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Meghalaya: Huge cache of arms recovered from Indo-Bangla border

A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from an underground pit in Meghalayas South West Khasi Hills district on Friday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of BSF troops with Meghalaya police launched a joint operation in the deep jungle along the Lakma Nallah that flows from India to Bangladesh and recovered the [] The post Meghalaya: Huge cache of arms recovered from Indo-Bangla border appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 11:35 pm

Mizoram to launch COVID-19 No Tolerance Week from January 24

The Mizoram government will launch aCOVID-19 No Tolerance Week from January 24 till January 31 to control the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, an official statement said. During the no tolerance week, the existing standard operating procedure(SOP), which came into effect from January 8, and COVID-19 Appropriate Behvariour(CAB) would be strictly enforced, the [] The post Mizoram to launch COVID-19 No Tolerance Week from January 24 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 11:12 pm

After Modi became PM, mental distance between Northeast and Delhi reduced: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, the mental distance between Northeast and Delhi has been narrowed down. Shah said that now in 8 states of the Northeast, the BJP and the NDA allies are in power, corruption has been removed and the central funds are being [] The post After Modi became PM, mental distance between Northeast and Delhi reduced: Shah appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 9:27 pm

In a first in Northeast, Mobile Covid-19 testing lab launched in Mizoram

In a first in Northeast, the Centre has launched a Mobile Covid testing facility in Mizoram. The Mobile Diagnostic Laboratory (I-LAB), which has a bio-safety facility, is capable of performing both RT-PCR and ELISA tests. It can also be utilised for testing other infectious diseases like TB, HIV, and therefore will remain relevant even in [] The post In a first in Northeast, Mobile Covid-19 testing lab launched in Mizoram appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 8:53 pm

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma Tests Covid Positive a Day After Meeting Amit Shah, Himanta

Sangma and Sarma had met Shah on Thursday to submit reports on the amicable resolution of dispute in a few areas along the Meghalaya-Assam inter-state boundary.

News18 21 Jan 2022 8:51 pm

Assam: Dibrugarh University gets ISO certification

Dibrugarh University has received certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) following a rigorous assessment. The varsity has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 50001:2018 certification. The ISO 9001:2015 certification implies that the university processes and facilities are in conformity with International Standards. The ISO 50001:2018 certification implies that the university is energy [] The post Assam: Dibrugarh University gets ISO certification appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 8:10 pm

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tests Covid positive

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has tested positive forCovid-19 and he has isolated himself. I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am isolating myself for the required time. I have mild symptoms. All those who came into contact with me last few days are requested to observe their symptoms and test if necessary, Conrad Sangma [] The post Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tests Covid positive appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 7:04 pm

Amar Jawan Jyoti merged with National War Memorial flame

Congress accused the Centre of erasing history by extinguishing the eternal flame Amar Jawan Jyoti at iconic India Gate in New Delhi was merged with the flame at the National War Memorial in a military ceremony followed by a parade on Friday even as Congress slammed the government for the move. The torch-bearing flames from [] The post Amar Jawan Jyoti merged with National War Memorial flame appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 6:16 pm

Is COVID retreating in the U.S.? Data paints encouraging scenario

NEW YORK, Jan 21 (Reuters) New coronavirus cases are falling in parts of the United States hardest hit by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, according to a Reuters analysis of public health data, offering an early indication the virus might once again be on retreat. COVID-19 infections have decreased in 15 states plus Washington, D.C. []

The Sen Times 21 Jan 2022 6:05 pm

Assam: 5 schools in Dibrugarh shut for a week after multiple Covid cases detected

The Dibrugarh district administration has decided to shut down five schools of the district for a week, following the detection of multiple Covid-19 cases in the institutions. Dipika Choudhury, Inspector of Schools, Dibrugarh issued an order for the closure of five schools in Dibrugarh district for a period of seven days after multiple Covid-19 positive [] The post Assam: 5 schools in Dibrugarh shut for a week after multiple Covid cases detected appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 5:49 pm

Will restore old pension scheme for govt employees if SP comes to power: Akhilesh

Lucknow, Jan 21 (PTI) Making an important announcement, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said if his party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh, it will restore the old pension scheme, benefitting lakhs of state government employees who have been agitating for the same for long. On coming to power, the Samajwadi Party []

