North East

  • Government rules out changes in AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is understood to have ruled out changes in the controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir and favoured its continuation in the present form in the state. The decision in this regard is understood to have been taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on...
  • Arun Jaitley seeks to bridge gap with North East India July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With an allocation of Rs 53,706 crore in the ongoing fiscal for the North East, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday sought to end the 'sense of isolation' of the region proposing a slew of proposals, including enhanced road and rail connectivity and fostering of organic farming. Underlining the...
  • Crimes against women rises in 6 North East states; Assam tops list July 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend. At the all-India level, Assam remains in the seventh place, like in the previous year....
  • Home Ministry panel in Bangalore to study NE people's issues June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: People belonging to North-East regions residing in Bangalore and other cities of Karnataka attended a meeting and interacted with committee members, former MP and member of the committee H T Sangliana. Sangliana said during the interaction job-related and security related issues surfaced. "The participants raised concern over violation of minimum...
  • NDA plan for development of North East a comprehensive roadmap: Rijiju June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA's plan for development of the northeast is a comprehensive roadmap that hasn't come from any government till now, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday claimed. "Never before such a comprehensive roadmap for the development of northeast has come from any government," the Minister of State for Home...
  • Want to meet Modi to seek repulsion of AFSPA: Irom Sharmila June 14, 2014

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on hunger strike for over a decade, was in Delhi for a court hearing and hoped to meet PM Narendra Modi to seek the repulsion of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. She was asked to appear in a 2006 case of attempting...
  • Former Pawar aide Sangma declares support to Modi's PM bid May 12, 2014

    Ahead of Lok Sabha poll verdict on May 16, former NCP leader PA Sangma on Monday met Narendra Modi and declared support of the North East Regional Political Front led by him to the BJP prime ministerial nominee. Sangma, former Speaker of Lok Sabha, along with his daughter and MP Agatha...
  • CBI charges 7 people in Arunachal student Nido Taniam death case May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet in the murder of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam. Seven people including three minors have been chargesheeted under the charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, wrongful confinement, destruction of evidence and various sections of the prevention of atrocities...
  • Delhi North East decoded at CNN-IBN-Microsoft Elections Analytics Centre April 10, 2014

    Watch all the election-related information on Delhi North East Lok Sabha seat at CNN-IBN-Microsoft Elections Analytics Centre. ...
  • LS polls: Voting in 6 Northeast seats, Sangma, Nagaland CM in the fray April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur are voting in the second phase on April 9. Two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland, one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur and both the Lok Sabha seats in...
  • AAP releases manifesto for North East Delhi constituency March 31, 2014

    Setting up of East Campus on the lines of North and South campuses of Delhi University, establishing schools and regularisation of the unauthorised colonies are among the key proposals in Aam Aadmi Party's manifesto for North East Delhi Lok Sabha contituency. Releasing the manifesto for his constituency, the first of AAP's...
  • LS polls: AAP promises Delhi University's east campus March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The AAP on Monday released the first of its election manifestoes for the capital, promising a Delhi University campus in northeast Delhi. Anand Kumar, a former academic, is the party's candidate from northeast Delhi, one of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies. He said the northeast district was a vulnerable area...
  • BJP leader Manoj Tiwari owns cash and assets over Rs 14 crore March 27, 2014

    Singer, actor and BJP leader from north East Delhi Manoj Tiwari has cash of Rs 4.5 lakh, bank deposits and investments valued at Rs 11 lakh. He has jewellery worth 3.7 lakh. The Cars he drives are worth Rs 91.4 Lakh. Tiwari has properties in Varanasi, Mumbai and Delhi...
  • NCP MP Patil faces Patkar, BJP's Somaiya in Mumbai North East March 20, 2014

    A three-cornered fight is on the cards in the North-East Mumbai Lok Sabha constituency as sitting NCP MP Sanjay Dina Patil is facing a tough challenge from BJP's Kirit Somaiya and Aam Aadmi Party's Medha Patkar to retain the seat. The constituency has by and large remained loyal to Congress since...
  • Congress legislators demand Muslim face for North East Delhi seat March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Five Delhi Congress legislators on Monday met party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed to demand that a Muslim candidate be fielded from the capital's North East constituency for the Lok Sabha polls. They also sought a change of face in the North West district, represented by union Women and...
  • Rahul raises pitch for better connectivity in North-East February 26, 2014

