Ready-made garment units in NE soon

Ready-made garment units in NE soon

AGARTALA: The Indian government has planned to set up ready-made garment manufacturing units in each of the eight Northeastern states which would boost local employment, particularly the women folk. This is being done to boost the textile industry in Northeast and export of ready-made garments from the region, officials said. “The textile ministry has decided […]

Tripura: Manik Sarkar seeks special grant for non-plan expenditure

Tripura: Manik Sarkar seeks special grant for non-plan expenditure

TNT News AGARTALA: The Tripura Government demanded the central government for special grant to meet non-plan expenditure as the XIV Finance Commission’s grant would meet only 50% of the non-plan expenditure. In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar mentioned that the state would face a dearth of Rs.17,700 […]

Meghalaya speaker confident to win ‘trust vote’

Meghalaya speaker confident to win ‘trust vote’

SHILLONG: As the Meghalaya assembly takes up a ‘no confidence’ motion against him on Wednesday, Speaker Abu Taher Mondal was confident that the members would continue to support him. “I am fully confident that the assembly members will continue to extend their support to me during the no-confidence motion against me. But let us see […]

Three NE films bag National Film Awards 2014

Three NE films bag National Film Awards 2014

GUWAHATI: Three films from the Northeast and a biopic have been featured in the list of winners of the 62nd National Film Awards 2014, according to reports. Omung Kumar’s ‘Mary Kom’, based on the life of Olympic medal-winning pugilist from Manipur, M C Mary Kom, was declared the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. ‘Othello’, […]

Guv PB Acharya selected as brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat campaign

Guv PB Acharya selected as brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat campaign

KOHIMA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has selected Governor of Assam, Nagaland and Tripura PB Acharya as the brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign, according to reports. This was announced during the inauguration of a Swachh Bharat awareness campaign in Kohima on Monday. It was organized by Kohima Municipal Council (KMC). Acharya has expressed joy […]

Meghalaya: MLA slams Sports and Youth Affairs dept

Meghalaya: MLA slams Sports and Youth Affairs dept

TNT News SHILLONG: Daddengre MLA James Sangma has slammed the state’s Sports and Youth Affairs department over its sorry state of affairs, adding that there is a serious need for introspect in the department. He stated that there are lot of flaws, and said that there is a need for a re-look into the sports policy. […]

Assam polls to be held before May 2016

Assam polls to be held before May 2016

GUWAHATI: Chief Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma has said that the elections to the Assam legislative assembly will be held before May 2016. The entire 1.9 crore electorate in Assam will have voters’ identity cards by July this year, he said. At present, only 95 percent of the total electorate have identity cards. “We have already […]