North East

Muivah stable

DIMAPUR, Jul 25: NSCN (IM) general secretary, Th Muivah, who was rushed to a hospital in Dimapur on Saturday evening, was responding well to medical treatment, sources in the outfit said on Sunday evening, reports NNN."His health is stable now," a senior NSCN (IM) functionary said.Reports said that Th Muivah tested positive for COVID-19 on July 22. However, his health was fine then. The reports further said that the NSCN (IM) leader complained of "uneasiness" on Saturday evening. He was rushed to ..

Shah's meeting with NE CMsBorder dispute, drug menace take centre stage

SHILLONG, Jul 25A meeting between Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of the eight North Eastern States to discuss inter-State border disputes and ways to tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases in the region is underway here, an official said.All the Chief Ministers, Chief Secretaries and police chiefs of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim are attending the closed-door meeting chaired by the Union Home Minister that began at the State Convention ..

Mizoram reports highest-ever single-day spike

AIZAWL, Jul 25Mizoram on Sunday reported the highest ever single-day spike in COVID-19 cases as 938 people, including over 157 children, tested positive pushing the State’s tally to 32,083, a Health Department official said.A total of 364 fresh case..

Amit Shah chairs NESAC Society meet

SHILLONG, Jul 24 Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired the 9th Society Meeting of NESAC Society to review the operations of the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) in Umiam, Meghalaya, on July 24, Saturday.The North East Space Application Centre is a joint initiative of the Department of Space (DOS) and North East Council (NEC). The Union Home Minister is also the president of the NESAC Society. The center helps in augmenting the development process in the region by providing advanced space ..

In New Mexico, a day marked in name of a Naga doctor

Guwahati, Jul 23 In March 2020, before the first case of Covid-19 was recorded in New Mexico, USA, Dr Jonathan Iralu and his team set up a drive-in testing facility outside the medical centre in Gallup city, located in the northwestern part of the State.D..

NEHU Prof issues open letter to NSCN-IM

SHILLONG July 23 : A Professor of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) has issued an open letter to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) following the death threat against 4 RTI activists in Senapati district, Manipur.“I earnestl..

Meeting convened

DIMAPUR, Jul 21: The Core Committee on Naga political issue held a meeting with NSCN-IM leaders in Dimapur on Wednesday.Sources said that NSCN-IM general secretary Th Muivah also took part in the meeting. However, it was not certain what was transpired in..

Mizoram reports 725 new COVID-19 cases, tally hits 29,020

AIZAWL, Jul 21Mizoram continued to register a spike in COVID-19 cases as 725 more people have tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, pushing the state’s tally to 29,020, a health department official said on Wednesday.Of the 725 new ..

Naga political issueNPF-PDA join hands ahead of crucial meets

KOHIMA, Jul 20Ahead of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio-led crucial core committee meeting on the Naga political issue and peace talks with the NSCN (IM) and the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs), Nagaland’s main Opposition party—the N..

Mizoram reports highest spike of 807 cases, 2 deaths

AIZAWL, Jul 20Mizoram on Tuesday registered the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases as 807 people have tested positive for the infection pushing the State’s tally to 28,295, a Health Department official saidThe State also reported two fresh f..

Positivity ‘extremely high’ in Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal: Gauhati HCVirus runs riot in NE States

GUWAHATI, Jul 20The Gauhati High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the “alarming” COVID-19 situation in Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh observing that the positivity rate in the three States is “extremely high”.The Gau..

463 new cases

AIZAWL, Jul 18 : Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally surged to 27,153 on Sunday as 463 more people including 117 children tested positive for the infection, a Health Department official said.The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 121 as a 75-year-old woman succumb..

Positivity rate up

KOHIMA, Jul 18 : The weekly COVID-19 positivity rate in Nagaland increased to 8% this week compared to 6% last week.Four districts in total have reported a weekly positivity rate of more than 10%: Kohima (22%), Mokokchung (17%), Longleng (11%), and Kiphir..

HNLC demands appointment of interlocutor for peace talks

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Jul 18: The banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has stated that it is not ready to shun violence till the government appoints an interlocutor to facilitate peace talks.“We will not give up violence unti..

