers and pesticides are used in agriculture. Knowing the potential of the organic products, a village in Manipur Kachai got their first rural market shed for selling organic products...

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World Bank eyes on Assam for eco-tourism project

The Northeast belt of India encompasses a picturesque view of India’s natural beauty. Terming it as an encouraging development towards promoting tourism in the State, the World Bank on Tuesday assured Dispur that it is committed to explore tourism potential of Assam...

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After two decades of talks, Naga rebels drop Greater Nagaland demand

After almost 20 years of talks, the Naga Rebels have agreed to give up their demand for Greater Nagaland or Nagalim and reached a common understanding with the Government of India on not touching the boundaries of the neighbouring states...

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Magic of North East zone sparks: Guwahati stands in top cleanest railway station

While ‘Swachcha Bharat’ wave is stirring its magic over all, Jodhpur and Marwar railway stations topped the cleanliness chart. Also North East India following the Swachch Mantra, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) zone was ranked among the cleanest railway zones...

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Infusing digital literacy and connectivity, Northeast embraces Vision Document 2022 creating path of New India

Improving digital connectivity and digital literacy in the states, the Central Government recently had launched the 'Digital Northeast Vision Document 2022' in Guwahati. Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad and Chief Ministers of the northeastern states launched the programme...

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God’s own paradise ‘Manipur’ pumps up tourist attraction, augmenting Northeast in its first project of Swadesh Darshan Scheme.

Moving ahead with a dream project of exhibiting the rich culture and heritage of the Northeast, Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptualla inaugurated a project ‘Development of ‘North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom’ implemented under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme...

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India has enough Muslims, doesn’t need more: Taslima Nasreen

Controversial Bengali author Taslima Nasreen has said that India has enough Muslims and does not need any more...

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No political pressure can manipulate my focus on NRC: Prateek Hajela

Prateek Hajela, Coordinator of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, has reiterated that no amount of political pressure can manipulate his focus on this historical document...

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Rajnath Singh shares PM’s vision of New North-East

Sharing the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the New North East, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Prime Minister believed that his vision of New India would be incomplete without better connectivity for New North East...

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“The vision of a “New North East” will draw the roadmap of “New India”, says Rajnath Singh pitching better connectivity

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a vision of creating New India by 2022 and this will be accomplished with the vision of a ‘New North East", highlighted Union Minister Rajnath Singh in Shillong. ‘New North East’ will emerge with better Road Connectivity and Information Technology...

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Rajnath Singh to attend 67th meeting of reconstituted North East Council on 9th

The regional planning body of the eight northeastern states ‘North East Council’ (NEC) will be meeting here from July 9, 2018 marking its 67th plenary session. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be attending this meeting, said an official here on Monday. ..

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Enabling financial assistance, Center releases Rs 340 crores to Assam for flood relief, repair of damaged infrastructure

The incessant rain has created undue havoc in the state of Assam disrupting the life of common man. With relief camps underway to provide help and support, the situation becomes quite uncertain asserting the irregularities of rain...

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Initiating various developments, Northeast emerges as a region with progressive infrastructure through #4SaalModiSarkar

The grandeur and grace of cultural elegance that North East region inherits is known to all. With the culture extinctive and tourist attractions, the region has also grabbed undue attention with developing infrastructure by giving a boost to development. Being the only region, NorthEast has been gifted by the Regional Road Corporation by the Centre. ..

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Our’s is a Christian state, remove Hindu Governor, demand Mizo Christian bodies

xhibiting a highest level of intolerance and utter disregard to the Constitution of India by which they swear day in and day out, the brazenly anti-national Christian organizations and political parties of Mizoram, a smaller state in India’s North-eastern region has audaciously said that Mizoram was a Christian state and would never ‘tolerate’ a Hindu Governor...

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Kiren Rijiju pitches for advocating ‘Cultural Tourism’ of Arunachal Pradesh

“Arunachal Pradesh has got everything to satisfy the taste of every visitor,” pitched Kiren Rijiju advocating the significance of cultural tourism of Arunachal Pradesh...

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Assam CM promises to seal Bangladesh border by December end

Announcing a fresh deadline on fencing the border along with Bangladesh, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the India-Bangladesh border in Assam would be completely sealed by December this year...

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The making of Bogibeel Bridge: Strategic, Economic and Social impact

The mighty Brahmaputra river flows throughout Assam dividing it along its length of 700 kms. Located at a strategic location in close proximity to China the Bogibeel bridge can be a milestone in enhancing India’s strategic capabilities in the region. The Indo-China boundary stretches around 4000 km and out of which a major chunk runs along the Arunachal Pradesh border. Indo-China border along Arunachal has always remained a matter of dispute for both the sides. In 1962, the Chinese Communist troops ..

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A World Class Museum tucked away in Arunachal Pradesh

RIWATCH museum was a revelation! I had never expected a museum of such international standards, in design as well as in presentation. The rarely seen displays are fascinating. People from local areas, visitors from surrounding regions and Dalai Lama himself had gifted some rare artefacts to the museum. ..

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Transforming the North-East: Amit Shah shows the way

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah has proposed to transform the entire North-East Indian states by improving the relationship with the neighbouring countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar...

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Tourism along with development- a priority for North East Region

North East is an integral part of India, development of the northeastern region has placed on the priority. On Friday, the Ministry of Development for North Eastern Region (DoNER) discussed proposals for identifying new projects on priority for development of tourism in the North Eastern states...

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Arunachal welcomes its biggest solar power plant; CM Khandu urges for more ‘environment friendly’ initiatives

Welcoming one of the biggest solar power plants, Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the state’s biggest solar power plant at Energy Awareness Park in the presence of Power Minister Tamiyo Taga...

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Meghalaya becomes 1st state of North East to install ‘e-prison’

Seeking convenience and efficacy, Meghalaya has installed ‘e-prison’ software at Shillong District Jail. With this Meghalaya became the 1st state in North East to make this move...

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Joint Parliamentary Committee kicks off maiden trip to Assam to discuss the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 begins its crucial public hearing from today. The JPC will be on the maiden trip to the state and will hold a meeting with different organizations. Around 100 organizations, including the BJP-led government’s allies AGP and BPF, and opposition parties Congress and AIUDF, have applied to make representations before the committee headed by BJP MP Rajendra Agrawal...

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Sonowal calls for setting up consulates of ASEAN countries in Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday presented his proposal to launch consulates of all ASEAN countries in Guwahati...

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Obtaining license, Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport joins India’s aviation network

Today in good news for North East’s aviation sector, Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport obtained a license to start commercial operation. With this Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport becomes India’s 100th functional airport...

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EAM Sushma Swaraj chairs interactive session on ‘Act East Policy’ to deepen ties with ASEAN countries constructively

Chairing an interactive session on ‘Act East Policy’, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stressed on highlighting the ‘North East Region’ along with Arunachal Pradesh as the important part of ‘Act East Policy’. ..

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North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre set to come up to explore uniqueness of sacred North East India

North East has been the very crucial part of India which has its own beauty and unique culture. To attract people towards the North East culture and explore new things, North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre is set to come up in New Delhi...

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IMD warns on climatic disturbance in eastern, north-eastern parts

If you are going to travel to North- Eastern or Eastern part of the country then beware that you might face severe weather climate in 3-4 days as a cyclonic circulation lies over east Bihar and adjoining West Bengal & Jharkhand and a trough is running from this cyclonic circulation to Manipur across Meghalaya in lower levels and also an east-west trough is running from Punjab to southeast Madhya Pradesh across Haryana & west Madhya Pradesh in lower level...

