Officials ask people not to venture into Siang river after landslide in Tibet

Itanagar, October 30: Authorities in Itanagar asked people not to venture into the Siang river flowing through Upper Siang district following a landslide in Tibet which could trigger possible floods in the state. The possibility of floods in the Siang…

137-feet Chenrezig Statue, Sikkim’s tallest to be inaugurated in November

GANGTOK, October 30: Nestled in the snow-capped mountains of Sikkim, a new Buddhist pilgrimage site, home to a 137-feet statue of Chenrezig, is set to woo tourists from November 1, a Sikkim minister said in Gangtok today. According to the…

Can’t allow everything for creativity: Assam government official

GUWAHATI, October 28: A senior Assam government official on Sunday said everything cannot be approved in the name of creativity as it may create problems, and advocated “reasonable restrictions” in selecting a film for festivals, which usually do not have…

Worried over his citizenship status, man commits suicide in Assam

Guwahati, October 28: A man committed suicide in Assam on Sunday allegedly depressed after a recent notice by a foreigner’s tribunal to prove his citizenship, police said. Police said they are investigating an allegation by the family that officials of…

Around one lakh families enrolled in Govt health assurance scheme: Manipur CM N Biren Singh

Imphal, October 28: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said that around one lakh families have been enrolled under Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) so far, a health assurance scheme launched by the state government. The CMHT was launched…

Assam’s rights body opposes Centre’s notification on allowing collectors to grant citizenship

GUWAHATI, October 27: Criticising the Union home ministry’s notification on allowing some district collectors of seven states to grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha (ASM) on Saturday said the move was unjustified as a petition…

Chittagong port a boon for the Northeast: Conrad Sangma

Shillong, October 27: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday hailed the decision to open the Chittagong port in Bangladesh to facilitate trade with India’s Northeast. Sangma said the decision will boost trade in the region and Meghalaya in…

Mizoram Bru Rights body seeks UN intervention

Guwahati, October 27: In a positive turn of events, the Mizoram Bru Indigenous Democratic Movement the Rights body of Brus, has moved United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) seeking urgent and better relief assistance to the internally displaced Bru…

Assam Citizens’ List chief alleges efforts to include illegal migrants

GUWAHATI, October 27: The coordinator for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, Prateek Hajela, has alleged that there are attempts to include illegal migrants in the list. The NRC authorities had decided to drop five key papers from…

BJP dares Mizoram CM to file complaint with EC

Aizawl, October 27: The Mizoram unit of the BJP Saturday dared Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla to submit a complaint to the Election Commission regarding his allegations that the party is stashing away money in the headquarters of a central paramilitary…