North East

“Cloudburst’ leaves Northeast stranded; authorities gear up to help people with relief camps and rescue operations

Ringing an alarm bell for northeast with the incessant rainfall, the disaster management authorities are gearing up to control the damage. The heavy rains ensuing from a cloudburst lashed Assam and Arunachal Pradesh as the regions witnessed repeated flash floods and landslides in the wake of monsoon arriving in the north-east with all its ferocity...

Aligning seven sisters of Northeast for ease of travelling, Indian Railways to provide broad gauge rail connectivity

Setting new rail agendas with new term, the Indian Railways is all set to connect major North-east cities including seven state capitals as part of a big connectivity push in the region. All the state capitals of North-east states excluding Sikkim would be provided broad gauge rail connectivity via projected launched in the last five years...

Availing picturesque beauty, Nagaland flags off second helicopter service for citizens with medical facilities

Experiencing the scenic tranquil beauty of the picturesque Nagaland, the state government has started off helicopter services for its citizens. The Nagaland Transport Minister P Paiwang Konyak on Wednesday flagged off the second state helicopter service from Dimapur Airport. ..

Lotus blooms bright in Northeast! With impressive lead, BJP furthers stronghold of New India

Focussing on the initial trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its partner AGP have taken lead in Assam. While BJP is leading in nine seats, its ally AGP is leading in two seats. Opposition Congress, which managed to get three seats in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, is trailing in all 14 seats in the state. ..

Tripura Minister catches collar of doctor conducting abortion

Wednesday’s incident is nothing but a social crime which was caught red-handed, Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman caught a doctor red-handed while conducting an abortion at a government hospital in South Tripura's Birchandra Manu. The doctor has been identified as Ajay Biswas...

Arunachal MLA Tirong Aboh and 10 others shot dead; Centre promises to take action against unjust act

In a shocking incident, a sitting Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and 10 others were shot dead in Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. It has been suspected that the militants responsible for this attack belong to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland. ..

Standing strong for the nation, Assam Rifles nab three insurgents in Arunachal Pradesh

Owing to mother India, the armed forces strive hard to protect the citizens and the nation. Three northeast insurgents have been nabbed by the ninth regiment of the Assam Rifles from Old Changlang area in Arunachal Pradesh' Changlang district...

Accepting new changes, Manipur farmers use integrated farming for substantial production

Continuing the same, the farmers in the state have been practising organic farming religiously and for years it has been their sustainable source of income. Encouraging and accepting change, a new method of integrated farming has yielded better production of crops for many...

Uprooting terrorism nexus, Indian Army apprehends terrorists from Manipur

In a quest to weed out terrorism from its core, the Indian security forces have strived hard to slay down terrorists. In a latest, in two separate operations of NorthEast India, the Assam Rifles unit along with the police apprehended two terrorists of Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) and United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA). ..

Making it clear, SC states it will not extend deadline for finalisation of NRC in Assam

The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided that it will not extend the deadline for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The NRC was under the purview of Supreme Court and it also took note of all the developments taking place in the act. The deadline for the finalisation of the NRC is on July 31. ..

Taking precautionary measures, AAI cancels 81 flights across Northeast due to cyclone Fani

As the cyclonic storm Fani move towards Northeast, the Airports Authority of India (AAI), North Eastern Regional Headquarters, today announced that 81 flights have been cancelled across parts of Northeast India. It has been reported that 59 flights in Guwahati, 8 in Agartala, two in Dimapur, two in Lilabari, four in Dibrugarh and six in Imphal were cancelled as precautionary measure. ..

Tourism boost to Meghalaya; GSI installs geological boards at Mawmluh cave and Therriaghat

Creating awareness among visiting tourists, students and the general public, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) North Eastern Region (NER) on Wednesday, installed two geological display boards. These boards are at two important geological sites in the State with geo-scientific information. ..

These constituencies in Arunachal to go re-polling on April 20

The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered repolling in 19 polling stations following complaints of voter intimidation by militants and destruction of EVMs and VVPATs in the state. Re-polling in the 19 polling booths spread over eight Arunachal Pradesh districts, including five districts namely, East and West Kameng, Lower and Upper Subansiri and West Siang under Arunachal West Parliamentary Constituency and three districts of Siang, Namsai and Longding under Arunachal East constituency will be held ..

Northeast outshines this Lok Sabha polls; Know how..!

