Regional

NE to improve east-west trade via Indo-Myanmar route

From C K  Nayak Nay Pyi Taw: The ASEAN economic ministers meeting which ended on Wednesday with a call for more fiscal cooperation among the member states and associates  has sent a distnict message to North East which will be the  catalyst since it is the gateway to the rising region. More importantly, China which was enjoying an enviable position in the group and [Full Article...]

Manipur to allot Hydro Electric Projects to NEEPCO

Shillong: The State Government of Manipur on Thursday signed  the Pre Implementation Agreements (PIA) towards allotment of  four Hydro Electric Projects (HEP) namely, 51 MW Tuivai, 60MW Irang, 67MW Khongnem Chakha and 190MW Pabaram HEPs to the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) for detail investigation and subsequent execution. The signing in ceremony was held here at Imphal in a glittering function attended [Full Article...]

CBI searches premises of former Assam ministers

Guwahati: Residence of former education and health minister of Assam and an incumbent Congress MLA, Dr Himanta Bishwa Sarma and office of the satellite TV channel owned by his wife were among the 14 places in Assam where sleuths of the CBI conducted search operations on Thursday in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam as part. The CBI team also searched residence and office of another [Full Article...]

Gogoi reviews situation

Assam-Nagaland border clash Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday reviewed the prevailing law and order situation in Golaghat district where three persons were killed in police firing following violence along the state border. Gogoi, who is closely monitoring the situation ever since disturbances broke out along the inter-state boundary, directed Deputy Commissioner Julie Sonowal to ensure regular supply of relief materials to [Full Article...]

PMJDY inaugurated in Aizawl and other dist HQ

Aizawl: The Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) or ‘People’s Wealth Scheme’ was on Thursday launched simultaneously in Aizawl and all the district headquarters of the state along with the rest of the country. Acting Chief Minister R. Lalzirliana, who inaugurated the PMJDY handed over State Bank of India passbooks to ten women from the suburbs of Aizawl city. Lalzirliana urged the Centre and the [Full Article...]

Seventy per cent afforestation achieved in Arunachal

Itanagar: Setting an example, the Arunachal Pradesh Environment and Forest Department has achieved 70 per cent afforestation in the state at a time when forest areas are decreasing alarmingly in the country. The afforestation programme was undertaken under the State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority in 2010 in the areas where trees were cut by user-agencies for various purposes. A Supreme Court [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Difficult to implement ILP if Nagas don’t take up const jobs: Zeliang Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang on Thursday said unless all forms of construction works are taken up by the people of the state, it will be difficult to strictly implement the Inner Line Permit. It is the construction sector which has the maximum potential for employment, both for skilled and [Full Article...]

Flood claims forest staff in Kaziranga Park, situation grim

Guwahati: All the forest camps (about 100) inside the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an abode of one-horned rhinoceros, have been submerged in flood water of the mighty Brahmaputra River that flows by while animals of the Park have scurried to the hilly areas to the south of the protected zone crossing the perilous national highway 37. A forest staff, [Full Article...]