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747 new cases

AIZAWL, Oct 23 : Mizoram continues to see a dip in its daily Covid-19 tally as 747 new COVID-19 cases were registered in the last 24 hours, pushing the State’s tally to 1,16,689, a Health Department official said.With this, the State registered belo..

Myanmar refugees pour into Mizoram

Aizawl, Oct 23 More refugees from Myanmar’s Chin State continue to enter Mizoram’s southern and eastern border districts due to continuous clash between the Myanmar military and local civilian militia members, a police officer said on Saturday..

Mizoram invited

DIMAPUR, Oct 23Advisor to Nagaland Chief Minister, Abu Metha, who is on an official visit to Mizoram on the invitation of the Mizoram Youth Commission, called on the Mizoram Chief Minister, Zoramthanga today.  According to a DIPR report, Metha, who i..

Heroin worth Rs 4 crore seized

DIPHU, Oct 21 : Two persons were arrested and heroin worth Rs 4 crore was seized from their possession in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Thursday, police said.During a regular vehicle-checking drive at Laharijan, police seized 584 gm of heroin pa..

One killed in factional clash

Guwahati, Oct 18 : A militant was killed in a factional clash between two groups of NSCN in Nagaland’s Peren district.The firing between NSCN-K (Niki Sumi group) and NSCN-Unification took place near Khehoi camp area in Peren district on Sunday night..

Hoho for integration of ‘ancestral homeland’

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Oct 15: The first Federal Assembly of Naga Hoho (2019-2023) held today in Dimapur resolved that it "stands firmly on the foundation of Naga Movement and our historical rights". The Naga Hoho said it "believes that Nagas are one..

Cannot forgo flag, Constitution : NSCN (IM)

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Oct 15: The NSCN (IM) has asserted today that it would not follow the "forbidden route to the Naga solution that is linked to forgoing the Naga National flag and Constitution". The statement of the NSCN-IM is significant as it ..

Flag can be pursued post solution : NNPGs

DIMAPUR, Oct 15 The Government of India assured of giving the Naga flag appropriate respect and position it deserves, claimed convener of the working committee of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs), N Kitovi Zhimomi.Clarifying on the unresolved matter..

3 terrorists arrested by Assam Rifles near Indo-Myanmar border: Report

DIMAPUR, Oct 14Three hardcore terrorists of the banned NSCN-K (YA) outfit were arrested from Mon town of Nagaland in an intelligence-led counter-insurgency operation by the Assam Rifles after they crossed over to India from Myanmar, sources in the securit..

Prominent leader of NSCN (IM) V Horam no more

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Oct 13 : V Horam, a prominent NSCN (IM) leader, passed away at Dimapur today due to a certain illness. He was reportedly under medication for a long time. He died in a hospital early Wednesday.V Horam was a soft spoken NSCN (IM..

Mizoram records 1,224 new cases, 4 deaths

Aizawl, Oct 13Mizoram continues to register a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases as 1,224 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, 206 less than the previous day.The State tally has reached 1,08,790 on Wednesday, a Health Department official said. The dea..

Covid claims 4

Shillong, Oct 10: Meghalaya recorded four more COVID-19 deaths today taking the number of fatalities in the State to 1,421, reports NNN.According to Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War, two deaths each were reported from East Khasi Hills district..

Niki Sumi-led NSCN-K meets Centre's Interlocutor in Delhi

DIMAPUR, Oct 7 The Niki Sumi group of NSCN-K led by its president Niki Sumi met the Government of India’s new Interlocutor for Naga peace talks AK Mishra in New Delhi on Thursday.  The group conveyed its commitment to peace and the Naga peace t..

HNLC cadre surrenders

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Oct 7: A hardcore cadre of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) today surrendered before Meghalaya police at Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills district.Informing this, Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Ry..

Cigarettes worth Rs 1.5 Cr seized

KOHIMA, Oct 7 : A Dimapur bound truck from Manipur carrying illegally imported foreign cigarettes worth Rs 1.5 crore was intercepted by the Kohima police on Wednesday.PRO DEF Kohima informed that the Kohima Police manning Khuzama interstate check gate had..