As the Lok Sabha elections kick off, nature’s favourite region ‘Northeast’ has signified an electrifying start. The trend of early voting was seen in the north-eastern states where voters turned up early on to cast their vote. With the motto of ‘No Voters be Left Behind’, Northeast took significant steps in ensuring voter’s participation. ..

Improving law and order, Centre extends "disturbed area" tag under AFSPA in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh

In a major decision, the Centre on Monday extended the “disturbed area” tag under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for three districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six months more while withdrawing it partly from the state’s three other districts bordering Assam...

Getting ready for ‘Desh Ka Maha Tyohar’, Northeast gives green tick to security system for polls

As far as the Northeast region is concerned, a high-level security review meeting of senior army officials along with the representatives from civil administration and central armed police forces of Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh was convened by the Operations Group at Dinjan in Assam on Thursday...

Waving its magic wand, Indian Railways comes up with unique initiative to curb river pollution in Manipur; know how

Always ready with innovative ways to protect the environment, the Indian Railway has once again swayed its magic wand in the state of Manipur. Taking a major step towards preventing the Ijei River from pollution during the construction of a railway line, the Indian Railway has come up with a unique initiative to produce bricks from the waste soil that is usually being dumped in the river during construction. ..

Tightening knots of strong alliance, BJP ties up with allies for the upcoming LS polls in Northeast

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has got back its ally-the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)-in Assam and will contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections jointly in the state. The BJP and its allies will also contest the elections unitedly in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura...

‘Do Boond Zindagi Ke..!’ Nagaland seeps in medicating children with the launch of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization

Walking on the path of strengthening and envisioning a bright future for the upcoming generation, the country has been diligently walking on to create a polio free India. Seeping into sustain the polio eradication drive, Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday launched the first round of 'Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization' programme...

Taking firm stand, Mizoram passes Liquor Prohibition Bill

Taking a firm stand over liquor prohibition, the Mizoram Cabinet has approved the proposed liquor prohibition bill in the state. The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Friday approved the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition Bill, 2019...

An electric boost to Meghalaya, state decides to execute two hydel power projects

Giving a electric boost to North East, the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) would be executing two hydel power projects in power-starved Meghalaya. The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting that the two projects would be given to NEEPCO. ..

Pumping up development, Tripura gets a illuminating boost by embracing inauguration and foundation of Several Oil And Gas Projects

Speeding up to crafting a ‘New India’, the Northeast region has developed a progressive streak of growth and development. Ranking Tripura as the first in production of natural gas in the country, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan Saturday inaugurated ONGC Sonamura gas collecting station in Sepahijala district, 60 Km from Agartala. ..

Marking a strong presence! Boosting road connectivity, Assam and Meghalaya to be linked by a four-lane bridge

The North-East is now exploring not just by exemplifying its beauty and exquisiteness but also by engaging in infrastructure and development. To add in to the list of growth, the states road connectivity will now get a major boost!..

Envisioning of uplifting tribal women, Smriti Irani launches Eri Farming in Arunachal Pradesh

With a vision to uplift the socio-economic development of tribal women in Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister Smriti Irani launched the Integrated Large Scale Eri Farming in Arunachal Pradesh under North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS). At the initial phase, the Initially, the project will cover five districts of the state, namely Papumpare, East Kameng, Siang, East Siang and West Siang...

NE beauties Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram celebrate statehood day; Prez Kovind, PM Modi pour in wishes of prosperity

Spilling beans of beauty and relinquishing the exquisiteness of Mother Nature, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram are soothing places of tranquillity and serenity. The two hill states of the northeast, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram, celebrate their 33rd Statehood Day on Wednesday. The states are celebrating the day by rejoicing the multi-dimensional cultural identity, communal harmony and propagate the spirit of national integration...

Connecting dots of inaccessible areas, IAF helps BRO develop bridge in Arunachal Pradesh

With the aim to connect inaccessible areas of Arunachal Pradesh, the Border Roads Organisation is undertaking massive construction of roads and bridges in such areas of the state. In this process to help in developing the inaccessible areas, the Indian Air Force is helping the BRO in Arunachal Pradesh. ..

Rajnath Singh apprises NE states on the various provisions taken to level up the Citizenship Bill

While Citizenship Bill sustains on maintaining the ethnic cultural, social and linguistic identity, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that various provisions accustomed with the Citizenship Bill have been clarified to political leaders from North Eastern states including some chief ministers. The Citizenship Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in the winter session...

