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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

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

NE ignored for years; now becoming growth engine — PM

New Delhi, Feb. 6 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said for years the north-eastern region was ignored but things changed under his government, and it has now become a growth engine. Replying to a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the ...

06 Feb 2020

North-eastern states unite against HIV/Aids

Our CorrespondentImphal, Feb. 6 (EMN): The second edition of the North East Multi-Media campaign 2019-20, to combat HIV and Aids in the region was held with the theme “North East United Against HIV and AIDS” in Imphal on Thursday. To reach out to...

06 Feb 2020

Coronavirus screening centres along Myanmar, B’desh borders

Guwahati/Aizawl/Agartala, Feb. 5 (IANS): To combat the threat of novel coronavirus threat, Indian authorities have set up screening and testing centres along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, officials said on Wednesday. The Airport Authority ...

05 Feb 2020

Foundation stone laid for Manipur’s first film city

Our CorrespondentImphal, Feb. 5 (EMN): The foundation stone of the Manipur’s first film city, called as Centre for Culture & Moving Images (Cultural & Heritage Complex) was laid on Tuesday at Ringui village, in Ukhrul District. Speaking at ...

05 Feb 2020

T-Series to launch talent hunt programme in Northeast

Our CorrespondentImphal, Feb. 4 (EMN): T-Series, India’s largest music label and production house, is making all-out effort to launch a talent hunt programme in the Northeast to hone the talents in performing arts and make world-class feature films...

04 Feb 2020

7 killed, 30 injured in Assam road accidents

Goalpara (Assam), Feb. 4 (PTI): Seven people were killed and 30 others injured in two bus accidents in Assam’s Goalpara district on Tuesday, police said. Six people were killed and 30 others injured when a speeding bus fell into a ditch in Kutahuti...

04 Feb 2020

NFR releases Safety Bulletin ‘Anubhav’

Dimapur, Feb. 4 (EMN): The general manager NF Railway, Sanjive Roy released the quarterly (January – March, 2020) issue of the safety bulletin “Anubhav” at Maligaon on February 3. The Pr. Chief Safety Officer of NF Railway Manoj Kumar Agrawal a...

04 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi in Assam on February 7

New Delhi, Feb. 3 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Bodo-dominated Kokrajhar town of Assam on February 7, a government official said. This will be the prime minister’s first visit to the Northeast since it witnessed se...

03 Feb 2020

Coronavirus testing counters in Northeast airports

Guwahati/Aizawl, Feb. 3 (IANS): In view of the novel coronavirus threat in China, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) with the help of the concerned state governments have set up screening and testing counters in most of the airports of northeast In...

03 Feb 2020

Government to ensure improved flow of funds to Northeast — FM

New Delhi, Feb. 1 (IANS): The Northeast region has a very high priority in government’s developmental agenda, said the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday, stressing upon that the government will to ensure smooth access to fin...

01 Feb 2020

Fix skewed agri credit in Northeast — Economic Survey

New Delhi, Jan. 31 (IANS): To boost agriculture in Northeast states, the Economic Survey 2019-2020, which was tabled by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament on Friday, pointed out the need for increasing financial inclusion to ...

31 Jan 2020

Assam govt. wants Sharjeel Imam in Guwahati for interrogation — Himanta

Guwahati, Jan. 31 (PTI): The Assam government wants to bring Sharjeel Imam, arrested in a sedition case over his controversial “cut off-North-East-from-India” remark, to Guwahati for interrogation, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said ...

31 Jan 2020