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    NORTHEAST

    Meghalaya Legalize Manufacture & Sale of Homemade Fruit Wines

    The Meghalaya Association of Wine Makers (MMAW) was demanding the state government to take necessary steps in the winemaking sector

    Lachung to remain Shut as Sikkim Readies for Tourism

    The Sikkim government has also made Travel Card- a mandatory for all those visiting the state

    NEUFC signs Mauritanian International Khassa Camara

    An active international for his country, Khassa Camara last featured in national colours at the 2019 edition of the African Cup of Nations

    Manipur: CM Biren Singh dropped Three Ministers

    Recently, CM Singh visited New Delhi, where they met several central leaders, including the BJP national president J P Nadda

    MORE TOP STORIES

    NorthEast United FC retain Federico Gallego for ISL 2020-21

    Since his joining the NEUFC ahead of the 2018-19 season, Federico Gallego was among the best players in the league

    Landslide in various parts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim; More rainfall predicted

    Landslide near Eden Hospital OPD has locals worried, while NH 10, which connects Sikkim to rest of India was shut down due to a landslide at 29th Mile

    31-year-old truck driver from Assam shot dead in Dimapur

    A truck driver from Assam has been shot dead in Dimapur, Nagaland in wee hours of Tuesday, police revealed

    Drug-Free Arunachal Pradesh? Police launch App to complain of drug abuse

    Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu had introduced Mukshya Mantri Nasha Mukti Yojana

    NH 10 blocked at 29th mile, Sikkim cut off another part of India

    Incessant rain from last 24 hour had triggered a landslide on the National Highway 10 at 29th mile (West Bengal), the strategic link road connecting Sikkim with the plains of Siliguri

    Weeklong Lockdown Begins in Gangtok

    Sikkim has declared a weeklong lockdown in the Gangtok Municipal Corporation area as precautionary measures to contain COVID-19 in the area

    Destination North East 2020 fest starting on Sunday: Logo, Theme song released

    The Destination North East festival has been traveling across the country for the last couple of years

    Sikkim police to launch statewide drive to enforce COVID-19 protocols

    The law and order branch of Sikkim Police will be launching a statewide special drive to enforce stricter observance of COVID-19 safety protocols like face mask wearing, social distancing and hand sanitizing, with immediate effect

    Fly to Itanagar! AAI set to inaugurate Hollongi Greenfield Airport in Arunachal Pradesh

    Due to its location in the Indo-China bordering Arunachal Pradesh, the Hollongi Airport will also hold a strategic relevance

    BREAKING: Tourism to open in Sikkim in October; Complete Lockdown in Gangtok before opening

    There would be no restrictions on interstate movement in Sikkim from October 10 and there would be no need for registration

    PM Modi dedicates Historic Kosi Rail Mega Bridge to Nation

    The Kosi Mega Bridge line project was sanctioned by the government of India during 2003-04. The Kosi Rail Mahasetu is 1.9 KM long

    Sikkim records first COVID-19 death of health worker

    Sikkim records its first COVID-19 death of a health worker as an assistant nursing staff (ANS) from STNM Hospital

    BREAKING: Cop arrested for Drugs Smuggling in Sikkim

    Rhenock police registered a suo-moto case under Sikkim Anti-Drugs Amendment Act, 2017 against the police constable and his associates

    Spicejet launches dedicated cargo flights in NE

    CM Sonowal said that it would immensely help and boost local business, trade, micro, small and medium enterprises and farmers

    Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma presses for ‘Honourable’ solution of Gorkhaland demand: Writes to HM Shah

    Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party president Conrad K Sangma has written to Union home minister Amit Shah saying that “the Gorkhas too are rightful India citizens who deserve to have their own identity and Bas Bhoomi (homeland)”

    Sikkim: Bharat Basnett resigns party, upset over neglecting him

    Bharat Basnett, President of Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee, has resigned from congress. Basnett was associated with the Congress party from last three decades and was President of Sikkim congress from last seven yearsBharat Basnett, President of Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee, has resigned from congress. Basnett was associated with the Congress party from last three decades and was President of Sikkim congress from last seven years

    Meghalaya power minister James Sangma’s car meets with accident in Nagaon

    Meghalaya power minister James K Sangma, who tested positive for COVID19 during a Rapid Antigen Test at Imphal on Saturday, met with an accident at Nagaon in Assam on his return journey to Shillong

