North East News

Sack Tripura governor for spreading `communal hatred`: Digvijay Singh to President

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to dismiss Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy for spreading "communal hatred".

Congress weighing legal options before action against Nagaland MLAs

Even as the Budget Session of the Nagaland Assembly is on, the Congress leadership in the capital is all set to take action "very soon" against all its eight MLAs who have joined the state`s Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) coalition government of which the BJP is a part.

Tripura minister again requests HC not to transfer Jamatiya

 Tripura Minister for Law Tapan Chakraborty has for the second time requested the Tripura High Court not to transfer state Law secretary Datamohan Jamatiya.

Those present at Yakub Memon's funeral are 'potential terrorists': Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy
Those present at Yakub Memon's funeral are 'potential terrorists': Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy

A day after Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur Central Jail, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday created a controversy by dubbing those present at the funeral of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict as “potential terrorists”.

All-party entity in Meghalaya to resolve boundary dispute

 The Meghalaya government today decided to constitute an entity of all political parties in the state to try to resolve the age-old boundary dispute through a mutually acceptable solution.

Meghalaya to observe Kalam's death anniversary every year

 Paying rich tributes to `Missile Man` A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said his state plans to annually commemorate the death anniversary of the great scientist to promote his ideals.

Work of Bogibeel bridge progressing 'satisfactorily': Railways

 The work on Bogibeel bridge over the river Brahmaputra is progressing satisfactorily with the first train of 10 girders commenced its journey from the South bank towards the North bank across the river on July 25.

Meghlaya pays rich tribute to Kalam

 Meghalaya government on Wednesday paid rich tribute to former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died during his visit here two days ago and announced that his death anniversary would be dedicated to the youth every year as a mark of tribute to him.

NPYC demands cancellation of illegal appointments

The Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) on Wednesday demanded cancellation of appointment of police personnel allegedly without conducting interview from 2013 till date in the state.

Seven-day state mourning in Manipur in honour of Dr Kalam

Manipur government on Tuesday announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Tripura CM Manik Sarkar condoles Dr Kalam's death

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday condoled the death of former president A P J Abdul Kalam and said his death is an irreparable loss to the nation.

Kalam connected with country's development, welfare: Manik Sarkar
Kalam connected with country's development, welfare: Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday condoled the death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, saying he had "intimately" connected himself with the country's development and welfare.

Mizoram CM condoles APJ Abdul Kalam's death

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Tuesday condoled the death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam.

38-hour bandh called in Manipur

A 38-hour bandh beginning from 5 am tomorrow has been called in Manipur protesting against the state government's failure to punish those behind the killing of a student during the July 8 agitation for implementation of the Inner Line Permit Systerm in the state.

Woman burnt to death in Mizoram

 A woman was burnt to death at Sangau village in Mizoram's Lawngtlai district.

Northeast can't be developed from Delhi: PM Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country`s northeast cannot be developed from Delhi and that he was deputing central government officials to the region.

Court deprecates Nagaland govt's conduct in not giving sanction

The Nagaland government's conduct in not granting sanction to prosecute five officers, including a then Minister of State, in a graft case has been "deprecated" by a special court which observed that states try to "shield" higher officials involved in such illegal acts.

Five BJP activists injured in clash with SFI in Tripura

Five members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing were injured in clashes with the activists of Student Federation of India (SFI) in Tripura's Dharmanagar area.

NSCN-IM leader under treatment in Delhi hospital

Isak Chisi Swu, co-founder of the northeast-based militant group National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), is admitted to a city hospital and undergoing treatment for the past two weeks, doctors said on Thursday.

Interim bail granted to accused in teacher recruitment scam

 The Gauhati High Court on Thursday granted interim bail to the five accused in the alleged teacher recruitment scam.

Major terror strikes planned by NSCN-K, ULFA-I averted in four Northeastern states
Major terror strikes planned by NSCN-K, ULFA-I averted in four Northeastern states

Security forces have averted major terror strikes in four northeastern states planned jointly by militant outfits NSCN-K and ULFA-I, an official said on Wednesday.

NSCN-K stationed groups of militants in Nagaland, Arunachal

Naga insurgent group NSCN-K has stationed small groups of its cadres at various strategic locations in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Be proactive, northeast resident commissioners told

DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday urged resident commissioners of the northeastern states to play a proactive role in coordinating, liasoning and expediting various development projects in their states.

Judicial inquiry to probe student's death during ILPS movement

A judicial inquiry would be conducted to probe the death of a student during the agitation in Greater Imphal area for implementation of Inner Line Permit System, Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam said on Tuesday.

Two injured as BJP, police clash during dharna in Itanagar

Two policemen were injured and two vehicles damaged in a clash between policemen and BJP workers during a dharna by the party at Naharlagun near here on Tuesday, police said.

Efforts to be continued for Naga peace: Governor

Nagaland Governor PB Acharya on Tuesday said that the state government would continue to make ceaseless efforts to facilitate the Naga issue.

Intel grid in NE revitalised after attack on army convoy: Govt

The intelligence grid in the Northeastern region has been "revitalised" in wake of the deadly attack on an army convoy in Manipur in June that killed 18 soldiers, the government said Tuesday.

Congress MLA elected as new deputy speaker of Nagaland Assembly

Congress MLA Imtikumzuk was today elected unopposed as the new Deputy Speaker of Nagaland Assembly amid a walk out by BJP legislators.

Armed NSCN(IM) cadre held in Manipur

Troops of Red Shield division of Indian Army apprehended a hardcore cadre of NSCN(IM) at Thonglang Akutpa village in Manipur's Senapati district, a defence release said.

Arunachal Governor stresses on expediting BRO road projects

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa today emphasized on expediting road projects in the state under Border Roads Organisation (BRO) saying those should be quality all-weather roads.