IndiGo to transport bodies of northeastern residents for free of cost

IndiGo to transport bodies of northeastern residents for free of cost

AGARTALA: Budget airliner IndiGo in association with Delhi Police has launched a scheme to carry bodies of underprivileged residents of northeast India, who die in the national capital, to their homes free of cost. An IndiGo release said here on Saturday that “Aakhiri Ahuti” is a humanitarian initiative to ferry the human remains of the deceased belonging to the northeastern states. “There were several incidents in which people from northeastern states residing in Delhi died. They were buried or cremated in Delhi without their kith or kin being present. Due to…

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NE8x launches ‘Connec8’ for Northeast India

NE8x launches ‘Connec8’ for Northeast India

Northeast India’s first startup accelerator platform earlier today launched ‘Connec8’ a free-community networking platform under their appstore.Since its inception the NE8x Appstore has been known to be a great resource with tools I knowledge on startup and online softwares.It thus comes as a value-added feature on the NE8x platform, keeping in mind their upgradation plans for this year. Press releases from NE8x official spokesperson added: “Here’s to the ones who always believed in us, in what NE8x stands for as a platform for the community.In 2017, as promised for our…

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IIT Guwahati organizing Northeast’s biggest E-Summit UDGAM

IIT Guwahati organizing Northeast’s biggest E-Summit UDGAM

The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati is organizing the Ninth edition of UDGAM – The Annual Entrepreneurship Summit from 27th to 29th of January, 2017. UDGAM was conceptualised to develop and spread the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the youth of India especially in the North-East. Our mission is aptly illustrated through the tagline, “Conceive. Believe. Achieve”. Despite its humble beginnings, UDGAM is the biggest E-Summit of North-East India and easily one of the top E-summits in the nation. With a whole range of events lined up to foster innovation and…

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Rape-accused Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang arrested

Rape-accused Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang arrested

Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor, was arrested from Guwahati and brought here on Saturday. According to reports, Dorphang was arrested from an inter-state bus terminus in Guwahati’s Garchuk area by the East Khasi Hills Police, assissted by Assam Police. A joint police team from the two states had raided a house in Hatigaon, where he was reported to be staying. The court of the additional district commissioner on Saturday remanded Dorphang to five days’ police custody. The reports further state that a session’s court had on…

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Don’t Mind Playing Mother If That’s a Lead Role, says Parineeta

Don’t Mind Playing Mother If That’s a Lead Role, says Parineeta

The actress Parineeta Borthakur, who was last seen onscreen as a mother in TV show “Swaragini”, says she only would take up a mother’s role again if she is the lead of the show. “After ‘Swaragini’, I have been called for many shows, but I haven’t taken up anything yet, firstly because I had plans to visit Kuwait, and secondly I didn’t want to end up playing just a mother to 20-year-old or more,” Parineeta, who hails from Assam, said in a statement. “I don’t mind playing a mother again…

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5.7-magnitude quake shakes Northeast, one killed

5.7-magnitude quake shakes Northeast, one killed

An earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, hit the northeast on Tuesday. One person died in Dhalai district in Tripura while three students were injured in an Agartala school in the earthquake, the epicentre of which was located in Dhalai district. State disaster management project officer Sarat Das said that an elected member of the panchayat of Mayachari village of Kamalpur in Dhalai district, identified as Kamalini Kundu, died of panic after the strong tremors, which occurred at 2.39 pm and lasted six seconds. More than 50 houses were…

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Chinese hand Grenade found at Medical Institute in Imphal

Chinese hand Grenade found at Medical Institute in Imphal

Police said that a Chinese hand grenade was found at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal West district yesterday. Visitors at the medical institute found the hand grenade and informed the authorities. According to Police official, a team of Manipur Police bomb squad  retrieved and taken the granade to an isolated place in Lamphel area where it was defused. (Image: Representational) loading…

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Political Crisis ! Arunachal CM suspended by his own party

Political Crisis ! Arunachal CM suspended by his own party

Following anti-party activities, the ruling People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) reportedly on Thursday evening temporarily suspended Chief Minister Pema Khandu, deputy chief minister Chowna Mein and five MLAs. The suspended MLAs include Jambey Tashi, C T Mein, P D Sona, Zignu Namchoom and Kamlung Mossang. it may be mentioned that Khandu on July 16 this year became the chief minister of this Himalayan state after months of political turmoil replacing Nabam Tuki who was reinstated as the state chief minister by the Apex Court on July 13 last. (With inputs…

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Rs 27 lakh in new notes seized from bank manager in Mizoram

Rs 27 lakh in new notes seized from bank manager in Mizoram

Rs 27 lakh in new notes were reportedly seized from the husband of a manager of the Mizoram Rural Bank (MRB) today by the CID (SB) officials who arrested four persons in this connection. Times Of India reported that a trap was laid by CID (SB) officials for the MRB manager Lalhmufiahi and it was found that she along with her husband was trying to illegally exchange old Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes worth Rs 45 lakh, a CID official said. Reports state that the bank manager, her husband Remruatkima…

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Terrorists plant grenade in Imphal newspaper office

Terrorists plant grenade in Imphal newspaper office

Following the planting of a hand grenade in the office of a vernacular daily by suspected rebels a day earlier, Journalists staged a demonstration in Imphal on Tuesday in protest against it. Unidentified Callers alerted the workers of  ‘Pandam’ — an evening daily, about the grenade in their office at Wahengbam Leikai area of Imphal on Monday evening. Workers of the office found the device wrapped in a polythene bag on the top of an almirah inside the office room at around 6.30 pm. Police were alerted and the device retrieved…

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