close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Northeastern States

Rahul Gandhi pledges to restore special status to northeastern states

Rahul accused the BJP of trying to destroy the social and cultural ethos of the people of the Northeast by imposing on them the "RSS ideology".

Mar 19, 2019, 16:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2019: A look at polling details in 8 northeastern states

Among the eight northeastern states, Assam will have the election in three phases, while two-phase polling will take place in Manipur and Tripura. 

Mar 10, 2019, 22:49 PM IST

Rajnath Singh to meet Northeast CMs as protests against Citizenship Bill intensify

Protests against controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill has intensified in northeastern states.

Jan 14, 2019, 20:39 PM IST

Lessons from the Northeast should help bring peace to Jammu and Kashmir

The muscular approach of 2015 has been followed by confidence building in the Northeast, and this could be a viable option to be replicated in Jammu and Kashmir and the LWE-affected states.

Jul 20, 2018, 14:53 PM IST

Election Commission to visit three northeastern states next week

The team will visit Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya next week to review the poll preparedness.

Nov 24, 2017, 20:04 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi visits Assam, announces Rs 2,000 cr to combat floods in northeast

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Prime Minister also announced an additional Rs 100 crore to institute a high-powered group, including scientists, technocrats and bureaucrats from central and state governments, to study the course of the Brahmaputra river for a permanent solution to the floods in the region.

Aug 01, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

Rain-hit farmers in Manipur face staggering losses

Farmers in some northeastern states are suffering as the torrential rain and hailstorm in the past four days have destroyed crops, causing them staggering losses.

Apr 02, 2017, 15:53 PM IST

Heavy rains lash Northeastern states

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds and hailstorm lashed many parts of the northeastern region, weather officials said on Thursday.

Mar 30, 2017, 21:01 PM IST

'More than 8 lakh additional hospital beds required in Northeast to equal world average'

Poor healthcare services in the Northeast and the need to enhance manpower, including setting up of more medical colleges in the region are the requirement of the day.  

Jul 12, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

Nagaland unit of AAP launched at Dimapur

The Nagaland Unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was launched at Dimapur today.

May 18, 2016, 14:53 PM IST

Earthquake hits Meghalaya, other northeastern states

An earthquake, measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale, rocked Meghalaya and other northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Saturday, an official said. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage to property.

May 07, 2016, 19:36 PM IST

Effect of dengue minimal in northeast India: Experts

Though the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which causes dengue, is found in abundance in the northeastern states, the deaths due to the disease are fortunately very minimal in the region, experts said here on Tuesday.

Sep 29, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

DoNER minister asks Northeast MPs to be proactive

DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday urged MPs from eight northeastern states to play a "proactive role" in various development projects launched by the central government.

Aug 14, 2015, 20:12 PM IST

Army Chief to take stock of security situation in Northeast today

Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag will take stock of the security situation in the Northeast during his day-long visit to the region on Friday.

Jul 17, 2015, 09:07 AM IST

Rainstorms hit northeast, normal life

Seasonal cyclonic rains and thunderstorms have hit northeastern states damaging houses and disrupting power supply and transport, officials said on Friday.

Apr 24, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

Mission Indradhanush launched in northeastern states

The Mission Indradhanush, an immunisation programme, was launched on Tuesday in 33 districts of northeastern states to vaccinate children by 2020, an official said.

Apr 07, 2015, 14:11 PM IST

Swine flu alert in northeast India, two women test positive

 The northeastern states have sounded a high alert to prevent the spread of swine flu in the bordering region even as two women tested positive for the virus in Nagaland and Mizoram, officials said on Friday.

Feb 20, 2015, 17:53 PM IST

Northeastern states alerted to likely terror strikes ahead of Republic Day celebrations

A massive security alert has been sounded across northeast India after separatist rebels announced a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations Jan 26, a home ministry official said Friday.

Jan 23, 2015, 18:03 PM IST

Three Northeastern states to celebrate statehood day

Three north-eastern states - Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya - will celebrate their statehood day Wednesday, officials said Tuesday.

Jan 20, 2015, 18:52 PM IST