North East

Zoramthanga presents tax-free Mizoram budget

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Thursday presented a tax-free budget for 2019-20, laying emphasis on implementation of the Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP) and creation of three new districts. Presenting the Rs 10,692.30 crore budget in Mizo language, Zoramthanga, who also…

All Air Force personnel on board AN-32 aircraft dead

All 13 personnel on board the missing AN-32 aircraft, which crashed in Arunachal Pradesh, have died, the Indian Air Force said on Thursday. “IAF is sad to inform that there are no survivors from the crash of An32,” the Force…

Japan to invest Rs 13,000 crore in north-eastern states

Japan has decided to invest about Rs 13,000 crore in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of the north-eastern region, the government said on Wednesday. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region…

Naga IAS officer reappointed Smriti Irani’s PS

M Imkongla Jamir, a lady IAS officer from Nagaland, has been re-appointed Private Secretary (PS) to Union Textiles and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani. A 2002-batch IAS officer of the Karnataka cadre, Jamir was first appointed PS to…

Final phase of Bru repatriation to be over by year-end

The final phase of Bru repatriation from the six relief camps of Tripura is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana said Wednesday, maintaining that the state will not entertain anyone who does…

Tripura keen to operationalise Indo-Bangla waterway project soon

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is keen to operationalize the Indo-Bangla waterway project at the earliest as it could be a game changer in the states communicaton system, a senior official said Wednesday. The proposed waterway project will connect…

Rescuers flown to crash site of AN-32 aircraft

A team of personnel from Indian Air Force, Army, and some civil mountaineers were on Wednesday airlifted to a location close to the crash site of an AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh to look for possible survivors, officials said. The…

Kiren Rijiju questions Hardik Patel’s GK on Arunachal Pradesh

In what turned out to be a general knowledge round in twitter, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs & Sports, and BJP MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Kiren Rijiju asked Congress leader from Gujarat, Hardik Patel where Arunachal Pradesh…

Wreckage of missing AN-32 aircraft spotted in West Siang district

The wreckage of the missing AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force that went missing after taking off from the Jorhat airbase on June 3 has been spotted in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, the IAF stated. “The…

Tripura govt to bear education-related expenses of differently-abled student

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has announced that state government will bear all the education-related expenses of Pralay Dey, a differently-abled student who secured first division in class 10 board examination. Pralay, a resident of Gomati district, born with…

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