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‘14 million job seekers to move out of northeast by 2021′


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) A staggering 14 million people are expected to move out of India's northeastern states between 2011 and 2021 in search of jobs elsewhere in the country, ... Read more...

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Over 250 northeast youths get capacity building training


January 18th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) Over 200 educated and poor youths of northeast India have been trained in the last two years under a central government scheme to create jobs in ... Read more...

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Both kidneys damaged — girl battles law to survive


July 20th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) Born in an impoverished family, 17-year-old Jayasree had both her kidneys damaged at the age of 11, saw her father lose his mental balance and now, ... Read more...

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Northeast group welcomes decision on hostels


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The North East Support Centre and Helpline, a NGO, Friday backed the proposal to set up two new hostels for northeastern women living in Delhi, ... Read more...

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World’s most expensive kebab costs 750 pounds


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) A chef in Britain has created the world's most expensive kebab - aptly titled King of Kebabs - and costs a whopping 750 pounds, a media ... Read more...

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Over Rs.79 lakh for teaching northeast youth managerial skills


May 26th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Indian government Tuesday sanctioned Rs.79.15 lakh for developing managerial skills among the new generation of entrepreneurs from the northeast region, officials said.The ministry of ... Read more...

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Arunachal saddened over untimely demise of Chief Minister Khandu


May 4th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Itanagar, May 4(ANI): A pale of gloom descended on Arunachal Pradesh with the break of the news of recovery of the bodies of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others and ... Read more...

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Northeastern women harassed, discriminated against in Delhi: Report


March 8th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Even as the world celebrated International Women's Day Tuesday, a report highlighted the everyday tribulations undergone by women from northeast India in the national capital.According ... Read more...

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Rs 1,550 crore proposed for Northeast infrastructure development


March 4th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 4 (ANI): The northeast has come in for special attention in the budget proposals for 2011-12 with special budgetary provisions being made for development of infrastructure in the region.To ... Read more...

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Budgetary allocation doubled but mixed response in northeast (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) The near-doubled budgetary allocation of Rs.8,000 crore (Rs.80 billion/$1.7 billion) for the development of the northeast by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday has evoked mixed reactions, ... Read more...

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Allocation for northeast doubled to Rs.8,000 crore


February 28th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The allocation for the development of the northeast region has been doubled to Rs.8,000 crore (Rs.80 billion/$1.7 billion), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced Monday while presenting ... Read more...

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Central team touring northeast to push for grassroots governance


February 18th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) A central government team, sponsored by the union panchayati raj ministry, is touring the northeastern states to gather public opinion on devolution of governance to the grass roots ... Read more...

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NEDFi to back foreign investors’ projects in northeast


February 9th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 9 (IANS) The state-owned North Eastern Development Finance Corporation (NEDFi) is keen to provide financial support to single or joint venture projects involving foreign investors, a top official said here ... Read more...

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North-East Chief Ministers appeal to NRI’s for investment


January 14th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): The northeastern states have made a fervent appeal to the Indian diaspora to invest in key infrastructure to help the region prosper on a par with the ... Read more...

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Northeast hopes to draw much business from Mumbai summit


January 13th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS) With the sixth 'North East Business Summit' set to begin in Mumbai next week, the industry starved and resource crammed northeastern region is making all-out efforts to attract ... Read more...

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Chances bright for refugees’ return to Mizoram


January 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Jan 6 (IANS) The 14-year-old deadlock over the repatriation of 41,600 Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram seems to be over after the central government agreed to increase the economic ... Read more...

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New Zealand Governor General to be Chief Guest of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2011


December 21st, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): The Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Anand Satyanand will be the Chief Guest of forthcoming 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)-2011.Addressing a press conference, here ... Read more...

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9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to highlight northeast region, says Vayalar Ravi


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.22 (ANI): Union Minister for Overseas Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Wednesday said that the country's northeastern states will be the focus of the 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be ... Read more...

