Project underway to make Agartala airport international: AAI Chief

Agartala, May 29 (IANS) — The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is upgrading Agartala airport to international standards... (more...)

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60 new coal mines to be opened soon: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) — Discounting any immediate plans to stop coal imports, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal... (more...)

Rs.53,000 crore allotted for development of northeast: Harsimrat

Gangtok, May 26 (IANS) — The central government has allocated Rs.53,000 crore in the 2015-16 budget for development... (more...)

Centre holds exhibitions in northeast to highlight achievements

Agartala/Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) — To mark the completion of one year of the National Democratic Alliance government... (more...)

Northeast to become food sufficient soon: ICAR chief (IANS Interview)

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, May 26 (IANS) — The northeastern region, which comprises eight hilly states, occupies... (more...)

Special status of northeast states must continue: Tripura CM (IANS Interview)

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, May 25 (IANS) — Cutting across political lines, chief ministers of eight northeastern... (more...)

Union ministers to oversee plans for northeast region

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) — One union minister will be in each of the northeastern states every fortnight to personally... (more...)

Modi in China: Turning conflict into complementarity (Comment: Special to IANS)

By Tarun Vijay Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s China visit has come at a time when his government is completing his... (more...)

109 mn job seekers need to upgrade skills: Badal

Shillong, May 11 (IANS) — Around 109 million new job seekers have to upgrade their skills, while another 460 million... (more...)

Lightning kills two in Tripura

Agartala, May 11 (IANS) — A school student and a woman were killed and five other people injured in lightning strikes... (more...)

‘Tourism in northeast can flourish with Buddhist sites’

Agartala/Kohima/Itanagar, May 4 (IANS) — Tourism could flourish in the northeastern states due to the Buddhist sites... (more...)

Mizoram church body says missionaries unhurt in quake

Aizawl, April 30 (IANS) — Missionaries from the northeastern state of Mizoram who were working in Nepal, Uttar Pradesh,... (more...)

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