North East

2 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram’s tally to 4,351

Aizawl: Mizoram reported two new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 4,351, an official said on Sunday. The two new cases from Aizawl district were confirmed at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) through RT-PCR facility, he said. While one patient has…

Flight operations resume at Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport after 18 months

GANGTOK: Airline operations at Sikkim’s only airport at Pakyong, near Gangtok, resumed on Saturday after a gap of almost 18 months. A private airline carrying 57 passengers from Delhi landed at Pakyong around noon. The flight returned with 21 passengers. This was…

Direct flight services between Delhi and Sikkim commence

Gangtok: Direct flight services between Delhi and Sikkim commenced on Saturday with a SpiceJet aircraft landing at Pakyong airport in the Himalayan state with 57 passengers, officials said. Commercial flight services to the tabletop airport recommenced after nearly one-and-half years…

Shah chairs NEC plenary meet in Shillong

Shillong: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday chaired the 69th plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) here. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Union Minister for the Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh, who is…

Amit Shah inaugurates 69th North Eastern Session in Shillong

Shillong: Union Home Minister on Saturday inaugurated the 69th Plenary Session of North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong. Shah arrived in Shillong this morning. The Governor of Meghalaya, Satya Pal Malik, and Minister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge), Ministry of…

6 from Assam dead in Meghalaya ‘Coal mine’ tragedy

Guwahati: In a major tragedy, six miners hailing from Assam have died at an abandoned coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills on Thursday, once again establishing that illegal coal mining is going on in the state despite restrictions. According…

Country’s longest road arch bridge inaugurated in Meghalaya

Guwahati: In a big boost to the tourism sector in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday formally inaugurated the longest road arch bridge in India – the Wahrew Bridge at Sohbar in the state’s East Khasi Hills district. The…

Tripura govt confers Bibhushan Award to Olympian Dipa Karmakar

Guwahati: On the occasion of statehood day the state government of Tripura has conferred the Tripura Bibhusan Award to Olympian Dipa Karmakar The Tripura Government also awarded four other eminent personalities of the state with the Tripura Bibhusan Award.  Taking…

Manipur celebrates its 50th statehood day

Imphal (Manipur): On the occasion of 50th statehood of Manipur on Thursday, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh proudly announced that Manipur had been positioned in the top three among the Northeast and the hilly states in India Innovative Index 2020…

Sikkim govt decides to open Ramam border checkpost for entry of foreigners

Gangtok: To boost rural, religious and adventure tourism in Sikkim, the state government has decided to open the Ramam check post for entry of foreign tourists from March 1, an official said. The Ramam checkpost in West Sikkim district will…

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