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Thursday, June 24, 2021


    Flybig airlines set to start flights on Agartala-Dibrugarh route from June 25

    Ticket sales for the said sectors have begun online and passengers can start availing the opportunities provided under RCS routes.

    BREAKING: Meghalaya cancels HSSLC examinations for remaining papers

    The education minister also informed that the results of the Class XII board exams will be declared before July 31

    Meghalaya: 3 villages achieve 100% COVID-19 vaccination

    Chiringro village from Samanda Block became the first village in East Garo Hills to achieve 100 percent coverage of COVID vaccination.

    ‘Chakka Jam’ by LPG tanks’ drivers continue at Assam-Tripura...

    Drivers join the protest by parking about 100 LPG bullet tank trucks in the 20 number area of the Assam-Tripura border


    Sikkim gets it first Inspector General of Police

    Sikkim has got its first Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khilburna Gurung, from the State Police Service. The officer has been promoted to IGP rank.

    Two pair weekly special trains to run from Guwahati to Jammu Tawi

    The passengers will have to adhere to prevailing health protocols of the destination state

    BREAKING: Tripura cabinet approved Promotion Policy 2021 on ad-hoc basis

    Chief secretary Kumar Alok called all the secretaries and asked them to list out the number of employees to be promoted.

    Mizoram minister gives Rs 1 lakh to parents with most children

    Besides monetary reward, the incentive will also carry a certificate and a trophy, the sports minister informed.

    Two Thrashed for Cattle Lifting in Tripura; Second Mob Violence Incident after 24 hours

    During interrogation, the duo revealed that they have been asked to take cows from one place to another as a labour of one of the owners

    Meghalaya sets up 3 oxygen generation plants to tide over COVID-19

    A total of eight oxygen generation plants are being installed in the Northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura.

    Heavy Rains Predicted over Assam, Meghalaya as Monsoon Winds Strengthen over Northeast

    The IMD urges residents to ‘be aware' of the local weather situation

    Arunachal aims at 100% vaccination by September 2021: CM

    The CM also informed that from now on there will be only one single category of beneficiaries and that is 18 years and above.

    War On Drugs: At least 3 kilos of first-rate quality Meth from Manipur seized

    The seized drugs are worth about 12 crores in the international market.

    Tripura govt. forms expert panel to give numbers for students of classes X, XII

    The Education department has formed an expert panel of 10 members on Monday for evaluation of results for the board students of classes X and XII and will be announced by July 31 next.

    M’laya CM interacts with nano jackfruit entrepreneurs at Tura

    Further, the chief minister also said that Rs. 5 thousand per farmer is being given under the Chief Minister’s Farmers Producers Group as seed money and Rs. 5 crores have been sanctioned to take this project forward

    Tripura Lynching Case: Ex-CM Manik Sarkar Demands High Level Probe

    Miscreants allegedly lynched three youths for an alleged cattle theft case at Teliamura sub-division under Khowai district of Tripura on Sunday

    Tripura girl shaves head to help cancer patients

    She thought of shaving off her hair and has gone bald to bring smiles to the cancer patients, who are undergoing treatment.

    BREAKING: Three Lynched for Cattle Theft in Tripura

    All were the residents of Sonamura under Sepahijala district which is about 49 km away from Agartala city

    All Women Run Petrol Pump Opens in Tripura

    This was for the first time in Tripura's history that a Petrol pump has women employees starting from the dealer to sweeper

    BREAKING: Tripura Govt. Cancels Board Exams of Class 10 & 12

    A high-level committee will be convened again on June 21 next and form an expert panel for giving numbers to the students

    Covid-19: Delta variant cases reported in Manipur and Mizoram

    Manipur has detected as many as 18 out of 20 cases of Delta variant of Covid 19 whereas Mizoram has reported first four cases of highly contagious Delta variant (B.1.617.2) of Covid-19 on Friday.

