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    Two special trains to run between Okha-Guwahati, Ambedkar Nagar-Kamakhya

    Moreover, a one-way special train will also run between Jogbani and Anand Vihar (T) to clear summer rushes.

    Assam & NE to see thunderstorms, rain for 4...

    Isolated heavy falls are likely to be witnessed in certain pockets of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya

    Meghalaya Govt prohibits smoking and spitting in public places;...

    The decision was taken as per the provisions of sections 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and section 188 of the Indian Penal Code

    Section 144 clamped in Shillong; Shops and Markets to...

    After Assam, the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya has imposed some restrictions amid the COVID 19 scare in the state

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    Huge Cache of Arms and Explosives Recovered from Assam-Manipur border

    Sources said that the arms and ammunition were suspected to belong to militant outfits from Assam’s Karbi Anglong district

    97 fresh COVID-19 positive cases traced in Meghalaya, Active rises to 457

    East Khasi Hills is the worst affected district with 360 active cases

    Varun Dhawan thanks people of Arunachal for ‘warm hospitality’

    CM Kandu visited the team while they were shooting and he could be seen posing with the members at the location of the shoot.

    Meghalaya: Congress Emerged as Single Largest Party in GHADC Polls

    Independent candidate Arbinestone Marak defeated incumbent GHADC chief executive member (CEM) Dipul Marak

    Meghalaya government decides to go ahead with class 12 exams amid COVID-19

    The deputy chief minister on Wednesday informed that the final exam of MBoSE for class 12 would be from April 16.

    BREAKING: Ceasefire Agreements with Naga Outfits Extended

    The three outfits were breakaway factions of dominant groups NSCN-IM and NSCN-K.

    NFR to Run 5 Kisan Rails for Potato Transportation

    As per the Union Budget 2020-21, Indian Railways has started running Kisan Rail train services, to transport perishables

    Arunachal Pradesh: Steel Bridge over Dri River in Dibang valley collapses

    The Bailey bridge, a ‘crucial link’ on National Highway 313 between Roing and Anini, is merely 10 km short of Anini.

    Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb tests positive for COVID-19

    The health officer of Tripura informed that Deb’s samples were collected on Wednesday and a rapid antigen test showed he had the infection.

    Breaking | Major forest fire breaks out at Tingley in South Sikkim

    Fire tenders from Rabong has also departed

    5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Sikkim, other parts of Northeast

    So far no casualty has been reported as a result of the quake

    Adil Hussain starrer ‘Lorni – The Flaneur’ nominated at Moscow Film Fest

    Directed by Meghalaya filmmaker Wanphrang Diengdoh, the movie was selected for ‘Best Foreign Language Feature’ and ‘Best Film’ at the film fest.

    Army hands over Pranab Kumar Gogoi to Arunachal Police; No Update on Ram Kumar yet

    While Gogoi hails from Sivasagar district in the state, Ram Kumar hails from Bihar.

    State, National leaders greet people on Good Friday

    The celebration of Good Friday dates back to the 4th Century. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

    AFSPA Extended in 3 Arunachal Pradesh districts, Areas near Assam Border

    The AFSPA empowers security forces to arrest a person without a warrant, enter or search a premise without a warrant

    “Naga Flag & Constitution Can’t be Sacrificed”: NSCN (IM)

    The group added that the deadlock that has emerged on the issue of the Naga national flag and constitution was a matter of diplomatic error

    Meghalaya to get first de-addiction centre in Northeast

    The Centre will be run by KRIPA foundation through the PPP model with the state’s Social Welfare Department, officials said.

    Manipur: IAF choppers continue efforts to douse fire at Shirui Peak

    The fire broke out on March 25 at Chihuira, the base of the third and highest peak where the maximum number of the exotic Shirui Lily blooms.

    Meghalaya: 5 Killed At Deep Well Construction Site

    It was suspected that the labourers had probably fallen unconscious due to the fumes of a pump they were using to draw water

    Major fire breaks out at Shirui peak in Manipur, CM seeks help from Union Govt

    Indian Air Force is in the process of deploying two Mi-17V5 helicopters, equipped with Bambi Bucket to douse the fire in Shirui peak

    Union minister Kiren Rijiju flags off Everest Massif Expedition 2021

    It is the first Indian expedition in which the team will summit four world-famous peaks: Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, and Everest in Nepal from the same base camp.