    Sikkim: 2-day-old baby could be one of the world’s youngest COVID-19 patient

    A 2-day old baby tested COVID-19 positive in Sikkim, the youngest patient on record in the State. The child could also be one of the youngest COVID-19 patients in the world

    I’ll not forgive: Tripura CM Biplab Deb warns Media Houses

    Deb’s statement came following the state government faced stern criticism and questions were raised on the Covid19 management in the state

    Nagaland village imposes Rs 50K fine for killing Hornbill

    The WVC warned that anyone found uprooting newly planted saplings of Rhododendron will also be slapped with a fine amount of Rs 5,000

    BREAKING: China to Return Five missing Arunachal Pradesh youths on Saturday

    The Indian Army had sent a hotline message to the counterpart PLA establishment at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh

    Khandu trekked 11 hours to visit Indo-China border village at a height of 14,500 feet ASL

    Luguthang is located in Thingbu Tehsil of Tawang district, and has a population of just 58 people who live in 11 houses, according to the 2011 census

    Sikkim: 10-day-old baby tests positive for COVID-19

    Sikkim recorded its youngest COVID-19 victim, with a 10-day old infant testing positive on Wednesday

    BREAKING: NSCN (K-NK) ultra killed in Zunheboto

    On September 4 too,Nagaland police launched and operation and apprehended one active cadre of NSCN (K-NK) near Burma Camp, Dimapur

    Meghalaya launches India’s largest piggery development project

    Sangma said - The project is a step towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat which will make Meghalaya self-sufficient in pork production.

    Indian Author Prajwal Parajuly’s book nominated for France’s first Novel Prize

    Indian author Prajwal Parajuly’s book “Land where I Flee” has been nominated for France’s First Novel Prize

    Conrad Sangma seeks hike in Meghalaya’s share of Central taxes

    He also sought the finance ministry's support for improving banking infrastructure in the state too

    Anureet Singh and Md Shahbaz Anwar Sets For Sikkim Ranji Team

    Singh has taken 249 wickets so far in first-class cricket in 72 matches while Anwar has been part of Sikkim since last year in Under 23 team

    Blast in Dimapur: One Dead

    Preliminary probe said that the scrape worker might have collected the vintage bomb in scrap and was working on it unknowingly

    Take strong action and return Arunachal youths safely: Gaurav Gogoi asks Defense Minister

    On Monday, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said that the Indian Army has already sent a hotline message to the counterpart PLA

    Religious places in Meghalaya may open from October

    A meeting of all faith organizations was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma

    China has never recognized the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh’: China state-affiliated media

    Recently, five youths from Upper Subansiri of Arunachal Pradesh have been reportedly “abducted” by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

    Sikkim registers 68 cases under POCSO Act till August this year; indicates rising

    Among 68, 36 cases have been registered in the East district alone where the population density is relatively high.

    Heavy rains wreak havoc in Sikkim; highways blocked in several districts

    Due to incessant rains, Sikkim has been receiving disasterous mud sliding for which highways are blocked in several parts of the state.

    Indian Army has already sent hotline message to PLA over abduction case: Rijiju

    A Congress MLA from Arunachal Pradesh on August 5 claimed that five people from the neighbouring state have been abducted by the PLA.

    Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Meghalaya CM explores new tourism sites

    Sangma, who was accompanied by the state's tourism minister said that consultants are working on the master plan to develop the new sites.

    Earthquake of 3.4 magnitude strikes Arunachal Pradesh

    An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 on the Richter scale, hit Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday.

    Ministry of Railways to operate 40 pairs of additional trains; 4 pairs under NFR

    The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) said that these 40 additional special trains will be fully reserved trains.

    5 teachers from NE conferred with National Teachers’ Award

    The recipients were Goutam Dev Sarma from Assam, Rahul Sankar Chatterjee from Meghalaya, Archana Gurung and Lomas Dungel from Sikkim and Sanjay Das from Tripura

    Assam Prisons have 89 Bangladeshi inmates: 170 in NE jails

    The NCRB records highlighted that amongst the northeastern states, the highest numbers of Bangladeshi prisoners were in Assam

    Three Chinese nationals lost way: Rescued in Sikkim

    As per Army sources, the Chinese nationals lost their way in the Plateau area of North Sikkim at an altitude of 17,500 feet

    Nearing to China border! Sela Pass tunnel to be completed by end of 2021: Khandu

    After the completion of the tunnel, the security forces will access an all-weather road in the western region of Arunachal Pradesh throughout the year.