NSCN (IM) leaders in Delhi for next round of talks

New Delhi, Oct 6Senior leaders of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), including T Muivah, have arrived in the National capital to hold further talks with the Centre to resolve the decades-old Naga issue, Government sources sai..

Gold worth Rs 22 Cr seized at Nagaland

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Oct 5: The Narcotic Cell of Nagaland police seized gold worth Rs 22 crore on October 3.According to Additional Director General of Police (ADGP-Administration) Sandeep M Tamgadge, gold bars were seized from a vehicle at Narcoti..

BJP nominates Newmai News Network

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Oct 4: The BJP today decided to nominate Kingstone B Marak, who is presently the vice president of the party in West Garo Hills district, as the candidate for the by-election to the Rajabala Assembly seat, slated for October 3..

"North Eastern States have potential to become growth engines of Country": M Venkaiah Naidu

SHILLONG, Oct 4Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday laid the foundation for upgrading a road that connects Meghalaya capital with Dawki town, along the Indo-Bangladesh border, and stressed the need for improving connectivity in the northeastern regio..

Hope of breakthrough in decades old Naga peace talks before Christmas

IANSKohima, Oct 3 : Involving the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland, the renewed talks between the Government and the NSCN (IM) would soon start in Delhi. All the stakeholders seem keen to achieve a breakthrough in the decades-old Naga peace process b..

Mamata Banerjee back in Bengal Assembly with Bhabanipur win

KOLKATA, Oct 3 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee won the Bhabanipur Assembly bypoll on Sunday by a record margin of 58,832 votes against her nearest rival Priyanka Tibrewal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).This victory makes Banerjee a membe..

Mizoram to have RT-PCR labs in all districts

AIZAWL, Sep 30: The COVID-19 situation continues to remain grim in Mizoram as 1,741 new cases and one fatality were reported on Thursday, Government sources said.The State’s COVID-19 count has now reached 93,660, while the death toll rose to 307, it..

NSCN (IM) invited to continue talks : Rio

KOHIMA, Sep 27The Centre is keen on resolving the Naga political issue and has invited the NSCN (IM) to New Delhi to continue the dialogue, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said on Monday.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an official programme ..

Nagaland for intensive testing within schools

DIMAPUR, Sep 26 Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department has called for a high level of testing and contact tracing for Covid-19 within schools to ensure the safety of all students and faculties. The State Government has permitted the schools to resu..

World Tourism Day: 7 offbeat villages in NE India

GUWAHATI, Sep 26 Tourism has been gaining importance in recent decades with its increasing socioeconomic, geopolitical, and ecological contributions. North East India is quickly becoming a popular destination for globetrotters. The mesmerising views of mo..

1 falls to COVID on Sunday in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sept 26: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded one more COVID-19 related death, mounting the number of fatalities to 1,392 in the state.According to Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War, the death was reported from West Jaintia..

NSCN asks 11 Arunachal MLAs to withdraw support to BJP Govt

GUWAHATI , Sep 25The NSCN led GPRN has asked 11 MLAs of Tirap, Changlang & Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh to withdraw support to the Pema Khandu-led BJP Government.“NSCN/GPRN hereby strongly condemns the illegal and imprudent move by Go..

Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurates summit

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sept 24: Union Minister of State for Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Ministry of Jal Shakti,  Prahlad Singh Patel today inaugurated a two-day North East Summit on Food Processing Opportunities in Shillong, Megh..

Rio, Sarma meet Th Muivah

Guwahati, Sep 22 After months of deadlock, the Centre Tuesday resumed talks with the NSCN (IM), the largest Naga rebel group, with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma meeting the outfit’s secretary, Th Muivah, for a closed-door discussion in Di..

Amit Shah ‘authorises’ Assam CM... To hold preliminary talks with ULFA (I)

GUWAHATI , Sep 21Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Union Home Minister Amit Shah has authorised him to hold preliminary talks with the militant outfit ULFA(I).After meeting Union Home Minister Shah in New Delhi on Monday night, Chief Minister ..

Heroin worth Rs 8 crore from Manipur... Seized in Assam, two held

Heroin worth Rs 8 crore from Manipur... Seized in Assam, two held..

