North East

Man held for allegedly eating neighbour’s dog

G Plus News GUWAHATI, Jul 5 : A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a neighbour’s pet dog, killing it and eating its meat. ..

Neglected by Government, villagers repair link road by themselves

TURA, Jul 4: Four villages of Resubelpara in North Garo Hills (NGH) have set an example for posterity to follow after they took up the repair of a link road from the town to Krishnai in Assam after over 10 years of neglect shown towards their cause...

PRISM for deporting Bangladeshis

AIZAWL, Jul 2 : People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) on Tuesday launched a crusade against what it called "Bangladeshi illegal immigrants" to ensure they are deported from Mizoram immediately...

Nagaland to carry out its own version of NRC from July 10

KOHIMA, Jul 1 The Nagaland Government is set to prepare a list of all indigenous inhabitants of the State, a notification issued by Home Commissioner on Saturday said...

Keep politics off our land : NSCN (IM) to Kukis

DIMAPUR, Jul 1: The NSCN (IM) has asserted that "we believe the Government of India will not commit the political blunder of playing politics over the land of the Nagas to appease the Kukis or others for its vested interest"...

Assam to hold instant hearing on NRC claims

GUWAHATI, June 30 Racing against time to meet the Supreme Court deadline, the authorities of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam will hold instant hearings for those whose names were included in the additional draft exclusion list published by the Govern-ment on Wednesday (June 26)...

JE claims 6 in Assam

Jorhat, Jun 28 : At least six persons have died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) during the last fortnight in Assam's Jorhat district, a Health Department official said on Friday...

Congress will come back to power in 2023: Meghalaya Congress leader

Newmai News Network SHILLONG, Jun 28: Meghalaya Congress Chief Whip, PT Sawkmie has expressed that all is not lost for the Congress party in Meghalaya, "and although the party is in the backseat now they will spring to power come 2023 Assembly Elections"...

PIL on ILP

KOHIMA, Jun 27 : Soon after the filing of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court by a BJP leader seeking withdrawal of Inner Line Permit (ILP), the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has threatened to launch a State-wide movement if the PIL is not withdrawn, reports North East Today...

Lightning toll in NE

GUWAHATI, Jun 27 : The North Eastern part of the country accounts for 30% of the deaths due to lightning in India in 2018, reports Lightning Resilient India Campaign (LRIC), reports G Plus News. ..

NSCN-IM expresses concern over Nagaland Minister's comments

DIMAPUR, Jun 27: The NSCN-IM has expressed its concern over the reported comments of a Nagaland minister on occasions. According to the NSCN-IM, Temjen Imna Along, Minister for Higher and Technical Education, Government of Nagaland, has been making "nonsensical statements, insensitive of the Naga people’s struggle and sacrifice"...

AR seize diamond worth Rs 10 Cr

GUWAHATI , Jun 26 : Assam Rifles on Tuesday seized raw diamond worth Rs 10 crore from two women in Hailakandi district of the State...

NEFIS submits memo to JNU VC

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) activists today submitted a memorandum to Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice-Chancellor demanding that its "agenda of making Hindi compulsory" be scrapped immediately..

Naga CSOs irked

KOHIMA, Jun 25 : The Naga Hoho on Monday expressed ‘astonishment’ over reports that a petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre and the Nagaland government to take ‘appropriate steps for the protection of life and liberty, properties and other fundamental rights of non-Nagas’ living in Dimapur following the ‘imposition’ of the Inner Line Permit (ILP), reports NE Now...

Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme to be completed by June 2020

SHILLONG, Jun 25: The third phase of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (GSWSS III) which is expected to mitigate the present water woes being faced by the residents of Shillong will be completed by June 2020 as has been informed by the state’s Public Health Engineering Minister Samlin Malngiang...

No camps in B'desh : Envoy

News18 Guwahati, Jun 24 : Even as Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali, claimed that there was no terror camp in Bangladesh and the border with India was completely secure, he cautioned against elements in the region who might want to exploit the situation to create problems...

