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Manipur CM presents Start-up scheme funds

Our CorrespondentImphal, Feb. 17 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday presented a year-wise report of the funds allotted, sanctioned and utilized for the Start-up scheme. Responding to a question raised by the opposition MLA O Surjak...

17 Feb 2020

Arunachal governor pitches for appraisal system for teachers

Itanagar, Feb. 17 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra on Monday pitched for an appraisal system for teachers, stressing that there is a need for a wave to improve the quality of education in the state. Addressing the inaugural session of the ...

17 Feb 2020

Assam one of India’s most investor-friendly states, says CM

Kolkata, Feb. 16 (PTI): Assam is one of the most investor-friendly states in the country with diversity of culture being its hallmark, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Sunday. There is a spirit of brotherhood among people of different commun...

16 Feb 2020

Tribal people not getting any jobs in Tripura, says former CM

Agartala, Feb. 16 (PTI): Former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday alleged that tribal people in Tripura are not getting any jobs as BJP workers and supporters are getting all work under MGNREGA and other government schemes. As the tribal people...

16 Feb 2020

Fast track probe into APSSB irregularities — CM to officials

Itanagar, Feb. 16 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday directed officials to fast-track probe into alleged irregularities in the examination conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB). In a statement, th...

16 Feb 2020

Steel fence project to stop cross-border killings along Bangla border ‘rusting’ — Officials

New Delhi, Feb. 16 (PTI): A strategic project to erect an anti-cut ‘steel fence’ along the Indo-Bangladesh border to bring down cross-border crimes and killings is hanging fire as the frontier force of that country is yet to give its nod, officia...

16 Feb 2020

Nagas of Manipur celebrate seed sowing festival Lui-Ngai-Ni

Our CorrespondentImphal, Feb. 15 (EMN): The Nagas of Manipur celebrated “Lui-Ngai-Ni,” a seed sowing festival, with the theme “Oneness through culture” at Ukhrul district, 84 km northeast of Imphal. The two-day event was organised by the Unit...

15 Feb 2020

Tripura all set to start collecting data to prepare NPR

Agartala, Feb. 15 (IANS): As part of the country-wide exercise, the BJP-ruled Tripura is getting ready to collect the necessary data to prepare the National Population Register (NPR), officials said on Saturday. Tripura Census Department Director Pra...

15 Feb 2020

Police complaint against former NRC coordinator Hajela

Guwahati, Feb. 15 (IANS): A police complaint has been filed against former Coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, Prateek Hajela, for allegedly tampering with records related to the citizenship exercise, sources said on Frid...

15 Feb 2020

Manipur Budget session begins, governor highlights govt. achievements

Our Correspondent Imphal, Feb. 14 (EMN):  The Budget session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly begun on Friday with the address by the Governor Najma Heptulla. Addressing the House, the governor pointed out the achievements of the state g...

14 Feb 2020

Jhuming, deforestation in Manipur, Nagaland hamper mithun production

Dimapur, Feb. 14 (EMN): Former director of the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, Dr. Narendra Prakash said jhuming and rampant deforestation in Manipur and Nagaland are major constraints in mithun production and development. Speaking as...

14 Feb 2020

Long pending rail projects in NE to be completed by 2023 — Railway Board chairman

New Delhi, Feb. 14 (IANS): Emphasising on better rail connectivity in Northeast region and Jammu & Kashmir, the Indian Railways will complete the long pending railway projects of national importance in the region by 2023, Railway Board Chairman V...

14 Feb 2020

Missing data row: FIR against former NRC official

Guwahati, Feb. 13 (PTI): Hours after Assam’s updated citizenship data disappeared from the website ‘www.nrcassam.nic.in’, an FIR was filed against a former NRC official for allegedly failing to submit the password to the sensitive document befo...

13 Feb 2020

38,664 candidates to appear for HSLC examination in Manipur

BoSEM introduces new answer script booklet Our CorrespondentImphal, Feb. 13 (EMN): A total of 38,664 candidates including 19,824 female candidates will be appearing for High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) 2020 examination across 140 examination ce...

13 Feb 2020

Two Tripura youths sentenced to death for rape-murder

Agartala, Feb. 13 (IANS): A special district court in southern Tripura on Thursday pronounced death sentence for two youths accused of the brutal gangrape and murder of a 14-year-old girl. Special Public Prosecutor Paltu Das said special district cou...

13 Feb 2020

MHA asserts NRC data safe; Wipro says authorities didn’t renew service contract

New Delhi, Feb. 12 (PTI): The Centre on Wednesday sought to allay concerns over data of the contentious Assam NRC going offline, asserting that the dossier is safe though there are some technical issues while IT major Wipro said its service contract ...

12 Feb 2020

Assam: Congress to start 2nd phase of ‘Padyatra’ against CAA today

Guwahati, Feb. 12 (PTI): Opposition Congress on Wednesday announced it would start its second phase of ‘Padyatra’ (march) against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act across the north bank of the Brahmaputra from Thursday. The ‘Padyatra...

12 Feb 2020

Novel Coronavirus: China returnee put under ‘home isolation’ in Mizoram

Aizawl, Feb. 12 (PTI): One more student returning to Mizoram from China has been put under “home isolation” as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the state, taking the total number of such cases to seven, a heal...

12 Feb 2020

Manipur: Ringui’s Got Talent audition to begin on Feb. 20

Our CorrespondentImphal, Feb. 12 (EMN): The 6th edition of Manipur’s talent hunt called “Ringui’s Got Talent” will begin the first round of audition on February 20 at the Classic Grande in Imphal. According to the organisers, another audition...

12 Feb 2020

Tripura Left leader seeks increased wages for prisoners

Agartala, Feb. 12 (IANS): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former Tripura Finance and Health Minister Badal Choudhury on Wednesday demanded an increase in the wages of convicted prisoners in the state. Choudhury in a letter to Chie...

12 Feb 2020

AAP’s victory belies BJP’s multifaceted attack on people — Manik Sarkar

Agartala, Feb. 11 (IANS): Former Tripura Chief Minister and CPI-M politburo member Manik Sarkar on Tuesday described Aam Aadmi Party’s victory in the Delhi Assembly polls as a “triumph over BJP’s multifaceted attack on the people”. The Arvind...

11 Feb 2020

Manipur CM launches e-KUBER payment system

Our CorrespondentImphal, Feb. 11 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today launched e-KUBER payment system of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the state. Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary DR Suresh Babu, P...

11 Feb 2020

Mizoram CM arrives in Manipur for Zo Kutpui festival

Our CorrespondentImphal, Feb. 11 (EMN): Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has arrived in Manipur’s Churachanpur district headquarters, about 65 km south of Imphal to attend Zo Kutpui 2020, a festival. The 2-day festival which will conclude on Febr...

11 Feb 2020

Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul’s son found dead in UK

Dimapur, Feb. 11 (EMN): Shubanso Pul, son of former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul, has been reportedly found dead under mysterious circumstances at his apartment in Brighton, United Kingdom (UK), family sources informed on Tuesday. It is reported ...

11 Feb 2020

KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi again remanded to judicial custody

Guwahati, Feb. 10 (PTI): A special NIA court on Monday remanded Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti chief advisor Akhil Gogoi, arrested under the stringent UAPA during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, was remanded again to judicial custody ...

10 Feb 2020