New Delhi Covid-19 Inspection Team in 3 NE States

New Delhi Covid-19 Inspection Team  in 3 NE States

The Central government is to  dispatch special medical teams to  Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur as these three North-eastern  States have been registering  a high number of COVID-19 positive cases. The special medical teams are to evaluate the possible reasons the increase in the number of  of COVID-19 cases in these states. The development has […]

Scripting a lingo’s future in Arunachal

Scripting a lingo’s future in Arunachal

Every evening, a group of 15 college graduates gather at the Newman school in a remote hilly village to learn a language with 48 vowels and 31 consonants, with four different tones. They are inspired by the vision of a middle-aged farmer, who wants to save his native dialect from extinction. Fifty-five  year old Wanglung […]

Stan Swamy to stay in hospital: Court

Stan Swamy to stay in hospital: Court

The Bombay high court has ordered the extension of Fr Stan Swami’s stay in Holy Family Hospital, Bandra, and has shifted the hearing of his appeal against the rejection of his interim emergency bail till July 3rd. The Bombay High Court has extended the private hospital stay of 84 year old Jesuit priest and activist […]

Kokborok language should get its due status

Kokborok language should get its due status

After 42 years since Kokborok was declared an official language in Tripura, the Tribal Areas Autonomous district council has begun to get assertive that the local language should be used in official communication. The original tribes of Tripura are Tripuri, who used to be known as “PANCHA TRIPURA” that is five Tripuris during Manikya Monarchy, […]

Bosco joins hands for Seva to lakhs !

Bosco joins hands for Seva to lakhs !

It never ceases to amaze, how a tiny community works like yeast in the dough to give rise to nutritious and flavoursome bread! The Salesians of Don Bosco and  their collaborators have managed to reach out with relief  to thousands of people in Southern India and elsewhere during the Covid-19 pandemic. The tribal communities in […]

Man with world’s largest family dies… but?

Man with world’s largest family dies… but?

A man with 39 wives and over 90 children in Mizoram. It’s fact stranger than fiction. But, there’s more. Even after doctors declared him dead, his family says that his pulse still exists. This was the situation till 11 pm on Monday, 14th June. The funeral of Zionnghaka aka Zion-a, who was declared dead by […]

Let’s keep our Promises: Jamatia to Shah

Let’s keep our Promises: Jamatia to Shah

Tripura tribal welfare minister Mevar Kumar Jamatia has written a letter to Union home minister Amit Shah demanding to place the Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill, 2019 on the floor of Parliament. He says that the 125th Amendment would empower the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. Jamatia, […]

121 years later, Adivasis still being ousted from their lands?

121 years later, Adivasis still being ousted from their lands?

Even as some three thousand people across India from tribal groups and their supporters, attended a on June 9 organized a webinar to commemorate the 121st anniversary of Birsa Munda’s martyrdom, a question still hangs in the balance. The indigenous people are still being alienated and forced to give up their lands. Sister Lalita Roshni […]

Radio Salesian will Bring back your Smile!

Radio Salesian will Bring back your Smile!

North Bengal’s only Catholic run community radio broadcaster joins nine other non-government organisations in the Darjeeling Hills in a 15 week Wellbeing campaign to combat Covid-19.  A group of ten Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) in the hills have come together to fight COVID-19 with a 15-week Wellbeing Campaign. Their slogans include: ‘Bring Back the Smiles,’ and […]

Father Stan tests Covid-19 positive

Father Stan tests Covid-19 positive

The Catholic community at large, who are concerned about the health and welfare of 84 year old Jesuit who has been a champion for the rights of tribal people – [still an ‘under-trail’ in prison on what many observers feel are trumped up charges]- are saddened at the news. Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, the 84 […]