First Himalayan Region Sports Festival to be held in 2015
First Himalayan Region Sports Festival to be held in 2015

The Sports Ministry has launched Himalayan Region Sports Festival for the region covering the North Eastern states of the country besides Nepal and Bhutan. The idea was first mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to a joint session of the Bhutanese Parliament in June earlier this year.

826 development projects in Northeast delayed by 1 to 5 years

As many as 826 development projects being implemented in the North Eastern states, at the cost of more than Rs 50,000 crore, are getting delayed by up to five years, leading to continuous backwardness in many parts of the region.

Projects sanctioned for conservation of 62 lakes: Govt

The government today said that it has so far sanctioned projects for conservation of 62 lakes in 14 states across the country.

747 new leprosy cases in NE region, Centre worried

The Centre has expressed concern at re-emergence of leprosy cases in certain pockets of the eighth North Eastern states which have reported 747 new cases.

Govt clears proposal for launch of Aquatic ecosystems plan

Efforts for conservation of wetlands and water bodies today received a big boost with the government clearing a proposal for rolling out a new scheme for preservation of the country`s rich flora and fauna.

Govt extends rule to visit NE states, J&K

Govt has extended the rules by two years to give LTC allowance for an all-India service officer to visit the North Eastern states and J&K.

President okays three high courts in northeast

President Pratibha Patil has given her formal approval for setting up separate high courts in Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya.

North eastern state capitals on Railway network

To adhere to the mandate of North-East Vision 2020, all the state capitals of the North eastern states, except Sikkim, would be connected with the
country’s mainstream railways by 2017