Imphal/Aizawl, May 23 (IANS) The governments of Manipur and Mizoram will felicitate the members of the first Northeast India Top of the World Mount Everest Expedition, 2013, who recently scaled the highest peak of the world, officials said Thursday. "The Manipur government announced to give Rs.10 lakh each to the team leaders and members of the expedition for scaling the highest peak of the world," a Manipur government official told reporters in Imphal
Shillong, May 21 (IANS) Anshu Jamsenpa, the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest thrice, wants to scale the world's highest peak for the fourth time if the Nepalese government waives the royalty tax imposed on climbers, her husband Tsering Wange said. Anshu, a mother of two, became the first Indian woman to conquer the Mount Everest for a third time Saturday. She was among the 13 climbers of the first Northeast India Top of the World Mount Everest Expedition, 2013, which was flagged off by President Pranab Mukherjee from Rashtrapati Bhavan March
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Due to lack of funds, several national railway projects in southern Assam, Tripura and other northeastern states would be delayed by a year, an official said here Saturday. "Railway officials at a meeting here told Tripura government (officials) that the gauge conversion works, extension of railway lines in southern Assam, Tripura and other northeastern states would be delayed by a year due to scarcity of funds," a Tripura official told reporters.
Aizawl/Agartala, May 17 (IANS) A Manipuri group of activists has demanded the reintroduction of Inner Line Permits (ILP) in northeastern states to "protect the indigenous and domicile" people in the region. "In the first phase of our agitation, we will not allow non-Manipuri people to enter Manipur between June 1 and June 5 if the ILP system is not reintroduced by May 31," Sapamacha Jadumani, spokesperson of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit (JCILP), told reporters in Imphal.
Agartala, May 16 (IANS) A high-level India-Bangladesh meeting on setting up of 'Border Haats' (border markets) along the frontier in Tripura has been postponed due to cyclonic storm 'Mahasen', a state minister said here Thursday.
Aizawl, May 14 (IANS) With the recovery of three more bodies Tuesday, the death toll in the May 11 landslide that swept away 11 houses in the capital of the northeastern Mizoram state has risen to 15, officials said. "At least 25 people, including women, were injured and are being treated in a government hospital
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the ONGC's first commercial power project in Tripura next month, an official said here Monday. "The president would likely inaugurate the thermal power project at Palatana (in southern Tripura) on June 21," a Tripura government official told IANS.
Aizawl, May 11 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 11 were missing, while 25 others sustained injuries in Mizoram Saturday, when nine houses were swept away in a massive landslide, officials said. "Incessant rains for the past one week caused nine houses to be swept away in huge landslides at Laipuitland locality here early Saturday morning, killing eight people on the spot," a police official told reporters
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) With Delhi Police chief Neeraj Kumar set to retire end-July, a replacement is being actively sought and three names - including of two women - are doing the rounds.
Agartala/Aizawl, May 10 (IANS) Seasonal cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning and rain continued to create devastation in Tripura and Mizoram for the sixth day Friday, killing eight people so far injuring 40 others, an official said here. Several thousand houses have been damaged in the cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning and incessant rains that also uprooted thousands of trees, telephone and electric poles both in Tripura and Mizoram. Restoration work was on in both the northeastern states