North East

Poll panel to visit Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath will visit Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya during the weekend where elections are due, officials said on Monday. ..

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. ..

China takes objection to Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit plan

The relations between two Asian giants – China and India could further get derailed risking the peace and stability on the border if New Delhi permits Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh in 2017 as per his schedule...

Traditional heads of Meghalaya threaten to storm the Main Secretariat if demands not fulfilled

The traditional heads of Meghalaya under the banner Synjuk Ki Nongsynshar Shnong ka Bri u Hynniewtrep (SNSBH) on Friday called a mammoth rally and threatened to storm the Main Secretariat early next month if the Mukul Sangma-led coalition government fails to fulfill their demands. The rally called by the traditional heads passed off peacefully, a police officer said while adding that the need for the use of drones this time did not come up as the crowd was not violent...

Arunachal marching towards visible development under CM Tuki’s leadership says CM’s advisor

Enthusing confidence and trust on Arunachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the legislators of the state have conveyed their satisfaction over the Tuki’s able stewardship under whom the state is going through a transitional phase aiming towards concrete and visible development in all sectors, stated the Advisor to Chief Minister Bosiram Siram on October 28 last in a massive public meeting at Yagrung...

Implementation of ILP in Garo Hills: Panel to meet legal experts

As the Inner Line Permit based on Bengal Frontier Regulation Act, 1873 cannot be applied to Garo Hills, the High Level Committee (HLC) on influx has decided to seek opinion from the legal experts in this regard...

Assam Congress suspends four MLAs for anti-party activities in the state

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today suspended four MLAs namely Jayanta Malla Baruah, Pradan Baruah, Pallav Lochan Das and Piyush Hazarika from the party for indulging in anti-party activities...

Heavy rains cause havoc in Arunachal; around 500 people evacuated and moved to relief camps

Rains lashed the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh where around 500 affected villagers have been evacuated from their houses and moved to four relief camps at Government Upper Primary School, Old Sunpura, Aganwadi Centre, Old Sunpura, Community Hall, Sunpura and Govt. Upper Primary School, Hatiduba in Lohit district of the state..

Two killed in policefiring in Manipur

Two people were killed in Manipur when police opened fire at demonstrators who were protesting two-month old ban under Section 144 CrPc on any gathering of four or more people, officials said here Sunday...

Jitendra Singh appreciates people of Meghalaya for cooperating to adopt GST

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

Meghalaya’s library to be named after ‘Missile Man’

Just a mere thought of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam re-awakens a true spirit of patriotism in each of the Indians and Dr.Kalam, most commonly known as the Missile Man will be looked upon as an icon of integrity. Authorities of the Madina Masjid, the only glass mosque in the North East, have decided to christen its library in honour of the “people’s president” A.P.J. Abdul Kalam...

River rafting on Panyor conducted

River rafting cum expedition on river Panyor under Lower Subansiri district was organized recently by Taba Techi, ZPM of Yazali in collaboration with members of Arunachal Adventure Association (AAA)...

GNLA, ULFA joined hands to expand: BSF

The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), which has emerged as a major perpetrator of insurgent activities in recent years, has joint hands with dreadful insurgent group ULFA...

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

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

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

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

Exhibition of handicraft products from NE states inaugurated to boost Make in India initiative

Union Minister of State for Textiles, Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh, jointly inaugurated on Monday an Exhibition-cum-Sale of Handicraft and Handloom poducts from the North Eastern States of India...

The North Eastern region can become cradle of Ayurveda says Ananth Kumar

While laying the foundation of the country’s eighth National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar on Saturday said that the state of Assam and the rest of North East India with its rich bio resources could well become the second cradle of Ayurveda in the country after Kerala...

Class 10 pass rate drops in NE: Tripura best performer, Arunachal worst

The overall pass rate dropped by 6.08 per cent in the northeastern states for the Central Board of Secondary Education’s Class X examination, whose results were declared recently...

