North East News

Manipur celebrates 66th Republic Day in Imphal despite militant boycott call

Thousands of people came out and witnessed the 66th Republic Day celebrations in Manipur capital Imphal, rejecting the militant outfits call for a boycott of the occasion.

Republic Day celebrated in Tripura peacefully

The 66th Republic Day celebrations in Tripura capital Agartala passed off peacefully on Monday despite a militant boycott call across the state.

Naga govt working normally despite dissent of NPF: Chief Secy

 Amid the political crisis within the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) for the past 22 days, Nagaland Chief Secretary C J Ponraj has said that the issue has not affected the functioning of the bureaucracy.

Shoulder responsibility to secure Arunachal's future: Guv

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma Monday called upon the people to shoulder responsibility to secure the state's future by working in tandem with the government to put development on fast track.

No question of dividing Tripura: CM Manik Sarkar

 Tripura's Left Front government would not allow any attempt to divide the northeastern state, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Monday, asserting that he would resist any such move with all his might.

Former Arunachal speaker Setong Sena dies

Former Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly speaker and cabinet minister Setong Sena died at a private hospital in Assam's Dibrugarh district after suffering from hepatitis, family sources said.

Make Mizoram a place to live with prosperity, peace: Guv

Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday appealed to the people to give their best to the state so that Mizoram could be a place where all could live with dignity, peace, prosperity and happiness.

Centre alerts Northeast over terror attacks before R-Day

 The union home ministry has alerted the northeastern states over possible terror attacks in the run-up to the Republic Day Monday, an official said Sunday.

Security beefed up in Aizawl

Security has been beefed up and in and around the capital here as Mizoram prepared to celebrate the Republic Day on Monday.

Bomb explodes in Imphal

A powerful bomb exploded in the river bank of Nambul river at Keishamthong area in Imphal west district of Manipur, at 9.30 am on Sunday.

DoNER camps in Northeast for redressal of grievances

The DoNER ministry has decided to set up camp offices in each of the eight states in the northeast so that the people of the region do not have to travel to New Delhi for redressal of their grievances, it was announced Saturday.

Naga CM accepts resignation of five MLAs

Amid ongoing political crisis in Nagaland for change in leadership, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has accepted the resignation of five Naga People's Front (NPF) MLAs from the post of Parliamentary Secretaries and Advisors with immediate effect, officials said on Saturday.

Security tightened in Manipur ahead of Republic Day

Security measures have been tightened across Manipur in view of the Republic Day boycott called by various insurgent outfits including United National Libertion Front (UNLF).

Northeastern states alerted to likely terror strikes ahead of Republic Day celebrations

A massive security alert has been sounded across northeast India after separatist rebels announced a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations Jan 26, a home ministry official said Friday.

Tripura seeks access to Chittagong port in Bangladesh

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has urged access to Chittagong Port in Bangladesh to the people of the north eastern region and said it would help further improvement of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Activist Irom Sharmila released from jail after Manipur court's order

A Manipur court on Thursday ordered the release of 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila from custody, who has been on a hunger strike for over 14 years in her demand to repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSA).

BJP lodges FIR for false information about PM Narendra Modi

Mizoram unit of BJP has lodged an FIR with Aizawl Police against a person who allegedly posted false information against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, police said on Thursday.

Zeliang confidant of resolving Nagaland political imbroglio

 Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang on Wednesday expressed confidence that the current political situation in the state will be lawfully and constitutionally resolved, saying the "spiral of lies" emanating from the dissident camp within NPF has left him dumb-founded.

PM Modi greets people of Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur on their Statehood Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greetings to the people of Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur on their Statehood Day.

Bomb blast near Imphal, no casualty

A powerful bomb, suspected to have been planted by militants, went off on Wednesday at Nagamapal Shingjubung Leirak near Imphal town in Manipur.

DAN claims majority support for Nagaland CM

Amid open revolt by a large number of ruling NPF legislators for change in leadership, the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government on Tuesday claimed support of 25 of 42 legislators of the Naga People's Front (NPF) for the incumbent Chief Minister T R Zeliang.

Mizo police deployed after farmers asked to leave border area

Mizoram government has rushed a platoon of armed police to Buhchangphai area bordering Assam after some officials of the neighbouring state asked the farm workers there to leave the area, according to an official statement on Tuesday.

DAN claims majority support for Nagaland Chief Minister

Amid open revolt by a large number of ruling NPF legislators for change in leadership, the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government today claimed support of 25 of 42 legislators of the Naga People's Front (NPF) for the incumbent Chief Minister TR Zeliang.

Three Northeastern states to celebrate statehood day

Three north-eastern states - Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya - will celebrate their statehood day Wednesday, officials said Tuesday.

Pranab Kumar Bharali appointed as DG of Army Aviation Corps

Lt Gen Pranab Kumar Bharali has been appointed as the Director General of Army Aviation Corps at the Army Headquarters, Delhi.

Police, militants exchange fire in Meghalaya

A heavy exchange of fire took place on Monday between security forces and the Achik Matgrik Elite Force militants, who were behind the recent kidnapping of four traders in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, police said.

Cabinet approves Arunachal Vision 2030

The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet has decided to prepare Arunachal Vision - 2030 which would detail medium and long term development vision for the state encompassing six broad areas like enabling infrastructure, economic potential, social sectors, social harmony, border development, resource mobilisation.

Father held for attempting to bury daughter in Tripura

A man was arrested on the charge of his attempt to bury alive his nine-year old daughter at Putia in Sipahijala district of Tripura, police on Saturday said.

Father held for trying to bury daughter in Tripura

A man was arrested on the charge of his attempt to bury alive his nine-year old daughter at Putia in Sipahijala district of Tripura, police said on Saturday.

Five people arrested for violating Liquor Prohibition Act in Mizoram

At least five people have been arrested for violation of the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition and Control Act, 2014 enforced in the state from Thursday last, state excise and narcotics department officials said.