North East News

Northeast people not aware of initiatives for them: Kiren Rijiju

Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said a majority of people from the northeast were not aware of government initiatives for them.

Nagaland accord: Some issues yet undecided, ex-CM Neiphiu Rio

Former Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday said that even though the historic Naga accord was signed between the Indian government and the NSCN-IM, both sides were yet to take a decision on demands like the right to retain weapons in areas of the northeast where the insurgent group has its presence.

Internet failure leads to fuel crisis in Tripura

Internet connectivity failure has led to a transport fuel crisis in Tripura for the past five days, forcing the state government to seek intervention of Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Centre, NSCN-IM have laid framework for peace in North East: Kiren Rijiju

The Centre and the NSCN-IM have laid a framework that will usher in peace in the Northeast, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said here on Tuesday.

NDRF operation in landslide-struck Zoumol village suspended

The rescue operation by the 20-member team of the National Disaster Response Force at landslide-hit Zoumol village in Manipur's Chandel district has been suspended, an official of the state Relief and Disaster Management said on Tuesday.

NPF-CEC decides to revoke suspension order against 8 NPF MLAs

The Central Executive Council of Naga People's Front has decided to revoke the suspension order against eight of its dissident MLAs.

Change in Nagaland border unlikely as per peace pact: Acharya

Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Tuesday allayed fears of neighbouring states and said boundary of Nagaland is unlikely to be redrawn after the signing of peace accord between the Centre and NSCN(IM).

Missing Pawan Hans helicopter sighted in dense forests in Arunachal Pradesh, rescue operation launched

Missing Pawan Hans chopper which went missing after taking off from Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh has been sighted in in dense forests.

Govt won't reduce central forces in Northeast: Rijiju

There is no plan to reduce the deployment of central security forces in the northeast, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday.

Jawan shot dead in Manipur

 

Imphal: A jawan of the 8th Manipur Rifles was shot dead by unidentified gunmen near Palel area in Chandel district, police officials said today.

Chopper with three persons on board missing in Arunachal

A helicopter of state-run Pawan Hans with three persons on board including a senior police officer on Tuesday went missing after taking off from Dibrugarh for Khonsa district in Arunachal Pradesh.

Tripura Governor's removal sought over Yakub Memon tweets

A city-based rights group on Tuesday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking the removal of Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy over his tweets on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon.

12 new railway lines being constructed in Northeast

 Work on 12 new railway lines with a total length of 1,248 km is being taken up in the northeast, an official statement said on Tuesday.

Naga accord: Others may follow will suit, says Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl

The signing of the peace accord between the central government and the NSCN-IM will encourage other militant outfits to begin peace talks with the government, a former terrorist-turned-politician said here on Tuesday.

Ex-Mizoram CM Zoramthanga happy over Naga peace accord

Former Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga, who brokered the peace deal between the Centre and the NSCN(IM), Tuesday expressed happiness over the signing of the historic Naga Peace Accord.

PM Narendra Modi likely to reveal details of Naga peace accord in Parliament today
PM Narendra Modi likely to reveal details of Naga peace accord in Parliament today

A day after the Central government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) signed a historic peace deal to bring to end one of India's oldest insurgencies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reveal the details of the accord in Parliament on Tuesday.

Civil societies in Nagaland welcome peace accord

The apex civil societies in Nagaland welcomed the signing of the 'historic peace accord' between the government of India and NSCN-IM on Monday.

Nagaland CM welcomes peace accord between government, NSCN(IM)

Nagaland Chief minister TR Zeliang and the lone member of Parliament from the state Neiphiu Rio has welcomed the signing of the peace accord between the government of India and NSCN(IM).

Naga peace accord details to be made public soon: PMO official

The details of the historic peace accord signed on Monday between the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-IM will be made public soon, a top official from the Prime Minister's Office said.

Hope peace accord becomes 'honourable settlement': Former Nagaland CM
Hope peace accord becomes 'honourable settlement': Former Nagaland CM

Welcoming the signing of the peace accord between the Government of India and the NSCN, former Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday said he hoped that it becomes an 'honourable settlement' acceptable to the people.

Indian government, NSCN(IM) sign 'historic' Naga peace accord
Indian government, NSCN(IM) sign 'historic' Naga peace accord

In a bid to end insurgency in the northeastern state of Nagaland, the Government of India on Monday inked a historic peace accord with Naga militant group NSCN(IM).

A new university is coming up here in Northeast
A new university is coming up here in Northeast

The Left Front government has decided to set up a state university in Tripura and this will be taken up in the monsoon session of the assembly beginning on Friday, a minister said here on Monday.

Disaster response teams rushed to Manipur after landslide claims 21 lives
Disaster response teams rushed to Manipur after landslide claims 21 lives

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are preparing their teams to carry out rescue operations in Manipur where heavy rains have triggered landslides and claimed 21 lives.

Manipur landslide: Centre rushes NDRF teams for rescue, relief operations

The Centre on Saturday directed NDRF to move forces to Manipur immediately for rescue and relief operations in landslide-affected areas where at least 20 people have lost their lives.

Sack Tripura governor for spreading `communal hatred`: Digvijay Singh to President

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to dismiss Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy for spreading "communal hatred".

Congress weighing legal options before action against Nagaland MLAs

Even as the Budget Session of the Nagaland Assembly is on, the Congress leadership in the capital is all set to take action "very soon" against all its eight MLAs who have joined the state`s Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) coalition government of which the BJP is a part.

Tripura minister again requests HC not to transfer Jamatiya

 Tripura Minister for Law Tapan Chakraborty has for the second time requested the Tripura High Court not to transfer state Law secretary Datamohan Jamatiya.

Those present at Yakub Memon's funeral are 'potential terrorists': Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy
Those present at Yakub Memon's funeral are 'potential terrorists': Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy

A day after Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur Central Jail, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday created a controversy by dubbing those present at the funeral of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict as “potential terrorists”.

All-party entity in Meghalaya to resolve boundary dispute

 The Meghalaya government today decided to constitute an entity of all political parties in the state to try to resolve the age-old boundary dispute through a mutually acceptable solution.

Meghalaya to observe Kalam's death anniversary every year

 Paying rich tributes to `Missile Man` A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said his state plans to annually commemorate the death anniversary of the great scientist to promote his ideals.