North-East

  • NE RPF seize contraband valued at Rs 4 cr, rescue 103 children in 1 yr
    GUWAHATI, JANUARY 19 (IANS): The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) have seized narcotics and contraband items worth around Rs four crore and rescued 103 minor children from being trafficked, in the past one year, officials said on Tuesday. The Chief Public Relations Officer of the NFR Subhanan Chanda said that the RPF of the railways has also been in the forefront in rescuing the runaway, destitute and trafficked children as 103 minor children w
  • Arunachal urges Centre to help develop border areas
    Itanagar, January 18 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Monday requested the Centre to help the state develop its border areas to prevent the migration of locals who act as deterrence against "foreign misadventure". Mein, while virtually attending the pre-budget meeting of all states and Union territories with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, stressed the need to develop the border areas the state shares with China, Myanmar and Bhutan.
  • Cong's 12-hour shutdown call evokes partial response in Tripura
    Agartala, January 18 (IANS): The 12-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress in Tripura on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on the state's party president Pijush Biswas by "BJP goons", evoked a partial response. Police officials said that no major untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the state except a clash between the Congress and the ruling BJP supporters in western Tripura's Teliamura in Khowai district. Police arrested around 3
  • Editor’s Guild of India flays detention 
    Dimapur, January 18 (MExN): The Editor’s Guild of India (EGI) has demanded immediate release of a writer and two editors of The Frontier Manipur, an Imphal-based online news portal and called the arrest “shocking and worrying.”  The trio was reportedly arrested by the police on Sunday on sedition and terror-related charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). “EGI believes that till the police is not nuanced
  • 2 Manipur scribes released from detention
    Imphal, January  18 (PTI): A day after detaining two journalists for sedition following the publication of an article "endorsing revolutionary ideologies" on their news portal, the Manipur police on Monday released them as they admitted that it was published due to oversight, an officer said. The police had also booked Executive Editor Paojel Chaoba and Editor-in-chief Dhiren Sadokpam of The Frontier Manipur online news portal under the Unlawful Activities Prevention
  • No side effects of COVID-19 vaccine reported so far in Manipur: CM Biren Singh
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 18 There has been no report of any side effect regarding the COVID-19 vaccine since the start of vaccination drive in Manipur on January 16,  Chief Minister N Biren Singh informed today.  Addressing media persons at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday, Singh said that the Government had been closely monitoring the vaccination programme held throughout the State and considering all necessary criteria to be taken up befor
  • CBI arrests 2 more officials in Northeast Frontier Railway bribery case
    New Delhi, January 18 (PTI): Widening the net in one of the biggest bribe-trap cases, the CBI has arrested two more senior officials of the Northeast Frontier Railway who were involved with the chief administrative officer (construction) in allegedly seeking Rs one crore from a Guwahati-based firm for granting favours in awarding lucrative contracts to it, officials said on Monday. The agency arrested Deputy Chief Engineer Hem Chand Borah and Assistant Executive Engineer Laxmi Kant
  • Mizoram reports 1 new COVID-19 case
    Aizawl, January 18 (PTI): A 32-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state''s tally to 4,323, an official said on Monday. The pregnant woman was found to be COVID-positive at a hospital in Aizawl before the delivery. It is yet to ascertain how the woman, a resident of the Kolasib district, got infected, the official said. There are 79 active cases in the state at present, while 4,235 people have recovered from COVID-19. Mizoram has repor
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports 3 new COVID-19 cases
    Itanagar, January 18 (PTI):   Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 tally mounted to 16,811 on Monday as three more persons tested positive for the infection, a senior official said. Two new cases were detected from Tawang and one from West Kameng district respectively, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Barring one, all the new cases are asymptomatic, he said, adding that two fresh cases were detected through rapid antigen tests while one was diagn
  • CRPF's 'Rakshita' for insurgency-hit areas
    New Delhi, January 18 (IANS): From Monday onwards, 'Rakshita' -- a bike ambulance developed indigenously -- will save lives of injured CRPF personnel deputed in remote and inhospitable areas like the Maoist-hit states or insurgency affected Northeast regions of the country. Carefully custom built to the needs of emergency evacuation, 'Rakshita' is built on a Royal Enfield Classic 350CC bike. It comes with a quick fit in and fit out casualty evacuation seat (CSE) t
  • Fresh prohibitory orders in East Khasi Hills
