North East

Week long awareness on COVID by MBSG foundation day wrapped up today

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 7: The 70th annual foundation day 2020 on the theme, ‘MBSG Fights COVID-19’ of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides (MBSG) concluded with an awareness campaign on Thursday at the state headquarters.The inaugu..

Economy unpredictable with COVID: Conrad Sangma

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 7: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday said it is not possible for anybody to predict when the economy will stabilize due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“It is difficult to say as there are many fa..

Two more persons die in Meghalaya due to COVID-19

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 7: Two more persons have died in Meghalaya due to COVID-19 related illnesses in the past 24 hours, taking the number of death toll in the state to 93 on Saturday.Meanwhile, the state has also recorded 68 new cases of COVID..

Meghalaya records over 90 Covid-19 recoveries on Friday

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 6: Ninety-one more persons have recovered from COVID-19 in Meghalaya in the past 24 hours to take the total recoveries to 8,904 in the state. On the other hand, 86 new cases of the disease were detected in the same period in the state.    Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said 70 people who have recovered from the viral infection are from East Khasi Hills, 8 West Garo Hills, 7 West Jaintia Hills, 4 East Jaintia Hills, 1 East Garo Hills and ..

Mini Secretariats to be set up in all 11 districts of Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 6: The Meghalaya government has decided to set up mini secretariats in all the districts in the state.For the start, two oldest districts in Meghalaya, Jowai and Tura will get these facilities first.The plan of the governm..

Resolution to take over GHADC administration adopted

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 5: The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Thursday approved a government resolution for taking over the administration of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) by the Governor with effect from October 19, for a..

Minerals Cess (Amendment) Bill introduced in Meghalaya Assembly session

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 5: The Meghalaya Assembly on Thursday introduced the Meghalaya Minerals Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to augment revenue resources of the state.Tabling the Bill on the first day of the autumn session, Chief Minister Conrad K..

Meghalaya Public Services Bill tabled in Assembly

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 5: The  Meghalaya Right to Public Services Bill, 2020 was tabled by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma during the autumn session of the state Assembly, which got underway, on Thursday. According to the Bill, government s..

Independent agencies to probe uranium leakage

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 5: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday hinted that the government is exploring the option of engaging other independent agencies to probe into the alleged leakage of the uranium tanks in South West Khasi H..

Mizoram lockdown extended till Nov 9

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Nov 3: Mizoram Government has extended the ongoing lockdown till November 9, as the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. Otherwise, the current lockdown was supposed to end on Tuesday.It can be noted here that the Mizoram Govt ha..

Work agency, State Govt should be blamed for Irang bridge collapse: AITUC

IMPHAL, Nov 3The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Manipur State Council has stated that the concerned work agency and the BJP-led Government should be held responsible for the collapse of the Irang Bridge, the subsequent plunging of a tipper truck ..

Security upped for Assembly Session of Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Nov 3: In view of the upcoming five-day autumn session of the 10th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, East Khasi Hills district magistrate, Isawanda Laloo, has promulgated order under section 144 CrPC prohibiting assembly of five..

Over 100 cases of COVID-19 recover in Meghalaya in past 24 hours

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Nov 3: Meghalaya recorded the recoveries of 101 COVID-19 patients, taking the total recoveries in the state to 8,680 on Tuesday.Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said that 40 persons who recovered are from West Kha..

High rate of COVID-19 recoveries witnessed in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 2: Meghalaya has been witnessing a high rate of recoveries of COVID-19 in the past few weeks.Even on Monday, the state has recorded 117 recoveries of COVID-19, pushing the total recoveries to over 8,500 . Director of Healt..

Meghalaya Govt to probe allegations of illegal collection by police personnel

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Nov 2 : Allegations of illegal collections by police personnel will be looked into, said Meghalaya Home minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Monday.“We have to look into any allegation made by the people including the residents of..

3,070 killed in NE from 2009 to 2019 : NCAT

GUWAHATI, Nov 1 A total of 3,070 people were killed in the conflict-affected areas in North East between 2009 and 2019, said National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) in its report.According to the report titled, “India: 20 Years of UNSC Resolution 1..

