The protest is also pertaining to issues related to floods, influx of migrants, complete scrapping of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, providing constitutional safeguards to the indigenous communities, the imposition of Inner Line Permit (ILP) to protect the indigenous people in all northeastern states and implementation of the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, 1985.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]