Nagaland ‘Unlock 3’

KOHIMA, Jul 16 : Nagaland will enter the third phase of ‘Unlock’ for a period of two weeks ‘from July 18 as activities across the State are being relaxed in a phase-wise manner amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Ahead of the detailed SOP to be i..

Next to India border... A camp to take on Myanmar junta

AIZAWL, Jul 15 Chin National Army (CNA) cadres have been imparting arms training to civilians fighting the Myanmar military at the former’s “liberated area” called Camp Victoria on the banks of the Mizoram-Myanmar border river Tiau, a hi..

Assam reports 23 more deaths

GUWAHATI, Jul 14Assam reported 23 fresh fatalities and 2,169 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the coronavirus caseload to 5,38,407, according to the bulletin of the National Health Mission, Assam.The COVID-19 death toll increased to 4,888 while the ..

78 new cases in Nagaland

KOHIMA, Jul 12Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally rose to 25,976 on Sunday as 78 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.Seventy-seven more people recovered from the disease, while no fresh fatality was registered during the day...

Weekend curfew imposed138 cases of Delta Plus variant reported in Tripura

Agartala, Jul 10 The Tripura Government has imposed ‘weekend curfew’ and extended the restrictions across the State till July 17 after 138 cases of the ‘Delta Plus’ variant of COVID-19 were reported, raising serious concern for the administration and the Health Department.Addressing a press conference, health officials said that the State has reported a massive surge in new variants of COVID-19, including Delta Plus, Delta and the UK variant.“A total of 151 samples were ..

92% Covid patients who died weren't vaccinated : ConradDon't spread rumours, urges CM

SHILLONG, Jul 10Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that 92 per cent of those who died due to COVID-19 in the State had not taken even a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine.He said that of the 749 Covid deaths in Meghalaya - the State with second highest mortality rate of 1.68 per cent in the region after Nagaland (1.97 per cent) - at least 691 people were not vaccinated.The Chief Minister's statement comes as vaccination hesitancy is affecting the State's inoculation coverage.The Ministry of ..

Work for ‘one solution’: Core committee

Kohima, Jul 9The core committee of a Parliamentary panel set up by the Nagaland Government to pursue the Naga political issue on Friday appealed to all the negotiating groups “to come together”, “hammer out” differences and create ..

93 cases of Delta variant detected in Nagaland

KOHIMA, Jul 4 The North Eastern State of Nagaland has detected 93 COVID-19 Delta variant cases (B.1.617.2) along with two other variants 'alpha' and 'kappa' out of 98 samples, which were sent for genome sequencing.Pointing out the variant as a matter of c..

Meghalaya reports 460 new Covid cases, 6 deaths

SHILLONG, Jul 4Meghalaya’s COVID-19 tally rose to 51,035 as 460 more people tested positive for the virus while six new fatalities pushed the death toll to 855 on Saturday, a senior Health Department official said.Health Services Director Aman War s..

59 more kids positive in Mizoram

Aizawl, Jul 4 Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally rose to 21,246 on Sunday as 243 more people, including 59 children, tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the State’s coronavirus death toll to 95, a health official said.Aiza..

Meghalaya records 485 new cases, five fatalities

SHILLONG, Jul 3Meghalaya’s COVID-19 caseload on Friday increased to 50,575 as 485 more people tested positive for the infection, while five fresh fatalities pushed the North Eastern State's coronavirus death toll to 849, a health official said.All f..

Mizoram reports 256 new Covid cases, tally crosses 20,000 mark

AIZAWL, Jun 30Mizoram‘s COVID-19 count crossed the 20,000-mark on Wednesday as 256 more people tested positive for the coronavirus, a health official said.The fresh cases detected from 3,534 samples took the state’s tally to 20,075 and put the..

Rains affect life in Garo Hills in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Jun 30: Rains across the Garo Hills region in Meghalaya over the past two days have led to many parts of the region being severely affected, with many bridges and roads becoming inaccessible. The continued rains have affected ..

