North East

Naga political issue Naga Rising stresses on understanding

DIMAPUR, Sep 16: The Naga Rising, an organization formed by known faces of the Naga society, has said that mutual understanding is only way forward towards honourable solution to the Indo-Naga issue...

ZPM goes on the offensive against MNF

AIZAWL, Sep 16: The Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) vice president, Dr. Kenneth Chawngliana on Monday took a dig at the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) saying it was "backsliding even as it rules" the state over only 10 months after it won the state assembly polls in November last year...

HYC to organize consultation on Article 371

Shillong, Sep 15: The Hynñiewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has announced its decision to organize a consultative meeting on Article 371 of the Constitution of India and its applicability in Meghalaya...

147 cases disposed by Lok Adalat in Nagaland

DIMAPUR, Sep 15: Legal Services Institutions across Nagaland State disposed 147 cases on Saturday as part of the nationwide observance of National Lok Adalat Day...

Prizes distributed

Shillong, Sep 15: Indian Council for Cultural Relations Shillong & Directorate of Art & culture, East Khasi Hills in association with Metallica-Sargam Sports & Cultural Club, Shillong organised the prize distribution ceremony of its 18th Annual Inter-School Cultural competitions, at R.B. Anupchand Hindi Secondary School Auditorium, Shillong on Saturday...

Meghalaya residents clash with Assam police over PMGSY road construction

NONGSTOIN, Sep 15: A day after a scuffle broke out between the residents of 15 villages under Riangdo block in West Khasi Hills and the Assam Police over the construction of a PMGSY road in Ranighat village under Rambrai-..

Arunachal Pradesh scraps 22 power projects for non-performance

Guwahati, Sep 15: The Arunachal Pradesh government has terminated 22 sanctioned hydro-electric projects with a potential to generate 3,800 MW due to non-performance...

Havells deepens its North-East connect

Guwahati, Sep 13 Havells India Limited, India’s No 1 MCB Manufacturer in the country, today offered EURO-II range of technologically advanced MCBs and RCCBs with enhanced features and a warranty of ‘Six Years’, for the first time ever. ..

Dpr ban on 'single use plastic' from Sept 18

DIMAPUR, Sep 11 : In pursuance of Government notification, the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol, with a view to eradicate the menace of plastic and various environmental and ecological challenges posed by rampant use of plastic, has informed all concerned that the 'single use plastic products' will be totally banned within Dimapur district with effect from September 18, 2019...

Post NRC in Assam Border area in Nagaland on alert

DIMAPUR, Sep 11: As part of the measures to thwart any entry of "illegal immigrants" to Nagaland, a meeting was held at the official chamber of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari on Wednesday by the civil administration, police, Lotha Students Union, Eloe Hoho and Lotha Hoho of Bhandari to discuss on the possible influx of "illegal immigrants" to the State following the release of NRC list by the Government of Assam. "This meeting is to take up steps to check and prevent their entry into ..

NSCN-IM on "opportunists, deserters, opponents, detractors"

DIMAPUR, Sep 11: The NSCN-IM has said on Wednesday that "opportunists, deserters, opponents and detractors who have never fought for the cause have now started claiming their shares when solution is around". ..

Amit Shah’s CAB comment sparks opposition in Assam

Guwahati, Sep 10 Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s comment on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, or CAB, during his two-day visit to Assam has sparked fresh opposition in the State against the controversial legislation...

Meghalaya Cong concerned

Shillong, Sep 10: The Congress party in Meghalaya on Tuesday expressed concern over the proposed Kulsi Dam Project along the border between Meghalaya and Assam, reports NNN...

British disrupted peace in NE : RN Ravi

New Delhi, Sep 10 : Nagaland Governor RN Ravi has said that interdependence of ethnic communities in the North East was disrupted by the deliberate policies of the British administration and several economically-unviable States were created to satisfy and appease the forces asserting mutual differences and exclusivity...

Nagaland on vigil post Assam NRC

DIMAPUR, Sep 10: To address any chance of the fall out of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam which left out nearly 20 lakh people from the list, the Nagaland Home Department has issued a set of 'advisory' as preventive measures against possible influx of "illegal immigrants" in the State...

Darkness reigns in areas along Indo–Bangladesh border

Shillong, Sep 10: Residents of villages falling along the Indo–Bangladesh border in the Balat area of Meghalaya have been facing immense hardship ever since the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) started working with the Feedback Energy Distribution Cr. Ltd (FEDCO)..

Manipur in favour of NRC, will approach Centre : Biren Singh

GUWAHATI, Sep 9 Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday said the State Government is in favour of implementation of NRC and will approach the Centre for it in line with the one in Assam...

