North East News

Nagaland CM inducts five more advisors with Cabinet status

Nagaland Chief Minister, TR Zeliang on Friday inducted five more advisors with Cabinet status into his one-year old NPF-led DAN ministry.

Congress responsible for rise of insurgency in north-east: Rijiju

Blaming the Congress-led UPA government's "misgovernance, mistreatment and neglect" for the rise of insurgency in the north-east, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Friday appealed to the youth to shun violence and come back to the mainstream.

BNP leader stable, to be shifted to NEIGRIHMS

The condition of the arrested Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salahuddin Ahmed is stable and he will be shifted to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) here for better treatment.

Amidst controversy new Tripura Ggovernor takes charge

Amidst controversy over his Hindutva ideology, BJP leader Tathagata Roy took charge as the 16th governor of Left-ruled Tripura on Wednesday.

V Shanmuganthan sworn in as Megahalaya governor

Senior BJP leader V Shanmuganthan was on Wednesday sworn-in as the Governor of Meghalaya at the Raj Bhavan here.

Shanmuganthan to be sworn in as Governor of Meghalaya today

Senior BJP leader V Shanmuganthan will be sworn-in as the new Governor of Meghalaya on Wednesday.

Memorandum to Rijiju by assaulted SI's family

The family members of a Manipur police sub-inspector, who was allegedly assaulted by the escort personnel of state assembly Speaker Th Lokeshwar, met Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and submitted a memorandum to him demanding action.

Shanmuganthan to be sworn-in as new Governor of Meghalaya

Senior BJP leader V Shanmuganthan will be sworn-in as the new Governor of Meghalaya tomorrow, officials said Tuesday.

Tripura CM appeals to insurgents to shun arms

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has appealed to insurgents to shun arms and join mainstream society while assuring his government's help to those choosing to lead a normal life over violence.

Sukhoi fighter jet crashes in Assam; both pilots eject safely

A Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Nagaon district of Assam on Tuesday afternoon. Luckily, both the pilots managed to survive.

Justice Sengupta sworn-in as Sikkim Lokayukta Chairperson

Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta was sworn-in as the Chairperson of 'Lokayukta' in Sikkim.

Arrested BNP leader's wife wants him treated in a third country

Arrested Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) spokesperson Salahuddin Ahmed's wife said her husband required to be taken to a "third country" for better treatment.

Arunachal: Court stays expulsion order of former minister from Congress

 In a blow to the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), a civil court here has put a stay on the expulsion order of former Arunachal Pradesh Finance Minister Kalikho Pul from the party.

Meghalaya to invoke Act to foil Garo Hills shutdown call

 The state government today said provisions of the of Meghalaya Maintenance of Public Order (Amendment) Act will be invoked against leaders of an organization who have called a two-day shutdown in the Garo Hills region demanding early elections in the Garo Hilla Autonomous District Council.

Congress opposes move to drop special category status of North East

The Congress party has opposed the move by the Centre to withdraw the special category status of the North East states, alleging that such a move may hamper the region`s development.

Mizoram to take back its tribal citizens from Tripura after 18 years

Following pressure from the union home ministry and the Tripura government, Mizoram has finally agreed to take back all the tribal refugees sheltering in Tripura for the past 18 years.

Nirbhay Sharma not likely take charge as Mizoram Guv before May 20

Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma, who was appointed as Governor of Mizoram, was unlikely to occupy the Raj Bhavan in Aizawl before May 20, state protocol officer David L Pachuau said on Saturday.

Dr Syed Ahmad sworn in as Governor of Manipur

Dr Syed Ahmad was sworn in as the Governor of Manipur at the Raj Bhavan here on Saturday.

Syed Ahmed takes charge as Manipur's new governor

Former Congress leader and author Syed Ahmed on Saturday took charge as the 16th governor of Manipur.

Decks cleared for repatriation of Brus from Tripura

Decks have been cleared for resumption of repatriation of the Brus from the six relief camps in North Tripura district following a meeting between Mizoram and Tripura government officials, a senior official said on Saturday.

Agartala-Dhaka bus service resumes

The Agartala-Dhaka bus service resumed on Friday after five months of suspension due to political turmoil in Bangladesh, officials said.

Contribution to consolidated sinking fund enlarged by cabinet

Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to enhance the contribution to consolidated sinking fund and enlarge the coverage of the sinking fund for following committed liabilities, old and new pension schemes, final withdrawal from GPF, invocation of state guarantees, repayment of high cost loans.

Arunachal Pradesh restarts five defunct hydro projects

 Despite funds crunch, the Arunachal Pradesh Hydro Power Department has restored five mini hydro projects in various parts of the state.

Tripura border inhabitants happy over India-Bangladesh LBA

Residents of Chandannagar village in Tripura's Dhalai District have expressed happiness over Parliament passing the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA).

Manipur Speaker Th Lokeshwar Singh's escort officials thrash sub inspector

In yet another incident of abuse of power, a sub-inspector was beaten up by a police escort team of Manipur Speaker Th Lokeshwar Singh.

Tremors in Sikkim as strong temblor jolts Nepal, India

Tremors were experienced in Sikkim on Tuesday after a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on Richter scale epicentered in Nepal shook several states in North and East India.

BNP leader held in Meghalaya

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Salahuddin Ahmed was arrested here for being in the country without valid travel documents, police said on Tuesday.

Quake hits northeast India, neighbouring countries

 A strong quake rocked the entire northeastern and eastern India and adjoining countries on Tuesday, a meteorology department official said.

Cabinet okays ordinance to empower traditional village bodies

The Meghalaya cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance to empower traditional village bodies in the absence of a legislative measure following the High Court ruling which had struck down powers of the village chiefs.

Lightning kills two in Tripura

 A school student and a woman were killed and five other people injured in lightning strikes in Tripura, official said here on Monday.