The Sen Times 21 Jan 2022 5:30 pm

Over 4 crore teens get first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Over 4 crore adolescents between the 15 to 18 age group have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine since the beginning of inoculation drive for them. According to the Co-WIN portal, a total of 4, 00, 67,315 adolescents of this age group have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far. However, a total of [] The post Over 4 crore teens get first dose of Covid-19 vaccine appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 4:49 pm

Nepal imposes tough restrictions as virus cases set record

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) Nepals capital shut schools, ordered citizens to carry vaccination cards in public, banned religious festivals and instructed hotel guests to be tested every three days as it battles its biggest COVID-19 outbreak. The chief government administrator of Kathmandu issued a notice on Friday saying all people must carry their vaccination cards []

The Sen Times 21 Jan 2022 4:32 pm

Senior IAS officer Vikram Dev Dutt appointed as CMD of Air India

New Delhi [India], January 21 (ANI): Vikram Dev Dutt, an 1993-batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India, an official statement from Air India informed on Friday. Dutt takes over from Rajiv Bansal, Secretary in the Ministry []

The Sen Times 21 Jan 2022 3:59 pm

Tripura turning into land of opportunities, hub for trade connectivity: PM Modi on statehood day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that Tripura is turning into a land of opportunities. PM Modi made this statement while addressing the people of Tripura on the occasion of its statehood day. He added that Tripura has also become a hub for trade connectivity. Tripura is turning into a land of opportunities and hub [] The post Tripura turning into land of opportunities, hub for trade connectivity: PM Modi on statehood day appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 2:41 pm

Stop verbal assurances, take steps to end repeated abduction of youths by Chinese PLA: Arunachal Congress tells Centre

The Arunachal Pradesh Congress has lashed out at the Centre over repeated abduction of Indian youths by the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). The Arunachal Congress has demanded the Centre to stop giving verbal assurances and instead take concrete steps to ensure an end to repeated abduction of Indian youths by the Chinese PLA. China [] The post Stop verbal assurances, take steps to end repeated abduction of youths by Chinese PLA: Arunachal Congress tells Centre appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 2:04 pm

In last 7 years, Centre worked for development of Meghalaya: PM Modi on statehood day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that the Centre has worked vigorously for the overall development of Meghalaya. PM Modi made this statement while addressing the people of Meghalaya on its statehood day. In the last 7 years, the Centre has worked for the development of the state, PM Narendra Modi said. He added: Meghalaya [] The post In last 7 years, Centre worked for development of Meghalaya: PM Modi on statehood day appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 1:29 pm

Twist to Amar Jawan Jyoti row: Statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to be installed at India Gate

In a big twist to theAmar Jawan Jyotirow, the Centre has announced that a granite statute ofNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose to be installed at India Gate. This big announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself on Friday. The opposition had slammed the Centre for dousing the flame ofAmar Jawan Jyotiat India Gate and [] The post Twist to Amar Jawan Jyoti row: Statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to be installed at India Gate appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 1:06 pm

Indian capital to lift weekend curfew as COVID cases fall source

New Delhi, January 21 (Reuters): Indias capital is set to lift a weekend curfew and allow private offices to be partially staffed after a fall in new COVID-19 infections, a city government official said on Friday. The number of new cases in Delhi has more than halved from a peak of 28,867 on Jan. 13 []

The Sen Times 21 Jan 2022 12:58 pm

Assam: BPF patches up with BJP, to be part of state government again!

Political equations in Assam might soon see another big development as the HagramaMohilary-led Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) has patched up with the BJP. Assam BJP president Bhabesh Kalita whilerepondingto the development said, The BPF has not enjoyed being part of opposition led by the Congress and left itcontemplating to be part of the progressive [] The post Assam: BPF patches up with BJP, to be part of state government again! appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 12:52 pm

Active COVID-19 cases highest in 235 days

New Delhi, January 21 (PTI): India added 3,47,254 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,85,66,027 which includes 9,692 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The active cases have increased to 20,18,825, the highest in 235 days, while the death toll has []

The Sen Times 21 Jan 2022 10:26 am

COVID-19 third wave: 3.47 lakh new cases logged in India at 17.94% positivity rate