Centre not to touch Art 371, no illegal immigrant to be allowed : Shah

GUWAHATI, Sep 8 The Centre will "not touch" Article 371 of the Indian Constitution that is applicable to the North East and not a single illegal immigrant would be allowed in the region, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday...

NSA lights JNU with special talk

DIMAPUR, Sep 8: The Naga Scholars Association (NSA) organized a "special talk" on September 7 at School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi on the theme, ‘Media and Professionalism in the 21st Century’ by Bhupendra Chaubey, Executive Editor, CNN News18, and host of daily show, ‘VIEWPOINT’. The session was chaired by Dr. Sushmita Dasgupta, Chief Economist, JPC and also sociologist and social activist. The rapporteurs were Chibenthung Yanthan and Pamyo Chamroy, Ph. D. scholars, JNU...

Over 4,400 Bru families to be reptriated from Tripura to Mizoram in October

AIZAWL, Sep 8 : The Mizoram government will repatriate over 4,400 Bru families from Tripura in October next, an official of the Mizoram Home department said on Sunday...

NEFIP reaffirms anti-CAB stand

AIZAWL, Sep 6 : The North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP), a conglomerate of indigenous organisations and student bodies, on Friday reaffirmed to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) and "illegal influx" from neighbouring countries...

Jail terms for 4 in Nido Tania murder case

ITANAGAR, Sep 6 A Delhi Court, in its verdict on Wednesday, awarded jail term to four accused in the murder case of 20-year-old Arunachalee youth Nido Tania...

NE police chiefs conference underway in Dimapur Challenges before police deliberated

DIMAPUR, Sep 5 : The 26th Conference of Director Generals of Police/Inspector Generals of Police (DGsP/IGsP) and Heads of Central Police Organisations (CPOs) of North East Region got underway on September 5 at Nagaland Police Complex, Chumukedima, Dimapur under the theme, "Changing paradigm of challenges and police preparedness." The conference will culminate on September 6...

Need for ILP in Dpr stressed

DIMAPUR, Sep 5: Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio said that implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) will be “accorded priority in Dimapur to avoid complications.” Rio said this during a meeting in Dimapur on the issues of NRC and ILP, reports NNN...

Assam: 30 held for doctor’s lynching

JORHAT, Sep 5 Police in Assam’s Jorhat district on Tuesday arrested 30 people in connection with the lynching of a doctor at a tea estate last week. The incident occurred on August 31, when a garden worker was brought to the hospital at Teok tea ..

Nagaland orders strict border vigil

DIMAPUR, Sep 4 : Nagaland police personnel are keeping strict vigil at all the entry points along the Assam-Nagaland border following the release of the final National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) draft in Assam which has left out over 19 lakh people from the list. Mobile patrolling exercises in vulnerable locations in respective jurisdictions in Nagaland have also been enhanced...

Nagaland takes measures on possible Assam NRC fallout

DIMAPUR, Sep 3: The state government of Nagaland has started taking up precautionary measures as apprehension persists that there is a strong possibility of "illegal immigrants" sneaking into the State of Nagaland following the release of the final National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) draft in Assam which left out nearly 20 lakh people from the list...

Assam doctors abstain from work to protest colleague’s killing

Guwahati, Sep 3 : Doctors in Assam are observing a 24-hour “withdrawal of non-emergency medical services” across the State on Tuesday to protest against the assault on an elderly doctor at a tea garden that led to his death, officials said...

Mizo students take pledge not to marry ‘outsiders’

Guwahati, Sep 3 : Mizoram’s apex and most influential student body, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), administered pledges on Monday to hundreds of students across the Christian-majority State to not marry outside the Mizo tribe...

Discussion on skill implementation in Kiphire district, Nagaland

DIMAPUR, Sep 3 : Senior officers from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship visited 'Aspirational Kiphire district' on September 2 and held a meeting with the district officers headed by Deputy commissioner, tribal leaders, NGOs ,students and other state level officers at DC conference hall, Kiphire to discuss and address the challenges faced by Kiphire district of Nagaland in implementing skill programme. Secretary MSDE, Dr. K.P. Krishnan, IAS and his team highlighted the importance ..

Bru repatriation likely to be deferred, says official

AIZAWL, Sep 3 : The proposed final repatriation of over 26,000 Bru people from Tripura is likely to be deferred, an official of the Mizoram Home department said on Tuesday...

Nagaland sounds alert

DIMAPUR, Sep 2: Nagaland State is on alert after over 19 lakh people could not make it in the final Assam NRC draft roll published on August 31. ..

NE States renew call for NRC-like database

A'ZAWL/SH'LONG/IMP/AGARTALA, Sep 1 The publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam on Saturday has led to renewed calls for a similar exercise in at least three North Eastern States - Christian-majority Meghalaya and Mizoram, and Manipur...

