North East

NE start-ups

NEW DELHI, Mar 29 : Union Minister Jitendra Singh, on Tuesday, said the North East region offers unexplored potential for start-ups.Speaking at the 'International Conference on Start-ups, Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in North East Indi..

NSCN (IM) alleges

DIMAPUR, Mar 23 : The NSCN (IM), the Naga insurgent group which is in ceasefire agreement with the Centre, has charged the Centre of not being serious about taking forward the Framework Agreement which has made the ongoing Naga peace process an “abs..

Central panel visits Nagaland

KOHIMA, Mar 23 A three-member panel formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to look into demands by people of Eastern Nagaland arrived here on Wednesday.The panel headed by Advisor for MHA (North East) AK Mishra and comprising Intelligence Bureau Joi..

Separate State demand MHA panel to hold talk with Naga body

Kohima, Mar 21The Union Home Ministry-appointed panel is likely to hold talks with the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO), which has been demanding a separate ‘Frontier Nagaland’ State, on Wednesday.Top officials said that bot..

NE varsities exempted from CUET till 2024

NEW DELHI, Mar 21The Ministry of Education has announced the decision to exempt the universities of North East regions from CUET 2023-24. In total, 10 universities have been exempted from the Common University Entrance Test.The announcement is applicable ..

Sikkim tourism sector affected due to heavy snowfall

Gangtok, Mar 19 The tourism sector in Sikkim was affected this week after many bookings were cancelled following heavy snowfall in the eastern and northern parts of the state that caused many visitors to get stranded, an official said on Sunday.However, w..

Assam hit by two earthquakes

Guwahati, Mar 18 : Two back-to-back earthquakes of 3.6 and 2.8 magnitudes on the Richter Scale hit central Assam on Saturday morning, an official bulletin said.There was no immediate report of any injury to anyone or damage to any property due to either o..

Woman arrested in Shillong drug trafficking case

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Mar 16: A woman from Mizoram was arrested from Shillong today for her alleged involvement in a drug trafficking case.Lathazuali Ralte was apprehended at her rented apartment at Demthring, Madanrting with the help of Madanritin..

IMD issues orange alert in NE, heavy rainfall likely in next 48 hours Squall sweeps through Imphal but no rain

GUWAHATI, Mar 15The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura for March 15-17 with a forecast of rains and thunderstorm over these North Eastern States.In Manipur rain cou..

‘Nagalim Voice’

DIMAPUR, Mar 15 : NSCN (IM)'s latest bulletin 'Nagalim Voice' said that despite the present situation with the Naga political issue "being given cold shoulder with agnostic indifference", Nagas are however, never disheartened, "because the final answer to..

Two arrested with marijuana in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Mar 14: Two persons were arrested along with over 71 kgs of marijuana in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya this morning.The arrested persons have been identified as Babalu Singh (56) of Kale Diara, Patna and Saranja..

In a first, two women elected to Nagaland Assembly

Guwahati, Mar 2 Hekani Jakhalu of the NDPP made history by becoming the first woman to be elected to the 60-member Nagaland Assembly. Ms. Jakhalu was announced the winner from the Dimapur-III Constituency in the 2023 Nagaland Assembly elections.Repre..

Neiphiu Rio set to be Nagaland Chief Minister for record 5th term

Kohima, Mar 2Nagaland political stalwart and its longest serving chief minister Neiphiu Rio is set to assume office as chief minister for a fifth consecutive term after a convincing win for his party and its ally, the BJP.Together, the two parties have se..

49 custodial deaths since 2012

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Mar 1: A total of 49 cases of custodial deaths have been recorded in Meghalaya since the year 2012.A PIL on the matter was taken up by the Meghalaya High Court today.The Court in its order said that the State and Dr N Mozika, ..

Centre more than serious about solution to Naga issue

GUWAHATI, Feb 28 The elections in Nagaland could be over, and exit polls and other analyses suggest that the BJP-NDPP alliance will return to power, but the Central Government remains firmly committed to an early solution to the vexed Naga political probl..

Nagaland reports 84 pc turnout, 76 pc in Meghalaya

GUWAHATI, Feb 27A largely peaceful voting in the Assembly polls with a turnout of over 82 per cent was reported from Nagaland, which was earlier a hotbed for militants, till 5 pm on Monday, an official said.However, stone pelting and blank firing caused t..

