North East

In India's NE there's fear of a virus surge to come

GUWAHATI, May 10 With experts saying the Coronavirus is likely spreading in India’s North Eastern State of Assam faster than anywhere else in the country, authorities were preparing Monday for a surge in infections by converting a massive stadium and a university into hospitals.Cases in Assam started ticking upward a month ago and the official seven-day weekly average in the State on May 9 stood at more than 4,700 cases. But a model run by the University of Michigan — which predicts the ..

Sarma takes oath as Assam CM, invites ULFA (I) for peace talks

GUWAHATI, May 10 Himanta Biswa Sarma Monday took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam. Governor Jagadish Mukhi administered the oath.After the oath-taking ceremony, Sarma said he aimed to make Assam one of the top five Indian States in five years. He also appealed the ULFA(I) chief Paresh Barua to abjure violence, come to the discussion tableSarma, clad in traditional ‘pat silk’ dhoti and kurta with a muga ‘gamosa’ draped around his neck, took the oath of office and secrecy ..

NPF flays PDA Govt over inept handling of Covid crisis

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 10: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) Legislature Party said that it was perturbed with the “mishandling and unpreparedness of the Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) Government of Nagaland in handling the rising ..

Five more succumb to COVID-19 in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 10: Five more persons succumbed to COVID-19 on Monday taking the death toll to 233 in Meghalaya.The active cases have also crossed the 3,000 mark after 409 more persons tested positive for the virus, Director of Health Ser..

Random Covid tesing in Tura

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, May 10: The West Garo Hills (WGH) district administration will begin random testing of people in the various localities of Tura Urban following a spurt of COVID – 19 cases in the town.Through an order given out by the Di..

NE States, hills play host during lockdown

NEW DELHI, May 9 These days, Shillong offers a stark contrast to the highways running through it. A few lone trucks race past on wide roads of the highways in the dead of day and night alike. Inside Shillong, though, rows of bright streetlights, local chatter, and Christmas-y pine trees might give you the impression that India's improved its death rates and high level of infection during the second wave of Covid, even as most major commercial cities still continue to reel under the deadly effects ..

Jongsha declared containment zone

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, May 9: East Khasi Hills district administration has declared the entire village of Jongksha under Mawkynrew block as a containment zone.The order was issued after a report was received from the Block Development Officer (BDO) ..

HITO seeks inclusion of Khasi language in 8th Schedule

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 9: The Hynniewtrep Integrated Territorial Organization (HITO) has urged the state government to pursue with the Centre for immediate inclusion of Khasi language in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India.In a stat..

Next Assam CM BJP top brass may go for alternative face

GUEAHATI, May 8While BJP Central leadership is having a back-to-back meeting with incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in New Delhi on Saturday over to the issue of Assam’s Chief Minister post, speculations are doing the round that the party top brass may go for an alternative face.Party insiders said neither Sonowal nor Sarma but the party top leadership may consider BJP general secretary and Mangaldai MP Dilip Saikia or former Chief Justice of India ..

309 new cases reported in Nagaland

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 7 : Nagaland reported 309 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Out of these cases, Dimapur recorded 200 cases, Kohima recorded 63 cases, Mon reported 32, Mokokchung reported 9, Phek 3 and Zunheboto 2. In the same per..

TUR demands transport facilities for health workers

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 7: The Thma U Rangli-Juki (TUR) has sought the immediate intervention of the district administration to address the unavailability of transport for health care workers even as it has suggested the need to organize a carpoo..

Containment zones

DIMAPUR, May 6: To prevent entry of persons at the containment zones under Kohima district, strict enforcement on the laid down restrictions and checking for all travellers at the all district entry points have been activated, as per the decision taken by..

Meghalaya : Government announces five day total lockdown in East Khasi Hills

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, May 5: The Meghalaya government has announced a five-day total lockdown in East Khasi Hills district and weekend lockdown for the other districts to arrest the uncontrollable surge of COVID-19 cases in the state.The decision w..

Over 100 positive

AIZAWL, Apr 28 : Mizoram on Wednesday reported the highest single-day spike of 229 new COVID-19 cases, as per official data.The tally rose to 5,742 with the new cases, while 13 people have succumbed to the infection so far.There are 986 active cases in th..

Aftershocks of Assam quake felt in NE States

Guwahati, Apr 28An earthquake of the Magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Assam and other North East States at 7:51 am on Wednesday and a total of 10 aftershocks were felt on the day so far after the main shock.The tremor was also felt at Imphal in the morningAccording to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the quake occurred at Sonitpur in Assam with the epicentre at 26.690 north and 92.360 east, focal depth of 17 Km.The epicentre is closer to the plate boundary and located at about ..