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AFSPA enables security: Revocation needs right environment

The decision of the Union Government to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPAS) totally from Meghalaya and from eight out of 16 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh is a welcome move. It indicates firm resolve to build on the constituency of peace that has taken form roots in the region. It is notable that three years earlier Tripura also saw AFSPA being lifted after 18 years...

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Bridging the digital divide, BharatNet services to envelop every Gram Panchayat in North East

North East being an integral part of India, comprehensive strategy to implement BharatNet has been approved which aims to pump up the connectivity. Comprehensive Telecom Development Project for North East, 6994 towers would be set up to provide connectivity to 8621 villages and along the national highways at a cost of Rs 5336 Crores...

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Bracing people of North East, NDMA conducts mock exercises on earthquake preparedness

North East braces up to face natural disasters with alert minds! The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted table-top exercises at Tripura and Nagaland on Wednesday and at Mizoram on Tuesday. NDMA with this mock exercise on earthquake preparedness aims to empower people of North East...

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With open arms, Assam Cabinet welcomes seven new ministers

Today the Assam Cabinet with open arms welcomed seven new ministers. Today the seven new ministers took oath after Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal planned to expand his ministry after NDA government came to power...

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To boost tourism in NE Centre relaxes PAP in Nagaland, Mizoram, and Manipur

With an aim to promote tourism in the picturesque north-eastern region, the Union Government has decided to relax the Protected Area Permit (PAP) from Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur official sources said...

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Bangladesh ruling party delegation meets PM Modi

Against the controversy over upgrading of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, a delegation of leaders of Bangladesh ruling party Awami League, called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday in New Delhi and had a meeting with him...

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AFSPA taken off from Meghalaya over significant improvement in security situation

The Armed Forces (Special Powers Act) AFSPA has been completely removed from Meghalaya and its area of operation in Arunachal Pradesh has been restricted to three police stations bordering Assam and three districts neighbouring Myanmar. Earlier due to various violent activities by insurgent groups NSCN, ULFA, NDFB, and others, Centre had extended the AFSPA...

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World Bank shakes hands with IBRD to invest USD 48 Mn for strengthening community management of Meghalaya

In order to strengthen community-led landscapes management in Meghalaya, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) inked a pact worth USD 48 million with World Bank...

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Meghalaya CM calls on Piyush Goyal to act on ban imposed on coal mining in NE states

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma called on Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal and discussed the coal mining ban that has hit the northeastern state. Also, Piyush Goyal assured to look into the grievance of the coal miners...

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Assam CM calls on Rajnath Singh over expediting completion of Indo-Bangla border smart fencing

CM Sarbananda Sonowal called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday and sought his help in expeditiously completing the international smart fencing being erected in the Assam sector of the Indo-Bangladesh border...

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CM Sarbananda Sonowal pledges to serve the farmers on priority under APART project

Enveloping Assam’s ‘agri-business’ by focusing on farmers income, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed to make farmers’ interests a priority. He advocated priority outlining and creation of adequate amenities for the farmers under the Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project (APART)...

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Steel Minister Birendra Singh focuses on connectivity in North-east

Union Minister of Steel Birendra Singh on Tuesdya stressed the importance of connectivity in the north-east for development of the region...

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Historic meet of NITI Forum yields success mantras for streamlining resources for prosperous North East

The focus of development projects in the northeastern region on the concept of “HIRA” (Highways, Inland Waterways, Railways and Airways. This was the mantra yield out during the 1st historic meet of NITI Forum which has been constituted for North East development...

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Huge cache of automatic weapons were recovered in Manipur by Assam Rifles

In a crackdown, a huge cache of automatic weapons and other warlike stores was recovered by 5 JAK RIF of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis HQ IGAR (South) in a joint operation with Bishenpur Commandos.The recovery included two M 16 Rifles, four AK-56 Rifles and one A4 Rifle along with Underbarrel Grenade Launchers (UBGL). ..

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1st ever historic NITI Forum meet kicks off; Aims to ensure sustainable economic growth for Northeastern region

The first ever meeting of NITI Forum for North East opened up today in Agartala. The NITI forum was constituted to ensure the sustainable economic growth of the North Eastern Region (NER). The theme for the first meeting focuses on identifying different constraints and streamlining resources for the prosperous North East...

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Mizoram proudly hops on to achieve ODF crown making dream of Swachch North East India a reality

Reaching to conquering the mission of ‘Swachchta Abhiyaan’, Mizoram completely declared as ‘Open Defecation Free’. “A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th anniversary in 2019,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the behest of his Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan...

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Marching towards sustainable growth: Tripura to host 1st meeting of newly constituted NITI Forum for North East

Tripura set to host its 1st meeting of newly constituted NITI Forum for North East which will be held in Agartala, tomorrow, 10 April 2018. The theme for the first meeting focuses on identifying different constraints and streamlining resources for the prosperous North East...

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Greatest beneficiary of forming BJP government is North East India says Kiren Rijiju

"Greatest beneficiary of forming Bhartiya Janata Party is North East India," said Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju while addressing the press conference. “Territorial integrity of northeastern states would not be impacted by the NAGA agreement,” assured Kiren Rijiju...

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CM Biplab Deb launches state component of PMKVY: A pilot project to push skill development in NE

Taking the throne of victory with pride, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched State Component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2.0 under Directorate of Skill Development...

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Cabinet approves Rs 1220 Cr for NRC update process in Assam

While Assam’s National Register of Citizens has been undergoing severe stages as Supreme Court has directed to make the arrangements accordingly to publish NRC by 30th June. On Wednesday, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared the Revised Cost Estimates (RCE) of the NRC, update scheme at a cost of Rs. 1220.93 Crores up to December 31...

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Ending decades of violence and political standoff, terror outfit surrenders and inks peace accord with Mizoram

And the ‘good’ wins defeating the ‘sin’! Manipur based terror outfit, Hmar People's Convention-Democratic (HPC-D), surrendered and inked peace accord with Mizoram to end the 3-decade-old violence and political standoff in the northeastern state. ..

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Meghalaya CM thanks Sushma Swaraj; expresses wish to boost trade and culture with ASEAN nations

Newly elected Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma expressed gratitude towards External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for taking keen interest on issues related to improving road connectivity with Bangladesh and on setting up of Passport Seva Kenda in Meghalaya...

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AFSPA extended in 3 Arunachal Pradesh districts and Assam border for six months

Due to various violent activities by insurgent groups NSCN, ULFA, NDFB, and others, Centre extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers Act) in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh and 8 police station areas bordering Assam by another six months...

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Meghalaya CM calls on DoNER Ministry to discuss wide range of development projects and schemes

Meghalaya New Chief Minister Conrad Sangma called on Dr Jitendra Singh Union Minister of Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) and discussed a wide range of development projects and schemes in the State...

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To empower women and combat growing crimes, Assam to set up special women cells

Special women cells will be set up in all the police stations in Assam to mitigate and combat growing incidents of crime against women. The Assam Government has also decided to increase the women’s representation in the police force...

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SC directs Assam to make all the necessary arrangements to publish NRC draft on 30th June

Today the Supreme Court directed that all arrangements should be made to publish the draft NRC of Assam on June 30. The top court also examined the reports submitted by the Assam State NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela before directing that remaining work of verification of documents should be completed by May 31...

