Northeast News

New Jalpaiguri station to be upgraded as World Class multi-modal transportation hub

Guwahati: Among the 204 stations identified, the New Jalpaiguri station under NF Railway has also been identified to be upgraded with world-class features for providing better, additional and enhanced passenger amenities.  Work for the up-gradation work has already started and UTS cum PRS counters and MCO office are being shifted. The existing parking area will also …

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Russia-Ukraine war: Mandatory pre-boarding RTPCR test and Vaccination certificate exempted for Indians

Delhi: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in close collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Home Affairs has ensured all support possible in evacuating Indians from Ukraine. Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has revised mandatory International Travel Guidelines and on humanitarian grounds …

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Ukraine war: Bringing back stranded Indians is top priority, says union minister Kiren Rijiju

Union minister Kiren Rijiju, while speaking on the evacuation of Indian nationals from war-hit Ukraine, said that the Indian government’s top priority is bringing back the stranded Indian citizens.  “Our top priority is to bring the stranded Indian nationals back safely,” union minister Kiren Rijiju said before leaving to Slovakia to oversee the evacuation process.  …

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Ukraine war: Nearly 150 Indian students trapped in ‘battlefield’ Kharkiv

As Russian forces continue with indiscriminate missile strikes on Ukraine’s Kharkiv, approximately 150 Indian students are still left trapped in the city.  These 150 Indian students are reported to be stuck in a hostel in Kharkiv city.  Meanwhile, the Ukrainian authorities have reportedly started to evacuate the foreign students, including Indians, from Kharkiv to a …

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Ukraine war: IAF C17 aircrafts evacuated nearly 800 Indian nationals thus far

As war crisis in Ukraine deepens, first four flights of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) C17 aircrafts have evacuated nearly 800 Indian nationals.  The four IAF transport aircrafts evacuated as many as 798 Indian nationals using airfields in Romania, Hungary and Poland.    Moreover, three more IAF C17 aircrafts took off for Romania, Hungary and …

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Ukraine war: Estimated few hundred Indians still remain stranded in ‘battlefield’ Kharkiv

Few hundred Indians are still stranded in Kharkiv – the second largest city of Ukraine – which over the last couple of days has become a ‘battlefield’.  “We estimate a few hundred citizens still remain in Kharkiv,” spokesperson for India’s ministry of external affairs (MEA) – Arindam Bagchi said.  Bagchi said the Indian government’s “priority …

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‘Airlifted from safe zones, not evacuated from war zone’: Indian students slam govt’s evacuation ‘publicity’

“We were airlifted from safe zones, not evacuated from a war zone.”  This is what many Indian students, who study in war-ravaged Ukraine, said after reaching India.  Many Indian students, on Thursday, burst out in anger after reporters asked students about the Indian government’s evacuation process.  “Stop terming it an evacuation. We were nor evacuated …

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Ukraine war: Another Indian student shot in Kyiv, hospitalised

One more Indian student was shot in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv.  The Indian student is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Kyiv.  This was informed by union minister General (Retd) VK Singh, who is currently in Poland.  “A student from Kyiv was reported to have been shot and was immediately admitted to the hospital,” union …

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‘I find it hilarious’, says US expert McAdams on Indian TV anchor’s gaffe

Policy expert from the United States Daniel McAdams has been trending in India following the gaffe of an Indian TV news anchor during live broadcast.  During a live debate show, Times Now anchor Rahul Shivshankar ‘yelled’ at one of his guests, only to realise that he was addressing the wrong guest.  Shivshankar thought that he …

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