Manipur activist bags Femina Women Award

NEW DELHI: Noted civil right activist Ms. Binalakshmi Nepram from Manipur has been awarded the prestigious L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards for this year in the category of “Face of a Cause”. She is the first from North East who has ever won such a prestigious award. Receiving the award recently in a glittering function at Mumbai Nepram, said, “In honouring me, Femina has honoured [Full Article...]

Assam dragging its feet on illegal B’deshi migrants: Supreme Court

New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Assam Government for “dragging its feet” and rejected its “vague” and “highly unsatisfactory” affidavit on the steps taken regarding the influx of illegal Bangladesh nationals through the porous Indo-Bangla border in the state. The apex court expressed “displeasure over the conduct of the state government” and questioned its “seriousness” in taking steps to comply with its [Full Article...]

Arunachal earns Rs 544.21 crore revenue from power sale

Itanagar: The power sector in Arunachal Pradesh has earned a revenue of Rs 544.21 crore in the last six years, state Power (electrical) minister Tanga Byaling said on Tuesday. During 2009-10 the department earned Rs 75.81 crore, Rs 90.82 crore (2010-11), Rs 80.53 crore during 2011-12, Rs 84.80 crore in 2012-13, Rs 93.08 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 119.17 crore in 2014-15 (till January [Full Article...]

Rhino population in Kaziranga up despite poaching

Jorhat:Rhino population in Kaziranga National Park has registered an increase of 72 even as 54 pachyderms were poached at the world heritage site since 2013. According to the latest rhino census,the animal population has been estimated to be 2,401 in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) while the figure was 2,329 after the census in 2013, KNP Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) SK Seal Sarma said. However, [Full Article...]

Tawang Festival begins today

 Itanagar:The three-day Twang Festival, a mega tourism extravaganza will begin at Tawang, an important seat of Mahayana Buddhism bordering China from today. Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Minister Pema Khandu chaired a high level meeting at Tawang to chalk out the detailed road map for successfully holding the event. The yesterday’s meeting was attended among others by Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi, Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik [Full Article...]

Tripathi to take charge as Mizoram Guv before Apr 9

Aizawl: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who has been given additional charge of Mizoram, will assume office before President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to the state on April 9. The state must have a governor during the President’s visit, a Raj Bhavan official told PTI. Aizawl Raj Bhavan sources said that the outgoing governor Aziz Qureshi, who returned to Aizawl from Delhi on Sunday,told [Full Article...]

Assam criticises Centre for fund cut

Guwahati: Criticising the Centre for reduction in the fund allocation to the state, the Assam government on Monday said it has provided employment opportunities to around 1.2 lakh people since 2001. Jobs had been given to people in Assam as there was  no industry, however, jobs were made available to the people . Since 2001, we have given jobs to 1.2 lakh youths,” state [Full Article...]

Contain tribal issue in Nagaland: State BJP urges govt

Kohima: The Nagaland Unit of BJP has strongly urged the State Government to take immediate and appropriate steps to contain the Tuensang ‘tribal issue’ before the situation goes out of hand. A party statement here said, in an emergency meeting held on Sunday, the BJP Nagaland stated that it has the ‘first-hand experience on how the people of Tuensang are suffering in the wake [Full Article...]