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Beef eating is a state subject, don’t stop it : BJP Meghalaya

Beef eating is a state subject, don’t stop it : BJP Meghalaya

Fact, stranger than fiction? The Meghalaya unit of the BJP is actually spoken against the beef ban, in an effort to calm down frayed tempers of the public before their president Amit…

The Bihu of Bangkok

The Bihu of Bangkok

Talk about the new years all over Asia: The northeast and southeast Asian culture is so in sync at times, it’s amazing. Now while in Assam, the week-long celebrations of…

Assam Filmmaker Bidyut Chakravarty dies

Assam Filmmaker Bidyut Chakravarty dies

Guwahati: Bidyut Chakravarty is no more. His film Dwaar had won four Filmfare awards last year, bringing cheer to the ailing Assamese film industry. This morning, the news of filmmaker Bidyut…

Centre may roll back dreaded AFSPA from Arunachal

Centre may roll back dreaded AFSPA from Arunachal

ITANAGAR:  Has good sense prevailed? Will the Narendra Modi government repeal the dreaded AFSPA from internal districts Arunachal Pradesh? The Union minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju, has…

Modi Govt sneaks AFSPA up Arunachal Pradesh

Modi Govt sneaks AFSPA up Arunachal Pradesh

How devious! Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has said that Modi-led government in New Delhi has “silently extended” the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) to “entire state of…

Bodland People’s Front leads the Council

Bodland People’s Front leads the Council

GUWAHATI:  The Bodoland People’s Front will lead the new BTC. Emerging as a single largest party but short of a majority in the 40-member Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) by just…

Mizo volunteers tackle drug abuse by supply reduction

Mizo volunteers tackle drug abuse by supply reduction

AIZAWL: Young Mizo Association has done something that the narco-cops couldn’t do. “Supply Reduction Service” Volunteers seized over Rs 6,000 worth of heroin in the course of one morning’s walk!…

Morans demand ST status in Assam

Morans demand ST status in Assam

TINSUKIA :The Morans of the Northeast, want to be recognised as a scehdulad tribe and receive benefits from the government. Thousands of people from the Moran community, under the banners…

Bodoland TC polls peaceful, good turnout

Bodoland TC polls peaceful, good turnout

GUWAHATI, Assam:  April 8 – The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls today recorded a 75 per cent turnout, maybe more as reports from a number of polling stations come in.…

Law to curb ‘witch hunting’ in Assam soon?

Law to curb ‘witch hunting’ in Assam soon?

Guwahati, Assam: At long last, a law will be enacted to deal with the superstitious and barbaric practice of ‘withch-hunting’ in North Eastern state of Assam. Under Guwahati High Court…

BJP’s beefy blunders : Cancelling Christmas etc, says Mizoram?

BJP’s beefy  blunders : Cancelling Christmas etc, says Mizoram?

The people of Mizoram say, ‘we are against the beef ban’ They also ask why the BJP government in India ‘cancelled Christmas’ and Good Friday. This week our pick-of-the week…

Agartala gears up for Tribal Council Polls

Agartala gears up for Tribal Council Polls

  Agartala, (Tripura): For the first time electronic voting machines are to be used in the district council elections in this remote state of Northeastern India. The crucial elections to…

New Flights: better link to NE India

New Flights: better link to NE India

Guwahati: Vistara forayed into  Northeast India with its inaugural flight from New Delhi to Guwahati. StartingApril 2, Thursday, the airline will operate daily flights on the Delhi-Guwahati-Bagdogra-Delhi route. TATA SIA Airlines…

Tawang Fest: brews local, no Indian Made foreign grog

Tawang Fest: brews local, no Indian Made foreign grog

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) : The three-day Tawang Festival, a mega tourism extravaganza began at Tawang, an important seat of Mahayana Buddhism bordering China on Wednesday, and concludes on Friday (tomorrow).…

Special GI status to 9 NE agricultural products

Special GI status to 9 NE agricultural products

Guwahati:  Nine items from north east India have won GI tags, including the pungent Karbi Anglong ginger and juicy Tezpur litchi of Assam.  The coveted geographical indication (GI) tags are incontrovertible proof…