North East News

Manipur violence: 4 dead as violence rocks Churachandpur

The already tense situation in Manipur took a turn for the worse on Monday night after 4 people were allegedly shot dead by Manipur Police commandos following widespread arson in Churachandpur district.

Manipur violence: Houses of state health minister, 5 MLAs set on fire; curfew imposed in Churachandpur
Manipur violence: Houses of state health minister, 5 MLAs set on fire; curfew imposed in Churachandpur

Widespread arson was witnessed in Manipur on Monday night with houses of a state minister, an MP and five MLAs being set on fire by unidentified people in Churachandpur district apparently over passage of some bills in the Assembly, prompting imposition of curfew in the town.

Meghalaya govt to empower tribal chiefs and traditional bodies

 The Meghalaya government will come up with an alternative draft bill to empower the tribal chiefs and their traditional bodies whose powers and functions were clipped by a High Court ruling last year, the state cabinet decided today.

Centre urged not to infringe Manipur territory in Peace Accord

Manipur Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution urging the Centre to ensure that the recently signed Naga 'Peace Accord' did not compromise with the territorial integrity of the state.

Bills for protection of indigenous people passed by Assembly

The Manipur Assembly on Monday unanimously passed three bills to protect the indigenous people of the state.

Nagas are at the threshhold of new political system: Hoho

The Naga people are standing at the threshold of a major change in the political system and the need of the hour is their unity, the apex body of the Naga tribals said on Saturday.

Woman killed in encounter was a health worker: NMA

The Naga Mothers' Association (NMA), an apex women's body in the state today claimed the woman who was killed in an encounter between the NSCN(K) and the Assam Rifles, was a health worker.

Create jobs to curb terrorism in northeast: Tripura CM

The newly-restructured National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) should create jobs in the north-east to put a stop to terrorism in the region, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Thursday.

Aizawl houses swept away, graves damaged by rain and landslide

Heavy rains and landslides swept away three houses and damaged 70 graves in two cemeteries here, officials said today.

Assam Rifles defusing ethnic tension in Manipur

 Ethnic tension being fanned by rival groups over the past two months at Aimol village in Manipur's Chandel district has been successfully defused by the Assam Rifles.

Arunachal delegation meets Rajnath Singh over their demands

A delegation of Mon Autonomous Region Demand Committee (MARDC) led by Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Minister Pema Khandu today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to press the decades-old demand for creation of Mon Autonomous Council (MAC), under the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

Central interlocutor arrives in Nagaland

 Centre's interlocutor for Naga peace talks RN Ravi arrived here this evening for discussions with all sections of Naga civil societies and MLAs on the Naga political problem.

Role played by Cong in Parliament embarrassing: Babul Supriyo

The role played by the Congress as Opposition in Parliament was embarrassing and cannot be accepted, Union Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo on Wednesday said.

SC stays HC order for CBI probe against Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki

In a relief to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the Supreme Court Wednesday stayed the Gauhati High Court order for a CBI probe into corruption allegations related to his tenure as PWD Minister in 2006.

KYKL militant arrested in Manipur

 A combined team of the Police and 2 Assam Rifles arrested a cadre of Kanglei Yayol Kannaa Lup (KYKL) from Leishangthem Khongmanung areas in Manipur's Thoubal district yesterday, said a press release issued by the police today.

NPP demands adequate security in Garo Hills during GHADC polls

 The Opposition National People's Party (NPP) in Meghalaya on Tuesday demanded adequate security cover in the Garo Hills region to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council.

More than 100 people hit by landslides in a Naga village

The rain-triggered landslides have affected more than one hundred people at Phesama along NH-2, the main road link between Manipur and Nagaland.

Extending GHADC term, a wishful thinking of Sangma: NPP

 Hitting out at Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for extending the term of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), the opposition National People's Party (NPP) on Monday said it was the "wishful thinking of the Chief Minister."

Bijoy Hrankhawl wants to act as 'interlocutor' in peace talks

A former insurgent turned politician, Bijoy Hrankhawl, on Monday offered to be an "interlocutor" in the ongoing tripartite peace talks between the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), the state government and the Centre.

Naga National Council rejects peace pact signed between Centre, NSCN(IM)

The Naga National Council (NNC) has rejected the peace pact signed between the Centre and NSCN (IM) earlier this month saying that it will bring further division and distrust among the Nagas.

NNC rejects peace pact signed between Centre and NSCN(IM)

The Naga National Council (NNC) has rejected the peace pact signed between the Centre and NSCN (IM) earlier this month saying that it will bring further division and distrust among the Nagas.

Flood scene grim in Arunachal

Flood situation continued to remain grim in Namsai and Lohit districts of Arunachal Pradesh with major rivers in high spate flowing above the danger mark following continuous downpour in the past couple of days.

Kiren Rijiju for North East states to trade with neighbouring countries

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday expressed the need for north eastern states to trade with neighbouring countries to rejuvenate the economy of the people in the region.

Naga apex bodies resolve to meet NSCN(K) leadership

Nagaland's apex tribal bodies on Thursday resolved to meet the leadership of outlawed NSCN(K) and appeal for reviewing the unilateral abrogation of the ceasefire with the Centre in the interest of peace in the state.

Govt orders 2-day shutdown of schools in WGH Meghalaya district

The Meghalaya government on Wednesday asked all schools in West Garo Hills district to remain shut for the next 48 hours for the safety of school going children as heavy rainfall has triggered flood and landslips in the state.

Mizoram minister's resignation accepted by Governor

Mizoram Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Minister of State for Health Lal Thanzara who quit in the wake of the opposition charge that he was involved in "office of profit" scam.

Bangladeshi smugglers abduct two Indian border guards

Two Indian border guards were kidnapped by Bangladeshi smugglers on Tuesday along the Tripura border, police said.

Incessant rains throw life out of gear in Meghalaya

Incessant rains for the last 24 hours have thrown normal life in Khasi Hills and Garo Hills region of Meghalaya out of gear, officials said on Tuesday.

Revised Mizoram voters' list not to cover those in Tripura Bru relief camps

The revision of voters' list in Mizoram being undertaken by the state election department will not cover voters in the six Bru relief camps in Tripura, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Manisha Saxena on Tuesday said.

Notice to Mizoram government over student's killing

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Mizoram to submit a report within four weeks on the reported killing of a student in police firing, an official said here on Monday.