North East

Another earthquake jolts Mizoram

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Sep 20 : Earthquakes continue to occur in Mizoram after the State experienced its first one in this series on June 18, 2020.Reports said that people in Champhai district of Mizoram felt 80 to 100 tremors including aftershocks si..

Meghalaya reports 103 new cases of COVID-19

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 20: Meghalaya reported 103 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the tally of active cases in the state to 2,111.Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said that 78 cases were detected in East Khasi Hills which i..

Two political parties in Mizoram to merge

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Sep 20 :  Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) and People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) have decided to merge soon. The former is a 45 years old party while the latter was a corruption..

Tripura worst in Covid death rate 6 NE States' recovery rate below National average

Agartala/Aizawl/Guwahati, Sep 19 Tripura figures in the bottom of Covid-19 death rate, while six of the eight North Eastern States' recovery rates are less than the National average of 78.86 per cent, Union Health Ministry data revealed on Friday.According to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Tripura topped the death ratio among the eight North Eastern States in terms of Covid-19 cases with 1.09 per cent, followed by Sikkim (0.97 per cent), Meghalaya (0.71), ..

NSCN (IM) rejects media report on Muivah

GUWAHATI, Sep 19The NSCN (IM) has rejected the “manipulative manner of media report” targeting its general secretary Th Muivah to question his sincerity and commitment.It also condemned the Indian intelligence agencies for allegedly connecting..

JFA mourns deaths of scribes due to COVID-19

NET News DeskGUWAHATI, Sep 19 : Journalists across India continue to die of Covid-19 as they are playing the role of corona-warriors after practicing doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police personnel, etc. Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expr..

Two more succumb to infection, death toll rises to 36 in Meghalaya

Two more succumb to infection, death toll rises to 36 in Meghalaya..

Separate flag, Constitution must for solution : NSCN (IM)

GUWAHATI, Sep 18 The NSCN (I-M) on Friday reiterated that the Naga National flag and Yehzabo (Constitution) must form a part of the Indo-Naga political solution for the Naga deal to qualify as honourable and acceptable.The NSCN (I-M) and the Government of India are engaged in talks for last more than 21 years to resolve the Naga issue.A joint council meeting of the NSCN/GPRN (Government of People’s Republic of Nagalim) held at its central headquarters Hebron also resolved that the Government ..

Naga Hoho, Naga Mothers' Association serve legal notice

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Sep 18: The Naga Hoho and Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) said on Friday that they had issued a legal notice through their lawyer to one Anandita Singh, a research scholar at Centre for North East Studies, Benaras Hindu U..

NSCN-IM likely to soon start formal talks with Centre

Guwahati, Sep 16  Naga rebel group NSCN-IM is likely to soon start formal peace talks with the Union Government, after a series of informal talks with Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials in Delhi over the past one month. NSCN-IM chairman Q Tuccu, vice president Tongmeth Wangnao and 13 others had joined general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah in the ongoing informal talks.“We will soon wrap up the informal talks and start formal talks. Our chairman Q. Tuccu along with other leaders will also ..

Myanmar yet to share info of operation against NE militants

GUWAHATI, Sep 15Even after one and half years since the Myanmar Army’s operation against the North East-based militant groups in the neighbouring country, India is yet to get details of the operation.Highly placed security sources informed that the ..

NSCN (I-M) team joins Muivah in Delhi

DIMAPUR, Sep 15 (NPN) A 15-member NSCN (I-M) delegation led by its chairman, Q Tuccu and vice president Tongmeth Wangnao left for Delhi on Monday.The delegation took the Dimapur-Imphal flight and left for Delhi via Imphal.Highly placed sources said that t..

Khandu positive

Itanagar, Sep 15 : Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and is presently in home isolation in New Delhi. "I have undergone Covid test RT-PCR and have tested positive for Covid-19. I am asymptoma..

FNR urges NSCN-IM and NNPGs to meet and explore workable mechanism

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Sep 14: The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), in a press release on Monday, urged leaders of the  NNPGs and the NSCN (IM)  to meet and explore a workable mechanism of cooperation around the ‘Competencies̵..