    Pre-monsoon rainfall activity likely to be witnessed over NE states soon

    Possibilities of damage to vulnerable structures due to temporary gusty winds

    Khasi film ‘Iewduh’ shines at 67th National Film Awards

    The film once again brought glory to Meghalaya when it was named the ‘Best Khasi Film’, as the winners were announced at New Delhi on March 22, 2021.

    Nagaland Killing: Section 144 imposed in Peren; SIT formed

    Police said the bodies of the deceased along with their vehicle were found burnt

    Nagaland: Three Shot down and Torched in Peren Dist; Bandh Called

    The miscreants also set ablaze the victims and the vehicle they were using triggering tension in the area

    NFR to run Kisan Rail between Falakata and Dimapur

    Kisan Rails are multi-commodity, multi-consignor, consignee, multi-loading, unloading transportation solution aimed at providing a wider market to our Kisans

    Border dispute between Assam-Mizoram yet to be resolved

    “The Centre is making efforts to resolve the border dispute between Mizoram and Assam. But it is not known when it will be resolved,” Lalchamliana said.

    Arunachal: CM Khandu flags off mobile digital movie theatres

    The five districts in Arunachal Pradesh to have the first mobile theatres are Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Namsai, East Siang, and Tawang.

    Meghalaya: CM Conrad Sangma takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    Meanwhile, Meghalaya reported two new COVID-19 cases on Thursday pushing the Coronavirus tally in the state to 13,985.

    Meghalaya: CM Sangma allocates Rs 187 cr for tourism

    Another Rs 50 crore has been allocated for the beautification of Urban areas through competition for the identification of the cleanest and most vibrant locality.

    Union Tourism ministry forms committee to promote tourism in NE

    To promote tourism in the region, the Tourism Ministry has also launched campaigns on various platforms in digital, print, and social media.

    Border Talks with Assam after Elections: Meghalaya CM Sangma

    The Ri Bhoi DC submitted a detailed report to her Assam counterpart to stop construction of a transit camp near the borders

    Centre orders Assam Rifles to prevent influx from Myanmar

    Reportedly, the ministry instructed that no Myanmar national should be allowed to enter India without valid visa or travel permit.

    Manipur: Assam Rifles seized brown sugar worth over Rs 1 cr

    The troops had apprehended the carrier and recovered contraband handed over to Police.

    Assam Polls: Meghalaya cabinet postpones polling date of GHADC

    Assam assembly elections will be held in three phases beginning from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 6.

    Myanmar ‘policemen’ cross over to Mizoram, Seek refuge

    Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga had said the government would welcome any ethnic Mizo persecuted for participating in pro-democratic movement in Myanmar

    Manipur: UNLF rebels kill militant for rape-murder of minor

    Militant Thokhom Nando Singh reportedly escaped from jail in Manipur while undergoing trail in the 2003 kidnapping and murder of the minor.

    Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon meets Arunachal CM ahead of ‘Bhediya’ shoot

    Reportedly, the makers have zeroed down some serene locations from the state for the shooting. Ziro, Sagalee and parts of Pakke Kessang district are some of them.

    Meghalaya: Congress MLA Azad Zaman passed away at 47

    Zaman suffered a cardiac arrest. The news of his death has left many members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in deep shock.

    “Naga Peace Talk is Back on the Table”: NSCN(IM)

    Recently, confusion was thrown into the air following Ravi in Nagaland Assembly allegedly said that the Indo-Naga political talk has concluded

    NFR designed ‘Trolley Mounted’ rail lubrication system

    The newly designed simple system is an efficient and effective method of lubrication of rails

    Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio inaugurates Air Cargo facility at Dimapur airport

    The cargo service will boost the farming community of the state and ensure timely and efficient transport of their produce to other parts of the country.