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Airport Authority of India and Assam mutually to work for sustainable developments of rural communities

With a mission for sustainable development of human settlements at villages in Kamrup district in Assam, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) inked a MoU with Assam government under the Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) initiative...

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NIA arrests three Naga Govt officers over ‘terror funding’ case

In a tragic incident, National Investigation Agency arrested 3 Nagaland Senior Officials over ‘terror funding’ case. NIA has been conducting investigation in various government departments in Nagaland. “The officials were arrested on the basis of their alleged involvement in paying huge amount of money to various UG factions such as NSCN (K), NSCN (R), FGN, NNC and others within the period from 2012-2016,” NIA stated...

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North East Industrial Development Scheme gets a nod to promote employment and industrial growth in NE

With an aim to promote employment in North East a new step got a nod: North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS), 2017 was approved for promoting the employment opportunities for North East’s youngsters. This new scheme also aims to encourage industrial development in the North East...

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Unable to repay bank loans, Assam’s oldest tea company faces closure

Fourteen gardens and factories of Assam Company India Limited, the oldest tea company in the State, are going to be auctioned soon as the company has failed to repay loans taken from banks, reported The Sentinel published from Guwahati...

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Addressing ‘Sahayika Samaroh’ CM Sonowal hails women as pillars of development

Hailing women responsible for development Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called on the women of Assam to act as a bridge between the government and society and take the message of the development schemes eliciting active public participation in the developing narrative of the State...

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Tripura CM calls on Rajnath Singh; discusses on security issues, law and order in Tripura

After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tripura’s newly elected Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and met him and discussed various issues regarding law and order situation in Tripura...

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Tripura CM Biplab Deb calls on PM Modi; discusses several development issues of Tripura

Today the newly elected Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb along with Deputy CM Jishnu Deb Varma called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed various issues regarding development in Tripura...

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Women Science Congress pitches to empower women in science and technology

“Women need to be brought into the of the mainstream of national development,” said Governor of West Bengal while Inaugurating the 7th Women Science Congress at the ongoing 105th session of Indian Science Congress. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi stressed on the women empowerment in science and technology...

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Arunachal Pradesh becomes 4th state to approve death penalty for raping girls below 12 years of age

After Harayana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Arunachal Pradesh passed the bill proposing death sentence to those convicted of raping or gang-raping a girl up to 12 years of age becoming the fourth state of India taking this move...

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Arunachal Pradesh welcomes new Panchayati Raj Bill to regulate funding and streamline functioning system

With an aim to set up a two-tier system in the state, Arunachal Pradesh Assembly passed the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill 2018 on Thursday. This bill seeks to do away with the Anchal Samiti, the intermediate level of the three-tier Panchayati Raj system...

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After BJP thrones in, plans to implement 7th Pay Commission as promised for Tripura

As Tripura now gets the trail colored under the ‘development’ route after Bhartiya Janata Party thrones up the state. As promised, Tripura Council of Ministers set to form an expert committee to implement 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations for the government employees and pensioners...

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Rajnath Singh urges Mizoram-Assam to take all the possible measures for peace and stability

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh intervened and urged Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla to ensure peace in the Mizoram side of the border and not to allow people to gather at Bairabi and stage protests...

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For the 1st time ever a private flight smoothly lands at Pakyong airport in Sikkim

For the 1st time ever a private flight smoothly landed at the Pakyong airport in Sikkim on Saturday morning, prompting civil aviation officials to express the hope that the airport might be operational in a month. The SpiceJet test flight from Calcutta landed at the Pakyong airport - 4,600ft above the sea level and around 30km from Sikkim's capital Gangtok - around 11.45am...

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After securing historic win, PM Modi assures to serve every citizen of Tripura

“We will serve every citizen of Tripura,” assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing Tripura people. After the oath-taking ceremony of Biplab Deb as the Chief Minister of Tripura and other ministers, PM Narendra Modi today addressed a gathering at Tripura...

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After MHA issues advisory, Rajnath Singh strictly orders political parties to deal sternly against ‘vandalism’

After the violence lashed out in Tripura over demolishing Lenin’s statue, Ministry of Home Affairs issued advisory today to take strict actions against those ‘vandalizing statues’ across country. Also Union Minister Rajnath Singh directed all the political parties to ensure that those found vandalizing statues are dealt with strictly and said such incidents of vandalism can never be justified...

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After securing bang-on victory, Biplab Kumar Deb set to take oath as Tripura’s CM

After dethroning 25 years of Left rule, Bhartiya Janata Party secured a bang-on win in Tripura. Biplab Kumar Deb is set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Tripura. The announcement was made the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari who is also Bharatiya Janata Party’s Central Observer for Tripura; he said that Biplab Kumar Deb will be the next Chief Minister and Jishnu Debbarma his Deputy...

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Election results changed popular perception about BJP, says Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said that the election results of three states of the north-eastern region have changed the decade-old general perception that the region was a strong-hold of the Congress party alone...

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PM Modi congratulates Conrad Sangma; Rajnath Singh speaks on grand victory in NE

Today the National People’s Party President Conrad Sangma was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya by the Governor Ganga Prasad. Conrad Sangma today took oath as Chief Minister of Meghalaya...

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Journey form ‘Shunya’ to ‘Shikhar’: Nation celebrates BJP’s royal win in Tripura

The nation is celebrating the victory of defeating the ‘corrupt’ rule in Tripura. With a royal confidence Bhartiya Janata Party swept out the Left government today after leading in Tripura constituencies. With 43 seats BJP has ousted the 25 years of ruling Left government in these elections...

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With 40 seats BJP thrones thundering victory in Tripura by dethroning Left rule

Bhartiya Janata Party conquers a thriving victory in Tripura by dethroning 25 years of Left government. With 40 seats BJP has throned up Tripura while Left’s CPI is marching with 19 seats...

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Amidst tight security voting underway in Nagaland, Meghalaya: Records highest women voters

Voting began in Nagaland and Meghalaya today morning. 20% polling was recorded in Meghalaya and 38% was recorded in Nagaland till 11 am. Voting is being in process amidst tight security arrangements in both states...

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After instilling water taxis for Assam now Ola looks ahead to kickstart operations in Mizoram

After Ola instills water taxis in Assam, it heads one step ahead to kick start its operations in Mizoram. App-based ride-sharing platform Ola announced the launch of the company’s best-in-class mobility services alongside its larger transportation technology ecosystem in Aizawl...

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North East’s 1st Centre for Agriculture with Israeli collaboration will be opened up on 7th March

As Israel and India are working together for innovative technologies for agriculture, Centre for Agriculture, with the collaboration of Israeli expertise, is going to be inaugurated in Mizoram on 7th March. This will be the first such centre in the North East region of India that is being established with Israeli collaboration...

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Re-polling begins in 6 booths of Tripura Assembly constituencies; 37.07% voting recorded

Re-polling has begun in six booths of Tripura Assembly constituencies on Monday. Declaring elections held in these polling stations as ‘void’, the poll panel said, it noticed that the number of electorates didn’t tally with the number of votes polled in four polling stations. Around 37.07% of voting has recorded. ..

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International Conference of ‘Inclusive Tribal Congregation’ prioritizes equitable growth of weaker sections

“Inclusive growth is inherent to the rise of New India”, said Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) while addressing the Plenary Session of the International Conference of "Inclusive Tribal Congregation...