Centre releases Rs. 8.71 cr for drinking water in Arunachal; Pul grants Rs.1 cr for sportspersons

For all round development of the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav released an additional fund of Rs. 8.71 Crore to Arunachal Pradesh under the National Rural Drinking Water Project (NRDWP) saying that the Centre is committed for the development of North East at par with rest of the country...

Tripura's Monarchak power plant starts generation, other NE states to benefit too

The 100 MW gas-based Monarchak power plant in West Tripura district, started generation, a project official said on Monday...

Arunachal's Yobin tribe finally gets long awaited 'Schedule Tribe' status

The long struggle of the Yobin people to be recognized as schedule tribe has finally yielded result. The government of Arunachal in a notification issued has notified Yobin tribe residing in Vijaynagar circle under Changlang district as schedule tribe of Arunachal Pradesh under article 342 of the constitution of India...

Bandh culture destroying Arunachal: Speaker Rebia

Speaker of the Arunachal Legislative Assembly Nabam Rebia on Monday said that bandh culture has only caused pain to the citizens and loss to the state of Arunachal Pradesh...

Assam: Gogoi flags off 61 new city buses to boost connectivity in the state

Taking into consideration the connectivity in Assam and in a bid to infuse more mobility in the city bus services, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi flagged off 61 city buses under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) Phase-II...

AIR music festival at Pasighat

The All India Radio (AIR), Pasighat last evening conducted the ‘Siang Music Festival’. Eminent artists and cultural enthusiasts besides cultural troupes hailing from different parts of the state and bordering Assam took part in the event...

Curfew clamped in Assam’s silk town; CM orders enquiry

The law and order situation at Sualkuchi, hub of the famous Assamese silk industry, deteriorated on Saturday with the police and paramilitary forces resorting to lathi charge and blank firing to quell the agitators who were protesting against the selling of fake silk clothes by a section of unscrupulous traders at Sualkuchi. ..

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...

Govt sanctioned 32 crore rupees to Meghalaya for boosting handloom Industry

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

Nagaland Baptists issue poll guidelines

The NDO has also requested pastors from across the state to be present at polling booths and offer prayers before the commencement of voting. ..

Arunachal once again in political threat; PPA suspends CM Khandu with six others

Arunachal Pradesh once again has fallen into deep political troubles after the ruling People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) on Thursday evening temporarily suspended Chief Minister Pema Khandu. Like to tell you that PPA has also suspended deputy chief minister Chowna Mein and other 5 MLA’s also...

Meghalaya gets its first air quality monitoring station to monitor air pollutants on real time basis

The North eastern state of Meghalaya on Monday, got its first air quality monitoring station. Senior Engineer and General Officer, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) North East Zone, Dr. Z Changsan inaugurated the ‘Online Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station’ at Star Cement, Lumshnong in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya...

Long lasting dream of people of Tripura comes true as first broad gauge engine touches Tripura soil

Fulfilling the 69-year long dream of the people of the north eastern state of Tripura came true on Tuesday when the first broad gauge engine arrived at Dharmanagar Railway Station. Thousands of people were seen waiting for long hours, right from the morning to welcome the BG engine along with the NFR team...

Women in Assam secure; female literacy, women employment higher than other states, says Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday claimed that Assam is far better-placed than most of the BJP-ruled States when it comes to providing women a safer and better place to stay. Referring to a recent comment made by Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, Gogoi said that the State has reported 19,139 cases of crime this year compared to 28,678, 26,690 and 30,000 (approx.) cases reported in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan respectively. However, on this front, Gujarat ..

Arunachal registers alarming rise in crime graph

The year 2014 witnessed some horrific crime incidents which shocked the conscience of every Arunachalee...

Arunachal: Labour budget under MNREGA fixed at Rs 5028.68 lakhs

The labour budget for Lower Subansiri under MNREGA for 2015-16 has been fixed at Rs 5028.68 lakhs. The amount was passed after a threadbare discussion in the 47th Governing body / District Program Coordination Committee meeting of DRDA at Hapoli on Monday...

