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Tag: North East

Upholding peace, holistic growth of NE key task for Modi govt: Amit Shah
Upholding peace, holistic growth of NE key task for Modi govt: Amit Shah

Addressing the 'Swarn Jayanti Samaroh' (Golden Jubilee celebrations) of Ramakrishna Mission School at Narottam Nagar (Deomali) in Tirap district, he said that since Modi government came to power, a holistic development agenda was undertaken to develop the northeast region at par with the other states of the country.

Two Earthquakes Hit Parts Of North East

Three more jolts hit various parts of Manipur since the beginning of the new year, including two on January 4 in Tamenglong and Chandel areas.

Projects In North-East
PM Virtually Launches Rs 15K Cr Connectivity Projects For N-E

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched several connectivity projects costing Rs 15,000 cr in Assam on Thursday. He said that these projects would not only boost trade, economy and industrialisation but also open a new chapter for the tourism industry in the northeastern region. The Prime Minister said that the projects would make connectivity […]

COVID-19 Impact: Economic Distress Causes Rise In Smuggling In NE

Guwahati/Kohima: Industry body FICCI on Sunday said the recent rise in smuggling in the northeastern region can be attributed to economic distress insinuated by Covid-19 pandemic. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) said loss of jobs and lack of income due to recurrent lockdowns have left citizens without a means of […]

North-East Has Potential To Become India's Growth Engine: PM Modi

Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that peace has been established in the northeastern region, asserting that the region has the potential to become India’s growth engine. “Road blockades have become history in Manipur, the decades-old violence in Assam has ended. In Mizoram and Tripura, youths also have deserted the path of violence […]

Agartala airport to be 3rd international airport in northeast

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala: After Guwahati and Imphal, the Agartala airport is set to become the third international airport in the northeastern region by the end of this year or by early 2020, a Minister said here. “The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has informed us that their ongoing works to make Agartala’s Maharaja Bir […]

Terror attacks in India, excluding J&K and N-E, killed 884 civilians, 29 security men from 2004 to 2018

New Delhi: A total of 864 civilians and 29 personnel of security forces were killed in 47 terror attacks witnessed from 2004 till last year in the country, excluding Jammu and Kashmir and North East, as also the incidents of Left Wing extremism. At least 3,202 civilians and 44 security personnel were injured in these […]

Zoramthanga takes oath as Mizoram CM

Aizawl: The Mizo National Front (MNF) government led by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Saturday assumed office in Mizoram, ending the Congress’ 10-year rule in the state. Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Zoramthanga and his 11 Council of Ministers at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan here. Zoramthanga, 74, took […]

India will lose 2,305 sq km forest cover by 2025: Study

Kolkata: A staggering 2,305 sq km of forest cover in northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands — slightly more than the size of Mauritius — could disappear by 2025, a simulation study by ISRO scientists has predicted. “The overall predicted loss of forest cover by 2025 is estimated to be 2,305 km square in […]