NORTHEAST INDIA

  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • WB, NE a hotbed of investment frauds: probe April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid a raging controversy over alleged cheating of gullible investors by Saradha group, the regulators have found that West Bengal and Northeastern states have become a hotbed of such frauds and NRIs from these regions account for a large chunk of defrauded people. While the Centre has announced...
  • 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Northeast India January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the richter scale hit Northeast India on Wednesday morning at 7:11 am. The epicentre of the earthquake was the MyanmarIndia border region. There was no immediate report of any damages. More details are awaited. ...
  • Southeast Asia looks to India amid tensions with China December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The dozens of vehicles that roared into northeast India this week on a rally from Indonesia symbolize deeper ties between the South Asian giant and Southeast Asia, but the dreadful roads along several parts of the 8,000 km journey also show how much remains to be done. The caravan...
  • Night trains cancelled in northeast for security reasons October 7, 2012

    Silchar/Agartala: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has cancelled all night trains connecting Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur through southern Assam for an indefinite period due to security reasons, an official said on Saturday. "The decision on cancellation of night trains for an indefinite period was taken following firing at the Agartalabound Agartala...
  • 'Private airlines not keen to operate in northeast' September 4, 2012

    Shillong: The North Eastern Council (NEC) is not finding a suitable airline company to operate in the northeastern states, an official of the regional planning body said on Monday. "We had floated tenders thrice to select a dedicated airline to operate in the region but no big private players showed any...
  • Chennai: Looking at the ban on 'chinki' June 13, 2012

    Chennai: If people were put into the slammer for say, anything up to five years, every time they referred to a NorthEast Indian as chinki, our states jails just wouldnt be enough. Why? Because knowingly, unknowingly or casually, most of us have used the word and not considered it a...
  • Calling NE people 'Chinki' to fetch jail term? June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: While those who dwell in the cyberspace has been debating the justification of sending someone to five years in jail for calling someone 'chinki,' the directive from the MHA, which this tweet debate stems from, does not spell anything like this. In an attempt to prevent racial discrimination against...
  • Sikkim quake toll rises to 28, rescue efforts on September 19, 2011

    New Delhi: At least 28 people have lost their lives and over 100 injured after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Sikkim on Sunday evening. Authorities fear the toll could rise further. The exact extent of damages is yet to be assessed as relief and rescue is yet to reach affected...
  • Antony to visit NE states to review security February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of China's rapid military modernisation in Tibet, Defence Minister AK Antony will visit the northeastern states for two days from Friday to review the security situation and infrastructure developments ordered there by the government. Antony will be accompanied on the trip by the army chief, General...
  • Assam: ULFA, govt to begin peace talks February 10, 2011

    New Delhi: On Wednesday morning, United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) chiefs met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to iron out last minute glitches and then in the afternoon, the eightmember ULFA delegation flew out of Guwahati along with a 13 memberAssam government delegation and arrived in New Delhi for...
  • Undocumented language found hidden in NE India October 6, 2010

    Washington: A "hidden" language spoken by only about 1,000 people has been discovered in the remote northeast corner of India by researchers who at first thought they were documenting a dialect of the Aka culture, a tribal community in the foothills of the Himalayas. They found an entirely different vocabulary and...
  • Northeast students question 'racism' in India June 6, 2009

    Guwahati: With stars in their eyes, hordes of students from India's northeast region head towards various parts of the country during admission season. However, previous episodes of unsavoury treatment meted out to northeastern people is what haunts most of them. "Media is abuzz with episodes of attacks on Indians in Australia,...
  • Smokers on the rise in Northeast February 4, 2007

    Guwahati: Today is World Cancer Day and in India, it's the Northeast region, that has a major percentage of the country's cancer cases. The rate of tobacco addiction is on the rise as well. And yet cigarette and tobacco companies enjoy immense subsidies from the government under the Northeast Industrial policy. Meet...