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After 30 years, 2nd woman in Mizoram council of ministers

Chief Secretary Lalmalsawma told PTI that portfolios of Chawngthu and K S Thanga were likely to be alloted on Monday next.

CPI-M condemns killing of Tripura journalist

"The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the murder of a progressive journalist Santanu Bhowmick by BJP-backed IPTF miscreants in Tripura," said a party statement. 

High alert in Tripura after tribal party goes on rampage

Since Tuesday, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been promulgated in more than 10 places of west Tripura and Khowai districts, including violence-hit Mandai, 35 km north of here.

Family seeks CBI probe into mysterious death of Manipur man in Noida

Relatives and friends of a 22-year-old Manipur man, whose body was allegedly cremated by police without informing his family even though they had filed a missing person report, have demanded a CBI probe into the suspected murder.

6 killed as landslides hit Sikkim
6 killed as landslides hit Sikkim

The district administration has evacuated families from vulnerable areas, the officials said.

Tripura: Journalist hacked to death by tribal party cadres during protest rally
Tripura: Journalist hacked to death by tribal party cadres during protest rally

A journalist working for a local television channel was hacked to death in an attack by tribal party cadres in Tripura on Wednesday, police said.

Centre to approach SC for 'modification' in Chakma order

Rijiju said Arunachal Pradesh is a protected territory and if citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees is given, it will create imbalance in the social structure of the state.

Chakma and Hajong refugees citizenship status: Violence during bandh in Arunachal Pradesh

The AAPSU has called the bandh in protest against the Union Home Minister's recent decision to grant citizenship to the Chakma and the Hajong refugees in the state. 

Three former insurgents killed in Manipur

A suspected Kuki tribal outfit killed three members, including a woman, of a rival faction in Manipur`s Tamenglong district early on Sunday, police said.

Four injured in Manipur grenade blast

The injured persons are undergoing treatment at Raj Medicity in Imphal. Hospital sources said that the injured persons are not in serious condition.

Naga peace talks reach final stage, Assembly polls 2018 could be postponed

Stating that the Naga people want a settlement at any cost, Rio stated that he himself had repeatedly said in parliament that the central government should pursue the talks and the settlement should come before the assembly elections.

Pema Khandu asks for separate IAS, IPS cadre for Arunachal Pradesh
Pema Khandu asks for separate IAS, IPS cadre for Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday called for separate IAS, IPS, IFS cadre for the state at a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.

Left students win student council election in Tripura

Official sources said the candidates of SFI and TSU won 530 seats unopposed out of the total 778 seats and teh ABVP won 27 of the rest 248 seats in 13 colleges, election to which were held on Tuesday.

 

Five PLA militants killed in Manipur

Five militants of the banned People's Liberation Army (PLA) were killed in an exchange of fire between NSCN-IM and PLA at Makan in Manipur's Kamjong district on Tuesday, police said.

Eight Manipuri tribal girls rescued from Yangon

Some local members of the international gang, all hailing from Churachandpur district of Manipur, were arrested. 

5 arrested on charges of smuggling heroin in Mizoram

They were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the spokesperson said.

Tripura CPI-M to protest against cut in Centre's share in MGNREGA
Tripura CPI-M to protest against cut in Centre's share in MGNREGA

"In the current fiscal year (2017-18), the government of India has sharply reduced its share of allocation of funds, due to which the state can provide work for maximum 42 days this year."

Manik Sarkar Left Front chief ministerial candidate in next assembly polls
Manik Sarkar Left Front chief ministerial candidate in next assembly polls

The state assembly elections are scheduled to be held in February next year.

PM Narendra Modi concerned about flood devastation in Northeast: Manipur CM

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh claimed that since the vision of the BJP government at the Centre is to construct concrete houses for all families by 2022.

Students strike in Mizoram University on, PM urged to appoint VC

The Mizoram University had been without a regular VC for almost two years and repeated appeal to the Union Minister Prakash Javedekar and officials of the Ministry of Human Resources Development bore no fruits till date.

Six districts of Assam remain flood-hit
Six districts of Assam remain flood-hit

As many as 148 villages were submerged and nearly 6,141 hectares of agricultural land inundated, the report added.

2 BSF personnel arrested for raping woman, killing her friend

The two BSF personnel were arrested yesterday from their place of posting at Silsury village in the district bordering Tripura and Bangladesh, Mamit superintendent of police Narayan Thapa said today.

Manipur police start inquiry into multi-crore scam

Police have started an inquiry into the Rs 185.79 crore scam in the Manipur Development Society (MDS) and have recovered files relating to the scam.

All of north-east will be with BJP, allies by 2018: Amit Shah
All of north-east will be with BJP, allies by 2018: Amit Shah

Shah chaired a strategic meeting of the six-party North- East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), which was attended by the chief ministers of five states — Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland — from the region.

 

Army chopper with 14 Corps commander aboard crashes in Ladakh, all safe
Army chopper with 14 Corps commander aboard crashes in Ladakh, all safe

An Indian Army helicopter crashed in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh on Tuesday.

Govt reviews infrastructure projects along China border

The Centre on Monday reviewed the progress of ongoing roads and other infrastructure projects in Arunachal Pradesh.

Army launches ops on Arunachal-Myanmar border, kills NSCN (K) cadre
Army launches ops on Arunachal-Myanmar border, kills NSCN (K) cadre

An NSCN(K) cadre was killed and a soldier injured in an operation by special forces on Monday along the India-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh.

2 women traffickers arrested in Manipur

The arrests have exposed the flourishing international human trafficking trade in the northeast, the police said.

Blue Whale: 2 teens hospitalised, monitoring committee set up
Blue Whale: 2 teens hospitalised, monitoring committee set up

Gauhati Medical College Hospital Superintendent R Talukdar said the two teenagers, aged between 16 and 17 years, have been admitted to the psychiatry department of the hospital and were given counselling.

Effort to divide Mizoram should be resisted: CM Lal Thanhawla

Addressing the ruling Congress party workers at the Congress Bhavan in Aizawl, Lal Thanhawla said that any move to divide the state on ethnic lines would be opposed.