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Two killed in Mizoram landslide

 A woman and her three-year-old daughter were killed and six others injured when a house was hit by a massive landslide at Ngur village at Mizoram-Myanmar border, police said on Friday.

Tributes paid to Kargil martyr in Nagland

Remembering the supreme sacrifice made during the Kargil War in 1999, Inspector General Assam Rifles (North), Major General M S Jaswal and jawans today paid rich tribute to Late Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse at his memorial located near Nerhema village in Nagaland's Kohima district.

'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila to end 16-year fast on August 9, contest elections in Manipur
'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila to end 16-year fast on August 9, contest elections in Manipur

Leading human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, popularly known as Manipur's 'Iron Lady', will reportedly end her 16-year long fast on August 9 and contest upcoming polls in this north-eastern state.

Mizoram: MPCC denies Kamalanagar district cration proposal

The ruling Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee today denied that there was a proposal to create Kamalanagar District in south Mizoram's Chawngte area comprising the Chakma Autonomous District Council as alleged by the opposition parties and student organisations.

Flood situation grim in Arunachal Pradesh, NH-52 submerged at Namsai
Flood situation grim in Arunachal Pradesh, NH-52 submerged at Namsai

The flood situation continued to be critical in Arunachal Pradesh as the overflowing Noa Dehing river on Monday submerged the National Highway-52 at Namsai district.

BSF trooper shoots dead young Muslim woman in Tripura after unsuccessful rape bid - Know what happened

A 24-year-old housewife from the minority Muslim community was allegedly shot dead by BSF trooper in Sonunamura`s Bangladesh border of Tripura on Friday.

Heavy rains trigger landslides, floods in Arunachal Pradesh

Incessant downpour over the past couple of days has triggered landslides and floods in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh throwing normal life out of gear. Besides damaging culverts and some buildings, the floods and mudslide submerged low-lying areas and a rural link road and disrupted power supply.

Arunachal Speaker seeks review of SC verdict on Speaker's power

Former Arunachal Pradesh assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict saying that it is "constitutionally impermissible" for the Speaker to decide on the plea for disqualification of lawmakers under the anti-defection law when a motion of no-confidence is pending against him.

Damaged highway: Shortage of essential items cripples Tripura

The supply of essentials and fuel continues to be hit badly in Tripura for more than one-and-a half months now even as the state government sought the Centre's intervention to restore National Highway-8 which has been badly damaged.

Congress' Pema Khandu all set to be new Arunachal Pradesh CM as Nabam Tuki quits
Congress' Pema Khandu all set to be new Arunachal Pradesh CM as Nabam Tuki quits

Congress leader Pema Khandu will take oath as the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister on Sunday after the party managed to convince rebel legislators to come back into the fold and avoid a floor test.

Congress' Pema Khandu meets Arunachal Pradesh Governor, stakes claim to form govt
Congress' Pema Khandu meets Arunachal Pradesh Governor, stakes claim to form govt

The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly at Naharlagun has been put under tight security cover ahead of the floor test by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Saturday.

Arunachal Pradesh trust vote today; trouble for CM Nabam Tuki as Kalikho Pul claims support of 43 MLAs
Arunachal Pradesh trust vote today; trouble for CM Nabam Tuki as Kalikho Pul claims support of 43 MLAs

Nabam Tuki, who was reinstalled as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister on Wednesday, will have to take the floor test on Saturday as directed by Governor Tathagata Roy.

Arunachal crisis: Nabam Tuki seeks more time for floor test, Guv firm on Saturday
Arunachal crisis: Nabam Tuki seeks more time for floor test, Guv firm on Saturday

Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki met Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday and sought ten days time to prove his majority in the house.

Arunachal Guv's decision for floor test by Saturday 'hasty', want more time: Nabam Tuki
Arunachal Guv's decision for floor test by Saturday 'hasty', want more time: Nabam Tuki

Nabam Tuki, who was reinstated as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister by the Supreme Court two days ago, has sought more time to prove majority.

Nabam Tuki reinstated as Arunachal Pradesh CM, asked by Governor to take floor test by July 16
Nabam Tuki reinstated as Arunachal Pradesh CM, asked by Governor to take floor test by July 16

In a major setback to BJP and the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday had ordered restoration of the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh.

Legally, I am CM of Arunachal Pradesh, says  Kalikho Pul; Tuki confident of comeback
Legally, I am CM of Arunachal Pradesh, says Kalikho Pul; Tuki confident of comeback

Kalikho Pul on Thursday claimed that he has majority in the Arunachal assembly and will prove it on the floor of the house when required.

Kalikho Pul planning to parade 43 MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh; Nabam Tuki confident of Congress return
Kalikho Pul planning to parade 43 MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh; Nabam Tuki confident of Congress return

Rebel Congress leader Kalikho Pul, whose government in Arunachal Pradesh was effectively declared null and void by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, on Thursday said he respected the apex court judgement but asked everyone to wait for the Assembly floor test.

Nabam Tuki needs to prove majority: Tapir Gao

Bharatiya Janata Party`s state president Tapir Gao on Thursday said that it respects the Supreme Court`s decision, however, added that Nabam Tuki government needs to prove majority in the floor house before taking charge of the government.

No threat to my govt: Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul Wednesday said that there was no threat to his government as the required numbers are with him and it will be decided on the floor of the Assembly.

Those who trampled upon democratic norms have been defeated: Sonia Gandhi on Arunachal verdict
Those who trampled upon democratic norms have been defeated: Sonia Gandhi on Arunachal verdict

Hours after the Supreme Court ordered the restoration of the Nabam Tuki government in Arunachal Pradesh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at the Central government saying those who had trampled upon democratic norms have been defeated.

Supreme Court has given historic verdict: Nabam Tuki

 Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court judgment restoring his government and called it a "historic" ruling.

Thank you SC for explaining to PM Narendra Modi what democracy is: Rahul Gandhi on Arunachal verdict
Thank you SC for explaining to PM Narendra Modi what democracy is: Rahul Gandhi on Arunachal verdict

With Supreme Court ordering restoration of Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi grabbed the oppostunity to take a swipe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

SC restores Congress rule in Arunachal, quashes all orders given by Governor
SC restores Congress rule in Arunachal, quashes all orders given by Governor

Governor's decision to advance Arunachal Assembly session was violative of Article 163 of the Constitution, the SC said.

SC to pronounce verdict on role of Governor Rajkhowa during Arunachal Pradesh row
SC to pronounce verdict on role of Governor Rajkhowa during Arunachal Pradesh row

Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa had advanced to December 16, 2015, the commencement of the Assembly session.

Northeast India receives deficient monsoon rains

Except Mizoram and Sikkim, most parts of northeast India have so far experienced deficient monsoon rains, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Megaliths indicate Khasis' presence in Meghalaya since 1200 BC

Megalithic stone structures, and iron implements which dates back to the prehistoric period have been found.

'Pakka Indian ho?': Manipuri woman alleges racism, harassment at Delhi airport
'Pakka Indian ho?': Manipuri woman alleges racism, harassment at Delhi airport

A Manipuri woman has alleged racism and harassment at the Delhi airport by immigration officials.

Tripura Governor gets additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was on Sunday sworn in as acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

Decided to severe ties with BJP: ZNP

 Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) today said that it has decided to severe ties with BJP with which it had electoral alliance during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) election in 2015.

Myanmarese woman held with 84 gm of heroin worth Rs 8 lakh in Aizawl
Myanmarese woman held with 84 gm of heroin worth Rs 8 lakh in Aizawl

A Myanmarese woman was arrested for allegedly carrying 84 grams of heroin in Zemabawk area, near here, police said on Tuesday.