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Students rally demanding scholarship in Aizawl

Students took out a rally in Aizawl Monday in protest against the failure of Mizoram government to contribute its matching share of ten per cent for the post-matric scholarship.

Tripura to increase number of women police personnel

 The Tripura government will increase the number of women police personnel to one-third of the total strength, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Monday.

Two injured in bomb explosion in Meghalaya

 Two people were injured on Monday morning after militants hurled a crude bomb at a petrol pump in Meghalaya`s West Khasi Hills district, police said.

Tripura protest condemns killing of Bangladeshi-American writer

Intellectuals, singers, writers and political activists staged a protest here on Sunday to denounce the killing of a Bangladeshi-American blog-writer in Dhaka last week.

Meghalaya MLA Clifford R Marak dies

 Meghalaya's sitting legislator from Chokpot constituency and founder of Garo National Congress (GNC) party Clifford R Marak passed away today at a hospital in Guwahati, family sources said.

Efforts on to connect more Arunachal towns by rail route

 After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two trains brining Arunachal Pradesh in railway map of the country last week, efforts are on to connect all major towns of the state by rail link.

Sikkimese woman raped in Delhi; AIIMS doctor,4 others arrested

A 25-year-old woman from Sikkim, the wife of an Army personnel, was trafficked to Delhi where she was allegedly raped by an AIIMS doctor in south Delhi's Hauz Khas area here on Thursday night.

PM Modi's Arunachal Pradesh trip could add fuel to dispute: China daily

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh could "add fuel" to the territorial dispute and make it difficult to resolve the vexed boundary issue, a Chinese state-run daily said on Friday.

Safety of women, children, tackling insurgency main thrust: Meghalaya DGP

Newly appointed Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) Rajiv Mehta on Thursday said safety of women and children, besides wiping off insurgency problems from the state are his priorities.

Efforts on to air link state: Arunachal CM

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that efforts were on to air link the state by fixed-wing aircrafts with advanced landing airports at Aalo, Pasighat, Tezu, Ziro and Mechuka likely to be made operational this year.

Two held, maps seized from their possession in NE

Security personnel have apprehended two persons from Naharlagun railway station after they allegedly entered the state without the mandatory inner permit and some maps were seized from them.

Penalty imposed on information officer in Arunachal

The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 25,000 to JDEE Public Information Officer (PIO), Monya Nyori under section 20(1) of the RTI Act 2005.

Five bodies exhumed from mass grave in Meghalaya

The bodies of five persons, including that of a school teacher and an elderly woman, were recovered from a mass grave in a remote village in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, a police official said on Wednesday.

12-hour bandh in Mizoram

A 12-hour state-wide bandh has been called by opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) on Wednesday to protest against hike in price of rice sold through the PDS and increase in different taxes.

Seven killed, 20 injured in fire after blast in Nagaland

Seven persons were killed and 20 others injured in a fire which broke out after a bomb blast at a gun shop in Wokha town of Nagaland on Tuesday, police said.

Congress seeks CPI(M) support in its fight against Modi govt

Congress Tuesday apparently asked CPI(M) to support it in its fight against the 'misrule' of Narendra Modi regime, but also warned that it would launch movement against the 'anti-people' government headed by the left party in Tripura.

Tripura: CPI-M women members at record number

 The strength of women members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura rose to a record 26 percent against 12 percent at the national level, a top party leader said here Tuesday.

State conference of Tripura CPI(M) begins tomorrow

The three-day state conference of CPI-M's Tripura unit will begin here on Wednesday and would be inaugurated by party General Secretary Prakash Karat.

IED recovered near Manipur jail

An improvised explosive device (IED) was found near a jail in Imphal West district on Tuesday morning.

Powerful bomb found near clinic in Imphal

A powerful bomb was found near a nature cure clinic at Heingang area in Imphal East district on Monday, official sources said.

Political parties take exception to China's stance on PM Arunachal visit

Political parties in Arunachal Pradesh have taken exception to China objecting to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state on February 20 to attend the 29th Statehood Day celebration.

Two private schools set ablaze in Manipur

Two private schools in Manipur, whose students were denied admit cards by CBSE after the institutions were found not recognised by the board, were set afire in Imphal West district, the police said on Monday.

3.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Manipur

A low intensity earthquake was reported late on Saturday evening in Manipur measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale.

Arunachal CM seeks special package for state from Centre

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki Friday urged the Centre to grant a special package for development of border region to check large scale migration of people from there.

PM Modi greets people of Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conveyed his greetings to the people of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day.

Mizoram observes State Day

Mizoram on Friday observed State Day, the anniversary of its being upgraded to the full-fledged statehood from union territory status, after signing the historic Mizo Accord to find lasting solution to the vexed Mizo problem.

PM's 'anmol nazrana' – a rail link from Arunchal Pradesh to New Delhi
PM's 'anmol nazrana' – a rail link from Arunchal Pradesh to New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised more rail, road and air connectivity to Arunachal Pradesh on the 29th foundation day of the hill state.

Man gets 10 years RI for raping minor daughter

A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping his minor daughter by a district court in Mizoram.

PM Modi to flag off Arunachal-Delhi train Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Friday visit Arunachal Pradesh where he will flag off two trains -- one connecting the state with the national capital and another with Guwahati in Assam.

Arunachal Pradesh: Newly-elected Congress MLA takes oath

Newly-elected Congress MLA from Liromoba constituency Nyamar Karbak on Thursday took oath as the member of the state Assembly, in presence of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, several ministers, MLAs besides high ranking officials.