North East News

Attempt to abduct PSU GM foiled, NDFB(S) militants held

Police have foiled an attempt to abduct the General Manager of a PSU here by arresting two NDFB(S) militants and three of the outfit's linkmen.

Meghalaya pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary

 Meghalaya chief secretary P B O Warjri and other senior officials today laid wreaths at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his 67th death anniversary.

Coal mining in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh suspended in 2012

Coal mining at the Namchik-Namphuk coal block in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh has been suspended since May 2012 after the directions of the Centre following involvement of insurgent groups in the extraction process, the state Assembly was informed on Friday.

Mizoram launches cleanliness drive

The Congress-ruled Mizoram government Friday launched a massive state-wide cleanliness programme in order to make it the cleanest state in India.

Cleanliness movement in Mizoram launched

'Mizoram Faina Beihpui Hnatlang' or mass voluntary movement for cleanliness was launched on Friday across Mizoram with state Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla inaugurating the movement in Aizawl this morning.

NGT asks Meghalaya government to submit report on coal mining

 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed the Meghalaya government to submit a complete report adopted for the purpose of promoting scientific and permissible mining of coal which was banned since April last year.

NIA files chargesheet against 5 cops for selling arms to Naga militants

Probing an unusual case of law enforcers turning rogue, NIA has charge sheeted five policemen including one of the rank of Superintendent of Police for allegedly selling arms to cadres of Naga militant group NSCN-IM.

2825 criminal cases registered in Mizoram

Police stations and outposts across Mizoram registered 2,825 criminal cases of which there were 45 murder cases and 125 rape cases during January to December 2014, according to the records of the state CID (Crime) branch.

Tripura, Mizoram to implement food security act from April

Tripura and Mizoram governments are computerising their Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) to implement the National Food Security Act from April, officials said on Thursday.

EC directs Liezietsu to file reply to rebel petition

The Election Commission of India has reportedly directed president of Naga People's Front (NPF) Central Nagaland, Shurhozelie Liezietsu, to file his reply on a petition filed by the dissident group who have formed a parallel party and claims to be the original NPF in the state.

Chamling condole death of Justice RK Patra

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has expressed his deep condolences on the sudden demise of Justice Radha Krushna Patra, the former Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court.

Agartala Army recruitment camp sees huge turnout

In a break from earlier norms, a recent army recruitment camp held in Agartala saw huge a turnout, with large numbers of youth showing interest in joining the armed forces.

Nine held for illegal mining in Meghalaya

At least nine persons were arrested for allegedly violating the National Green Tribunal ban on mining and transportation of coal in Meghalaya`s East Jaintia Hills district, police said on Wednesday.

12-yr-old boy shot dead by younger brother in Mizoram

A12-year-old boy was accidentally shot dead by his younger brother with their father's hunting gun in Serchhip district of Mizoram, a police officer said on Tuesday.

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).