Sangma’s pilot car meets with accident on way to Shillong from Imphal Four cops in car hurt in mishap

SHILLONG Sep 13 The pilot car of Meghalaya Power Minister James K Sangma, who tested positive for COVID-19 during a Rapid Antigen Test at Imphal on Saturday, met with an accident at Nagaon in Assam on his return journey to Shillong.The accident took place early morning on Sunday.Four of the Constables, who were in the Meghalaya Minister’s pilot car, were injured in the accident.Confirming the news, Nagaon Superintendent of Police Gaurav Abhijit Dilip told Northeast Now, “The accident took ..

Solution will not wait for anyone : NNPGs

DIMAPUR, Sep 11 (EMN)Following its meeting with the Centre's Interlocutor, RN Ravi in Chumoukedima on September 10, the Working Committee of NNPG has stated that the desire of the Govenment of India (GoI) and the Naga people is for one solution only and t..

Toll now at 16

Shillong, Sep 6: Meghalaya registered 88 more cases of COVID-19 and the demise of an elderly person on Sunday, who tested positive for the virus, taking the total COVID-19 active cases to 1,433 and the death toll to 16.Director of Health Services (MI), Dr..

Report sensationalised, claims NSCN (IM)

DIMAPUR, Sep 6: On the news report headlined “NSCN-IM: Nagas ready for fresh war”, the NSCN-IM has clarified on Sunday that The Telegraph has “sensationalized” the report, reports NNN.“It is understood that The Telegraph has ..

Community transmission has begun in Meghalaya : Dy CM

SHILLONG, Sep 5 Months after the novel coronavirus surfaced in the North East, it seems to have finally reached a "community transmission" phase in Meghalaya Guwahati: Months after the novel coronavirus surfaced in the Northeast Indian region, it seems to..

Cops probe alleged abduction of 5 ArP men by China's PLA

Itanagar, Sep 5 Arunachal Pradesh police has launched a probe following reports that five people, who had gone hunting in a forest in Upper Subansiri district on the Sino-India border, were allegedly kidnapped by the Chinese military, a senior official sa..

Post-Covid deaths rising in Assam : Sarma

Guwahati, Sep 4Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in Assam, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said deaths after treatment for coronavirus infection are also rising. He said though there is no clear data, the Government estimates that many who have been treated for COVID-19 and who showed negative results went on to develop complications like fibrosis, adding they had to return to hospitals.A majority among a thousand people are estimated to have died due to post-COVID-19 complications, but ..

2 more BJP MPs, AGP MLA test positive in Assam

Guwahati, Sep 4Two more Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MPs and an Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MLA have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Assam, officials said on Thursday.BJP MP Topon Kumar Gogoi, who represents Jorhat Constituency, tested..

Mizoram reports 6 fresh cases

Newmai News NetworkAIZAWL, Sep 4: At least 6 people, including 2 security personnel, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the State's tally to 1,046, an official report said on Friday.According to the report, ..

Nagas ready for fresh ‘war,’ asserts NSCN (IM)

Guwahati, Sep 3 The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) has said the Nagas are ready to “fight another war” if their political rights and history are not respected and that the Naga issue will remain India’s Achilles heel if the Centre or its Interlocutor is “trying to misinterpret” the prevailing situation or act clever.The August edition of the outfit’s bi-monthly news bulletin, Nagalim Voice, carries this message in an editorial titled “Governmen..

Naga tribes have every reason to label NSCN-IM as anti-Naga: NNPGs

Kohima, Aug 31The Working Committee (WC) of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) said that the Naga people and the Naga tribes have "every reason to label NSCN (IM) as anti-Naga for misleading the Nagas for 23 years" and have given up hope on NSCN-I..

Assam wants ST status for 6 ethnic communities: CM

GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The Assam Government wants to accord Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six ethnic communities and will soon send the report of a Group of Ministers (GoM) formed to suggest the modalities to the Centre, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has ..

Kuki rebels demand Bodoland-like KTC

Guwahati, Aug 29As the Modi Government and leaders of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) continue their attempts to complete the Naga peace talks, Kuki militant outfits of Manipur have raised a demand for a Kukiland Territorial Council (KTC) to be carved out of their ancestral lands.Kuki outfits are engaged in tripartite talks with the Central Government and the Manipur Government, and want the territorial council to be modelled after the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in ..

NE heading towards acute shortage of LPG supply

GUWAHATI, Aug 28 Entire North East India may face an acute crisis of the supply of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders after the Petroleum Transporters Association of the region called for an indefinite strike starting Tuesday (August 27) against their various demands.The primary demand is the opposition of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) against an alleged conspiracy to move (IOC's) tender invitation office from Guwahati to Kolkata.The protest is also against IOC's decision to reduce the ..

