North East

Tripura flood situation improves as water level recedes

Agartala: The flood situation in Tripura Monday showed signs of improvement as Khowai and Haora rivers started receding, officials said. Personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and security forces rescued a number of people in the flood affected Khowai…

Security forces apprehend NSCN (IM) area commander in Assam

Guwahati : Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Assam Police apprehended self-styled Maj Anok Wangsa, Area Commander, Longding-Charaideo-Mon regions of the insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) on Sunday. The joint operation by the security forces was launched in…

Tripura police arrest two Myanmar nationals without proper Indian documents

Agartala (Tripura): Tripura Police have arrested two Myanmar nationals for not having proper Indian documents. KR Deb, officer-in-charge, Battala police outpost said, “They are unable to tell how they came here but they have IDs showing their Myanmar nationality.” Both…

1.14 lakh people affected as Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district gets flooded

Tura: Incessant rain across Meghalaya for the last seven days and rising waters of two rivers flooded the plains of West Garo Hills district, affecting at least 1.14 lakh people, officials said on Monday. A total of 57,700 people, residents of…

10,000 people rendered homeless in Tripura flood

Agartala: At least 10,000 people of two districts of Tripura were rendered homeless and forced to take shelter in relief camps following floods caused by incessant rain for the last two days, officials of the state revenue department said Sunday.…

One Kuki insurgent apprehended in Manipur

Assam Rifles in coordination with local police apprehended a Kuki insurgent and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from him. “Lunkholal Lhungdim, Chief of Dampi village, was kidnapped from Kaprang village of Churachandpur district, Manipur, by four armed…

This Manipur florist makes exquisite dolls out of waste

Neli Chachea, an artist from Songsong village makes dolls using corn musk and silk. People often throw away maize husks as it is of no use to anyone, but for this artist, the waste is valuable to make beautiful dolls.…

Meghalaya Cabinet approves draft water policy

The Meghalaya Cabinet has approved a draft water policy to address water usages, issues of conservation and protection of water sources in the state. Chaired by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, the cabinet on Friday discussed at length the various…

Heavy rain, landslides hit normal life in north Bengal

Incessant rain over the past three days has jeopardized normal life in north Bengal, creating a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas and triggering landslides in the Hills. The weatherman on Friday predicted downpour in north Bengal and parts of…

Assam, Meghalaya likely to receive heavy rainfall: IMD

Guwahati: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted that states such as Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Saturday. “Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim,” IMD…

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