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PM Modi promises to ensure good governance with the formula of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' for Meghalaya

After addressing a rally in Tuensang in Nagaland amidst huge public, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally in Meghalaya’s Phulbari district. PM Modi urged people to vote for Bhartiya Janata Party ensuring development and good governance. I urge people of Meghalaya to give us a chance to serve the state. We will ensure good governance guided by the philosophy of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas', said PM Modi...

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PM Modi addresses public rally in Phulbari, Meghalaya

PM Modi addresses public rally in Phulbari, Meghalaya..

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Culture of Nagaland is our pride and will do everything possible to preserve and promote it: PM Modi

After Tripura, it’s time for Nagaland and Meghalaya! Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed public rally in Tuensang in Nagaland. “Every resource that is devoted for Nagaland's development has to be spent for the welfare of the people,” said PM Modi while addressing rally...

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PM Modi addresses public rally at Tuensang, Nagaland

PM Modi addresses public rally at Tuensang, Nagaland..

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‘NITI Forum for North East’ set up to facilitate smooth functioning for sustainable economic growth

“NITI Forum for North East” was constituted to facilitate smooth functioning for inclusive and sustainable economic growth in North East Region. The forum will be co-chaired by the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog and Minister of State, Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER). The forum will have its Secretariat in the Ministry of DoNER...

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First of its kind in Northeast: Israel to set up ‘Centre for Agriculture’ in Mizoram

As Israel and India are working together for innovative technologies for agriculture, Centre for Agriculture, with the collaboration of Israeli expertise, is going to be inaugurated in Mizoram on 7th March. This will be the first such centre in the North East region of India that is being established with Israeli collaboration...

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PM Modi extends warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on Statehood Day

Today the date coincides with two states who are celebrating their statehood day- Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram in Northeast. On this auspicious occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram...

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Tripura Elections records 78.5% voting; Northeast battleground gears up for Meghalaya and Nagaland

While Tripura Elections voting turnover saw 78.5%; elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland are set to go to the polls on 27th February making Northeast battleground ready for the people. The results would be declared on March 3...

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Start-up India, Stand-up India: Dr Jitendra Singh calls on young minds to explore unexplored avenues of Northeast

Encouraging young minds from all over India to take forward their budding Start-Ups Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh invited youths to Northeast and try their fortune through unexplored potentials of the region...

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Exclusive forum at NITI Aayog to chalk out development plans for North East

NITI Aayog set to set up special committee to prepare plans for development of North East. This was declared by the Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh...

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Tripura Assembly Elections: 11% voting recorded; PM Modi appeals youth to cast their votes responsibly

Amidst tight security, today voting kick started in Tripura early morning. Voting in 59 seats of the 60 members Tripura Assembly began which is being held in around 3,214 polling stations. So far 11% voting has been carried out...

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Leaving no stone unturned BJP heads to Meghalaya promising ‘development’ by ending ‘corruption’

While campaigning in Tripura concluded, Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah touched down in Meghalaya to carry forward the public meetings ahead of Assembly Elections. Leaving no stone unturned, BJP aims to cover North East with the colour of development...

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CM Pema Khandu thanks PM Modi for dedicating promising healthcare and future aspirations for Arunachal Pradesh

On Thursday Prime Minister Modi unveiled Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre in Itanagar. Inaugurating the centre PM Modi said that this is more than a building, it is a vibrant centre that will further the aspirations of Arunachal Pradesh...

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Promising ‘New Tripura’, PM Modi hints people to walk on the path of progress by kicking out Left’s rule

After appealing people to join in making “New Tripura” in Shantir Bazar in Tripura, Prime Minister addressed another rally in Asthabal Maidan ion Agartala. PM Modi appealed people to trust in Bhartiya Janata Party's efforts and kick out Left's rule...

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BJP Manifesto for Meghalaya promises strengthening connectivity, employment, electricity

Today Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled “Vision Document” of Meghalaya as Assembly Elections are going to be conducted on 27th February. BJP Manifesto promises shelter, employment opportunities, water, infrastructure, electricity, agriculture, education etc...

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We want to make a "New Tripura" like "New India": PM Modi appeals people in Tripura

Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre in Arunachal Pradesh and now is addressing public meeting in Shantir Bajar in Tripura. Promising deserving development PM Modi said that "In our journey to build a 'New India', we also want to build a modern and new Tripura."..

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Nirmala Sitharaman unveils BJP’s “Vision Document” for Meghalaya ahead of Assembly Elections

Assembly polls that are about to hit northeastern states: Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, today honorable Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released “Vision Document” of Meghalaya. Addressing the press conference, Minister Sitharaman questioned the status of development in Meghalaya. She questioned why is it that the benefits of development have not reached Meghalaya despite 15 years of Congress rule?..

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Unveiling State Convention Centre PM Modi says ‘Development will originate in Arunachal Pradesh in coming days’

Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi was warmly welcomed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu. In morning PM Modi addressed people and dedicated several development projects in Itanagar. PM Modi expressed his hopes saying that "development will begin from Arunachal Pradesh."..

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Tripura marching closure towards elections; BJP assures ‘welfare’ to reach even the farthest corner of Northeast

While Tripura is heading closure towards polls, ray of hope for development is also reeling in the hearts of people backing Bhartiya Janata Party’s mission to transform Tripura. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today while speaking at a press conference assured that all welfare schemes of the Centre reach the poor, even in the farthest corner of the Northeastern state...

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PM Narendra Modi to launch Doordarshan Arun Prabha news channel for NE

Last week North East got its 1st English news channel ‘NorthEast Live’, this week Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch Doordarshan Arun Prabha- another news channel for North East...

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National Conclave on Brahmaputra River kicked off to discuss navigation, acquaculture, agriculture avenues

While the Brahmaputra is one of the major water bodies of Asia, ‘Translating ideas into action’- two-day conclave opened up with an aim to counter the relief and rehabilitation operations following floods, erosion, and agriculture. The National Conclave was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for DoNER and Chairman of the North Eastern Council NEC, Dr Jitendra Singh...

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Sticking to the slogan ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’, BJP promises the health, wealth and growth of Tripura

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath touched down in Tripura today morning to carry forward the Bhartiya Janata Party promises in Tripura. Yogi Adityanath accompanied BJP Chief Amit Shah in campaigning. Yogi Adityanath said that BJP raised slogans since 2013 “Sabke Saath Sabka Vikas”, taking ahead the same promise today under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi BJP has come out with a plan for the good of people like money, currency and digital India...

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BJP Govt is set to Transform Tripura says Amit Shah amidst cheers rallying against corrupt Manik Sarkar

Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah’s rallies in Tripura are in full swing with massive crowd and cheers. Hitting Leftist’s government Amit Shah promised people of Tripura of providing smart phones, 7th Pay Commission to the employees etc...

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Around 281 companies of Central Force will be deployed in Nagaland to ensure smooth Assembly elections

Elections in Northeast have risen up the temperatures as Bhartiya Janata Party aims to take over the ruling parties to wipe out left governments. Polling for assembly elections in Tripura will be held on 18 February, the states of Nagaland and Meghalaya will go to polls on 27 February. Counting for all three states will be held on 3 March...