Indias COVID-19 woes seems to have become never ending. In yet another massive spike in COVID-19 cases in India, the country, on Friday, logged over 3.47 lakh new cases. India reported3,47,254 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday at a positivity rate of 17.94%. Meanwhile, the number of active cases in the country has risen to20,18,825. [] The post COVID-19 third wave: 3.47 lakh new cases logged in India at 17.94% positivity rate appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 10:25 am

President & PM wish people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura on statehood day

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have wished the people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura on their statehood day. President Kovind said that these three Northeast states are full of natural riches. Greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on Statehood Day. These states, full of natural riches, represent the [] The post President & PM wish people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura on statehood day appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 9:11 am

China daily local confirmed COVID cases fall to nearly two-month low

Beijing, January 21 (Reuters): China reported on Friday the lowest daily tally of local confirmed COVID-19 cases in nearly two months, after a national strategy to quickly curb flare-ups forced worst-hit cities to lock down affected communities and cut business activity. China reported 23 domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms for Thursday, official data showed, []

The Sen Times 21 Jan 2022 8:57 am

Meghalaya: Three injured in Shillong as masked miscreants go on rampage

At least three people inShillong the capital of Meghalaya have sustained injuries after masked miscreants went on a rampage. The masked miscreants attacked people with sharp weapons near theLumdiengjripolice station inShillongon Thursday. One of the injured persons, Chandan Paul (55), a shopkeeper inShillong, was allegedly stabbed from behind. Paul was immediately rushed to theShillongcivil hospital [] The post Meghalaya: Three injured in Shillong as masked miscreants go on rampage appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 Jan 2022 8:48 am

Mortality rate in third wave as low as 0.17% since Jan 1

Even as the daily Covid-19 cases in Assam are increasing at an alarming pace, the death rate in the third wave has been as low as 0.17 % since January 1. In the second wave (considered from April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021), the states mortality rate was 1.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 7:51 am

Assam sees this years first rhino poaching case

Assam recorded the first case of poaching of a one-horned rhino this year at Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, as the carcass of a full-grown rhino was found in the Kohora range of the park on Thursday.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 7:51 am

Non-availability of EVM technicians may delay Assam civic polls

The assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and other other states may delay the municipal elections in Assam that were earlier planned to be held in February.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 7:51 am

Assam registers 7,929 new Covid cases, 12 fatalities

Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the northeast with Assam leading the tally with 7,929 cases and 12 fatalities on Thursday. The positivity rate in the state further surged to 12.92% even as the daily test numbers dropped to 61,359 from 64,699 done on the previous day.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 7:51 am

Manipur Assembly Poll: Over 15,000 arms deposited ahead of elections

Ahead of the Manipur assembly elections, over 15,000 licensed arms have been deposited in the state after the model code of conduct came into force. Chief electoral officer (CEO) Manipur Rajesh Agrawal said on Thursday a total of 15,240 arms have been deposited so far. Agrawal said that around 58 percent of the licensed arms [] The post Manipur Assembly Poll: Over 15,000 arms deposited ahead of elections appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 11:34 pm

Assam & Meghalaya CMs meet Amit Shah on border issue, meeting with MHA officials after January 26

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma, on Thursday evening, met union home minister Amit Shah. The meeting was held at Amit Shahs residence in New Delhi. Assam and Meghalaya chief ministers submitted recommendations of the regional committees on border dispute to Amit Shah. Apprised him (Amit Shah) of regional [] The post Assam & Meghalaya CMs meet Amit Shah on border issue, meeting with MHA officials after January 26 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 9:03 pm

Popular Assamese singer Zublee Baruah releases her first Punjabi song Roka Roka

The song features TVs heartthrob Rohan Mehra and actress Rumman Shahrukh Popular Assamese singer-composer Zublee Baruah whos given several regional hit tracks like Maya Motho Maya, Nahar, Gaan and Janmo to name a few, has forayed into mainstream Punjabi music with an out and out fun track called Roka-Roka. The track starring Rohan Mehra and [] The post Popular Assamese singer Zublee Baruah releases her first Punjabi song Roka Roka appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 8:57 pm

Assam logs 7929 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate jumps to 12.92%

Assam, on Thursday, logged 7929 new COVID-19 cases. These new cases in Assam were detected at high positivity rate of 12.92%. COVID-19 positivity rate in Assam on Thursday witnessed a jump of 0.03%. Out of the new 7929 COVID-19 cases logged in Assam on Thursday, 1716 cases were reported from in and around Guwahati city. [] The post Assam logs 7929 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate jumps to 12.92% appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 8:41 pm