Nagaland bans plastic carry bags

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR, Jun 21: The Government of Nagaland has imposed a total ban on single-use plastics in the State. This was notified in a Nagaland Gazette Extraordinary Notification. This notification was issued with the approval of the State Cabinet in its meeting held on June 10 last and communicated vide O.M. NO.CAB-2/2013(N) dated June 12...

Addl Assam NRC exclusion list on June 26

Guwahati, Jun 21 An additional list to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam released last year will be published on June 26, authorities have said...

NSCN-IM mourns demise of cadres

DIMAPUR, Jun 21: The NSCN-IM mourned the demise of Orenthung Ovung, 'Tatar' (Member of Parliament of the NSCN-IM), s/o (L) Renimo Ovung, from New Chandalashung village under Lotha Region on June 20, 2019. He was one of the most senior Lotha "Naga national workers" and a pioneer of Lotha Region, the NSCN-IM said. He joined the "Naga national service" in August, 1990...

Plans on to connect all NE States by 2020

NEW DELHI, Jun 21 : The capitals of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura have been connected by broad gauge rail network and the Government plans to connect all State capitals of North Eastern States by 2020 except Sikkim, the Rajya Sabha was informed Friday...

Gangtok to host first children lit fest on Jun 28, 29

NE NOW GANGTOK, Jun 20 : Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, will host a two-day children literary festival at the picturesque Taktse International School on June 28 and 29. The State’s maiden children literature festival, being organised by New Delhi-based Bookaroo Trust in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), will have storytellers, authors, illustrators and poets along with three local speakers from Sikkim...

NSCN (IM) gives push for final pact

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR, Jun 20 : In its mouthpiece ‘Nagalim Voice’, the NSCN-IM said it is time for the Government of India to “show to the Nagas that it stands committed to solve the Naga political issue for which it has signed the historic Framework Agreement”...

Meghalaya gears up to contain JE outbreak

Newmai News Network TURA, Jun 20 : The Government of Meghalaya has taken stock of the outbreak of the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in West Garo Hills (WGH) with Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma rushing to Tura on Thursday where he held an emergency meeting to review the status and situation and necessary steps undertaken to control the spread of the disease in the district...

Mizoram students ask Govt to resolve border dispute

AIZAWL, Jun 18: Mizoram’s apex student body, Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) on Tuesday asked the state government to resolve the long standing inter-state border dispute between Mizoram and Assam...

Expedite Naga peace process : Nagaland BJP

NE NOW DIMAPUR, Jun 16 : The Nagaland unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has urged the Central party leadership in Delhi to expedite the Naga peace process and resolve the long-pending Indo-Naga political issue...

UAYF submits demand, highlights woes to DC – SWKH

Newmai News Network TURA, Jun 15: The United Achik Youth Federation (UAYF) has highlighted a list of woes being faced by residents of South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) through a submission to the DC. The organisation sought the immediate intervention of the officer in the matter...

Miss India

GUWAHATI, Jun 15 : Girls from the North East, who will be representing their States in the upcoming 56th edition of Femina Miss India 2019 pageant to be held in Mumbai on June 15, are excited and FBB Colors Femina Miss India 2019 will be held on June 15 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai. The 8 North East participants are Jyotishmita Baruah, Miss India Assam, Marina Kiho, Miss India Nagaland, Sang Doma Tamang Femina Miss India Sikkim, Urmila Shagolsem Miss Femina Miss India Manipur, ..

Three women MPs from NE

Agartala/Guwa-hati, May 26 : North East India, comprising eight States, is sending three women to the Lok Sabha Of the three women, elected for 17th Lok Sabha, two belong to BJP while Meghalaya's ruling NPP candidate Agatha Sangma won the Tura seat..

Meghalaya CSOs resolve to oppose CAB

Newmai News Network TURA, May 26: The resounding victory of the BJP as well as comments of certain leaders from the party to pursue the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2016 has raised alarm bells among organisations in Meghalaya...

