North-East Projected As Investment Destination

Tea plantations, one of the many avenues for investment. Projecting northeast as an attractive investment destination and setting 2017 as target year to bring all state capitals under railway and air network besides launching several social sector projects were some of initiatives taken by Centre in 2010 to speed up development in the long-sequestered region. With lack of connectivity posing as a major...

New Year Bonanza For North-East: Government Lifts Curb On Foreign Tourists

NEW DELHI: In a New Year bonanza for Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram, the Centre has lifted a decades-old rule of obtaining permission by any foreigner visiting the three north-eastern states. “The government has decided to exclude Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected Area regime notified under the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order 1958, initially for a period of one year,” a...

No Newspaper In Manipur After Editor Arrest

Photo Courtesy: Doren Oinam via Demotix IMPHAL, Dec 30: No newspaper was published in Manipur today in protest against the arrest of an editor of a vernacular daily for alleged militant links. Editor of ”Sanaleibak” A Mobi was arrested last night for his alleged connection with militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party-Tabungba group (KCP-T). Two mobile phones and Rs 50,000 in cash seized...

Separate Statehood Demand In Insurgency-Hit Nagaland

Map of Nagaland with area demanded by ENPO. NEW DELHI, Dec 26: Six major tribal groups in insurgency-hit Nagaland have now come together to demand carving out of a separate state. The demand for “Frontier Nagaland” was raised by Chang, Konyak, Sangtam, Khiamniungan, Yimchungru and Phom communities under the aegis Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO). The demand is considered...