SC to hear Tarun Tejpals plea for in-camera hearing in sexual assault case tomorrow

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by former editor of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal against the Bombay High Court, which declined to entertain his application for an in-camera hearing of the appeal filed by the Goa government against his acquittal in the sexual assault case. A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao [] The post SC to hear Tarun Tejpals plea for in-camera hearing in sexual assault case tomorrow appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 7:49 pm

Oxygen Cylinders on rent in Guwahati

Amid Covid19 pandemic, are you looking for Oxygen Cylinders on rent for home isolation patients in Guwahati? In addition to Covid19 positive patients, people in Guwahati often look for Oxygen Cylinders on rent in Guwahati for old and ailing patients. Here is a list of Oxygen Cylinder providers in Guwahati, and almost all of them [] The post Oxygen Cylinders on rent in Guwahati appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 7:44 pm

Arunachal reports 435 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 57,822

Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday reported 435 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike so far this month. With the fresh cases, the tally climbed to 57,822, a seniorhealth departmentofficial said. The northeastern state had Wednesday reported 350 infections. According to health officials, of the total cases, 138 cases were registered in the Capital Complex Region, [] The post Arunachal reports 435 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 57,822 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 7:00 pm

Prior COVID infection more protective than vaccination during Delta surge -U.S. study

Jan 19 (Reuters) People who had previously been infected with COVID-19 were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were vaccinated alone, suggesting that natural immunity was a more potent shield than vaccines against that variant, California and New York health officials reported on Wednesday. Protection against Delta was highest, however, among []

The Sen Times 20 Jan 2022 6:44 pm

More than 2 dozen drugmakers to make Mercks COVID-19 pill

GENEVA (AP) A U.N.-backed organization announced Thursday that it has signed agreements with more than two dozen generic drug makers to produce versions of Mercks COVID-19 pill to supply 105 developing countries. The Medicines Patent Pool said the deals would allow drug companies to make both the raw ingredients for molnupiravir and the finished []

The Sen Times 20 Jan 2022 6:30 pm

Deaths significantly less in 3rd COVID-19 wave in comparison to 2nd wave: Govt

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Deaths are significantly less in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in comparison to the second wave, and the current surge is not witnessing increase in severe illness or death following high vaccination uptake, the government said on Thursday. It said that 94 per cent of Indias adults have []

The Sen Times 20 Jan 2022 6:06 pm

Government must discuss situation along border in Arunachal: Congress MP on abduction of youth by Chinas PLA

Government must discuss the situation along the border in Arunachal Pradesh when the Parliament meets on January 31. This was stated by Congress MP Manish Tewari on Thursday. Tewari made this statement while responding to the abduction of a youth from Arunachal Pradesh by the troopers of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of China. It [] The post Government must discuss situation along border in Arunachal: Congress MP on abduction of youth by Chinas PLA appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 5:47 pm

We must learn to live with COVID-19, it could be with us forever Britain Health Minister

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) Britain must learn to live with COVID-19 as it may be with us forever, health minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday, adding that Britain was moving ahead of other countries as the government lifted coronavirus measures. We need to learn to live with it. Sadly people die of flu as []

The Sen Times 20 Jan 2022 5:46 pm

DoNER minister G Kishan Reddy tests COVID-19 positive

DoNER minister G Kishan Reddy has tested positive for COVID-19. Reddy was tested COVID-19 positive on Thursday. G Kishan Reddy has tested COVID positive mild symptoms. I have tested positive for COVID-19 today with mild symptoms, said Reddy. Reddy informed that he has placed himself under isolation. Following all the necessary protocols, I have isolated [] The post DoNER minister G Kishan Reddy tests COVID-19 positive appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 5:23 pm

How Omicron highlights fading hope of herd immunity from COVID

Chicago, January 20 (Reuters): The Omicron variant, which is spreading far faster than previous versions of the coronavirus, is not likely to help countries achieve so-called herd immunity against COVID-19, in which enough people become immune to the virus that it can no longer spread, leading disease experts say. From the earliest days of the []

The Sen Times 20 Jan 2022 5:16 pm

Abduction of Arunachal teen: China taking full advantage of Modis silence, says Congress

