northeastern region

Tata Chemicals to set up urea plant in Tripura


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 11 (IANS) Tata Chemicals will set up a Rs.5,000 crore, gas-based urea plant in northern Tripura in association with state-owned ONGC and Tripura government, officials said here Tuesday.ONGC ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

President to work on improving Indo-Bangla connectivity


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 11 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has assured Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar that he will utilise his office to improve connectivity between India and Bangladesh, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ONGC plans football academy in Tripura


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 11 (IANS) State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is planning to set up a football academy in Tripura to boost the sport in the northeastern region, an ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tripura to build science village


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 10 (IANS) A science village is set to come up in Tripura to popularise scientific concepts in rural areas of the northeastern region.The project at Nimbark village, 10 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Aadhaar used for first time in northeast


September 7th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 7 (IANS) Aadhaar was used for the first time in the northeastern region Friday with 194 elderly people in Tripura receiving pension on the basis of their new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ebola claims three more lives in DR Congo, raising death toll to 14


September 6th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed three more lives, raising the total ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

High court confirms death sentence for militant


September 6th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 6 (IANS) The division bench of the Gauhati High Court upheld the death sentence awarded by a lower court to a dreaded militant in Tripura for killing 15 ... Read more...

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Spanish PM says he’s focused on euro, Spain’s interests


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's negotiations within the European Union have focused on measures "that benefit the general interests of the euro and those of Spain at every specific moment" ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Northeast terror outfits moving to Myanmar: Assam Rifles


August 25th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 25 (IANS) Terrorist outfits of the northeastern region have shifted their bases to neighbouring Myanmar following crackdown by the Bangladesh security forces, an official of the para-military Assam ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NAC discusses universal healthcare for people


August 24th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Union health ministry Friday made a presentation before the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) on providing universal healthcare to the citizens, said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

56 percent drop in HIV infections since 2000


August 24th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The number of new annual HIV infections has declined by around 56 percent during the last decade in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Banking services hit in northeast India


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking services were badly hit in the northeastern region Wednesday as most of the public sector banks were closed responding to a two-day nationwide strike call ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Assam violence not Hindu-Muslim clash: Minister for Northeast (Interview)


August 20th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The ethnic violence in Assam which led to an exodus of thousands of northeastern people from other parts of India was not a Hindu-Muslim clash, ... Read more...

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Tripura people safe in Karnataka, other states, says Manik Sarkar


August 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The students, professionals and other people from Tripura staying in Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states were safe and there were no reports of any attack on ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tripura people safe in Karnataka, other states, says Manik Sarkar


August 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The students, professionals and other people from Tripura staying in Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states were safe and there were no reports of any attack on ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

All parties will ensure safety of northeast citizens: PM (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) All parties would together ensure that citizens from the northeast are safe in all parts of the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday."I ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

NESO asks prime minister to ensure safety of northeast people


August 16th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) The North East Students Organisation (NESO) Thursday demanded intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to ensure security to the people ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress MPs from northeast meet Sonia


August 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress MPs from the northeast Thursday met party chief Sonia Gandhi to apprise her of their concern about exodus of people of the region ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bangalore cops scotch rumours as northeast students flee


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Police Thursday scotched rumours that students from northeastern region living in the city would be attacked in retaliation for the ethnic violence in Assam, even ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Four serial blasts in Manipur, two injured (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Two people were injured after four serial bomb blasts rocked Manipur's capital Imphal city and Thoubal district on Independence Day Wednesday, police said."There have been a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Campaigning with art for peace in northeast (With images)


August 12th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The idyllic life amid strife in the northeastern countryside is the subject around which Assamese artist Jiten Hazarika has built his peace campaign."The tension in ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

CONCOR to extend network in eastern, northeastern regions


August 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) State-run logisitics firm Container Corporation (CONCOR) plans to extend its network in eastern and northeastern India, setting up two more Inland Container Depots (ICDs) at Siliguri ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sudeep Chakravarti unravels northeast’s bloody history in new book (Interview)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The vast swathe of land in India's northeast is still restive with eddies of turbulence. Writer-columnist Sudeep Chakravarti says northeastern India has remained an "outland"-a region ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Tripura to have IIIT in Bodhjungnagar


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 3 (IANS) Tripura will set up an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Bodhjungnagar, one of northeastern region's biggest industrial zones, a state official said Tuesday."State-owned ... Read more...

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Aadhaar to pilot pensions, wages in 50 districts, says Ramesh


July 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) Aadhaar numbers, the unique 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be used to provide pensions, wages to workers and scholarships to students ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Satellite surveys to discover potential new rubber areas’


June 29th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 29 (IANS) The Rubber Board, in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been conducting satellite imagery surveys to find out potential areas of natural ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

North Eastern Council meet to boost development in region


June 26th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) The 61st meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC), a regional planning body, would be held in New Delhi Wednesday to finalise strategies for improving ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tripura’s royal palaces to be turned into musuems


June 26th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Tripura's royal palaces, which were command hubs until the erstwhile princely state's accession to India in October 1949, are now being turned into museums to showcase ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Northeast’s connectivity issue to be dealt with’


June 20th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) High-powered committees formed recently by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for finding possible, early solutions to deal with the northeastern region's connectivity problems and subsequent economic ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lesser known northeastern crafts caught in marketing bottleneck


June 14th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The hazy focus on developing and marketing lesser-known crafts and textiles of India's northeastern region - as well as the associated cultural heritage - has ... Read more...

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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Assam township upbeat over 200 years of banyan tree


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pathsala (Assam), May 2 (IANS) People from all walks of life of Bajali area in this Assam township are gearing up to celebrate 200 years of a banyan tree that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Don’t let Indian insurgents operate, Myanmar told (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Indian insurgents should not be allowed to operate out of Myanmar, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday."Our concern is that any part of Myanmar ... Read more...

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Students of northeast demand special constitutional status


May 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 30 (IANS) Demanding a special constitutional status for the northeastern states, almost all students' bodies in the region will jointly launch a massive agitation June 7, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nothing impossible for a determined man: CBSE topper (Second Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, May 29 (IANS) Everything is possible when a man is determined, says Mohammad Ismat. The word impossible, he says, does not cross his mind. A boast? No. He has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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