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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...]

Tripura sanctions Rs 1 cr for zoo

Agartala: Tripura government has provided an emergency aid of Rupees One Crore for immediate improvement of Sepahijala zoo at southern outskirt of Agartala, following death of four common leopards of inbred family in Feline babeisiosis – tick-borne malaria last week. Principal Secretary, Forest Dr V K Bahuguna said here on Monday that the state government has taken a serious note after death of all [Full Article...]

Funeral for slain Mizo policemen held

Aizawl: Mizoram government on Sunday vowed to take firm action against Hmar People’s Convention-Democrats as a funeral was held here with full police honours for the three Mizoram policemen gunned down by suspected extremists of the Manipur-based outfit in an ambush on Saturday. Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, legislators, chief secretary Lalmalsawma and senior officials paid their last respects by laying wreaths [Full Article...]

Decision on prepaid mobile services today

New Delhi: Doubts persist over continuance of pre-paid mobile phone services in Assam, Jammu and Kashmir  and other Northeastern states beyond March 31 as government is yet to take a decision on extending permission to telecom service providers for the facility in these sensitive regions. If a decision is not taken within the next two days, about 33 million subscribers may be affected. A [Full Article...]

Northeast briefcase

3.4 magnitude quake hits Arunachal Pradesh New Delhi:A moderate intensity quake measuring 3.4 magnitude on the Richter Scale, struck Upper Subansiri of Arunachal Pradesh early this morning.The tremblor, which shook the region at 0633 hrs, was epicentred at 27.9 degrees North Latitude and 94.3 degrees East Longitude, said a statement by the Indian Meteorological Department. Its focal depth was 10km.(UNI) Mother & daughter ploughed [Full Article...]

Tripathi’s swearing in: Mizo govt yet to decide

Aizawl:Mizoram government is yet to decide when the West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, appointed by the President to take additional charge of Mizoram, will be sworn-in here. State Protocol Officer David L Pachuau said that the state government was likely to take up the matter by Monday. State’s Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi was sacked by the Centre yesterday and Tripathi was appointed to [Full Article...]