Refugees from Assam are guests in WB, says Mamta

Describing refugees from Assam as guests, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government would stand beside them. “They are more than our guests, our own people...

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. ..

Develop Nagaland to its unique position in socio-cultural landscape of India: Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday asked the Nagaland government to develop this scenic mountainous state to its special and unique position in the socio-cultural landscape of India...

Security scenario in North East region is "fragile": IB Chief

The security scenario in the North East region is "fragile" and insurgent outfits' safely ensconced in neighbouring countries are compounding the problem,Intelligence Bureau Director Syed Asif Ibrahim said in Guwahati on Saturday...

Tripura: AFSPA extended for 6 months

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers and judicial immunity to security forces in conflict-hit areas, was extended for another six months in Tripura, an official said on Saturday...

North East conflicts have socio-economic roots: Rajnath

Most conflicts in the North-eastern region have socio- economic reasons behind them and these (reasons) have been there since even before independence, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday...

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...

Technical training institutes to empower youths in Manipur; to help boost the state's economy

The North Eastern state of Manipur has been focusing on providing technical skills to youths of the state to boost employment opportunities and boosting the economy of the state. For this, the students at Industrial Training Institute ( ITI) in Lilong Mairenkhun village of Manipur's Thoubal district are being trained in wielding, pipe fitting and structure slate fittings under the Public Private Partnership model. The institute is run by HASK Skill Development Centre Pvt. Ltd. (HSDC) under the aegis ..

Prez Mukherjee lauds Arunachal’s health insurance scheme; terms it as the most benevolent one

President Pranab Mukherjee lauded the Chief Minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme launched in Arunachal Pradesh and termed it as one of the most benevolent ever launched. Mukherjee, who was apprised of the scheme by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during a courtesy call at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday, said it could be replicated by other states successfully to help the needy and the poor, an official communique said on Thursday...

White Paper on foreigners' issue a white lie of CM: AASU

Terming the recently released White Paper on illegal immigrants as a “white lie”, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) demanded that work on updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be completed before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls...

North Eastern state of Mizoram to implement National Food Security Act from this November

In wake of meeting the needs of all its people in the state, Mizoram’s Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister John Rotluangliana said that the Mizoram government would implement the National Food Security Act, 2013 from this November and arrangement for availability of rice for those excluded in the scheme would also be made...

Tribal areas should get first right to natural resources: BJP

The BJP on Saturday said tribal areas in Central India and the North East region should get the first right to the natural resources of the country...

Blockade not to topple Mukul Govt: Pro-ILP agitators

Few hours before three days night road blockade starting from October 1 in the state for the demand of Inner Line Permit implementation, the pro ILP agitators have said that they are not interested in toppling Mukul Sangma government but want effective implementation of ILP to check influx in the state...

Will bring white paper on Assam floods: Assam CM

Accusing the BJP and Asom Gana Parishad of playing politics over flood and poaching of rhinos, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday announced that his government will bring out two white papers on flood relief and wildlife conservation to “expose” the opposition parties...

Coal traders in Arunachal, Meghalaya funding NE extremists’

An investigation has revealed that the hardline faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is getting funds regularly from a section of coal traders in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya to carried out anti India activities...

ABVP activists help police to nab Bangladeshis

Around 100 suspected illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have been arrested in Mandya on Wednesday. They were travelling in the Kannur-Yashwanthapur Express. The arrest came following an alert sounded by members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), who were also travelling in the same train. Police have also found narotic-analgesic drugs including opium and hallucinogens like ganja from these Infiltrators, reports indiawires.com. ..

Bandhs banned in Assam for a month

Tuesday’s Assam bandh called by the All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU), the government decided on Wednesday that all bandhs would be banned in the State for the next one month...

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

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

People of Garo Hills yearn for peace: Deborah

The people of Garo hills yearn for peace, the need of the hours is peace said the Social welfare minister Deborah Ch Marak with out peace no development can take place...