    Newmai News Network SHILLONG | January 17 The East Khasi Hills district administration on Sunday issued prohibitory orders as well as extending the night curfew in the entire district from January 18 to 24. The prohibitory orders will be effective from 5 am to 11 pm while the night curfew will be effective from 11 pm to 5 am every day.   The order was issued to put in place preventive measures and awareness, to identify and take more stringent steps to ensure social distan
  • Discussion on Inner Line Permit system in Manipur
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 17 A one-day discussion on Inner Line Permit (ILP) regulation in Manipur held in Imphal on Sunday observed that the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system extended in Manipur is ‘imperfect’.  "ILP system currently extended in the state will not be able to protect the indigenous people of the state", convener of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS), YK Dhiren expressed during the discussion held at the audi
  • Cong calls Tripura shutdown to protest attack on state chief
    Agartala, January 17 (IANS): Tripura's opposition Congress has called a 12 hour shutdown on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on state party President Pijush Biswas by the "BJP goons". The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) condemned the attack but urged Congress to call off its agitation. Congress' Tripura Vice President Tapas Dey said that BJP workers, accompanied by "notorious goons", attacked Biswas in Bishalgarh in Sepehijala district
  • Robots to deliver meds to Covid patients at Assam hospital
    Guwahati, January 17 (IANS): Now robots would deliver medicines and essential services to Covid-19 patients at a hospital in Assam, officials said here on Sunday. The robots designed by the Guwahati-based Yantrabot Technologies Pvt Limited with remote controllable robotic vehicles would deliver food, medicines and other essential services to Covid-19 patients as well as patients with other extremely contagious diseases inside the isolation chambers of the quarantine facilities. A
  • Mizoram logs 8 new cases, tally rises to 4,322
    Aizawl, January 17 (PTI): Mizoram on Sunday reported eight new COVID-19 cases, taking the state''s tally to 4,322, an official said. Of the eight cases, seven were reported from Aizawl district and one from Kolasib district, he said. Six cases were confirmed at Zoram Medical College''s RT-PCR laboratory and two were detected through Rapid Antigen Test from Aizawl and Kolasib district. Mizoram now has 85 active COVID-19 cases, while 4,228 people have recovered f
  • Three children charred to death in Arunachal Pradesh
    Itanagar, January 17 (PTI): Three minor siblings, who were at their relative''s place, were charred to death when a massive fire broke out at the residence in Kamle district of Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Kabak Yani (10), Kabak Nanu (7) and Kabak Chaku (5), Deputy Commissioner Hengo Basar said. As their parents were away on Saturday, the trio were putting up at a relative''s place, he said, adding that the fi
  • 12 new cases push Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally to 13,704
    Shillong, January 17 (PTI): Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally rose to 13,704 on Sunday as 12 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The state recorded an all-time low of 148 active coronavirus cases during the day, while the total number of recoveries rose to 13,412 as 12 more people were cured of the disease, Health Services Director Aman War said. A total of 144 COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the infection in the state till now, he said.
  • Schools in Mizoram to reopen for Class 10 & 12 students from Jan 22
    Aizawl, January 17 (PTI): The Mizoram government has decided to allow reopening of schools for students of class 10 and 12 from January 22 and places of worship from February. According to the new unlock guidelines issued on Saturday schools and hostels will reopen from January 22 for students of class 10 and 12. The guidelines said churches will be allowed to open with 50 per cent sitting capacity or 200 attendees on every Saturday and Sunday noon time from first February. Ch
  • Schools in Mizoram to reopen for Class 10 & 12 students from Jan 22
    Aizawl, January 17 (PTI): The Mizoram government has decided to allow reopening of schools for students of class 10 and 12 from January 22 and places of worship from February. According to the new unlock guidelines issued on Saturday schools and hostels will reopen from January 22 for students of class 10 and 12. The guidelines said churches will be allowed to open with 50 per cent sitting capacity or 200 attendees on every Saturday and Sunday noon time from first February. Ch
  • Former Assam CM Prafulla Mahanta admitted to hospital, condition stable
    Guwahati, January 16 (PTI): Former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was admitted to a private hospital here following chest pain but his condition was ‘stable’, a hospital spokesperson said on Saturday. The 68-year old former student leader, who steered the six-year old Assam agitation against illegal migrants, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital on Friday night after he complained of chest pain and mild respiratory problem, the spokesperso