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Kokrajhar, 22nd Feb (northeastnews): The Adivasi National Convention Committee (ANCC) a conglomeration organization along with the ceasefire militant outfits of the Adivasi community today staged railway blockade at Kokrajhar railway station from 8 am onwards till 1pm demanding ST status and solution to the demands of Adivasi militants groups observing ceasefire.
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Silchar, 20th Feb (northeastnews): In a historic development concerning rail connectivity of the Northeast, Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu here today flagged off 05601 / 05602 Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express, a weekly train connecting Silchar in Barak valley of Assam with New Delhi and two commercial freight trains to Agartala (Jirania) in Tripura and Jiribam in Manipur thereby bringing these two northeastern states into the broad gauge railway map of India at a glittering function organized at Silchar Station today in the presence of Sushmita Deb, MP, Lok Sabha, Silchar, Bijoya Chakrabarty, MP, Lok Sabha, Guwahati, Ramen Deka, MP, Lok Sabha, Mangaldai and Radheshyam Biswas, MP, Lok Sabha, Karimganj.
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Silchar (Assam), 19th Feb (IANS): The Railway ministry is starting a new weekly train service between Silchar and New Delhi from Saturday, a politically significant measure ahead of assembly elections in Assam later this year.
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Agartala, 18th Feb (IANS): A goods train service that gets flagged off on Saturday will link southern Assam with other north-eastern states, meeting an old demand of the people, the officials said.
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New Delhi, 17th Feb (IANS): Establishing connectivity through the country's northeast will help India bolster trade with the southeast Asian markets, experts here said on Wednesday.
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