NSCN (IM) rejects Amit Shah's stand on Naga flag

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 27 : Reacting to the reported comment of Union Home minister, Amit Shah on the status of the Naga flag, NSCN (IM) said that the Naga people need not be perturbed by the “unilateral statement of Mr. Amit Shah when no b..

Nagaland ‘lockdown’

Kohima, Apr 27 : In light of the rising COVID-19 cases in the State, the Nagaland Government announced today that the State will go into a ‘lockdown with consolidated guidelines’ for two weeks starting April 30. The State Govt clarified that t..

Schools in Tura to close

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 27: The District Administration in West Garo Hills on Tuesday directed all schools and other educational institutions in Tura town to remain closed from April 28 to May 8.The order was issued in view of a surge in positive..

Meghalaya : Citizens urged to report Covid related rumours

Newmai NetworkShillong, April 26: Meghalaya police on Monday urged the general public to report any circulation of any fake news related to Covid-19 on social media or through any other source.In a statement issued on Monday, Assistant Inspector General o..

Government moots probe into Byrnihat power scam

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 26: The state government of Meghalaya is considering the possibility of an independent inquiry into the Byrnihat power scam which is estimated to have lost the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) around Rs 100 cro..

Meghalaya to get 3 OGPs

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 25: Three Oxygen Generation Plants (OGPs) will soon be set up in Meghalaya as part of a directive issued by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to boost the availability of oxygen in hospitals across the country.The three OGPs w..

Mizoram wildfire

AIZAWL, Apr 25 : A massive wildfire has broken out in Lunglei district of Mizoram, which has now started to spread to adjoining areas of Lunglei town. It has been over 24 hours now that the wildfire broke out. Firefighting personnel have been engaged and ..

"Aizawl to be in railway map in next two years"

Aizawl,  Apr 24 Mizoram capital Aizawl will be on the railway map in the next two years as construc-tion of the 51.38 km long stretch of the broad gauge railway line between Sairang and Bairabi on the Mizoram-Assam border is expected to be completed ..

Nagaland records 89 new cases

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 23 : Nagaland recorded 89 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. According to the Health Department, out of the fresh cases, 85 are from Dimapur and 4 from Kohima. With this update, the State now has 456 active cases.M..

Muivah returns to Hebron Camp

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, APRIL 22: NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah has returned to Camp Hebron, Dimapur, from New Delhi on Thursday, April 22, accompanied by some leaders of the organisation, according to sources.Meanwhile, it was learnt t..

Nagaland records 97 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 21:  Nagaland records 97 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the Health department. Out of the fresh cases of the disease, 49 are from Dimapur, 46 from Kohima and one each from Mokokchung and Tuensang.The ..

82 new cases in Nagaland

DIMAPUR, Apr 20 :  Nagaland recorded 82 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Department update. 70 are from Dimapur, 11 from Kohima and 1 from Tuensang, reports NNN.The State now has 257 active cases.Meanwhile, with the..

Nagaland Government orders closure of schools till class 8

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 19: The Nagaland government has ordered the closure of all the schools in the state, including residential schools, for students of class 1 to class 8 with immediate effect till further orders.The order said that this was d..

Covid claims 1 more

SHILLONG, Apr 18: A 74-year-old woman died of a COVID-19 related illness in Meghalaya, taking the death toll in the State to 153 on Sunday.Meanwhile, 73 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the active cases in the state to 680 on Sunday,..

Meghalaya Government on the need to extend vaccination drive against COVID-19

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Apr 14: The Meghalaya state government will take up with the Centre on the need to extend the vaccination drive against COVID-19 for all teachers in the state.The decision was made after taking into consideration the suggestio..

11 new cases recorded in Nagaland

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 13: Nagaland reported 11 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. According to the Health Department, among the fresh cases, 7 are from Dimapur, 2 from Kohima and one each from Wokha and Phek districts.With this latest..

CVC set up

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 12: To effectively control the spread of COVID-19, and facilitate all those who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, the Health & Family Welfare Department of the Nagaland Government, in coordination with the Home Departm..

Security forces reject NSCN (I-M) demand for removal of Assam Rifles post from Hebron

KOHIMA, Apr 12 : The security forces on Monday rejected the NSCN (IM)’s demand for the removal of the Assam Rifles post at Doyapur along Dimapur-Hebron road.The NSCN (I-M) alleged that the Assam Rifles post has been set up in the area in violation o..

Solution to Naga issue soon : Rio

KOHIMA, Apr 8Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has assured an early solution to the Naga Political issue.Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio lauded the members of the State Legislative Assembly for “rising above political affiliations to facilitate the peace ..

Assam polls

GUWAHATI, Apr 6: The third and final phase Assam polls on Tuesday recorded a voters’ turnout of 82.28%.The first two phases of polling in 47 and 39 Constituencies had recorded voters’ turnout of 79.97% and 80.96% respectively.Forty of the Stat..