The Congress party has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the abduction of a teen from Arunachal Pradesh by the Chinese Army. Month after month, day after day, the Chinese threat increases. From building villages to building bridges, to abducting our people, China is taking full advantage of Modi jis silence, [] The post Abduction of Arunachal teen: China taking full advantage of Modis silence, says Congress appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 5:09 pm

Arunachal Pradeshs Uncle Moosa to be honoured with Dakshina-Ravunni Menon Award

Noted cultural activist from Arunachal Pradesh Sathyanarayan Mundayoor, popularly known as Uncle Moosa, will be honoured with the prestigious Dakshina-Ravunni Menon Award. The Dakshina-Ravunni Menon Award is being given away by Dakshina, a Chennai-based cultural organisation. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,001, a citation and a sculpture. Uncle Moosa will be honoured [] The post Arunachal Pradeshs Uncle Moosa to be honoured with Dakshina-Ravunni Menon Award appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 5:04 pm

Indias richest state set to reopen schools as Omicron cases fall

Mumbai, January 20 (Reuters): Indias wealthiest state will reopen schools next week, its education minister said on Thursday, as new cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus fell sharply, even though it had the highest tally of infections nationwide. Over the last 24 hours, India hit a fresh eight-month high with 317,532 new infections, while []

The Sen Times 20 Jan 2022 4:40 pm

UP Assembly polls: BJP MLA chased away from constituency

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, a BJP MLA of the poll-bound state faced the wrath of an angry crowd in Muzaffarnagar. Khatauli MLA Vikram Singh Saini in Muzaffarnagar district was chased away by villagers of his own constituency while he was campaigning for the Assembly election. A video of the incident is doing [] The post UP Assembly polls: BJP MLA chased away from constituency appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 4:14 pm

Assam: Karimganj lad to lead regiment for Republic Day parade, parents and villagers overjoyed

It was a moment of pride for the villagers of Patharkandi in Assam's Karimganj district when they heard that the son of the soil, Lieutenant Siddhartha Sinha, will command his regiment during the Republic Day parade on Rajpath in New Delhi. A second-generation officer from his family in the Army, Siddhartha started his service from November 21, 2020 and is currently posted in the 16 Madras Engineering Regiment.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 4:02 pm

Tripura government renames two locations in state in Kokborok

The Tripura government has renamed two locations in the state in Kokborok. The easternmost town in Tripura Gandachera and highest hill range in the state Atharamura have been renamed in Kokborok. These two places in Tripura were renamed on Wednesday on the occasion of 44th Kokborok Day. Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb announced [] The post Tripura government renames two locations in state in Kokborok appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 3:59 pm

Assam: Poachers kill rhino in Kaziranga

After almost nine months, a rhino was allegedly killed by poachers in the Kohra Range of the Kaziranga National Park. Sources from the forest department said that it is yet to be ascertained when the rhino was killed but the poachers had taken away the horn. The carcass was found in a decomposed state early [] The post Assam: Poachers kill rhino in Kaziranga appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 3:54 pm

Assam: Jonbeel Mela 2022 cancelled due to COVID-19

JonbeelMelawhich is known for the preservation of the centuries-old barter system has been cancelled this year as the COVID-19 situation in Assam seems to be deteriorating. Themela(fair) is indigenous to the Tiwa Community in Assam and it is organised each year for three days. The fair is held at the weekend of Magh Bihu at [] The post Assam: Jonbeel Mela 2022 cancelled due to COVID-19 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 2:25 pm

Bulli Bai app: Another accused arrested by Mumbai Police

Another accused in connection with the Bulli Bai app was arrested by the Mumbai Police on Thursday. This is the fourth arrested by the Mumbai Police in connection with the application which was being used by right-wing extremists to auction Muslim women. The accused has been identified as Neeraj Singh. He was arrested from Odisha [] The post Bulli Bai app: Another accused arrested by Mumbai Police appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 1:41 pm

Assam: Public gatherings for picnics banned in Darrang

The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has banned all public gatherings for picnics in the Darrang district because of the rising COVID-19 cases. The DDMA in a notice has put a bar on public gatherings for picnic purposes in the district with effect from Thursday till further orders. An order by the DDMA Chairman and [] The post Assam: Public gatherings for picnics banned in Darrang appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 12:07 pm

