India has conveyed serious concern to Saudi Arabia over a banknote issued by the country recently with gross misrepresentation of Indias external territorial boundaries. This was stated by Anurag Srivastava, the official spokesperson of the Union external affairs ministry during the weekly briefing on Thursday. Srivastava said the central government has taken up the issue  The post India conveys serious concern to Saudi Arabia over wrong map on banknote appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Assam Police has been honoured with India Police Award 2020. The police force of Assam was honoured with the award at a virtual ceremony on Thursday for Assam Police Sishu Mitra, a novel child-friendly policing initiative launched in collaboration with UNICEF India and UTSAH Child Rights Organisation. Confirming the news, Assam Police on its Twitter  The post Assam Police receives India Police Award 2020 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology here has expanded its aroma and floriculture mission activities in Arunachal Pradesh. Dr. G Narahari Sastry, director, CSIR-NEIST, inaugurated the second multi-locational experimental research field at Runne, East Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh, in collaboration with the Bosing Bango Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd., Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday. An  The post CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology expands Aroma Mis
Nagaland registered a total of 70 new Covid19 positive cases in the last 24 hours. With these new cases, the total number of positive cases in Nagaland now stands at 8,894. In his briefing on Thursday evening, principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha said of the 70 new cases, 46 were recorded in Dimapur, 19 in  The post Covid19 positive cases in Nagaland rise to 8,894 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The senior citizens, people with disabilities (PwDs) and Covid19 positive people cast their votes for the Nagaland bypolls to 14 Southern Angami-I (ST) Assembly constituency, scheduled for November 3, in Kohima district. The polling was held on Wednesday and Thursday. Kohima deputy commissioner and district election officer Mohammed Ali Shihab A. said in pursuance of  The post Nagaland bypolls: Senior citizens, PwDs, Covid19 positive people cast votes in advance appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW
A 29-year old doctor has been arrested for allegedly molesting and attempting to murder a woman near Sakawrdai village in the northeastern part of Mizoram bordering Manipur, about 161 km from Aizawl, a police officer said. The accused has been identified as JH Vanlalnunmawia, a resident of Ramhlun North in Aizawl, who is currently working  The post Mizoram: Doctor arrested in molestation and attempt to murder case appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed its strong opposition to the June 02, 2019 decision made by the state cabinet for creation of a single director for school education post by merging the posts of elementary and secondary education directors. The AAPSU in a statement today said the decision taken by the  The post Arunachal students body opposes creation of single director for school education appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
India-Bangladesh border haats are places for socio-cultural exchanges and not just about doing trade, said Bangladesh MP said Shirin Akhter said. Border haats have immensely contributed towards socialization and cultural exchanges between the people on both sides of the India-Bangladesh border, Akhter said. They have played a significant role in strengthening diplomatic ties and people-to-people  The post Border haats are places for socio-cultural exchanges: Bangladesh MP appeared first on NOR
Three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were shot dead by suspected militants on Thursday evening in the YK Pora area of Qazigund in South Kashmirs Kulgam district. The three BJP workers died when unidentified gunmen opened fire at them. They were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared them dead. The Resistance Front (TRF), which  The post Militants kill three BJP workers in South Kashmir appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Chirang police in pre-dawn search operations on Thursday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in western Assams Chirang district. Acting on an intelligence input, a team of police led by the Chirang additional superintendent of police (ASP) launched search operations in two different locations under the Runikhata police station of the district. During  The post Assam: Huge cache of arms recovered in Chirang appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The security forces have apprehended two cadres of NSCN (I-M) near Chumukedima in Dimapur, a defence release said on Thursday. Based on specific input, the security forces, along with police, launched an operation and apprehended the two cadres from the area on Tuesday, the release said. One 7.65mm carbine with magazine, one .32 mm pistol  The post Nagaland: 2 NSCN (I-M) cadres held at Chumukedima appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Meghalaya chief minister and National Peoples Party (NPP) chief Conrad K Sangma on Thursday kicked-off the campaign for the upcoming by-election in Manipur. The NPP chief addressed a poll rally at 22 Wangoi assembly constituency in Imphal West district for party candidate Khuiraijam Loken Singh. The NPP has fielded Loken against the BJPs Oinam Lukhoi  The post Manipur bypolls: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma kicks off campaign, exudes confidence of NPP win appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted searches at four