Myanmar man dies at detention centre

Guwahati, Feb 27: The death of a Myanmar National at the Foreigner Detention Centre (FDC) near Sajiwa jail in Manipur’s Imphal East district has drawn desperate appeals from rights groups to secure refugee rights for people fleeing junta atrocities ..

Nagaland polls: A look at key players, constituencies

Kohima, Feb 26The voting for Nagaland Assembly elections for 59 seats will be held on Monday in single phase, deciding the fate of 183 candidates.Polling will be held from 7 am to 4 pm on Monday while counting of votes will be taken up on March 2.After th..

Meghalaya marks 900 stations as vulnerable, critical

Shillong, Feb 26Ahead of Monday's Assem-bly elections, as many as 900 polling stations across Meghalaya have been identified as vulnerable and critical, the State's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said on Saturday.Speaking to ANI on Saturday, FR Kharkongor,..

Earthquake strikes Meghalaya

SHILLONG, Feb 26 : An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hit Meghalaya, some 17 km from Resubalpara on February 26.The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km at around 9.49 am and the tremors were felt in Bangladesh and Bhutan as well.As per India Seismology De..

NSCN-IM warns against involvement in polls

DIMAPUR, Feb 26 : NSCN (I-M) has directed all its members and officials involved in election campaigns to refrain from taking part in the election process.In a statement MIP, NSCN (I-M) disclosed that the attention of the collective leadership was drawn t..

Naga issue : Delhi not serious, folks not happy, says Shurhozelie

Dimapur, Feb 24 Naga people are not happy with Delhi over the continued irresolution of the Naga political issue, former Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu has said.Instead of working according to the 2015 Framework Agreement that was signed between the..

NPAC addresses PM

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 23: Amid wide publicity ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nagaland on February 24 for election campaign, the Nagaland Public Action Committee (NPAC) has issued an “open letter” asking the Pri..

7 NE flights cancelled

Guwahati, Feb 23 At least seven flights were cancelled across the North East on Wednesday due to poor visibility and bad weather conditions, a senior official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said.The flights from Guwahati to Tezu and Tezu to Guwa..

Hopes of early resolution strong : Rio

AONGLENDEN (Nagaland), Feb 22Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday said that there was a "hope" for an early resolution of the Naga political problem following the unconditional commitment of the NSCN (IM) and Naga National Political Groups (NN..

Rain predicted

GUWAHATI, Feb 21North East India's mountainous region will likely experience heavy showers when south-westerly winds from the Gulf of Bengal meet the eastern Himalayas.The Weather Channel predicts that heavy rain and a likelihood of thunderstorms will fal..

Heroin worth Rs 25 crore seized in Assam Vehicle suspected to have come from Manipur

Guwahati, Feb 21 In the “biggest” drug haul in Assam, over 4 kg of heroin was seized in Karbi Anglong district and two people were arrested, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.PTI quoted the SP of Karbi Anglong as saying, “..

NDPP-BJP Govt will resolve all issues : Shah

Mon, Feb 20 Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the NDPP-BJP coalition will retain power in Nagaland and it will solve all problems of the State.He also assured the people of expeditiously bringing the Naga peace talks to a successful en..

Postal ballot vote casting begins in Nagaland

KOHIMA, Feb 20: The casting of votes through postal ballot for polling personnel, police personnel, and others drafted in election duty for the ensuing election to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly 2023 began today.The facilitation centre for the gov..

Music, dance fest celebrates culture of NE India

New Delhi, Feb 18 A performance of Assam’s famous Bihu dance led the line up of a series of fashion show, dance and music recitals at the inaugural of the 16th edition of ‘Celebrating North East’ festival here on Friday.The three-day fes..

Nagaland polls : Voting on Feb 27, results on Mar 2

KOHIMA, Feb 19Polling for the 60-member Nagaland Legislative Assembly will take place on February 27. Meghalaya will also go to polls on the same day while the voting for Tripura was held on February 16. The election results for the three North Eastern St..

NBCC states stand

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 19: The Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) has strongly condemned the use of religious phrases like ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Praise the Lord’ during election campaigns in Nagaland by certain people.The ..

Tremor hits ArP

Guwahati, Feb 19 : An earthquake of 3.8 magnitude hit the western part of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday afternoon, an official bulletin said.A report by National Center for Seismology revealed that the latest quake was recorded at 12.12 pm, epicentered at W..

