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Active Covid cases in Arunachal declines to four

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh active Covid cases tally declined to three with discharge of a patient in the past 24 hours. As per the bulletin issued...

Earthquake of 3.6 magnitude hits Assam

Guwahati: An earthquake of 3.6 magnitude hit Guwahati city and its nearby areas in Assam on Thursday, an official bulletin said. There was no immediate...

Two women drug peddlers arrested from their residences in Lilong

Imphal: A combined team of Thoubal police commandos and Lilong Police Station arrested two women, drug sellers, from their residences and seized 78.6 gram...

One UNLF cadre arrested

Imphal: A team of Thoubal police commandos arrested one active member of banned outfit UNLF from Yairipok Lamkhai near Auto parking on Wednesday at...

Nation

Just a trailer: Letter in car carrying explosives near Mukesh Ambani’s house

Mumbai: A handwritten letter in 'broken English' threatening Mukesh Ambani and his wife Neeta Ambani was found in the...

Eight Sisters

Lok Sabha Speaker inaugurates Outreach and Familiarization Programme for local bodies of north eastern states

Shillong: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Friday inaugurated the Outreach and Familiarization Programme for local bodies of the State of Meghalaya and other North...

World

India, China to set up hotline for timely exchange

New Delhi: China and India have agreed to establish a hotline to exchange views timely following talks between foreign...

Portugal nominates Guterres to run for 2nd term as UN Secretary-General

United Nations: Portugal has sent a letter to the United Nations officially nominating incumbent Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a...

Chinese Prez announces full victory over extreme poverty

Beijing: China has fully extinguished the extreme poverty with about 100 million people having managed to leave this social...

Facebook bans Myanmar’s military from its platforms weeks after coup

Naypyitaw: Facebook has banned the Myanmar military and military-controlled state media from using its platforms weeks after a military...

US Flag Lowered at White House as COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds Half Million

Washington: The White House lowered the US flag to half-staff for five days in honor of the more than...

Business

Must Read

Biggest hurdles for Autonomous District Councils is lack of funds: Meghalaya CM

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday said that the biggest hurdles that the Autonomous District Councils in the State is the...

Outreach and Familiarization programme for the local bodies of north eastern states concludes

Shillong: Following a fruitful deliberation on issues focusing on strengthening and streamlining the Panchayati Raj System/Autonomous District Councils, the Outreach and Familiarization programme for...

Lok Sabha Speaker inaugurates Outreach and Familiarization Programme for local bodies of north eastern states

Shillong: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Friday inaugurated the Outreach and Familiarization Programme for local bodies of the State of Meghalaya and other North...

Manipur Governor chairs 1st Senate meeting of Dhanamanjuri University

Imphal: The 1st Senate Meeting of Dhanamanjuri University was held at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan through virtual mode Friday. In her address as Chancellor,...

Eight NSCN rebels surrender in Arunachal

Itanagar: In a major development, as many as eight militants of different factions of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) surrendered in front of...

Tripura govt releases 3 pc DA to employees

Agartala: After a break of nearly four years, the state's council of ministers in a meeting last night decided to release three per cent...

Voices

Priyanka Mohite’s elusive date with Kanchenjunga

In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, The North-East Affairs caught up with top Indian woman mountaineer Priyanka Mohite to find out what all is happening...

Claims on Luirim Kachon: A Case of Simplistic Misunderstanding of Culture

I “Oksha di nang thongo. Eromba di ei shemke” (You cook pork. I will prepare eromba). Or “Hoksa ina hangkei. Eromba nana semlu” (I will...

Paona Brajabashi

The enemy’s shell can land in our camp whereas ours cannot in theirs. My fellow countrymen! It is a disgrace to die fleeing. Death...

Loose talks and Trolls: On Vagina, Public (Sphere) and Struggle for Dignity – 2

“Please do not mention women’s body or body parts in public gatherings” is perfectly a prudent and normal societal code in a patriarchal world. But...

