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Railways to connect all northeastern states by 2020

Silchar (Assam), March 16 (IANS) The railways hope to connect all the eight states in India's northeast by 2020. We would connect all the states of the eight states by rail within 2020, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) general manager Rakesh Kumar Singh told the media here. Mizoram's capital Aizawl and Manipur's capital Imphal would be connected by railway network by 2018 and 201...

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Railways to connect all northeastern state capitals by 2020

Silchar (Assam), March 16 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), which is building rail infrastructure in the region, has targeted to connect all its eight state capitals by 2020, a senior official has said. We would connect all the state capitals of the eight northeastern states by railway link within 2020, NFR general manager (construction) Rakesh Kumar Singh told reporters here....

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Mary Kom to be brand ambassador of north-east to promote region

New Delhi/Agartala, March 15 (IANS) The central government will appoint Olympic medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom as the brand ambassador for north-east India to promote the region in the rest of the country and abroad, officials said on Sunday. Under the leadership of DoNER (Development of North Eastern Region) Minister Jitendra Singh, a committee earlier shortlisted the names of some famou...

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Three killed, 23 injured in Manipur blast

Imphal, March 11 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 23 injured in a powerful bomb blast at a crowded marketplace here in the Manipur capital on Wednesday evening, police said. Some media reports said four people were killed in the explosion triggered by a separatist outfit. An IED (improvised explosive device) planted near a chicken shop at Khwairamband Keithel exploded...

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Three killed, 21 injured in Manipur blast

Imphal, March 11 (IANS) Three people were killed and 21 others injured in a powerful blast at a market here in the Manipur capital on Wednesday, police said. An IED (improvised explosive device) that was planted near a chicken shop at Khwairamband Keithel exploded killing three people and wounding 21 others, including women, Inspector General of Police Clay Khongsai told IANS. He...

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Swine flu alert in northeast India, two women test positive

Agartala/Aizawl/Imphal, Feb 20 (IANS) The northeastern states have sounded a high alert to prevent the spread of swine flu in the bordering region even as two women tested positive for the virus in Nagaland and Mizoram, officials said Friday. In Mizoram a Mizo woman was detected with swine flu, the first case in the state, bordering Myanmar. A woman tested positive for swine flu ...

1 month ago
Rajnath visits Bangladesh border in Tripura

Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh accompanied by his deputy, Kiren Rijiju, Saturday visited the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura and discussed issues with officials and BSF troopers. The two ministers also met Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Rajnath Singh with Rijiju (minister of state for home affairs) and home ministry officials visited Khantlang ...

1 month ago
Rajnath visits Myanmar border, reviews Manipur situation

Imphal/Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his deputy Kiren Rijiju Friday visited India-Myanmar border in Manipur and discussed border trade with the officials. Rajnath Singh along with Kiren Rijiju (minister of state for home affairs) and home ministry officials visited Moreh along the India-Myanmar border, a Manipur government official said. They sup...

1 month ago
Rajnath to visit Manipur, Tripura Saturday

Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Manipur and Tripura Saturday to review the law and order situation and assess the repatriation of tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura for more than 17 years, an official said here Wednesday. The union home minister will visit Manipur Saturday and hold a series of meetings with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and seni...

1 month ago
Delhi to celebrate craft of traditional storytelling

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) From Tamil Nadu's ancient tradition of naratting stories with a unique musical instrument to ballad singing that brings alive a heroic battle fought by Manipuris against the British: such rare and traditional forms of storytelling are what Delhi would be hosting from Friday. Aiming to generate awareness on the traditional methods of storytelling in different par...

1 month ago
Pomp, pageantry mark R-Day across India

Jammu/Kolkata/Guwahati/Chennai/Panaji/Imphal, Jan 26 (IANS) Republic Day was Monday celebrated across India with gaiety and patriotic fervour, as leaders stressed the need of rooting out corruption and working for development and asked insurgents to shun violence. The day was largely peaceful, barring two blasts in Assam and four in Manipur. Two blasts were triggered by the United Libera...

1 month ago
Four blasts near R-Day function venue in Manipur

Imphal, Jan 26 (IANS) Four low intensity blasts were Monday triggered near the venue of the main Republic Day function here in the Manipur capital, police said. No one was injured. The blasts occurred at Polem Leikai, Yaiskul, New Chekkon and Hatta, all near the Kangla Fort, where the main function of the Republic Day was held. No one was injured in the blasts, a police official said.

1 month ago
Centre alerts northeast over terror attacks before R-Day

Agartala/Aizawl/Imphal, Jan 25 (IANS) The union home ministry has alerted the northeastern states over possible terror attacks in the run-up to the Republic Day Monday, an official said Sunday. The home ministry has alerted the northeastern states to maintain strict vigil in the run-up to the Republic Day and foil any attempt by separatist outfits to create a vicious situation, Inspector...

1 month ago
Northeastern states alerted to likely terror strikes

Shillong/Imphal, Jan 23 (IANS) A massive security alert has been sounded across northeast India after separatist rebels announced a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations Jan 26, a home ministry official said Friday. We are aware that they (rebels) will be making attempts to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations. Therefore, we have placed security forces on high alert to thwart the reb...

1 month ago
Irom Sharmila released from custody, resumes fast

Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanua who has been fasting since 2000 demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958, was released from a hospital turned into a jail Thursday. The development came after a court in Manipur's Imphal East district rejected the charges against her. Soon after the verdict, the activist was released ...

1 month ago
Three northeastern states celebrate foundation day

Agartala/Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) The northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya Wednesday organised numerous programmes and events to celebrate their 43rd foundation day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had visited the northeastern states last month, greeted the people of the three states on the occasion. The Manipur government organised various cultural programmes com...

1 month ago
Three north-eastern states to celebrate statehood day

Agartala/Imphal, Jan 20 (IANS) Three north-eastern states - Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya - will celebrate their statehood day Wednesday, officials said Tuesday. On this day, the Manipur government organises various cultural programmes comprising music and dance as well as exhibitions. These events showcase the beauty and splendour of this state, an official said in Imphal. A Tr...

1 month ago
International narcotics racket busted, one held

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A 42-year-old Manipuri man, member of an international drug racket, has been arrested for supplying heroin in several cities, including Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), police said Friday. Ashiq Illhai, who used to supply heroin smuggled in from Myanmar, was arrested from Imphal in Manipur Thursday. We got a tip about Illhai from some drug ped...

2 months ago
Human skulls found in Manipur school complex

Imphal, Dec 28 (IANS) Eight human skulls were recovered from an abandoned Manipur school complex where paramilitary forces had set up a base camp during the 1980s, a police official said Sunday. The skulls were extracted from the Tombisana High School complex (in Imphal West district) during digging work Friday and Saturday, the officer said. He said police had launched an inves...

2 months ago
Three killed in Manipur blast

Imphal, Dec 21 (IANS) Three people were killed and four others injured when a powerful blast rocked Manipur's capital city Imphal Sunday, police said. An IED (improvised explosive device) that was planted by the roadside near Khuyathong area, close to Imphal market, exploded at 6 a.m., killing three migrant labourers on the spot and injuring four others, a police official said. H...

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