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Assam government ready for the talks with Paresh Baruah-led ULFA-I, says minister

GUWAHATI — The Assam government is ready for talks with Paresh Baruah-led United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I), minister Pijush Hazarika said on Monday. “Even after signing a peace agreement with the pro-talks camp, the Barua-...

12 Feb 2024

6 NLFT militants flee their Bangladeshi camps, surrender in Tripura with arms

AGARTALA —  Six hardcore cadres of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) fled from their Bangladesh camps and surrendered to security officials in the state on Friday. They also deposited arms and ammunition including two Chinese ...

10 Feb 2024

Assam Cabinet to discuss UCC bill

GUWAHATI —  Assam government will soon come up with a bill to introduce Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state and a Cabinet meeting in this regard was called on Saturday to discuss the matter. State irrigation minister Jayanta Malla Baruah told re...

10 Feb 2024

Assam CM, Sonowal discuss LS polls preparedness

NEW DELHI/GUWAHATI — Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met the Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and discussed the preparedness of the party for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the state. The meeting between the two politicians took place in...

07 Feb 2024

Opposition leaders forced to switch to BJP for development politics — Assam Minister

GUWAHATI— As many leaders form the Congress and other parties have switched to BJP in Assam recently, the state Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Pijush Hazarika claimed that opposition leaders were forced to join the saffron camp due to the imme...

07 Feb 2024

Arunachal Pradesh cabinet nod to two new districts

ITANAGAR, FEB 6 (PTI) — The cabinet of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu approved the creation of two new districts for ease of administration, a senior official said on Tuesday. The decision to create the new districts was taken during ...

06 Feb 2024

Manipur education officials tender apology over CBSE affiliation row

IMPHAL – Three senior officers from Manipur Education Department, who were suspended on January 12, have reportedly furnished written apologies for “irregularity in issuing no-objection certificates (NOCs)” to schools in Churachandpur a...

06 Feb 2024

Northeast LPG cylinder carriers of IOC go on indefinite strike

GUWAHATI — LPG cylinder transporters of Indian Oil Corporation on Wednesday went on an indefinite strike for the second time in less than two months, alleging pending dues and low rates in recently floated tenders. An IOC official, however, termed ...

31 Jan 2024

Government health schemes face hurdles in restive Manipur

IMPHAL — Central and state’s health schemes are facing severe challenges, including financial constraints and operational hurdles in Manipur affecting the possible beneficiaries, especially the ethnic violence affected people. Both the Pradhan Ma...

30 Jan 2024

Land dispute: APO serves ultimatum to Mao Council

DIMAPUR — The Angami Public Organisation (APO) has issued an ultimatum to the Mao Council over the “Kezoltsa/Kozirü/Kozin” land dispute between the Mao Council, Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) and the Maram tribe. Among others, it a...

25 Jan 2024

Abolishing Free Movement Regime along Indo-Myanmar border violates Naga people’s rights, says NSCN (IM)

DIMAPUR — The NSCN (IM) on Wednesday voiced a strong opposition to the move of Indian government to abolish the Free Movement Regime (FMR) along the Indo-Myanmar border, stating that it violates the Naga people’s rights and further divides them. ...

24 Jan 2024

‘File as many cases you can’, Rahul dares Assam CM

Read below: ‘Extremely unsafe situation’: Kharge writes to Shah on Rahul Gandhi’s security in Assam GUWAHATI — A say after the Guwahati Police registered a case against him and other Congress leaders for allegedly provoking a mob, Rah...

24 Jan 2024

Want to make Manipur peaceful, harmonious again — Rahul

SENAPATI — The Congress stands with the people of Manipur and wants to make the state peaceful and harmonious again, former party chief Rahul Gandhi said on Monday as he interacted with the people on the second day of his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. St...

16 Jan 2024

Suspected Kuki militants kill 4 villagers in Manipur

IMPHAL — Suspected Kuki militants killed four villagers, including a father and his son, in Manipur’s Churachandpur district, police said on Thursday. A police official in Imphal said that the four villagers from Akasoi village in Bishnupur distr...

11 Jan 2024

‘Time card’ system introduced on NH-39 stretch in Karbi Anglong

DIMAPUR — Given the significant surge in road accidents along NH-39 between Bokajan and Barpathar in Karbi Anglong district, the district road safety committee has decided to implement a ‘Time card’ system from Sarihajan to Silonijan. The ‘Ti...

05 Jan 2024

3 thatch houses reduced to ashes in fire at Dilai

DIMAPUR — Three thatch houses were reduced to ashes in a fire incident that occurred on Monday around 2 pm at Dilai area in Karbi Anglong district, Assam, bordering Nagaland. However, there was no report of any human casualty. Sub-inspector Martin ...

20 Nov 2023

Moderate rainfall likely in Nagaland, NE states — IMD

DIMAPUR — Light to moderate rainfall is very likely at several places in Nagaland and other north eastern states of India over the next few days, as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD, in its All India Weather Summary and Forec...

25 Oct 2023

Manipur blast: NIA arrests one from Assam

SILCHAR (ASSAM) — The National Investigation Agency (NIA), in a joint operation with the Assam Police, has arrested an individual from Cachar for his alleged involvement in Manipur bomb blast, officials said on Tuesday. The individual, identified a...

17 Oct 2023

Manipur: CBI files charge sheet in naked parade of tribal women

NEW DELHI — The CBI on Monday filed a charge sheet against six people and a juvenile in connection with two tribal women being paraded naked in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district in May this year. A video of the incident, which surfaced in July thi...

16 Oct 2023

Indian government extends AFSPA in Arunachal and Nagaland for 6 months

KOHIMA/ITANAGAR — The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, (AFSPA) in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland for another six months beginning from October 1. The MHA in a notification said that t...

27 Sep 2023

Manipur Assembly adjourned sine die following ruckus by Congress MLAs

The much-anticipated single-day session of the Manipur Assembly was adjourned sine die by Speaker Thokchom Satyabrata Singh within an hour after the proceedings began as Congress MLAs created a ruckus in the House IMPHAL — The much-anticipated sing...

29 Aug 2023

26 killed as under-construction railway bridge collapses in Mizoram

AIZAWL — At least 26 workers were killed and two others injured after an under-construction railway bridge collapsed near mountainous Sairang area of Mizoram on Wednesday, officials said. According to railway and police officials, 22 bodies have be...

23 Aug 2023

Uneven distribution of rainfall affects crop yields across NE states

GUWAHATI/AGARTALA — Manipur and Mizoram witnessed deficient monsoon rainfall due to the lack of rain-bearing clouds and monsoon troughs from the Bay of Bengal while the remaining northeastern states, including Himalayan state Sikkim, recorded norma...

22 Aug 2023

United Naga Council opposes claims made by Kuki-Zo community in Manipur

DIMAPUR — The United Naga Council (UNC) has expressed opposition to claims made by the Kuki-Zo community in several of its statements and memoranda, especially on matter related to “the land”, terming it as “fabricated” and “tantamount to...

22 Aug 2023

NSCN (IM) delegation meets Mishra

DIMAPUR — The eight-member delegation of the NSCN (IM) led by General Secretary Th. Muivah met with the government of India’s interlocutor for Naga peace talks, AK Mishra on Monday. The NSCN (IM) team reached the national capital on August 18 to ...

21 Aug 2023
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