    BREAKING: Assam Polls to be held in 3 phases before Rongali Bihu; Counting on May 2

    Elections in the state will be held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6

    Border Row: Mizoram MP stopped from attending event in Assam

    The border dispute between the two neighbouring states turned violent in August last year when security forces from Mizoram allegedly camped inside Assam’s territory

    Mizoram: Heroin worth over Rs 57 lakh recovered; 2 arrested

    Reportedly, there have been many recoveries of ongoing smuggling of drugs along the Indo-Myanmar border in recent times.

    Petrol at Rs 18 less /litre? Nagaland govt reduces taxes on petrol & diesel

    The prices of petrol and diesel have been increasing continuously for more than 10 days and in some states, the price of petrol has even crossed Rs 100 in some states

    Galwan Gallantry: Manipur CM honours braveheart Capt. Soiba

    Following the Galwan clash, a picture of Captain Rangnamei went viral on social media in which he was seen in a fearless confrontation with the Chinese army

    PM Modi, President Kovind greets Arunachal and Mizoram on Statehood Day

    Ram Nath Kovind also took Twitter to pay tribute to Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. He wished for the development of both the states.

    Sikkim: Army rescued over 400 tourists from Indo-China border

    The tourists were in 155 vehicles that were stranded over a 15 kilometers stretch and started skidding after the snowstorm

    Load shedding to end completely in 24 hours: Meghalaya CM

    The power regulation of 70 MW resulting in power cuts of up to 7 hours in a day across the state had begun since Sunday.

    Agartala – Anand Vihar Rajdhani Special train will run with special Tejas type sleeper coaches

    Provided with smart features, the coaches of this New Sleeper Type Tejas Train will offer best in class travel experience.

    NFR to run short distance Spl. Trains from this month

    The details of stoppages and timings of these trains are available on Railway's website

    ‘People from both sides violating law’: Assam DGP on Assam-Mizoram Border Row

    Last week, a school in Assam’s Hailakandi district located near the Mizoram border was damaged after two bombs planted by suspected Mizo miscreants exploded

    Ulfa (I) Abduction Case: No Success in Rescue Ops; Hostage’s Family Worries as Deadline Nears

    Sources claimed that Ulfa (I) had possibly kept the duo captive somewhere deep inside the Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh which shares its border with Myanmar,

    Two Assam youths shot in Arunachal Pradesh: Tension along the border

    Eyewitnesses told police that the gunmen were in facemasks making them not recognizable

    Railways to become the catalyst for growth of entire NE Region

    The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has received an allocation of Rs 8,060 crores in the recently placed Union Budget.

    Manipur to review Suspension of Operation with militant outfits

    The tripartite SOO signed in 2008 between the Centre, state government and around 25 different Kuki militant groups

    Northeast: Remains of 167-year-old Historic Imphal Bridge found

    The bridge existed till 1891 before it was dismantled by the British after the Anglo-Manipur War

    NFR to run Kisan Special Trains from Agartala to West Bengal from Feb11

    Indian Railways has started running Kisan Rail train services, to transport perishables and agri-product, including milk, meat and fish

    New cancer cases in NE likely to increase to 57,131 by 2025: ICMR report

    The report titled ‘Profile of cancer and related health indicators in the Northeast Region of India' was launched by Prof Balram Bhargava, director general, ICMR.

    BREAKING: Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express to run 5 days a week

    The additional services will start from Dibrugarh on February 16 and from New Delhi on February 19

    Miscreants trigger bomb blasts in Hailakandi school along Assam-Mizoram border

    Earlier, two other school buildings were allegedly damaged by Mizo miscreants

    IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians invites 16-year-old Nagaland leg-spinner for trials

    If selected, he might be the first cricketer from Nagaland to play in the popular tourney

    Meghalaya: Congress MLA David Nongrum passes away at 42

    David Nongrum was first elected as an Independent MLA from Mawryngkneng in 2013. In 2018, he retained his seat as an MLA in Congress ticket.

