IRCTC To Run AC Deluxe Tourist Train To Explore 5 North-Eastern States
Under the project "Dekho Apna Desh," IRCTC has planned to run an AC Deluxe Tourist Train for five North-Eastern states that are Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura, and Meghalaya. The first train will depart from Delhi's Safdarjung railway station on November 26. The 14-night and 15-day train will cost Rs 85,495 per person for 2 AC and Rs 1,02,430 for 1AC. However, only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed.
Tags: Dekho Apna Desh, North-East, Deluxe Train, Tourism
Courtesy: The Logical Indian
Assam-Mizoram Border Clash: 5 Policemen Killed Just After Home Minister's Visit
In an inter-state clash after the border dispute between two states went in the way of violence, five Assam Police officials were killed. The incident occurred just after Home Minister Amit Shah met with the CMs of the North-East in Shillong to resolve the issue. Reportedly, over 60 people from a village in Assam have been injured in the clash.
Tags: Assam, Mizoram, Amit Shah, North-East
Courtesy: The Hindu
Massive Forest Fire Erupts In Mizoram; Air Force Called For Rescue
The forests of Mizoram's Lunglei town are reeling through an inferno since April 25. Reportedly, the raging fire has crept in Lawngtlai district as the wildfire burned for more than 24 hours. The incident is believed to have occurred due to Jhum cultivation. Currently, the locals and governments agencies have been trying to tame the flames. Meanwhile, Indian Air Force has deployed Mi-17V5 choppers to douse off the fire.
Tags: Mizoram, Inferno, Lunglei, Wildlife , Forest Fire, North-East
Meghalaya: Members of CoMSO Protest At Secretariat; Demand ILP Implementation
In a bid to implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya, the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organizations (CoMSO) protested at the state secretariat on April 16. Reportedly, CoMSO threatened for secretariat shutdown if the need arises based on the government’s response. Around 200 activists raised slogans like 'No ILP, No Rest' against Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA). Despite the approval of ILP in 2019, it was not implemented yet… read-more
Tags: Meghalaya, ILP, North-East, India, Inner Line Permit
India's INS Sindhuvir To Become Myanmar Navy's First Submarine
Amid standoff with China, India plans to give INS Sindhuvir, a Kilo class submarine, to Myanmar Navy. The handover will be under SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) initiative of India. The move followed Army chief Narvane's meeting with Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and military heads. Reportedly, INS Sindhuvir will become the first submarine of Myanmar, which shares a 1640-km-long border with India's north-eastern… read-more
Tags: INS Sindhuvir, Submarine, India-China Standoff, Myanmar, SAGAR, North-East
Courtesy: Times of India
Sikkim All Set To Welcome Tourists; Government Ease Restrictions on Border
Sikkim Government allowed hotels and other tourism-related services to function from October 11. The state will also open its borders with West Bengal and ease the restrictions on the movement of vehicles, in-order to revive the tourism department. Officials reported that the regulations for the same will be released soon. Reportedly, a special lockdown will be imposed in Gangtok Municipal Corporation from September 21-27 to contain the… read-more
Tags: Sikkim, North-East, Tourism, Domestic Tourism
Courtesy: First Post
West Bengal Allows Tourism to Popular Hill Stations; Sikkim to Allow Soon
West Bengal's hill stations Kalimpong and Darjeeling have resumed tourism activities after a 6-month shutdown. The state government has permitted hotels to resume their services while adhering to the social distancing norms and maintaining hygiene. Besides, Sikkim, one of the first states in the country to ban the entry of tourists, is also set to be reopened in October. Sikkim had banned tourists since March 16, 2020.
Tags: Tourism, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, North-East
Courtesy: Hindustan Times