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Manipur post-demonetisation: Life thrown out of gear

Even 30 days after demonetisation of high-value bank notes, life in Manipur remains at a standstill as people continue to struggle to make ends meet following the acute cash crunch.

Naga blockade: Manipur govt seeks additional central paramilitary forces

The United Naga Council has imposed an indefinite economic blockade on the Imphal-Dimapur (NH 2) and Imphal-Jiribam (NH 37) since Nov 1.

Five Indian Army jawans injured in militant ambush in Manipur's Chandel
Five Indian Army jawans injured in militant ambush in Manipur's Chandel

At least five personnel of Para Special Force deployed along the Manipur-Myanmar border sustained life threatening injuries when militants ambushed a patrol party at Sajik Tampak on Saturday.

Ruling CPI-M wrests one Assembly seat, retains another in Tripura

Polling for the two scheduled caste reserved seats in Tripura took place on Saturday amidst tight security.
 

Kiren Rijiju attends post harvest festival of Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi
Kiren Rijiju attends post harvest festival of Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi

The post harvest festival was organized by Sajalong (Miji tribe) and Hrusso (Aka tribe) community students who are living in the capital city of India.

By-poll begins in two Tripura Assembly seats

By-poll in two Tripura Assembly seats - Barjala and Khowai - began on a peaceful note amidst tight security.

Blockade disrupts railway services in Northeast

A rail blockade called by tribal students hit railway services in parts of northeast India for the second day on Wednesday, snapping the crucial rail link of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and southern Assam with the rest of the country.

Moderate earthquake rocks northeastern states

Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

TMC says it will play lead role in forming Central govt in 2019

Stating that a coalition government would take over at the Centre after the 2019 elections, TMC leader Mukul Roy on Sunday claimed Mamata Banerjee would become Prime Minister as his party would play a lead role in its formation.

Smart City: 12-km elevated rly corridor to come up in Guwahati

The Centre today announced an investment of over Rs 5,000 crore to construct a 12-km-long elevated railway corridor inside Guwahati, contributing to the smart city project.

Manipur has no fuel in stock as Naga blockade continues

The United Naga Council had imposed a 48-hour strike in October-end since it was of the view that the Manipur government was planning to create two new districts.
 

1,111 Bru tribals identified as bona fide residents of Mizoram

Officials from Mizoram today identified 1,111 Brus as bona fide residents of Mizoram and cleared them for physical repatriation from the Khakchangpara relief camp in North Tripura.

Shatabdi type train sought between Guwahati and Itanagar

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today urged Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain for a train on the lines of Shatabdi Express between Guwahati and Naharlagun, which is near the state capital Itanagar.

Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster lands at Arunachal's ALG Mechuka, close to China border
Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster lands at Arunachal's ALG Mechuka, close to China border

Situated along the international border, Mechuka was one of the strategic locations during the Indo-China war in 1962. 

IED blast in Manipur, no casualty

Unidentified attackers on Saturday set off a medium-intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Gandhi Avenue, the main commercial hub of Imphal, police said.

Narendra Modi govt clears Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh
Narendra Modi govt clears Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Recently US Ambassador Richard Verma visited the annual Tawang Festival in Arunachal Pradesh.

Kalikho Pul left explosive secret notes, want CBI probe into his death: Ex-Arunachal governor
Kalikho Pul left explosive secret notes, want CBI probe into his death: Ex-Arunachal governor

Claiming that Kalikho Pul, who allegedly committed suicide, left "explosive secret notes", Arunachal Pradesh ex-Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa has sought a CBI inquiry into the former chief minister's death.

PM Narendra Modi to launch hydro power project in Sikkim
PM Narendra Modi to launch hydro power project in Sikkim

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 1200 MW Teesta Stage III Hydro Electric Project in Sikkim, all 6 units of which are expected to be ready for commissioning by the end of this year.

Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh escapes unhurt as militants open fire
Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh escapes unhurt as militants open fire

Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh had several programmes lined up at Hunphung village and at Chingai village in Ukhrul district.

Series of bomb blasts in Manipur ahead of CM Okram Ibobi's Ukhrul visit

Though the blasts took place before Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's visit, he is still going to visit the Ukhrul.

Three convicts escape from Tripura Central Jail
Three convicts escape from Tripura Central Jail

Three convicts, all serving life-imprisonment since 2012, escaped from the Central Jail in Tripura, police said on Saturday.

Irom Sharmila launches 'People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance’ to take on Manipur CM Ibobi Singh
Irom Sharmila launches 'People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance’ to take on Manipur CM Ibobi Singh

Irom Sharmila on Tuesday launched a new political party 'the Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance' (PRAJA) to contest assembly elections in Manipur due to be held early next year.

Two former Congress MLAs join BJP in Manipur

Two former Congress MLAs today joined BJP ahead of the upcoming state elections due in early 2017.

Congress suspends MLA PN Syiem in Meghalaya

Congress has placed under suspension a legislator who rebelled against Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, following which five other members of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council tendered their resignations from the party.

After Congress' exit, BJP to join hands with Pema Khandu-led govt in Arunachal
After Congress' exit, BJP to join hands with Pema Khandu-led govt in Arunachal

The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to join the government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

Flash flood hits Manipur-Myanmar border, bridge washed away

A flash flood triggered by torrential rains on Monday night along Manipur-Myanmar border washed away a bridge and destroyed several houses, the police said on Tuesday.

Hundreds hold silent rally in Imphal to oppose shutdown culture in Manipur

Life in Manipur, known as the "Jewel of India", has often been disrupted by frequent strikes and shutdowns which have damaged the state`s economy and affected the livelihood of the common man.

Irom Sharmila: After acquittal in suicide case, Manipur's 'Iron Lady' to float political outfit this month
Irom Sharmila: After acquittal in suicide case, Manipur's 'Iron Lady' to float political outfit this month

Rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who is also known as the 'Iron Lady' of Manipur, will float her political outfit later this month.

Isolation of Pak achievement of Modi govt: Prakash Javadekar

Isolating Pakistan for supporting terrorism is the great achievement of the Narendra Modi government, Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.

Ram Vilas Paswan announces setting up National Consumer Helpline for Northeast

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday announced setting up of a national consumer helpline for the northeast region.