Interlocutor Mishra, Th Muivah hold 1st meet

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Sep 20: NSCN-IM leaders led by Th Muivah and the new interlocutor for Naga peace talks, AK Mishra held a "formal meeting" in Dimapur today. Today’s meeting is signi-ficant as it was held after a long hiatus.It can be note..

Separate pacts cannot bring inclusive solution to Naga issue: Niki Sumi

Dimapur, Sep 20Niki Sumi, the president of the Niki Sumi faction of the NSCN-K, said that separate agreements with different factions of the Naga political groups cannot bring final and inclusive solution to the Naga political issue.  He said this in..

Naga peace talks NEDA convenor to meet NSCN-IM, NNPG leaderships

GUWAHATI/DIMAPUR, Sep 19 The Naga Peace Talks, which had hit a deadlock, seems to be getting back on track once again.Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also the convenor of the Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA), is likely to meet the lea..

Myanmar group threatens to evict North East UGs

GUWAHATI, Sep 19 A pro-democracy organi-sation in coup-hit Myanmar said it would evict the insurgents from North East India, operating out of the country’s soil, following the return of democracy.In a “warning statement”, the People̵..

Mizoram reports 1,104 new cases, two deaths

AIZAWL, Sep 19 Mizoram’s Covid19 situation continues to remain grim with the death of two more persons due to infection in the last 24 hours and detection of 1,104 new positive cases.With these, Mizoram’s Covid19 death toll has increased to 25..

Nagaland’s new ‘Opposition less’ Government to be called United Democratic Alliance

KOHIMA, Sep 19A month after the Opposition joined hands with the government in Nagaland, the state’s legislators have decided to call the new formation the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).“The nomenclature of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ..

Ex-IB Special Director AK Mishra in Dimapur to hold talks with NSCN (IM)

DIMAPUR, Sep 18 : Former Intelligence Bureau special director AK Mishra arrived at Dimapur on Saturday to hold talks with the NSCN (IM).Mishra arrived in the state just two days after former Nagaland Governor and interlocutor for Naga talks RN Ravi left t..

Mizoram logs 1,402 new cases

AIZAWL,Sep 16The COVID-19 situation in Mizoram is worsening with each passing day, worrying the State Health Department.The State on Thursday reported 1,402 new COVID-19 cases with single-day positivity rate of 12.10 per cent pushing the State’s tal..

8th Convocation of Assam Down Town University conducted

Guwahati, Sep 16Assam down town University  hosted the 8th Convocation Ceremony on September 15  on the virtual platform.This year a total of 944 students and research scholars have been awarded degrees, out of which 724 are Graduates, 213 Post ..

Mizoram records 1,185 fresh COVID-19 cases

AIZAWL, Sep 15Mizoram on Wednesday reported  1,185 new Covid-19 cases, 317 less than the previous day, with the tally increasing to 74,068, an official statement said.The statement issued by the State Information and Public Relations Department that ..

Mizoram records highest single day spike with 1,502 cases

AIZAWL, Sep 14 Mizoram on Tuesday reported the highest ever single-day spike of Covid-19 cases as 1,502 people, including 300 children, have tested positive for the infection. With this the State’s total tally has reached 72,883, an official sa..

26 Myanmarese held with fake papers

GUWAHATI, Sep 13 26 Myanmar Nationals, including 10 women, who were in possession of fake Indian documents, were arrested from a lodge in Assam, police said."Acting on a secret information, the police arrested the 26 Myanmarese Nationals, seven of them te..

Mizoram surpasses 70,000 cases with 1,089 new ones

AIZAWL, Sep 12Mizoram Covid-19 count reached a 70,000 mark on Sunday as 1,089 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, 364 higher than the previous day, a Health Department official said.The death toll rose to 236 as three more people succum..

Ex-IB Director to replace Ravi as Interlocutor ?

DIMAPUR, Sep 11Former Special Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) Akshaya Kumar Mishra is likely to be appointed as the Interlocutor for Naga peace talks.Sources familiar with the development told East Mojo that Mishra is the “choice” of the ..