Assam reports 2,036 new cases, 4 more deaths

Guwahati, Aug 28 Assam reported 2,036 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths due to the deadly virus on Thursday. With the new cases, the State confirmed cases tally has now mounted to 98,807.Of the total fresh cases, 481 cases were reported in Guwaha..

6th Schedule for ArP ?

ITANAGAR, Aug 28The Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Community Confederation (APACC) has applauded the State Government’s decision to bring the State under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution of India further strengthening Article 371 (H) on par with Arti..

NSCN (IM) meets 14 hohos

DIMAPUR, Aug 28 (NPN)  : After the recent spate of statements over the demand for an early solution to Naga political issue, NSCN (IM) delegation led by its chairman, Q Tuccu and leaders of 14 Apex Naga Tribal Hohos of Nagaland (ANTHN) held a meeting..

UDAN focus on NE

GUWAHATI, Aug 28 : The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved 78 new routes under the fourth round of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) — Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) — to further enhance the connectivity to remote and regional areas ..

Centre firm on September deadline for Naga Accord

GUWAHATI, Aug 27 The Centre is firm on its September deadline to conclude the decades-old Naga peace talks by signing a final peace accord in which all stakeholders will be signatories.Noting that the first deadline to end the Naga talks was October 31, 2019, that was extended at the NSCN (I-M)’s request, Home Ministry sources told this newspaper the Centre will not extend the deadline further as almost all substantiative issues had been finalised. The Centre, they said, had already told the ..

Assam reports 1856 new COVID cases, tally nears 88,000

Guwahati, Aug 22Six more people died of coronavirus in Assam in last 24 hours taking the State's death toll to 227. Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "Six persons aged between 43 years and 57 years died of COVID-19 at different hospitals in the State on Friday".Assam registered 1,856 new positive cases of coronavirus, taking the total tally to 87,908.Out of the fresh cases, 433 cases have been reported from Kamrup (Metro) district, 150 cases detected in Dibrugarh district, 143 cases ..

KAS concerned over status of inclusion of Khasi and Garo in 8th Schedule

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Aug 21: The demand to include Khasi and Garo languages in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution is gathering dust, with no progress being visible or made known.The Khasi Authors’ Society (KAS) which has been aggres..

Section 144 CrPC imposed in Haluapara to trace contacts

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Aug 21: After two people tested positive for COVID-19 at Haluapara locality in Resubelpara, the District Magistrate of North Garo Hills in Meghalaya has promulgated an order under Section 144 CrPC so as to allow the process of..

NTC ridicules demand to remove Interlocutor

Guwahati, Aug 20 Days after the Naga armed political group NSCN (IM) sought removal of Nagaland Governor RN Ravi as the Interlocutor of the Naga peace talks, a leading Naga civil society organisation has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to consider such a move as it would derail the progress already been made so far.In a letter addressed to PM Modi, The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) stated that the demand to remove Mr Ravi was being made without assessing the reality of the progress already ..

Tally surges to 82,201 Over 3,000 cops test positive in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 19Over 3,000 personnel of Assam Police have tested positive for Covid-19 and eight personnel have died.Additional Director General of Police (Headquarter) GP Singh said 3,005 police personnel of the State have tested positive and out of them..

NPF withdraws from legislators' forum on Naga peace issue

KOHIMA, Aug 19The opposition NPF has withdrawn from the Joint Legislators Forum (JLF) on the Naga political issue, stating that it has failed to make any progress to resolve the imbroglio. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Naga Peoples Front (NPF..

Manipur set for extremely heavy rains

GUWAHATI, Aug 18Parts of North East India are set to witness widespread rainfall activity over the next 3-4 days starting Tuesday, August 18, with isolated extremely heavy falls likely on August 19 and 20.According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon trough currently lies south of its normal position, and it will remain active for the next 3-4 days. Furthermore, a fresh low pressure system is on the verge of forming over northern Bay of Bengal around August 19, and it could become ..

NSCN (IM) pledges to defend Naga issue

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 18 : Steering Committee (SC), which is the highest decision making body of the NSCN-IM, asserted on Tuesday that it will take “our stand” to defend the Naga political issue at all cost.A statement issued by Maj...

Naga Hoho lauds Deve Gowda

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 18 : The Naga Hoho has expressed its appreciation to former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda for "his wisdom and understanding" of the Naga political issue.The Naga Hoho in a statement on Tuesday said that it appreciated the fo..

