North-East

  • NSCN (IM) condoles 
    Hebron, June 2 (MExN): The NSCM (IM) has mourned the untimely demise of ‘Lieutenant (Posthumous) Hamaya Shimrang of General Headquarters (GHq), Naga Army from Somdal village under Wung Tangkhul Region (WTR) on June 1. He was 35.  Late Shamang joined the service on December 1, 1999 and served the Naga nation with unwavering patriotism until his demise, informed a condolence note issued by MIP, NSCN/GPRN.The void created by his demise is deeply felt and would be difficult to f
  • Over 3.50 lakh returnees take COVID-19 cases in NE India to 2156
    Guwahati/Agartala/Aizawl, June 2 (IANS): The return of 3.50 lakh natives from south and north India has led to a surge in coronavirus cases in the eight northeastern states to 2,156, including 1,623 active cases till Tuesday night, ministers and officials said. Of the eight states of the NE region, only Mizoram was the COVID-19 free state until Monday, but 12 youths including 11 girls, tested positive for nCoV on Tuesday after they arrived in Aizawl from Delhi and Kolkata. Ac
  • Tea gardens in Jorhat showing interest to engage returnees: Official
    Jorhat, June 2 (PTI):  Most tea garden owners in Jorhat district of Assam have shown interest in engaging migrant workers who have returned to the state in the wake of the lockdown, following talks with the local authorities which are looking for avenues to provide employment opportunities to these people, an official said on Tuesday. The district administration is aiming at providing jobs to around 1,000 returnees in the first phase, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni Aparanji Kor
  • Tripura Board postpones pending Class 10, 12 exams again
    Agartala, June 2 (PTI): The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) has postponed the pending papers of Class 10 and 12 board exams supposed to start from June 5 in view of lockdown in containment zones till June 30, a board official said. This is for the second time that the exams have been postponed in the state after the announcement of the lockdown. President of the TBSE Bhabatosh Saha told reporters on Monday, the board had in May rescheduled the examinations in consultat
  • Mizoram woman dies after falling from 'Shramik Special' train in West Bengal's Malda
    Malda, June 2 (PTI): A 26-year-old woman died on Tuesday after falling from a running 'Shramik Special' train in West Bengal's Malda district, officials said. Vanlal Manghai Juwali, who hailed from Mizoram, was returning home on the train that was coming from Mumbai and going to Nagaland, they said. Juwali was standing by the door of the compartment and fell from the running train as she dozed off, said Bhaskar Pradhan, inspector in-charge of GRP at Malda Town. The inc
  • COVID-19: Delhi returnee tests positive in Arunachal Pradesh
    Itanagar, June 2 (PTI):  A 36-year-old woman who had returned to Arunachal Pradesh from Delhi tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday in Lohit district, where the first positive case was detected on April 1, a health official said. With this, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in the state rose to 23, including 22 active cases. The woman, wife of an Indo Tibetan Border police (ITBP) officer, was in an institutional quarantine centre after arriving from Delhi in
  • NFR unloads more than 1300 rakes essentials during lockdown 
    To maintain supply of essential and other commodities in its jurisdiction   Guwahati, June 2 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has already operated more than 1300 inbound freight trains during the lockdown period from March 25 to May 31, an official release informed.    Goods like FCI rice, Sugar, Salt, Edible oil, Food grains, Fodder, Pulses, Fertilizer, Cement, Coal, Stone chips, Iron/Steal, Potato, Onion, Auto, Container etc were being transport
  • 102 new COVID-19 cases in Tripura, total rises to 423
    Agartala, June 2 (PTI): The number of COVID-19 cases in Tripura rose to 423, with 102 people testing positive for coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. They said 173 people have recovered from COVID-19 and have been discharged from hospital.   Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb urged people of the state to follow government instructions and cooperate with authorities as the number of COVID-19 cases are rising.   He said all the 102 people who tested po
  • 12 people test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram
    Aizawl, Jun 2 (PTI): Twelve people who recently returned from Delhi and Kolkata have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Mizoram, an official said on Tuesday. The state had earlier reported only one COVID-19 case on March 24. The first patient was discharged from hospital on May 9 after he recovered.   Ten out of the 12 new cases were Delhi returnees, while two have returned from Kolkata recently. Their sample results came on Monday night, Health Department spo
  • 20 dead in Assam landslides
    SILCHAR, JUNE 2 (IANS): At least 20 people, including three children, were killed in three separate landslides in southern Assam on Tuesday, officials said.   According to the district administration officials, among the dead seven each were reported from each in Cachar and Hailakandi, and six from Karimganj.   Several others were also injured.   Officials said that in Cachar district's Jaypur, Tajim Uddin Laskar and his his three daughters and thre
