Tripura govt seeks Centre’s intervention to cap airfares in northeast

AGARTALA: The Tripura government on Wednesday sought the Centre’s intervention to regulate airfares in the northeast, considering its geographical location. Transport minister Manik Dey demanded the Centre’s immediate intervention to reduce airfares of all the airlines operating in the region and also increase the number of flights to and from Agartala. “The UPA government had deregulated the aviation sector. Despite repeated requests, the new [Full Article...]

Diwali celebrated in Nagaland

Kohima: Diwali, the festival of lights, is being celebrated with enthusiasm and zeal in Nagaland. Despite being a Christian state, this small north eastern state has a sizeable non-Naga Hindu population who are in various government services and business. People have decorated their homes with colourful flowers, candles, lamps and attractive electric lights. Despite appeals and orders from respective district administration, people are seen [Full Article...]

Lok Sabha Speaker to grace Golden Jubilee of Nagaland Assembly

Kohima:The Speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan will grace the celebration of the 50 years anniversary of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) at its complex on November 29. According to official sources oN Thursday the golden jubilee celebration of the NLA will also be addressed by Nagaland Governor P. B. Acharya and other Guest of Honours are Dr S. C. Jamir, Governor of [Full Article...]

Suspended Tripura officer surrenders

Agartala: Block Development Officer Bimal Chakraborty, who was suspended for his alleged involvement in a scam in Sipahijala district, surrendered before a Bishalgarh court today. The Bishalgarh Sub-Divisional court remanded him to police custody for five days. Chakraborty, who was BDO of Bishalgarh, has been suspended for his alleged hand in misappropriation of MGNREGA funds amounting to Rs 17 crore in the past one-and-a-half [Full Article...]

NDFB-S ultras steal forest guards’ rifles

Nalbari:Suspected NDFB-Songbijit ultras stole four rifles from forest guards at Manas National Park in Assam two days after seven Insas rifles were taken away by outfit members from Eco-Task Force of the Territorial Army in Kokrajhar district. Baksa district superintendent of police Mujibur Rahman told PTI today that the militants took three .303 rifles, a .315 rifle, 111 rounds of ammunition, a wireless set, [Full Article...]

210 MV Tuivai HEP runs into roadblock

Aizawl:The much-awaited 210 MW capacity Tuivai hydro-electric project in Mizoram has stalled due to lack of investor and the contractor’s disagreement with the terms and conditions. ‘The biggest ever power project in Mizoram cannot take off as even a single investor has submitted financial bid even after extension of the date,’ minister of state for power Lal Thanzara said. Moreover, the terms and conditions [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

Mizoram to procure 30,000 quintal rice for ‘mega block’ Aizawl:Mizoram government has decided to procure over 30,000 quintals of rice through a contractor to ensure that no one in the state goes without food due to ‘mega block’ by railways. The ‘mega block’ was caused by construction of broad gauge railway tracks at Lumding-Badarpur section in Assam from October one. “Contractor Lalrindika of Zarkawt [Full Article...]

Assam, Nagaland church leaders meet Gogoi

Guwahati:A joint peace mission comprising church leaders of Assam and Nagaland met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to discuss the issues relating to the troubled inter-state border. “Church leaders from Catholic and Protestant churches while apprising the chief minister about peace initiatives undertaken by them in the trouble-torn areas along the Assam- Nagaland border, said status quo has to be maintained at any cost and [Full Article...]