North East News

Mediation can make North Eastern states litigation free: SC judge

North Eastern states have the potential to be 'litigation free' states in the country as it is an area where people settle disputes in the traditional way of mediation, Supreme Court judge Madan B Lokur said on Saturday.

Manipur attack on Army convoy: NIA announces cash rewards
Manipur attack on Army convoy: NIA announces cash rewards

The attack, as per the investigations by the NIA, was carried out mainly by 15 cadres of Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) using 'Lathod guns' and grenades.

Newly elected Mizoram MLA Lal Thanzara sworn-in

Lal Thanzara, who was elected in the by-election to Aizawl North-III assembly recently, was on Friday sworn-in at a simple programme.

Mistaken as militants, 2 civilians killed by Army in Meghalaya

Two persons including a schoolteacher, riding a motorcycle, were shot dead by the Army in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills district, an incident which the Army said took place because it mistook them as armed militants.

Nagaland MP dies in Delhi hospital

His family members said his body will be taken to Nagaland after the postmortem examination.

Former Nagaland minister Sentichuba Ao passes away

A veteran legislator, he was first elected to the state Assembly in 1969 from Yisemyong.

BJP wins 2 Assembly seats in Manipur bypoll

BJP opened its account in Manipur Assembly by winning the bypoll in two constituencies of Thangmeiband and Thongju on Tuesday.

Chopper crash lands in Nagaland; five hurt

As per reports, a chopper belonging to the state's disaster management team crash landed on Tuesday.

HSPDP retains Nongstoin Assembly seat in Meghalaya

Opposition HSPDP on Tuesday retained the Nongstoin Assembly seat in Meghalaya defeating ruling Congress candidate by a margin of over 2,700 votes in the November 21 bypoll.

Congress wins Mizoram Assembly seat

Former Mizoram health minister Lal Thanzara of Congress was on Tuesday declared elected in the bypoll to Aizawl North-III Assembly seat.

Nagaland postpones Class IX final exams
Nagaland postpones Class IX final exams

The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has postponed and rescheduled Class-IX final examination in the state.

70% votes cast in Manipur Assembly by-elections till noon

Altogether 54,751 voters are eligible to decide the fate of six candidates in the by-elections for which polling started from 7 AM and will end at 4 PM.

Aizawl North-III assembly by-poll to be held tomorrow

 The preparations for the by-election to Aizawl North-III assembly seat to be held tomorrow has been completed as all polling parties reached their respective polling stations today, Mizoram Election department officials said.

Assam Rifles denies issuing gag order to media in Nagaland
Assam Rifles denies issuing gag order to media in Nagaland

The media houses are free to publish any article about the NSCN(K) organisation which would add to the peace process, Assam Rifles said.

Four arms suppliers to militant groups held in Meghalaya

NSCN(K) cadre Peirai Hao is suspected to be the kingpin of the arms supplying gang.

Special cell for forests, environment of Northeast states: Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister of State Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said a "special cell" would soon be set up to ensure forest and environment are protected while sustainable development also takes place in eight north-eastern states.

Shocking! Nagaland newspapers published with blank editorial space

The Nagaland Press Association (NPA), a conglomerate of journalists and non-journalists, also extended support to the editors in their protest against the para-military force.

Centre declares NSCN (K) as terrorist organization
Centre declares NSCN (K) as terrorist organization

The Centre on Monday declared the NSCN -K and all its formations and front organizations as a terrorist organization under the UAPA act.

BJP asks Congress for electoral alliance in Tripura

 In a surprise move, the BJP's Tripura unit has requested the main opposition Congress to form an electoral alliance to fight the ruling Left Front in the state's December 9 civic polls.

Manipur celebrates 'Ningol Chakkaouba' on sibling bonding

 Manipur celebrated 'Ningol Chakkouba' today, a beautiful occasion when brothers invite married sisters for a grand feast during lunch time at their ancestral home in every household of the Meitei community.

Security upgradation significant in NE: Rijiju

 Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today said security upgradation in the North East region is very significant as the area is attached to the international border.

Centre to move SC on HC order to enforce AFSPA in Meghalaya

The Centre will soon file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court challenging a Meghalaya High Court order directing it to enforce AFSPA in Garo hills.

Sex racket busted in Tripura, two minor girls among 34 held
Sex racket busted in Tripura, two minor girls among 34 held

The arrested were mostly youth and students, including three girl students of reputed engineering and medical institutes.

Sex racket busted in Tripura, 34 arrested

Thirty-four people, including 20 students - mostly young boys and girls - were arrested as police busted a major sex racket in Tripura, police said here on Monday.

Suspected JMB terrorist involved in Burdwan blast arrested

A suspected Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist was on Thursday arrested from Tripura's Sipahijala district.

Mizoram anti-corruption board probe against Lal Thanzara

Mizoram Anti Corruption Bureau has launched investigation against Former Mizoram health minister and Chief minister Lal Thanhawla's younger brother, Lal Thanzara, opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) legal board chairman J Lalremruata Hmar said on Thursday.

Gogoi up for realignment of political forces to fight BJP

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi favours a realignment of political forces, including the AIUDF, to fight the BJP on a single platform.

Two mutilated bodies found at a bomb blast site in Manipur

Two mutilated bodies were found at the the site of a powerful bomb explosion near the residence of an MLA in Manipur's Thoubal district.

Meghalaya HC asks Centre to consider enforcing AFSPA in Garo Hills

The Meghalaya High Court has asked the Centre to consider enforcing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in militancy-hit Garo Hills region in the state to help the administration restore the rule of law.

Kidnapped Meghalaya official released unharmed

A Meghalaya government official, abducted by militant outfit Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), was released unharmed after seven days early Tuesday, police said.