In Memory of Brave Sons of Garo Land

In Memory of Brave Sons of Garo Land

Tura, Mehhalaya: In 1917, when the world was in the midst of war, a thousand Garo tribesmen were recruited to the 69th Garo Labour Corps and despatched to France to help the Allied forces in construction, transportation, and salvage. Thursday marked the 97th anniversary of their return. Historian Milton Sangma, who researched the Garo Labour Corps states, […]

India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

The new women heroes of the day are definitely Tashi and Nungashi Malik, the first twin sisters to climb Mount Everest together, have now become the fastest South Asians to complete the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’. But they have done it on their own, with no ‘support’ from the Narendra Modi government. The Government of new […]

Supreme Court gives Vyapam case to CBI

Supreme Court gives Vyapam case to CBI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered a CBI probe into all Vyapam scam cases and alleged deaths related to it’ It issued notice to the Centre, the Madhya Pradesh government and the Governor of Madhya Pradesh on a plea seeking his removal over his alleged involvement in the scam. Following a public outcry and […]

Schoolboy killed, Manipur tense, Outsiders unwelcome!

Schoolboy killed, Manipur tense, Outsiders unwelcome!

Imphal: Curfew is imposed, even as Imphal turns into a war zone, with thousands of youngsters almost rioting in support of an inner-line permit system for Manipur. Sapam Robinhood, a Class XI student of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy, Imphal East died and several people were injured as supporters clashed with police. Schools and Colleges […]

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Patna: Bihar has 5,296 manual scavengers, Maharashtra has 63,713, according to the provisional data of the recently released socio-economic and caste census. Across India, over 1.8 lakh manual scavengers told the surveyors they manually remove untreated human excreta from dry toilets, railway tracks and sewers – a practice banned by Parliament 22 years ago. Interestingly, […]

Sikkim has one TG, India has over 74 Thousand

Sikkim has one TG, India has over 74 Thousand

Sikkim has but one transgender, and rural Assam has 1,734 out of 2,198 TGs in the Northeast. India has 74,286 TGs, according to the 2011 Socio-economic and caste Census. Meghalaya has the highest percentage of women-headed households at 24.41 per cent, which is much higher than the regional and national average. Rural areas in the […]

UP delivers ‘Mother’ of Birthday scams

UP delivers ‘Mother’  of Birthday scams

LUCKNOW: Can a woman give birth three times in four months? Can a 60 year old have babies five times in ten months? Such aberrations of nature regularly happen in Uttar Pradesh, at least in the paper work of the ‘Janani Suraksha Yojana.’ An audit of beneficiaries of the Janani Suraksha Yojna in Uttar Pradesh, which primarily […]

Did Govt. Computer distort Pt. Nehru’s Wikipedia info?

Did Govt. Computer distort Pt. Nehru’s Wikipedia info?

New Delhi: Who used government computers to distort information on India’s first Prime Minister? Will the government swing into action and get to the bottom of it? Or will it just do nothing? The internet trolls spawned by the BJP are getting more teeth in the Modi regime, say observers. Malicious revisions made to Jawaharlal […]

Cong, CPM win in Meghalaya, Tripura by-poll

Cong, CPM win in Meghalaya, Tripura by-poll

Tura/Agartala, June 30: Congress in Meghalaya and CPM in Tripura today won the Assembly by-elections held on June 27. The Congress regained the Chokpot seat in Meghalaya after 20 years while the CPM swept its traditional strongholds Pratapgarh and Surma in Tripura.   Congress candidate Bluebell Sangma won the Chokpot seat by defeating her nearest […]

Will Mapithal, swollen by Monsoon, swallow Chadong village?

Will Mapithal, swollen by Monsoon, swallow Chadong village?

Imphal: The rising water level in the Mapithel dam, which has already submerged crops and roads threatens to swallow the Chadong village in Ukhrul district, fear the villagers. One villager, Rebika Kasum observed, “The water will reach our dwellings soon. The road, including the only bridge that connects Chadong with other villages, is submerged. “The […]

Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

Most Indians still treat their ‘servants’ like slaves, and we still deny that even in the 21st century, we are a racist, feudal, lot! Your exploitation of poor lower caste countrymen doesn’t stop even if you become a High Commissioner and part of the international jet-set! Just imagine the embarrassment Indian nationals in New Zealand […]

Young Nagas: waking up from the ‘Nagalim’ Dream?

Young Nagas: waking up from the ‘Nagalim’ Dream?

Since August 1947, peace and stability have been rare commodities in Nagaland and Manipur. In the past two decades, peace talks have produced little in the way of progress. Ceasefire agreements with the various warring groups have at least provided a relative peace. ‘Nagalim’ is the major obstacle to peace in the Northeast. Briefly, the […]