North East News

NSNA turns down Nagaland govt proposal for Act amendment

 The agitating Nagaland Staff Nurse Association (NSNA) on Wednesday turned down the proposal of the government for amendment of the existing Nagaland Nursing Service Rule 1988 and decided to further extend their mass casual leave for another three days.

Nagaland govt promises change in service rule amid nurse stir

As the agitation of nurses entered the second day on Tuesday in Nagaland, the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare said it was working towards amending the Nurse's Service Rule of 1988 to accommodate their demands.

Arunachal protests encroachment in its area by Assam

Assam government Forest department officials allegedly set up a beat office at Rashaso in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday triggering protests by the latter, an official said on Tuesday.

Tuki takes stock of drain damages in Itanagar

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today took stock of the damages caused by the incessant rain in the capital city for the past several weeks.

Congress wins Meghalaya by-election

The ruling Congress on Tuesday won the by-election in Meghalaya's Chokpot Assembly constituency.

CPI(M) wins Tripura by-polls, BJP dislodges Cong from second spot

The ruling CPI(M) won both the Pratapgarh (SC) and Surma (SC) Assembly seats by a huge margin in Tripura where bye-elections were held.

Assam built beat house in Arunachal territory, alleges Speaker

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia on Monday alleged that the Assam government has started construction of a beat house at Ragaso village in Papum Pare district of Arunachal.

Nurses go on mass casual leave in Nagaland

The Nagaland Staff Nurse Association (NSNA) and Nursing Sisters without Degree and Diploma went on a three-day mass casual leave from Monday to press for their demands.

Mizo officials reach Hampsapara relief camp

Mizoram government officials reached Hampsapara relief camp in North Tripura district to conduct verification of bonafide residents of states among the Brus lodged in the camp from Monday, a state home department official said.

Agartala-Akhaura rly link to be completed by 2017

 The process of laying 15.054 km long railway tracks to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh will be completed by 2017.

Two militants killed in Meghalaya, 4 arrested

At least two armed militants were on Sunday killed in a gun battle with security forces in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills district while four others were arrested with 144 gelatine sticks and 126 detonators in another district in two separate incidents.

Tripura: Youth arrested for posting ex-girlfriend's nude pictures

 A Tripura youth has been arrested for posting nude photographs of his former girlfriend on Facebook after she rejected him, police said here on Sunday.

Four militants arrested with explosives in Meghalaya

 Four militants belonging to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) of Assam and an explosive supplier were arrested with 144 gelatine sticks and 126 detonators in East Jaintia Hills district early on Sunday.

Indian Army, Meghalaya Police conduct joint operation; 2 AMEF militants killed

Two Achik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF) militants were killed in a joint operation by the Indian Army and Meghalaya Police in the North Garo Hills district on Sunday.

Quake rocks Assam, Meghalaya, Bengal and Bhutan; three injured

 An earthquake measure 5.6 on the Richter scale struck Assam on Sunday morning.

Two killed in Nagaland blast

A man and his daughter were killed while two other family members injured in a grenade blast at a warehouse in a hospital campus in Nagaland`s commercial hub Dimapur on Saturday evening, police said.

Meghalaya: 80 percent votes cast in Chokpot bypoll

Over 80 percent votes were cast in the bypoll in Chokpot Assembly constituency in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district on Saturday amid tight security.

Nadda assures to take up the issue of autonomy for NEIGRIHMS

Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda on Saturday assured of taking up the issue of granting autonomy to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS) here, with the Centre.

80 percent votes polled in Tripura by-elections

Over 80 percent turnout was recorded on Saturday during voting for by-election to two reserved seats in Tripura passed.

Keen contest on cards for two by-polls in Tripura on Saturday

The stage is set for by-election to two schedule caste reserved seats in Tripura Saturday with all major political parties of the state contesting the polls.

IED explosion near Raj Bhavan in Manipur

An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded on Friday near the Raj Bhavan here but there was no report of any casualty, a senior police officer said.

Mizo Zirlai Pawl objects to inclusion of yoga in educational institutions

Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) or the Mizo students federation has objected to the proposed inclusion of yoga in the education system.

Now Tripura MLA accused of claiming false educational qualification

Leader of Opposition in Tripura Assembly, Sudip Roy Burman Thursday demanded dismissal of a ruling CPI-M MLA for furnishing untrue information regarding his educational qualification in affidavits.

Modi govt attempting to destabilise our govts in Northeast: Congress
Modi govt attempting to destabilise our govts in Northeast: Congress

 Congress on Wednesday alleged that the Modi government was attempting to destabilise the party's governments in the northeast with Union minister Kiren Rijiju "involved" in the exercise which is being "directly monitored" by BJP chief Amit Shah.

Nagaland Governor condoles Sister Nirmala's death

 Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has condoled the death of Sister Nirmala, former head of Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa in Kolkata.

Six ill after consuming poisonous mushroom in Aizawl

Atleast six persons of a family were taken ill after eating wild mushroom in North-Eastern area Mizoram's Keifang village and were admitted to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in nearby Saitual village yesterday.

Tripura prepares to combat monsoon related diseases

Tripura health department organised an awareness camp in association with some NGOs and others stakeholders to help combat monsoon related diseases like malaria and diarrhea.

Hand grenade kept at Manipur BJP leader's house

Unidentified persons allegedly kept a hand grenade in the residence of vice-president of the BJP's Manipur unit Manoharmayum Boris Sharma in Imphal East district, the police said on Tuesday.

Mansarovar pilgrims enter China through Nathu La

A group 38 Indian pilgrims accompanied by five support staff on Monday crossed over into China through the Nathu La Pass from Sikkim as part of the ongoing Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

36 grams heroin seized from woman in Manipur

 A woman was arrested for possessing 36 grams of heroin from Khudengthabi check post by Assam Rifles personnel during firsking and checking in Chandel district of Manipur, a defence release said on Monday.