RN Ravi removed as Nagaland Guv

DIMAPUR, Sep 10 RN Ravi, the interlocutor of Naga peace talks and the Nagaland Governor, has been relieved of his position. He will now become the Governor of Tamil Nadu.RN Ravi took charge as the State’s 19th Governor in 2019. During his time as th..

Three arrested with Yaba tablet worth Rs 1.8 crore

Three arrested with Yaba tablet worth Rs 1.8 crore..

ULFA(I) has "no objection" if CM Himanta is made mediator for peace talks

Kolkata, Sep 8The banned ULFA (Indepen-dent) has said the outfit has ''no objection'' if Assam Chief Minister Himanta Sarma is appointed the mediator by the Centre for talks with the outfit.The Chief Minister has been repeatedly saying since assuming offi..

Centre signs one year ceasefire agreement with NSCN(K) Niki

Kohima, Sep 8 : The Government of India and the NSCN (K) Niki on Wednesday entered into a ceasefire agreement for a period of one year.The agreement, aimed at bringing about “lasting peace in the State of Nagaland with the involvement of Naga people..

POWERGRID makes push for greener future

Gurugram, Sep 7Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Power, has laid down the foundation stone for first ever Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) in the state of Meghalaya at ..

NE States to team up with Central agencies to tackle cyber crime

Guwahati, Sep 4 The 8 Northeastern States with the utilisation of the modern tools and devices would work in coordination to deal with the threat of cyber crime, officials said on Saturday.They said that during a two-day (Friday-Saturday) workshop at Guwa..

Two from Manipur held with heroin worth Rs 4 crore

DIPHU, Sep 1: Heroin valued at over Rs  4 crore was seized from a vehicle in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday, police said.Two persons, identified as 30-year old N Haokip and 47-year old Letkholal, both hailing from Manipur, were arrested ..

Manipur Govt diverting urea for poppy plantations, claims Jairam Ramesh

GUWAHATI, Aug 31 Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday accused the BJP Government in Manipur of diverting its quota of urea to the State’s hill districts where poppy is allegedly grown for opium.In a tweet captioned “BJP’s Vikas in Ma..

ADE urges Meghalaya Government, Centre to hold discussion on Sixth Schedule

Newmai News NetworkTura, Aug 31: The Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) on Tuesday urged the Meghalaya government and the Central government to hold discussions with all stakeholders, including people of the region and various NGOs before mak..

NSCN-IM's women wing denounces Naga women participating in Raksha Bandhan

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 31: National Socialist Women’s Organization of Nagalim (NSWON), which is the women wing of the NSCN-IM, said on Tuesday that it was in for a "rude shock" when some Naga women tied rakhis on the wrists of Assam Rifles ..

Mizoram: 25,000 pigs die of ASF in 5 months

Aizawl, Aug 30 The African Swine Fever (ASF) has claimed the lives of over 25,000 pigs in five months since late March in Mizoram, causing a loss of more than Rs 121 crore, a senior official of the state animal husbandry and veterinary science department ..

Heroin 'shipped from Manipur' seized in Guwahati; 8 arrested

GUWAHATI, Aug 30Over 1.8 kilogram of heroin worth Rs 14 crore in the international market have been seized from two different places by the Guwahati Police and at least eight alleged drug peddlers have been arrested, a senior police officer said.The heroi..

Garo Hills bodies against dilution of 6th Schedule

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Aug 30: Various organisations under the banner of the All Garo Hills Joint Action Committee (AGHJAC) met Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma seeking a review of the suggested proposal by the Union cabinet aimed at amending..

1,000 centres in NE soon under National Ayush Mission

GUWAHATI, Aug 28 The Centre will set up 1,000 health and wellness centres (HWC) in the North East as a part of the National Ayush Mission (NAM) for the growth and development of Ayush systems.An announcement to this effect was made by the Minister of Ayus..

More cases

Aizawl, Aug 28 : Mizoram continues to register a spike in Covid-19 cases as 886 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the State’s tally to 56,642, a Health Department official said on Saturday.More than 186 children, including a 3-we..

