North East

Air cargo service

DIMAPUR, Mar 2: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio officially launched the air cargo services at Dimapur Airport on Tuesday by flagging off 111 cartons of perishable and non-perishable fruits and vegetables including some finished products.Addressing the..

NPP announces list of candidates for Garo Hills poll

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Mar 2: The ruling National People's Party (NPP) has announced its final list of 13 candidates for the elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), slated for April 9.The list was approved by the party’..

NSCN (KK) rebel killed in clash with NSCN (IM)

NE NOW ITANAGAR, Mar 1 : An NSCN (KK) cadre was killed when rival factions of the NSCN engaged in a fierce gun battle in a jungle near Chatung village in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh.NSCN (KK) rebel Jomie Konyak was killed reportedly by suspecte..

NRHNW opposes

GUWAHATI, Mar 1 : The Naga Rengma Hills National Workers (NRHNW), a body affiliated with the NSCN (IM) has raised objection to the Assam Government’s ‘proposal’ of setting up Kuki Regional Autonomous Council in Assam’s Karbi Anglon..

CNC condoles Rev Dr John A Sundquist

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 25: The  Council of Nagalim Churches (CNC) has expressed its sorrow and said that it was "deeply saddened" at the demise of  Rev Dr John A Sundquist, former Executive Director of American Baptist International Min..

Over 1000 militants of 5 outfits lay down arms

Guwahati, Feb 24Over 1,000 insurgents of five different militant groups of Assam laid down their arms before Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday.The arms-laying ceremony was held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati.A total of 1,040 insurgents laid down their arms before Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) chief Tuliram Ronghang and other senior officials of the Assam Government, police and the Indian ..

Indigenous languages in NE face extinction threat

GUWAHATI, Feb 22 Indigenous and tribal languages of the North East are facing the risk of extinction with experts stating that of the 300 languages that are there in the region, 70-80 have already slipped into the endangered category.The local languages a..

Nagaland Assembly discusses peace process Resolves to "Work Unitedly" on Naga issue

KOHIMA, Feb 19A four-point resolution on the decades-old Naga political struggle has been adopted by the Nagaland Legislative Assembly as the 60-member House resolved to "work unitedly" in facilitating the ongoing negotiations for a final solution between..

Peace talk in focus : RN Ravi in address to Nagaland Assembly One day set aside to discuss Naga issue

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 12 : Addressing the 7th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly today, Governor RN Ravi touched on the Naga political issue “which continues to remain in focus”.The Assembly session began on Friday and..

Dibrugarh Univ VC suspended

Guwahati, Feb 12: Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi on Thursday suspended the vice chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Ranjit Tamuli, with immediate effect over allegations of financial irregularities and misuse of public fund, a statement issued by the Raj B..

Nearly 9000 people receive COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 11: So far, 8,948 persons have received Covid-19 vaccine in Nagaland. Till date, there has been zero instances of people who have suffered serious medical side effects apart from mild cases of fever and pain in the injected..

Armed Myanmar group seeks asylum in India following coup High alert at Mizoram, Manipur border

AIZAWL, Feb 10 Myanmar-based armed insurgent group Chin National Army (CNA) has sought asylum for their families in India in the wake of the military coup in the neighbouring country, an official in Mizoram said on Wednesday.The CNA, the armed wing of the Chin National Front (CNF), has asked for asylum for 40 families, Mizoram's Champhai district Deputy Commissioner Maria CT Zuali told PTI."The CNA has communicated the matter to the village council president of Farkawn, who later informed the Champhai ..

NPF's politucal affairs mission meets NSCN (K-Niki)

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 8 : The delegation  of the Political Affairs Mission (PAM) of the Naga People's Front (NPF) held a consultative meeting with "the NSCN (K-Niki)" in the outskirts of Molvom village in Nagaland on Monday, according a pre..

