Northeast

  • ISL: Spain's Koke signs for NorthEast United FC 6 days ago

    Shillong: NorthEast United FC on Monday announced that they have signed Spanish striker Sergio Contreras Pardo, commonly known as Koke, to strengthen the club's attacking frontline. The 31-year-old striker started his football career in 2001 and signing him means the club will benefit from his 13 years experience, the club announced...
  • NorthEast United FC sign Englishman James Keene September 12, 2014

    Guwahati: Indian Super League franchise NorthEast United FC have brought on board another international player, signing English striker James Keene, a product of the Portsmouth FC youth scheme in England. The 28-year-old striker debuted in the 2005 English Premier League under Harry Redknapp, who is one of the senior most managers...
  • Cabinet clears Rs 5300-crore telecom infra project for North East September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday approved an over Rs 5,300 crore project to boost telecom infrastructure and connectivity in the North East Region. "The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for implementing a Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the North-Eastern Region (NER)....
  • Northeast need development for peace, says VK Singh September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The northeast region needs development to bring about peace, Minister Of Development Of North Eastern Region, VK Singh said on Saturday. "Northeast region is full of natural resources... development starts everything and if it does not exist, everything will fall. This region needs development which can bring peace,"...
  • NSUI, AISA aim to garner northeast students' votes using racism as issue for upcoming DU polls September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Students organisations are trying hard to garner votes of northeast students in the upcoming Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls, with "ending racial discrimination" becoming an important issue in their manifestos. In their manifestos, the Congress' student wing National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and Left-wing All India Students'...
  • NorthEast United sign Garcia, Mtonga and Tzvoras for ISL September 3, 2014

    Shillong: NorthEast United Football Club on Wednesday announced the signing of Portuguese defender Miguel Garcia, Zambian midfielder Kondwani Mtonga and Greek goalkeeper Alexandros Tzvoras for the inaugural edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) that will be played October 12-December 20. Garcia is a product of youth academy of Sporting...
  • Historians to develop syllabi, bridge knowledge gap on Northeast August 29, 2014

    Shillong: Concerned over a knowledge gap about the Northeast over decades that has created stereotypes and increased misunderstandings, historians and scholars met in Shillong to consider the development of a syllabi and teaching tools on the region for under-graduate and post-graduate students across the country. Organized by the Centre for North...
  • Sikkim's Robin and Kunzang recruited by NorthEast United FC in ISL August 26, 2014

    Gangtok: Two Sikkimese footballers, Robin Gurung and Kunzang Bhutia, have been included in the Indian Super League Team - NorthEast United FC, co-owned and operated by Bollywood star John Abraham and Shillong Lajong FC. Gurung, a good technical defender first turned up in the year 2002, in the Under-12 category at...
  • NorthEast United appoint Ricki Herbert as manager for ISL August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand men's team coach Ricki Herbert was appointed at the manager of the NorthEast United Football Club on Tuesday for the inaugural edition of Indian Super League (ISL). Ricki managed New Zealand for eight years from 2005-2013. He also represented the New Zealand at the 1982 World Cup. Ricki,...
  • African Cup winner Isaac Chansa in Indian Super League August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Zambian International & African Cup of Nations 2012 winner, Isaac Chansa has been signed by Lajong FC and will also be plying his trade for NorthEast United Football Club in the Indian Super League, due to start on October 12. The club has also confirmed signing of Cornell Glen,...
  • Gurgaon: Brawl turns ugly, 40-year-old man files police complaint July 28, 2014

    Gurgaon: A 40-year-old 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...
  • Delhi HC 'pained' by violence against Northeast people July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Pained' by continuing incidents of violence against people from Northeast despite its orders, the Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a report from the government on the steps taken by it to curb "the menace plaguing the society". A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw...
  • Seven new trains for North East; Rs 5,116 crore for ongoing projects July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: It's good news for Northeast in this rail budget as government on Tuesday proposed seven new trains besides earmarking Rs 5,116 crore for various projects in the region. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda announced a premium train -- Kamakhya-Bengaluru Premium Express -- and an AC weekly express train between...
  • Northeast to have air ambulances soon July 1, 2014

    Guwahati: Patients from difficult-to-access locations in the landlocked northeastern states can heave a sigh of relief, as a Guwahati-based hospital is planning to launch air ambulance services to ferry patients from across the region. The Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC) on Tuesday unveiled a plan to launch air ambulance and medical...
  • World Bank grants Rs 8 crores for developmental projects in Northeast June 19, 2014

    Guwahati: The World Bank on Thursday awarded grants worth $1.4 million (over Rs 8 crore) to 12 organisations for various developmental projects in Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram. "From low cost eye care, to tapping unbanked populations through technology, to providing energy efficient solutions for water and sanitation issues -- these...
  • Priority is to take the Look East policy forward: General VK Singh May 29, 2014

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh took charge as the Minister for Development of the North East region. He said his priority is to take the Look East policy forward to enhance development in the region. ...
  • Gen VK Singh promises to find solution to harassment of NE people May 28, 2014

    Newly-appointed Minister for Development of North Eastern Region General (Retd) VK Singh on Wednesday promised to find a solution to the harassment of people from the area, saying it is his top priority. 63-year-old Singh, who was appointed Minister for DONER with independent charges, said that he "strongly condemns" the harassment...
  • 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...
  • Delhi Police launches Facebook page for Northeast people May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: People from the Northeast residing in the national capital and even outside can now share their problems on Facebook as the Delhi Police on Friday launched a page on the social networking site especially for them. They can contact the Delhi Police top brass through www.dpfne.com. The Facebook page,...
  • Mumbai LS polls: Maximum contrasts in maximum city April 23, 2014

    Mumbai, the maximum city is also the one with maximum contrasts. In the north-east constituency of Mumbai, life on the two sides of the highway literally presents the two faces of the city. Ghatkopar and Mankhurd lie on two sides of a highway in northeast Mumbai. While one is eager...
  • Delhi: Two arrested for racist remark against northeast student April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Two youth were arrested on Sunday for passing a racist remark against a student from the northeast, police said. Amit Kumar, 22, and Akash Kumar, 23, both residents of Bihar's Chhapra, were arrested after Hemang Haokip, 25, complained against them for the racist comment made midnight. The incident took...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 9, 2014

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  • News 360: EC seeks report on 'Kargil War' remark, Azam Khan defiant April 9, 2014

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • A Billion Votes: EC seeks report on Azam Khan's 'Kargil War' remark April 9, 2014

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • Parties in Delhi fail to impress voters from Northeast April 1, 2014

    As the campaign for Lok Sabha polls reaches a fever pitch for seven Lok Sabha seats, candidates are having a tough time wooing voters from the Northeast who feel almost all political parties have failed to address their "key" concerns. People from the eight NE states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal...
  • Terrorists kill 11 people in their homes in Nigeria March 5, 2014

    Officials say Islamic terrorists have burned 11 people to death inside their homes in northeastern Nigeria, where frequent attacks have claimed at least 130 lives in the past four days alone. The attack late on Monday at Jakana village in Borno state occurred about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from a village...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Kejriwal quits as CM after Assembly rejects Jan Lokpal Bill February 14, 2014

    Arvind Kejriwal's roller coaster ride as the Delhi Chief Minister came to an end on February 14, 2014 just 49 days after he assumed office along with his six colleagues as his government failed to table the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly following a high-voltage clash with Congress and...
  • 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...