COVID death toll touches 90 in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, Nov 1: The COVID-19 related death toll in Meghalaya has touched 90 with the demise of two more people, reports NNN.Meghalaya has also recorded 155 new COVID-19 cases and the recovery of 117 Covid-19 patients on Sunday.The new cases include 81 fr..

FA embraces flag and Constitution : NSCN (IM)

DIMAPUR, Oct 30 The NSCN (IM) on Friday said the Government of India is sending a wrong signal by having a separate talk on flag and Constitution that is not in sync with the Framework Agreement and asserted that the Agreement has not provided any scope t..

Indians can now buy land in J and K, but why not in NE ?

Guwahati, Oct 28On a day when the Union Government paved the way for Indians outside of Jammu and Kashmir to purchase land in the Union Territory by amending several laws a year after the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, a major par..

27 students positive

AIZAWL, Oct 28: Of the 80 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, 27 are students taking the tally in the State to 2607 on Wednesday, reports NNN.According to the Health Department, 27 school students, 11 army personnel and one Mizor..

North-East India

TEZPUR, Oct 28 The Operational Group of the anti-insurgency Unified Headquarters Mechanism held a meeting here on Tuesday to review the prevailing security situation in the North East region and Assam in particular.The meeting chaired by GOC, Gajraj Corps..

Once target of mass hunting Amur Falcons are now symbols of hope Locals lend hand in scripting success story

GUWAHATI, Oct 27Exactly eight years ago, reports of around 1 lakh Amur falcons being hunted every day in Nagaland’s Wokha district, to be sold for their meat, had created a flutter across the world. The mass harvesting of the bird—with one of the longest migratory routes, from Siberia to Africa—prompted the Central and State Governments, and wildlife experts, to launch a desperate conservation project.Today, these falcons symbolise a rare success story, scripted mainly by local communitie..

NSCN (IM)'s demand for flag, Constitution being discussed : Nephiu Rio, TR Zeliang

KOHIMA, Oct 26A final concurrence on the ongoing 23 years old Naga peace talks is imminent with the Central Government and the NSCN (IM), who have been in a deadlock over the latter’s demand for a separate Naga flag and Constitution, apparently finding a middle ground.Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who recently met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi has categorically stated that the Central Government was having exhaustive discussions with Constitutional and legal experts to find ..

Nagaland COVID-19 cases continue to surge

Kohima, Oct 25 (PTI) Nagaland on Sunday reported 111 new COVID-19 cases, including 33 armed forces personnel, pushing the tally to 8,626, a Health Department official said.The number of active COVID-19 cases in the State rose to 1,865 cases with Dimapur (..

Lockdown likely in Nagaland if uncontrolled spread continues

DIMAPUR, Oct 25 (NPN)With Nagaland’s sample positivity rate at 9% being higher than the National average,  the Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) Department has again expressed serious concern over the “uncontrolled spread” of C..

Naga organisations urge for unity in order to find common ground ‘Solution exclusive to Nagaland’ questioned

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Oct 23 : Appealing for unity in order to find a common ground for Naga political solution, Naga Public Organisation (NPO) from Myanmar, Rengma Naga Peoples’ Council (RNPC) from Assam, United Naga Council (UNC) from Manipu..

NNPGs ready to ink final pact with GoI

Guwahati, Oct 21The Working Committee of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) Tuesday said it is ready for an agreement with the Government of India. The announcement comes amid last week’s speculation that the Naga Peace Talks might collapse, and Thuingaleng Muivah, Ato Kilonser (general secretary) of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), stating in a recent interview that the Nagas will never be part of the Indian Union or accept India’s Constitution.Sources ..

No tolerance step

AIZAWL, Oct 21: The rising number of cases of COVID-19 has prompted Mizoram Government to decide on extremely strict measures by imposing "COVID-19 No Tolerance Fortnight" from October 26. This measure is aimed at breaking the chain of local transmission ..

