North East News

Assam dragging its feet on illegal Bangladeshi migrants: SC

The Supreme Court Tuesday slammed the Assam Government for "dragging its feet" and rejected its "vague" and "highly unsatisfactory" affidavit on the steps taken regarding the influx of illegal Bangladesh nationals through the porous Indo-Bangla border in the state.

Tripura government employees to get more pay

To pacify its aggrieved employees seeking central government pay scales, the Tripura government on Tuesday announced higher pay scales and allowances for its 161,000 employees.

Garo rebel leader killed, camp busted in Meghalaya

Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandos of Meghalaya on Tuesday busted a Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) hideout, killing its top commander in a fierce gun battle, police said.

Mizoram students to protest frequent changes of governors

The students' organisations in Mizoram would hold protests here next week against frequent changes of governors in the state, a statement said on Tuesday.

Two leaders expelled; NSCN(K) heading for another split?

The Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) might be heading for another split after 2011 as two expelled senior leaders are planning to launch a new Naga political group.

Govt may decide Monday on continuing pre-paid mobile services in J&K, Northeast

Government is likely to decide Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31.

Mizoram govt vows firm action; funeral held for slain policemen

Mizoram government on Sunday vowed to take firm action against Hmar People's Convention-Democrats as a funeral was held here with full police honours for the three Mizoram policemen gunned down by suspected extremists of the Manipur-based outfit in an ambush yesterday.

MLAs' convoy attacked in Mizoram, three policemen dead

Three policemen were killed and several others were injured when militants attacked a convoy accompanying a group of three MLAs at Zokhawthiang in Aizawl district of Mizoram.

Meghalaya ministers, officials pay tribute to Kyndiah

The ministers and officials of the Meghalaya government on Saturday assembled to pay tribute to former union minister late Paty Ripple Kyndiah at a condolence meeting in the Main Secretariat.

Three policemen killed, 5 injured in militant attack

Three armed policemen were killed and five others injured when suspected militants belonging to Hmar People's Convention-Democracy attacked members of an Assembly panel in Zokhawthiang in Aizawl district bordering Manipur, police said.

Aziz Qureshi sixth Mizoram Governor to be sacked in 9 months; Bengal's KN Tripathi gets additional charge
Aziz Qureshi sixth Mizoram Governor to be sacked in 9 months; Bengal's KN Tripathi gets additional charge

Mizoram Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi was sacked from his post by President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday, an official release stated.

Former Mizoram chief minister Brigadier Sailo dies at 93

Veteran Mizo leader and former Mizoram chief minister Brigadier T Sailo died at a private hospital here following heart failure. He was 93. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

Three policemen killed, 2 injured in militant attack in Mizoram

Three armed policemen were killed and two others injured when suspected militants belonging to the Manipur-based Hmar People's Convention-Democracy (HPC-D) attacked members of an Assembly panel in Zokhawthiang in Aizawl district bordering Manipur on Saturday, police said.

Tuki for continuing Special Category status for Northeastern states

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Friday appealed to the Centre for continuing the Special Category Status for North Eastern States with the corresponding benefits.

Nagaland CM calls on Union Agriculture Minister

 Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Friday called on Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and discussed about setting up of a veterinary college and other infrastructure facilities in the state.

Saila, Kyndiah death: Mizoram govt announces 3-day mourning

Mizoram government on Friday declared half-holiday today and a three-day mourning to mourn the deaths of former state chief minister Brig Thenphunga Sailo (93) and former state governor Paty Ripple Kyndiah (87), chief secretary Lalmalsawma said.

Lumding-Silchar broad gauge line operational

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday commissioned the 210 km long Lumding-Silchar broad gauge line, a crucial rail link for the Barak valley and the North-Eastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.

Former union minister P.R. Kyndiah dead

Veteran Congress leader and former union minister Patty Ripple Kyndiah passed away here on Thursday night following cardiac arrest, a family member said on Friday.

Four injured in bomb blast at Wokha

 Four persons including an infant were injured when miscreants hurled a bomb at a shop in Wokha, about 70 km from the state capital today, police said.

VDF rally in Imphal turns violent, several arrested

The Manipur Police today fired several rounds of tear gas shells and live bullets as the agitating Village Defence Force (VDF) personnel turned violent and tried to manhandle Imphal West Additional SP (Law and Order) S. Ibomcha at Khoyathong.

Assam Speaker puts on hold formation of House Committee on PWD

A day after its announcement, Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi Thursday withdrew formation of a House Committee to probe the alleged irregularities in functioning of the PWD, saying the government agency was doing "good job".

Four Assam Rifles personnel injured in attack in Nagaland

Four Assam Rifles jawans were injured as unidentified armed miscreants attacked the Company Operating Base and outpost of 19 Assam Rifles here on Thursday.

Scribes stage walk-out in Meghalaya Assembly

 Journalists today staged a walk-out in the Assembly protesting against reported remarks by Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma accusing media houses of being mouthpieces of the militants and of publishing only "paid news".

'US, China suppressed genocide reports during Bangladesh liberation war'

The United States, China and a few other countries tried to suppress the reports of genocide and bloodbath in the then East Pakistan during Bangladesh's nine-month-long war of liberation, freedom fighters and experts of that country said here on Wednesday.

Meghalaya Speaker survives no-confidence motion in Assembly

Meghalaya Speaker Abu Taher Mondal on Wednesday survived a voice vote in the Assembly as Opposition legislators moved a no-confidence motion against him for allotting less time for the budget session.

Mizoram Assembly's budget session adjourned sine die

 The budget session of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly, that started on March 17, was adjourned sine die on Wednesday.

Roadmap ready to repatriate Brus: Mizoram Home Minister

 Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana on Wednesday said efforts to repatriate Brus from the six relief camps in neighbouring North Tripura district, in accordance with the Road Map-IV prepared by the state government, has already began.

Mizoram incurred Rs 5,114.21 crore debt, say CAG estimates

Mizoram incurred Rs 5,114.21 crore as debt as per the estimates in the Finance Accounts 2012-13 report published by the Comptroller and Auditor General, state Finance Minister Lalsawta informed the legislature on Wednesday.

Mizoram mulls to implement Food Security Act

Mizoram Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs on Wednesday informed the state assembly that the state government proposed to implement the Food Security Act in the state.

GJM postpones 12-hour general strike

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has postponed a 12-hour general strike in the hiils from April 2 to April 10 in view of Easter on April 5.