MNF questions alleged missing fund, asks for probe

Newmai News Network AIZAWL, MAY 26: The Mizo National Front’s vigilance cell on Saturday alleged an anomaly of Rs 304 lakh meant for construction of a tourist lodge. The MNF alleged that the fund was missing during the Congress rule in the state and demanded a probe into it...

2 AR jawans killed, 3 injured in NSCN (K) attack

KOHIMA, May 25 At least two jawans of the Assam Rifles were killed and three others sustained injuries on Saturday after suspected NSCN (K) militants ambushed a convoy of the security forces in Mon district in Nagaland...

Opium angle in ambush that killed ArP MLA ?

ITANAGAR, May 24 : Even as the investigating agencies into the brutal attack on Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh are still in the wild, State police did not rule out possibility of an opium link in the mayhem...

Slain MLA wins election

ITANAGAR, May 24 : Arunachal Pradesh’s MLA Tirong Aboh, a National People’s Party candidate who was killed in an ambush two days ago, was declared victorious in the just-concluded election...

NPF hails win of Lorho Pfoze

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR, May 24 : Naga People’s Front (NPF) president, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu and party rank and file congratulated its NPF official candidate, Lorho S Pfoze for winning "a thumping victory" in the outer Manipur parliamentary seat declared on May 23 "besides all odds and setting a record" for the NPF to have ever won the Lok Sabha seat in Manipur...

Youth from Manipur is Darjeeling’s MP

GUWAHATI, May 23 : Raju Bista, a 33year-old youth from Manipur’s Kangpoki district is the new MP from Darjeeling, reports NE Now...

India, Myanmar joint Ops may deal blow to NSCN (K), others

GUWAHATI, May 23 : Deftly sidestepping a ceasefire agreement with the NSCN (Khaplang) faction signed in April 2012, the Myanmar Army (officially known as the Tatmadaw), in close tandem with the Indian army, is executing its biggest ever assault on the Naga insurgent group in recent times, a blow from which the Naga group may find it very difficult to recoup...

NPP congratulates Modi

SHILLONG, May 23: President of the National People's Party (NPP), Conrad K Sangma has conveyed his congratulations to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for what he has termed as a ‘splendid’ performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha elections, results of which were declared on Thursday...

NEC inks pact with IIFT

Newmai News Network SHILLONG, May 22: The North Eastern Council (NEC) will now be developed into a state of the art resource centre and to go about this, the Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi...

Meghalaya legislator stresses on importance of sustaining ecosystem

SHILLONG, May 22: Meghalaya’s Minister for Forest & Environment, Lahkmen Rymbui has stressed on the importance of maintaining a balance in the biodiversity for a sustainable ecosystem...

Arunachal MLA shot dead along with son in Tirap

NE Now News ITANAGAR, May 21: Eleven persons including NPP candidate and sitting MLA of 56 Khonsa West Tirong Aboh and his family members were shot dead on Tuesday morning by suspected NCSN (IM) militants at Bogapani in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh...

Persons found deliberately tampering candidates' list will be punished: Mizoram CEO

Newmai News Network AIZAWL, May 21: Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Ashish Kundra on Tuesday said that any person if found deliberately tampering the candidates' list on polling day (April 11) in Lunglei district will be punished as per laws...

Conrad assures protection of all citizens against HNLC

Newmai News Network SHILLONG, May 20: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has assured the protection of all citizens of Meghalaya in the wake of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) threatening to indiscriminately shoot non-tribals...

Myanmar situation concerns NSCN (IM)

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR, May 19 : The NSCN-IM has expressed concern over the reports of "military action" by the Myanmar Army allegedly in "collaboration with the Indian security forces" in Nagas areas in Myanmar...

Central NPF states stand on Manipur issue

DIMAPUR, May 19: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has said that the 4 NPF legislators in Manipur “have been pillars on which the N Biren Singh Government stood”. ..