4 fall to Covid on Tuesday in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Jun 29 : Meghalaya recorded four Covid-19 related deaths on Tuesday, pushing the death toll to 831.Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War, said that the deaths include 1 each from East Khasi Hills district, West Jaintia ..

Nagaland to start unlocking from July 1

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jun 29 : Nagaland will start unlocking in phase wise manner from July 1 onwards and towards this, the State Government has decided to unlock for a period of 10 days from July 1.The ongoing lockdown will end on June 30. An offic..

Over 34,000 kids infected since Apr in Assam

GUWAHATI, Jun 29Health authorities in Assam disclosed on Monday that 34,606 children under 18 years of age have been infected with Covid-19 since April this year when the second wave of the pandemic began in the State.According to a release issued by Nati..

NSF urges youths on education

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jun 29: Naga Students' Federation (NSF) appealed to all the educated youths, particularly in rural sector where the lack of access to technology have largely hampered the teaching-learning process, to play a proactive role in i..

Over 10,000 Myanmar refugees in Mizoram

AIZAWL, Jun 28Over 700 more people from Myanmar, mostly civilians, have entered Mizoram in the past few weeks, taking the number of Myanmar Nationals currently taking refuge in the North Eastern state to 10,025, a police officer said on Sunday.He said tha..

Tripura emerges as India’s first 100 pc vaccinated State in 45 plus age group

AGARTALA, Jun 24Ever since India started vaccinating its elderly population from 1st March 2021 and all above 45 years of age from 1st April, Tripura has been one of the highest percentages vaccinated States in the country. Recently, Tripura CM Biplab Kum..

70 children test positive in Mizoram

Aizawl, Jun 23Mizoram's COVID-19 tally soared to 18,398 on Wednesday as 419 more people, including 103 jail inmates and over 70 children ested positive for the infection, a health official said.All the infected prisoners are inmates of Central Jail, Aizaw..

NSCN-IM accuses Nagaland Governor

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jun 23: NSCN-IM has accused the Governor of Nagaland saying that the latter is trying to criminalise the Naga political movement. “It is highly unbecoming of the Governor of Nagaland trying to criminalize the Naga politic..

100 pc vaccinated

Shillong, Jun 22 : The Border Security Force (BSF) said on Tuesday that the force has achieved a hundred per cent Covid-19 vaccination of its personnel in Meghalaya, reports NNN.The BSF troops in the State were badly hit and at one point of time the maxim..

3 more die due to Covid in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Jun 22: Meghalaya recorded three more Covid-19 related deaths on Tuesday, pushing the death toll in the State to 788.Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War said that the three deaths include 1 each from East Khasi Hills ..

Ravi rubbishes NSCN (IM)’s statement on ‘tax’ collection

DIMAPUR, Jun 21 Nagaland Governor and Interlocutor for Naga peace talks RN Ravi on Monday reacted to a statement of the NSCN-IM, saying that the Government of India does not recognise collection of ‘tax’ by any other entity other than by it or..

Assam reports 35 more Covid deaths

GUWAHATI, Jun 21 Assam recorded 35 more COVID-19 deaths and 2805 new positive cases in the last 24 hours.The news has been confirmed by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet on Monday evening.While sharing the COVID-19 update of Assam, Chief..

4 more deaths

Shillong, Jun 20 : Meghalaya recorded four deaths due to Covid-19 health complications on Sunday which pushed the death toll to 780, reports NNN.According to the Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War, 3 deaths were reported from East Khasi Hills di..

NSCN (IM) cautions adversaries of Nagas

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jun 19 : The NSCN (IM) has asserted that a number of devious plans had been executed by the adversaries to ‘murder’ the Naga National issue, but the agenda has been defeated and will continue to be defeated.In a sta..

NSCN factions deny demanding share of Covid fund

DIMAPUR, Jun 18 The NSCN (IM) and the NSCN (R) on Friday denied reports that they demanded a share of Covid-19 funds given to Nagaland by the Centre. Nagaland School Education adviser KT Sukhalu recently told a Guwahati-based television channel that cadre..

