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Meghalaya gests Best Performer award in National Startup Rankings-2021

Shillong: Meghalaya has won the Best Performer award in the National Startup Rankings-2021, officials said. Besides Meghalaya, Gujarat and Karnataka have also been selected in this category for the award. The results of the 3rd edition of ranking of states on support to the start-up ecosystem were released on Monday by Union Commerce and Industry [] The post Meghalaya gests Best Performer award in National Startup Rankings-2021 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

5 Jul 2022 7:38 am
JD (U) to contest Nagaland Assembly elections without any alliance

Guwahati: The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will contest the Nagaland Assembly election next year without any alliance, the party said in Patna on Monday. Party national President Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh said that JD-U has started preparation for the upcoming election in Nagaland. Our party had contested the 2018 Assembly election in Nagaland and [] The post JD (U) to contest Nagaland Assembly elections without any alliance appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 11:14 pm
Nagaland govt defers CSR conclave

Dimapur: The Nagaland government has postponed the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Investment and Banking Conclave, slated from July 4 to July 6, after Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman rescheduled her visit to attend the summit due to unforeseen circumstances. In a statement, the government said new dates for the conclave will be announced once the [] The post Nagaland govt defers CSR conclave appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 7:22 pm
Tripura: Traditional Kharchi festival to begin from July 7

AGARTALA: The traditional Kharchi fair and festival will be organized this year with much grandeur at the temple of 14 deities situated at Khayerpur in Agartala in the West Tripura district. The festival will be organized in such a grand manner after a gap of two years due to Covid 19-induced restrictions, Tripura Assembly Speaker [] The post Tripura: Traditional Kharchi festival to begin from July 7 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 6:22 pm
Tripura: CM Manik Saha resigns from Rajya Sabha, oath at TLA member on July 8

AGARTALA: Tripura CM Manik Saha will take oath as a member of the Tripura legislative assembly on July 8 next. He has already resigned from the position of lone Rajya Sabha MP from Tripura on Monday in New Delhi, sources close to him said. Saha on his return course from BJPs National Executive held at [] The post Tripura: CM Manik Saha resigns from Rajya Sabha, oath at TLA member on July 8 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 3:03 pm
Tripura journalist attacked by miscreants in Agartala

A senior journalist in Tripura was attacked by miscreants in Agartala late on Sunday night. The Tripura journalist, who was attacked by miscreants, has been identified as Tapas Das. Tapas Das works for Sandan Patrika a daily vernacular from Tripura. The senior Tripura journalist was attacked at Indranagar area in Agartala city. Das sustained injuries [] The post Tripura journalist attacked by miscreants in Agartala appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 2:02 pm
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman postpones Nagaland visit

KOHIMA: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has postponed her visit to Nagaland. Nirmala Sitharaman was, earlier, slated to arrive in Nagaland on Monday. Nirmala Sitharaman postponed her visit to Nagaland due to unforeseen circumstances. Due to postponement of her visit, the Nagaland government has deferred holding of its first-ever Corporate Social Responsibility, Investment and Banking [] The post Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman postpones Nagaland visit appeared first on NORTHE

4 Jul 2022 1:15 pm
Tripura: Two youths murdered, dumped near graveyard

AGARTALA: Agartala city in Tripura witnessed yet another gruesome killing as two youths, reported to be drug addicts, were brutally killed and subsequently their mortal remains were thrown out at a deserted place in the outskirts of Agartala city. Both youths identified as Puspak Saha (31) and Basudeb Debbarma (32) are residents of Agartala city [] The post Tripura: Two youths murdered, dumped near graveyard appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 12:14 pm
Meghalaya: Plans of construction of new bridge near old Umiam Bridge dropped

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya government has informed that it has dropped plans of construction of a new bridge near the old Umiam Bridge. This was informed by deputy chief minister of Meghalaya Prestone Tynsong. Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said that said that plans of construction of the new bridge near the old Umiam [] The post Meghalaya: Plans of construction of new bridge near old Umiam Bridge dropped appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 12:03 pm
Haunted by ghosts, girls vacate Tripura hostel

AGARTALA: An eerie atmosphere prevailed at Kasturba Gandhi Girls Hostel located at Ambassa in Dhalai district of Tripura with rumors of ghosts wandering in its premises are spreading like wildfire. Notably, this is not the first instance of such nature. Four years back some students vacated the hostel reportedly after they got scared of witnessing [] The post Haunted by ghosts, girls vacate Tripura hostel appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 11:28 am
Mizoram: Unscrupulous soil disposal by NHIDCL leads to huge environmental damage

AIZAWL: The unscrupulous disposal of soil by a construction company that works on widening of National Highways across Mizoram has led to huge environmental damage, an official said. Saitual deputy commissioner VL Hruaizela informed that a vast area of forest land, rivers, rivulets or streams and ponds have been destroyed due to failure to dispose [] The post Mizoram: Unscrupulous soil disposal by NHIDCL leads to huge environmental damage appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 11:15 am
Bihar CM announces compensation for families of labourers from state killed in Nagaland road accident