Meghalaya Health Department calms fears of community spread

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Aug 18 :  Meghalaya Health Department sought to calm fears of community spread of Covid-19 on Tuesday, with Director of Health Services Dr Aman Warr stating that the COVID-19 positive results are still below the requisite..

Pigs test positive of ASF in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, Aug 18:  Two clinical laboratory samples of pigs from East Jaiñtia Hills district were tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF). The death of pigs was reported from Synrang Shahkhain village (Rymbai) and Wapungskur Village of East..

PM Modi has mandated IB to carry on talks, claims NSCN (IM)

Guwahati, Aug 17Blaming Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, who is also the Government’s Interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, for creating an “imbroglio” in the peace process, the NSCN-IM said Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given the mandate of continuing discussions to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and added that the move did not mean the peace process had been downgraded.A statement by the NSCN-IM — the largest Naga group among those engaging with the Centre — ..

RS MP spells out plans for adopted village

SHILLONG, Aug 17 Member of Rajya Sabha, Rakesh Sinha, who announced adoption of Kongthong village from August 15 and work towards its development as a model village and a tourist attraction, has dreams of transforming this sleepy village to a bustling hub of economic activities without having to dilute its pristine homogenous culture and ethos. In an exclusive interview to The Shillong Times, Prof Sinha talked about his vision and action plans for Kongthong and dwelt on what retards pace of development ..

Nagas won't merge with India; separate flag, Constitution must : Muivah 74th Naga I-Day observed all over

Kolkata, Aug 14 Reiterating its position that there can be no "honourable solution" to the Naga Peace talks without a separate flag and a Constitution, National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) chief Th Muivah on Friday said Nagas will "not merge with India".In his annual 'Naga Independence Day' address, Muivah said, "Nagas will co-exist with India sharing sovereign powers as agreed in the Framework Agreement and defined in the competencies. But they will not merge with India."The Naga people ..

‘No community spread’

DIMAPUR, Aug 13 : Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio stated on Thursday that there is no community transmission in the State till date, reports NNN. The Chief Minister informed this in the Assembly during the one-day sixth session of the 13th Nagaland Le..

African Swine Fever confirmed in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Aug 13 : The Government of Meghalaya on Thursday confirmed that the death of 24 pigs in the State was due to African Swine Fever. State Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong who also is in charge of the Animal Husbandry and ..

District and Sessions Court inaugurated in Khliehriat

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Aug 12: A plaque to mark the separation of the Judiciary from the Executive was unveiled along with the inauguration of the court of the District and Sessions Judge in Khliehriat by the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, J..

Nagaland reports 87 fresh cases of COVID-19

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 12: Nagaland reported 87 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the tally to to 3118.According to Health minister Pangnyu Phom, “87 new +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 614 samples tested”.H..

New guidelines for East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi issued

Newmai News NetworkSHILLONG, Aug 12:  Mindful of the rising number of cases of Covid-19 in East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi, the administration has issued new rules for individuals arriving from the two districts.The new guidelines said that all persons ..

Naga peace talks to conclude by September

Guwahati, Aug 10The Centre has decided to conclude the decades-old peace talks with the NSCN (I-M) and NNPGs (Naga National Political Groups) in Nagaland by September this year, for which a process of thrashing out differences over some of the minor rhetorical issues will start next week in meetings in New Delhi between the collective leadership of the NSCN (I-M) and the Prime Minister’s special envoy for Naga talks RN Ravi, who is also the Governor of Nagaland.Saying that the Prime Minister’s ..

NE virtual poetry reading and singing competition results declared

Guwahati, Aug 9 The results of the Northeast India regional level virtual 'Poetry Reading and Singing' competition organised by Guwahati Grand Poetry Festival in association with Kamata Foundation, a charity organisation, was declared today..

Total lockdown lifted in Kohima

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 8:  The total lockdown has been lifted in Kohima since Saturday (August 8) after 14 days.It can be mentioned that the total lockdown was promulgated in the State capital on July 25 after the spike in the number of COVI..

Peace talk : ‘Final settlement’ to be inked by I-Day ?

Guwahati, Aug 7If reports are to be believed, the Central Government is keen to ink a final deal with the Naga stakeholders by August 15 (Independence Day).According to reports, the Centre has invited representatives of the Isaak-Muivah faction of the Nat..