PM Modi launches key projects worth Rs 7,700 crore in Assam... Promotes using local language for studies

Guwahati, Feb 7Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated key projects--worth Rs 7,700 crore--under 'Asom Mala' scheme in Dhekiajuli of Sonitpur district in Assam. The initiative is to boost the State's road infrastructure, improve connectivity and contribute to Assam's economic progress.PM Modi also laid the foundation stones of two medical college and hospitals in Biswanath and Charaideo in Assam.After launching the key projects in Assam's Dhekiajuli, PM Modi said, "I have a dream of setting ..

Cong confident of winning Garo Hills ADC polls

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Feb 7 : The opposition Congress has expressed confidence to win a single-party majority in the upcoming elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).Congress spokesperson, Zenith Sangma claimed the people are with the Congress and are anxious to oust the ruling National People's Party (NPP) from power."The party is well prepared and in the ensuing elections, we are going to win a single-party majority to form the next executive committee in the GHADC," ..

Implement MRSSA : Congress

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Feb 7 : The opposition Congress has asked the NPP-led MDA government to implement the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) in its original form pending the Centre’s approval for bringing the state under th..

Naga organisations react to RN Ravi’s Republic Day speech

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 6: The Naga Hoho had its coordination meeting with the United Naga Council (UNC), Arunachal Naga Students’ Federation (ANSF) and Zeliangrong & Rengma Council of Assam on January 28, 2021 at Guwahati and took ̶..

Nagaland issues route advisory

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 4 : In view of the heavy rockslides between Chumukedima Police Check post till New Chumukedima village on National Highway-29 in Dimapur district, the Nagaland Home Department has informed that the stretch from Chathe River..

NE discusses hydropower potential

Kohima, Feb 4During the 21st North Eastern Regional Power Committee (NERPC) held at Hotel Vivor in Kohima on Thursday, Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and officials from the Power Department from across the North East region deliberated on transfor..

Rampant extortion persistent in Nagaland: RN Ravi

Guwahati, Jan 27: Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, in his Republic Day speech, once again attacked the armed rebel groups and a section of the Government, accusing them of being in a nexus, adding that it was the cause of state's underdevelopment."The menace of..

Special award for Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Jan 25: The office of the Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer was presented with the special award for IT applications in elections by the Election Commission of India (ECI), in the National Best Electoral Practises Awards 2020...

Chairing NEC meet Amit Shah urges.... NE States to resolve boundary disputes

SHILLONG, Jan 24Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the 69th plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) on Saturday, urged all the States in the region to solve their boundary disputes by August 15, 2022, when the country will be celebrating 75 years of its Independence.“The Union Home Minister said that when India and Bangladesh can resolve their border issues, why can’t the North Eastern States do so despite being part of the same country. He has urged all the States ..

Venish Keisham in line for PMRBP 2021

GUWAHATI, Jan 24A total of 32 children including four from North East India have been honoured with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021.The Government of India has been awarding the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to children with except..

Nagaland schools

DIMAPUR, Jan 22: Schools in Nagaland for classes 6 to 12 will start re-opening from next month onwards, reports NNN.According to a notice from the Under Secretary to Nagaland Government, Veduta Thira to the Principal Director, School Education, "the Nagal..

Gargee Nandy to represent India at Intl pageant

Shillong, Jan 19 : Talentica Miss India Global 2020 winner Gargee Nandy is all set to represent India at an international pageant later this year. Nandy brought laurels to Meghalaya by winning the Talentica Miss India Global, 2020, held at Goa on December 23 and is now prepping for the international pageant.Nandy is also open to suggestions from Meghalaya people, on how they would want her to represent the State at the international pageant.In a tete a tete, Nandy told EastMojo about how the win was ..

Amit Shah to attend 69th plenary session of NEC

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Jan 19 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the inauguration of the 69th plenary session of North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong on January 23.The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) coalition will meet Shah and take..

