Education office set on fire in Churachandpur

Imphal:  Protestors on Wednesday torched the zonal education office (ZEO) in trouble-torn Churachandpur district even as the indefinite curfew which was clamped to control the situation was in force for the third day. Police said the ZEO was set on fire this afternoon as a mark of protest against the passage of three bills in the state assembly on August 31. Reports from Churachandpur [Full Article...]

Assam flood situation worsens, 10 lakh people affected

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam deteriorated as incessant rains pounded the state today and four more persons lost their lives in it as the calamity affected nearly 10 lakh people in over 2,000 villages. The Dibrugarh administration has called in the Army to evacuate marooned people from different parts of the district, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its flood report. [Full Article...]

Flood deluge Kaziranga and Pabitora Park

Guwahati: The current wave of flood has inundated two very important wildlife protection areas in the state, Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, in Assam besides so far affecting about nine lakh people in 18 districts of Assam and caused extensive damage to roads, bridges, embankments, houses and standing crop over an area of 1.43 lakh hectares. Union minister of state for [Full Article...]

Centre assures Arunachal of funds for Ayurveda Medical College

Itanagar: The Centre has assured Arunachal Pradesh of sanctioning funds for setting up a 50-bedded Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital at Tezu in Lohit district. The assurance came when state Health and Family Welfare Minister Rajesh Tacho called on Union Minister of State (Independent) for AYUSH Shripad Yasso Naik in New Delhi on Wednesday to apprise him about the rich and rare medicinal plants [Full Article...]

US interested in improving connectivity in NE

Guwahati: With South Asia being one of the least internally connected region, the US has envisaged interest in working on improving connectivity in this part of the world, with North East India as a focal point. This was stated by US Ambassador to India Richard Verma during a press interaction here on Wednesday at the end of his two-day visit to Assam as part [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Arunachal Pradesh releases state’s share for education, health Itanagar:  In line with the decision taken to ensure timely release of the state’s shares for education and health sector, Arunachal Pradesh government has released Rs 28.93 crore as the state’s share against various centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) under health and education sector. This includes Rs 2363.80 lakh under SSA, Rs 343.21 lakh under RMSA, Rs. [Full Article...]

Manipur violence: death toll rises to eight

Imphal:  Three persons were killed on Tuesday when police opened fire on protesters in Manipur’s Churachandpur district taking the overnight toll to eight as fresh violence erupted there, forcing the authorities to continue the indefinite curfew imposed on Monday night. The police said that they opened fire on a mob which attacked Churachandpur police station, leaving three of the agitators dead. Two of the [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

US Ambassador, Consul General call on Assam Governor Guwahati: American Ambassador to India Richard Verma and American Consul General in Kolkata Craig L Hall paid a courtesy call on Assam Governor PB Acharya at Raj Bhavan here on Monday. They were accompanied by  Gaurav Bansal, Consul for Political & Economic Affairs, Kolkata. They held discussions over various issues including the development of the North [Full Article...]