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Helpline for people from NE to be set up: Rijiju

‘No stone will be left unturned to control  racist attacks on NE people’ Gurgaon:  Helpline for people from Northeast will be set up in major cities starting from Gurgaon in the wake of the recent racist attacks.This was on Saturday announced by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who was here to review the law and order situation following an attack on [Full Article...]

NE power projects given lower priority: Lal Thanhawla

Guwahati/Aizawl:  Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday lamented that power projects in the Northeast were accorded lower priority by the central agencies and charged NTPC with doing nothing on the 460MW Kolodyne Hydro-Electric Project. Addressing the North East Infrastructure Conclave held in Guwahati, Lal Thanhawla wondered why the NTPC, after having signed an MoU with the Mizoram government about six years back for [Full Article...]

‘Insurgence to Resurgence’ theme of N-E festival

Guwahati: After a hugely successful inaugural last year, the second edition of the North East Festival is back in a brand new avatar in the capital. Being held from 7th to 10th November 2014 at IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi, this year’s edition of the festival will be focused on the various business and investment opportunities that the region presents, apart from showcasing the multifarious [Full Article...]

NCBC Chairman, Gogoi discuss OBC classification issue

Guwahati:  National Commission for Backward Classes Chairman Justice V Eswaraiah on Saturday met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and urged him to order classification of OBCs to find out the most backward and socially disadvantaged section among them. Gogoi also agreed that there was need for classification of castes into backward, most backward and extremely backward categories depending on social, educational and economic factors, CMO [Full Article...]

Rijiju against big power projects, favours 300-500 MW projects

Guwahati:  Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday said he is “traditionally” against construction of big dams in North East and favoured smaller ones with 300-500 MW capacities. “Traditionally I am not for big hydro power projects in North East. I am not in favour of 4,000 MW or 5,000 MW projects. I am fine if one or two big projects [Full Article...]

Centre to relax ‘Protected Area Permit’ in some places

Guwahati:  The Centre has decided to relax norms for ‘Protected Area Permit’ required for foreigners to visit parts of North East along with some other places in a few bordering states to promote tourism, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Friday. “We have decided to relax the norms of Protected Area Permit. I have discussed it with my senior ministers,” [Full Article...]

Rs 16 crore sanctioned for Arunachal capital roads

Itanagar:  The Arunachal Pradesh government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 16 crore for re-carpeting and black topping of all dilapidated sector roads in the state capital with a total length of 293 km, government spokesman Bamang Felix said here on Friday. “The repairing and maintenance works for these roads have already been started,” Felix disclosed in a press conference here this evening. He [Full Article...]

‘Insurgence to Resurgence’ theme of N-E festival

Guwahati: After a hugely successful inaugural last year, the second edition of the North East Festival is back in a brand new avatar in the capital. Being held from 7th to 10th November 2014 at IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi, this year’s edition of the festival will be focused on the various business and investment opportunities that the region presents, apart from showcasing the multifarious [Full Article...]