To fight cancer in North East IIT Ghy inks MoU with NECHRI

GUWAHATI, Jan 18 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with North East Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (NECHRI), Jorabat, Assam, on January 12 at IIT Guwahati which will allow them to identify..

Fresh prohibitory orders in East Khasi Hills

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Jan 17: East Khasi Hills district administration on Sunday issued prohibitory orders as well as extending the night curfew in the entire district from January 18 to 24. The prohibitory orders will be effective from 5 am to 11 ..

Amit Shah to visit Meghalaya on Jan 23

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, JAN 13:  Union Home minister Amit Shah is likely to chair the plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) to be held in Shillong on January 23, even as the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has decided..

NSCN (IM) reflects on FA

DIMAPUR, Jan 12: The NSCN (IM) said on Tuesday that every single word in the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 “was well crafted to reflect the historical and political rights of the Naga people” and added that the “Indo-Naga politic..

Assam Assembly election in April-May Nadda's campaign to begin at Silchar, like Modi's 2019 campaign

Guwahati, Jan 10 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National president JP Nadda will reach Assam on Monday on a two-day visit to kick start the ruling party’s campaign for the Assembly polls, scheduled in April-May.Nadda will arrive at Silchar in the Barak Valley to take part in a large rally called ‘Vijay Sankalpa Samabesh’ at the police parade ground. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, BJP State president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, senior Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and several other ..

Meghalaya records 19 new cases

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Jan 10: A further 19 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Meghalaya on Sunday. There were also 27 recoveries and no new fatalities.Of the new cases, 16 were in East Khasi Hills, two in West Jaintia Hills and one in West Garo..

4 NSCN(IM) cadres held

DIMAPUR, Jan 10 Four NSCN (IM) cadres have been arrested for allegedly attempting to hijack an SUV vehicle near the New Medziphema area on National Highway 29 in Dimapur district.Confirming this, Dimapur Police in a release issued on Sunday said the incid..

NSCN (IM) refutes

DIMAPUR, Jan 10: The NSCN (IM) has refuted the report that an NSCN (IM) cadre was arrested with a pistol in Arunachal Pradesh, reports NNN. In a statement on Sunday, the outfit accused the Assam Rifles (AR) of targeting the former "again for no reason". A..

Border trade to resume

GUWAHATI, Jan 5: Border trade between India and Myanmar in the Sagaing region will resume on Wed-nesday after it was stopped in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.The international gate at the border was closed in March due to the pandemic.The authorities ..

Wildfire aggrieves NPF

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jan 5: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) said it is deeply pained and anguished over the ravaging wild fire at Dzuko Valley, which has been spreading since December  29, 2020."The Dzuko Valley inferno cannot be considere..

Assam Govt to give girl students Rs 100 every day to attend school

GUWAHATI , Jan 4Ahead of the Assembly polls, the Assam Government has planned to give financial incentives to girl students so that they attend their classes regularly.“Girl students will get Rs 100 for every day they attend school,” Education..

NPF reacts to extension of Disturbed Area Act

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, JAN 2:  The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed its resentment on Saturday over the Government order of extension of the Disturbed Area Act to the whole of Nagaland for another six months."During this crucial per..

Over 50 NSCN (K) cadres come overground in Nagaland

Guwahati, Dec 28 Over 50 cadres of the Niki Sumi faction of the banned NSCN(K) have come overground in Nagaland, sources confirmed. While a ceasefire pact between with the breakaway militant faction and the Government of India (GoI) seems imminent, there is still no clarity on how this new group would join the ongoing peace talks.“The Government of India would take a call on it,” the source said. “Whether they join as a separate group with the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) ..

Assam begins 2 day dry run for Covid vaccination

GUWAHATI, Dec 28 A two-day dry run for the Covid-19 vaccination programme began in Nalbari and Sonitpur, two select districts of Assam, on Monday, Health Department officials said.Assam is one of the four States in the country where the dry run is being c..

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 ..