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Rainstorms hit Indian northeast, normal life

Agartala/Aizawl/Imphal, April 24 (IANS) Seasonal cyclonic rains and thunderstorms have hit northeastern states damaging houses and disrupting power supply and transport, officials said on Friday. The storms, accompanied by rains, damaged power supply system in different parts of Tripura, Power Minister Manik Dey told the media in Agartala. Over 2,500 electric poles were damaged, ...

3 days ago
Bird flu in Manipur, culling of fowl starts

Imphal, April 20 (IANS) Bird flu or avian influenza has resurfaced in northeastern state of Manipur and the culling of poultry fowl began on Monday, official said. Manipur Chief Secretary P.C. Lawmkunga told reporters: Samples of sick poultry birds from the ICAR (Indian Council of Agriculture Research) poultry unit at Lamphelpat were found to contain H5 strain of avian influenza virus.<...

9 days ago
BJP president to make maiden visit to northeast

Agartala/Aizawl, April 14 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah will on Thursday begin his maiden visit to the eight northeastern states to strengthen the party organisation in the region, party leaders said on Tuesday. Between April 16 and April 28, Shah would visit the eight northeastern states in three phases and hold a series of meetings with party leaders and address public meetings, Bhara...

14 days ago
Rs.10,000 crore for power transmission in northeast

Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) The union power ministry has rolled out a Rs.10,000 crore project to strengthen the transmission and distribution network in the the eight northeastern states of the region, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Thursday. The minister was participating in the two-day all-India power ministers conference, being held at the Administrative Staff College here. ...

22 days ago
Odisha awaits nod for international flights

Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Even 17 months after getting the tag of an international airport, commercial operations are yet to begin at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. Despite several requests from the Odisha government, the union civil aviation ministry is yet to give its final nod to low cost international carriers to commence flights to and from the lone full-fledged airp...

23 days ago
Three killed in militant attack in Manipur

Imphal, March 31 (IANS) At least three people were killed and two others injured in a militant attack on a village in Manipur on Tuesday, police said. Heavily armed guerrillas attacked the people, killing three on the spot, in Ukhrul district bordering Myanmar. Two others were injured in the attack, a police official said. The militants attacked the village when paramilitary forc...

1 month ago
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...

1 month ago
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....

1 month ago
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...

1 month ago
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...

1 month ago
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...

2 months ago
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 ...

2 months 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 ...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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.

2 months 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...

3 months 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...

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