Mizoram bans import of pigs and piglets from Myanmar and Bangladesh

Aizawl, Apr 27 (PTI) Prohibitory orders banning import of pigs and piglets from neighbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh were today issued in Mizoram's southernmost Lawngtlai district. An official statement said that the District Magistrate of Lawngtlai, Dr A. Muthamma issued the order banning import of pigs and piglets from Myanmar and...

Scholars demand setting up of Azad Hind Museum at Kohima

Kohima, Apr 27 (PTI) Renowned scholars, researchers, and professors at a seminar demanded that an Azad Hind Museum be set up at Kohima and Ruzazho village be declared a National Heritage village The two-day seminar on "The Battle of Kohima and its impact on Indian Freedom Movement" was held at...

Arms, ammunition recovered in Manipur

Imphal, Apr 27 (PTI) Manipur police today recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a house in Kangpokpi district and arrested its owner. Two AK-47 rifles, one MA-3 assault rifle, one pistol, seven magazines, 215 live rounds and three camouflaged pouches were seized from the house at Heiroklen...

Land acquisition continuing for Indo-Bangla rail link

Agartala, Apr 25 (PTI) Land acquisition has been continuing before starting construction work for the Indo-Bangla railway network from Tripura, officials said today. The West Tripura district administration has started land acquisition process for Agartala-Gangasagar (Bangladesh) railway link and it was likely to be completed by the next two and...

Union minister lays emphasis on cyber security

Agartala, Apr 26 (PTI) Union Minister of State for IT P P Chaudhary today laid emphasis on cyber security keeping in mind the growing cases of cyber crime. "There is a need to ensure fool proof cyber security since hacking of database is common in the virtual world," he said...

Nagaland govt bans beacon for govt vehicles

Kohima, Apr 26 (PTI) Nagaland cabinet today decided to ban the use of beacon on government vehicles in the state with effect from May 1, 2017. The decision comes in the aftermath of the central government announcement of similar ban on April 19 last with the aim of putting an...

Centenary of eastern territory of SA celebrated

Aizawl, Apr 26 (PTI) India's Eastern Territory of the Salvation Army today began its centenary celebrations here today. The day Lt Colonel Kawlkhuma, a Mizo and pioneer Salvation Army officer arrived in Aizawl, hundred years ago from Shimla after completion of his officer's course. The celebration function held at Dengthuama Stadium...

Install statue of PA Sangma & rename roads after him: NPF

Shillong, April 26 (PTI) The National Peoples Party (NPP) today requested the Meghalaya government to install statue of former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma here and in Tura and rename two roads after him in the state. "I would like to propose the renaming of two roads and space...

Committed to grant ST status of 6 ethnic communities in Assam: Sonowal

Guwahati, Apr 25 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said the central and state governments are both committed to granting Scheduled Tribe status to six ethnic communities of the state. "We are totally committed towards granting ST status to six communities of the state. We are moving in the...

No malaria death in Mizoram in first three months of this year

Aizawl, Apr 25 (PTI) No malaria death has been reported in Mizoram in the first three months of this year, a senior Health department official said today and expressed the hope that the state might be able to completely eradicate malaria soon. Joint Director (Malaria) Dr Thangkima on the occasion...

No development during Cong, LF regime in Tripura: Chaudhary

Agartala, Apr 25 (PTI) Union minister P P Chaudhary today alleged that long regime of the CPI(M) and Congress has failed to bring required development in Tripura. "Congress and CPI(M) have ruled the state for a few decades but they failed to bring the development required," Chaudhary told a press...

Man kills boy suspecting him to be a ghost

Nagaon, Apr 25 (PTI) A three-year old boy died after he was severely beaten up by a person suspecting him to be a 'ghost' in Nagaon district of lower Assam, the police said today. The boy was standing alone on the road at Sarudal Basti of Salna within the limits...

Landslides after heavy pre-monsoon rain in Mizoram

Aizawl, Apr 25 (PTI) Mizoram has been cut off from the rest of the country as landslide, triggered by heavy and incessant pre-monsoon rains, blocked the National Highway 54, official sources said today. The Highway has been blocked since yesterday due to the landslide caused by continuous rainfall since last...

Assam CM, Rudy discuss skill development measures in state

New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today met Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy here and the two discussed a range of issues concerning skill development and entrepreneurship training in the state. During the discussions, Rudy, the Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister, said the Centre would...

GRP seized 3 kg gold biscuits, 5 kg opium at Guwahati Rly Stn

Guwahati, Apr 24 (PTI) Gold biscuits weighing three kg, five kg opium and 14 kg ganja (marijuana) were seized at Guwahati Railway station by the Government Railway Police from four persons, including three women, travelling in three separate trains. During routine checking today, 14 pieces of gold biscuits worth approximately...