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has announced compensation for kins of labourers from the state who were killed in Nagaland in a road accident. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announced that a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs each for kins of labourers from the state who killed in the road accident in Nagaland would be [] The post Bihar CM announces compensation for families of labourers from state killed in Nagaland road accident appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

4 Jul 2022 9:55 am
Hundreds bid adieu to Tripura army men, who were killed in Manipur landslide

AGARTALA: Hundreds of people gathered in Agartala roads in Tripura, as motorcycle borne youths rallied from MBB Airport to bid final adieu to deceased army men, who hailed from Tripura and were killed in the landslide at Noney district of Manipur. Army men Sanjay Debnath and Prasanta Kumar Deb hailed from Sepahijala and [] The post Hundreds bid adieu to Tripura army men, who were killed in Manipur landslide appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Jul 2022 7:18 pm
NGT asks Nagaland government to respond on plea seeking shut down of Dimapur garbage dumping site

DIMAPUR: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Nagaland government and six other respondents to reply to a petition for closure of the garbage dumping ground located at Sunrise colony, Burma Camp, in Dimapur. Hearing the petition filed by Sunrise colony, the Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata, of the tribunal, in an order, on July [] The post NGT asks Nagaland government to respond on plea seeking shut down of Dimapur garbage dumping site appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Jul 2022 7:00 pm
NDA Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu to visit Tripura on July 5

AGARTALA: BJP-led National Democratic Alliances (NDA) Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu is slated to visit the Northeast state of Tripura on July 5. During her visit to Tripura, Draupadi Murmu will try to garner support for her candidature for President of India. This was informed by Tripura assembly speaker Ratan Chakraborty. During her visit to Tripura, [] The post NDA Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu to visit Tripura on July 5 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Jul 2022 6:14 pm
Sikkim: Nairobi flies spotted, over 100 SMIT students infected

GANGTOK: Nairobi flies, a species of rove beetles and native to East Africa, have been spotted in the Himalayan state of Sikkim. Over 100 SMIT students have contracted infections after coming in contact with the Nairobi flies at Majhitar in Manipal, Sikkim. The infections caused by the Nairobi flies are spreading in and around the [] The post Sikkim: Nairobi flies spotted, over 100 SMIT students infected appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Jul 2022 5:14 pm
Tripura: On my birthday help the needy, says TIPRA chief Bubagra Pradyot Debbarma

Tripura royal scion and chief of TIPRA party Pradyot Debbarma has urged all to extend a helping hand to the needy people on his birthday. If you really love me then please help a family with ration, tin sheet for roof, clothes for children, tweeted Pradyot Debbarma. Debbarma asked all his followers to refrain from [] The post Tripura: On my birthday help the needy, says TIPRA chief Bubagra Pradyot Debbarma appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Jul 2022 4:48 pm
Tripura: CPI-M veteran Manik Sarkar calls for unity against BJP

AGARTALA: Veteran CPI-M leader and former chief minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar has called for unity against the BJP. This clarion call from the veteran CPI-M leader comes ahead of the Tripura assembly election slated to be held next year. Manik Sarkar has accused the ruling BJP in Tripura of setting a wrong [] The post Tripura: CPI-M veteran Manik Sarkar calls for unity against BJP appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Jul 2022 4:13 pm
Tripura: TET qualified youths threaten agitation

AGARTALA: Job aspirants in Tripura, who qualified for recruitment after clearing the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), have threatened to launch a state-wide agitation. The Tripura TET qualified job aspirants have demanded the Tripura government to immediately recruit them in schools in the state. The Tripura TET qualified job aspirants said that they will be compelled [] The post Tripura: TET qualified youths threaten agitation appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Jul 2022 2:55 pm
Tripura: Fraudulent call, Rs 1.17 lakh conned from woman

AGARTALA: An Agartala woman lost money to the tune of Rs 1.17 lakh as she fell prey to cyber conmen. The victims daughter Dipali Deb, a resident of the Bardowali area of Agartala lodged a specific FIR with the West Agartala police station narrating the whole incident. She said the account from where the money [] The post Tripura: Fraudulent call, Rs 1.17 lakh conned from woman appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Jul 2022 8:28 am
Nagaland: 5 killed, three injured in hit-and-run case

Dimapur: In a hit-and-run case, five persons were killed and three others injured in the Kukidolong area near Jharnapani on National Highway-29 on Saturday. The incident occurred in the morning when a Tata truck (MN01AA 0272) coming from the opposite side hit a Kohima-bound regional taxi (EECO van NL07T 0757) killing three persons (all males) [] The post Nagaland: 5 killed, three injured in hit-and-run case appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 Jul 2022 9:55 pm
Tripura: Snubbed IPFT faction merges with TIPRA

AGARTALA: In what appears to be a significant political development, a big faction of the ruling IPFT severed its ties with the ruling dispensation to join TIPRA Motha, the ruling force in the tribal district council areas. According to TIPRA, around 8,000 IPFT supporters from over 1,800 families joined the party in presence of the [] The post Tripura: Snubbed IPFT faction merges with TIPRA appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 Jul 2022 8:13 pm
Nagaland: Contraband drugs worth Rs 20 lakh seized in Kohima

