NORTH EAST

  • Northeast power projects given lower priority: Lal Thanhawla 6 days ago

    Guwahati/Aizawl: Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday lamented that power projects in the Northeast were accorded lower priority by the central agencies and charged NTPC with doing nothing on the 460MW Kolodyne Hydro-Electric Project. Addressing the North East Infrastructure Conclave held in Guwahati, Lal Thanhawla wondered why the NTPC, after...
  • Nagaland CM demands exemplary punishment for attack on Nagas 6 days ago

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang and lone Lok Sabha MP form the state Neiphiu Rio have demanded exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the unprovoked attack on Naga youths at Sikanderpur village in Gurgaon on the night of October 15. In a letter addressed to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh...
  • Delhi: Kiren Rijiju meets members of Northeast groups; promises to book all culprits of hate crime 1 week ago

    Gurgaon: Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju met representatives from Northeast groups on Saturday. There has been a huge outcry from the community for being targeted. Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with the attack on two young men from Nagaland in Gurgaon. Police have called...
  • News 360: Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court has granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's and has suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. ...
  • North East attacks: Crimes or hate crimes? 1 week ago

    A suspected hate crime was reported in Bangalore where a Manipuri student alleged that he was beaten up by people who demanded he speaks in Kannada. Three people had been arrested in connection with the case. ...
  • Kiren Rijiju against big power projects, favours 300-500 MW projects 1 week ago

    Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday said he is "traditionally" against construction of big dams in North East and favoured smaller ones with 300-500 MW capacities. "Traditionally I am not for big hydro power projects in North East. I am not in favour of 4,000 MW...
  • Northeast India, particularly Assam, facing threat from al-Qaeda: Sonowal October 16, 2014

    Tezpur (Assam): The northeast, particularly Assam is facing a serious threat from al-Qaeda and Jihadi militants, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal claimed here on Thursday. "There is information that the al-Qaeda has base in most of the districts of Assam and we have to take an united stand against these fundamentalist forces,"...
  • Spain should not dump tikitaka, says Joan Capdevila September 21, 2014

    Former world champions Spain will have to wait to regain their past glory but they need not discard their attractive brand of football that earned them fans and laurels, World Cup winning defender Joan Capdevila told Reuters in an interview. Spain's golden spell during which they won the 2010 World Cup...
  • Give North East share of China's investment to India: Tarun Gogoi September 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday sought a share of China's US dollar 20 billion investment committed by its President Xi Jinping for the north eastern region. "North East (NE) is a part of India. Give importance to NE and Assam. We are neighbours of China. In fact, we...
  • Mary Kom: Someone from the North East could have played my role, but the movie might not have been a hit September 8, 2014

    To spread her Imphalbased boxing academy all over the country, Olympian boxer M C Mary Kom wants Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who acted in the biopic 'Mary Kom', to become its brand ambassador. "I will soon approach her to become the brand ambassador of my boxing academy. Hopefully she will agree,"...
  • Music bands from North East prefer metro cities to homelands September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: More and more music bands from the sevensister states, whose music range from rock to grunge, and progressive metal to heavy metal are seen to base themselves in metro cities, which seem to offer them endless music making opportunities. The heavy metal and rock bands from northeastern states have...
  • Independence Day: Centre alerts North East over possible terror attacks August 10, 2014

    Agartala/Guwahati: The Union Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states over possible terror attacks in the runup to Independence Day, officials said on Sunday. The ministry has asked the states to take steps to foil any attempt by militants to upset peace. "The Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states...
  • Gurgaon: Brawl turns ugly, 40yearold man files police complaint July 28, 2014

    Gurgaon: A 40yearold man registered a case with the Gurgaon Police after he got into a brawl with two men in an aberrated state. All the three are residents of Nathupura in Gurgaon where they stay in rented accommodations. The incident is reported to have happened on Sunday night. Police have...
  • Watch: Is India a racist country? This video shows the ugly truth of how northeast Indians face racism in India July 24, 2014

    The rising crimes against students from northeast India in Delhi are shocking. Nido Tania, a young student from Arunachal Pradesh, was brutally attacked and killed by a mob in Lajpat Nagar in January this year. His only fault was that he had a different hairstyle. This week another man from...
  • 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 allIndia 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 NorthEast 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 jobrelated 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 May 29, 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 8, 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...