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Lok Sabha election 2024: Four candidates in fray for Outer Manipur parliamentary seat

THOUBAL — A total of four candidates are in fray for the Outer Manipur (ST) Parliamentary seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as the deadline for withdrawal of nominations ended at 3 pm on Saturday. The candidates are Alfred Kanngam S Arthur ...

30 Mar 2024

Assam govt puts petroleum retailers under ESMA ahead of strike

GUWAHATI — The Assam government on Friday brought petroleum dealers and retailers under the Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act or ESMA in view of a strike called by their association. The government also issued directives to all district ad...

29 Mar 2024

Meghalaya CM thanks PM Modi for not fielding BJP candidates

SHILLONG — Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fielding BJP candidates in two parliamentary seats in the state. The Chief Minister has been campaigning for his sister and National People’s Party...

28 Mar 2024

Dimapur-Furkating section sees increase in stone-pelting cases, say Railway police

DIMAPUR — Incidents of crime at Dimapur Railway Station are relatively low compared to other locations, but there has been a notable increase in stone-pelting cases along the Dimapur-Furkating section in 2024, according to railway officials. In Jan...

27 Mar 2024

LS polls: Multi-layer security in place along international borders with 8 N-E states

IMPHAL/AIZAWL — A multi-tier security arrangement has been put in place along the 5437-km long international borders with eight northeastern states to foil any cross-border illegal activities before and during the Lok Sabha elections. Top Army, BSF...

27 Mar 2024

Rainfall expected across northeast India— IMD

DIMAPUR — A cyclonic circulation situated over northeast Assam and nearby regions, coupled with a trough in westerlies stretching approximately along Long. 93°E to the north of Lat. 23°N in lower tropospheric levels, is expected to bring signific...

26 Mar 2024

United Naga Council appeals for rational resolution of Kezoltsa dispute

DIMAPUR — In response to the quit notice served to the Mao community by the Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) and the Angami Youth Organisation (AYO), the United Naga Council (UNC) on Thursday underscored the need for a rational approach t...

21 Mar 2024

NPF announces Kachui Timothy Zimik as its candidate for Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat

KOHIMA — The Naga People’s Front (NPF) announced Kachui Timothy Zimik as its candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha election in the Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency, putting an end to speculations. The decision was finalised during the NPF...

20 Mar 2024

Imna Along calls on Manipur Governor; underscores need to restore peace

IMPHAL — Nagaland Minister of Higher Education and Tourism, Temjen Imna Along called on Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey at the Raj Bhavan in Imphal on Thursday and discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the ongoing ethnic conflict and resto...

14 Mar 2024

2 important UNLF(P) members, including self-styled army chief, held in Manipur, say Officials

IMPHAL — Two “important” members of the banned United National Liberation Front (P) have been arrested in a joint operation carried out by the Manipur Police, NIA and CRPF, officials said on Wednesday. They said Thokchom Thoiba, a self-...

13 Mar 2024

GNF appeals for caution amid Kezoltsa dispute

DIMAPUR — The Global Naga Forum (GNF) has issued a public appeal to the Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) and Angami Public Organisation (APO) as well as the Mao Council regarding the ongoing dispute over the Kezoltsa area, urging for ‘e...

11 Mar 2024

‘Increasingly disturbed’ situation in different parts of Northeast, says Congress

NEW DELHI — As Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, the Congress on Saturday attacked the Centre over the “increasingly disturbed” situation in different parts of the Northeast, and asked why the P...

09 Mar 2024

PM inaugurates strategically-vital, world’s longest bi-lane Sela Tunnel at 13,000 feet in Arunachal Pradesh

ITANAGAR, MARCH 9 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated to the nation the strategically-crucial Sela Tunnel, constructed at a cost of Rs 825 crore, in Arunachal Pradesh. It is the world’s longest bi-lane tunnel at 13,000 fee...

09 Mar 2024

Manipur CM has agreed to relocate state security forces from disputed site, says MP Pfoze

KOHIMA — The Mao Council met with Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday in connection with the disputed site at Kezoltsa/Kozirü/Kozin and urged for the relocation of state’s security personnel to an undisputed area. Outer Manipur Lok Sa...

09 Mar 2024

Church leaders appeal for grace, sanity amid Kezoltsa deadlock

DIMAPUR — In light of the ongoing deadlock on the Kezoltsa land dispute, church leaders from the Tenyimia tribes have issued an appeal for grace and sanity to prevail. “At this juncture of the Naga crisis, we are being fragmented by unhealed diff...

08 Mar 2024

Centre fast-tracks bypass projects to decongest Indore, Guwahati

NEW DELHI — The Centre’s Network Planning Group (NPG) has fast-tracked three highway projects including a 141 km new bypass for Indore and a 64 km bypass to decongest Guwahati. The 66th meeting of the Network Planning Group (NPG) under PM Gati Sh...

01 Mar 2024

No family will remain landless in Assam, says CM Sarma

GUWAHATI — Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Tuesday that no family will be left landless in the state. Attending a ceremonial distribution of land pattas to the eligible beneficiaries of Mission Basundhara 2.0 in Majuli district, Sa...

28 Feb 2024

Assam Congress President Rana Goswami resigns, set to join BJP

GUWAHATI — Assam Congress working president Rana Goswami resigned from the party on Wednesday. He is set to join the BJP very soon. In a letter addressed to K C Venugopal, General Secretary of All India Congress Committee, Goswami wrote that he has...

28 Feb 2024

Northeast a significant partner in India’s development: Vice President Dhankhar

AIZAWL — Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said the Northeast region has been a significant partner in the country’s development. Dhankhar said that India is on the path of unprecedented progress and is currently the fifth-largest glo...

26 Feb 2024

NFR announces cancellation, diversion of several special, express and passenger trains

DIMAPUR — The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has announced cancellation and diversion of several trains in view of infrastructure developmental works — pre non-interlocking and non-interlocking works at Chaygaon and non-interlocking works a...

23 Feb 2024

Manipur tribal body protests against transfer of 100 Kuki-Zo cops to Meitei-majority areas

IMPHAL — A leading Manipur tribal body on Friday strongly protested against the transfer of more than 100 Kuki-Zo tribal police personnel to Meitei-majority areas, and sought the intervention of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the matter. The Indi...

23 Feb 2024

PM Modi virtually inaugurates Central Sanskrit University campus in Tripura

AGARTALA — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday virtually inaugurated the permanent campus of the Central Sanskrit University developed in Tripura’s Lembucherra, university officials said. Officials added that INR 100.83 crore were investe...

21 Feb 2024

Japan extends INR 12,814 crore loan for 9 infra projects in India

NEW DELHI — The Government of Japan on Tuesday committed Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan to the tune of approximately INR 12,814 crore for nine projects across various sectors in India. The notes for the agreement were exchanged between ...

20 Feb 2024

Will expel Meiteis if Mizos, Kuki-Zo are deported from Manipur: Student body

AIZAWL —The Mizo Students’ Union (MSU) on Monday warned that if any Mizos or Kuki-Zo ethnic people residing in Manipur are deported to Mizoram, they will retaliate by expelling all Meitei people living in the state to Manipur. The student bod...

19 Feb 2024

Mizoram opposes fencing along Indo-Myanmar border: CM Lalduhoma

AIZAWL — Mizoram Chief Minister Lalduhoma reiterated on Saturday that his government is opposed to the fencing of the Indo-Myanmar border and the scrapping of the Free Movement Regime (FMR). During an interaction with leaders of the NGO Coordinatio...

17 Feb 2024
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