Over 5,000 Children infected by CovidMeghalaya to set up 3 paediatric hospitals

Shillong, Jun 18Over 5,000 children up to the age of 14 years in Meghalaya have been infected by Covid since the pandemic began and 17 of them have succumbed to the infection.Out of these 17 children, 13 died in the last month after the State saw a spike ..

Assam cancels class 10, 12 State board exams

Press Trust of IndiaGuwahati, Jun 18 :  The Assam gGovernment on Friday cancelled this year’s class 10 and 12 State board examinations due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said.The decision was taken at a meet..

Smuggling bid foiled, goods worth Rs 39 lakh seized in Meghalaya

NEWMAI NEWS NETWORKSHILLONG, Jun 17 : The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized contraband items worth more than Rs 39 lakh along the Indo-Bangla border in East Khasi Hills on Wednesday, reports NNN. Acting on a tip-off, BSF troops launched a search oper..

Cancel exams : Assam Cabinet recommends

GUWAHATI, Jun 16 The Assam Cabinet has recommended cancellation of the HSLC, High Madrassa and HS exams in the State due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on June 16.The CM further said that the final decision r..

Discharge duties effectively : Principal Health Director

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jun  15: In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state and for effective management of COVID-19 pandemic, Nagaland Principal Director, Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao has directed all healthcare ..

NSCN (IM) advises Karbi students

Kohima, Jun 14 The NSCN (IM) on Monday, recommended several history books to the Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) over its differences on the status of the Rengma Nagas in Assam with regard to the proposed Karbi-Anglong Autonomous Territorial Counc..

Scam rocks Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL)

Newmai News NetworkShillong, June 14: The Meghalaya government is yet to finalise the names of the chairperson and members for the independent inquiry constituted to probe into the alleged irregularities and scams in the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limit..

'Rescue of trapped miners not an easy task'

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Jun 14: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, on Monday, said it is not an easy situation for the rescue operation team to save the five miners trapped inside an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills as the water level c..

NIT Silchar tops in NE in THE Asia University Ranking

Silchar, Jun 12 National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar is the highest placed educational Institute of the North East India in Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2021.It has been ranked in between 201-250 in the recently declared list of THE Asia. The only other University from Assam amongst the top 500 in the list is Tezpur University, which is ranked between 301-350. This is the first time that NIT Silchar has managed to get a place in the list. The educational institute ..

Assam logs 3,666 new cases, 29 deaths

Guwahati, Jun 12 Assam reported 3,666 new COVID-19 cases and 29 fresh fatalities on Friday with the caseload rising to 4,53,867, National Health Mission bulletin said.The death toll in the State increased to 3,873 while the number of active cases currentl..

4 killed in landslide

AIZAWL, Jun 12 :  Altogether four children died and two others injured after a devastating landslide swept away a building in Aizawl, Mizoram. The incident occurred on Friday night at Thuampui neighbourhood located under the Bawngkawn police station ..

Naga Hoho decries stand of BJP leader

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jun 12: Naga Hoho said on Saturday that despite commitments by successive Prime Ministers of India assuring for a long lasting political solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political problem beyond past agreements, peace and t..

Nagaland constitutes core committee on Naga Pol Issue

Kohima, Jun 11 The Nagaland Government has constituted a Core Committee on Naga Political Issue (NPI), sources said.The committee to be headed by Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio as Chairman with Dy CM and Leader of BJP Legislature Party Y Patton and Le..

Meghalaya: End to lockdown unlikely due to high positivity rate, says official

Shillong, Jun 10 The COVID-19-induced lockdown is unlikely to end on June 14 given the high positivity rate, a Government official said.Despite one month of lockdown in East Khasi Hills District, the positivity rate remains above 10%. In the last 14 days, the overall positivity rate of tests is close to 12.84%.Sampath Kumar, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, said containment measures would be relaxed if the positivity rate falls below 10%. Ideally, the rate should be below ..

Info App

DIMAPUR, Jun 10: Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio launched the Nagaland Covid-19 information app at the War Room, Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Kohima on Thursday.Speaking at the launch event, Rio congratulated the Department of Information Technology &..