    Lockdown measures extended due to high Covid-19 cases in Meghalaya

    Due to the ongoing Covid situation in the state of Meghalaya, the Meghalaya government has extended the lockdown in the Shillong urban agglomeration from 5:00 AM of 14th June, 2021 till 5:00 AM of 21st June, 2021.

    Two separate earthquakes jolt Manipur and Assam today

    With a richter scale of 3.0 magnitude and of 4.1 magnitude jolted Manipur at 1.06 am and Assam at 2.04 am on Friday.

    Tripura Tribal Council decides to accept communiqué in Kokborok language

    The TTAADC administration earlier changed the inscription of Council Bhawan (Kok Chap Nok) from Bengali to English

    Board Exams: 86.85% of parents against holding examination in Tripura

    The education department will meet again on June 21. The final decision will be taken on that day

    Breaking: Body of one trapped miner recovered from East Jaintia Hills coal mine site

    The dead body has been dispatched to CHC Khliehriat by Police for post mortem and identification

    Political turmoil in Tripura: BJP’s top brass to hold meeting with rebel MLAs today

    Last year, some of the central leaders including the Tripura in-charge Vinod Sonkar visited the state to meet with some of the dissident leaders and organizational leadership

    Surprise! Pink floyd’s founding member Syd Barrett’s muse’s roots discovered in Mizoram

    The one-time girlfriend and love interest of Syd Barrett was born to a Mizo mother and a British father

    Board Exams: Final Decision on June 21 in Tripura

    At present, some 74,000 students studying in various government and government-aided schools in class X and XII across Tripura

    Mizoram’s Ziona Chana, who headed the world’s largest family dies at 76

    Ziona Chana of Mizoram, the head of the world’s largest family with 38 wives and 89 children, passed away on Sunday.

    Taekwondo Grand Master Luthre Lohar passes away, M’laya CM Condoles Death

    Grandmaster Lohar was also the founder of the Meghalaya Taekwondo Association

    Lt Gen Manoj Pande discusses defense preparedness in Shillong

    The Army Commander was briefed on details of operations by Indian Air Force in support of Indian Army in the Eastern Sector.

    Mizoram: 4 children, including 3-yr-old killed in massive landslide

    Four people, all children aged between 3 and 16 years, died on the spot while the family head Lalbiakzuala (75) escaped from the debris

    Tripura: Students of 5, 8, 9, and 11 standards to get promoted to the next classes

    The decision of promoting the mentioned standards to higher classes came days after the state announced to promote students of classes one, two, three, four, six, and seven to their respective next classes.

    Arunachal Pradesh: Youtuber Paras Singh granted bail by Yupia CJM Court, instructed not to leave the country

    The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Yupia in Arunachal Pradesh grants bail to YouTuber Paras Singh, subject to endowing a personal bond of Rs 10,000. He has also been directed not to leave the country.

    A healthy lifestyle and food habits- How has the pandemic impacted it all?

    The International Food Information Council's annual Food and Health Survey found people still trust the safety of the food system and was turning more to plant protein for health.

    Heavy Rains expected over Assam, Northeast for two days

    IMD has predicted heavy rains and thunderstorms over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Kerala on Saturday.

    Lockdown extended in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district till June 21

    DCs may also permit up to 20% of commercial vehicles to operate, stated CM Sangma.

    Assam: Two arrested in Biswanath Chariali doctor’s assault case

    The attack happened on Wednesday evening at Majuligarh tea estate in Biswanath district where Dr. Goswami was allegedly attacked by a grou of mob while he was returning from his evening stroll.

    COVID-19: Meghalaya issues new entry and exit protocols for visitors

    RT-PCR Testing at the entry points is mandatory for all persons visiting Meghalaya. Samples for RT-PCR testing shall be taken at entry points on a payment basis.

    Former Indian boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh passes away aged 42

    Dingko was conferred with the Arjuna award in 1998 and was handed the Padma Shri (2013), the nation’s fourth highest civilian award.