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Union Budget a shot in arm for Northeast development


March 10th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The Union Budget addressed the importance of infrastructure for sustained economic development and allotted money to boost the growth potential would be realized only if infrastructure ... Read more...

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Myanmar cultural troupe to perform in northeast India


November 27th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 27 (IANS) A 15-member cultural troupe from Myanmar will visit India's northeastern region Saturday to showcase their country's traditional art and culture, officials said here Friday. "During their 10-day (Nov 28 ... Read more...

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Northeast clamours for a separate time zone


July 9th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 9 (IANS) A group of social thinkers will formally press the central government Friday for a separate time zone for the Northeast so that there is optimum utilization of daylight. "We ... Read more...

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Budget neglected northeast India: CPI-M


July 7th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 7 (IANS) Terming the budget of the central government as "anti-people", the Left Front government in Tripura Tuesday said it has largely neglected the north-eastern region. "Doing a grave injustice towards ... Read more...

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With high girl child enrolment, Sikkim gets new education scheme


April 6th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, April 6 (IANS) Sikkim girls are far ahead of the boys in school enrolment, the ratio standing at 113 girls to 100 boys. This is the highest in the entire northeast, ... Read more...

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Nagalands Lady Bug Toy Production Unit transforming live of young girls


March 12th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima, March 12 (ANI): Dedicated to the cause of providing employment and a sustainable livelihood to young girls of Nagaland, a toy production unit here is making a ... Read more...

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Northeast chief ministers to visit Dhaka seeking transit facility


February 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) A group of chief ministers from the northeastern states will visit Dhaka next month to press for transit facilities to the region via Bangladesh. The delegation will meet Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Northeast to get dedicated air services: Mani Shankar Aiyar


January 7th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) After nearly two years of tender submissions and bidding, the ministry for development of northeastern region-DoNER has tied up with Indian Airlines to have dedicated air services ... Read more...

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Students from NE interact with Mani Shankar Aiyar


November 12th, 2008 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Union Minister for Development of North East Region (DoNER) and Panchayati Raj, Mani Shankar Aiyar, met with the students from remote border area of Arunachal ... Read more...

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Central plans promise to make North East hub of S.E. Asia


September 20th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Sept 20 (ANI): The North East has something to cheer about. If things work out as planned by the Central Government then it might find itself at ... Read more...

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‘Restricted entry hindering tourism growth in northeast’


September 15th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Contrary to what the government says, tourism experts believe the restrictive system of entry to several states in India's picturesque northeast is a big hurdle ... Read more...

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Ambitious programme for poor in India’s northeast


May 17th, 2008 - 11:15 am ICT by admin
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, May 17 (IANS) A 14-point action plan to eradicate poverty from India's eight northeastern states promises to improve the condition of the estimated 7.9 million poor people in the ... Read more...

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56th NEC plenary session begins in Agartala today


May 12th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by admin
By Pinaki DasAgartala, May 12 (ANI): The 56th Plenary Session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) commenced on Monday at Prajna Bhavan here. The two-day meet is expected to approve the ... Read more...

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Fate of northeast development ministry hangs in balance


March 30th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, March 30 (IANS) A recommendation by a federal reforms panel to abolish the Ministry for Development of the North Eastern Region, or DoNER, has evoked mixed response in ... Read more...

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Delhi University to have 500 seat hostel for tribal, North-East girl students


March 24th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has signed an MoU with the University of Delhi and the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDONER) for ... Read more...

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Capacity building key to conflict management: Moily panel


March 18th, 2008 - 12:53 am ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In order to tackle Maoist and extremist violence, the government should hold talks with extremist outfits as well as boost economic development in backward regions, a government ... Read more...

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North Eastern department to get Rs. 1,445 crore: Chidambaram


February 29th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that Rs. 1,445 crore will be allocated to the Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) department. The total Budget ... Read more...

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