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Arun Jaitley unveils BJP’s “Vision Document” ahead of Tripura Assembly Elections

Today Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released Bhartiya Janata Party’s “Vision Document” for Tripura as Assembly Elections are going to get floored on 18th February. Manifesto promises to bring in visions for the development of each and every corner of Tripura...

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Tripura Elections: Lotus set to bloom the rights of farmers, common man and end up dark era of Manik Sarkar

Tripura’s assembly elections are raising the temperatures levels up while Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah campaigned in Tripura. Amit Shah was warmly welcomed by the people of Tripura hoping for change and development in Tripura’s governance...

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Two-day national symposium on traditions & ethos of N-E India from Feb 10

Intellectual Forum for NE India (IFNE), a voluntary organisation formed by young dynamic people from different fields in 2016, is organising a two-day national symposium “Gyan Sangam” on ‘Traditions and Socio-Cultural Ethos of Northeast India’...

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Districts of NE identified under “Transformation of Aspirational Districts" for equitable development in different sectors

Northeast has become an integral part since Bhartiya Janata Party came to power and has proved their mettle to take up initiatives and efforts to make Northeast- an important member of India...

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253 including 5 women candidates file nominations in Nagaland

A total of 253 candidates filed nomination papers for the 13th Nagaland Assembly Elections on Wednesday, the last day, said State Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha, IAS...

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NRC to contain genuine Indians’ names: Hansraj Ahir

Assuring the Elders on Natinal Register of Citizens (NRC) issue Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in Rajya Sabha that the NRC will contain the names of all genuine Indian citizens of Assam...

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Your finger has power to change corrupt political scenario : PM Modi appeals common man in Tripura

We are focusing on 3Ts for Tripura - Trade, Tourism, Training of the youth so that they get opportunities to shine, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing his 1st public rally in Sonamura, Tripura. Ahead PM Modi will address the public rally in Unakoti. Bhartiya Janata Party is on a mission to uproot corrupt Left government for Tripura...

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‘Northeast Live’- 1st English news channel of NE launched especially to reach out to ASEAN countries

‘Northeast Live’- 1st English news channel of Northeast was launched by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Addressing the newly launched news channel, CM Sonowal said that “This channel should not only confine itself to different parts of the country but reach out to ASEAN countries and beyond.”..

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Surrendered militants in Arunachal Pradesh unite to seek rehabilitation

Several youths from Changlang district who took up militancy have surrendered in recent years and took a step ahead forming Surrendered Militants Welfare Association (SMWA) to seek redressal to their grievances. Irrespective of their past affiliations, buried their differences and came together here to form the Surrendered Militants Welfare Association (SMWA)...

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Soon drinking in public and creating nuisance may land you in jail in Assam

Assam government tabled Assam Excise (Amendments) Bill, 2017 which includes stern provisions like punishments for creating nuisance after drinking or even drinking in public may land you in jail. Under the proposed rules, consuming alcohol at public places will attract a fine of Rs 5,000 and if the offender creates a nuisance, the fine will be up to Rs 10,000 with a jail term of three months. ..

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Manipur CM expresses confidence saying that BJP will surely form Govt in Tripura, Nagaland

Chief Minister N Biren Singh expressed his confidence over Assembly Elections saying that Bhartiya Janata Party will form the government in Tripura and Nagaland. CM N Biren Singh said that “BJP will be way ahead of Left Front of Tripura (IPFT).”..

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Ola inks pact with Assam for operating ‘River Taxis’ on Brahmaputra River

Advantage Assam has drawn around Rs 70,000 Crores of investments from the investors during “Global Investors’ Summit”. Ola, India’s top transport company has inked MoU with Assam’s Inland Water Transport Department for operating river taxis on the Brahmaputra...

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With “Vijay Rath Yatra”, BJP aims to uproot corrupt Manik Sarkar’s Govt for prosperity and development of Tripura

Bhartiya Janata Party aiming to uproot the corrupt government led by the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh carried out BJP campaign “Vijay Rath Yatra” for upcoming Assembly polls saying that the 25-year Left Front rule under the leadership of Manik Sarkar in the State has led to an increase in corruption, crime and unemployment...

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Advantage Assam Summit draws investments worth Rs. 70,000 Cr aiming for stronger economy

Terming Assam as ‘Gateway’ to connect ASEAN countries Advantage Summit acts as a vital platform for development ample amount of employment opportunities. Advantage Assam Summit has drawn core investments of nearly Rs.70,000 Crores in several sectors like petroleum, telecom, health and tourism...

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1500-km long gas pipeline to be laid in Northeastern States

A 1500-kilometre pipeline to be laid from Guwahati to Tinsukia to supply gas to the Northeastern States. Difficult terrains and lack of infrastructure makes exploration difficult in the northeastern states...

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‘Advantage Assam: India’s Express way to ASEAN’ not just a statement but a comprehensive Vision: PM Modi

‘Global Investors’ Summit’ Advantage Assam was graced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he was warmly received by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. ‘Advantage Assam: India’s Express way to ASEAN’ is not just a Statement but it is a comprehensive Vision, said PM Modi during Advantage Summit Summit...

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Adding feather to the hat of Indo-Bhutan relations: Royal Bhutanese Consulate Office comes up in Guwahati

Royal Bhutanese Consulate was inaugurated in Guwahati seeking to strengthen North East and Bhutanese bond. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan Lyonpo Damcho Dorji on Friday jointly inaugurated the Royal Bhutanese Consulate...

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Arunachal Pradesh nods to much awaited ‘Advertisement Policy 2018’

Arunachal Pradesh gave a nod to much awaited “Arunachal Pradesh Advertisement Policy 2018.” State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu approved Arunachal Pradesh Advertisement Policy 2018 which will enable the government to make payment of government advertisement bills to media houses on timely basis...

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Dr Jitendra Singh thanks Finance Minister for signifying “National Bamboo Mission” in Budget-2018

Union Minister for North Eastern Region DoNER Dr. Jitendra Singh expressed gratitude after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the special “National Bamboo Mission" during Budget-2018 session. “National Bamboo Mission" has been allocated Rs. 1290 Crores to promote Promoting ‘Bamboo’ as ‘Green Gold’...

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Boycotting Assembly polls Naga political parties call on for “Solution before Election” over Naga Peace deal

All political parties in Nagaland including ruling Naga People's Front, Bhartiya Janata Party BJP and Congress decided not to contest Assembly elections next month demanding Naga’s political problem to be resolved first. The insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), the political parties of Nagaland have decided to boycott the February 27th Assembly elections. Since Naga’s problems haven’t been taken up yet since 2015 after signing the agreement, political parties have taken ..

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Ministry of DoNER extends a helping hand to seek optimum gains for farmers of Northeastern states

Discussions revolving around ‘Northeast Industry’ Projects were held that entailed discussing various initiatives taken in last three years to bring in ease of business and to exploit the unexplored potential of the region. The delegation of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by its National President Anil Khaitan and Senior National Vice President Rajeev Talwar, called on Union Minister of State of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh...

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North East’s 1st Atmospheric Radar Centre to gauge earthquakes, thunderstorms, global warming impact

North East will become the hub of atmospheric radar centre as Guwahati is developing Stratospheric-Tropospheric Radar Centre which will help to gauge the climatic conditions like earthquakes and especially the global warming levels. This Radar will begin its operation from February end...

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Northeast set to give boost to air connectivity at a cost of Rs 1,232 Cr

Assam got the new integrated terminal building of Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) airport aiming to boost air connectivity in North East. Union Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone...