locations in Guwahati and Sangli in Maharashtra in connection with a Delhi gold smuggling case. A top official of the central investigating agency told Northeast Now that these locations are premises related to accused persons and their handlers from where they used to give  The post NIA raids 4 locations in Guwahati in gold smuggling case appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Social networking site Twitter India on Thursday tendered an apology to the joint parliamentary committee on personal data protection. Twitters apology comes days after its location tag in a live broadcast showed Leh and J&K as part of China. The parliamentary panel while expressing strong displeasure over the goof up asked the site to tender  The post Twitter tenders apology for showing J&K and Leh in China appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) on Thursday created another record by selling a Speciality Tea at a record price ofRs 75,000 per kg. After a gap of one year the tea auction centre sold Manohari Gold Speciality Tea in auction sale atRs 75,000 per kg, Guwahati Tea Auction Buyers Association (GTABA), secretary, Dinesh Bihani  The post Assam tea sold for Rs 75,000 per kg at Guwahati Tea auction Centre appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
WhatsApp was found to be the common medium through which online learning material sent among the school students during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to a survey carried out by ASER Centre. In its first-ever phone-based survey carried out in September this year, ASER explored the provision of and access to distance education mechanisms, materials and  The post WhatsApp is the most-used teaching medium amid lockdown: Survey appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
GP Singh, ADGP (law and order), Assam, visited the Assam-Mizoram interstate border in Silchar on Wednesday. Accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Cachar, Keerthi Jalli, DIG Southern Range, Dilip Kumar Dey, SP, Cachar, Bhanwar Lal Meena and other officials, ADGP Singh reviewed the law and order situation in the wake of a bomb blast in a Bengali  The post ADGP GP Singh visits Assam-Mizoram border; reviews law and order situation appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Fresh clashes erupted earlier this month in Myanmars Rakhine States between Myanmars military (the Tatmadaw) and the Arakan Army (AA) and both sides suffered heavy casualties. Clashes took place near the villages of Kyauktan and Aungtharzi in Rathedaung Township in the first week of October and continued for four days, MPs and residents told Northeast  The post Fierce clashes between Arakan Army, Tatmadaw appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Nonagenarian Spility Lyngdoh Langrin, also known as the Iron Lady who stood firm against the proposed mining of uranium from the uranium-rich deposits of Kyllengp-Pyndengsohong-Mawthabah in South West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya has passed away. She was 95. She breathed her last late night on Wednesday. Money cannot buy my freedom, were the famous  The post Meghalaya: Iron lady who stood against uranium mining is no more appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said that all Indians will be vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available and not a single person will be left behind. In an exclusive interview with The Economic Times, the prime minister said that the frontline workers and the most vulnerable category of people are most likely  The post Every Indian will get COVID-19 vaccine, over 28000 cold chain points to monitor distribution: PM Modi appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
At a time when the government has been emphasising on digital education, the survey has revealed that around 20% of rural children do not have textbooks at home. The survey was carried out by the Annual State of Education Report (ASER) in September. It may be mentioned here that in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic,  The post 20 per cent rural children dont have textbooks: ASER survey appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Singer-composer Zubeen Garg, who is also a prolific actor and a seasoned director, has appealed his fans, friends and well-wishers to lodge a complaint with YouTube for stopping the streaming of Kanchanjangha and Mission China the two popular Assamese movies made by the musician himself. Mission China was released in 2017 and it was loved  The post Zubeen Garg urges fans to report against illegal streaming of Kanchanjangha on YouTube appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Nipon Das of Assam was very much excited when he celebrated Durga Puja along with his family members at Nirala Estate Sarbojonin Durga Puja in the National Capital Region (NCR). I had the anticipation that we cant celebrate Durga Puja this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But thanks to the Puja Samiti for ensuring  The post Celebrating Durga Puja far away from home appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Nagaland on Wednesday recorded 98 new cases, taking the states tally to 8824. Of the new cases, 71 were reported from Dimapur, 13 from Kohima, 5 from Mon, 3 each from Tuensang and Mokokchung and 1 each from Kiphire, Wokha and Zunheboto. It may be mentioned here that of all the reported cases, 3,843 are  The post COVID-19: Nagaland records 98 new cases appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The COVID-19 cases in Mizoram rose to 2656 on Thursday morning as 49 new cases were reported from various COVID-19 testing centres of the state. Of the new cases, 36 were confirmed through RT-PCR test, 11 were confirmed through RAgT and 2 were confirmed in TruNat test. Meanwhile, the state now has 417 active cases  The post COVID-19: Mizoram reports 49 new cases appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