Assam: Youth from Tinsukia suspected to have joined ULFA-I

A youth in Tinsukia has been suspected to have joined the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) as he has been missing since the night of Uruka. As per sources, the person missing has been identified as Abhijit Borah of the Hatihal Borgora area. His family members claimed that he told them he was going [] The post Assam: Youth from Tinsukia suspected to have joined ULFA-I appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 10:28 am

BJP announces alliance with Apna Dal and Nishad Party for UP polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party has announced that it will go for an alliance with the Apna Dal and Nishad Party in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly poll. The post BJP announces alliance with Apna Dal and Nishad Party for UP polls appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 9:18 am

Six murder accused granted bail by Delhi High Court

Six persons accused of murder in the 2020 northeast Delhi riots were granted bail by the Delhi High Court stating that there can be no umbrella assumption of guilt on behalf of every accused when there is a crowd involved. The accused Mohd Shoaib, Parvez, Mohd. Tahir, Rashid, Mohd. Faisal and Shahrukh were granted bail [] The post Six murder accused granted bail by Delhi High Court appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 8:23 am

Scream for motorable road falls on deaf ears

Non-motorable roads in the Guwahati East legislative assembly constituency, which lies in the heart of the capital city, the fully urban constituency of Assam, have failed to draw the attention of the government or local MLAs even after 74 years of Independence.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Rise in trekkers traffic to Nakkati hill, Indias own McAfee Knob

Nakkati hill, a peak shaped like a slashed nose with its signature legde and often compared with the famous McAfee Knob located on Catawba mountain in the US, in lower Assams Bongaigaon district has turned into a major trekking destination and attraction for tourists.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Lachit statue on Brahmaputra wallows in neglect

The 35-feet-tall statue of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan in the middle of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati, which was inaugurated by former chief minister Tarun Gogoi in 2016, has been subjected to negligence as the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has failed to keep the surroundings free

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:53 am

Cov spurt shuts three schools in Dibrugarh

The inspector of schools on Wednesday shut down three schools for a period of seven days in Dibrugarh district following the detection of multiple Covid-19 cases on the school premises.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:52 am

95% Covid-19 patients in Assam in home isolation, says NHM

As many as 95% of the confirmed Covid-19 patients in Assam in the third wave have opted for home isolation, according to the National Health Mission, while no death has been reported so far for such cases.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:52 am

Assam restricts Cov leave for govt staff to 7 days

The Assam cabinet on Wednesday approved a new protocol for state government employees, restricting Covid-19 sick leave period to seven days from the day of testing positive, except for those requiring a longer period of hospitalisation.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:52 am

Assam: Suspected drug peddler arrested with heroin in Kokrajhar

The Kokrajhar Police arrested one suspected drug peddler and recovered contraband heroin-like substance worth over Rs 20 lakhs from his possession. The post Assam: Suspected drug peddler arrested with heroin in Kokrajhar appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Jan 2022 7:33 am

Pre-poll violence in Manipur continues, grenade explosion rocks Imphal

Yet another incident of pre-poll violence has been reported from Manipur. A grenade explosion rocked Imphal the capital city of Manipur on Wednesday evening. Residence of Loken Singh atAraptilocality of Imphal East became the target of miscreants. A hand grenade was lobbed at the residenceof Loken Singh that exploded causing considerable damage to property. [] The post Pre-poll violence in Manipur continues, grenade explosion rocks Imphal appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 11:45 pm

Meghalaya: Ruling NPP leader gets life term in murder case

Senior NPP leader in Meghalaya NidamonChullethas been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court in a 2008 murder case. Chulletand another person namedKomingRabon have been convicted by the Jowai sessions court in the murder case ofEwanmiLhuid, nephew of a retired IAS officer. Chulletand Rabon murderedLhuidinJowaiin WestJaintiaHills district in February 2008 following a brawl. Rabon [] The post Meghalaya: Ruling NPP leader gets life term in murder case appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 11:10 pm

Arunachal boy abducted by Chinas PLA troopers

Troopers of Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) allegedly abducted a 17-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh. The abducted youth has been identified asMiram Taron ofZidovillage in Arunachal PradeshsUpper Siang district. This was claimed by Arunachal Pradesh MP Tapir Gao on Wednesday evening. Gao alleged that the youth was abducted on Tuesday from inside Indian territory. Also [] The post Arunachal boy abducted by Chinas PLA troopers appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 10:31 pm