    Inter-Ministerial Central Team visits Arunachal Pradesh to assess flood damages

    During the two-day visit, the team inspected the flood damages caused by the ravaging Siang River at Mebo area under Namsing circle in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district.

    ‘Stay Order’ for Garib Awas Yozna; Sikkim government in big jolt

    Chungchung Lepcha, a resident of Chungthang, North Sikkim, challenged the implementation of said notification in the High Court stating that the said notification was contrary to the provisions of Part IX of the Constitution of India.

    3 siblings washed away by Bakcha River in East Sikkim

    A pall of gloom came over Dikchu on Saturday as a youth and his two sisters were washed away by Bakcha (Dikchu) river in East Sikkim

    BREAKING: Sikkim Minors Rescued from Ambala

    With the help of call detail analysis, the Police could trace the location of traffickers to Ambala on August 17

    Naga Peace Pact in September? Centre firm on Deadline

    Majority of stakeholders including Naga tribal groups and the Naga National Political Groups were reportedly ready to sign the peace accord

    Sikkim: Teachers to attend Schools from September

    Education Secretary Anil Raj Rai said that wide dissemination of National Education Policy, 2020 should be undertaken from September 5

    Sikkim to be added to India’s Rail Map by 2022, some 14 years after project began

    There will be 38555 mts of tunneling work involved in the entire projects. This is more than 92 percent of the entire project length

    Ex-Ghana coach Gerard Nus is NorthEast United FC’s head coach

    He will be the youngest manager in the NorthEast United Football club’s history.

    Sikkim: Three Year Old Sexually Assaulted

    According to police, the accused who is an assistant lecturer is also a cousin of the victim and used to offer sweets to the victim

    Meghalaya to be the First State to implement NEP: CM Conrad Sangma

    Official sources said that it's bringing in administrative reforms and amendments to laws that are essential to implement the NEP

    NFR to operate weekly parcel trains between Guwahati – Agartala

    These Parcel Express train service can also be availed by anybody who is in need of sending consignments to different places by calling a centralized helpline number 138 or 139

    Sikkim: Pet Dog allegedly Shot Down

    A case has been registered under section Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

    Sikkim’s Health Minister MK Sharma tested positive for Coronavirus.

    The minister developed symptoms of fever following his visit to a funeral in Namthang, South Sikkim on Thursday.

    Meghalaya to close all entry points from September

    Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma, in his tweeter handle, said, “Government has decided to close all entry points to Meghalaya for 1 week every month in the next 3 months starting September 2020.”

    Trains turning Conduits for Smuggling Narcotics

    During the last three years, a total of 654 cases of smuggling of contraband items were detected by Railway Protection Force (RPF)

    BREAKING: Satya Pal Malik appointed Meghalaya Governor

    Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra has been asked to discharge the functions of the Governor of Goa in addition to his own duties

    SIKKIM: Tashiling Secretariat Sealed for 72 Hours

    The district administration of East district has informed that one person who visited the Tashiling secretariat, later tested positive for the COVID19

    In Assam, over 500 Assam villages keen to merge with Arunachal Pradesh

    Giving an ultimatum to the state government here to take up their long-pending demands and provide them a dignified life, around 70,000 voters from these villages have decided to even boycott the ensuing state polls of 2021.

    Sikkim: 11 Years old Girl found Dead ‘Unnaturally’

    When the mother had gone to give her a glass of milk to her, she found out that the deceased had locked herself inside the sitting room

    Low-Pressure to Impact Northeast Weather: More Rain Expected

    The IMD has placed the entire northeast region under orange alert (“be prepared” for rough conditions) on Saturday and Tuesday

    Jan Shatabdi Express to Resume from Monday

    the Jan Shatabdi Express have remained canceled since June 29 in view of the imposition of complete lock-down in Kamrup Metropolitan district

    Indian Army Unfurls National Flag at Gorichen Peak Base

    Gorichen Peak is the highest peak in Arunachal Pradesh and is situated on the border with China in Tawang District at a distance of 164 kilometres from Tawang township.

    BREAKING: Sikkim alerts Bihar after COVID19 Patients Fled

    The incident happened in the wee hours of August 11 when several workers from the company were kept in a quarantine centre after undergoing a COVID test

    COVID19 Scare: Passenger Trains to Remain Canceled in NFR

    To ensure uninterrupted supplies of the essential commodities, movement of freight, parcel and POL carrying trains will continue

    Arunachal government asks public sector banks to enable hassle-free loans

    Pema Khandu asked the representatives of the public sector banks to enable hassle-free loans to traders, self-help group and farmers who are badly hit by Covid-19 pandemic.

    Mizoram MLA helps woman deliver baby as doctor is unavailable

    After receiving the information, the legislator rushed to the hospital and performed an emergency cesarean.

    Arunachal government converts MLA cottage into COVID hospital

    Khandu categorically thanked all the 60 legislators of the state for their immediate and readily consent to the proposal given by the health department for converting the MLA cottage into a Covid-19 hospital.

    Weaving a Silk thread in Arunachal Pradesh’s Chullyu

    KVIC also aims to connect the center with the tourists visiting Ziro tourist spot and thus providing an assured market to the local artisans

    Northeast observes International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    This year, the celebration of the occasion was limited to webinars due to the prevailing situations of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Ethnic body in Arunachal demands resignation of CM Khandu; threatens shutdown

    Alleging that chief minister Pema Khandu was in favour of the demand, the NESA demanded resignation of the chief minister and said, “Any move to politically divide the state is highly condemnable.”

    Shunned by Hospitals, Pregnant Woman dies in Manipur: Govt orders Probe

    Following the incident triggering public anger, Manipur government ordered an inquiry into the incident on Thursday by constituting a two-man probe panel.

    Need Help in Your lessons or Want a Counseling? Just Dial this Tripura Call Centre

    Anyone who would dial the call centre, it would route their calls to teachers, doctors, psychologists, educational counselors as per requirement of the caller

    Torrential rain causes major damages in South Sikkim

    District Magistrate West further said that entire district of West is badly affected due to disruption of power supply as two major contributors of power supply NHPC powerhouse at Sisney and Dans Energy Powerhouse are washed out by the flash flood.

    Chinook lifts kitchen garden seeds at remote Vijaynagar in Arunachal Pradesh

    Vijaynagar is still reached by air. The remote residents of Vijaynagar take seven to ten days to reach Miao by foot in emergency cases.

    CM Khandu reviews highway works progressing in Arunachal Pradesh

    Attending the meeting, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu said, “Arunachal being prone to floods, I have suggested works dept to adopt innovative solutions to minimise damage to road infrastructures due to landslides.”

    Region: Two held in Meghalaya for killing Sambar Deer

    The sambar deer is listed as a vulnerable species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List since 2008

    Mizoram is Ready to swing Clubs

    The total site area is 105 acres and the play area is 75 acres - 18 Hole Golf Course with Sharing Fairway and automated sprinkler irrigation system

    Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival inks deal with Russia’s V-Rox Festival

    V-ROX is an expansive city music festival, yet at the same time it is an international conference on matters of the music industry and cultural management

    Manipur, Nagaland covered under ‘One Nation One Ration card’ scheme

    With this addition of four states, total of 24 states is covered under the ‘One Nation One Ration card’ plan covering more than 65 crore beneficiaries of the scheme. These beneficiaries can now lift their entitlement of ration from any fair price shop across these states.

    Detection of Indian Army personnel positive for Covud-19 scares borderland residents

    In view of the outbreak, the Tawang district administration on Friday convened an urgent meeting in the deputy commissioner’s conference hall in presence of representatives from the Indian Army, SSB, ITBP, SIB, SB, GREF, public leaders from Jang and student union leaders.

    Sikkim extends lockdown; witnesses exponential rise of Covid-19 positive cases

    Sikkim recorded its first Covid-19 fatality when a 67-year-old man from Rongli in East Sikkim died of the disease at the New STNM Hospital near Gangtok on July 26.

    And they will never wake up again! Assam Rifle pays tribute to the fallen soldiers

    Three soldiers of Assam Rifles were killed while six others were left injured in a deadly ambush near the Myanmar border in Chandel district south of Imphal in Manipur on July 29.

    ‘Framework Agreement’ is interpreted to suit the interest of the Centre: Naga Hoho

    On July 11, 6 boys were gunned down by the 6 Assam Rifles near Nginu village of Longding district in Arunachal Pradesh that blurred the efforts to peace and settlement.

