North East News

Rebel group calls shutdown on BJP chief Amit Shah's visit to Meghalaya

The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Sunday called for a 12-hour shutdown starting from 5 a.m. on April 22 to protest BJP president Amit Shah's visit to Meghalaya.

BJP won't ally with Congress: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday categorically stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre would never ally with the opposition Congress.

Amit Shah takes 5-hr road journey to reach rally venue in Imphal

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday undertook a five-hour road journey from here to Imphal, where he is slated to address a public meeting in the evening.

TTAADC polls to witness multi-cornered contest in all seats

The elections to Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) slated for May 3 is all set to witness multi-corner fight in all the constituencies.

Take welfare schemes to grassroots level: Amit Shah to Northeast leaders

As part of efforts to strengthen the party in northeastern states, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday exhorted party leaders here to take developmental schemes enumerated by the Narendra Modi government to grassroots level and monitor them to keep a check on corruption.

Tripura tops for sixth year in providing rural jobs

The Left-ruled Tripura maintained its top position for the sixth consecutive year by providing 88 person-days' rural jobs per household under the job guarantee scheme during the 2014-15 fiscal, a Cabinet minister said here on Friday.

India to tighten vigil along Myanmar border

India would strengthen vigil along its border with Myanmar to check drugs and arms smuggling besides movement of inimical elements, including militants, officials said on Thursday.

Arunachal to ask Centre to review AFSPA extension

Arunachal Pradesh will ask the Centre to review and reconsider the decision to extend Armed Forces Special Powers' Act (AFSPA) to all districts of the state bordering with Assam.

Police commissionerate system inaugurated in Dimapur

Nagaland's commercial hub, Dimapur, has become the second city in the North East, after Guwahati in Assam to have a Commissionerate system of policing.

Guns, 7900 rounds of ammunition seized in Mizoram

Mizoram police seized 48 types of rifles and more than 7,900 rounds of ammunition of different guns during 2014, police said Thursday.

48 different guns, 7900 rounds of ammunition seized in Mizoram

Mizoram police seized 48 types of rifles and more than 7,900 rounds of ammunition of different guns during 2014, police said on Thursday.

Modi govt will prioritise NE youth's skill development: Amit Shah
Modi govt will prioritise NE youth's skill development: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said that NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would accord priority to the skill development for the youth in the north east.

DoNER to organise mini secretariat camps in NE: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State for Development of Northeast Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said his ministry will organise a mini secretariat camp for a period of four to five days in the states of the region by rotation every month.

Will roll back AFSPA if strategy to tackle militants shared: MHA to Arunachal

Amidst a controversy over declaring 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh as "disturbed" under AFSPA, the Centre has told the state government that it was ready to roll back the decision if suggestions on how to deal with the militants were shared with it.

Mizoram drafting Disturbed Areas Bill

 The state government was drafting the Mizoram Disturbed Areas Bill, 2015 to facilitate the process of legally declaring militant-hit areas as disturbed ones, Additional Secretary for Home Lalbiakzama said.

Amit Shah to visit Mizoram on Thursday

BJP national president Amit Shah will visit Mizoram on Thursday and address a public meeting here, party officials said.

Arunachal Governor meets Manohar Parrikar

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has met Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar at New Delhi and discussed issues related to the state.

Crime rate declines in Tripura by 18 percent

Tripura witnessed a substantial 18 percent reduction in overall crime, including crime against women, during the past one year, it was announced on Sunday.

Manipur woos investors for upcoming textile park

 Manipur is wooing investors for its upcoming textile park in the suburbs of state capital Imphal, highlighting its strategic location advantage as a gateway to South East Asia.

Arunachal CM blasts Centre for declaring districts as 'disturbed'

Hitting out at the Centre for declaring 12 districts of his state as 'disturbed' under AFSPA without any consultation, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said such a move was nothing but attack on the federal structure in the country.

Congress demands Tripura CM's resignation over ponzi scams

Scores of Congress workers took to the streets here demanding Chief Minister Manik Sarkar`s resignation for his alleged links with various chit-fund companies.

AFSPA in Arunachal Pradesh due to state govt's failure to curb militancy: BJP

The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP on Saturday said that the decision to impose Armed Forces Special Powers' Act (AFSPA) in 12 districts of the state was taken due to failure of the state government to curb militant activity which is on the rise in recent times.

AFSPA in Arunachal due to state govt's failure to curb militancy: BJP

The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP on Saturday said that the decision to impose Armed Forces Special Powers' Act (AFSPA) in 12 districts of the state was taken due to failure of the state government to curb militant activity which is on the rise in recent times.

BJP demands probe in "financial mismanagement" in Arunachal

 BJP on Saturday demanded for formation of a high-power committee to investigate the alleged financial mismanagement by the Nabam Tuki-led Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh.

North East made immense contribution to nation: President Pranab

Upholding the importance of the North Eastern states of India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said despite their paltry population, the states of the region have made immense contribution to the country.

Gogoi urges Sangma to hand over labourers death case to CBI

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday wrote a letter to his Meghalaya counterpart Mukul Sangma urging him to hand over the case of the death of 14 labourers in the neighbouring state to the CBI.

Centre using Mizoram as 'gubernatorial dumping ground': MZP

Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the apex Mizo students' body, has accused the Centre of using Mizoram as a "gubernatorial dumping ground" and submitted a memorandum to visiting President Pranab Mukherjee in this regard.

Pluralistic character of nation should not be weakened: President

Denouncing attacks on youths from the Northeast in the national capital, President Pranab Mukherjee Friday said the pluralistic character of the nation should not be weakened by such "unacceptable events".

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Mizoram

President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Aizawl on Thursday for his maiden visit to this hilly north eastern state to attend the convocation of the Mizoram University.

Centre to invest Rs 10,000 crore in northeast power sector

 The Centre will invest Rs 10,000 crore in the power sector of the eight North Eastern states, including Sikkim, Union Power, Coal and NRE Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Thursday.