Assam COVID-19 crisis: Rate of infection high compared to last two waves

The rate of COVID-19 infection in Assams Dibrugarh district is much higher than what was recorded in the last two waves of the pandemic. This was stated byDrNabojyotiGogoi, nodal officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme. Dr Gogoi said: In last three days, many people have contracted the virus. The rate of infection is much high compared [] The post Assam COVID-19 crisis: Rate of infection high compared to last two waves appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 9:57 pm

Nagaland government bows to pressure, declares Shamator as states new district

In a big development,Shamatorsub-division ofTuensangdistrict in Nagaland, has been declared as a full-fledgeddistrict. Shamatoris now the newest and 16thdistrict of Nagaland. The decision to upgradeShamatorinto a district was taken during a meeting of the Nagaland cabinet on Wednesday. AsShamatoris officially recognised today as a full-fledged district, I congratulate the people of the newest district and [] The post Nagaland government bows to pressure, declares Shamator as states new district appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 9:34 pm

COVID infection rate in Manipur remains high ahead of elections, 358 new cases logged

Manipur is witnessing a sharp rise in daily COVID numbers ahead of the Assembly elections in the state. On Wednesday, the election-bound state of Manipur recorded a total of 358 new COVID-19 cases. The cases detected in the state is only 24 less than what was logged on Tuesday. The new 358 cases in Manipur [] The post COVID infection rate in Manipur remains high ahead of elections, 358 new cases logged appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 8:51 pm

Assam logs over 8000 COVID cases for second consecutive day, highest single-day tally ever

Assam, for the second consecutive day, has logged over 8000 COVID-19 cases. As many as 8339 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Assam on Wednesday. This is the highest ever single-day spike in COVID numbers in Assam till date. The previous highest was of 8072 cases, which were logged on Tuesday. Also read: Assam: Probe [] The post Assam logs over 8000 COVID cases for second consecutive day, highest single-day tally ever appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 8:34 pm

COVID-19 third wave: Tripura imposes more restrictions, night curfew timings extended

With COVID-19 third wave hitting Tripura along with rest of the country, the state government has introduced and imposed further restrictions. The Tripura government has directed closure of allmultiplexes, shopping malls, cinema halls, entertainment parks, picnic spots and exhibitions from Thursday. The decision was taken by the Tripura government following rapid surge in COVID-19 cases [] The post COVID-19 third wave: Tripura imposes more restrictions, night curfew timings extended appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 7:19 pm

How Much Should One Invest in Mutual Funds to Earn 1 Crore? ETMONEY Lays Out a Detailed Plan

Mutual Funds are one of the better investment options when it comes to earning comparatively higher returns than FDs. For the same reason Mutual Funds are preferred by a lot of investors for long term financial planning. One can invest in mutual funds one time (lumpsum investment) as well as in small amounts periodically through [] The post How Much Should One Invest in Mutual Funds to Earn 1 Crore? ETMONEY Lays Out a Detailed Plan appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 7:18 pm

Assam: Open space zoo to be built in Silchar soon

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that the state will soon have an open space zoo in Silchar, Cachar. The aim of the zoo will be to protect wildlife. This was announced by the Chief Minister after the cabinet meeting that took place in Dima Hasaos Halflong on Wednesday. Also Read: General Bipin [] The post Assam: Open space zoo to be built in Silchar soon appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 7:09 pm

General Bipin Rawats brother Colonel Vijay Rawat joins BJP

Ahead of the polls in Uttarakhand, on Wednesday, General Bipin Rawats brother, Colonel Vijay Rawat join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He said that he joined that BJP because his father after retiring from the Army was with the BJP. I have now got my opportunity to join the BJP, he added. Rawat added that [] The post General Bipin Rawats brother Colonel Vijay Rawat joins BJP appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 6:27 pm

Hope Aparna Yadav takes SP ideology to BJP: Akhilesh Yadav

After Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief Akhilesh Yadavs half sister-in-law Aparna Yadav joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said the he would like to thank the BJP for giving people party ticket whom the SP did not consider. He further added that he hoped she would carries the ideology of SP to the BJP. Akhilesh [] The post Hope Aparna Yadav takes SP ideology to BJP: Akhilesh Yadav appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 5:58 pm

