Northeast Indian migrant workers flee Bengaluru coffee plantations

Northeast Indian migrant workers flee Bengaluru coffee plantations

BENGALURU | DECEMBER 10, 2017 The state’s economy, reliant on migrant labour, has gone into a tailspin after a large number of workers from northeastern states fled Karnataka. The government had recently passed a decree asking plantation and hotel owners not to hire illegal migrants for work. The effect will be felt in the next two […]

Airtel to connect 2,100 uncovered villages in Northeast in next 18 months

Airtel to connect 2,100 uncovered villages in Northeast in next 18 months

New Delhi, Dec 10, 2017: Telecom services provider Airtel today said that it will provide mobile connectivity in 2,100 uncovered villages and on national highways in north-eastern states in next 18 months. “Bharti Airtel has signed an agreement with Department of Telecom (DoT) and the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) for provision of mobile services […]

Assam: Unusual decline in turbidity level of Brahmaputra troubles govt; seeks IIT-Ghy’s intervention!

Assam: Unusual decline in turbidity level of Brahmaputra troubles govt; seeks IIT-Ghy’s intervention!

GUWAHATI | DECEMBER 9, 2017 Assam government has sought help from IIT Guwahati to test water samples of the Brahmaputra following unnatural increase in turbidity level which has triggered panic in the state. Water resource minister Keshab Mahanta said the IIT Guwahati experts will study the acidic level of the water and submit its report […]

Naga Accord: Rajnath assures territorial integrity of northeastern states

The NSCN-IM has been demanding for long the unification of the "land of the Nagas" -- by slicing off Naga-inhabited areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur to form a Greater Nagaland.

Naga Accord: Rajnath assures territorial integrity of northeastern states

Imphal, Dec 8, 2017: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur that a pact signed by New Delhi with the NSCN-IM will not affect the territorial integrity of the three northeastern states. Rajnath Singh gave this assurance to Chief Ministers Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), Prema Khandu (Arunachal) and […]