North East

Mizoram to launch mass Covid-19 sample testing drive

GUWAHATI: Mizoram will launch a mass sample testing drive for Covid-19 in Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas during a week-long total lockdown, that came into effect on July 18, a minister said. During a meeting to review preparedness for the…

Heavy Rains Expected over Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim

Guwahati: Parts of northeast India are likely to start the week on a wet note due to the prevalence of southwesterly winds. The region is expected to experience widespread rain with thunderstorms and heavy rains on Monday. As per the…

463 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram’s tally to 27,153

Guwahati: Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally surged to 27,153 on Sunday as 463 more people including 117 children tested positive for the infection, a health department official said. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 121 as a 75-year- old woman succumbed to…

COVID-19: Manipur government announces total lockdown for 10 days

Guwahati: The Manipur government on Friday announced a total curfew in the state for 10 days from July 18 in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases spiked by the Delta variant of the virus. A notification said, “With the wide prevalence…

Ganja Worth Rs 36 Lakh Seized At Assam-Tripura Border

Guwahati: A large quantity of dry ganja (marijuana) has been seized from a secret chamber in a lorry by the police of North Tripura district from the Tripura-Assam border on Wednesday afternoon, said a senior police officer. Bhanupada Chakraborty, Superintendent…

Nagaland should resolve border issue early: 14 Naga Tribes

GUWAHATI: As Nagaland is yearning for a solution to the vexed Naga political issue, 14 tribes in the state held an all-important meeting at the Commissioners Rest House in Kohima. During the meeting attended by representatives of all the 14…

One jawan dead on spot as Indian Army vehicle falls into a Gorge in Arunachal Pradesh

GUWAHATI: A jawan of 4th Sikh Light Infantry Regiment reportedly died on the spot when the vehicle carrying 11 personnel fell into a gorge in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday morning. The vehicle, a heavy truck was…

CBI probe ordered on mysterious death of Rosy Sangma, Samuel Sangma

GUWAHATI: The central government has ordered the CBI to investigate the mysterious death of Rosy Sangma and Samuel Sangma. The case relates to the death of Rosy Sangma in a hospital in Gurgaon on  June 24 after she had complained…

Inter-state border dispute: Will not occupy an inch of Mizoram land, assures Assam CM

Guwahati: Amid the continued stand-off along the inter-state border, Assam chief minister Himanta Sarma has assured that not an inch of Mizoram land will be encroached upon by Assam. Sarma said he is willing to discuss and settle the border…

13 Gorgeous Summer Destinations In Northeast

Guwahati: Northeast India, a region stunning beyond words is not often spotted in the travel itineraries of people while choosing a domestic destination. Famous for lush green hills and scenic landscapes, the region has much more to offer the tourists,…

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