Assam NRC final list 2019 Over 19 lakh excluded, 3.11 crore included in list

GUWAHATI, Aug 31 The final list of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam left out over 19 lakh people, almost half of the 40 lakh people excluded in the final draft published last year. Out of 3,30,27,661 applicants, a total of 3,11,21,004 persons were found eligible for inclusion in the final NRC. ..

Nagaland on the go to ban plastics from Oct 1

DIMAPUR, Aug 29 : The Government of Nagaland is working out strategies and action plans to ban 'single use plastics' from October 1, 2019...

Normalcy 'returns' at ICFAI Tripura

AGARTALA, Aug 29 Normalcy has returned in ICFAI University Tripura and the temporary rustication imposed on some students has been withdrawn, said the university today...

‘Water crisis alarming’

DIMAPUR, Aug 28: Nagaland Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy has pointed out that water crisis is becoming “more and more alarming” as rainfall has been declining over the years and many Nagas are not realizing the same, according to a report in The Morung Express...

Clash erupts between two groups of students at ICFAI Police call it ‘ego clash’

AGARTALA, Aug 28 : A clash erupted between two students’ groups in ICFAI university in Tripura on Tuesday morning with different versions of the incident being narrated by both sides...

3 NE cities to connect to Dpr via air

DIMAPUR, Aug 28 : Nagaland's commercial hub, Dimapur, is set to be connected with Guwahati, Imphal and Dibrugarh by air in the next two months...

How Article 371 (F) & (H) make Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh so special?-II

NENowNews GUWAHATI, Aug 28: Article 371F makes special provisions with respect to the State of Sikkim. Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution,—..

Look East to Act East: Assam CM at Royal Global University

Guwahati, Aug 28: Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam inaugurated the new academic block and unveiled the bust of Bharat Ratna, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Royal Global University (RGU) yesterday...

Border issue

AIZAWL, Aug 27: The Mizoram and Assam Governments have agreed to maintain status quo on the disputed land along the inter-State border, an official said on Tuesday, reports NNN...

Extreme heat closes schools in Guwahati

GUWAHATI, August 27 : To protect the school students from the onslaught of hostile weather, the district administration of Kamrup (Metro) on Monday announced that all the schools in the district would remain closed for next two days...

Centre to identify illegal migrants in Nagaland

NEW DELHI, Aug 27 : After rolling out the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Centre is examining the issue of illegal immigrants in Nagaland with the Union home ministry holding a discussion with the state government, governor of Nagaland RN Ravi and Registrar General of India (RGI) Vivek Joshi, ET has learnt...

Two day regional conference ends

GUWAHATI, Aug 27 The issues pertaining to North East Zone must be highlighted and projected in the National scenario as North East is the gateway to East Asia, says Amit Khare, Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Saturday..

No immediate detention of those left out of NRC list, says Assam Govt

Guwahati, Aug 27: With just three days left for publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Assam govt issued a public notice through newspapers on Tuesday stating that those left out of the list won’t face detention immediately...

Mizoram sounds alert on African swine fever

AIZAWL, Aug 26: Mizoram Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, minister Dr. K. Beichhua on Monday called for a collective effort to check "African swine fever" and other pig diseases in Mizoram...

Naga flag, Constitution core issues : NSCN to Centre

Guwahati, Aug 25 Even as the BJP Government at the Centre insists that there cannot be two flags and two Constitutions for one country, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah, (NSCN-IM) which is engaged in peace talks with the Centre, has reiterated that a separate Naga flag and Constitution are core issues to finding an ‘honourable solution’ to the Naga political issue...

How Article 371 (A), (B), (C) & (G) make Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and Mizoram so special?

GUWAHATI, Aug 23 : While abrogation of Article 370 has taken India by storm, very few people know that six States in the North East enjoy special provisions under Article 371...

Mizoram seeks Centre’s help to fight drug menace

AIZAWL, Aug 23: The Mizoram Government has sought help from the Centre to fight the growing menace of drug abuse in the State...

Mizoram seeks Centre's help to address water scarcity

AIZAWL, Aug 22: Mizoram Chief Minister, Zoramthanga on Thursday sought the Centre's help to solve the water crisis in the State, an official statement said...

"Naga aspirations require serious rethinking"

DIMAPUR, Aug 22: The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has said that the Naga aspirations require serious rethinking...

Unease among Naga rebel groups as peace talks reach decisive phase Tension high after two violent incidents

Guwahati, Aug 21 With the Naga peace talks reaching a decisive phase, two violent incidents within four days involving rebel outfits, in which one person has been killed and another sustained injury, have rocked Dimapur, Nagaland’s commercial hub...