3 killed, 20 injured in road accidents

Guwahati, Apr 24 (PTI) At least three persons were killed and over 20 others injured in three separate road accidents in Assam, police said today. Three persons of a 'barati' (wedding party), including the groom s brother, were killed and eight others injured when their vehicle rammed into a truck...

Guv tells Nagaland govt to set up human rights commission

Kohima, Apr 24 (PTI) Governor P B Acharya today appealed to the Nagaland government to set up the state human rights commission at the earliest to ensure human rights of the citizens of the state. "Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993 provides for the creation of state human rights...

66 bldgs abandoned in sinking Hunthar area of Aizawl

Aizawl, Apr 24 (PTI) At least 66 buildings, including a church, have been abandoned and eight buildings dismantled in the Hunthar locality of Aizawl after the area started sinking since last year, state Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department officials today said. The officials said one building was dismantled today, while...

Tripura govt to expand IT facilities in district level: CM

Agartala, Apr 24 (PTI) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today said the state government wants to expand IT and IT enabled facilities in the district level to create jobs for the young generation. "Success of having Information Technology and Software Technology Park will depend on creation of jobs. We must...

PRISM urges Mizo govt to oppose proposed Citizen Amendment bill

Aizawl, Apr 24 (PTI) Aizawl-based anti corruption watchdog People's Right to Information and Development Society of Mizoram (PRISM) today urged the Mizoram government and the opposition parties in the state to strongly oppose the proposed Indian Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. PRISM president Vanlalruata said that the bill, as introduced in...

One killed in road mishap

Kohima, Apr 24 (PTI) A man was killed while another sustained minor injuries as the truck in which they were travelling fell in a deep gorge along National Highway-2 here today. Kohima Traffic Police officers said the truck loaded with tiles and other construction material fell around 200 feet in...

Police, Assam Rifles arrest man with arms and ammunition

Dimapur (Nagaland), Apr 23 (PTI) A joint team of state police and 36 Assam Rifles today arrested a person after arms and ammunition were seized from his possession at Indisen village here. In a joint operation, the police and 36 Assam Rifles conducted a raid at Indisen village and arrested...

Sonowal bats for continuation of NEIIPP till new policy comes

Guwahati, Apr 23 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to continue the existing North East Industrial Investment Promotion Policy, 2007 (NEIIPP) till a new policy is rolled out. "NEIIPP-2007 has led to significant industrial investment in Assam to the tune of around Rs 5,000...

Heavy rain lead to flood-like situation in Meghalaya

Shillong, Apr 22 (PTI) Heavy rain has led to a flood-like situation in at least seven villages of South West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya. However, there has been no report of any loss of life. The incessant rain since Friday has submerged houses, agricultural land besides damaging roads in seven...

Mizoram CM orders removal of his official car’s beacon

Aizawl, Apr 22 (PTI) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has ordered removal of beacon from his official car. The Chief Minister's directive in this regard comes days after the Union Cabinet decided to ban use of beacon lights atop vehicles of dignitaries and government officials from May 1. Lal Thanhawla completely...

Orthodox tea price leading to gradual shift to green tea

Agartala, Apr 22 (PTI) The price of orthodox tea has been dwindling over the years prompting tea planters to gradually shift to green tea production in Tripura. In 2017, tea planters can expect good production and it may break the previous year s production of 9.50 million kg of made...

FIR registered against teacher for harassing minor

Shillong, Apr 22 (PTI) The Meghalaya State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has filed an FIR against a teacher for allegedly sexually harassing a minor girl at school premises in West Khasi Hills, officials said today. "We filed the FIR against the teacher yesterday for harassing the girl,"...

Agarwal appointed judicial commission head in Meghalaya firing

Shillong, Apr 22 (PTI) The Meghalaya government has appointed former Gauhati High Court judge Justice (Rtd) B D Agarwal to head the judicial commission that will probe the alleged police firing in North Garo Hills. "The governor has notified the appointment of Justice Agarwal as chairman of the judicial inquiry...

Assam Govt committed to solving probs of Sarania Kacharis: CM

Guwahati, Apr 21 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said his government is committed to solve all outstanding problems faced by ethnic Sarania Kacharis and help them to contribute to the development of the state. Guided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikash' mission, the BJP-led state...

PMEGP an effective scheme to tackle unemployment: Dwivedi

Guwahati, Apr 21 (PTI) The Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme is an effective scheme to tackle unemployment and generate sustainable employment opportunities in rural and urban areas, Assam Commissioner of Industries and Commerce K K Dwivedi said here today. "Financial institutions like banks play a crucial role in creating employment...
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