"Wildlife trade a routine affair in NE"

AIZAWL, Feb 18 Earlier this week, Assam Rifles arrested four persons for smuggling exotic animals and rescued six endangered Burmese pythons from their possession in Mizoram's Champhai district bordering Myanmar. The Burmese python, mostly found in southe..

Nagaland fully prepared for free and fair polls: CEO

KOHIMA, Feb 18Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, V Shashank She-khar has expressed confi- dence on the overall prepa-ration of the entire State election machineries, and that it will be conducted in a smooth and free and fair manner. Speaking exclusively ..

NE hit by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

Guwahati, Feb 16An earthquake of 3.9 magnitude hit Meghalaya on Thursday, the third such incident in the North East in a span of a week.A report by the National Center for Seismology report also said that the epicenter of the latest quake, recorded at 9.2..

Naga political issue in final stages : Nadda

Kohima, Feb 14 BJP President JP Nadda said on Tuesday that the Naga political issue is now in its final stages and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very keen for an early solution to the matter.Addressing a joint election rally of the BJP and the Nationali..

Tremors jolt Sikkim, Assam

GUWAHATI, Feb 13 The National Center for Seismology informed that an earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale hit the Yuksom town of Sikkim on Monday early morning. The earthquake took place at around 4.15 am at a depth of 10 kilometres from 70 km..

Nagaland polls: 183 candidates in fray

Dimapur, Feb 12 Altogether 183 candidates are in the fray for the February 27 Nagaland Assembly elections.BJP candidate Kazheto Kinimi was declared winner uncontested from the Akuluto Constituency in Zunheboto district after his only opponent from the Con..

Nagaon jolted

GUWAHATI, Feb 12 : An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Nagaon in Assam on February 12, at 4.18 pm at a depth of 10 kilometres, said the National Center for Seismology (NCS).“Earthquake of Magnitude: 4.0, Occurred on 12-02-2023, 1..

Tripura poll violence

AGARTALA, Feb 12 : A tense situation prevailed in Belonia and Bishalgarh Constituency in Tripura after a clash broke out between workers of BJP and CPI(M)-Congress on February 12.Five workers each of BJP and CPI(M)-Congress received injuries during the cl..

Agreed Position only document under UN Charter: NNPGs

DIMAPUR, Feb 9 The Working Committee (WC) of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has claimed that among all signed political accords, agreements and understandings between Nagas and the Union of India during the last eight decades, the Agreed Posit..

CEO informs

KOHIMA, Feb 9: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Nagaland has informed presidents of all recognized political parties and 'registered unrecognised political parties' not to upload their advertisements on social media without obtaining pre..

Heroin worth Rs 5 crore confiscated

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Feb 8: The East Jaintia Hills district police today arrested one person with more than 1 kg of heroin worth over Rs 5 crore.In an intelligence-based night-long operation, the ANTF team of East Jaintia Hills under the supervisi..

BJP manifesto today

Agartala, Feb 8 : BJP National president Jagat Prakash Nadda is all set to release the manifesto for Tripura Assembly polls on Thursday, a day before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the poll-bound State.Tripura is going for poll on Feb 16 and..

CEO details

KOHIMA, Feb 8 : Various enforcement agencies seized cash, liquor, narcotic drugs and freebies worth Rs 31,03,03,137 in Nagaland from January 18 till February 7.The media cell of the Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer’s office, in a release, on Wednesd..

Myanmar Army posts bombed on Mizoram border

Guwahati, Feb 6 Armed civilians called Chinland Defense Force (CDF), led by the Chin National Army (CNA) cadres have stepped up their attack on Myanmar Army.In the last such attack, around 9.30 am on February 3, CNA/CDF cadre dropped 03x bombs by drone at..

With 3 States poll-bound, NE makes big gains, but Opp rips apart Budget

Agartala/Shillong, Feb 5Ahead of the Assembly elections in three North Eastern States-Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, political parties are divided over the Union Budget 2023 even as trade and industry bodies predict that the North Eastern region would g..

Peace in Nagaland, a priority : Sarma

DIMAPUR, Feb 5 Assam Chief Minister and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor, Himanta Biswa Sarma maintained that the priority of the BJP for Nagaland was to bring about permanent peace and finding out solution for the Naga problem.Sarma said th..

‘Greater Tipraland not possible’

Agartala, Feb 5  : Asserting that fulfilling the demand of Greater Tipraland by the Tipra Motha will not be possible, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha said the Opposition party was trying to create division between tribals and non-tribals in the Sta..