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy gets additional charge of Arunachal during Rajkhowa’s absence

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was given additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh during J P Rajkhowa’s absence on leave. “The President of India has been pleased to appoint Roy to discharge the functions of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, in addition to his own duties, during the absence, on leave, of Rajkhowa, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh,” a press release issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said...

Assam illegally builds ‘Forest Protection Camp’ in Arunachal’s Radhaso

The Assam Government has illegally and unilaterally established a Forest Protection Camp on last Sunday where a team of Papum Pare administration managed to reach Taraso on Monday and inspected the Assam encroached area at Radhaso.The Assam Government has illegally and unilaterally established a Forest Protection Camp on last Sunday where a team of Papum Pare administration managed to reach Taraso on Monday and inspected the Assam encroached area at Radhaso...

Arunachal’s  UOAP stages protest rally, demands CM Tuki’s resignation

After expiration of its seven day’s ultimatum which it served to the state government, the United Organisation of Arunachal Pradesh (UOAP) on Monday staged a protest rally against the Tuki led Congress Government over the alleged financial crisis...

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

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

Modi’s Shillong visit to have multiple effects across Northeast

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is going to have multiple effect on the entire region..

All North eastern states will be linked with broad gauge rail link by 2020: Prabhu

While addressing the public at a glittering ceremony at Dibrugarh town railway station in Assam, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Saturday said that all Northeastern states will be connected with broad gauge rail link by 2020. Prabhu had dedicated to the nation four new rail passenger amenities in the State – a high-speed free WiFi service for accessing internet at Guwahati railway station, a Reverse Osmosis Water Purifier Plant at Guwahati railway station, the newly constructed building ..

Nagaland Police develops SMS based monitoring system to curb vehicle thefts

In view of the increasing incidents of vehicle theft taking place in Nagaland, the State Police on Wednesday launched an SMS based Vehicle Monitoring System (NPSVMS) to address problems and grievances of people in the state. This system was launched by Nagaland state Home Minister, Y Patton in Kohima...

Unique and colorful festivals in Northeast India

The ecologically diverse and culturally rich Northeast India is unique in many senses. The ethnic, Linguistic and cultural diversity of the region is as much breathtaking and awesome as its verdant hills, meandering rivers and lush valleys. Apart from scenic natural beauty, this region is also popular for number of festivals and events. Here are few the prominent festivals in Northeast India...

Land boundary agreement will result in gain for Assam: Gogoi

Extending support to the India–Bangladesh land boundary agreement, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the land boundary agreement would result in gain for Assam...

Four killed in Assam's Goalpara district, curfew imposed

Curfew has been imposed in Malaipathar in Assam's Goalpara district amid violence in which four people have been killed. Two people died this morning when the police opened fire to control a 3000-strong mob on the rampage. Two more people were killed later in mob violence...

NE region needs a push in developmental aspect, will be a destination for young start-ups: Jitendra

While addressing a seminar on Sub Regional Cooperation between India, Myanmar and Bangladesh today, Union Minister of State of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the North eastern region along the international borders should be developed for the overall development of the region...

North East gets new lifeline; Prabhu opens Lumding-Silchar rail line in Assam

Taking into consideration the development and connectivity in the North Eastern region of India, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday inaugurated the landmark Lumding-Silchar broad gauge rail line by flagging off a goods train from here over video-conference, bringing Assam's underdeveloped Barak Valley on the broad guage map...

Government working to establish AIIMS like institute in Arunachal: Rijiju

While speaking at the 28th annual conference of North East Regional Orthopaedic Surgeons Association (NEROSA) at Kalawangpo convention hall on 27 March, Rijiju informed that the central government is working on to establish an AIIMS like institute in the state...

NE becoming organic capital, scholars may research in NE on organic science: Jitendra Singh

Dreaming of the day when students and scholars from far and wide would come all the way to Guwahati in pursuit of specialized learning and research, Union Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER) Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday announced the setting up of "Center for Brahmaputra studies" in the university while addressing the 25th convocation of Guwahati University...

'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...

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. ..

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...