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Territorial integrity of Assam and other NE states won’t be compromised due to Naga peace accord: Rajnath Singh assures Assam CM

Commitment of giving bright life for Naga people will not affect the territorial integrity of Assam and other Northeastern states. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured to the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal that Assam’s territorial integrity won’t be compromised once Naga pact gets inked...

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Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik: UDAN-2 to gel NE states with 43 new airports and helipads

With an aim to connect North East states and all the hill states with air connectivity, Airports Authority of India (AAI) set to connects 43 new airports and helipads. This initiative is being carried out under Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN-2) scheme...

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Arunachal vows to combat ‘Corruption’ on completion of 1st Anniversary of BJP Govt led by Pema Khandu

Celebrating the completion of one year of Bhartiya Janata Party government, led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu vowed to combat corruption. Arunachal Pradesh observed the 1st anniversary where thousands of BJP leaders and workers welcomed Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju, BJP National General Secretary (Organization) Ram Lal, and others. ..

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No village or city would be left out of the reach of electricity: CM Sonowal

‘Electricity for all will now be a reality’, said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while launching Saubhagya (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli HarGharYojna). CM Sonowal said that with the launch of this scheme electricity for all would be a reality in the State where remotest of villages would be electrified...

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Kachai Lemon Festival kicks off in Manipur; Promotes Kachai Lemon production through organic way

Manipur Kachai Lemon Festival kicked off recording over highest production of lemons. Despite insufficient rainfall and increase in insect occurrence, the annual yield of the Kachai lemon recorded over 5 metric tonnes this year. This figure was recorded as products sold in the annual lemon festival held every year...

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2017 – most peaceful for North East; Records 85% drop in violent activities in last 17 years

Good News hits North East as Northeastern states have seen an 85% drop in violent activities in the last 17 years, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Data released by MHA shows that while approximately 2,000 incidents of violence were recorded in the year 2000, the figure is only 308 in 2017. ..

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After achieving success in 1st Phase, NE States to get digitally linked up under 2nd phase of BharatNet

Implementation of BharatNet and other major telecom projects Conference kicked off amidst Chief Ministers of North Eastern states. . The project aims to provide affordable broadband services to citizens and institutions in rural and remote areas, in partnership with States and the private sector. ..

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Investing Rs 50,000 Cr Arunachal set to begin linking roads; CM Pema Khandu urges people to be a part ‘Team Arunachal’

Arunachal Pradesh set to improve road connectivity as Centre approved Rs 50,000 Crore for the state. The linking of roads will kick start from this financial year. Also, Chief Minister Pema Khandu urged people to contribute for development as ‘Team Arunachal’. ..

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Tripura all set to bid farewell to Manik Sarkar; BJP will fulfill the promises: Amit Shah

With an aim to uproot the corrupt Manik Sarkar in Tripura, massive crowd backed Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah during his rally. Lambasting Left government, BJP Chief Amit Shah warned that the scamsters will end up in the Agartala central jail...

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Banned outfit’s refuge temporary camp busted by Assam Rifles

While Republic Day is on the corner nation is all geared up, braced up to celebrate ensuring all security. One of the banned outfit named ‘United Liberaion Fron of Assam – Independent (ULFA-I)’ was lambasted after security forces belonging to Assam Rifles Jairampur Battalion busted the hideout temporary camp in South Arunachal Pradesh...

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BJP Activist Amulya Malakar hacked to death by Marxist goons in Tripura

In a very disturbing example that hit Tripura when seventh politically motivated killing took place after Bhartiya Janata Party activist Amulya Malakar was hacked to death by Communist Party of India (Marxist) faction. Amulya Malakar was brutally killed by Marxist goons at his residence in Rajnagar on Tuesday night...

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For the 1st time Manipur set to host 105th Indian Science Congress with an aim to inspire young minds

Manipur is all geared up to host the grand event of 105th Indian Science Congress from March 18 to 22 this year. Chief Minister Biren Singh launched the official website of the 105th Indian Science Congress, 2018. The ISC 2018 will be hosted by Manipur University under the theme, 'Reaching the Unreached' from March 16 to 20, 2018...

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Future of Meghalaya is BJP: Homecoming ceremony kicks off amidst cheers after Congress MLAs return back to BJP

Grand welcome was given to 4 Meghalaya Congress MLA’s for their homecoming into Bhartiya Janata Party BJP today. Massive crowd witnessed the induction of these 4 MLA’s into the party. Names of MLAs include Alexander Hek of the Congress, one hailed from Nationalist Congress Party Legislator Sanbor Shullai and two independent MLAs Justine Dkhar and Robinus Syngkon...

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New Year Magic Wand! Arunachal swells with pride becoming North East’s second ODF state

Arunachal Pradesh became ‘Open Defecation Free’. Overwhelmed by this success, Chief Minister expressed his joy saying that “Congratulations Arunachal for achieving 100% #OpenDefecationFree. As promised our state is now ODF 1yr & 10 months ahead of National Target. I extend my thanks to team of officers, staffs & people of Arunachal who have made it possible.”..

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Assam finds 1.9 crore people as legal citizens as first draft of NRC published

Assam, the state was under c a conspicious attack of influx of illegal bangladeshi infiltrators since the early 20th century, has found that 1.9 crore people out of the 3.29 crore total applicants in Assam recognising them as legal citizens of India. Assam is the only state having an National Register of Citizens (NRC), first prepared in 1951...

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Heading towards ‘Cleanliness’: Swachh Survekshan 2018 launched in Guwahati

Many states of India heading towards ‘Swachhata’, Guwahati witness the launch of Swachh Survekshan 2018. The initiative aims to encourage cities to improve urban sanitation. The objective of Swachh Survekshan is to encourage large scale citizen participationand create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a cleaner and better place to live in...

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Suspected Chinese National Spy held in Manipur by Assam Rifles Jawans

Suspected Chinese National Spy was arrested by Assam Rifles Jawans near Moreh along the Myanmar border in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district...

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Arunachal Pradesh by-poll: BJP clinches smooth victory; Pema Khandu terms it as ‘Christmas Gift’

Bhartiya Janata Party won the Pakke-Kessang and the Likabali Assembly seats that had gone to by-polls under the Chief Minister Pema Khandu’s leadership. BR Waghe of the BJP won the Pakke-Kessang seat by a margin of 475 votes, defeating his lone rival and former deputy chief minister Kameng Dolo of the Congress. ..

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Microsoft India shake hands with Assam Govt to enable e-governance services

Microsoft India joined hands with Assam government in order to facilitate convenient governance services through digital platforms. Microsoft India said it will continue to partner with Assam to enable better e-governance services in the state...

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Assam is rich in culture, language and tradition; people should preserve their heritage: CM Sonowal urges tribal community

Lauding the tribal community of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal addressed 37th triennial General Conference of All Assam Tribal Sangha. CM Sonowal appealed to the people of the state to boost harmony and strengthen the fabric of the Assamese society...

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Manipur set to come up with second trade corridor to South-East Asia

Manipur set to come up with second trade corridor to South-East Asia to boost Centre’s Act East policy. Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced his government’s plans to develop Behiang town in Churachandpur district as the second trade corridor to the South-East Asian countries as part of the Centre’s Act East policy...