In a successful operation against poachers, the police arrested three dreaded poachers and recovered leopard skin and bones from their possession. The three poachers have been identified as Yudhisthis Tatai, Subhash Mirdha and Bullet Munda alias Babu. The arrest was made from near Bihpukhuri under Gingia Police Station in Biswanath district. It has been suspected  The post Assam: Three poachers arrested; leopard skin recovered appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The doctors of Assam have been doing their duty relentlessly after COVID-19 pandemic hit the state. Some of the doctors are giving their hundred per cent to save one life and several doctors have even succumbed to COVID-19 too while carrying out their duties. But it has come to light that some doctors are working  The post Assam: AMCH doctor working without salary for 89 days appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
A total of 198 local residents without any significant travel history tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in Manipur. Among the new patients, 101 are females from the general population and seven patients were personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). The new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed at 23 testing  The post COVID-19: Locals without travel history test positive in Manipur appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Arunachal Pradesh home and rural development minister Bamang Felix on Wednesday called for a holistic approach to bring about all-round development in the Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts. The minister was speaking at a meeting convened to review the progress of construction work on the Joram-Koloriang Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) at Palin, the headquarters  The post Arunachal home minister bats for holistic approach for all-round development appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
A person has been arrested by Tripura Police on charges of molesting a female folk singer after a video, where a group of youths is seen molesting the artiste, went viral on social media. The police, after drawing flak, have taken a suo-moto case on the basis of the viral video. Meanwhile, an FIR has  The post Folk singer molested in Tripura; video goes viral appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The Nagaland health and family department on Wednesday expressed concern over the surge in Covid19 positive cases in the state, particularly in Kohima and Dimapur. In a press briefing in Kohima on the Covid19 situation in the state, health and family department principal director Dr Vizolie Suokhrie said the number of positive cases was stable  The post Concern over surge in Covid19 cases in Nagaland appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The Meghalaya government has reduced the rates of various COVID19 tests to make the tests affordable for the people. An order has been issued on Wednesday by the commissioner and secretary to the health & family welfare, Sampath Kumar in this regard. Kumar said in continuation of the Policy of Paid Testing and in view  The post Meghalaya government reduces rates of COVID19 tests appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has slammed the state government and the health departments lackluster attitude in dealing with the Covid19 pandemic. Addressing media persons at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in Itanagar on Wednesday, APCC president Nabam Tuki said the BJP-led government has failed to control the spread of Covid19 virus in the state.  The post Covid19 pandemic management in Arunachal casual, says APCC chief appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
A total of five persons, including a Guwahati-based specialist doctor, have been arrested by Assam Police in connection with a case related to the use of a proxy candidate in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2020. A case (No 624/2020) was registered in Azara police station under sections 120(b)/419/420/406 IPC r/w 66D IT Act  The post JEE Mains 2020: Guwahati doctor, his son who used proxy to top exam arrested appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
With the detection of 448 new cases and 3 more patients, Assams Covid19 tally increased to 2,05,237 while the death toll reached 917 on Wednesday. Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the states Covid19 status on Wednesday said the new cases have been detected out of 26,150  The post Assams Covid19 tally increases to 2,05,237; death toll reaches 917 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Manipurs BJP candidate Ginsuanhau, who has been elected from Singhat (ST) Assembly Constituency uncontested, was sworn in as MLA at the office chamber of the Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-elected member of Manipur Legislative Assembly at  The post Manipur bypolls: Ginsuanhau takes oath after winning Singhat Assembly seat uncontested appeared first on NORT
