Intense heat wave conditions and deficit pre-monsoon rains have hit normal life across the northeastern region and also severely affected the supply of drinking water, officials said.
Earlier, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had criticised the Centre and the Ministry of Home Affairs' plea requesting a suspension of the NRC work during the general elections.
The decision to ply the bus between this two state has also come up in respond to the demand of proper communication with the Mizoram capital as it is the nearest major city for the people most of them Mizos in Tripura's Jampui Hill in North district.
A total of 79 flights were cancelled at different airports in the northeast region due to bad weather, triggered by cyclonic storm Fani, an Airport Authority of India official said here on Saturday.
In view of cyclone 'Fani' the Indian Air Force (IAF) has kept on standby 11 helicopters and four An-32 aircraft in different locations for relief and rescue operations, an official release said on Friday.
Due to the cyclonic storm 'Fani', six trains, scheduled to run between the south Indian states and Assam were cancelled on Thursday by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), an official said.
'Two wheels of Agartala-Bengaluru Hamsafar express derailed at Margram under Karimganj district of Southern Assam today (Tuesday) morning. Accident relief train has reached the site from Badarpur (in Southern Assam). There is no casualty,'
The impasse that resulted from the Election Commission's (EC) decision to set up special polling stations along the Mizoram-Tripura border for the Reang tribal refugees to vote in the Lok Sabha polls, continued on Thursday.
Within a day of Congress President Rahul Gandhi kick-starting the party's election campaign in Manipur, five former party MLAs and many workers quit the party on Thursday and joined a regional outfit.
About the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which Gandhi calls the "Gabbar Singh Tax", he said it was introduced to benefit Modi's "wealthy friends while the small and medium traders were hit below the belt".
Speaking of New Delhi's developmental initiatives in Afghanistan which have generated huge goodwill there, Khalvatgar pointed out that Afghanistan is the second-largest recipient of aid from India after Bhutan.
Security has been heightened along the country's borders with Bangladesh in Tripura and Myanmar in Mizoram, although there were no immediate reports of any disturbances, a paramilitary official said here on Friday.
He said the Manipur government had approached the Central government for implementing the National Register of Citizens in the state as in Assam. This will help the police identify and arrest foreigners, he added.
The Arunachal Pradesh government on Sunday froze its decision on the controversial permanent residence certificate (PRC) that triggered widespread violence for a third day, leading to the torching of the Deputy Chief Minister's house.
The tragedy struck the tea gardens of Golaghat and Jorhat after a large number of people consumed spurious liquor on Thursday night at the Salmora tea estate in Golaghat, 300 km from here, and in two villages in Jorhat district.
Around 12,018 voters from among the over 35,000 Reang tribal immigrants were enrolled in the electoral list of Mizoram till last year and 60 per cent of them cast votes in the November 28 Mizoram Assembly polls.
At least 22 persons have died and over 30 others taken ill after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district, police said on Friday.
Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill would have been passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday by the BJP government if the Congress-led Opposition was not there.
Zoramthanga, who is also the President of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), appealed to the people, NGOs, churches and political parties to join hands and stand united in case there is a bid to reintroduce the CAB in Parliament.
Normal life came to standstill in Nagaland on Monday as a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, evoked total response.
With weeks to go for the announcement of the 17th Lok Sabha election dates, the Election Commission has begun preparations in the Northeastern states, a top election official said on Tuesday.
A senior BJP leader confirmed this on Friday and said that the Prime Minister will arrive in Guwahati on February 8. "The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura to inaugurate some developmental projects," he said.
Eleven northeastern political parties came together on Tuesday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and decided to appeal to the Central government to scrap the legislation.
The official said Modi will arrive in Arunachal on February 9 to inaugurate the Hollongi airport and later that day address a public gathering in Agartala at the Swami Vivekananda Ground after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of several projects.