Assam higher secondary exams from March 15, schedule released

Higher secondary exams in Assam will begin on March 15. The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), on Wednesday, released the schedule for the exams. Students of three streams Arts, Commerce and Science will sit for the exams. The exams will be conducted in two shifts Morning: 9am to 12pm and Evening: [] The post Assam higher secondary exams from March 15, schedule released appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 5:56 pm

Meghalaya cabinet approves recommendations of regional committees on border row with Assam

The Meghalaya cabinet has approved recommendations of the three regional committees constituted to look into the possible measures to resolve the decades-long Assam-Meghalaya border dispute. The regional committees comprised of members from both Assam and Meghalaya. The recommendations will now be forwarded to the ministry of home affairs (MHA) for further action. This big development [] The post Meghalaya cabinet approves recommendations of regional committees on border row with Assam appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 4:16 pm

Assam: Probe ordered into blocking of traffic during CMs Nagaon visit

A probe has been initiated into the incident of blocking of vehicular traffic in Nagaon during the January 15 visit of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa to the district. The probe has been initiated after videos of CM Sarma scolding Nagaon deputy commissioner went viral in the social media for blocking the traffic. The probe [] The post Assam: Probe ordered into blocking of traffic during CMs Nagaon visit appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 3:42 pm

TMC accuses Meghalaya Government of patronising illegal coal mining

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has alleged that the government in Meghalaya was patronising illegal coal mining and transportation. TMC legislator Marthon Sangma speaking of the same lines said that the State government was misusing various departments to make money and denying revenue to the State. Also Read: Assam: 868 swam deer recorded in Kaziranga Sangma [] The post TMC accuses Meghalaya Government of patronising illegal coal mining appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 1:35 pm

Bharatiya Kisan Union will not support any political party: Tikait

Rakesh Tikait, leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said that the BKU will not extend any support to any political party in the upcoming assembly elections scheduled in five states. The post Bharatiya Kisan Union will not support any political party: Tikait appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 11:23 am

Assam: 868 swam deer recorded in Kaziranga

The Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve recorded 868 swamp deer in the first-ever eastern swamp deer census. The post Assam: 868 swam deer recorded in Kaziranga appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 9:24 am

Assam: Minor girl kidnapped from Dhubri rescued in Palghar

A minor girl belonging to Assam's Dhubri was rescued from Palghar in Maharashtra, the police said on Tuesday. The post Assam: Minor girl kidnapped from Dhubri rescued in Palghar appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Jan 2022 8:32 am

Fall in eastern swamp deer count at KNP

Floods have reduced the number of vulnerable eastern swamp deer in Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR), which has been counted for the first time in the whole KNPTR on January 10 and 11.Prior to this, the process was only done in Kaziranga National Park.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:57 am

3 NE states to complete 50 yrs of statehood on Jan 21

Three NE states, including two erstwhile princely states which were given status of full-fledged states quarter of a century agao after Indias Independence, will complete 50 years of statehood together on January 21.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:57 am

Transport dept collected 14cr fine in 8 months last yr

The transport department in Guwahati has collected over Rs 14 crore as fines by cracking down on nearly 20,000 people on charges of violating the Motor Vehicle Act from May last year when the chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government took over till December.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:57 am

3rd wave expected to peak in Assam in January-end

The third wave of Covid is expected to peak in Assam in the last week of January, an internal assessment by topmost officials of the state health department has revealed.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:57 am

Cop summoned for recording phone call with MLA and making it viral

Special DGP (law & order) GP Singh on Tuesday summoned a police officer posted in Lakhimpur district for recording a phone call conversation with a ruling party MLA and making it viral.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:57 am

Covid situation alarming as Assam logs over 8,000 cases

Covid cases in the northeast showed an alarming upward trend with three states Assam registering over 8,000 infections, Tripura with 1,385 and Arunachal Pradesh with 404 recording their biggest single-day spike.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:57 am

Assam Class 12 exam schedule likely today

Assam class 12 state board examination schedule is likely to be announced on Wednesday despite uncertainty following rising cases of Covid-19.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:57 am

Assam, Meghalaya to divide 36sqkm disputed land equally

Assam and Meghalaya have agreed in principle to divide about 36 sqkm of disputed land at six places between them in almost equal parts to partially end the 50-year-old border row between them.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:57 am