UG killed

LONGDING, Oct 18 : In a joint operation, security forces launched an operation and eliminated one NSCN-K(YA) cadre in the general area of Wakka, Longding district in Arunachal Pradesh. The incident took place on Saturday (October 17) morning.  As soo..

2 from Manipur held with heroin worth Rs 15 crore

GUWAHATI, Oct 18In two separate incidents, Assam police on Sunday arrested four persons and seized heroin worth over Rs 15 crore from their possession, police informed.In one of the incidents, the banned drugs were seized after the police received specifi..

Arunachal Rain Snake A discovery 15 years in the making

Guwahati, Oct  17A specimen damaged beyond repair, only one surviving colour print photograph, and a passage of 15 years — the clues were far more challenging than the researchers would have liked them to be.Yet, after scouting museums over the world for similar specimens, getting an octogenarian British gentleman to reconstruct the damaged one, and long years of cross-referencing and research, the beautiful yellow and black patterned snake, that Wildlife Institute of India researcher Abhijit ..

30 pc of NEC fund for neglected : Jitendra

GUWAHATI, Oct 17 DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said that an exclusive 30 per cent allocation of the North Eastern Council (NEC) fund will go for the neglected areas of the region.“It has been decided that 30 percent of North Eastern Counci..

Mushrooming Shiitake business adorns Nagaland

Guwahati, Oct 15 When the fruiting began in August — enormous clusters sprouting on a log — Temjen Wati was delighted. “We cut them, washed them and tipped them right into our evening chicken stew. It was delicious,” recalls Wati. It had been a long lockdown, and the mess manager of a private college in Nagaland’s Mokokchung district had spent most of his summer tending to what looked like a clump of tree logs in his garden. After the initial labour, there was not much ..

Kohima calls for one solution, one people

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Oct 15: The consultative meeting on Naga political issue called by the Nagaland Government has resolved to appeal the negotiating groups in the Naga peace talk  to work towards achieving ‘one solution for one people..

Mizoram MPs urge Centre to address issues

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Oct 15: The two Members of Parliament (MP) from Mizoram have urged the Centre to waive loan liabilities to Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) to the tune of Rs 39.29 crore.According to an official source, C Lalros..

Vaccination from Jan to July 2021 : Sarma

Guwahati, Oct 14Centre has asked the Assam Government to prepare itself for Covid-19 vaccination programme between January and July next year.Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that a few meetings were held through video conferencin..

Right time to sign accord, Sarma to NSCN (IM) ‘All NE States taken into confidence ’

GUWAHATI, Oct 14The Centre has worked out an honourable solution that goes along with the unique history and traditions of the Naga society and it is the right time for the NSCN (IM) - an armed Naga group - to sign the final peace accord, Assam Minister H..

COVID-19 claims 2 more in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Oct 14: Meghalaya on Wednesday recorded two more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the toll in the State to 70 even as 153 new cases were detected pushing the count to 2,339.  Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War in..

Mizoram JAC demands State Govt to resolve border dispute

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Oct 14 : Demanding to resolve the boundary issue with Assam, a Mizoram based Joint Action Committee on Inner line Reserve Forest Demand has asked the Mizoram government to set up a “boundary commission”. The JAC thre..

Coronavirus curve flattens for the first time in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma

ASSAM, Oct 14 Stating that the coronavirus curve in the state is flattening in the state for the first time, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that the first lot of vaccines is expected to arrive sometime between January and July next year...

NSCN (K-N) rebel involved in grenade blast held

ASSAM, Oct 14 The Assam Rifles has apprehended an NSCN (K-Nikki) cadre who was the prime suspect in lobbing of a grenade at Dhansiri Assam Rifles camp in early hours of October 10, an Assam Rifles release said on Wednesday...

NRC authorities to remove names of ‘ineligible persons’ from Assam citizens register

ASSAM, Oct 14 The National Register of Citizens (NRC) authorities in Assam have ordered the removal of “ineligible” names from the prepared register..

Man ‘buried alive’ on suspicion of witchcraft, 8 arrested

MEGHALAYA, Oct 14 An 80-year-old man was allegedly buried alive in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district after relatives suspected him of practising “witchcraft”, authorities said. Eight people, including three of his nephews, have been arrested under ..

