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NGT ban on M’laya coal hits Rlys: Centre

GUWAHATI: Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda has said that Railways will lose nearly Rs 50 crore of revenue annually due to the NGT ban on coal mining in Meghalaya. Gowda, who was on a day-long visit to Guwahati on Tuesday, said the Centre aims to complete 34 various ongoing projects of Indian Railways in the NE over the next 5-6 years that will entail an [Full Article...]

Paul takes oath as acting Mizoram governor

Aizawl: Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul on Tuesday took additional charge as the governor of Mizoram. Paul was sworn-in as the state’s 14th governor by Justice Lanusungkum Jamir of the Gauhati High Court in a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan here. The Congress-ruled Mizoram has the dubious distinction of having five governors in less than two and a half months. (IANS)

Railways to complete 34 projects in North East in 5-6 yrs: Gowda

Modi to inaugurate Dudhnoi-Medipathar railway link Guwahati: The Centre aims to complete 34 various ongoing projects of Indian Railways in the northeast over the next 5-6 years that will entail an additional investment of around Rs 35,000 crore. “My focus is to complete the ongoing projects and not to announce any new one. We have 34 different projects going on in the northeast with [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Assam begins decentralisation process within police force Guwahati: Assam government today started the process of decentralisation in the police force by giving power to the district Superintendent of Police for transfering Inspector or lower-ranked officials without any permission from the DGP. “The process of decentralisation in the Assam Police has set in with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi giving the final approval,” an official release [Full Article...]

Cong, BJP, AIUDF win one seat each

Guwahati: The ruling Congress and Opposition , BJP and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) won seat each out of the total three Assembly constituencies in Assam, where bye-elections were held on September 13 last. While Congress and AIUDF retained Lakhipur and Jamunamukh LACs respectively, the BJP bagged Silchar LAC, official sources said here. AIUDF’s Abdur Rahim Ajmal has won the Jamunamukh constituency, defeating [Full Article...]

Nagaland Minister apologises to media on defamation suit

Kohima: Nagaland Minister for Roads and Bridges Kuzholuzo Nienu has apologised to the media for a civil defamation suit filed against four local dailies and said he would consult his legal adviser for corrective measures. Addressing a gathering on the occasion of Tenyimia Post Graduate Students’ Union (TPGSU)’s 12th Annual Meet at Ura Academy, Kohima on Monday, Nienu denied any intention of filing cases [Full Article...]

NSTFDC signs MoU with Arunachal State Cooperative Apex Bank Limited

Itanagar: National Schedule Tribe Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC), a government of India undertaking today entered into a Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) with Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank Limited (APSCABL), appointing APSCABL the additional channelising agent for various schedule tribe related programmes for Arunachal Pradesh. Participating in the MoU signing function, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki termed it a red letter day for the [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Political parties start campaigning for Hiyanglam bypoll Imphal: Political parties have started political campaign for bypoll of 38-Hiyanglam Assembly Constituency scheduled on October 15 next. The seat had been lying vacant after Trinamool MLA, M Kunjo expired on Aug 11 last. The Congress is likely to put up former MLA Elangbam Dwijamani. Manipur People’s Party (MPP) has announced that M Amutombi will be contesting [Full Article...]