NSCN-IM demands new Interlocutor

GUWAHATI, Aug 21 The rebel group, National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Isaak Muivah (NSCN-IM) has demanded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to appoint a new Interlocutor for the Indo-Naga peace talks...

Switch to digital mode hits India-Bangla trade

AGARTALA, Aug 20 : The introduction of a new online trade management system - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) - has badly affected India-Bangladesh trade through Tripura over the past two weeks, traders and officials said on Monday...

Muivah back in Dimapur

DIMAPUR, Aug 19: Amidst reports that the Government of India has set a three month time frame to resolve the Indo-Naga issue, NSCN-IM general secretary, Th Muivah arrived in Dimapur on Monday...

Financial help assured to Meghalaya

SHILLONG, Aug 19: Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Kiren Rijiju has assured to extend financial help to Meghalaya, which will be hosting the National Games 2022...

Mizoram set to get three more airlines soon

AIZAWL, Aug 19: Mizoram, which has been facing air-link problems since February, will get three more airlines most probably starting from September next, an official said on Monday...

‘Frontier Nagaland’ demand based on civil rights: ENPO

Kohima, Aug 17 The Eastern Nagaland Peo-ple's Organisation (ENPO) on Friday clarified that the demand of “Frontier Nagaland” is clearly based on "domestic problems and historical right with no ill intention to any particular community or group". The apex body of six Naga tribes said this at the civic reception of Nagaland Governor RN Ravi held at the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBBC) Convention Centre in the Secretariat in Kohima on Friday...

Centre wants to conclude Naga peace process within 3 months : RN Ravi

Guwahati, Aug 17 (IBNS): Nagaland Governor RN Ravi said the Centre wants to conclude the Naga peace process within three months...

NSCN-IM ‘major’ shot dead

Dimapur, Aug 17 : Uniden-tified masked gunmen shot dead a senior National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isaak-Muivah) (NSCN-IM) functionary, ‘major’ Toishe Yeptho at point-blank range inside his residence at Purana Bazaar-B, Unity colony, Di-mapur on Friday at around 7.30 pm...

Rio re-raises Naga integration bogey

DIMAPUR, Aug 16 : Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio while referring to the Naga political issue, said that the Naga people should not miss the “golden opportunity” this time and reiterated the unification of all Naga inhabited places under a single administrative unit...

Hebron comes alive to Naga Independence Day

DIMAPUR, Aug 14: The NSCN-IM today said today “we are working on for a final touch”. This was stated was made by Rh Raising, convenor of the Steering Committee, the highest decision making body of the NSCN-IM, on the occasion of the 73rd Naga Independence Day at Hebron. Rh Raising said, “Facing many hurdles and difficulties in the peace talks, we have finally signed the historic Framework Agreement, and accordingly, we are working on a final touch”...

Nagaland Minister negates fear of RIIN

Kohima, Aug 13 While Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton has defended the Government’s decision on the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN), which will help to safeguard the State from outsiders, the Nagaland Minister for Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Jacob Zhimomi has informed the citizens of the State that there was no need to fear or panic over the proposed RIIN...

Meghalaya cops to coordinate with Manipur to tackle drugs menace

SHILLONG, Aug 12: Meghalaya police would work out coordination plans with their counterpart in Manipur to tackle drugs menace. State police said Shillong city would lose 50 per cent of youth to drugs in the next three years, if the problem of drugs menace is not addressed...

Inter-State boundary dispute Mizoram to ask Assam to stay clear

AIZAWL, Aug 11 : The Mizoram Government will ask Assam Government to demolish all "illegal structures" along the inter-State border. An official said on Sunday that the Deputy Commissioner of Kolasib district has been directed to hold talks with Assam's Hailakandi district Deputy Commissioner on border issue and ask him to remove all "illegal structures" built by Assam at Zophai area on the disputed land. The Mizoram Government's directive came after the meeting of the Core Committee held on Thursday, ..

Spitter gangs’ nuisance on the rise in Pathsala

Pathsala, Aug 11 The incidents of motorcyclists spitting on girls, mainly students, in Pathsala town of Barpeta district of Assam is on the rise...

GU teacher death: MCI holds two doctors guilty of medical negligence

GUWAHATI, Aug 11 The Medical Council of India (MCI) has upheld the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) order against the two doctors involved in the medical negligence case of late Anamika Ray...

40-year-old woman gangraped, 3 held in Dibrugarh

DIBRUGARH, Aug 11 A 40-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by three men in Bokpara Ghorbondichuk village under Lahowal in Dibrugarh district in the early hours of Sunday...

Mukul Sangma and Pawan Singh Ghatowar may join BJP

GUWAHATI, Aug 11 Are some more senior Congress leaders from northeast, including former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma and former union minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar joining the BJP?..