NSCN (IM) takes part in UNPO session

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 5: The NSCN-IM stated on Wednesday that it participated in the XV General Assembly of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) held at Washington DC (USA) that started from July 31 to August 2, 2020.“..

Meghalaya reports 22 new cases of COVID-19

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Aug 5 :  Meghalaya on Wednesday recorded 22 new Covid-19 cases, the Health department informed.Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman Warr informed that in the last 24-hours, Meghalaya recorded 22 fresh COVID- 19 cases out of which 19 civilians are from East Khasi Hills, one Border Security Force (BSF) personnel is from West Garo Hills and another two civilians are from South West Garo Hills.Dr. Warr also informed that of the 19 cases in East Khasi Hills, 16 are ..

Nagaland tense at 2405 cases

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 4 : The COVID-19 situation in Nagaland is alarmingly grim as positive cases of the disease are increasing manifold in the past few days.On Tuesday, the State reported 276 fresh cases of COVID-19. Out of the new cases, 187 a..

Nagaland tallies 2129

DIMAPUR, Aug 3: Nagaland reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Monday with the detection of 194 fresh cases, reports NNN.This has taken the State’s COVID-19 tally past the 2000-mark. Nagaland has, till date, reported 2129 cases ..

Modi Cabinet expansion Names of Himanta, Leishemba, Agatha from North East do the round

GUWAHATI, Aug 2With speculations rife that Narendra Modi Cabinet will be expanded in the first half of August, three names from the North East are doing the round for Ministerial berths.According to a media report, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, former Union Minister Agatha Sangma and Manipur’s titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba are strong contenders for Ministerial berths in the Modi Cabinet.The report quoted party sources as saying that the expansion is most likely to take place ..

FA set to complete five years on Aug 3 NSCN (IM) goes ballistic against RN Ravi

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 2: The Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM completes five years on August 3, 2020. However, uncertainty prevails.To coincide with the 5th anniversary of the Framework Agreement, the NS..

Mizoram tallies 468

AIZAWL, Aug 2 : Mizoram reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with the detection of 55 cases, reports NNN.According to the Health Department, with the latest cases, Mizoram has so far reported 468 cases of COVID-19. The State r..

Greta donates Rs 87 lakh towards flood relief in NE & B'desh

GUWAHATI, Jul 29 Greta Thunberg, the teen climate activist who rose to prominence with an impassioned plea to world leaders at the UN's Climate Action Summit, has now come to the rescue of the flood-ravaged countries of India and Bangladesh. Greta on Tuesday took to her twitter handle to announce that she would donate funds worth €100,000 (87.74 lakh Indian rupees) to multiple organizations that are currently conducting relief efforts in the flood-hit regions of North East India and Bangladesh. ..

Prime accused in 2015 Paraolon ambush NSCN (K) expels Dy C-in-C Niki Sumi

Guwahati, Jul 29The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) on Wednesday expelled its three senior leaders including the deputy commander in chief self-styled Lt Gen Niki Sumi for allegedly taking part in unauthorized meetings and financial anomalie..

Hoho questions areas of truce pact

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jul  29 : The Naga Hoho has submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urging a clarification on the progress and position of the Framework Agreement which was signed between the NSCN (IM) and the ..

Tripura leads

GUWAHATI, Jul 28 (ET) : As the development works under Smart City Mission are gaining pace in Agartala, its performance has been ranked at top amongst 10 Smart Cities in the North Eastern Region.Tripura Government claimed that the success of Agartala Smar..

Nagaland totals 1460

DIMAPUR, Jul 28 : Nagaland recorded a huge spike of COVID-19 on Tuesday with the detection of 75 fresh cases, reports NNN. This is the second highest number of cases of COVID-19. The State reported 90 cases on July 23. According to Nagaland Health Ministe..

Rs 12.44 crore disbursed as COVID-19 advance by EPFO, Guwahati

EPFO, Regional Office, Guwahati has disbursed non-refundable Covid-19 advance to the tune of Rs 12.44 Crore to 5697 EPF members to enable them to deal with Covid-19 induced financial exigencies during the month of March to June, 2020...

Nagaland COVID-19 situation getting grim Many from outside QCs test positive

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jul 27 : The COVID-19 situation in Nagaland is getting grim with each passing day as more and more positive cases are being reported from outside the quarantine centres.On Monday, 10 more COVID-19 cases were reported from outsi..