Coronavirus India News Latest Update Live: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya calls for major push to India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive on PM Modi’s birthday

On August 27, India for the first time administered a record 1 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines in a single day. (Picture: Reuters) Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Today News September 17 Live Updates: As India braces for a possible Covid-19 third wave, vaccination has picked up pace in the … Read more

Coronavirus India News Latest Update Live: At 27,176, India records below 30,000 new Covid-19 cases for 4th consecutive day; 284 deaths; Kerala top contributor

India has been reporting below 30,000 new Covid-19 cases for the past 4 days. (Picture: Reuters) Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Today News September 15 Live Updates: The Covid-19 situation in India has improved quite a lot since the beginning of the second wave in March-April. The number of Coronavirus … Read more

No vehicle entering Mizoram from Assam despite withdrawal of travel advisory: Top official

The “unofficial” economic blockade on National Highway-306, allegedly imposed by certain groups in Assam‘s Cachar district, entered its 12th day on Friday, a top official in Mizoram said. Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo told reporters here that no vehicle has made its way to the state from Assam, despite the withdrawal of the travel advisory issued … Read more

Assam border dispute: A case of cartographers’ lines vs people s perception of boundaries

Cartographers’ lines drawn on survey maps pitted against local people’s perception of traditional boundaries are at the root of a slew of border disputes between Assam and states that were carved out of it post-Independence. With one such line drawn through a forest turning into a flashpoint for a violent clash between Assam and Mizoram … Read more

45 districts with above 10% positivity rate, Northeast emerges as new Covid hotspot

According to Dr. Bhargava, 595 districts had been reporting positivity rate of less than 5%, while 65 districts have a positivity rate of 5-10%. (Photo source: IE) The COVID-19 positivity rate in the northeast has emerged as a worry for the Centre with ICMR director-general and member of India’s task force on the pandemic Dr … Read more

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