Foreigners can now travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur unrestricted

Foreigners can now travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur unrestricted

PTI | April 23, 2018 Foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, would now be allowed to visit some of the most pristine locations of the country which, so far, were out of bounds for them without a special permit, officials said on Monday. The Home Ministry has decided to relax the six-decade-old […]

Centre asks Northeast states to expedite digitization of PDS to check fraud

Centre asks Northeast states to expedite digitization of PDS to check fraud

IANS | Agartala, April 23, 2018: The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud. “After the digitization of ration cards and computerization of PDS, transparency and performance of the government-sponsored food supply system will […]

Mizoram: Gold bars worth 9 crores seized in Muallungthu

Mizoram: Gold bars worth 9 crores seized in Muallungthu

AIZAWL, April 23, 2018: The anti-smuggling unit of the Aizawl Customs division seized 29 kg gold bars at Muallungthu, on the outskirts of Aizawl, on Saturday, the largest such seizure by the division this year. Sources said the gold bars are worth more than Rs 9 crore. One person, 55-year-old Hualzidinga from Champai, Venglai in […]

IWL 2018 and neglected plight of women’s football in Northeast- Do we still have hope?

IWL 2018 and neglected plight of women’s football in Northeast- Do we still have hope?

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | April 22, 2018 While football has been a household sport in many states of Northeast India where men and women both are seen to play this game with gusto and enthusiasm, it was discouraging to see that only one state- Manipur represented the entire region in a national football league […]

Here are Northeast India’s best locally brewed wine across the country!

Here are Northeast India’s best locally brewed wine across the country!

India’s local spirits have always been a favorite among the wine aficionados and  connoisseurs alike. The locally brewed flavors are a hit  which typically sets them apart from the drinks available at local bars. A look at some of these will give a glimpse into the varied cultural influences which added to taste of wine over a period of […]

Rains, thunder squalls to continue lashing Northeast India in next 24-48 hours

Rains, thunder squalls to continue lashing Northeast India in next 24-48 hours

Guwahati, April 21, 2018:  Northeastern states have been recording extremely good pre Monsoon rains. In the past day, light to moderate rain with few heavy spells was recorded in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Tripura. In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday, North Lakhimpur recorded rain to the tune […]

Centre gives nod for death penalty for raping children below 12

Centre gives nod for death penalty for raping children below 12

IANS | New Delhi, April 21, 2018: The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday approved an ordinance on the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12. The decision came a day after the Ministry of Women and Child Development told the Supreme […]

Mizoram: Students demand raze of ‘unauthorized’ villages in Chakma ADC

Mizoram: Students demand raze of ‘unauthorized’ villages in Chakma ADC

AIZAWL, April 21, 2018: Mizoram’s apex student body, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), has demanded the demolition of ‘unauthorised’ or ‘illegal’ settlements and villages in Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) area in south Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district. The student body warned that it would take stringent measures if the state government fails to demolish the villages […]

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