North East News

Governor asks Nagaland govt to set up Lokayukta

 Nagaland Governor PB Acharya on Saturday asked the state government to set up Lokayukta and also to pass the Women Reservation Bill to bring about a vibrant and strong democracy.

Abducted Tripura girl rescued in Bihar

 Bihar Police have rescued a 16-year-old girl kidnapped from Tripura and arrested her abductor, police said here Saturday.

Lyngdoh committee to get some more time: Meghalaya CM

 Meghalaya government on Friday the committee headed by deputy chief minister Rowel Lyngdoh would be given some more time to start the land acquisition process for developing the already identified 'entry and exit' points to address the issue of influx and illegal immigration.

Three new bills introduced in Sikkim Assembly

 Three new bills were on Friday introduced in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly.

Modi to make two-day maiden visit to Nagaland from Nov 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a two-day maiden visit to Nagaland from November 30, officials said here on Friday.

Food Security Mission not to benefit Mizoram: Minister

Though Mizoram government was preparing to implement the National Food Security Mission, it would not be a good scheme for the people, State Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister John Rotluangliana on Friday said.

Meghalaya to pardon 400 ANVC militants

More than 400 armed Garo militants of Meghalaya will receive pardon for their crimes, an official peace pact tabled by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday said.

Another Northeast youth found dead in Delhi

In the third such incident in the last 48 hours, a youth hailing from the Northeast was found dead in South Delhi's Munirka area Thursday night.

Meghalaya home minister quits

Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri has resigned from the ruling Congress-led government, a party official said on Friday.

Moderate quake rocks Mizoram

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale rocked Mizoram late Thursday night, jolting people from their sleep.

GNLA planned to carry out blasts before Christmas

 Seven GNLA militants, who were allegedly planning to carry out blasts in West Garo Hills district before Christmas, have been arrested.

Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga

Kaziranga: The bullet-riddled carcass of a rhino was found from Kaziranga National Park in Assam Thursday.

Strike called by Congress in Tripura evokes mixed response

Agartala: A Congress Party-led 12-hour-long strike in Tripura, which began at 6 a.m. on Thursday, has so far evoked a mixed response.

12-hour strike hits life in Tripura

A 12-hour strike called by the Congress to protest alleged police atrocities on the party workers affected normal life in Tripura Thursday.

Congress-led strike in Tripura evokes mixed response

A Congress Party-led 12-hour-long strike in Tripura, which began at 6 am on Thursday, has so far evoked a mixed response.

Assam-Nagaland CS meet to defuse tension along border

 Chief Secretaries of Assam and Nagaland on Wednesday agreed to take all steps to defuse the tension and maintain peace in the area along the inter-state border and ensure that local disputes are dealt with speedily.

Sangma condemns IED blast in S Garo dist, asks police to act

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday condemned yesterday's IED attack in the remote South Garo Hills district, which killed two policemen and injured three others, and directed the police to take steps to neutralise the outfit.

Surrendered militants launch hunger strike in Tripura

Agartala: Peeved by government apathy, 26 surrendered militants have launched a hunger strike at Lachi Rehabilitation Camp in south Tripura's Santir Bazar sub-division, official sources said Wednesday.

25 Mizoram gazetted officers have Vigilance cases against them

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Wednesday said there are 25 gazetted officers working in the state government who have vigilance case against them.

Security tightened for President Pranab's visit to Itanagar

Elaborate security arrangements has been made here for the proposed visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to address the first convocation of the NIT on November 21.

President to visit Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Assam and Arunachal Pradesh from November 20-21, it was announced on Wednesday.

12 Assam Rifles personnel injured in militant attack in Manipur

At least 12 Assam Rifles personnel were injured in an IED attack by unidentified militants at Kambiron in Manipur's interior Tamenglong district, official sources said on Wednesday.

Gogoi asks Rajnath to set up anti-terror system for east India

Worried over reports that al Qaeda may carry out subversive activities in Indian sub-continent, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has backed a proposal that the Centre sets up an institutional mechanism for eastern India to coordinate and monitor terror acts and share intelligence.

Foreign terror outfits make inroads to India through North East

Assam Police recently seized two vehicles carrying huge quantities of sophisticated arms and ammunitions and arrested four people near the state's Chirang District, close to the border with West Bengal.

End attacks on people from northeast: Mizoram Assembly

The Mizoram Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution urging an end to "discrimination and violence" against people from the northeastern region.

BSF trooper, civilian driver killed in Tripura attack

A BSF trooper and a civilian driver were killed, while another man was injured Monday when militants fired at them in Tripura, police said.

Tuki visits Google Hqs seeks help to develop education

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki visited the Google headquarters in California and sought ideas from the company on how to improve education in the state.

Two kidnapped tribal men return to Agartala

Agartala: Two tribal youths, who were kidnapped from Gandacherra subdivision of Dhalai district by insurgents of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) have returned unharmed, the police said Monday.

Nine abduction incidents since 2011: Mizoram Home Minister

Aizawl: There have been nine incidents of abduction in Mizoram since 2011 till date, state Home Minister R Lalzirliana informed the Legislature Monday.

BJP urges Centre to review power projects in Arunachal

 BJP has alleged irregularities in the MoUs signed by the Arunachal Pradesh government with various hydro power developers and urged the Centre to review them.