North East

Mary Kom inspires me, I’m her biggest fan, says Chhetri

Ahmedabad: Talismanic Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri Thursday said he draws inspiration from legendary boxer MC Mary Kom’s unbelievable story and is the six-time World Champion’s biggest fan.  The 34-year-old striker, who has been in peak form in the…

Mizoram gears up to prevent JE entry from Assam

Aizawl: The Mizoram government is planning mass awareness drives and screening of visitors from Assam to prevent an outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the state, a senior health department official said Thursday. The steps are being taken after the…

Manipur: Oil tanker drivers on strike over ‘dilapidated condition of highway’

Imphal (Manipur): Drivers of oil tankers, who work along the Imphal-Dimapur highway, are on strike over safety concerns due to the dilapidated condition of the highway. The highway has been badly affected by the landslides in the area. Deepak Singh,…

Rain batters Meghalaya, throws life out of gear

Shillong:  Incessant rainfall for the past five days has trigerred flash floods and landslides in several places in Meghalaya, causing damage to infrastructure and crippling normal life, officials said on Thursday. A number of water bodies are flowing above the…

Manipur: Isolated village gets first police station

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated the first police station of Behiang village located near the India-Myanmar border in Churachandpur District here. Speaking at the inauguration function attended by a large number of people, the Chief Minister…

NPP appoints Paknga Bage as Nagaland state in-charge; Jarpum Gamlin appointed national secretary

The National People’s Party (NPP) has appointed MLA Paknga Bage as the party in-charge of Nagaland. Prior to this, Bage was holding the post of the party’s National Secretary. Replacing Bage as the NPP’s new National Secretary is the party’s…

Cattle smuggler shot dead by BSF in Tripura

A cattle smuggler was shot dead by BSF troops near the Indo-Bangla international border in Tripura’s Sepahijala district on Saturday, police said. Sonamura, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Souvik Dey told reporters that one Sharif Miah alias Tuhin (25), from Putia village in Kamthana area of Sonamura…

Need to make structural changes in NE Cong units: Faleiro

Admitting that the state Congress units in the northeast need to introspect and work on their strengths and weaknesses, senior leader Luizinho Faleiro has called for structural changes in the party. Faleiro, who is the All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge of the northeast, said…

Assam Rifles apprehends self-styled general of NSCN(K)

The Assam Rifles on Friday arrested a self-styled Major General of Naga terrorist outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) (NSCN (K)), Yanghang alias Mopa, responsible for the ambush of 40th Assam Rifles soldiers in May, police said. He was…

Tripura to hand over 20 government schools to ISKCON

Tripura government has decided to hand over 20 state-run schools including 13 closed institutions to ISKCON to run them, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said Friday. The 13 schools are closed as they don’t have any student. In 147 other…

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