IMD predicts intense wet spell in northeastern states, issues orange alert from March 30-31

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange colour alert for Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura for March 30-31 with a forecast of rains and thunderstorm over these northeastern states. It has also predicted an “intense wet spell” over northeast India until April 2. Under the influence of strong lower level southwesterly … Read more

Manipur orders bar on Myanmarese entering India

The Manipur government has asked the district administrations of bordering Myanmar not to entertain people from across the border to enter into the Indian territory, officials said on Monday. The Manipur government directives, which issued to the five Deputy Commissioners of the bordering districts of Chandel, Tengnoupal, Kamjong, Ukhrul and Churachandpur, however, said: “In case … Read more

Mobile music concert to raise money for Myanmarese who have taken refuge in Mizoram

In Mizoram’s Aizawl there will be mobile music concert to raise money for the Myanmarese who have taken refuge in Mizoram fleeing the military regime in their country. Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Ministry of Home Affairs has issued advisories to the Chief Secretaries of the North-eastern States bordering Myanmar … Read more

Central forces at Mizoram border soon: Assam Chief Secretary

Guwahati: Central forces will soon police Assam’s border with Mizoram in Cachar and Karimganj districts, chief secretary Jishnu Barua has said. Mizoram has refused to move out its police from the border after clashes between people of villages on either side of the border. “A notification for central forces is out…they would be deployed along … Read more

How local communities in northeast are at the forefront of fight against coronavirus

Govindo Molsom, who works as a cook in Agartala, has not seen his family since March 23 when Tripura announced a lockdown. But the 36-year-old is not unduly worried as his family stays in a village called Kalagon Mausambari, some 50 km from the capital. The village, he says, is among the among the most … Read more