Northeast

  • 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • FTP: Attacks on Northeast students: Time for icons of the region to speak up? February 12, 2014

    With the reports of attack on Northeast people in the last week and the death of Arunachal Pardesh boy Nido Taniam, serious questions have been raised over their security. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if the time has come for icons of the region to...
  • Nido Taniam death case: Bail plea of accused to come up in court today February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the post mortem report of Arunchal Pradesh student Nido Taniam suggested that he died of injuries caused to his head and face, bail plea of the three accused will come up in the Saket court on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court will also hear...
  • Two Manipuri boys attacked in Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over safety of people from north east gains heat, two Manipuri boys were attacked in Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar area on Sunday night. Unidentified men attacked the boys who are in their early 20s in Ambdekar Nagar at around 10 PM on Sunday. The victims were...
  • Nido Taniam died due to injuries on head and face, says autopsy report February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam died due to injuries to his head and face, according to the autopsy report. The reports say that the injuries found on the 20-year-old were reportedly caused by a blunt object. It confirms that severe internal bleeding led to his death following a...
  • Delhi Police forms SIT to probe Manipuri minor's rape case February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing flak from the High Court over slow pace of Nido Taniam's case, the Delhi Police has now constituted a Special Investigation Team to probe the rape of a 14-year-old Manipuri girl in Delhi's Munirka. The victim's statement was recorded before the Magistrate on Sunday. The Vasant Vihar police...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show February 9, 2014

    On this show, students from north east pick up CJ mike to speak out against discrimination faced by them in mainland India, actor Amir Khan speaks on the upcoming one billion rising campaign, your social media interactions on Nido Taniam's death and more from our digital coverage from ibncj.com ...
  • HC pulls up Delhi Police over attack on Northeastern people February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has come out strongly against the Delhi Police over the death of the Northeastern student Nido Taniam in the national capital. The court questioned why such attacks have continued despite special cells having been set up in 2012. The court has also asked the...
  • Taniam death: Students from Northeast demand justice, over 300 court arrest February 6, 2014

    Students from the Northeast states continue to protest in Delhi demanding justice for Nido Taniam and to end discrimination against them. Over 300 students on Thursday courted arrest. ...
  • Taniam death: Minister seeks suspension of Question Hour in Parliament February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Nido Taniam's death is likely to rock Parliament on Wednesday as it resumes the Winter session. Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering has given a notice for the suspension of Question Hour in Parliament over the Arunachal boy's death. Taniam was beaten to death in Delhi's Lajpat...
  • Taniam death: Kejriwal meets Northeast protesters at Jantar Mantar February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met Northeast protesters, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Education Minister Manish Sisodia met them at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Tuesday. The protest was held to demand justice for the death of Arunachal boy Nido Taniam...
  • Nido Taniam death: Police arrest 3, Kejriwal to meet protesters today February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police acted fast and arrested three people in connection with the death of Arunachal student Nido Taniam after the High Court sent notices to the Delhi Government and the Centre seeking a report on the action taken by them. "Six people have been identified in the Nido...
  • FTP: Do residents from N-E face racism, discrimination across metros? February 3, 2014

    After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Northeast students at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the backdrop of the death of a 19-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh and assured strict action against the culprits, CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose spoke to the students from the region. ...