North East News

Ex-Mizo finance minister widow murder accused confesses

Police on Thursday claimed Lalrempuia, the accused in the murder of the widow of former Mizoram finance minister John Lalsangzuala, has confessed having committed the crime when she resisted his bid to steal money.

Arunachal Pradesh sounds high alert after Assam violence

Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday sounded a high alert after a series of attacks by suspected NDFB(S) militants at Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of neighboring Assam.

Meghalaya's 100-year-old tree decked up for Christmas, New Year

Meghalaya's 100-year-old towering coniferous pine tree that withstood the 1897 Assam earthquake, is all lit up to usher in the Yuletide spirit.

For Mizos, community feasts integral part of Christmas

Aizawl: With Mizoram soaked in Yuletide spirit, Christmas carols and songs are echoing from almost every household in the Christian-dominated state where traditional community feasts still remain the most important part of the festival.

Meghalaya appoints interlocutors for talks with UALA

A week after two armed rebel groups laid down arms and signed peace pact with Meghalaya government, the state government has appointed interlocutors to negotiate for peace with yet another armed Garo militant outfit United Achik Liberation Army (UALA).

Tripura moots for introducing Agartala-Kolkata bus service via Dhaka

Tripura government has demanded that the Ministry of External Affairs take up with Bangladesh for introducing a direct bus service between Agartala and Kolkata via Dhaka.

Tripura wants better bus services from northeast

Agartala: The Tripura government on Tuesday reiterated it would launch direct bus services between the northeastern states and Kolkata via Bangladesh for easy ferrying of people from the mountainous region.

For Tripura residents, its via Bangladesh to the rest of India

Hurdles in travelling to other parts of the country by road, rail and air are increasingly prompting the people of Tripura to go to other parts of India via Bangladesh.

Christmas celebrations take over Meghalaya

Choir groups singing carols in churches and at public places and decorated shops are a common sight across Meghalaya as people gear up for the Christmas celebrations in this "abode of the clouds" where about 70 percent of its three milllion population practise Christianity.

Tripura supplies power to Meghalaya, Mizoram for Christmas

In a reciprocal gesture, Tripura is supplying power to Meghalaya and Mizoram to ensure that the people in the two Christian-dominated states celebrate Christmas without any disruption, a minister said here Monday.

Manipur: Sharmila, Mary Kom in news in 2014

Militant activities including blasts on Republic Day, Irom Sharmila's fast entering the 15th year and boxer MC Mary Kom winning an Asiad gold kept Manipur in news in 2014.

Bomb blast in Manipur; three killed, four injured
Bomb blast in Manipur; three killed, four injured

At least three people have reportedly been killed and four others injured in a bomb blast that took place in Imphal on Sunday.

Dissent within Nagaland BJP unit comes to fore

Dissension within the state unit of the BJP in Nagaland has come to the fore with hundreds of party workers from Phek district staging a protest rally demanding immediate removal of M Chuba from the post of Ad-hoc President of the state BJP.

All families in Tripura covered under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

All families across Tripura have been covered under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), a national mission of financial inclusion of all households in the country, a top government official said here on Saturday.

Two women held with heroin in Aizawl

Aizawl: Two women were arrested on the charge of carrying 66.5 grams of heroin from separate areas in Mizoram, an official of the Excise and Narcotics department said today.

Militancy, nature's fury pound Meghalaya in 2014

The Garo Hills region of Meghalaya witnessed unrest throughout 2014 with militant groups fighting a turf war over creation of separate homelands besides being pounded by floods but a peace pact signed with two outfits provided a glimmer of hope in the northeastern state.

Powerful bomb found near Indo-Myanmar border

A three-kg IED planted by militants was found near an Assam Rifles post at the border town of Moreh in Manipur's Chandel district, police said here on Saturday.

Centre to hold meeting of NE chief ministers on terror: Kiren Rijiju

 The central government would soon hold a meeting with all chief ministers of the eight northeastern states to discuss the security threat by jihadi groups, union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijju said here on Friday.

PM likely to inaugurate railway service to Arunachal Pradesh in February: CM Tuki

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to visit Arunachal Pradesh for the first time in February next, is likely to inaugurate the railway service here, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said after inspecting the Naharlagun railway station.

Territory claim, boundary row kept Arunachal in news in 2014

Resurfacing of China's claim over Arunachal territory, boundary row with Assam, installation of a new Congress government, Nido Tania death and breakdown in the law and order situation were some of the issues that hogged limelight in Arunachal Pradesh during 2014.

Arunachal Pradesh requests NCST to make corrections in nomenclature

Arunachal Pradesh has requested the National Commission for Schedule Tribe and the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs to make necessary corrections in the nomenclature of various tribes of the state which are wrongly depicted.

Two UALA militants killed in encounter

Two hardcore militants of Meghalaya-based United Achik Liberation Army (UALA) were killed in an encounter with a joint Army and police team in Assam's Goalpara district close to Meghalaya border on Thursday.

Taga alleges anomalies in APPSCCE exam

Opposition on Thursday alleged gross anomalies in the conduct of this year's APPSCCE (Main) exam and demanded the state government to cancel the entire examination keeping in view the future of the students.

No plans to create separate time zone for North East: Govt

The government has no plans to create a separate time zone for seven North Eastern states, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Rio writes to Raju over Dimapur airport

Lone Member of Lok Sabha from Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, has drawn the attention of the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, PA Gajapathi Raju, towards Dimapur airport which has been equipped and authorised for night landing with the Instrument Landing System (ILS) facility but has not been utilised.

Doctors end strike in Rama Krishna Mission hospital

The agitating doctors of Rama Krishna Mission Hospital here ended their three-day strike on Thursday after Home Minister Tang Byaling assured them of providing security during duty.

SIT to investigate murder of former Mizoram minister's widow

A special investigation team (SIT) would be constituted to investigate the reported murder of 83-year-old widow widow of former finance minister John Lalsangzuala, police said on Thursday.

Govt planning to construct road in Arunachal Pradesh: VK Singh

Government is planning to construct a road in Arunachal Pradesh to provide connectivity to people living in area bordering China, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Ask CBI to probe chit fund companies, Tripura to PM Modi

Tripura has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the CBI to probe the activities of chit fund companies and unauthorised collection of funds in the northeastern state, a minister said here on Wednesday.

Committee submits report on State Civil Services paper leak

A committee set up to probe the question paper leak of the civil services (Mains) exam conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission in September last has submitted its report to the state government.