NORTH EAST

  • My responsibility to nourish Natural Economic Zone for North East, says Modi in Kohima December 1, 2014

    Kohima: Reaching out to the North East, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his priority is to nourish the land as a Natural Economic Zone. "My responsibility is to nourish the NEZ for NE which means Natural Economic Zone for the North East," he said. He also announced a special...
  • ISL 2014: FC Goa looking for hat-trick of wins on home soil December 1, 2014

    Margao: A keen contest is on the cards as FC Goa will be looking to complete a hat-trick of wins when they play their last match of the Indian Super League (ISL) at home against Northeast United FC (NEUFC)on Monday. With three rounds to go, the league is poised for an...
  • What's wrong in inviting PM Modi, asks Tripura CM Manik Sarkar December 1, 2014

    Agartala: Tripura's Marxist Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address his Cabinet on good governance. Modi is currently on a tour of the North East states. Defending his decision, the CM asked, "What is wrong in inviting the PM to meet the...
  • Islamic State a cause of concern but won't let it gain a foothold in India: Rajnath Singh November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Amidst recent reports of growing influence of the Islamic State in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the banned terror outfit's impact in India is a cause of concern. However, he added that he had confidence in the security forces which are ready to face all kinds of...
  • Bengaluru: North-eastern boy attacked for objecting eve-teasing, rushed to hospital November 19, 2014

    Bengaluru: A 22-year-old Manipuri student was allegedly attacked by three men in North East Bengaluru on Wednesday evening. According to police, the victim noticed three men eve-teasing a girl. When the student objected to this, one of the men allegedly hit the student. The student then went to Kothanur police...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata seek elusive win against North East United FC November 18, 2014

    The standings may show them at the top but it is not all that rosy for Atletico de Kolkata and they would be aiming to end a four-match winless streak when they take on North East United FC in their return leg ISL fixture here on Tuesday. Having started off with...
  • People of Kashmir, Northeast very much part of India: Vivek Oberoi November 17, 2014

    Srinagar: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi today said there was a need to shed the bias against the people of Kashmir and northeast India to give the youth from these places a chance to connect with their counterparts in rest of the country. "We say that we are ready to go to...
  • Meghalaya police on high alert on terror cells' issue October 30, 2014

    Shillong: Meghalaya police have been put under high alert on the possible presence of terror sleeper cells in the state in view of the state's porous border with Bangladesh, a senior officer said on Thursday. Certain pockets in the state's plain belts region in the Garo Hills close to Assam and...
  • Only 39 of 80,000 personnel from Northeast in Delhi Police October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The northeast has an almost negligible presence in Delhi Police - just 39 personnel, or a mere 0.05 percent, from the eight states among the 80,000-strong force. Officials feel the number needs to be increased to help fight rising incidents of crimes against the northeastern community. According to official...
  • Northeast power projects given lower priority: Lal Thanhawla October 18, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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 October 17, 2014

    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? October 17, 2014

    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 October 17, 2014

    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...