Loose talks and Trolls: On Vagina, Public (Sphere) and Struggle for Dignity – 1

“Women are not only walking talking vaginas”, declares Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar in public. “Please do not mention women’s body while speaking in public gatherings”,...

The Place, the Legacy and the Ladies

The history of the modern game of polo is inextricably intertwined with Manipur. For, this is the place where polo originated. It all began...

Politics

EC announces poll dates for Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

New Delhi:  The Election Commission of India (EC) Friday announced poll dates for assembly elections in four states and one Union Territory (UT). The terms of the legislative assemblies of—Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, West Bengal and Puducherry—will come to...

Congress-led government in Puducherry toppled

Puducherry: The four-year-nine-month-old Congress-DMK government in the Union territory of Puducherry led by V Narayanasamy was toppled on Monday. Narayanasamy has tendered his resignation along...

Mehbooba Mufti re-elected as PDP president

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was on Monday unanimously re-elected as president of the PDP for a three-year term, the...

I’ll be the goalkeeper in 2021, let’s see what happens: Mamata

Kolkata: On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday challenged the BJP saying, "As long as...

BJP worker arrested as illegal Bangladeshi immigrant

Mumbai: An alleged Bangladeshi immigrant arrested earlier this month in Mumbai has turned out to be a local BJP leader. The Congress lost no time...

Video News

Science/Technology

COVID-19 patients have higher risk of dying after cardiac arrest, study says

London: COVID-19 patients who suffer a cardiac arrest either in or out of hospital are far more likely to die than those who are...

New wi-fi system to provide 100 times faster internet

London: Scientists have developed a new wireless internet based on harmless infrared rays that is 100 times faster than existing wi-fi network and has...

Pet dogs help older adults stay active: study

London: Owning a dog may help older adults to meet World Health Organisation's recommendations of at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical...

Sport News

Manipur boxer Sanamacha Chanu bags gold at the 30th Adriatic Pearl tournament

New Delhi: Living up to the favourite's tag, T Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) and Vinka (60kg) clinched two more gold medals for the country here...

Easy wins for Assam, Nagaland, Uttarkhand in VH Plate Group matches

Chennai: Uttarkhand, Assam and Nagaland registered comfortable wins in the Plate Group matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy Limited overs cricket tournament here today. While...

Manipur boxer Babyrojisana Chanu enters semis at 30th Adriatic Pearl tournament

New Delhi: The 2019 Asian Youth gold medallists Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Vinka (60kg) have advanced to the semi-finals at the 30th Adriatic Pearl...

Australian Open: Medvedev beats Tsitsipas to enter final, will face Djokovic

Melbourne: Russia's Daniil Medvedev reached the Australian Open final for the first time with a dominant victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas, here on Friday. The in-form...

Anderson strikes as England reduce India to 144 for 6 at lunch

Chennai: England closed in on victory in the first Test by reducing India to 144 for six at lunch on the final day of...

Indian women’s hockey team holds world No.2 Argentina to 1-1 draw

Buenos Aires: The Indian women's hockey team put up a spirited performance to hold world No.2 Argentina to a 1-1 draw and end its...

Melbourne century very special as it was crucial for series victory, says Rahane

New Delhi: Taking over the team's reins after the Adelaide humiliation , Ajinkya Rahane had led from the front in the Boxing Day Test,...

World

India, China to set up hotline for timely exchange

New Delhi: China and India have agreed to establish a hotline to exchange views timely following talks between foreign ministers of the two countries,...

Portugal nominates Guterres to run for 2nd term as UN Secretary-General

United Nations: Portugal has sent a letter to the United Nations officially nominating incumbent Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a candidate for a second term,...

Chinese Prez announces full victory over extreme poverty

Beijing: China has fully extinguished the extreme poverty with about 100 million people having managed to leave this social group, President Xi Jinping said...

Facebook bans Myanmar’s military from its platforms weeks after coup

Naypyitaw: Facebook has banned the Myanmar military and military-controlled state media from using its platforms weeks after a military coup in the Southeast Asian...