North East

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…

Arunachal Pradesh to install VSAT in select govt schools

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to install Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) in select government schools for facilitating online education. As a pilot project, more than 50 VSATs with a capacity of connecting over 100 government schools will…

Meghalaya BJP to take up interstate boundary row issue with Assam counterparts

GUWAHATI: The Meghalaya BJP is all set to take up the vexed issue of interstate boundary row with Assam at the party level. This was stated by Meghalaya health minister and state BJP leader A.L. Hek.  Hek, however, said that…

NLFT insurgent among four arrested in Tripura

Agartala: The police have arrested four people, including a member of the banned NLFT in Tripura’s Dhalai district and recovered Rs 15 lakh unaccounted cash from their possession, a senior officer said on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, a team…

Construction in ‘our own territory’ normal, says China on report of building village in Arunachal

Beijing: China’s development and construction activities “within its own territory” is “normal” and beyond reproach, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said here on Thursday, reacting to a report about China building a new village in Arunachal Pradesh. “China’s position on the…

Jitendra Singh discusses proposal for Film City in Sikkim

Gangtok: After the sanction of a Film and television Institute for Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday discussed the proposal of a Film City in Sikkim. “Discussed the proposal of a Film City for Sikkim. Northeast has…

Sikkim reports 5 new COVID-19 cases

Gangtok: Sikkim reported five new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 6,057, an official said. All five cases were detected in the East Sikkim district, he said. Sikkim has 160 active cases at present, while 5,671 patients have…

PM Modi wishes people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura on their Statehood Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes to the people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura on their Statehood Day. Under the North-Eastern Areas (Re-organisation) Act, 1971, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya attained statehood on January 21, 1972. In a…

Tripura govt approves proposal to provide free sanitary napkins to schoolgirls

AGARTALA: Tripura Education Minister Ratanlal Nath on Wednesday announced that the state government has approved proposal to provide free sanitary napkins to all girls from class sixth to twelfth. “To enhance female menstrual hygiene, the Tripura Cabinet on Wednesday gave…

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