    Annular solar eclipse on June 10 will not be visible in India; except Arunachal & Ladakh

    The eclipse will be visible in the region covering north eastern North America, Europe, northern Asia and the North Atlantic Ocean

    Mizo girl found dead in Surat under mysterious condition

    A woman from Mizoram was found dead under mysterious condition in her apartment at Magdalla area of Surat, Gujarat on Tuesday.

    BSF-BGB border coordination conference begins in Agartala

    It may be noted that the last such Border Co-ordination Conference was held in BSF Tripura Frontier, Agartala in November, 2020.

    Tripura govt seeks parents’ opinion on holding Class 10, 12 board exams

    A total of 26,610 candidates for Class 10 and 27,205 candidates for Class 12 were enrolled to appear for the board examinations scheduled from May 18.

    Sushmita Dev appeals for urgent rescue of trapped coal miners in M’laya

    Earlier it was suspected that there were six people trapped inside the mine. however, eyewitnesses claimed that there were five

    COVID-19: Sikkim government extends lockdown till June 14

    The state government has decided to inoculate 65,000 people in the age group of 18 to 44 years in June.

    Tripura CM comes to the rescue of minor girl in viral video urging for help and support

    On Saturday, the day after receiving the video message, the officials came to her house with a table, various food items and medicines for her ailing mother

    Meghalaya Government imposes ‘Total Lockdown’ in state from June 7

    Inter-state movement of persons shall be restricted; however, this shall not be applicable to transit vehicles of Assam/Tripura/Manipur/Mizoram

    CM Sarma asks transport dept to prepare SoP to regulate overloaded coal trucks

    CM Sarma stressed on coordinated effort of the three departments with a focus on transparency and restrictions to stop such illegal activities

    ‘Twitter Storm’ demands NE chapter in national academic curriculum

    Over 30 student organizations from the northeast, key politician, and personalities from the region have come together to support the initiative.

    Breaking: No trace of 5 trapped coal miners in East Jaintia Hills

    The East Jaintia Hills police also informed that six persons came forward as eyewitnesses to the incident that transpired on May 30 at around 5 pm

    “Tripura tops in India with 89 percent vaccination of above 45 years”: Education minister Ratanlal Nath

    Altogether, 40.07 percent of people in the state have been covered in the vaccination drive

    Lt Gen Pradeep Chandran Nair takes over as DG of Assam Rifles

    Lt Gen Nair, who was earlier the Director General Recruiting of the Indian army, is the 21st DG of the Assam Rifles, popularly known as sentinels of the North-East.

    Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva wins silver medal, Lovlina settles for bronze

    With this, Thapa wins his fifth medal at the Asian Boxing Championships

    Four out of the five trapped in M’laya coal mine were from Assam, confirmed Meghalaya police

    The other trapped mine worker was reported to be from Tripura

    Tripura exports 700 kilos of ‘Queen’ pineapples to Delhi and Telangana

    Organic pineapple is a little more expensive and the market demand is also higher.

    BREAKING: Six Assam workers feared trapped in Meghalaya coal mine

    The police officials from East Jaintia Hills are trying to contact the owner of the coal mine site and also the ‘Sardar’.

    Tripura police seized phensedyl worth Rs 26 lakh, arrests 1

    While searching the truck, the police seized 14,000 bottles of phensidyl packed in many cartons and arrested the driver

    Arunachal: CJM Court sends Paras Singh to 6 days judicial custody

    The YouTuber was arrested from Ludhiana in Punjab late on Thursday in the case of racial remarks made against senior Congress MLA Ninong Ering

    Meghalaya holds ‘Special Program of Prayer’, CM invites everyone to join

    Meghalaya has 8,025 active cases and a cumulative total of 33,835 confirmed cases. The state has also registered 544 deaths till now.

    Tripura CM Biplab Deb announces relief scheme to COVID-19 orphaned children

    He said that for those children who are going to live with their relatives, the government will provide them an amount of Rs 3,500 per month till 18 years of age, and schooling is also free

    Stranded in UP School: Over 60 students return home

    At the railway station, all the students were tested COVID negative.

