North East News

Tripura CM praises Bangladesh for its role against militants

 Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday praised Bangladesh for its active role against militants in the state using its territory, saying that India's neighbour has played a vital role in returning peace.

Tripura HC curtails doctors' private practice

The Tripura High Court has directed government doctors to restrict their private practice to a maximum of three hours daily during working days, an official said here Saturday.

Heritage Study to replace Alternative English in Nagaland

To preserve and promote the tradition and culture of the indigenous tribes of the state, Nagaland will be replacing Alternative English with “Heritage Study” from Classes 5-8 from the next academic session.

Trial run of Kolkata-Agartala bus service via Dhaka on June 1

 A trial run of the Kolkata-Agartala direct bus service via Dhaka will be held on June 1, Tripura transport minister Manik Dey on Friday said.

Congress in Nagaland hits out at Centre for withdrawing special category status

Congress on Friday lambasted the BJP government at the Centre for withdrawing the special category status from the north eastern States, including Nagaland saying it will leave them in lurch.

Defamation case against Bru leader transferred to Aizawl court

A defamation case against Mizoram Bru Displaced People's Forum (MBDPF) president A Sawibunga was transferred to a Aizawl court from Mamit district court after his plea to transfer it outside the state was dismissed.

Project underway to make Agartala airport international: AAI Chief

 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is upgrading Agartala airport to international standards by providing world-class facilities, top official said here.

BJP hails revocation of AFSPA from Tripura, credits Modi

The BJP on Thursday hailed the Tripura government's decision to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives security forces sweeping powers and judicial immunity in conflict-hit areas.

Lifting of AFSPA in Tripura hailed as victory for sanity

 Tripura government's decision to withdraw AFSPA from the state was on Thursday hailed by former Home Minister P Chidambaram as victory for sanity and humanity while Hurriyat's moderate faction hoped it will serve as an "eye opener" for political parties in Jammu and Kashmir.

NIA arrests 'finance secretary' of Naga insurgent group

Self-styled Finance Secretary of banned Nagaland insurgent group NSCN (K) was on Thursday arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA).

BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed readmitted to Meghalaya hospital

Bangladesh National Party leader Salahuddin Ahmed, who was remanded to 14 day judicial custody yesterday, has been readmitted to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGIHMS) barely hours later after he complained of chest pain.

Jitendra Singh announces Rs 325 crores worth of projects for Northeast region

Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh has announced projects worth Rs 325 crores for the Northeast region on the occasion of completion of one year of NDA Government.

Chidambaram welcomes withdrawal of AFSPA from Tripura

 Former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday hailed the Tripura government's decision to withdraw the AFSPA from the state, saying it is a victory for sanity and humanity.

Manipur Speaker disqualifies three Trinamool Congress MLAs

 Speaker of Manipur Assembly Th Lokeshwar Singh has disqualified three All India Trinamool Congress MLAs under the Anti-Defection law in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.

Meghalaya HC bans media coverage of shutdown, rallies

The Meghalaya High Court has banned the media from publishing statements by organisations that call for shutdowns or rallies in the state, resulting in disruption of normal life.

HC summons top Meghalaya officials on bandh issue, issues directive

The Meghalaya High Court on Wednesday threatened to cancel licenses of medical stores, hotels and taxis for denying services to citizens by shutting down, peeved at how a bandh sponsored by an outlawed militant outfit could paralyse life in the state.

Militant group's shutdown hits life in Meghalaya

 Normal life came to a standstill in Meghalaya on Wednesday following a 24-hour shutdown called by the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) in protest over the delay in passage of the Village Administration Bill by the Congress-led government.

AFSPA withdrawn from Tripura
AFSPA withdrawn from Tripura

  The Tripura government on Wednesday decide to lift Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the state, where the controversial law was in effect for the last 18 years to curb insurgency.

Meghalaya court sends Bangladesh leader to jail

 Former Bangladesh minister Salahuddin Ahmed, who was arrested here in Meghalaya for illegally entering India, was on Wednesday remanded to 14 days` judicial custody.

Three injured in IED blast in Meghalaya

 Three persons were on Wednesday injured when suspected Garo National Liberation Army militants today triggered a low-intensity IED blast at a busy market place in Tura town of Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, police said.

Mizo govt memo on Bru repatriation

Mizoram government asked the Union Home Ministry to expedite release of fund meant for expenses of the resumption of repatriation of Brus from the six relief camps in neighbouring North Tripura district, scheduled to commence from the first week of June, a senior state home department official on Wednesday said.

Northeast essential component of PM Modi's 'India Vision': Jitendra Singh

Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh, on Wednesday said the northeast is a priority with the NDA Government and an essential component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'India Vision'.

Rs 53,000 crore allotted for development of Northeast: Harsimrat

The central government has allocated Rs.53,000 crore in the 2015-16 budget for development of the northeastern states and has also proposed to set up six agricultural universities, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said here.

Still studying uranium project in Meghalaya: Minister

Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday that his department was still studying the proposed mining of uranium ore in Meghalaya.

Peace is prerequisite for all round development of North East: Kiren Rijiju

Peace is prerequisite for all-round development of the whole North East region, said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.

Arunachal an integral part of India: Rijiju

Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of the country and the government is committed to protecting its territorial integrity, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said here on Tuesday.

Centre giving special attention to North-East: Badal

The Centre is paying special attention to north-eastern states through its Act East policy and has sanctioned thousands crores of rupees for development of the region, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Tuesday.

Nirbhay Sharma sworn-in as Governor of Mizoram

Lt General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma was on Tuesday sworn-in as the Governor of Mizoram at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here.

Third Indo-Bangla bus service to be inaugurated by PM

A third India-Bangladesh friendship bus service connecting Dhaka, Shillong and Guwahati will be launched next month during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the neighbouring nation.

Centre to probe Rs 900 cr alleged corruption in Arunachal

An inquiry has been ordered to look into the allegations of corruption and siphoning off of development-related funds by the Arunachal Pradesh government, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Monday.