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Pre-monsoon rains hit Northeast, Mizoram remains cut-off

Week-long incessant pre-monsoon rains, thunderstorm and heavy lightning disrupted life in northeastern states while road connectivity remained cut-off in Mizoram due to landslides, officials said on Wednesday.

I have faced a lot of racial abuse in India: Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla

Lashing out racial abuse faced by northeastern people in major Indian cities, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla says he himself was a victim of such slurs in various corners of the country.

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma files FIR over fake Twitter account

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has filed an FIR over a fake Twitter account created in his name, a police official said here on Sunday.

Arunachal leaders slam China for renaming places in state

"Will naming Beijing as Mumbai make China's capital an Indian territory," asks the president of the Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries summing up the mood of locals on China renaming places in Arunachal Pradesh.

BJP's poll strategist predicts Congress downfall in Meghalaya

Predicting Meghalaya`s Congress-led government`s downfall, BJP poll strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma has shown confidence that his party will win the people`s mandate in the state in 2018.

BJP to lodge complaint against ''vested interest'' group

The BJP will lodge a police complaint against "vested interest" groups labeling it on social media as an "anti-Christian party", a leader of the BJP`s Meghalaya unit said on Wednesday.

Congress MLA, 14 councillors join BJP in Manipur

Congress MLA Ginsuahau Zou and 14 councillors from the party have joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Manipur.

Terrorism, insurgency are anti-development: M Venkaiah Naidu

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the only way for development of the North-east is peace and terrorism and Insurgency are anti-development.

Centre extends ceasefire with NSCN-R till 2018
Centre extends ceasefire with NSCN-R till 2018

The government has extended the ceasefire with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation (NSCN-R) till April 27, 2018, it was announced on Tuesday.

Oil tankers ambushed along Manipur highway

Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be Kuki tribal militants, opened fire at oil tankers on Tuesday morning in Manipur's Kangpokpi district. The attack caused no casualty, the police said.

Senior Manipur Minister quits, CM N Biren Singh in Delhi

The month-old BJP-led coalition government in Manipur was rocked with senior Minister L. Jayentakumar - in charge of Health and three other important portfolios - tendering his resignation in protest against "uncalled for interference" by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.

Sikkim Democratic Front wins upper Burtuk Assembly seat

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) candidate Dilli Ram Thapa on Saturday won the upper Burtuk Assembly seat, garnering 8,406 votes in the bypolls.

Tripura HC to hear cases during summer vacation

The Tripura High Court will hear cases during the 11-day summer vacation beginning May 15 to clear the backlog of pending cases, an official said here on Friday.

3000 cattle & contraband worth lakhs of rupees seized by BSF

The BSF has seized over 3000 cattle and contraband items worth lakhs of rupees from the un-fenced stretches along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya this year.

Nagaland won't promote Digital Payment on Good Friday

The Democratic Alliance of Nagaland government will not join any activity relating to promotion of Digital Payment on Good Friday, Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar said on Wednesday.

Arunachal CM's 'haunted' bungalow converted into state guest house amid prayers
Arunachal CM's 'haunted' bungalow converted into state guest house amid prayers

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister's official bungalow was recently converted into state guest house over fears that ''it was possessed by evil spirits.''    

People of Arunachal Pradesh are unhappy under India's illegal rule: Chinese media
People of Arunachal Pradesh are unhappy under India's illegal rule: Chinese media

In yet another provocative attempt, Chinese media has said, people of Arunachal Pradesh are unhappy under India's 'illegal' rule, and looking forward to returning to China.

Dalai Lama wraps up Arunachal Pradesh visit, leaves China fuming
Dalai Lama wraps up Arunachal Pradesh visit, leaves China fuming

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Tuesday wrapped up his week-long tour of Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing had strongly objected to.

Extra-judicial killing in Manipur: SC asks Centre to segregate cases
Extra-judicial killing in Manipur: SC asks Centre to segregate cases

The Supreme Court asked the Centre on Friday to segregate the cases related to the armed forces from the list of 265 incidents of extra-judicial killings in Manipur, which it would deal with first on a plea seeking probe into such alleged fake encounter killings.

Dalai Lama on way to Tawang

The Nobel peace laureate will stay at Tawang monastery, the largest in India and second only to the world`s largest - the Potala Palace in Tibet.

Peace talks with ULFA(I) if Centre comes forward: Anup Chetia

Peace talks with ULFA (Independent), led by Paresh Axom (Baruah), is only possible if the Centre comes forward for a dialogue process, pro-talk ULFA leader and its general secretary Anup Chetia on Thursday said.

UKLA militant carrying reward of Rs 1 lakh arrested

A top militant of the United Kuki Liberation Army (UKLA) carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head and two other cadres of the UKLA were arrested from Senapati district, police said on Thursday.

Dalai Lama in Arunachal Pradesh: China threatens to take 'necessary measures'
Dalai Lama in Arunachal Pradesh: China threatens to take 'necessary measures'

China has lodged a protest with Indian Ambassador Vijay Gokhale in Beijing over the Dalai Lama's visit.

Dalai Lama's Tawang visit: India says it respects 'one-China' policy, but expects reciprocal attitude
Dalai Lama's Tawang visit: India says it respects 'one-China' policy, but expects reciprocal attitude

China considers Arunachal Pradesh to be a part of southernmost Tibet.

Bad weather forces Dalai Lama to reschedule Tawang trip

The Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh comes eight years after his previous visit in 2009.

Storm destroys houses in Manipur

Several houses were destroyed by a storm here while hundreds of others remain submerged in flood waters across Manipur, officials said on Monday.

CPI-M in Tripura not respecting democratic federalism: BJP

The BJP on Monday accused the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of not respecting democratic federalism besides misuse and non-utilisation of central funds by the Left government in Tripura.

Arunachal ready to welcome Dalai Lama, Tserteng Gompa could turn into tourist hub

 Arunachal Pradesh is fully ready to welcome Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama during his three-day visit from April 4.The Noble Laureate arrived in Guwahati on Saturday.

Meghalaya, Assam CMs meet on inter-state boundary disputes

Meghalaya and Assam on Saturday ordered the Chief Secretaries of both the states to re-start their dialogue process to resolve the vexed inter-state boundary disputes.