Dimapur: Nagaland police seized one lakh contraband Yaba tablets from a vehicle near Peducha in Kohima district and arrested two persons in this connection. Superintendent of Police (Crime) and PRO, police headquarters, Kohima, in a release said that based on specific input police personnel of the narcotic cell mobile unit intercepted a Guwahati-bound vehicle AS01-DB-4512 [] The post Nagaland: Contraband drugs worth Rs 20 lakh seized in Kohima appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 Jul 2022 7:35 pm
Jobs in Nagaland : Nagaland University Recruitment 2022

Applications are invited for various project based positions in Nagaland University Nagaland University is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for an ICAR- All India Coordinated Research Project on Pig. Name of post : Junior Research Fellow (JRF) No. of posts : 1 Qualification : Post Graduate degree [] The post Jobs in Nagaland : Nagaland University Recruitment 2022 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 Jul 2022 5:53 pm
Tripura: Rs 65 crore for Queen Pineapple cluster development

AGARTALA:The government of Tripura has taken an initiative to set up the Queen Pineapple cluster development program in the Sepahijala district. Official sources said funds to the tune of Rs 65 crore have been sanctioned for the ambitious project planned to help the farmers get optimum benefits out of the cultivation. Also Read: Assam: Man [] The post Tripura: Rs 65 crore for Queen Pineapple cluster development appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 Jul 2022 4:58 pm
Tripura: TIPRA chief Pradyot Debbarman flays BJP over release of fund to council

AGARTALA: TIPRA chief Pradyot Kishore Debbarman has slammed the ruling BJP in Tripura for acting contrary to its own slogan of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas. BJP keeps harping on its development agenda for all but at the implementation level the difference is visible, Debbarman said on Friday. Comparing the funding patterns of Agartala Municipal Corporation [] The post Tripura: TIPRA chief Pradyot Debbarman flays BJP over release of fund to council appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 Jul 2022 7:50 am
Tripura CM Manik Saha to quit RS membership, take oath as Assembly member next week

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha will resign as a member of the Rajya Sabha and will take oath as a member of the Assembly next week. Chief Minister Saha was elected to the Tripura Assembly on June 23 after winning the by-poll from the Town Bardowali Assembly constituency. An official from the Chief Ministers [] The post Tripura CM Manik Saha to quit RS membership, take oath as Assembly member next week appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 Jul 2022 6:42 am
African swine fever cases reported in 7 Nagaland districts

Dimapur: The Nagaland animal husbandry and veterinary services department on Friday confirmed African swine fever cases in Dimapur and Kohima districts. It said so far seven districts in the state have been affected by the disease. The directorate of animal husbandry and veterinary services department said positive cases of African swine fever have been confirmed [] The post African swine fever cases reported in 7 Nagaland districts appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

1 Jul 2022 8:15 pm
Nagaland school board suggests measures to address loss of learning due to pandemic

Dimapur: The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) on Friday suggested a number of measures to be adopted by the schools registered under it to address the learning loss of students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It asked the schools to emphasize foundational literacy and said that foundational literacy and numeracy as envisaged in the [] The post Nagaland school board suggests measures to address loss of learning due to pandemic appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

1 Jul 2022 8:04 pm
Nagaland CM Rio asks DCs to be wiser in handling cases

Dimapur: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio urged the DCs of the state to be wiser in handling cases and delivering justice to the citizens when it comes to dealing with modern laws and instituted customary laws. He also asked them to bring up the printed relevant laws in local dialects to let citizens understand them [] The post Nagaland CM Rio asks DCs to be wiser in handling cases appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

1 Jul 2022 7:51 pm
Assam: NH-44 connecting Tripura closed for traffic after breaching of highway in Karimganj

Guwahati: The National Highway 44 connecting Tripura from Silchar has been closed for traffic following a heavy breach of the highway at Poamara near Karimganj town in South Assam. PWD officials said all traffic from Silchar to Tripura and return would be routed through Karimganj town. The stretch of National Highway along the Karimganj Bypass [] The post Assam: NH-44 connecting Tripura closed for traffic after breaching of highway in Karimganj appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

1 Jul 2022 6:29 pm
Assam: Tripura University professors innovation ensures potable water for flood-hit Silchar residents

Silchar town in Cachar district of Assam has been the worst flood-affected part in the state. Silchar town in Cachar district of Assam continues to reel under flood water for the 11th consecutive day. Residents of Silchar town in Cachar district of Assam have been facing shortage of basic commodities, including water, due to the [] The post Assam: Tripura University professors innovation ensures potable water for flood-hit Silchar residents appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

1 Jul 2022 12:28 pm
Meghalaya police not equipped to detect drugs at entry points: DGP LR Bishnoi

SHILLONG: Meghalaya police is not equipped to detect drugs at entry points of the state. This was stated by director general of Meghalaya police (DGP) LR Bishnoi. Technically we are not yet equipped (to detect drugs) at entry points, the Meghalaya DGP said. However, Meghalaya DGP LR Bishnoi added that police conduct checkings at check [] The post Meghalaya police not equipped to detect drugs at entry points: DGP LR Bishnoi appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

1 Jul 2022 9:40 am