    3 Assam Rifles personnel killed in an ambush in Manipur’s Chandel district

    The ambush took place late on Wednesday late evening at Sajik Tampak in Chandel district, some 100 km south of Imphal

    Breaking: NSCN expells its Dy C-in-C Niki Sumi & two other leaders

    All the three of the expelled leaders were also the prime accused in the June 4, 2015 attack in Manipur in which 18 soldiers were killed

    Sedition case against Manipur’s political activist for Facebook post

    A Harvard postgraduate in economic policy, Leichombam has a huge fan following in social media

    Manipur Registers First COVID 19 Death, Cases Rise to 2,317

    On Sunday, the patient had tested COVID-19 positive and succumbed to the virus infection on Wednesday

    Agartala at Top of 10 NE Smart Cities

    As per Smart City rankings released in July 2020, Guwahati ranked 83 rd amongst 100 smart cities in the country

    No Entry for MLAs & Ministers without COVID-19 Report !

    Nagaland Assembly Speaker has asked ministers and all other MLAs to go for COVID-19 tests for attending the Assembly session

    Assam’s Bikers trespassed into Meghalaya: Sent Back

    Police had received information that a group of around 60-70 bikers and pillion riders, along with two SUVs, were seen driving towards Mawsikar village

    First Covid-19 death recorded in Sikkim; lockdown extended

    Earlier, the government of Sikkim had issued two orders – one on July 21 and the other on July 22, along with guidelines for enforcement of lockdown in the state of Sikkim till July 27.

    Tripura to adopt sex-sorted artificial insemination of cattle to boost milk production

    Tripura has targeted to increase the milch cow population by 1.56 lakhs through sex-sorted semen straws in the three financial years

    In Arunachal Pradesh, Epidemiologist turns own car into Ambulance to trace COVID contacts

    Locals alleged that lack of proper health infrastructure in the area has forced the medical workers to use his own vehicle for the testing job

    Lockdown in Shillong from Sunday

    Meghalaya government had decided to conduct rapid tests in 71 COVID clusters across the state to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease

    IAF air-dropped essentials for Sikkim villages

    Two villages were cut-off from the rest of Dzongu since July 10 owing to multiple landslides and washing off of many bridges connecting these villages

    Meghalaya Presses for Statewide Random COVID Test

    Some 7000 Covid19 Management Committees will assist the health department in this exercise at the local level

    Lockdown Begins in Manipur

    The decision was taken by the state cabinet in an emergency meeting held in view of the rising cases of COVID-19, particularly of those without travel history

    OPINION

    Communication and ‘Mitigated Speech’ in COVID affected World

    “Mitigated speech” is inherent in communication between subordinates and the superiors, especially in Asian cultures like ours

    Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Kanyaka, Pabhoi Greens way

    Pabhoi Greens also produces around 300 metric tonnes of pure organic vermicompost manure along with neem-based biopesticides

    Many Unanswered Questions Plumed in the Smoke of Baghjan Blaze

    Oil and Petroleum Ministry needs to keenly observe the nexus of corrupt oil officials and insurance companies, where there is suspicion

    Un(law)king Are We?

    As the Government tries to balance the pandemic and functioning of a country in the best way, the citizens need to take their duties seriously

    Nature-Society Relation – a Critical Interrogation

    The recent episodes of Baghjan Oil well fire, coal mining in DihingPatkai Biosphere Reserve, and the proposed extended-reach drilling under DibruSaikhowa National Park unfolds how ‘capitalist globalization’ continuously reproduces the frontiers

    Need for Sustaining Mother Language’s Relevance in Present day

    Children with a strong foundation in their first language often display a deeper understanding of themselves and their place within society

    Opinion: In Search of the Ramrajya

    News of scattered communal riots are coming from different parts including Assam; helping us observe and understand how such elements have started gaining foothold across the Assamese public discourse.

    TRENDING

    Assam Government to Begin ‘COVID-19 AG Test’, Results Within Hours: says Sarma

    To disburse the test reports in a faster manner, Sarma also highlighted the launching of a new COVID specific websites - covidassam.in.

    PM Modi to virtually address the students of IIT Guwahati on Sep 22

    The IITG will host its 22nd Convocation virtually on Tuesday in which the Prime Minister will be addressing the students as the Chief Guest.

    Price of Purabi Milk Hiked By Rs 4 Per Litre In Assam

    The new price of 500 ml Purabi Standard Milk will be Rs 27 and 500 ml Purabi Smart Milk will be Rs 25

    Rape Cases Rising in Assam: Over 9000 cases registered since 2015

    On Friday also, one woman from Musalpur area in Baksa district was allegedly raped by one Prashanta Rabha

    FIR against Pijush Hazarika for violating Covid19 protocols

    Pijush Hazarika has flouted the Covid19 protocols while participating in a meeting in presence of over lakhs of people at Goibari