North East News

Come Saturday, Meghalaya will be on rail map

Bijay K Marak, the first train driver among Garo tribesmen, will be a happy man Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off the first passenger train between Assam's Guwahati and Meghalaya's Garo Hills.

Militancy is a cottage industry in northeast: NSG chief

Observing that tackling terrorism was becoming a complex issue with terrorists accessing sophisticated technology, National Security Guard (NSG) Director General J.N. Choudhury Friday said militancy has become a "cottage industry" in northeast India.

Rebel ANVC factions to surrender arms: Meghalaya CM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday said rebels of the two factions of the A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC) will lay down arms in the first fortnight of December.

All 245 BOPs in Tripura put on maximum alert: IG BSF

All the 245 Border Outposts along the 856-km-long Tripura-Bangladesh International Border have been put on maximum alert to thwart any attempt of infiltration by the terrorists or Indian insurgents operating from the soil of the neighbouring country, a senior BSF officer said on Friday.

Arunachal Governor calls for balanced harnessing of natural resources

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma on Thursday exhorted scientists to find ways and means to address the challenges posed by the climate change and at the same time explore methods for balanced harnessing of the abundant natural resources.

MPs upbeat over PM's visit to Nagaland

Members of Parliament from Nagaland have said the people of the State are keenly awaiting the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the State in December.

Mizoram CM urges MLAs to adopt a village

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Thursday suggested that all the members of the state legislative assembly should nurture a model village within their respective constituencies, an official statement said.

Rijiju assures steps for road connectivity

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has assured to initiate measures to provide road connectivity to all remote villages of Arunachal Pradesh by 2019.

Arunachal Guv urge people to be proud of their village and land

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has urged people to be proud of their villages and land.

Meghalaya govt not to make public probe report on firing: CM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said it would not be appropriate at this stage to make public a magisterial probe report on the Mookhep police firing on September 24 last.

Govt to set up committee of MPs to monitor NE projects

With over 700 ongoing development projects getting delayed in the Northeast, government is contemplating setting up a committee of MPs to monitor such schemes in the region.

Two killed in mishap in Aizawl

Aizawl: Two persons were killed and five others injured when their car rammed into a truck near Sairang, near here Wednesday.

Grenade found inside Manipur festival complex

A grenade has been found inside the complex where 'Sangai Manipur Tourism Festival' is being held in Imphal East district of Manipur, the police said on Wednesday.

Meghalaya's most wanted militant arrested from Tamil Nadu

A most wanted ANCA militant, who escaped from police lock-up about three months ago, was arrested along with his aide in Tamil Nadu, police said on Wednesday.

Namsai becomes Arunachal Pradesh's 18th district

 Namsai on Tuesday officially became the 18th district of Arunachal Pradesh as Chief Minister Nabam Tuki made the declaration amidst jubilation at an inauguration function here.

Mizoram's literacy rate 91.33 per cent

The literacy rate of Mizoram stood at 91.33 per cent making it the third most literate state in the country after Kerala and Lakshadweep, a state minister said.

Hindi teachers without salaries for seven months in Mizoram

Hindi teachers under Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) numbering 1,305 have not received their salaries for seven months, Mizoram School Education minister H. Rohluna Tuesday said.

PM to visit Manipur on November 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Manipur on November 30 to attend the closing ceremony of the ongoing 'Sangai Manipur Tourism Festival', official sources said on Tuesday.

Powerful IED recovered in Manipur

Imphal: A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing 4 kg was recovered from the side of a road by a road opening party of 2/5 Gorkha Rifles (GR) in Manipur's Bishenpur district, the police said Tuesday.

Northeast's development high priority for Modi government

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to the northeast later this month, the ministry for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Monday said the development of the region ranked high in its priorities.

Agartala airport to be made international airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has completed preliminary work to upgrade Agartala airport as an international airport to boost the region's connectivity with southeast Asia, an official said here Monday.

Children did not die due to vaccination: Mizoram Health Minister

 While six infants died in Mizoram allegedly due to vaccination, no evidence have been found so far, state Health Minister Lal Thanzara said the state legislature on Monday.

Two bombs found in Manipur

Two powerful bombs, planted by suspected militants to attack security personnel, were recovered from a roadside area at Gelmol in Manipur, police officials said on Monday.

Rise in incidents of crime against NE people in Delhi

Crime against people from North-East in the national capital has witnessed a steady rise with Delhi Police receiving 650 calls related to crime this year.

Governor asks Nagaland govt to set up Lokayukta

 Nagaland Governor PB Acharya on Saturday asked the state government to set up Lokayukta and also to pass the Women Reservation Bill to bring about a vibrant and strong democracy.

Abducted Tripura girl rescued in Bihar

 Bihar Police have rescued a 16-year-old girl kidnapped from Tripura and arrested her abductor, police said here Saturday.

Lyngdoh committee to get some more time: Meghalaya CM

 Meghalaya government on Friday the committee headed by deputy chief minister Rowel Lyngdoh would be given some more time to start the land acquisition process for developing the already identified 'entry and exit' points to address the issue of influx and illegal immigration.

Three new bills introduced in Sikkim Assembly

 Three new bills were on Friday introduced in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly.

Modi to make two-day maiden visit to Nagaland from Nov 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a two-day maiden visit to Nagaland from November 30, officials said here on Friday.

Food Security Mission not to benefit Mizoram: Minister

Though Mizoram government was preparing to implement the National Food Security Mission, it would not be a good scheme for the people, State Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister John Rotluangliana on Friday said.