Lunkim Thangboi appointed as new GM of Network-II of SBI NE Circle

GUWAHATI, Jun 10Lunkim Thangboi assumed the charge of General Manager, Network-II of State Bank of India, North Eastern Circle, Guwahati. He served earlier as the Deputy General Manager at Local Head Office of Patna Circle of State Bank of India, said a statement.It may be noted that Network-II of SBI NE Circle comprises of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland and Sibsagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli, Charaideo, Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Dima Hasao Districts of Assam. A probationary officer ..

Assam logs 3,751 new cases

Guwahati, Jun 10 : Assam COVID-19 caseload on Wednesday increased to 4,46, 445 after 3,751 more people tested positive for the infection, while 55 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,793, the National Health Mission bulletin said.With 4,355 COVID-..

Nagaland lockdown extended till June 18, 133 new cases reported

KOHIMA, Jun 9 Nagaland extended the ongoing lockdown in the State by a week to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The extension of lockdown from June 11 to June 18 was announced by the High-Powered Committee (HPC) following a discussion with district task forces.Several districts of the State will also witness relaxations during the extended lockdown, depending on the Covid-19 situation there, Government spokesperson Mmhonlumo Kikon said while announcing the decision on Twitter."The ..

Mizoram reports 203 new Covid cases

Aizawl, Jun 9 Mizoram on Wednesday reported 203 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the State’s tally to 14,196, an official said.At least 3,214 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, which put the single-day positivity rate at 6.31 per cent..

NSF concerned

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jun 8: The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) said on Tuesday that it is "deeply pained and disturbed to learn that the 6 rebel groups" based in Karbi Anglong area of Assam are set to ink a deal with the Government of India withou..

North East Twitter storm‘Adequate NE space’ in publications : NCERT

Guwahati, Jun 6 A day after students from the North Eastern States participated in a Twitter storm, seeking more focus on the region in the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum, the Government organisation said that the..

Tripura: 154 lives lost in second wave

Agartala, Jun 6 The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 154 lives including 49 women and one child in Tripura, a health experts’ panel has reported. Out of the 53,000 plus Covid-19 patients in the State, more than 20,000 were recorded this ..

NPF concerned as Covid lockdown adds woes to poor

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jun 6: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed "deep concern" over the health and economic welfare of the people. As the impact of the continuous lockdown throughout the State (of Nagaland) has severely affected the p..

World Environment Day 2021 celebrated virtually throughout Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Jun 5:World Environment Day 2021 was celebrated virtually throughout Meghalaya via video conferencing which was attended by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, Minister, Forest & Environment, James P K Sangma, Minister, Soil ..

3-year-old Naga girl visits doctor alone; photo wins the internet

KOHIMA, Jun 4 A 3-year-old girl in Nagaland went to get a check-up on Thursday, while her parents were at work.The photo of the young girl has now gone viral.The medical personnel at Hebolimi Health Centre in Ghathashi Tehsil in Zunheboto district were pleasantly surprised to see Lipavi, a young girl arrive for a check up.Lipavi had been experiencing usual cold symptoms the night before, and visited the doctor alone since her parents had gone to work in the fields.The best part was she was all masked ..

Empowerment of traditional bodies of Meghalaya sought

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Jun 4: Congress MP from Shillong, Vincent H Pala has requested the Centre to constitute a committee to study the workings of traditional bodies so that they can be included as beneficiaries of devolution of funds made availabl..

Activate the disease surveillance system: Congress in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Jun 2 : The Congress party in Meghalaya asked the state government on Wednesday to activate the disease surveillance system for auditing each and every village in view of the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the..

Meeting held

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jun 2: A monsoon preparedness meeting was held through video conference under the chairmanship of Chief Minister and Chairman of Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Neiphiu Rio at the CM’s Secretariat on..

Dpr showing declining trend : Nodal officer

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 31 : Nodal officer of COVID-19 for Dimapur district, Y. Kikheto, observed that Dimapur is showing a declining trend in Covid-19 cases and opined that lockdown is paying dividends. Briefing press persons today, the nodal off..