FNR extends solidarity

DIMAPUR, May 19 : The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), while expressing its grave concern on the situation in Naga areas in Myanmar, said that it "continues to stand for a culture of peace and respect for human rights"...

Friends turn foes ? NPF decides to pull out of BJP-led Govt

KOHIMA, May 18 In a big setback to the BJP, its ally Naga People's Front (NPF) on Saturday decided to pull out of the coalition Government in Manipur. The decision in this regard was taken following intense deliberation and review meeting with the party functionaries and the NPF MLAs in Kohima...

NCST against CAB

Agencies SHILLONG, May 15 : The National Commission for Scheduled Tribe is not in favour of CAB or any Bill that will allow outsiders to acquire citizenship in the North East region...

ULFA (I) strikes, 1 killed

GUWAHATI, May 15: Suspected Ulfa (Independent) militants exploded a grenade in front of a shopping mall here on Wednesday evening killing one person and injuring 9 others. Police officials said unidentified persons lobbed the grenade in the busy Zoo Road around 7.40 pm, where police had put up a naka checking following an intelligence input about Ulfa's plan to carry out an attack in the city. The explosion damaged window panes of the shopping mall situated about 20-meters away...

Khasi students seek NCST help in safeguarding tribal rights

SHILLONG, May 15: Batting for a mechanism to protect and safeguard the rights of the tribal communities of the North East region, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has sought the intervention of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) in this regard...

Shillong--Income Tax holds interactive session on issues surrounding demonetization

SHILLONG, May 15: With notices being served for information on deposits during demonetization and the confusion that these notices have caused among the tribal depositors who normally do not have any legal income tax liabilities, the Income Tax Department in Shillong held an interactive meeting with some prominent civil society organisations of Shillong on Tuesday to clear up matters...

ILP demand

DIMAPUR, May 11: Organisations in Nagaland have rolled up their sleeves to further pressure the authority concerned to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the whole of the State. In this regard, the Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) has convened a meeting on May 18 in Dimapur, reports NNN...

Administration orders ban on tree felling, killing wildlife in South West Garo Hills

Newmai News Network TURA, May 10: In a very well received move, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district has ordered a blanket ban over the felling of trees in the district along with a ban on killing wildlife. The move, which is likely to be emulated in other parts of the region, comes about even as residents of the region complain about the lack of water despite Garo Hills always being rich in flora and fauna. In a statement issued on Friday, DC Ramkumar S stated ..

Conrad Sangma pledges Rs 1 crore from CMRF to Fani victims in Odisha

Newmai News Network SHILLONG, May 10: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has pledged an amount of Rs. 1 crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) to the victims of Cyclone Fani in Odisha. In a press release issued here on Friday, Conrad Sangma, "on behalf of the people of Meghalaya", has expressed solidarity with the people of Odisha in wake of the destruction caused by Cyclone Fani. Accordingly, the amount of Rs. 1 Crore from the CMRF of Meghalaya will be transferred to the ..

Naga resolution top agenda : Rio

DIMAPUR, May 9 : Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio has said that at the top of his Government’s agenda is the resolution of the Indo-Naga political conflict. “Our people have suffered for too long and the political conflict has created challenges and hurdles for generations in realizing their ambitions,” said the Nagaland Chief Minister, adding, “My Government has taken significant steps in playing the role of an active facilitator in the ongoing peace process so that unity and reconciliation and ..

ICFAI launches 5 new programmes

TRIPURA, May 9 : ICFAI University Tripura launched five new professional programmes for the current academic session 2019-20, which are a high demand. The ensuing courses are BCom, DPEd, MCA (Lateral Entry), MEd, MEd SplEd (MR) etc. ..

Why should I slap PM : Mamata Banerjee explains ‘slap of democracy’ remark

Press Trust of India Simulia, May 9: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday denied having said that she will slap Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asserted she had said he would get the “tight slap of democracy”...