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Assam fully geared up in its transformation for making a New India: CM Sonowal

In a move to reach out to the industrialists and potential investors all across the nation and outside and elicit maximum participation for the first ever Global Investors’ Summit to be held in February next year, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal kick-started a roadshow of Advantage Assam: Global Investors’ Summit, 2018 at a hotel in Bengaluru. ..

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Saving lifelines: Assam inks MoU with Isha Foundation to rejuvenate rivers

Assam inked pact with Isha Foundation and Environment and Forest Department to rejuvenate rivers in the state. MoU was signed where Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the Assamese civilization has flourished by the rivers Brahmaputra and Barak, and saving these rivers is one of the prime objectives of the State government...

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Investing over Rs 2,500 Cr, Airport Authority of India aims to boost air connectivity in North East

In next three years, North East set to get air connectivity worth Rs 2,500 Crore, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will invest Rs 2,500 crore in the next three years to develop regional air connectivity in the Northeast, AAI chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said...

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Soon to set up ‘Olympic Bhavan’, CM Khandu encourages Karate champions to lead NE as ‘Hub of Talent’

Dedicating ‘Olympic Bhavan’, Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the two-day 5th North East National Level Karate Championship in Nyokum Lapang General Gound, Itanagar. CM Khandu said that “Olympic Bhavan would be set up for the convenience of the visiting sportspersons and officials.”..

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Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road inaugurated; PM Modi terms it as an ‘East-West Corridor’

After dedicating Tuirial Hydro Power Project to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road in Shillong today. Addressing the gathering PM Modi said that "he was glad "to have inaugurated 261 km long 2-Laning of Shillong-Nongstoin Section of NH 106 and Nongstoin- Rongjeng Section of NH 127-B. "This road will serve as an east-west corridor," he added...

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Centre approves Capital Investment Subsidy of Rs 264.67 Cr for NE industrial units

The government on Friday approved capital investment subsidy amounting to Rs 264.67 Crore to four industrial units located in North East, including Sikkim. The decision was taken at a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Being a window to South East Asia, Guwahati set to become ‘International Airline Hub’

Guwahati will soon become a major airline hub with support from countries like Thailand, Bangladesh and Bhutan, informed senior diplomats and officials from these countries while participating in an international seminar on global connectivity in Guwahati on Friday...

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18th Hornbill Festival concludes successfully; registers whopping 2, 43, 214 visitors

18th Hornbill Festival concluded on a cheering note embracing its unique culture. The ten day long festivities of the 18th Hornbill Festival 2017 registered record breaking turn out of visitors. The 2017 edition of the Hornbill Festival drew a record turnout of 2, 43, 214 visitors. This year’s total visitor count barely beat out the previous record of 2,43,113 visitors registered in 2015...

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Airtel to install over 2,000 mobile towers with an aim to increase connectivity in NE

Airtel set to boost mobile connectivity; will provide 2,100 uncovered villages and national highways of Northeast region over 18 months. A MoU was signed by the Department of Telecom DoT with Bharti Airtel...

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Poorest of poor must benefit from the development schemes: Arunachal Governor

Poorest of poor must benefit from the development schemes, said the Arunachal Governor Dr B D Mishra while addressing the two day conclave, ‘Dream Change: Reshaping the Development Discourse of Arunachal Pradesh’. The two-day conclave, titled ‘Dream Change: Reshaping the Development Discourse of Arunachal Pradesh’ got under way in the Plenary Hall of the State Legislative Assembly here on Friday...

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Enthralled by Naga’s Hornbill Festival, Rajnath Singh assured that North-East states' territorial integrity won't be hit by Naga pact

Enthralled by the Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh described it as “Enchanting festival,” and assured that central government is committed towards fulfilling the aspirations of the Naga people. Addressing the festival, Union Minister Rajnath Singh said that “the central government is committed to do its best to fulfil the aspirations of the Naga people for a brighter tomorrow with all the honour which you richly deserve.” After his, address, the Union Home Minister also ..

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Dream of Greater Nagalim in the hands of Bangladeshis: NSCN (IM) suspected to recruit ‘Non Naga’

It seems that the identity of Nagas and their future has been hijacked by the radical Islamists of Bangladesh who are getting support and assistance from Pakistan. Recently the National Socialist Council of Nagaland IM group drawn flak from two organisations – Survival Nagaland and Dimapur Urban Council Chairman Federation (DUCCF) – for its alleged recruitments of non-Naga persons into its hierarchy...

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‘Nagaland International Trade Expo’ wraps up with an aim to boost ‘trade’ with neighbouring countries

‘Nagaland International Trade Expo’ concluded on terms of boosting trade with neighbouring countries. The panel discussion ended on the note that it is possible and viable for Nagaland and the people of the state to trade with the neighbouring countries and it need to be encouraged...

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Manipur welcomes ‘SAUBHAGYA’ scheme to achieve electricity in every corner

‘SAUBHAGYA’ scheme was introduced with an aim to transform the lives, especially poorest of the poor by providing power supply to every household of the country. Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that power supply has improved to a large extent especially after corporatization of the former Electricity Department into Transmission Company and Distribution Company...

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For the first time, Arunachal Pradesh gets its own Naval Officer Chaphoa Wangno

Appointing Sub-Lieutenant Chaphoa Wangno, Arunachal Pradesh gets it first ever naval officer. Congratulations.The passing out parade of the 93rd batch of Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala carved the history of Arunachal Pradesh, for one officer in the newly-commissioned batch of 2017, is the first person from the state to join the Indian Navy...

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Bowing down to legendary warrior Lachit Borpukhan who defeated Mughals from capturing North East

Mughals always prints in the history who got defeated by bravehearts like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maharana Pratap Singh, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Lachit Borpukhan and many more. Wait! Lachit Borpukhan sounds new name to you? Well Lachit Borpukhan was Legendary Assamese Ahom General who refused to let the Mughal rule the North-East. Today of every year is celebrated as Lachit Divas in Assam where they commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan...

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Exclusive ‘North East Rural Livelihood’ scheme announced for welfare of tribals

To benefit the tribals and lower socioeconomic groups, including women of North East region, Ministry for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) announced an unique scheme "North East Rural Livelihood Project"...

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North East Development Summit wraps up with 39 MoUs worth Rs 4,000-5,000 Cr to explore state’s potential

North East Development Summit was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind where 39 MoUs were inked worth around Rs 4,000-5,000 Crores. The two-day business summit of Northeast India and Association for South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries concluded on Wednesday at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound...

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Inaugurating Manipur Sangai Festival, Prez Kovind says Manipur is India’s window to South East Asian countries

Manipur is India’s window to South East Asian countries to take up the Act East Policy, said President Ram Nath Kovind while inaugurating Manipur Sangai Festival. While Inuagurating the festival President Kovind said that ‘Festival is perfect showcase for cultural diversity and richness of Manipur, comprising its various communities and beautiful social fabric.’..

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Even after finding countless days and nights for lifetime, a state like Assam will not be found: Prez Kovind

Even after finding countless days and nights for a lifetime, a state like Assam will not be available and fertile soil will not be found, said President Ram Nath Kovind in Assam during his northeast tour. While President Ram Nath Kovind is on his 4 day tour to northeast states, arrived in Assam today morning to address the closing ceremony of Namami Barak...

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Citing ‘Arunachal Pradesh’ as Jewel of NE, Prez Kovind received warm welcome amidst ritualistic rhythms from students

Citing Arunachal as the ‘Jewel’ of the northeastern region, President Ram Nath Kovind received classic ceremonial welcome from the students of the state dancing to the rhythms of traditional songs. On his 4 day tour to northeast, he arrived for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh as the President of India...