Covid claims 13 more in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 30: Thirteen more persons have died due to Covid-19 related complications on Sunday in Meghalaya, taking the death toll in the State to 564.According to the Director of Health Services Dr Aman War, 10 deaths were reported ..

Lockdown extended

DIMAPUR, May 28 : The Government of Nagaland has extended the ongoing lockdown till June 11, 2021, as the COVID-19 cases in the State continue to surge, reports NNN. The measure has been necessitated, according to the State Government, to address the grim..

Meghalaya police briefed on ways of fighting COVID-19

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 28: Meghalaya police organised a digital health session on Friday on "how to tackle Covid-19" for the officials of the department.The main speaker of the webinar was Dr Rahul Bhargava, Principal Director-Haematology, Haema..

Meghalaya reports 846 new cases, 10 more deaths

Meghalaya reports 846 new cases, 10 more deathsShillong, May 27 At least 846 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the tally in the State to 32,295, an official said on Wednesday.The death toll in the North Eastern State rose to 51..

Media persons recognised as frontline workers in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 27: The state government of Meghalaya has officially announced its decision to recognize media persons as Covid-19 frontline workers.“I want to place on record that the state government has decided to recognize media..

Video of woman raped, assaulted goes viral

GUWAHATI, May 27 A viral video that has surfaced on social media sites shows a girl reportedly being raped and physically tortured by 4/5 men and a woman.However, it is still unknown where the incident occurred and in which State, who the perpetrators wer..

19 die, 957 more test Covid +ve in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, May 26 Nineteen more people died due to Covid-19, taking the fatality count in the State to 502, while 957 fresh cases pushed up the number of active positive cases to 7,971, even as 755 more people recovered from the virus.The State has so far ..

Lockdown to continue if situation does not improve

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 26: Meghalaya Health Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek has stated that the Government of Meghalaya will have no option but to extend the total lockdown if there is no respite from the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases. The..

18 deaths recorded

KOHIMA, May 26 : Nagaland registered 276 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday while 18 more fatalities have taken the Covid death toll in the State to 303.Meanwhile 161 COVID positive patients have recovered.  Presently, there are 4,806 active cases. Mean..

NPF spells out thoughts on COVID-19 management

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 26: Naga People’s Front (NPF) expressed serious concern over the ‘financial management’ of the Nagaland government. In a statement on Wednesday, NPF said the government has not shown any of its collections..

Virus should not go to rural areas: Neiphiu Rio

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, MAY 26: Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio said that the  government's priority  is not to allow the spread of coronavirus in the rural areas of Nagaland and for which the government is undertaking aggressive vaccin..

Meghalaya may stop home isolation

SHILLONG, May 25 Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said the Government might do away with home isolation of the COVID-19 positive patients by setting up more corona care centres in the State.“We are considering doing away with home isolation. I..

1st Oxygen Express Train for NE chugs in

Guwahati, May 24 The first Oxygen Express train for the North Eastern region carrying 80 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) arrived at the Inland Container Depot at Amingaon in Guwahati on Sunday.Receiving the area’s first Oxygen Express, ..

24 more persons succumb to COVID-19 related complications in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, MAY 23: Twenty-four more persons have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications in Meghalaya in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 459.Of these, 19 deaths were reported from East Khasi Hills district alone while 5 ..

150 WHO-funded oxygen concentrators reach Nagaland

Kohima, May 22Nagaland on Saturday received 150 oxygen concentrators funded by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This came a day after the first batch of oxygen cylinders — including 400 jumbo and 800 B-type — procured by the State Government, was airlifted along with trucks by the Indian Air Force (IAF).Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom took to Twitter to inform that the oxygen concentrators will be distributed on a need basis across all districts of the State and at strategic ..

Conrad Sangma reviews Covid situation

SHILLONG, MAY 22: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday reviewed the Covid-19 preparedness of North Garo Hills district with officials of the administration and health department in presence of Deputy Speaker Timothy D. Shira.Inspecting th..