  • Seven new COVID-19 cases in Manipur, total reaches 78
    Imphal, June 1 (PTI): Seven migrant workers who recently returned to Manipur have tested positive for COVID- 19, taking the total number cases in the state to 78, officials said on Monday. In Senapati district a 17-year-old and 26-year-old who had returned from Chennai tested positive while in Bishunpur district two persons who had returned from Uttar Pradesh also tested positive for coronavirus, a statement issued by COVID- 19 Common Control Room said.   All necessary
  • Arunachal Pradesh rolls out long term policy for developing health infrastructure
    Itanagar, June 1 (PTI): The Arunachal Pradesh government has initiated a long-term policy for developing robust health infrastructure in the state to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Monday. The government has decided to utilize funds under North East Special Infrastructure Development (NESID) and North East Council for upgrading the states health sector, he said.   "A long-term policy for robust infrastructure and facilities for all
  • 45 new COVID-19 cases in Assam, tally 1384
    Guwahati, Jun 1 (PTI): Forty-five more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Assam, taking the number of cases to 1,384 on Monday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.   There are 1,192 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the state, while 185 people have recovered and three migrated to others states.   The new COVID-19 cases were reported from nine districts.   "Alert ~ 23 new cases of #COVID19+. 11 Barpeta,
  • 22 more test positive for COVID-19 in Assam; total cases rise to 1,361
    Guwahati, June 1 (PTI): Assam has reported 22 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infected to 1,361, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday. Fourteen fresh cases were reported from Dibrugarh district, four from Dhemaji, three from Tinsukia and one from Charaideo, he said.   Assam currently has 1,169 active COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment in different hospitals across the state.   A total of 185 people h
  • Manipur to increase number of health workers
    Newmai News Network IMPHAL | MAY 31 Manipur Health minister L Jayantakumar said on Sunday that there may be inadequate number of health workers and supporting staff at the quarantine centres in Manipur but the State government is trying its level best to increase the number of health workers and supporting staff at the earliest so as to enable proper functioning of such centres.   L Jayantakumar said this while visiting quarantine centres to curb the outbreak of COVI
  • Mizoram extends lockdown till June 30
    Aizawl, May 31 (PTI): The Mizoram government on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown for another one month till June 30. The state government also issued new guidelines for the fifth phase of the lockdown with special emphasis on social distancing and maintenance of strict vigilance along the international and inter-state borders, which will come into effect from Monday.   Mizoram is regarded as a green zone and it became COVID-19 free state after its lone patient recov
  • 1,436 stranded people return to Mizoram from Delhi & other north Indian cities
    Aizawl, May 31 (PTI): At least 1,436 Mizos stranded in Delhi and other north Indian cities returned to Mizoram on Sunday, officials said. An official statement said that the stranded people arrived at Bairabi railway station on the Mizoram-Assam border in the early hours of Sunday.   Of the 1,436 returnees, 597 belonged to Aizawl district, 106 to Champhai district, 235 to Siaha district, 110 to Lunglei district, 117 to Lawngtlai district, 90 to Kolasib district, 60 to M
  • Arunachal govt officer held in land compensation scam
    Itanagar, May 31 (PTI): An additional deputy commissioner (ADC) level officer of the Arunachal Pradesh government and another person were arrested for their alleged involvement in a multi-crore land compensation scam in Anjaw district bordering China, police said on Sunday. The sleuths of Special Investigation Cell (SIC) of the state police arrested Sode Potom, who is currently posted as the ADC of Likabali in Lower Siang district, on Saturday.   Potom was allegedly inv
  • 11 people who returned to Tripura from Chennai test COVID-19 positive
    Agartala, May 31 (PTI): Eleven people who returned to Tripura from Chennai recently tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases in the state to 282, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Sunday. Of the total cases, 172 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals, officials said.   The chief minister said, "810 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Tripura since last night, out of which 11 were found positive. All of them had ret
  • 9 more test positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, tally rises to 71
    Imphal, May 31 (PTI): Nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 71, an official said on Sunday.   The new cases were reported from Ukhrul district (3), Imphal East (2), Kangpokpi (2) and one each from Imphal West and Noney, a statement issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room said.   All the new patients were "stable", it said, adding that necessary containment measures and contact t