794, including 198 kids, positive in Mizoram

AIZAWL, Aug 26At least 794 people, including 198 children, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the State’s tally to 54,851, a Health Department official said on Thursday.The State also reported one more COVID-19 fatality in the las..

Cubs rescued

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 23 : Two leopard cubs rescued from Tening village have been safely transported to Nagaland Zoological Park, Dimapur on August 22.The administration led by EAC Tening, Tumben P Tsanglao and Namsibo, Forest Range Officer, Ten..

Guwahati doc for free treatment of kids orphaned by Covid

GUWAHATI, Aug 22 A renowned doctor from Guwahati, Assam,  Dr Gokul Bora has declared free medical treatment for children who lost their parents to Covid-19, to mark 50 years of his service as a pediatrician.With several noteworthy contributions to th..

Voter lists to target 100 pc vaccination for Guwahati

GUWAHATI, Aug 21The Assam Government will use the voters' list and data from 1,204 polling booths across Guwahati to verify the Covid vaccination status of the city's residents and identify those who have yet to get the jab, Health Minister Keshab Mahanta..

Illegal trade

GUWAHATI, Aug 19 : The Assam Rifles has seized over Rs 1,600 crore worth of illegally traded goods in the North East region from Myanmar since 2020, the chief of the paramilitary force said.Such unlawful trade is alarming and detrimental to National devel..

Heroin smuggled from Manipur and worth over Rs 4.5 Cr seized

GUWAHATI, Aug 19Assam Police arrested two persons and seized heroin worth over Rs 4.5 crore from their possession at Jorabat in the outskirts of the city on Thursday, an officer said.Acting on specific information regarding the shipment of a drug consignm..

Union Health Minister reviews Covid situation in NE States Rs 1,352.92 Cr aid for region announced

GUWAHATI, Aug 18 (PIB)Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a review meeting on Public Health Response to COVID-19 with the Health Ministers of North East States in Assam yesterday.The Minister arrived in Assam with a Cent..

NE cancer capital of India : Report

Itanagar, Aug 18 Arunachal Pradesh's Papum Pare district and Aizawl in Mizoram recorded the highest incidence of new cancer cases in the country among females and males respectively, as per a Government report.The report, released by the Indian Council of..

Nagaland integral part of India: RN Ravi

KOHIMA, Aug 16A day after several organisations in Nagaland observed Naga Independence Day, Governor R.N. Ravi said Nagaland has been and shall ever remain an integral part of India.His statement on Sunday coincided with a 24-hour shutdown called by an ap..

Naga Hoho states stand on border issues in NE

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 10 : Naga Hoho opposed recent proposal of the Government of India to go in for satellite demarcation of boundary lines between North Eastern States. Naga Hoho said that such an approach will not be viable or acceptable to t..

Assam Assembly passes Bill enabling Government to raise borrowing limit

Guwahati, Aug 10 The Assam Assembly on Monday passed a bill that will enable the government to raise the borrowing ceiling by 0.50 per cent of the state’s GSDP even as the opposition Congress stressed that the additional funds should be utilized onl..

‘46 NLFB militants surrender in 2 days’

GUWAHATI, Aug 8A total of 46 members of the newly formed insurgent outfit National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) have surrendered with a huge cache of arms and ammunition in two days, officials said on Sunday.Thirty-two insurgents of the outfit laid..

Mizoram stares at fuel shortage

Aizawl, Aug 7 (PTI) The Mizoram Government ordered rationing the purchase of diesel and petrol as the movement of vehicles, including the tankers carrying fuel, continued to remain shut on National Highway-306.The order issued by the Food, Civil Supplies ..

Mizoram, Assam hold talks on boundary dispute

AIZAWL, Aug 5 (PTI)Representatives of Assam and Mizoram held talks here on Thursday and agreed to resolve the inter-State border dispute amicably, officials said.The Assam Government also decided to revoke an advisory issued earlier against travel to Mizo..

Kohima in India’s top cycling list

KOHIMA, Jul 28Kohima made it to the list of India’s Top 11 Cycling Pioneers, as announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). Along with 10 other cities across the country, Kohima will receive an award of Rs 1 crore.The award marks..

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..