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Agartala-Kolkata direct train services before Durga Puja

Direct train service between Agartala and Kolkata will be launched before the Durga puja, a top official of the NF Railway said today.

Kidnapped ex-Assam Rifles man from Northeast rescued, two held

Two members of an inter-state gang have been arrested here for kidnapping a retired Assam Rifles personnel from the northeast and his nephew, police said on Monday. The victims have been rescued.

TMC burn effigies of Tripura CM, Sharif, says both are anti-India

The Tripura Trinamool Congress burnt effigies of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over the weekend, saying both were anti-Indian.

World War II bombs found in Nagaland
World War II bombs found in Nagaland

The bombs were found from an ongoing construction site by the labourers after which the police were informed.

Arunachal Speaker restores Assembly membership of 2 Cong MLAs

The high-voltage political drama revolving around the resignation of two Congress MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh came to an end today with Speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok restoring their membership in the sixth Legislative Assembly.

TMC, Congress walkout in Tripura Assembly

 Trinamool Congress and Congress MLAs today staged a noisy walkout from the Tripura Assembly separately on different issues today. TMC members walked out when Speaker Ramendra Debnath refused to admit an adjournment over Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's alleged anti-national remarks.

Bomb hoax holds up Air Asia flight at Imphal airport
Bomb hoax holds up Air Asia flight at Imphal airport

The threat - the first ever in Manipur - triggered panic and alarm in Tulihal international airport in Imphal.

New Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court sworn-in

Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court on Thursday.

Manipur High Court gets new Chief Justice

Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prashad was on Thursday sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court.

CPI-M's students bodies sweep Tripura college elections

The student bodies affiliated to the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) swept the Student Council polls in all 22 government-run degree colleges in Tripura, an official said on Wednesday.

Four sitting TMC MLAs join Congress

All four MLAs of the Trinamool Congress, including the party`s state President Thounaojam Shyamkumar have joined the ruling Congress in Manipur.

BJP keeps options open on aligning with PPA in Arunachal

Keeping BJP's option open to be a part of the PPA government in Arunachal Pradesh, North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said the party will decide its future course of action during the national executive meeting.

Landslides block roads, disrupt power supply in Aizawl

A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains since Friday last has blocked roads in at least 20 spots, disrupted power supply and damaged cemeteries in the city, Aizawl District Disaster Management Authority officials said on Sunday.

Manipuri transgenders demand apology from minister over attack

Personal security guards and armed personnel of the minister had allegedly beaten up Bishesh Huirem, a film and mobile theatre artiste, following a road rage incident on Wednesday night. 

NGT asks Meghalaya Govt to prepare eco restoration plan for coal mine areas

The committee would be headed by the Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

Congress accuses BJP of foul play in Arunachal

'Modi`s and BJP`s (Bharatiya Janata Party) foul play and fraud on democracy has come to a full circle in Arunachal Pradesh today.'

Setback for Arunachal Congress: CM Pema Khandu, 43 MLAs join People's Party of Arunachal
Setback for Arunachal Congress: CM Pema Khandu, 43 MLAs join People's Party of Arunachal

In a big setback for Congress, all but one of its 45 MLAs, including Chief Minister Pema Khandu, on Friday resigned from the party and joined the People's Party of Arunachal Pradesh, triggering a major political crisis in this northeastern state.

Resignation Of 5 Manipur MLAs accepted by Speaker

Resignation papers submitted by five MLAs have been accepted by the Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Th Lokeshwar Singh today.

Sukhoi SU-30 combat fighter jet lands at Agartala airport

A frontline Sukhoi SU-30 combat jet landed at the civil airport in Agartala on Thursday and departed soon after, with the authorities describing it as a "routine" mission.

Opposition to move 'No Confidence Motion' against Congress govt in Meghalaya Assembly
Opposition to move 'No Confidence Motion' against Congress govt in Meghalaya Assembly

The No Confidence Motion was admitted in the Assembly yesterday by Speaker Abu Taher Mondal.

No-trust move against Meghalaya government admitted

An opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the Mukul Sangma-led Congress government was admitted in the Meghalaya Assembly on Wednesday for its "failure on all fronts".

Centre released more than Rs 100 cr to Manipur in 5 months

More than Rs 100 crore were released by the Centre for various development projects in Manipur in the first five months of this fiscal, DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

V Shanmuganathan sworn in as Arunachal Governor

 Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan was today sworn in as the governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan gets additional charge of Arunachal

Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan was on Wednesday sworn in as acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh at the Raj Bhavan here.

Never recommended President's Rule in Arunachal, says Rajkhowa

A day after his removal as Arunachal Pradesh Governor, JP Rajkhowa on Tuesday said that he had never recommended that President`s Rule be imposed in the state in January.

Tripura Assembly Speaker rejects TMC claim for LoP status

The Speaker of Tripura Assembly Ramendra Chandra Debnath has rejected the demand of Trinamool Congress (TMC) to grant status of the Leader of Opposition to its MLA Diba Chandra Hrankhawl on the plea that the party has no numerical strength.

One militant killed in gun battle in Manipur's Tamenglong

One armed cadre of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) was killed during an hour long gun battle with the cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) late on Monday in Tamenglong district of Manipur.

Opposition seeks no-confidence motion against Meghalaya government

The combined opposition Meghalaya People's Front (MPF) and Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Monday served a notice for moving a motion of no-confidence against the Mukul Sangma-led Congress government for its failure on all fronts.

Students' bid to storm Manipur CM's bungalow foiled, many injured
Students' bid to storm Manipur CM's bungalow foiled, many injured

Several students from different schools of Imphal sustained injuries after police foiled their bid to storm the chief minister's bungalow in Babupara on Saturday. 

Assam BJP leader's son, kidnapped by ULFA-I, released
Assam BJP leader's son, kidnapped by ULFA-I, released

The anti-talk faction of ULFA militants had on August 22 released the video footage of a youth abducted from Assam and demanded a ransom of Rs one crore.