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Will Assam’s new BJP govt. protect Assam tribes?

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Will Assam’s new BJP govt. protect Assam tribes?

A day after the  promise to seal the Indo-Bangladesh border in two years and complete the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a prominent organization fighting against infiltration demanded special measures to prevent indigenous people from becoming a minority in their own homeland. The Prabajan Virodhi Manch (PVM), which carried out a mass signature campaign in assembly […]

Ice-cream to cure hangovers!!

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Ice-cream to cure hangovers!!

South Koreans, Asia’s biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream. A convenience store chain has launched the Gyeondyo-bar, which translates as “hang in there” and according to the company is the first ice cream bar marketed specifically to combat the after-effects of alcohol consumption. […]

Bio-diversity in focus on IBD

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Bio-diversity in focus on IBD

There is a well-known Cree Indian Prophecy that says: “Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.” It’s interesting that one of the largest student movements in India, […]

Bangladesh: fear stalks rainbow community

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Bangladesh: fear stalks rainbow community

Weeks after suspected Islamist militants hacked Bangladesh’s most prominent gay rights activist to death in his apartment along with an associate, another friend received a chilling message that he was next in line. “Say your prayers, confess to God for your sins. Eat or drink whatever you wish to, nobody can save you,” read the […]

Heavy rainfall and landslides in Assam

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Heavy rainfall and landslides in Assam

Landslides claimed 10 lives in three separate incidents in Hailakandi and Karimganj districts of Barak Valley on Thursday, following heavy rain. The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rainfall in Assam over the next two days. Incessant rainfall throughout Barak Valley wreaked havoc during the last 24 hours, leaving most of the roads in […]

Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

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Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

India and China together have a third of the mentally ill people in the world,but they don’t have enough mental health  services! India and China together account for one-third of global burden of mental illness, higher than the total of all developed countries and yet most people with mental disorders in these two nations do […]

Wedding in the evening, divorce in the morning!

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Wedding in the evening, divorce in the morning!

A theft led to one of the quickest divorces. This case took place in Bijnor district on Tuesday. The relatives of the bride at a wedding realized that their jewelleries and an amount of Rs 1.45 lakh had been stolen from their safe. Furious relatives held an entire baraat (wedding procession), including the groom, captive. […]

Cannes show for Assam film on Indo-China war

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Cannes show for Assam film on Indo-China war

A young Assamese filmmaker has made a short film based on the 1962 Sino-Indian war  screened at the Cannes International Film Festival. The name of the English film is “1962: My Country Land”. It is 108 minutes long. This movie is (28-year-old) Chow Partha Borgohain’s debut work. The film was produced by Marbom Mai under […]

World telecommunication and Information Society Day 2016

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World telecommunication and Information Society Day 2016

‘World Telecommunication Day’ is observed on 17th of May every year. First World Telecommunication Day was celebrated in 1969. World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated marking the founding anniversary of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which was founded in 1865. World Telecommunications Day aims to make information and communication more accessible to people residing in remote […]

Hyper-tense in Hyderabad?

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Hyper-tense in Hyderabad?

Hyderabad men top the charts when it comes to suffering from `very high’ level of hypertension, in comparison peoples in other cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Dehradun, Bhopal and Patna, a Union health ministry survey says. The data, collated from the ministry’s recently released National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), shows that 4.5% Hyderabad […]

Biggest Seizure of cocaine in Columbia

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Biggest Seizure of cocaine in Columbia

Colombian authorities have found eight tonnes of cocaine along the border of Panama. The president of Columbia describes it as the biggest seizure of drugs in history as describes by the authorities as well. The amount of cocaine seized has an estimated worth of $240 million. This scandal was happening on a banana plantation. The […]

No crime to report at this police station

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No crime to report at this police station

At this span of time when a large number of rape cases are filed in our country there is a special police station at a very special place where not even a single case of rape has been filed since 23 years. This police station is situated 15 km away from the Indo-Pakistan border in […]

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