Home Min to send advisories to states on racially motivated incidents: Rijiju

Bangalore: Union Home Ministry will be issuing advisory to state governments on mechanisms to deal stringently with any racially motivated incident, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday. “Racial discrimination should not exist in India, and for that we are going to issue certain advisories to various state governments that there must be stringent provision in the law and mechanism [Full Article...]

Spices Board to set up parks in all NE states

Itanagar: The Spices Board of India would set up ‘Spice Parks’ in all the states of North-East to process and market spices from the region, Board’s Chairman A Jayathilak said here on Saturday. Addressing a seminar here, Jayathilak said that the board officials have held meetings with various state governments and suitable lands have been identified for establishing such parks with funding from ASIDE [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

4 hurt in Dimapur grenade attack, IED blasts in Mokokchung Kohima: What it appears to be factional rivalry between two factions of NSCN, four people, including a minor, were injured in an explosion in Dimapur on Friday night. According to official sources on Saturday, the explosion occurred at the residence of a GPRN/NSCN functionary, identified as ‘Chaplee Secretary’ Kideon Zhimomi, at the fourth Mile. [Full Article...]

Railway ministry convenes meeting over Agartala-Akhaura rail link

Agartala: Ministry of Railway has convened fourth inter-departmental steering committee meeting to review the progress of Agartala (Tripura) – Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway connectivity on October 27 next in New Delhi, Tripura state transport department officials said here on Saturday. The meeting is scheduled to discuss the funding provision of the project and also to finalise the modified DPR of the project for connecting India [Full Article...]

Married women honoured during Ningol Chakkouba fest in Manipur

IMPHAL: Ningol Chakkouba was celebrated in Manipur in gaiety and splendor on Saturday. On this day married women are invited for a feast at their parental house and presented with gifts on the occasion. All community Ningol Chakkouba was also celebrated organized by local clubs and organizations where women belonging to different communities were invited for a feast. Fish stalls were opened since Friday [Full Article...]

Gogoi terms ULFA (I)’s demand for plebiscite untenable

Guwahati: The renewed demand for plebiscite by the anti-talks faction of the ULFA or the ULFA  (Independent) has been rejected by Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi terming it untenable given that people of Assam have been overwhelmingly participating in all elections held in the state under the provision of the India Constitution. Gogoi said that the writing on the wall was very clear for [Full Article...]

Nagaland Governor visiting US to address a workshop

Kohima:Nagaland and Tripura Governor P B Acharya is on a visit to the United States on an invitation to be the chief guest and deliver lecture at a workshop organized by the International Centre for Cultural Studies USA Inc.(ICCS), in Chicago and Detroit. The ICCS will highlight the life of the Native American community of North America. As part of the delegation, a 12-member [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

For a change, Guwahati is clean post-Diwali Guwahat:Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan had its impact in the post-Diwali cleaning exercise here on Friday with the Guwahati Municipal Corporation clearing the wastes from the roads early this morning. Workers with scavenger vehicles cleared huge piles of Diwali revelry remains, including used fire crackers, banana plantains used for holding decorative oil lamps, sweet boxes, [Full Article...]