Meghalaya government has asked the North Garo Hills deputy commissioner to talk to the counterpart in Assams Goalpara district as several organisations have called for an economic blockade on all routes from the district to Garo Hills. The economic blockade will start on Thursday morning. We have asked the concerned deputy commissioner to engage with  The post Economic blockade: Meghalaya asks North Garo Hills DC to talk to Goalpara counterpart appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the suspension of international flights due to the Covid19 pandemic. The DGCA issued a circular on Tuesday in this regard. In the circular, issued by Sunil Kumar, joint director general, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, said: In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority  The post Covid19 impact: DGCA extends suspension of international flights till Nov 30 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Three youths were arrested on Wednesday on charges of assaulting and injuring a person and his two sons in the Choladhora area of Jorhat town on Navami night. Both the sons of the injured person were admitted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital for treatment. Police sources said the three youths, identified as Ankur Bora,  The post Assam: 3 youths arrested in Jorhat on assault charges appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The Pabindra Nath Sarma and Kunjabala Devi Memorial Journalism awards for best reporting on human rights issues and women issues respectively for 2019 were announced on Wednesday. Diganta Sarma, staff reporter of Assamese weekly, Sadin, has been awarded the Pabindra Nath Sarma Memorial award for best reporting on human rights issues. Kulapradip Bhagawati, sub-editor of  The post Pabindra Nath Sarma & Kunjabala Devi Memorial Journalism awards announced appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The Vigilance Awareness Week-2020 began at the zonal office of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in Guwahati and various other FCI offices across Northeast from October 27. The Vigilance Awareness Week-2020 will continue till November 2, 2020. On the occasion, banners and posters of Vigilance Awareness Week-2020 are being displayed at prominent places of  The post Vigilance Awareness Week 2020 begins at FCI zonal office in Guwahati appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
An FIR has been registered with the Azara Police in Assam against the topper of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains allegedly for using a proxy to sit in the examination on his behalf. The examination was held on September 5. The JEE topper using unfair means to score the highest marks came to light  The post Assam: Proxy candidate scores 99.8% for JEE topper; FIR registered appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Come winter and its not only Assam but the entire country that is set to miss the warmth of the Tibetans. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken a toll on almost everything, has also put a stop to the annual trek of Tibetan exiles in India to other parts of the country to sell their  The post Bleak winter faces Tibetan refugees in India appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Mizoram on Wednesday reported the first COVID-19 death of the state, a health official said. The official informed that a 62-year-old man succumbed to the disease at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) near Aizawl. The patient was confirmed dead at 12 noon on Wednesday, said ZMC medical superintendent Dr H.C Laldina. The deceased was undergoing treatment  The post Mizoram reports first COVID-19 death appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that music and dance can provide relief from the anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Launching the virtual festival of Parampara Series 2020-National Festival of Music and Dance organised by Natya Tarangini in partnership with the United Nations on Tuesday, the Vice President said that music and  The post M Venkaiah Naidu: Music and dance can provide relief from anxiety caused by COVID-19 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that children who were earlier thought to be better protected against coronavirus are now showing signs of being spreaders rather than super-spreaders. This has been seen in Mizoram, where the number of active COVID cases is small, said ICMR Director General BalramBhargava on Tuesday. Among children below  The post ICMR: Children could be COVID-19 spreaders appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Mizorams COVID-19 count reached to 2,607 on Wednesday as 80 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours, a health department official said. The new cases included 27 school students (the majority of whom are boarders), 11 Indian Army personnel and one personnel of Mizoram Armed Police (MAP). The 11 Indian Army personnel were  The post COVID-19: 80 more test positive in Mizoram, state count reaches 2,607 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The Mizoram government on Monday decided to set up child-friendly COVID-19 Care Centres to treat children, who tested positive for COVID-19. According to an official statement, at least 295 children below 18 years of age have so far tested for positive for the virus. Of the 295 children, 4 were below 2 years, 9 between  The post Mizoram sets up child-friendly COVID Care Centres appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
In the latest Health and Family Welfare Statistics (HFWS) in India, it has been reported that 26.3 per cent of women and 59.4 per cent of men between 15-54 years of age consume alcohol in Assam. This is the highest in the country and the national percentages for the same age group are respectively 1.2  The post Assam is the highest alcohol consuming state in India appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The peripheral areas in Lakhimpur district have been witnessing a huge gap in healthcare services for poor connectivity for a long period of time. On Monday a school teacher Indreswar Chamuah (50) of Akhoiphutia village near Ghilamora died while being carried on a bamboo stretcher to the hospital. No proper road connectivity to Akhoiphutia village  The post Assam: Dilapidated connectivity affects COVID care in rural Lakhimpur appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .