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Nagaland tallies 36

Kohima, May 30 : Eleven people who returned to Nagaland from Chennai have tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, raising the total number of active cases in the State to 36, Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.Assam on the other h..

Modoli no more

DIMAPUR, May 30: Former UNC president Puni Modoli passed away on Friday in New Delhi. He was a dynamic leader who had worked and rendered his best service to the people, reports NNN. Puni Modoli was also known for his flair for writing.Meanwhile, the Nati..

6 more test positive

Shillong, May 29: Six more people who have returned to Meghalaya after being stranded in other parts of the country tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, reports NNN.Out of these, two are females taking the total number of active cases of to 14 in Megha..

Nagaland now has 18 cases

DIMAPUR, May 28: Nagaland reported 9 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, taking the total count of the disease to 18 in the State. All the 18 cases are active, reports NNN.According to Nagaland Health Minister Pangnyu Phom, 6 COVID-19 positive cases were..

Death of bees in Meghalaya not because of disease: ICAR

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 28: The death of honey bees in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya is not because of any common bee disease or parasitic infections as has been found by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).This was inform..

Mizoram likely to extend lockdown beyond May 31.

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, May 27: Mizoram is likely to extend the ongoing lockdown beyond May 31. This information was hinted by Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Wednesday. The likely move of the Mizoram Government is prompted by the fact that many ..

Total cases in Nagaland reach 4

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 26:  One more COVID-19 positive case was reported on Tuesday morning in Nagaland. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the State has gone up to 4. It can be mentioned here that, earlier on Monday, three pos..

Mizoram faces shortage of quarantine centres

Newmai News Network AIZAWL, May 26: Even though over 150 churches have been used as quarantine centres in addition to various other quarantine centres, Mizoram is still facing shortage of quarantine centres as more and more stranded people are returning to the State. So far, 108 churches have been offered by Presbyterian Church to be used as quarantine centres. In addition to these churches, 32 local churches from BCM, 16 from SA, 7 from LIBK, 2 each from ECM, United Pentecostal Church (NEI) and ..

Test returnees : COVID Task Force in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 24: Convener of the Covid-19 task force, Dorbar Shnong Smit Pyllun, Khliansing Warshong informed that the four returnees under quarantine at the Smit Higher Secondary School are yet to undergo the PCR test.“We have s..

Incessant rains batter Garo Hills

Newmai News NetworkTura, May 24: Many sections of Garo Hills in Meghalaya are now disconnected from other parts of the State after incessant rains led to many sections of roads in the area being washed away.Rains have continued for the fourth day since th..

Over 400 return to Mizoram on Sunday

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, May 24: Over 400 stranded people have returned to Mizoram from Telangana on Sunday by a special train.According to an official who is taking part on the issue, altogether 475 people have reached Bairabi railway station at 8:40 a..

Sikkim reports 1st COVID-19 case

Gangtok, May 23A person from Sikkim who came back from Delhi recently has become the Himalayan State's first COVID-19 case.According to sources, the person was kept at the quarantine centre in Ravangla in South Sikkim after he came back from Delhi. He was..

NWMI condemns denial of maternity leave, demands reinstatement of woman journalist

GUWAHATI, May 22The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) has expressed  shock and concern at the manner in which Guwahati-based journalist Ranjita Rabha was "forced" to resign from her position in Prag News.Rabha has been a journalist for 13 years..

Meghalaya following stringent Covid-19 testing method: Conrad Sangma

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 22: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, on the last day of the re-assembled session of the Meghalaya Assembly on Friday, said that the state is following the most stringent testing mechanism for Covid-19.“Those ..

Curfew extended till June 1 in West Garo Hills

Newmai News NetworkTura, May 22: Curfew under Section 144 CrPC together with the Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Disease, Covid-19 Regulations 2020, has been extended in West Garo Hills district from 6 am of May 23 till 6 am of June 1, 2020.The cur..

'Industry status' granted to Sports in Mizoram

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, May 22: As part of its strategy to boost the area of sports in Mizoram, the Zoramthanga government has granted ‘industry’ status to sports in the state. This decision was taken during a cabinet meeting on Friday afte..

1500 stranded people to reach Dimapur today

DIMAPUR, May 21Precautionary measures have been taken up in Dimapur as a special train carrying 1500 stranded people of Nagaland in Chennai will be arriving in Dimapur railway station on Friday, May 22. Sources said that the train is likely to reach by 1 ..

Assam too sees highest single-day spike with 42 new cases

Guwahati, May 20 Assam witnessed its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with 42 people, including a two-month-old baby, testing positive on Tuesday, taking the total number to 157, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.Out of these 42 new..

Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing Bill introduced

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 20: The Meghalaya government during the assembly session on Wednesday introduced The Meghalaya State Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020.The objective of the Bill is to prov..

15 pigs die due to classical swine fever in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 20: A total of 30 pigs died in Meghalaya in the first half of the month of May, the Legislative Assembly was informed on Wednesday during the first day of the re-assembled assembly session.Replying to a call-attention-moti..

NDPP accuses NPF of launching personal attacks on CM

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 20: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), the ruling political party in Nagaland, has accused main opposition Naga People's Front (NPF) of taking undue advantage of the prevailing situation of the global pandemic..

Many decry killing of civilian in ArP

By Our Staff ReporterITANAGAR/KohimA, May 19: Arunachal Nagas have strongly condemned the killing of one innocent civilian, Lamdan Lukham on May 16 at Pumao village, Longding, Arunachal Pradesh, by personnel of 19th Sikh Regiment, camped at Longding distr..

Rs 2 crore investment in fish production goes for a toss

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 19: An investment of Rs 2 crores which was made to enhance fish production in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya has yielded absolutely no results with even the fingerlings which were present in the ponds now having disappeared..

Assam records third death

GUWAHATI, May 18 : Assam recorded its third COVID-19 death after a 71-year-old patient admitted in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) died on Monday morning, informed Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.The patient- Gopindra Chandra Malakar- had ..

Meghalaya declared Covid-19 free

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 18: With the last Covid-19 active patient testing negative for the virus for the second straight time, Meghalaya is now free from the pandemic, the State Government informed on Monday.“Meghalaya has no active cases. ..

QCs facing challenges in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 17: The quarantine centres in Meghalaya set up by various Dorbar Shnong are facing some challenges in providing bedrooms, separate toilets, water supply, caretakers to name a few.A quarantine centre set up by the Dorbar Sh..

NE sees a spike in COVID-19 cases

GUWAHATI, May 17 : As feared, some States in the North East are witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases as the stranded people have started arriving home from different parts of the country.Also, some people who had no travel history in recent times tested p..

Lockdown guidelines to continue in Nagaland

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 17: The Government of Nagaland on Sunday said that “all existing guidelines with regard to the lockdown in all parts of the State will continue to remain operative till issuance of fresh guidelines”.The order wa..

Assam on high alert after 27 cases emerge in 72 hrs

Guwahati, May 16Assam has been put on high alert after 27 cases of the novel coronavirus were detected in the State in the last 72 hours. All the 27 cases have been detected in Guwahati and the administration of Kamrup (Metro) district has declared severa..

NPF slams Rio on steps taken up for COVID-19

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 14: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has strongly criticized the Neiphiu Rio led Nagaland state government on the measures taken up with regard to the COVID-19 issue in the state.On Thursday, the NPF expressed its regret..

Nagaland Govt offers Rs 10,000 to stay put

KOHIMA, May 13Grappling with issues such as insufficient quarantine facilities and no COVID-19 testing centre, the Nagaland Government has decided to give one-time assistance of Rs 10,000 each to migrants stranded in others States if they choose not to re..

Bring them home, says Naga Hoho

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 13: The Naga Hoho said on Wednesday that the Government of Nagaland should not shift its focus from bringing home the stranded people of the State for fear of community spread. This stand of the Naga Hoho came a day after t..

Meghalaya Govt to establish wholesale markets for farmers

Newmai News NetworkShillong May 11: The Meghalaya government has decided to establish wholesale markets where vegetables and other agricultural produces will be sold within Shillong agglomeration and outside.Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong informe..

'NEHU will be last resort as quarantine centre'

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 11: The Government of Meghalaya has assured that the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) campus will only be used as a Covid-19 quarantine centre as a last resort.This assurance was given by Health Minister A L Hek to pre..

Covid-19 cases in North-East Jump from 100 to past 200 in just 4 days

Guwahati, May 10A sudden rise in the number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Tripura and a steady increase in patients in Assam have resulted in the tally in the North-East to cross the 200-mark on Saturday.It took just four days for the figure ..

Night curfew promulgated in East Khasi Hills

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 10: In view of the prevailing situation concerning Covid-19 in Meghalaya, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills district has promulgated night curfew in East Khasi Hills district with effect from May 11 to 18 between 7..

Anal Lelruwl Tangpi, Anal student Union thank

GUWAHATI, May 9The Anal Lelruwl Tangpi, Guwahati, on behalf of Anal Student Union Guwahati has thanked and appreciated the work and effort of IFCD & YAS Minister Letpao Haokip in arranging transportation to bring back the stranded people of Chandel fr..

Meghalaya organisation demands waiver of school fees

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 7: With educational institutions in Meghalaya remaining closed amidst the lockdown on account of Covid-19, a group of prominent personalities of the state has demanded that the State Government issues instructions for the ..

Naga Hoho condoles

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 7: The Naga Hoho has said that the demise of Dr Andrew Clark, a prominent member of the Quakers, is a great loss for the Nagas. "The Naga people indeed have lost a great leader and a true friend," stated the Naga Hoho in a ..

State in touch with Centre for return of citizens to Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 7: The State Government of Meghalaya is in touch with the Centre to allow stranded students and individuals including migrant workers of Meghalaya outside North East to travel in special flights or trains to reach the Stat..

Garo students highlight violation of protocols by vendors

Newmai News NetworkTura, May 6: The Garo Students’ Union (GSU) of East Garo Hills along with other NGOs from the region have written to the Deputy Commissioner of the district alleging that there are cases of lockdown violation by vendors bringing f..

NSCN (IM) hails Van Praag on being ‘knighted’

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 5 : The NSCN-IM, while congratulating Dr Michael Van Walt Van Praag on being conferred the Knighthood by the Dutch (Netherlands) Government, has said on Tuesday that Dr Michael's contributions towards the oppressed peoples ..

Swine Flu

Shillong, May 5: Classical swine fever has killed over a dozen pigs in two districts of Meghalaya.The Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department, GMRK Marak said the pigs died on different dates in East Khasi Hills district and Ri-Bhoi distric..

Naga Hoho decries COVID-19 cess on fuel in Nagaland

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 5: The Naga Hoho on Tuesday expressed its resentment over the Nagaland Government’s decision to impose a "COVID-19 Cess" on the prices of fuel. The Naga Hoho termed this decision of the Nagaland government as "anti-pe..

Mizoram to open inter-State border with Tripura soon

AIZAWL, May 3The Government of Mizoram will open inter-state border with Tripura within the next few days’ time as it has become a matter of necessity, reports NNN.It has been over a month now that all the entry points to Mizoram, except at Vairente..

Meghalaya Government offices to resume work

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 3: Meghalaya Government offices are making their way towards normalcy after being severely affected by the lockdown on account of Covid-19 which necessitated a minimalisation of the work force attending the various offices..

4 more test positive in Assam, tally rises to 41

Guwahati, Apr 30Assam on Thursday reported four more coronavirus cases. With the new cases, the State tally has now gone up to 41. The four new cases have been reported from Bongaigaon district.Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Four m..

'Couldn't bury him miles away from home' From Chennai to Mizoram with friend's body

Aizawl, Apr 29The 23-year-old Raphael AVL Malchhanhima was a distraught man when his friend Vivian Lalremsanga died of suspected heart attack on April 23 in Chennai.The lockdown had shuttered the city and cluttered his mind.The post-mortem was conducted and the local authorities suggested that Lalremsanga's last rites be performed in Chennai, over 3,000 km away from home, as transporting his body was out of the question.Lalremsanga had recently completed a course in hotel management and was waiting ..

3 from Mizoram House, Mumbai discharged

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Apr 29: Three out of eight COVID-19 patients in Mizoram House, Mumbai, have “fully” recovered and have been discharged from hospitals.This information was disclosed by Mizoram Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana on We..

NSCN (IM) hideout busted in Nagaland

Guwahati, Apr 28 The Indian Army, Assam Rifles, and Nagaland Police, in a joint operation, busted a hideout of Naga separatist group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) in Nagaland's Mon district.The temporary hideout of NSCN (IM) was busted near the Longting area in Mon district on Sunday evening.Based on a specific input regarding setting up of a temporary hideout by the NSCN (IM) militants, a search operation was launched by the troops in the area. During the search operation, ..

Fresh COVID-19 case in Assam

GUWAHATI, Apr 28 Another person from Assam tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.This time the victim is a 16-year-old girl.The victim hails from Salmara in Bongaigaon district.It is learnt that the 16-year-old girl is a case of secondary infection, who..

Life insurance of Rs 50 lakh for Assam scribes assured

Guwahati, Apr 27Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted, “Frontline journalists have been bravely covering #COVID19 against all odds, risking their lives and they are our real heroes. Our Govt will cover each one of them with a life insuran..

NESFAS reaches out to partner communities during COVID-19 crisis

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 27: With the elderly being categorised as one of the most vulnerable members of society to Covid-19, the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) has extended its help to them during this time of crisis.N..

Curfew extended in South West Khasi Hills

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Apr 27: The District Magistrate of South West Khasi Hills district, Isawanda Laloo has extended curfew throughout the district with immediate effect till 12 noon of May 3.This curfew which was promulgated under Section 144 CrP..

Farmers in Meghalaya in urgent need of tools

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 26: Congress MDC of Rambrai-Jyrngam, Bajop Pyngrope has highlighted the dire straits of the farmers under his constituency who are struggling to get hold of tools required for agricultural purposes.“The spade is the ..

HYC donates essentials to help tide over lockdown

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 26: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) Shillong led by general secretary, Enlang Sawian donated essential commodities including masks to poor residents of Nongmensong, Umkdait on Sunday.Quoting the maxim – "Service ..

AR, police violating COVID-19 protocol : NSCN (IM)

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 25 : While strongly expressing its resentment on the incident in Kamjong district (the district was carved out of Ukhrul district a few years ago), the NSCN (IM) on Saturday accused the Assam Rifles and the Manipur police o..

Schools asked not to charge fees

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 25 :  With schools being shut due to the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the State Education Department has asked schools not to charge school fees from students of marginalized famil..

COVID-19: With 140 tests per day Meghalaya to ramp up number

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 25: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong on Saturday said that the State government is trying to ramp-up the number of COVID-19 tests it is doing in a day.Tynsong told reporters here that as of date, the State..

Meghalaya Govt verifies credentials of over 7000 stranded people

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 24: A total number of 7, 288 persons have been verified for the Chief Minister’s Special Grant for people from Meghalaya who are stranded in various parts of the country.“Details of 7,288 verified applicants se..

Assam scribes to get tested

Guwahati, Apr 22 The Assam Government will conduct COVID-19 tests for journalists in the State on April 25, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.Journalists are facing professional hazards and, therefore, "we have decided to carry out tes..

Mizo students demand accused be handed over

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Apr 22: Mizoram students on Wednesday demanded from Tripura government that those accused of the alleged assault incident of IRB personnel of Mizoram be handed over to Mizoram police. Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the apex student bod..

Wholesale traders to be opened for two days

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 22: In view of the curfew promulgated in East Khasi Hills district because of the COVID-19 situation, the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills district, Matsiewdor War Nongbri, has issued an order on Wednesday directing w..

Nagaland borders to remain sealed

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 21: The Government of Nagaland will continue to seal inter-State borders until further orders in view of the COVID-19 issue and the extended lockdown.According to a consolidated revised lockdown guidelines issued by the Nag..

2995 aided

Shillong, Apr 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed on Tuesday that till date, a total of 2995 people stranded outside the State have been given one time financial assistance of Rs 3000 each under the Chief Minister’s Special Grant for..

Guwahati based NGO provides aid to people in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 21: Guwahati based Voluntary Association for Social Upliftment (VASU) has provided dry rations to 80 artisans and their families in the Ampati and Mahendraganj areas of Meghalaya on Monday.The artisans are residents of Kum..

Government empanels two hospitals for all general patients

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Apr 21: Following concerns from residents of Garo Hills after the notification that converted the Tura Civil Hospital into a full-fledged COVID-19 hospital, a new notification has empanelled the Tura Christian Hospital and the..

Admission open at ICFAI

Tripura, Apr 21: The ICFAI University Tripura is closed till May 3, due to the Nationwide lockdown to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, all the updates related to admission in various programs offered by the University are available on the official website:

Curfew extended in East Khasi Hills district

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 19 : The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills district, Matsiewdor War Nongbri has extended the curfew currently in effect throughout the whole district till 6 am of April 26.“This is being done to put in place prev..

Truce pacts with armed groups extended

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 17 :  Ceasefire terms have been extended for a period of six months between the Government of India and GPRN/NSCN, the Khango group of NSCN (K) and the NSCN (Reformation) on April 16.Interestingly, the ceasefire term b..