Japanese encephalitis has claimed 18 lives in Dibrugarh district this year, said Amrit Kumar Baruah, joint director of the district health services.

North Eastern Council (NEC) members today rued poor healthcare services in the Northeast and underlined the need to enhance manpower, including setting up of more medical colleges in the region.

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- NGT upholds mining ban in Meghalaya, ticks off govt

Agartala, March 15: Despite declining sanction of funds from the Centre, Tripura is all set to emerge as the best implementing state of MGNREGA scheme.

The hill states of the Northeast are blessed with a moderate climate — pleasant in summer and enticingly chilled in winter.

Meghalaya, which is still facing the problem of open defecation, has set a target for nirmal (clean) state for the year 2014-15.

First, the bad news: Three elephants were killed when a local passenger train mowed through a herd in upper Assam's Jorhat district on Thursday.

The Jorhat forest division has submitted a Rs 1-crore plan to the Assam government to provide financial help to people affected by elephant depredation on the fringes of Gibbon wildlife sanctuary a

Guwahati, Sept.