GUWAHATI: The country’s North Eastern region is rich in medicinal plants, but indiscriminate and unscientific collection is forcing many of the species into the verge of extinction, say experts.

SHILLONG: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has informed that the State has drafted a mission document for the development of tourism in the State.

New Delhi: A meeting of India’s top seismologists and earthquake specialists, which discussed issues arising from the Sikkim earthquake, has strongly recommended that northeastern states set up the

SHILLONG: Israeli experts will help Meghalaya to improve fish farming in the northeastern state, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said.

Launching an awareness campaign about a state aquaculture mission, Sangma said late Thursday: “Experts from Israel have been invited to study and suggest measures to further improve fish farming by adopting modern techniques of fish culture.”

State-run Corporation to set up Mawphu Stage II, East Garo Hills thermal projects

AGARTALA: Northeastern India’s first textile park will be set up in Tripura, a Minister said here on Sunday.

Agartala: India will engage 100,000 educated youths to execute an ambitious Green India Mission (GIM) which seeks to increase the country’s forest cover to 33 percent from 20 percent within 10 year

GUWAHATI: The prevalence of tobacco use in any form is highest in the Northeast. Mizoram has the highest prevalence of tobacco use, around 67.2 per cent.

AGARTALA/AIZAWL: Incidence of cancer has been rising alarmingly in the hilly northeastern region of India, almost half the cases being attributed to consumption of tobacco products, experts say.

According to experts, Mizoram tops the rate of cancer patients with an incidence of 200 in 100,000 each year. Though other northeastern states have an average of 75 to 125 per 100,000, the numbers are higher than the national average.

Illegal logging is being carried out in the Northeast under the guise of laying railway tracks