NNPGs, NSCN (IM) ‘agree in principle’

GUWAHATI, Oct 13The Political Affairs Mission (PAM) formed by Opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) to help facilitate the ongoing peace talks to resolve the Naga political issue has said that the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM) and the Na..

Mizoram Government to sponsor civil service aspirants

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Oct 13: The Mizoram government will sponsor students from the state to appear in Indian civil services and other central services. The sponsorship will come in the form of providing expenses of coaching. This decision was t..

Local tourists can go to Sohra, Mawsmai from October 16

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Oct 13: Come October 16, local tourists will be able to come back to Mawsmai, Sohra to enjoy the scenic beauty of the places.The Mawsmai-Nongthymmai Elaka has announced its decision to allow local tourists to visit the various..

Nagaland Minister passes away

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Oct 12 : Nagaland Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Justice & Law, CM Chang passed away on Monday. He was 78.On the demise of the Minister, the Nagaland Government has declared a two-day mourning as ..

NE Biz planning

GUWAHATI, Oct 12 With a study revealing that 79 small business units are turning financially unviable every day and only 13% of Indian family businesses survive to the 3rd generation, financial planners are coming up with business Continuity Planning to s..

Cattle smuggling kingpin held in Guwahati

Dhubri, Oct 12 : A suspected mastermind of a cattle smuggling racket, hailing from Assam's Dhubri district, was arrested along with another person from Guwahati, police said here on Monday.Arms and ammunition were later recovered from the residence of the..

NPF bats for ‘one accord, one solution’

Kohima, Oct 11 (PTI) The Opposition NPF on Sunday said that Naga people want groups involved in separate political dialogues with the Centre to come together for making "one solution and one accord" on the decades-old Naga issue a reality.The views were expressed after the Political Affairs Mission (PAM) of the National People''s Front (NPF) held a series of meetings with civil societies, NGOs and two Naga negotiating groups - the NSCN (IM) and the Working Committee of Naga National Political Groups ..

Mizoram writes letter to Tripura on boundary dispute

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Oct 11 : The issue of the Tripura-Mizoram boundary dispute has come in the news again with the Mizoram Government objec-ting to activities at the disputed area at Thaidawr Tlang near Phuldungsei village in Mamit district of Mizo..

Covid claims first cop in Meghalaya; toll at 62

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Oct 10: Another person, this time a 42-year-old police constable, died of Covid-19 last night taking the toll to 62. This is the first casualty in the state police force.Pulsan Dalu, who was an armed branch constable in East G..

Nagaland calls for crucial meet on peace talks on Oct 15

Kohima, Oct 9 With Naga peace talks caught in deadlock, the Nagaland Government has called for a consultative meeting with all the stakeholders on October 15.The State Government has invited all the stakeholders for the crucial meeting to discuss the fate of the peace process, a Government press release said. The meeting will be held at the State Banquet Hall, Chief Minister's Residential Complex in State capital Kohima.The Neiphiu Rio-led Government has called for a consultative meeting of all stakeholder..

Ex-DIG PK Dutta remanded to 6-day CID custody

ASSAM, Oct 7 Former DIG of Assam Police, PK Dutta, who is one of the prime accused in the SI recruitment scam, has been remanded to 6-day CID custody...

NE cases spiralling at fast pace

GUWAHATI, Oct 6 While infections in India increased 1.7 times between September 4 and October 4, the North-East has been one of the fastest-growing regions with infections doubling since September 4.Assam, at present, accounts for three-fourths of the region’s infections, but other States in the area have started growing faster. While Assam’s infections grew only 1.6 times during this period, neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, which till now has only 10,000 Covid-19 infections, reported a ..

Naga women team bats for integration

DIMAPUR, Oct 6 : A Naga women team christened “Naga Women Peace Delegation” met leaders and officials in New Delhi and here on the Naga political issue, reports NNN. The team held discussions with the Government of India officials and Naga lea..

