North East

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…

427 stranded tourists evacuated from North Sikkim

Altogether 427 tourists were evacuated from North Sikkim on Thursday, four days after they got stranded in the district as torrential rain damaged road infrastructure, an official said. The district administration arranged vehicles for all the 427 tourists to reach…

Modi govt’s special focus to improve connectivity in NE: Prez

The Narendra Modi government is giving special focus on improving connectivity in the Northeast and make life easy for the people of the region, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday. In his address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament, Kovind said…

AN-32 crash: Six bodies airlifted to West Siang in Arunachal, likely to be taken to Assam

Bodies of six Air Force personnel, who died in the AN-32 aircraft crash, have been airlifted from the site of the accident in the Pari mountain range to Aalo in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior official said. The team, which had been searching for plane wreckage and remains of those…

Six bodies, remains of 7 others recovered from AN-32 crash site

Six bodies and remains of seven others have been recovered from the crash site of the ill-fated AN-32 days after a massive search operation was initiated, Defence spokesperson Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh in Shillong said on Thursday. The black box of the aircraft which crashed in Arunachal Pradesh with 13 personnel on board…

Ground team reaches AN-32 crash site for retrieval of bodies

The ground party comprising of Indian Air Force commandos, Special Forces of the Indian Army, local porters and hunters have reached the crash site of the ill-fated AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh. While inclement weather continues to play spoilsport as…

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