PDA Govt completes three years in office

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Apr 6 :  Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said on Tuesday that to deliver good governance under the spirit of transparency and justice is an important agenda of his Government.Rio said this on the occasion of 'thanksgiv..

Meghalaya: Defaulters to be left without power supply

Shillong, Apr 5The Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) will soon start disconnecting power connections of defaulting consumers.This came with the lapse of the One Time Settlement Scheme 2020 extended to all categories of defaulting consumers (inc..

HSLC/HSSLC examinations to begin in Nagaland

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, APRIL 5: The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) is all set to conduct the HSLC examination 2021 from April 7, 2021, and HSSLC Examination 2021 from April 6, 2021. The examinations are going to be conducted in "an extraor..

16 new cases recorded in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Apr 4: Meghalaya recorded 16 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday besides 2 recoveries being recorded in the same period.Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War said the new cases include 11 from East Khasi Hills district compris..

Assam elections : 40 seats to go to polls on April 6

GUWAHATI, Apr 4 A total of 40 seats will go to polls on the third phase of Assam Assembly elections on April 6.The third phase of Assam Assembly elections will witness a neck-to-neck contest between the Congress-led Grand Alliance and the BJP-led NDA.The ..

SIT arrests 4 in Peren killing case

KOHIMA, Apr 4 The Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by a DIG, constituted by the Nagaland Police, arrested four suspected persons in connection with the killing incident that took place on March 22 in Peren.The SIT was constituted to investigate th..

Free abducted man : PPFA

Guwahati, Apr 4: Patriotic People’s Front, Assam (PPFA), while expressing relief at the release of Assamese engineer Pranab Kumar Gogoi after three months of abduction, voiced serious concern over the fate of  Ram Kumar, who is yet to be releas..

Road projects

Shillong, Apr 4 : As many as 12 road projects are proposed to be sanctioned for Meghalaya under the World Bank (MITP) Phase-II, official sources said, reports NNN.Of these projects, three are in East Khasi Hills district, three in West Khasi Hills distric..

Will urge Centre not to send back refugees, says Mizoram CM

Aizawl, Apr 2 Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Thursday said that he is sending a delegation to the National capital to request the Central Government to change India's foreign policy on Myanmar and not send the refugees back.Expressing that the Indi..

Flag, Constitution cannot be sacrificed : NSCN (IM)

KOHIMA, Mar 31 The NSCN (IM) on Wednesday reiterated that the issue of the Naga National flag and Constitution (Yehzabo) cannot be put on the bargaining table in exchange for anything.The Naga National identity symbolized by the Naga flag and Constitution cannot be sacrificed, the outfit said in a statement on Wednesday.It said the Indo-Naga political talks were carried on the basis of two entities (Nations/Governments).According to the NSCN, the flags that represent the National identity of India ..

Meghalaya Power Minister blames past Governments

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Mar 26: Meghalaya Power Minister, James K Sangma on Friday termed the demand of the United Democratic Party (UDP) to relieve him from the post as “misdirected”.According to him, the blame should be directed at the ..

Do not deport, grant refugee status, says ZORO to Centre

AIZAWL, Mar 23 The Zo Re-Unification Organisation (ZORO), a Mizoram based Chin-Kuki-Mizo-Zomi group representing the Zo ethnic people in India, Myanmar and Bangladesh on Tuesday blamed the Centre for allegedly discriminating the Zo ethnic people and has u..

NEEPCO lifts regulation on power supply

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Mar 23: The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) has lifted the regulation of power supply to Meghalaya after the state government has assured to clear the outstanding dues in three instalments.Announcing ..

Nil Covid cases

DIMAPUR, Mar 22 :  Zero COVID-19 infection in Nagaland continued till Monday with not a single case of the disease detected in the past 9 days, reports NNN.According to the Nagaland Health Department, there are only 2 active cases of COVID-19 as of n..

Zoramthanga talks with Myanmar's FM

Aizawl, Mar 21Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga today held a meeting with Myanmar's Foreign Minister Zin Mar Aung on the current political situation and the hardships being faced by the Zo ethnic people in the neighbouring country, officials said.Speakin..

NSCN (IM) reiterates stand on FA

DIMAPUR, Mar 21Reiterating its stand on a negotiated settlement of the Indo-Naga political issue, NSCN (IM) chairman Q Tuccu said they believe the Indo-Naga political problem can be settled through political talks.Addressing the 42nd Naga Republic Day, Tu..

Quake jolts NE

GUWAHATI, Mar 21 : Different places in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday evening experienced an earthquake of Magnitude 4.1 on the Richter Scale at 5.52 pm.Confirming the news, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) on its Twitter handle said the ea..