GNF tells NSCN to uphold rights of Nagas

GUWAHATI, Oct 6 The Global Naga Forum (GNF) has called upon the chairman of NSCN/GPRN and convener of Working Committee, 7 NNPGs to uphold the non-negotiable political rights of the Nagas for an honorable political solution.The GNF is a common platform of..

Landslide sweeps away two buildings in Aizawl

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Oct 6 : Two buildings and two vehicles have been swept away by a huge landslide at the outskirts of Aizawl in the wee hours of Tuesday. However, there is no report of casualty. According to police, the landslide occurred at the ..

Two political parties merge in Mizoram

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Oct 6: Finally, People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) and Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) have merged on Tuesday. Both the parties have christened the new party as People’s Confer..

'ULFA-I carrying out anti-India activities from China' List of 8 locations in Sagaing region noted

GUWAHATI, Oct 4 The Paresh Barua-led ULFA (I) is currently based in Ruili in Yunnan Province of China from where it is carrying out its anti-India activities, the Centre has said.The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in an affidavit before the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal in Guwahati, has officially submitted for the first time that the outfit is carrying out its activities from the neighboring country, TOI reported.For years, only the ULFA (I) chief was beleived to be in Ruili situated ..

AR man killed in ArP ambush

GUWAHATI, Oct 4 An Assam Rifles jawan was killed while another was injured in an ambush carried out by suspected militants in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday.Official sources said the attack was perpetrated near Hetlong village under Jai..

Wangala festival venue shifts to Chibragre

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Oct 4: The annual Wangala festival this year will be held at Chibragre with a few rituals instead of a gamut of festivities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, informed members of the Hundred Drums Wangala Festival Committee..

Self-styled "tatar" of NSCN-IM arrested along with contraband

Kohima, Oct 4 In a joint operation by the Nagaland police and the Assam Rifles, a self-styled "tatar" of the NSCN-IM was arrested along with contraband worth around Rs 2.7 Lakh.The NSCN-IM cadre was arrested from the general area of Ward 9, Chumukedima in..

Naga leaders can be convinced to agree with Centre, says ex-chief of peace keeping body

Naga leaders can be convinced to agree with Centre, says ex-chief of peace keeping body..

Meghalaya records highest single-day spike with 231 cases

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Oct 2 : Meghalaya on Friday recorded the highest single-day spike of 231 COVID-19 cases, taking the overall count to 6032.The death toll now stands at 52 after one person, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in East ..

For economic emergence post-Covid... ‘NE to play leading role in India’

New Delhi, Oct 2 The North Eastern region of India will play a leading role in the post-Covid scenario thereby taking the lead as the ‘new engine of a new India’, Union Minister of State for the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.“When the whole world begins to realise that the resources elsewhere are getting gradually saturated, it is the North East which would attract the attention of the new entrepreneurs, explorers for its ..

NSCN (IM) not against unity

KOHIMA, Oct 1 (NPN) In its continued effort to unify all Naga Political groups and adopt an inclusive approach to achieve a final solution to the Naga political issue, Political Affairs Mission (PAM) of NPF held marathon meeting with NSCN (I-M) leadership..

Farm Bills will open new avenues for farmers of NE : Rijiju

GUWAHATI, Oct 1 Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that the Farm Bill will open new avenues for the farmers of North East India.Rijiju who was in Guwahati on Thursday said that that the ..

Bar Association formed

Tura, Oct 1: Lawyers in the District Court of North Garo Hills on Thursday registered their Bar Association after a meeting in Resubelpara.The lawyers have elected Lastien K Marak as president and Curious RN Sangma as secretary and they will be assisted b..

Meghalaya death toll reaches 51

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 30 : With the death of four elderly people due to COVID-19, the death toll in Meghalaya has now gone up to 51 on Wednesday.Meanwhile, Meghalaya reported 176 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, taking the total inf..

MGNREGS a great help during lockdown to Mizoram villagers : Rural Development Minister

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Sep 30 : Had it not been the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), many villagers in Mizoram would have faced immense hardship during lockdown.According to Mizoram Rural Development Minister Lalrua..

