PM Modi to inaugurate Sikkim airport on Sep 23

Gangtok, September 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sikkim on September 23 to inaugurate the state’s first airport at Pakyong, a senior official has said. After inaugurating the airport, the prime minister will address a public meeting at St.…

Man lynched on suspicion of vehicle theft in Manipur, 5 arrested

Imphal, September 15: A man has been lynched in Imphal West district of Manipur allegedly for stealing vehicles, a senior police officer said. Five persons have been arrested in the matter and two associates of the victim managed to escape…

Flash floods in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh; 2 dead, thousands affected

Guwahati, September 14: While there has been an overall rainfall deficit in the Northeast this monsoon, continuous showers over the past week have caused flash floods in several parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, leading to two deaths – a…

Assam govt to urge Supreme Court to order re-verification of NRC ahead of claims

Guwahati, September 14: The Assam government has decided to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking an order that re-verification of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be completed before the claims and objections exercise begins amid concerns that…

3 NE states flagged on child marriage

Guwahati, September 14: Tripura, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are among 12 states with child marriage rates higher than the national average, according to India Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy report of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).…

Manipur CM asks Northeastern states to uphold the spirit of unity

Itanagar, September 11: Stressing the need to foster ties between northeast states, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has asked people in the region to “uphold the spirit of unity in diversity”. The Manipur CM, who was here to inaugurate…

No mechanised boats to ply on Assam rivers till further orders

GUWAHATI, September 11: For the safety of passengers, no mechanised country boats will be allowed to ply on rivers in Assam till further orders, state Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary announced Tuesday. All single-engine ferries should be converted to double-engine…

Assam ‘Fake Encounters’: CIC sumons Ex-CRPF IG’s report from Union Home Ministry

New Delhi, September 10: In a stern order, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Union home secretary to produce complete records related to former CRPF IG Rajnish Rai’s report on fake encounters by forces. The order was issued…

Niti Aayog mission to change jhum

Guwahati, September 10: The central policy think tank, National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog, has called for a mission mode approach for transforming shifting cultivation. It had constituted a working group on Shifting Cultivation: Towards a Transformation Approach considering…

Uproar in Assam over NRC official’s report to Supreme Court

Guwahati, September 9: Ahead of the claims-and-objections round of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), political parties and civil society organisations in Assam have reacted sharply to NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela’s report to the Supreme Court in which he…