    BREAKING: Assam Police ask Nagaland to ‘disengage’ from Dissoi Valley

    Congress MLA Kurmi began his indefinite fast from Friday afternoon demanding strict action on the incident

    Meghalaya: Containment measure extended, Lockdown in EKH district till June 7

    State Bank of India Main branch, Laitumkhrah branch, Secretariat branch to remain open

    Tripura: Depression leads housewife to commit suicide

    Dharmanagar women police station staff informed that investigation is going on and interrogating the family members

    Arunachal Police SIT team brings Punjab YouTuber in racism row to Itanagar

    Arunachal Pradesh Police had flown to Ludhiana in Punjab to bring Paras to the state. Police would complete the legal formalities and file a chargesheet in the case.

    Dissoi Valley Firing: Assam MLA begins indefinite fast; Top cop, Minister rushes to spot

    Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi in a letter to the state police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta requested to increase Kurmi’s security

    Meghalaya announces Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to kin of Covid deceased

    Meghalaya on Thursday reported 12 deaths and 809 new COVID-19 cases. According to government’s data, 374 people have died due to COVID-19 related infections.

    Tripura CM announces Rs 579 crore package for poor people

    CM Deb, who is also the Health minister, said that the tribal council had demanded Rs 28 crore for the upgradation of the Kherengbar CHC in Khumulwng to first referral unit (FRU) hospital

    Video of suspected NE girl being brutally tortured goes viral; Assam police on the hunt

    Delhi police are also looking for the person, who dubbed the viral video as the Jodhpur Naga girl suicide case

    PUBG gamer’s racial slur won’t stop for Arunachal MLA Ninong Ering

    MLA Ering has reasoned that the game was aimed at deceiving the government and citizens and should be banned in the country.

    BREAKING: Tripura cabinet approves procurement of 20,000 MT paddy

    The state government has taken a historic decision that was unprecedented in the history of Tripura

    Tripura: First private COVID Care Centre set up at Agartala

    From now on, antigen tests can be done at Agartala Medical College Hospital, IGM Hospital and Tripura Medical College Hospital

    Direct flight operations between Guwahati and Pasighat begins

    FlyBig will be operating flights between Guwahati and Pasighat four days a week which will reduce the travelling time between these two destinations.

    Manipur: Three PREPAK rebels killed in road accident

    The three deceased were Awangba Meitei (58), the acting chairman of the party; Mayengbam Joychand, organization secretary and RK Ramananda, the GSO.

    16-year-old disabled girl abducted and raped in Tripura; Accused held

    Accused sent to judicial custody for 14 days, says Kadamtala police station Officer-in-Charge Krishnadhan Sarkar

    IPFT observes 24-hour bandh in TTAADC areas of Tripura

    Reacting to the bandh called by the ruling ally, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb told Time8 that everything is already closed and he does not want to do any politics in this regard

    Manipur: 6 players from state selected for FIFA World Cup for Indian team

    The 28-member Blue Tigers team left for Doha along with support staff on Wednesday and are in compulsory quarantine.

    First case of ‘Black Fungus’ reported in Tripura

    The Tripura government has prepared GBP Hospital and Tripura Medical College Hospital for the treatment of the disease: Dr. Radha Debbarma

    Meghalaya: Total lockdown imposed in West Garo Hills from May 21

    Moreover, no person or vehicles except those from permitted/exempted categories will be allowed to venture out of their residence during the lockdown period.

    It’s Jackfruit time! In a first, Tripura exports Jackfruits to England

    Earlier in 2019, Tripura successfully exported pineapple to Dubai and other parts of middle-east.

    Arunachal Govt to support family of Assam attendant killed by tigress in Itanagar zoo

    Poulash Karmakar, a native of Dhekiajuli in Assam, died at Itanagar Zoo on Tuesday after being mauled by a Royal Bengal Tigress.

    Meghalaya: Total lockdown in East Khasi Hills after rise in Covid cases

    The lockdown will begin at 8 pm on May 19 (Wednesday) till 5 am on May 31 and everything in East Khasi Hills will be shut during the period.

