Upcoming NEEPCO projects in North East to generate 855 MW power

Posted by - December 1, 2016

By: Avik Chakraborty North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) is working on three different hydroelectric projects in the Northeast and planning for another project in Meghalaya. Works are going on at Kameng hydro electric project in Arunachal Pradesh which would produce 600 MW and another at Pare hydro electric project in Arunachal which will

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Simply put: Demand for tribal status becomes louder in Assam

Posted by - November 2, 2016

The agitation to demand Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for 6 communities in Assam erupted again in a bandh— days after the October 15 deadline for a committee headed by Home Ministry official Mahesh Kumar Singla, looking into the demand, to submit its report passed. The Singla Committee, set up by the central government on March

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Centre to put emphasis on NE’s state-specific problems

Posted by - October 10, 2016

The Union government will put emphasis on state-specific problems of the North East as a special case while formulating action plans, Union Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. At a meeting of Member of Parliaments from North East, Tomar underscored the Centre will consider on emphasising the state specific problems of

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Clash erupted between tribals and locals in Agartala

Posted by - September 2, 2016

Section 144 was imposed in Agartala on 23 August after several people were injured in clashes between supporters and activists of Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and local residents in different parts of the city. At least 20 people were injured and 15 vehicles were set ablaze after the clash broke out between supporters

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Dibrugarh Airport: Potential to Be an Export Hub

Posted by - September 2, 2016

Avik Chakraborty Dibrugarh airport, the easternmost civilian airport of the country has the potential to be developed into an export hub of the North East India. Surrounded by booming tea, oil, natural gas, polymer, manufacturing, tea tourism, eco-tourism etc. industries and having geographic proximity to the fast developing South East Asia, it makes ideal for

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Tied security in East Garo Hills during Election Nomination day at Election Office William Nager, East Garo Hills, Meghalaya.the security personal guard in Election office William Nager, East Garo Hills, Meghalaya,

Impact of Terrorism on Tourism

Posted by - August 4, 2016

Though terrorist activities have, to some extent, affected tourism locally, they have not had an impact on overall tourism in the country. The number of Domestic Tourists Visits (DTVs) and Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) to different States/Union Territories (UTs) during 2015 have registered a positive growth of 11.6% and 4.4%, respectively. Development and promotion of

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Myanmarese woman held for carrying heroin in Aizawl

Posted by - July 6, 2016

Illicit drug trafficking is one the most significant transnational organized crimes, which has become a serious issue confronting both developing and developed countries. A Myanmarese woman was arrested on 5th July for allegedly carrying 84 grams of heroin in Zemabawk area, near Aizawl, Mizoram. The woman has been identified as Thanthuami , a resident of

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BSF shoots dead motorbikes smuggler in Tripura

Posted by - July 3, 2016

The Border Security Forces (BSF) on 2nd July Saturday shot dead an alleged Indian smuggler at Durlavpur in Sipahijala district. “A group of suspected smugglers set up a temporary bridge on the barbed wire fencing at Durlavpur and allegedly tried to smuggle motorbikes on Saturday evening. When jawans patrolling along the border challenged them, the

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