North East News

Nurses' strike called off in Nagaland

The Nagaland Staff Nurses Association (NSNA) on Monday called off its 11-day-old agitation for the interest of patients in government hospitals in the state.

Rajnath Singh to chair Northeast CMs meeting on July 11 in Guwahati

The Centre has convened a meeting of Chief Ministers of Northeastern states at Guwahati to discuss various issues, including strategy to deal with insurgents based in Myanmar.

'NSCN-K abrogated ceasefire under Paresh Baruah's influence'

The Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) abrogated the ceasefire deal with the Indian government under the influence of ULFA leader Paresh Baruah, according to two former leaders of the NSCN-K.

Suspended SI commits suicide in Shillong

A police sub-inspector, who was under suspension, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his official quarter at the State Police Reserve here on Monday.

Mizoram rejects talks offer of HPC(D)

Mizoram government has rejected the offer for conditional tripartite talks from Manipur-based militant outfit Hmar People's Convention (Democrats), state Home Minister R Lalzirliana said here on Monday.

Youth from trouble-torn Tirap only Arunachalee to clear UPSC test

 A youth from the trouble-torn Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, Ranphoa Ngowa, is the only Arunachalee to clear the civil services examination 2014, conducted by UPSC.

Transmission of power from Tripura to Bangladesh next year

Transmission of 100 MW of power from Tripura to neighbouring Bangladesh will begin next year, an official said on Saturday.

Tripura has highest percentage of manual scavenger in India

 Tripura has the highest percentage of manual scavenger with 2.50 per cent of its rural population still engaged in this menial work, according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011.

Arunachal Cabinet nod for training to security forces

Arunachal Pradesh cabinet has approved uniform training for IRB, Arunachal Pradesh Armed Police and civil police trainees, Arunachal Pradesh Home and Power Minister Tanga Byaling said on Friday.

'Wettest place in June' race between two Meghalaya towns

Two nearby tiny hilltop townships in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district are vying for the "wettest place on the planet" title as both received over 4300 mm of rainfall in June, officials said on Friday.

Assam-Nagaland border case, SC takes note of adjournment plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday took a strong note to the submission seeking adjournment of hearing in a 27-year-old lawsuit filed by Assam in its decades-long border dispute with Nagaland.

BJP demands probe into financial mismanagement by Arunachal govt

The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP in a fresh memorandum to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated its demand for a probe by CBI or CVC into alleged financial mismanagement by the state government.

Do counter insurgency operation with utmost discipline: Arunachal Governor

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa has advised security forces to take special care of women, children and senior citizens during counter insurgency operation and do their work with utmost discipline.

Do counter insurgency operation with utmost discipline: Arunachal Guv

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa has advised security forces to take special care of women, children and senior citizens during counter insurgency operation and do their work with utmost discipline.

NSNA turns down Nagaland govt proposal for Act amendment

 The agitating Nagaland Staff Nurse Association (NSNA) on Wednesday turned down the proposal of the government for amendment of the existing Nagaland Nursing Service Rule 1988 and decided to further extend their mass casual leave for another three days.

Nagaland govt promises change in service rule amid nurse stir

As the agitation of nurses entered the second day on Tuesday in Nagaland, the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare said it was working towards amending the Nurse's Service Rule of 1988 to accommodate their demands.

Arunachal protests encroachment in its area by Assam

Assam government Forest department officials allegedly set up a beat office at Rashaso in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday triggering protests by the latter, an official said on Tuesday.

Tuki takes stock of drain damages in Itanagar

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today took stock of the damages caused by the incessant rain in the capital city for the past several weeks.

Congress wins Meghalaya by-election

The ruling Congress on Tuesday won the by-election in Meghalaya's Chokpot Assembly constituency.

CPI(M) wins Tripura by-polls, BJP dislodges Cong from second spot

The ruling CPI(M) won both the Pratapgarh (SC) and Surma (SC) Assembly seats by a huge margin in Tripura where bye-elections were held.

Assam built beat house in Arunachal territory, alleges Speaker

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia on Monday alleged that the Assam government has started construction of a beat house at Ragaso village in Papum Pare district of Arunachal.

Nurses go on mass casual leave in Nagaland

The Nagaland Staff Nurse Association (NSNA) and Nursing Sisters without Degree and Diploma went on a three-day mass casual leave from Monday to press for their demands.

Mizo officials reach Hampsapara relief camp

Mizoram government officials reached Hampsapara relief camp in North Tripura district to conduct verification of bonafide residents of states among the Brus lodged in the camp from Monday, a state home department official said.

Agartala-Akhaura rly link to be completed by 2017

 The process of laying 15.054 km long railway tracks to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh will be completed by 2017.

Two militants killed in Meghalaya, 4 arrested

At least two armed militants were on Sunday killed in a gun battle with security forces in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills district while four others were arrested with 144 gelatine sticks and 126 detonators in another district in two separate incidents.

Tripura: Youth arrested for posting ex-girlfriend's nude pictures

 A Tripura youth has been arrested for posting nude photographs of his former girlfriend on Facebook after she rejected him, police said here on Sunday.

Four militants arrested with explosives in Meghalaya

 Four militants belonging to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) of Assam and an explosive supplier were arrested with 144 gelatine sticks and 126 detonators in East Jaintia Hills district early on Sunday.

Indian Army, Meghalaya Police conduct joint operation; 2 AMEF militants killed

Two Achik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF) militants were killed in a joint operation by the Indian Army and Meghalaya Police in the North Garo Hills district on Sunday.

Quake rocks Assam, Meghalaya, Bengal and Bhutan; three injured

 An earthquake measure 5.6 on the Richter scale struck Assam on Sunday morning.

Two killed in Nagaland blast

A man and his daughter were killed while two other family members injured in a grenade blast at a warehouse in a hospital campus in Nagaland`s commercial hub Dimapur on Saturday evening, police said.