    Northeastern states including Assam likely to witness heavy rainfall for next 3 days

    The India Meteorological Department has issued a yellow watch over the entire northeastern region on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Tripura cabinet decides to promote students of classes 1 to 4, 6 and 7

    The council of ministers on Tuesday decided that the students studying in classes 1 to 4, 6 and 7 will be promoted to next class in this academic session.

    Manipur activist, journalist arrested under NSA despite bail

    Both were arrested on the complaint alleging that Wanghkem and Leichomban had insulted the BJP party chief Singh, who had died of coronavirus-related complications on the same day.

    Tripura: Husband ends life after 13 days of wife’s suicide

    After the death Anil Mala Tripura on May 5 last, Tripura police arrested 11 persons in the alleged incident following the suo-motu cognizance by the High Court of Tripura.

    BREAKING: Assam to exchange COVID19 vaccines with Meghalaya

    Assam government will also continue to supply 16 MT of oxygen to the neighbouring state to combat the Covid19 situation there.

    Meghalaya to increase oxygen-supported beds to 1k amid COVID-19 surge

    CM Conrad Sangma said that the administration has been able to raise the number of such beds from 350 to 750 during the past one month.

    COVID Scare: Educational TV channel launched in Tripura

    It will be a 24x7 channel dedicated to broadcasting classes for schools and higher educational institutions and also educational programs

    Tripura police seize cannabis worth Rs 18.50 lakh; 2 Assam youths arrested

    The police investigation is underway in Panisagar against the suspects under the NDPS Act case

    Arunachal: Tawang district declared as containment zone

    Moreover, the containment measures in Lower Dibang valley district have been extended for a week to check further spread of COVID-19.

    Tripura imposes ‘Corona Curfew’ in AMC areas for 14 days

    Earlier, the West district administration declared ward numbers 5, 21 and 46 of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) as containment zones.

    Arunachal’s Tashi Yangjom becomes 1st Indian to scale Mt Everest this season

    Tashi Yangjom is the ninth climber from NIMAS (West Kameng) to scale the highest summit in the world.

    Covid working group extends gap between two doses of Covishield Vaccine

    No change in interval of COVAXIN vaccine doses was recommended

    Meghalaya: COVID vaccination drive for 18+ to start from May 14

    The state also records 406 new positive cases on Wednesday

    Tripura: All-time high COVID deaths recorded; Inmates flee COVID centres

    According to the health department, the West district continues to be at the top of the list of infections

    Meghalaya: CM Conrad Sangma clarifies his visit to Assam for swearing-in ceremony

    CM Sangma, on Monday, visited the state of Assam to attend the swearing ceremony of new chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

    Tripura government signs MoU with NFR; 320 isolation beds to set up at Agartala railway station

    The MOU between Tripura and NFR was signed on Monday to install 20 coaches for isolation coaches.

    Ex Tripura CM Manik Sarkar attacked: Law minister Ratanlal Nath says ‘Communists misleading people’

    Sarkar allegedly faced attacks by hundreds of people in presence of Tripura police personnel

    COVID Scare: 20 Covid Care Coaches placed at Dibrugarh railway station

    With demands from the Assam government, NFR has swiftly moved 21 isolation coaches to Guwahati

    Meghalaya: Lockdown to continue in East Khasi Hills till May 17

    Also, weekend lockdown in other districts, which was imposed on Friday, will also continue for the time being.

    Assam & NE to receive intense rainfall for next few days, IMD predicted

    The IMD has also issued weather warnings in the NE region


    An Eviction Drive near Dhalpur temple in Assam – The Untold story

    Since the year 2016, the villagers have been evicted three times, first in November 2016, second in January 2021 and for the third time in June, 2021

    Shifting the Focus: From Infiltration to Population

    If birth control were the sole means to restrict population growth, there was no need for the 6 years old Assam movement, NRC etc.

    Restrictions on certain activities led to lockdown like situation in Guwahati

    The state government had issued fresh guidelines on last Tuesday in the districts where the number of active COVID cases rises to 100 or more

    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