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Indian Diaspora Invited To Invest In North-East

NEW DELHI, Jan 8: The Indian Diaspora was Saturday invited by chief ministers of northeastern states to invest in the region’s infrastructure, especially the healthcare and education sectors. ‘You are the people who can help… There is a lot of scope in education and healthcare sectors... 

World Bank Gives $13 Million For Mizoram Roads Project

WASHINGTON: The World Bank has approved a credit worth $13 million in additional financing for the Mizoram State Roads Project to continue revitalizing and modernizing the state’s highway system. The project will help improve the management and carrying capacity of the core state road network in... 

RBI To set Up Branch In Tripura

AGARTALA, Dec. 30: The RBI, the country’s apex banking regulator, will set up a branch office here soon for smooth co-ordination of banks in the public sector and to address other problems, including keeping a watch on illegal functioning of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). After Tripura,... 

Satellite News Channel Launched In North-East India

A new satellite news channel NewsTime Assam, dedicated for the Assamese community living around the world has been launched in Northeast India. Recognized as the first 24×7 Assamese news channel of the region, bordering Bhutan, Tibet (China), Burma and Bangladesh, was inaugurated by the Assam chief... 

New ‘Silk Route’ Via Bangladesh To Connect North-East India

AGARTALA, Dec 26: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will build a new ‘Silk Route‘ via Bangladesh – a 50 km road connecting India‘s landlocked northeastern states with neighboring countries – a top company official said. ONGC will invest Rs.250 million ($5.5... 

Sustainable Mountain Paddy-Fish Farming

Apatani Rice Plains at Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh Integrated paddy-fish farming systems can be found in parts of China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and India. This article describes the integrated paddy-fish farming of the Apatani Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. Background... 

Gems Industry Worried At Smuggling, Poor Facilities

AGARTALA, Dec 24: The illegal trade of gemstones and lack of infrastructure marred the prospects of gems and jewellery industries in the northeast India, Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) officials said here Friday. The GJEPC, a society sponsored by the union ministry of commerce, has... 

Tripura Gramin Bank Posts Profit For 10th Year In Row

AGARTALA, Dec 23: Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) posted a net profit of Rs.35.35 crores, the highest among the regional rural banks (RRBs) in eastern and northeastern India, in the last fiscal, the bank’s chairman said Wednesday. TGB, one of India’s 82 RRBs, has been making profit for the past... 

Cong States Stress Growth- Trade Focus With Neighboring Countries

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi during the 83rd Plenary Session of the Congress at Parliament Annexe in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI) SHILLONG, Dec. 20: The Congress-ruled states of the Northeast stressed the need for economic progress through promotion of trade with neighboring countries, during... 

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Sets Up Office In Guwahati

GUWAHATI, Dec. 13: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has finally set up an office in Guwahati to oversee and monitor all its existing and future projects in the Northeast. Sources said the office was established under the Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building project of ADB and... 

North-East India Business Summit To Be Held At Mumbai

IMPHAL, Dec 7: Ministry of DoNER and the Indian Chamber of Commerce would be jointly hosting the North East Business Summit, 2011 at Mumbai from January 21 to 22. A file photo of the 5th North-East Business Summit. The next one will be held in January at Mumbai. Ahead of this summit, a preparatory meeting... 

US Keen To Boost Investment In North-East India

Buoyed by rising investment potential in the North East, US Consul General Beth A Payne has underscored the need for increased investment in the region. ‘We encourage increased US investment in the North East as it has considerable investment potential, especially in the hydro-power, gas-based... 

Happy Hours Are Here Again, Mizos Get Rid Of ‘˜Dry’ Tag With A ‘˜Love Potion’

JESUS IS said to have turned water into wine. Now, Mizoram is trying its hand at wine-making to turn its grape industry around. It has started producing wine of its own, joining the likes of Goa and Maharashtra that produce indigenous wine. Interestingly, Mizoram is a ‘˜dry’ state where...