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that poor connectivity in the North East would have to be aggressively addressed to remove the barriers of movement in the rest of the country and to properly utilise the productivity of the people. "The reason for the energy of the North-East people not...
  • Attack on North East people extremely distressing, says Pranab Mukherjee February 15, 2014

    Describing recent incidents of racial violence involving people from North East as extremely distressing, President Pranab Mukherjee has called for urgent steps to assuage feelings of the people of the region. Addressing the two-day 45th conference of Governors which concluded on Friday, Mukherjee termed as "extremely distressing" the recent incidents of...
  • Hopeful of more Lok Sabha seats from northeast: BJP February 13, 2014

    A senior BJP leader on Thursday said in Agartala that the country's northeastern states would contribute more seats to the party's kitty in the Lok Sabha elections. "In the coming Lok Sabha elections the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) would increase its seats and do better in all northeastern states," party's national...
  • 24-year-old Manipuri man in critical condition after being stabbed in Delhi's Saket February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after two Manipuri boys landed up in hospital after being attacked, another youngster from the Northeastern state has been attacked in the national capital on Tuesday morning. In an apparent robbery attempt, the victim, a 24-year-old man, was stabbed in the stomach by unknown men. The...
  • Delhi Police to submit Nido Taniam's autopsy report in Delhi HC today February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police is likely to submit the post mortem report of Arunchal Pradesh student Nido Taniam in the Delhi High Court on Monday. The post mortem report so far has remained inconclusive as to whether he died of the violent assault on him or not. The division...
  • Taniam death: Video showing Arunachal boy on bike with policemen surfaces February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A video footage of Arunchal Pradesh student Nido Taniam has emerged and it shows the 20-year-old being taken away by the police. The video that has been shot on a mobile phone is of just hours before Taniam's death. It was uploaded on a website demanding justice for...
  • Arunachal boy death: Minister Ninong Ering to meet Rahul, Kejriwal today February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Political pressure continues to mount in the Arunacahal Pradesh student death case. Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Ninong Ering along with a group of students is slated to meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday. The group led by Ering will also be meeting Delhi Chief...
  • Students from north-east demand anti-racism law for their safety February 3, 2014

    The death of a student from Arunachal Pradesh in a brawl with shopkeeper in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar area has enraged youngsters across the country. They now want the government to bring in an anti-racist law for their safety. ...
  • Taniam death, two Manipuri girls beaten: Is anti-racism law the need of the hour? February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Is India in need of a strong anti-racism law? The recent attack on a young Arunachal boy and the alleged sexual assault on two Manipuri women make it seem like the demand is justified. "This is not just one incident. We need a strong anti-racism law in India," said...
  • Attack on Arunachal youth leaves north-eastern students fuming February 1, 2014

    The death of a student from Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar area has left the students from north-eastern states fuming. "They don't treat us like people. We are Indians, we are happy being Indians but they differentiate us everywhere," said a student from north east on CNN-IBN's India @9. ...
  • Che in Paona Bazaar: Lazy stereotypes of an uninspired Mind December 1, 2013

    Paona Bazaar lies in the heart of Imphal, Manipur. One can describe this place by its proximity to Bir Tikendrajit Road which had seen the infamous fake encounter case in July 2009. In fact many of the landmarks of the town would tell a story of it being part of...
  • Tea association demands chapter on tea in school syllabi June 9, 2013

    Guwahati: The North East Tea Association (NETA), a leading tea growers association in Assam, has appealed to the state government to include a chapter in the school textbooks on tea and its health benefits. NETA chairman Bidyananda Barkakoty said this while addressing the 16th biennial annual general meeting of the association...
  • Assam govt steps up security along NE Frontier Railway after threat May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Assam government on Monday stepped up security on the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) after a threat issued by a tribal group to disrupt traffic. The group, called the Adivasi People's Army, issued a threat to disrupt rail traffic at Srirampur and Kokrajhar in Assam. Kokrajhar in Assam is...
  • Sharmila's fast hangs like an uneasy conscience around the Indian government's neck: Pradip Phanjoubam March 4, 2013

    Will Irom Sharmila's fast bear fruit, will AFSPA be repealed? Pradip Phanjoubam, editor of Imphal Free Press joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Is there any indication that Irom Sharmila's 12-year-old fast may force the Indian government to repeal AFSPA? Asked by: Mary ...
  • Snapshot: Soha walks the ramp at North East Fashion Fest March 2, 2013

    Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan with designer Sunita Shankar during the inaugural day of North East Fashion Fest 2013 in Guwahati on March 1. PTI Photo. ...