    BREAKING: Kolkata-Pakyong flight service resumed

    This was a new milestone in Sikkim's aviation history as two aircraft one is from Kolkata and Delhi landed at Pakyong airport on the same day

    CM Sonowal & Khandu will be responsible for deaths of Quippo employees: ULFA(I)

    Ulfa(I) said that if the company doesn’t take action within February 16, then one of their kidnapped employees may have to face dire consequences

    Need fancy number for your vehicle? Now pay more for it

    The rate for fancy number ML 0001 has been enhanced from Rs 30,000 to a whopping Rs 1 lakh

    “Healing in Process”: Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy tweeted last, passed away

    CM Neiphiu Rio said he was a humble, upright and dedicated government servant

    Tripura tableau wins second prize at Republic Day parade

    The tableau of Uttar Pradesh won the first prize whereas the tableau of Uttarakhand won the third prize

    69th Plenary of the North Eastern Council concludes

    The two-day NEC Plenary focussed on all-round developmental plans for the North-Eastern Region and discussed about the progresses made so far.

    BREAKING: Strategic Sikkim Airport Resumes Operation

    At 4646 ft, Pakyong Airport is one of the five highest airports in India

    Amit Shah addresses North Eastern Council in Shillong

    All the state delegations are set to raise matters pertaining to implementation of Inner Line Permit and other issues of the state.

    NFR aims to go ‘Paperless’

    The new system introduced is a very simple; hassle-free and user-friendly system that would immensely benefit freight customers

    ULFA(I), NSCN call for R-Day Boycott

    Assam Police have taken all security measures to thwart any subversive activities of militant outfits

    Six killed inside Meghalaya’s illegal mine

    In 2018, in a similar incident, at least 15 people were killed in a rat-hole mine of Meghalaya

    Meghalaya gets India’s longest road arch bridge

    This iconic structure is expected to boost the tourism sector in the state

    Sikkim To Welcome Foreign Tourists from March

    The Himalayan state was one of the first to open its door for domestic tourists in October last year

    Second plant of Pepsi in Northeast to come in Arunachal: CM Khandu

    Earlier, PepsiCo India has submitted a proposal to set up a Greenfield project for manufacturing Lays and Kurkure chips in Assam worth Rs 400 crores.

    Sikkim: Man denied permission to carry out last rites of father

    Man Bahadur Bhujel, hailing from Reshi, had married Kamala Darjee 22 years ago and was boycotted from the family for the same.

    NIRI 9: Newfound OTT platform of Northeast filmmakers launched

    The app ‘NIRI 9’ is an Indian subscription video on demand (SVOD) streaming service which will produce fresh original content every week.

    RPF seized drugs worth Rs 4 Cr in 2020; Rescued over a hundred

    RPF has detected 56 cases of theft of railway property worth more than Rs.5.9 lakhs

    NEUFC ropes in Jamaican forward Deshorn Brown

    Deshorn Brown has made the move having scored seven goals in 20 appearances for Bengaluru since joining the Indian Super League club in 2020.

    Meghalaya: Cabinet approves online gaming to generate revenue

    The views of the law department and finance department had been sought and both have given their approval.

    BREAKING: 10 Rohingyas held while traveling from Agartala

    They crossed over to India on Sunday from Comilla on the Bangladesh side to Sonamura on the Indian side

    NEUFC sacks head coach Gerard Nus

    Khalid Jamil has been appointed as the new interim head coach for the remainder of the current season

    Sikkim: Mountaineer Shanti Rai scales Mt Ama Dablum

    Shanti Rai, an instructor of Chemchey, who is also a reputed mountaineer from Sikkim, is the lone mountaineer representing the country for the expedition.

    SC suggests Nagaland Lokayukta to resign

    The Nagaland government had sought removal of the Lokayukta, alleging various acts of bad taste

    WATCH: Nagaland Villagers Pull Out A Truck From Gorge with Ropes? All Details Here

    With no machinery available to drag the truck out, the villagers decided to use their determination and strength to do the job

    BREAKING: Dzukou wildfire doused, Damage assessment soon

    Forest officials and volunteers would remain stationed at the base camp to keep a watch on the situation for the next few days

    Arunachal girl alleges sexual misconduct at ISBT in Guwahati

    The incident occurred at ISBT in Guwahati, where Chello Meme who hailed from Arunachal accused a man of trying to have inappropriate conduct with her.