Containment lifted

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 30: The District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills has lifted the containment for Pavitra Joshi Compound in Lower Mawprem, the house of Persara Lyngdoh in Jaiaw Lumbatemon, houses of Oklin Kharbhih, Phaitimai Kharbhih, Mitima..

Stick by FA : Makuilongdi Zeliangrong Region of NSCN-IM

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Sep 30 : The Makuilongdi Zeliangrong Region of the NSCN-IM has urged the Government of India to uphold the “3rd August, 2015 historic Framework Agreement” signed between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM in le..

BSF’s huge arms seizure in Mizoram

MIZORAM, Sep 30: Mizoram has clearly emerged as the main arms trafficking route to and from Northeast India after BSF seized a huge consignment of weapons on Monday...

Three Zeliangrong regions of NSCN-IM resolve to defend Naga flag and Naga constitution

DIMAPUR, Sep 28 : The three Zeliangrong regions of the NSCN-IM have resolved to defend the Naga flag and the Naga Constitution “come what may”. The three regions are Asalu Zeliangrong Region, the Makuilongdi Zeliangrong Region and the Zeilad Z..

Naga integration our inalienable rights : UNC ‘Not demanding anyone's land’

Newmai News NetworkSENAPATI, Sep 27 : The United Naga Council (UNC) has said that resolution of the Naga political issue will bring permanent peace in the region. “Therefore, we appeal to our neighbouring communities and others to help and contribute in resolving the issue instead of creating hurdles”, said the UNC in a statement on Sunday.The UNC statement came, without naming anyone, amidst virulent reports, oppositions and jibes regarding the issue coming out from various quarters all ..

BSF organizes Freedom Run in Tura

Newmai News NetworkTura, Sep 27: In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of physical and mental wellbeing, BSF troops from the Sector Head Quarter (SHQ) from Tura took part in a ‘Freedom Run’ under the ‘Fit India’ move..

Assassination of Arunachal MLA last year by NSCN (IM) Cash reward for info announced

Guwahati, Sep 26 The NIA on Friday announced cash rewards for information on five absconding members of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) for their alleged involvement in the killing of Arunachal Pradesh legis..

Danger of flood occurring again over the plain belts of Garo Hills

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Sep 25: The threat of more flooding in the plain belt of Garo Hills is once again looming large after incessant rains over the past few days raising the water levels in most low lying areas of West and South West Garo Hills.Ga..

Webinar discusses AIDS

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 25: A webinar on State Consultation on Legal Protection for People Living with HIV (PLHIVS), Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (CABA) and Most at Risk Populations (MARPS) was organized by Meghalaya State Legal Services Aut..

Senior citizen with multiple diseases beats COVID-19 in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 24: A 62 year old man diagnosed with COVID-19 recovered and was discharged from Bethany Hospital, Shillong on Thursday.The patient is a known case of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, hypothyroidism and Ca Oropharynx (..

Torrential rains wreak havoc in South Garo Hills

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 24 : Two wooden bridges, one in Dumnikura which was washed away this morning and another in Lower Gasuapara on the verge of collapse, both in South Garo Hills district amidst heavy rains left residents of the district in a..

Congress in Meghalaya prepares to protest against Farm Bills

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 24: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) is preparing to launch its protest against the Farm Bills which were passed during the monsoon session of Parliament which will include the Kisaan mazdoor bachaw diwas an..

Madhav ‘backs’ Sonowal for Chief Minister in 2021

GUWAHATI, Sep 24 BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav has said that he is confident Assam will “return” Sarbananda Sonowal and his team with a “massive” mandate in 2021, hinting at his continuance as the chief minister after next year’s Assembly polls...

Plea to Modi on Arunachal highway project

GUWAHATI, Sep 24 A senior BJP leader from Arunachal Pradesh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi drawing his attention to a proposed national highway project cleared “in principle” in 2017 but allegedly awaiting formal clearance..

Food poisoning lands 32 in hospital

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Sep 23 : Over 30 people have been hospitalised in Mizoram after they reportedly consumed fermented soyabeans. The incident happened on Monday evening. A Health Department source said that a 10 year-old boy is among the people wh..