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Youth must become ‘self-reliant’ and should promote ‘self-employment’ opportunities: Pema Khandu

Calling upon the youths of state, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said ‘Youth development and employment generation are one of the focus areas of the state Government.’ He called upon the youth to explore and avail self-employment avenues and schemes and also aspire to be entrepreneurs, be job creators adding that we need to move away from dependency on Government jobs and move towards self-employment and employment generation in various potential sectors...

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Nagaland becomes the first state of NE to launch Point of Sale (POS) facility for paying electricity bills

Carving the page of history to back ‘Digital India’s’ dream, Nagaland became the first state of North East to launch Point of Sale (POS) facility for electricity bill payment, where the mode of payment will be cashless...

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Assam conducts workshop for women entrepreneurs to provide multi-benefits of ‘social media platforms’ for businesses

‘Social Media and Digital Marketing’ workshop kicked off in Assam especially for women entrepreneurs of the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship at the IIE campus. This workshop aims to benefit women and explore them with multi-benefits of the social media platforms...

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Inviting the investors, CM Sonowal said Assam now is ready for big industrial push

Investing investors for Assam’s development, Chief Minister said Assam is now ready for big industrial push. CM Sonowal inaugurated third manufacturing plant of Emami Ltd in the State at Pacharia in Kamrup district on Tuesday...

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Assam Rifles Tri-Nation Motorcycle Tour flagged off for Nagaland to promote peace and unity

Assam Rifles Tri-Nation Motorcycle expedition travelling through the vast uncharted territories of North Eastern India, Bangladesh and Myanmar with an aim of spreading the message of peace & unity was flagged off today by Y Joykumar, Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur for Nagaland after spending two days in Imphal...

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Nagaland aims to promote ‘plastic free’ motive through ‘Hornbill Festival’

Nagaland is set to host ‘Hornbill Festival’ with a main motive to promote the ‘plastic-free’ mission all around. ‘Hornbill Festival’ will go on for 10 days from December 1 to 10 at the Naga Heritage village Kisama, a tourism official informed today...

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With an aim to boost the development, Manipur Govt welcomes the new ‘Industrial and Investment Policy’

Manipur government gave nod to the Industrial and Investment Policy of Manipur (IIPM), 2017 with an aim to strengthen the State Government’s mission to act as a facilitator to accelerate industrial development...

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Assam becomes India’s 1st state to bring HIV/AIDS intervention programme for women in correctional homes

Assam became the 1st state to bring HIV/AIDS intervention programme for women living in correctional homes. The programme was launched by National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) in association with the Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) at a function held at the State Home for Women. ..

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Assam Tourism adopts ‘ecofriendly’ way: Soon Majuli will be the first carbon neutral district of India

Assam geared up to promote ‘Tourism’ in an environment-friendly way: offering cycle visits to the destinations, storytellers to narrate the history, tales etc. Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) set to launch an eco-friendly tourism project at Majuli, which is the country’s largest river island...

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Ministry of DoNER sanctions Rs 200 Crore for flood affected North Eastern states

After North East was left sunk in the floods this year; to overcome the damage caused to the north eastern states the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has sanctioned Rs 200 Crore for flood affected reconstruction works in the four North Eastern States of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram...

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Manipur firm with BJP: In a clean sweep, BJP wins all 6 Zilla Parishad Adhaksha post

With a victory, all the six seats of Zilla Parishad ZP won by Bhartiya Janta Party BJP candidates. Chief Minister N Biren Singh congratulated newly elected Adhaksha, Up-Adhaksha and Members of Imphal West Zilla Parishad. ..

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CM Pema Khandu awarded with ‘Flower of Joy’ for his extraordinary leadership

While Tawang Festival got celebrated with enthusiasm, where Chief Minister Pema Khandu was awarded with the ‘Flower of Joy’ Award by the Tendhon Cultural Preservation Society (TCPS) in its 27th-anniversary celebration at general ground Tawang. The award, a replica of Ashoka’s lion emblem, was awarded to the Chief Minister on behalf of the people of Monyul as an appreciation and respect for his extraordinary leadership and achievements, an official report said...

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‘Assam Darpan’ –website launched for people to display the progress of various schemes of Govt

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched a web portal ‘Assam Darpan’ in a programme held at Janata Bhawan with an aim to boost the ‘Digital India’ initiative. This portal will reflect the government’s performance and achievements to the citizens. It has been developed as the Chief Minister’s Dashboard where citizens will be able to see the progress of the flagship schemes of the government...

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5th edition of Tawang Festival kicks off with colorful street carnival show in the presence of CM Pema Khandu

On Thursday 5th edition of Tawang Festival kicked off at the general ground in Tawang. This was followed by school children releasing hundreds of balloons in air to mark the beginning of the four-day festivity. Also Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the festival and attended the street carnival show held at old market...

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Global Investors Summit: CM Sonowal appeals investors to Come and Make in Assam

Inviting potential investors to participate in Advantage Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal appealed to the businessmen and investors to come and make in Assam at Global Investors Summit. The first ever global investors’ summit to be held in the Northeast, saying his state can now be termed as the land of potentialities, possibilities and prosperity...

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‘New Arunachal Mission 2022’ aims to pave way for new developments and robust connectivity

"I believe robust connectivity will solve all issues of Arunachal Pradesh” cited Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar during a meeting which discussed and reviewed the development projects of the Arunachal Pradesh along with the Chief Minister Pema Khandu and other High Officials...

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North East’s infrastructure to get boost by undertaking highway projects worth Rs 1.45 lakh Cr

The government is planning to undertake highway projects worth about Rs 1.45 lakh Crore in next two to three years with an aim to upgrade infrastructure in the North-East, said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari...

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Manipur set to improve and develop football infrastructure to promote ‘Sports’ culture

The government is committed to increasing the seat capacity of the main stadium of the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex from the present seating capacity of 25,000 soon, said Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh...

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1st ever Mountain Terrain Biking event kicked off in North East; CM Khandu lauded the boost of ‘NE Tourism’

‘Tourism is the engine of Growth’, said Chief Minister Pema Khandu said the state government is giving high priority to the sector. CM Khandu said while attending the first-ever Mountain Terrain Biking (MTB) race of North East India, also referred to as ‘Hornbill’s Flight’...

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Assam rolls out new ‘Tourism Policy 2017’: Emphasis on making the state a ‘Destination of Film’

Assam came up with new ‘Tourism Policy’ with an aim to increase tourist inflow by at least two to three times within next five years. The 'Tourism Policy of Assam 2017', effective from January next year till December 2022, gives special emphasis on making the state a destination of filmmaking by offering a range of incentives to movie producers...

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With a tradition of 1000 years of non-violence, India could ensure world peace by stimulating the ancient knowledge: Dalai Lama

Well-known Tibetian spiritual leader Dalai Lama touched Manipur on Tuesday who is on his three-day visit spoke on various aspects like terrorism and peace. "India, which has a tradition of 1,000 years of non-violence, could ensure world peace by revitalizing the ancient knowledge,” said Dalai Lama while addressing a public reception...

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For the 1st time, Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama touches Manipur

Today the well-known Tibet spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrived in Manipur who is on his three-day visit. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand received the Dalai Lama. This will be his second visit to the Northeastern region since April this year...

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