    Dzukou wildfire under control but operations to continue

    The IAF choppers will continue dropping essential supplies for the ground teams at the base camp, conducting aerial surveys and undertaking Bambi Bucket operations

    Sikkim: Young footballer Reeya Lepcha passes away

    The 15-year-old footballer was diagnosed with a brain tumour and the first surgery was conducted on October 28, 2020.

    Arunachal signs MoU with Assam Agri University for GI tag of Khamti

    The GI tag for quality assurance, packaging, branding needs to be promoted for exportable commodities

    Dzukou Wildfire: Additional Firefighting Equipment and NDRF Personal Airlifted

    One NDRF assistant sub-inspector N Binoy Meetei from Manipur who was engaged in the firefighting operations in the valley died too

    Justice JK Maheswari sworn as Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court

    The Collegiums’ proposal to have the Chief Justices of Andhra Pradesh High Court and Sikkim High Court switch places has been greenlit by the central Government

    NDRF official engaged in Dzukou Valley operation dies: Fresh fire erupts in Nagaland side

    The NDRF has so far deployed seven teams to fight the fire, of which three teams are in Nagaland

    Dzukou Wildfire: Firefighting Continues Even After One Week

    IAF choppers have made at least 56 sorties were done till Monday evening and some 75000 litres of water were dropped

    Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar ran from Guwahati to Cherrapunji to end 2020

    After the run, the couple also went on a small trek to the iconic double-decker living root bridge in Nongriat kick start the year

    Dzukou Wildfire: NDRF team airlifted; Firefighting continued

    Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh after taking an aerial survey of the valley sought the Centre’s help to control the wildfire

    PM Modi laid foundation for lighthouse projects in Agartala

    This project will take place at Akhaura Gol Chakkar for the economically weaker sections

    OPINION

    The Identity Quotient

    Of the most valuable contributions to the cultural richness of Assam are the religious and philosophical Zikir and Zari songs

    Sowing the seeds of change

    Inclusion- a feeling many of us take for granted, evokes powerful emotions among the ones left out by society based on lived experience

    Understanding China’s Border Hegemony

    Beijing is acutely aware that a war with China may well be the final nail in the coffin for India’s conception of strategic autonomy

    Opinion: Taking a cue

    The better we cooperate and coordinate, the better we fight the evils in society

    Government must amend India’s Tobacco Control Act

    India has the second-largest number of tobacco users (268 million adults) in the world – of these at least 1.2 million die every year from tobacco-related diseases

    Method to the Madness

    The breaks can be a mid-day snooze or a workout regime, it can be a good movie hour or reading escapade

    About ‘Coronavirus’ & it’s Recommendations

    There are two domains in the S1 subunit which Coronavirus recognize as a variety of host receptors, leading to the viral attachment

    TRENDING

    Section 144 clamped in Shillong; Shops and Markets to remain close on Sundays

    After Assam, the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya has imposed some restrictions amid the COVID 19 scare in the state

    ‘Bohag Bihu’ 2021: April 15 declared as closed holiday for Central Govt Employees in Assam

    Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee held a meeting earlier on December 9, 2020, and decided to remove ‘Bohag Bihu’ from the list of holidays for the year 2021

    No ‘Bohag Bihu’ holiday for Central Govt employees: Assam Witnesses Protest

    Central government offices in Assam will not get Bohag Bihu holidays this year and will have to apply for a restricted holiday during the Assamese New Year festival

    Assam MP’s nephew passes away; suicide suspected

    Kaushik Oja, also the nephew of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Queen Oja, allegedly died by suicide in the wee hours of Thursday.

    ‘Ghost’ inside Assam’s Strong Room? CCTV captured ‘Unusual’ activity

    A team of election officials immediately reached the spot and found that there was a shadow-like object seen moving inside the strong room

    EXCLUSIVE: “Merely Causing Civil Disturbance Without Intention To Commit ‘Terrorist Act’ Will Not Be UAPA Offence”: GHC Upholds Akhil Gogoi’s Bail

    The UAPA Act primarily deals with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India

    Revoke SOP or call off Bihu programmes: Assam Bihu Organizers to Assam Govt

    The members of the Bihu committees urged the government departments to take the responsibility of administrating the SOP at the Bihu events