North East News

Weeks after face-off, Indian, Chinese troops hold meet on Arunachal border

A ceremonial meeting between India and China was held near Bumla in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

MNF accuses Mizoram CM of being involved in Lottery Scam

Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) on Thursday accused Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla as one of the major players in a multi-crore scam involving a Siliguri-based lottery agent - the Teesta Distributors, owned by Santiago Martin and other share holders.

KN Tripathi sworn in Tripura Governor

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who has been given the additional charge of Tripura, was on Wednesday sworn in as the state's 17th governor.

Arunachal CM convenes all-party meeting on Chakma-Hajong issue

 Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today convened an all-party meet here to discuss the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue in the backdrop of the recent Supreme Court judgment with regard to grant of Indian citizenship to Chakmas and Hajongs and their permanent settlement in the state.

NEHU gets new vice-chancellor

 Chemical scientist Sri Krishna Srivastava has been appointed the new vice-chancellor of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here in Meghalaya, officials said on Monday.

Meghalaya clueless about whereabouts of abducted IB officer

 Meghalaya Police on Monday remained clueless about the whereabouts of an Intelligence Bureau officer abducted by suspected Garo militants in Meghalaya`s South Garo Hills district, bordering Bangladesh.

V Shanmuganathan to hold additional charge of Manipur Guv

 V Shanmuganathan, Meghalaya Governor, has been given an additional charge of Manipur after the demise of incumbent Syed Ahmed Khan.

Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed laid to rest with state honours

 Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed, who passed away on Sunday, was laid to rest with full state honours at the Rehmatabad cemetery in Byculla in south Mumbai on Monday morning, officials said.

Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed passes away in Mumbai

Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed passed away at a private hospital here this morning, family sources said.

Meghalaya's longest serving legislator passes away

Meghalaya's oldest and longest serving legislator who fought single-handedly against Uranium mining in the state, Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, passed away at a hospital here on Saturday, family sources said.

Intelligence officer killed by militants in Meghalaya
Intelligence officer killed by militants in Meghalaya

Militants in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills have killed a young officer of the Intelligence Bureau, reports coming in from the northeastern state say.

Manipur situation: Mizoram CM defends his letter to PM

 Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has defended his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the violence in Manipur over its state assembly passing three controversial bills, and said he wanted to help his people in the neighbouring state.

West Bengal Governor to hold additional charge of Tripura

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was on Thursday given additional charge of Tripura Governor due to absence on leave of Tathagata Roy.

Manipur hills tension: Tribal leaders meet President Pranab Mukherjee

In the backdrop of the violence and subsequent tension in the hills of Manipur following the passing of three contentious bills by the state assembly, tribal leaders from the northeastern state have met President Pranab Mukherjee and Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram seeking the Centre`s intervention on the issue.

Manipur hills simmer with tension as tribals resent bills

The hills of Manipur continue to simmer with tension ever since the state assembly, in a specially convened session on August 31, passed three controversial bills ostensibly to protect the rights of the indigenous people in the state.

Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati student found dead

A final-year student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) was on Friday found dead near his hostel, police said.

SS Khaplang never wanted ceasefire: NSCN faction leader

NSCN-K leader SS Khaplang never wanted ceasefire with the Indian government and had agreed to it only because of pressure from the Naga civil society, according to NSCN-Unification general secretary Kitovi Zhimomi.

Three militants held in Mizoram

Three suspected militants of Manipur-based Hmar People's Convention (Democrats) were arrested from Bilkhawthlir village in Kolasib district of Mizoram, police said today.

Tripura facing scarcity of essentials due to damaged highway

 Tripura is facing a severe shortage of essentials and transport fuel as the Assam-Agartala national highway -- the only surface link between Tripura and the rest of country -- has been damaged following incessant rainfall.

Naga political, social leaders shocked over ban on NSCN-K

 Expressing shock over the ban of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) by the central government, leaders from Nagaland`s political and social arena said the faction deserved opportunities to be allowed to "negotiate" and not be banned.

Meghalaya: Two Independent MLAs withdraw support to Opposition forum

 In a setback to the Opposition Meghalaya People's Forum (MPF), two Independent legislators from Garo Hills today withdrew their support to the forum.

7,11,111 voters in Mizoram in draft voters list

There were 7,11,111 voters in the draft voters lists published in all the eight districts in Mizoram in which women voters outnumbered their male counterparts by 14,113.

Meghalaya MLAs pay rich tributes to APJ Abdul Kalam

Legislators in Meghalaya paid rich tributes to former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died here on July 27, during the obituary reference on the first day of the Autumn session of the Assembly on Wednesday.

Govt bans Naga rebel group NSCN(K) for five years

The central government on Wednesday banned Naga rebel group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) for five years.

Divide Manipur into two union territories, say MPs from Northeast

As Manipur continues to simmer over the passing of three landmark bills by the state government in a special Assembly called by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, tribal parliamentarians from the Northeast have suggested that the "creation of two union territories" out of existing Manipur is the only solution for the prevailing impasse that has claimed the lives of eight civilians in the recent clash.

FIR against Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla's brother

 Opposition Mizo National Front on Tuesday lodged a police complaint against Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla's brother, who is a former minister, alleging that he indulged in corruption and misused his office.

Militants' plan to blow up Assam bridge busted

A plan by insurgent outfit NSCN-K to blow up a major bridge in Assam`s Silchar town connecting the Barak Valley to the state`s neighbouring Dima Hasao district and Manipur was busted on Tuesday, police said. Four people have been arrested in this connection.

Shillong: Protest to revoke Ordinance empowering tribal chiefs

 Several groups today took to the streets here demanding the state government to revoke the Ordinance aimed at empowering tribal chiefs and tribal institutions as it was "overstepping" into the domain of the Autonomous District Councils created under the sixth schedule of the Constitution.

Protest to revoke Ordinance empowering tribal chiefs in Shillong

 Several groups today took to the streets here demanding the state government to revoke the Ordinance aimed at empowering tribal chiefs and tribal institutions as it was "overstepping" into the domain of the Autonomous District Councils created under the sixth schedule of the Constitution.

Teachers' stir affects classes at 49 Nagaland Govt schools

Normal functioning of 49 government schools in the state has been affected as the Nagaland RMSA Teachers' Association has been boycotting classes since August 21 last protesting against non-payment of salaries for the last six months.