Covid second wave may hit Assam, 27 test positive

GUWAHATI, Mar 21  : There is the fear of Covid-19 spreading fast in Assam with the second wave of the pandemic hitting several States across India and the Union Health Ministry has directed all States to step up measures and implement all Covid-19 pr..

Nagaland team meets Muivah, others

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Mar 20 :  The all-party delegation of Nagaland met NSCN (IM) leader Th Muivah and others in New Delhi on Friday, according to a report. It also said that the delegation was led by Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, Naga..

Five NE States give Rs 8 crore for Ram Mandir

GUWAHATI, Mar 19 Five States from the North East region have contributed Rs 7.84 crore towards the construction of the upcoming Ram Temple in Ayodhya.A tweet from the official Twitter handle of the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust on March 6 said Arunachal Pradesh had contributed Rs 4.5 crore, Manipur Rs 2 crore, Mizoram Rs 21 lakh, Nagaland Rs 28 lakh, and Meghalaya Rs 85 lakh for the purpose.The amount would go up substantially once the figures for Assam, Tripura and Sikkim are also available...

GoI insincere : Tuccu

DIMAPUR, Mar 19 : NSCN (IM) chairman Q Tuccu said that the Government of India  is not sincere in handling the Naga political issue.A press release issued by NSCN (IM) on Friday said that the speech of Q Tuccu read out by Ashiho Asoumai, convenor of ..

Meghalaya to conduct RT-PCR for people coming from high risk States

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Mar 18: Meghalaya Government has decided to conduct RT PCR tests on people coming from coronavirus high risk states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala , Gujarat beside others."We have  decided that the peopl..

Technocrat to be Director of Finance in MeECL

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Mar 17: The Meghalaya government is examining for appointment of a technocrat as Director of Finance (DoF) in the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL)."We are examining for bringing in a Director of Finance on the basi..

Meghalaya Government examines demand for enhancing salary of adhoc school teachers

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Mar 17: The Meghalaya government is examining the demand for enhancing the salary of adhoc school teachers in the state."The process for enhancement of salary is under examination and the government is working on it," Educatio..

Rs 19.22 Cr collected under OTS : PK Sangma

SHILLONG, Mar 17Meghalaya Power Minister James PK Sangma on Wednesday said only Rs 19.22 crore has been collected under the One Time Settlement scheme of the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Ltd out of the Rs 548.62 crore outstanding to be recover..

NSCN (IM) sticks to FA

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Mar 16: Notwithstanding the “dithering stand” of the Government of India, NSCN (IM) has asserted that it is not going to succumb, but stick to the “Framework Agreement” for the Naga solution.In a stateme..

Meghalaya : Rs.165.10 crore spent for payment of claims

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, MAR 15: The Meghalaya state government has spent Rs 165.10 crore for payment of claims under the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) phase-IV."The total number of claims is 2,33,187 and the total claims amount paid is Rs 165,..

BAD schemes

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, MAR 15: Minister in-charge of Border Areas Development (BAD), Lahkmen Rymbui said the state government of Meghalaya has requested the Centre to allow the state to implement the BAD schemes as was done in the previous years.Rym..

95 persons arrested for illegal mining, transportation of coal : Conrad K Sangma

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, MAR 15: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday informed the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly that 95 persons were arrested in connection with illegal mining and transportation of coal in the state.Replying to a query..

NSCN (IM) rejects proposal outside FA

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Mar 14 : The NSCN (IM) has asserted that “any formulation or proposal from any quarter which is outside the parameter of the Framework Agreement shall not be acceptable to the NSCN in particular and the Naga people in gen..

JCPI lines up protest rally on RIIN

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Mar 13: The Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) has announced to hold a “peaceful protest rally” on March 19, 2021, demanding the implementation of Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagala..

‘Meghalaya Mining and Geology Department will soon submit its report on Phud Syngkai’

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Mar 12: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday said the Mining and Geology department would soon submit its report related to the study on the rocks and sediments of the ‘Phud Syngkai’ stream near urani..

Congress in Meghalaya to table privilege motion against Conrad Sangma

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Mar 11: The opposition Congress in Meghalaya will table a privilege motion against Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday accusing him of misleading the House in regards to the power purchase agreement signed with the Nation..

Nagaland to join launching programme of India's 75 years of Independence

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Mar 10: Along with the rest of the country, Nagaland will also be holding programmes and events launching the celebration of India’s 75 years of Independence- ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ on  March 12 in a b..

Myanmar situation concerns NPF

DIMAPUR, Mar 8: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed its deep concern over the unrest situation taking place in Myanmar ever since the "Military Junta took over the Government by overwhelming the democratically elected Government".The NPF, in..

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..