Assam death toll rises to 597

GUWAHATI, Sep 23 : Eleven more positive patients have succumbed to COVID-19 infection in Assam on Wednesday, taking the State’s death toll to 597.Confirming the news, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the State’s..

SOPs for places of worship to be finalized soon: Meghalaya Chief Secretary

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 23: After chairing a meeting of the Government constituted sub-committee with representatives of different religious organizations under the banner of the Shillong All Faiths Forum (SAFF), Chief Secretary, MS Rao on Wednes..

PM seeks IIT-G’s help in tackling disasters in NE

GUWAHATI, Sep 22As disasters, natural and otherwise, are the North East’s perennial problems, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday suggested that the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-Guwahati) set up a centre for disaster management and risk reduction.Speaking at the 22nd convocation of the institute at a virtual conference, he said the States in the North East required a high degree of technological support and intervention to tackle their problems.“Assam and the North ..

Mizoram COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Sep 22 : It was another huge spike for Mizoram when the State recorded 107 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.According to the Health Department, the fresh cases were detected when 1905 samples were tested for COVID-19..

NSCN (IM)'s demand for flag, Constitution Centre sticks to earlier ‘no’ stand

Guwahati, Sep 22 The Government of India in its ongoing informal talks with NSCN (I-M) has made it clear that Centre was not going to concede to their demand for a separate flag and Constitution and now the ball is in their court to take a call.Asserting ..

GoI has everything to settle to issue : NSCN (IM) leader

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Sep 21 : NSCN-IM leader VS Atem had reportedly said that the “current NDA Government has everything to conclude the long-drawn negotiation" (Indo-Naga peace talk). “But after 5 long years since the signing of the Fr..

Another earthquake jolts Mizoram

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Sep 20 : Earthquakes continue to occur in Mizoram after the State experienced its first one in this series on June 18, 2020.Reports said that people in Champhai district of Mizoram felt 80 to 100 tremors including aftershocks si..

Meghalaya reports 103 new cases of COVID-19

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 20: Meghalaya reported 103 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the tally of active cases in the state to 2,111.Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said that 78 cases were detected in East Khasi Hills which i..

Two political parties in Mizoram to merge

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Sep 20 :  Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) and People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) have decided to merge soon. The former is a 45 years old party while the latter was a corruption..

Tripura worst in Covid death rate 6 NE States' recovery rate below National average

Agartala/Aizawl/Guwahati, Sep 19 Tripura figures in the bottom of Covid-19 death rate, while six of the eight North Eastern States' recovery rates are less than the National average of 78.86 per cent, Union Health Ministry data revealed on Friday.According to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Tripura topped the death ratio among the eight North Eastern States in terms of Covid-19 cases with 1.09 per cent, followed by Sikkim (0.97 per cent), Meghalaya (0.71), ..

NSCN (IM) rejects media report on Muivah

GUWAHATI, Sep 19The NSCN (IM) has rejected the “manipulative manner of media report” targeting its general secretary Th Muivah to question his sincerity and commitment.It also condemned the Indian intelligence agencies for allegedly connecting..

JFA mourns deaths of scribes due to COVID-19

NET News DeskGUWAHATI, Sep 19 : Journalists across India continue to die of Covid-19 as they are playing the role of corona-warriors after practicing doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police personnel, etc. Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expr..

Two more succumb to infection, death toll rises to 36 in Meghalaya

Two more succumb to infection, death toll rises to 36 in Meghalaya..

Separate flag, Constitution must for solution : NSCN (IM)

GUWAHATI, Sep 18 The NSCN (I-M) on Friday reiterated that the Naga National flag and Yehzabo (Constitution) must form a part of the Indo-Naga political solution for the Naga deal to qualify as honourable and acceptable.The NSCN (I-M) and the Government of India are engaged in talks for last more than 21 years to resolve the Naga issue.A joint council meeting of the NSCN/GPRN (Government of People’s Republic of Nagalim) held at its central headquarters Hebron also resolved that the Government ..