Lashing out at opposition, PM Modi says ‘Mahamilawat’ leaders are forming ‘majboor’ govt as they are afraid of the current ‘majboot’ govt

On his next visit for the day, PM Modi in Tripura asserted that his government in New Delhi “works with good intention.” He said the people of the country will teach the opposition parties “a lesson for peddling lies”...

Blasting attack on opposition, PM Modi assures people on Citizenship Bill, says it will not harm Assam and North East

As the state of Assam reeled in the protest against Citizenship Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the citizens that the state would not be affected. Addressing a rally in Amingaon of Assam, the Prime Minister launched a scathing attack on Congress and other opposition parties saying people who sit in AC rooms are spreading rumours about the bill. He also promised that the BJP government will ensure that the 36-year-old demand of implementing Assam Accord is fulfilled...

Laying foundation for various development projects, PM Modi assures escalating Arunachal Pradesh in building New India

To the land of rising sun, Arunachal Pradesh is not just blessed with abundant beauty but also with escalating development stature. Inaugurating various development projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, laid foundation stone of many vital schemes worth over Rs 4,000 crore for Arunachal Pradesh. ..

Post and share..! PM Modi urges people to share images of mesmerizing places of NE with #MagnificentNortheast

Spell bound by the beauty of Northeast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the people to share their pictures of the spectacular natural beauty of the region on Instagram. PM Modi is scheduled to visit Northeast states on Saturday to inaugurate various developmental projects. ..

Pledging to weed out corruption, Arunachal Pradesh aims at marching in all sectors with innovative ideas

With the aim to weed out corruption and create a fair and honest environment for the people, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu asked his officials to work hard to root out corruption from the state. As a developing state, Arunachal Pradesh is eager to march ahead in all spheres and invite ideas from the officials on the matter to bring out innovative methods...

Improving checking of unlawful activities, BSF plans to install laser technology in Indo-Bangladesh border

Technology at its best..! Making the best use of it, the central government has assures strengthening and protecting the defence force at the borders. With the Border Security Forces is planning to install laser technology along the India-Bangladesh border fence in Tripura to improve checking of unlawful activities...

Bound with beauty, you can now fly to Arunachal Pradesh and relish the exquisite nature

Making Arunachal Pradesh available on the air route and pushing tourism initiatives Northeast India, the state of Arunachal Pradesh will soon have another airport. It would be named as Hollongi Airport and has been given a go-ahead by the Finance Ministry of India. The said airport will be built in the state capital, Itanagar. ..

Unveiling box of surprises in the interim budget, Piyush Goyal announces 21% increase to Northeast areas

Swaying its magical wand, the people of North East have received significant benefits of infrastructure development in this Interim Budget. Allocation for the North Eastern Areas is being proposed to be increased by 21% to Rs.58,166 crore in 2019-20 BE over 2018-19 BE. ..

Levelling up mesmerising scenic beauty, Sikkim swipes in Swadesh Darshan Project

Adding scenic beauty to the existing beauty on earth, Sikkim swiped right to Swadesh Darshan Project which develops and boosts the tourism infrastructure facilities. The state has been pitched as one of the firsts and a leading example in creating tourist spots and activities in all corners, thereby dispersing destination resulting in progress...

Saathi Haath Badhana.! Residents of Arunachal Pradesh join hands to help IAF to repair damaged airstrip

The residents of Vijaynagar, a remote circle in Arunachal Pradesh displayed the perfect example of humanity. In a unique move, residents from 11 neighbouring villages joined hands to offer voluntary labour to the Indian Air Force (IAF), to repair a damaged airstrip and make the landing ground functional...

Accomplishing young dreams, Nagaland inaugurates first Astro-turf Football ground

Working on strategic sports infrastructure development, the state of Nagaland is planning to provide every district in the state with quality sports facilities. Fulfilling dreams of youngsters and giving them a platform to explore their talent, with this idea, Nagaland on Monday was gifted its first Astro-turf football ground. ..

'Together we can, together we shall' Indian Army joins rescue operation of 13 miners trapped in Meghalayan coal pit

Rigorous efforts to rescue miners trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, a platoon of soldiers on Monday joined the search and rescue operations in Meghalaya where the fate of 13 miners remains unknown inside an illegal 370 feet deep coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district...