Assam reports 81 Covid deaths, 6,066 new cases

GUWAHATI, May 21 :Assam reported 81 deaths due to COVID-19 on Friday pushing the death toll in the State to 2,588.A total of 6,066 Covid-19 positive patients were detected on Friday with 907 people testing positive for the virus in Kamrup (M) district.With the detection of 6,066 patients against the testing of 1,03,158 samples on Friday, Assam has reported a positivity rate of 5.88% per cent for the day.A total of 6,573 people tested positive for the virus on Thursday, while 74 deaths were reported.Meanwhi..

Six oxygen plants almost ready in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 21: In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, as many as six oxygen generation plants are being installed in Meghalaya and will be completed by next week.“There are six oxygen plants where installation is going on. We ..

Covid situation in Nagaland: NPF expresses concern

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, May 21 : The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed “great” concern over the increasing rate of Covid-19 positive cases and the death in Nagaland.Stating that it will give its fullest cooperation and support ..

Non Gazetted employees of GHADC refuse to call off strike

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, May 18: The Non Gazetted Employees Association (NGEA) of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) on Tuesday rejected the offer of the Tura MP, Agatha Sangma, who had asked the employees to call off the strike while ..

‘Over 15,000 from Myanmar in Mizoram following coup’

GUWAHATI, May 18 Over 15,000 Myanmar’s Nationals have so far entered Mizoram seeking shelter in India after fighting intensified in parts of the neighbouring country following a coup.The influx into Mizoram, which shares a porous, mountainous border with Myanmar, began in late February as policemen fled to avoid having to take orders from a junta trying to suppress opposition to the Feb. 1 coup.By April, about 1,800 people from Myanmar–including several lawmakers –had crossed the ..

Covid claims 19 in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 16: Nineteen more persons have succumbed to Covid-19 related complications in Meghalaya on Sunday, taking the COVID-19 related death toll in the State to 320.Of these, 16 are from East Khasi Hills district, 1 West Khasi Hi..

NSCN (IM) man dead

DIMAPUR, May 16 :  An NSCN-IM leader has succumbed to COVID-19 on Sunday in Kohima. According to NSCN (IM), Neiba Kire, kilonser (minister) passed away due to COVID-19 related complications at Oking Hospital in Kohima “leaving behind his wife a..

Shillong Civil Hospital to get oxygen generation plant

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 16: An oxygen generation plant of 270 Litres Per Minute (LPM) capacity will be ready for commissioning in the next 24 hours at Shillong Civil Hospital in East Khasi Hills.With 98 percent work, including installation having..

ULFA-I declares ceasefire

GUWAHATI, May 15The United Liberation Front of Asom - Independent (ULFA-I) on Saturday announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months with immediate effect. The Paresh Baruah-led insurgent group said it took the decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Assam."During the Covid-19, crisis time, we have decided for unilateral ceasefire for three months from every activity which will be effect from May 15, 2021 (Saturday). We want to inform the indigenous people of Assam that for three months our every ..

COVID-19 : Meghalaya adds 627 new cases

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 14: As many as 627 people tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday in Meghalaya even as 12 people succumbed to the viral infection on the day. With this, the number of active Covid-19 cases in the State has crossed the 4,000..

18 more succumb in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 13: Meghalaya recorded 18 more deaths to Covid-19 on Thursday, taking the State’s total death to 268.Of these, 16 deaths were reported from East Khasi Hills district and 1 each in West Jaintia Hills district and East..

Lockdown in Meghalaya extended till May 24

Newmai News NetworkShillong, May 13: With the CoviD-19 situation still looking grim in East Khasi Hills district despite a total lockdown, the state government was left with no option but to further extend it for another week.  “We have decided..

'Attempt to murder' case against SOP violators : Assam DGP

Guwahati, May 12 The Assam police will register 'attempt to murder' case if any one violates the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) enforced to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said on Wednesday.He requested the people to strictly follow all the provisions of the new SOPs and said if anyone is found violating the protocols, stern action including 'attempt to murder' case would be registered against them.While addressing the media, Mahanta said: "Violating ..