SC directs Centre to submit details of people identified as foreigners in Assam

Seeking a year wise break up, the Supreme Court in Monday sought information from the Centre and Assam on the number of people who after being declared foreigners by the Foreigners Tribunal were deported in the last 10 years...

Levelling up Northeast, Cabinet approves amendment in Sixth Schedule adding more financial power

Marking a landmark decision, the Constitutional amendment to increase financial powers of Autonomous District Councils in Northeast's Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura areas under the Sixth Schedule has finally received the green signal. ..

Significant step towards security, Assam launches RPF Women Squad for women safety

Prioritizing women safety and keeping their security at peak, the state of Assam has taken a significant step towards enhancing the security of women in the north-east region. The state has dedicated its people a RPF (Railway Protection Force) Women Squad comprising of women constables and inspectors for women safety...

PM Modi’s greetings of appreciation and development as NE beauties ‘Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura’ celebrate ‘Statehood Day’

Richness in culture, confluence of variety and warmth in diversity, the Northeast of India embraces traditionalism by grounding to its roots. Abundance of love towards each other and appreciation of working together towards development, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura celebrate statehood day with grandeur and fervour...

Railway stations of ‘Seven Sisters’ to get an airport-like look soon; know which these NE stations are!

Revamping railway stations by giving them an upgraded and airport like look, many stations have come under this reel. Likewise, eleven railway stations under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will be upgraded to airport-like standard soon. The 11 stations include five in Assam. The up gradation is part of the Indian Railway's station redevelopment programme...

Securing frontiers of Indo-China border, Raksha Mantri inaugurates strategically vital Diffo Bridge in Arunachal Pradesh

Dedicating the strategically prestigious bridge which would provide uninterrupted direct communication between Dibang Valley and Lohit Valley region of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh and an all-weather road to the soldiers securing our frontiers along the Indo-China border, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Diffo Bridge over Diffo River on Friday...

Embracing every individual; in a first, Manipur enrolls transgender voters in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Making every vote count, Manipur gears up for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with much excitement and zeal. For the first time in Manipur, the state will witness transgenders to be voting with their identities in the upcoming 17th Lok Sabha Election. Of the third gender voters, 26 have made it to the final photo electoral roll published by the election commission office Manipur...

Protecting interests of ‘Seven Sisters’, Rajnath Singh assures to pacify situation over ‘Citizenship Amendment Bill in Northeast

With 'Citizenship Amendment Bill’ tabled in the Parliament Session, many northeastern states faced massive protest and to pacify the issue Union Minister Rajnath Singh has decided to meet the chief ministers of these states to discuss protection of rights and people’s interests...

Adding up to the many firsts, Sikkim's ‘One Family One Job’ employees over 12,000 youths in Rojgar Mela

Accomplishing every pledge made, the state of Sikkim lived up to its promise when they said ‘One Family One Job’ is entitled to everyone here. Employing the youth of the state, the Rojgar Mela in Gangtok ensured handing appointment letters to almost 12,000 unemployed youths...

Inaugurating a wide series of developmental projects, PM Modi will visit Assam and Manipur on Jan 4

Marking a series of developmental projects in North East, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Manipur and Assam on January 4, Thursday. The Prime Minister is all set to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for various development projects in the states. ..

With continuous efforts, mission to rescue 13 miners trapped in coal pit intensifies

Despite a four year ban on mining by the National Green Tribunal, 13 miners were trapped in the Ksan village, Meghalaya, were illegal mining activity was underway. Asserting sweating situations, the mission to rescue these trapped miners is underway. The rescue teams have so far been able to recover only three helmets. ..

Feeding the hungry mouths

Charity begins at home. But when that charity stands up and steps out of the threshold of a home, it definitely brings comfort to the deprived. Then, the true love for humanity begins to take root. Only then does compassion and love find their better expression. ..

Empowering women, NCW extends support to Northeast women through skill development and training

Holding a blistering support to the women of the northeast region, the National Commission of Women has decided to empower the young women as individuals and enable them to earn a living for themselves. The National Commission of Women have decided to support northeast livelihood programmes for women, particularly for those falling under the younger age group, through skill development and specialised training...

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.” ..

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. ..

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...

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. ..

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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. ..

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...

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. ..

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...

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...

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...

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 ..

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. ..

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’. ..

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...