Cannes show for Assam film on Indo-China war

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 […]

Father and Uncle kill girl, escape, in Madhya Pradesh

Father and Uncle kill girl, escape, in Madhya Pradesh

In yet another dastardly deed, a  girl was  stabbed to death by her father and uncle on Friday in a suspected case of “honour killing” in Gwalior in (Madhya Pradesh). Police said the victim,  ‘Seema’, was killed at a shelter for women in the Hazira area of the city, more than 400km from capital Bhopal. […]

Patna Metro Rail: a reality in 2021?

Patna Metro Rail: a reality in 2021?

It’s time to put the capital of Bihar on the ‘metro’ map of India. In about 6 years, if things go well, Patna residents will be travelling from Danapur towards Mithapur bus stand via Patna junction in about 20 minutes! A proposal to introduce rapid transport system in Patna is being sent to the central […]

Save the Himalayas, scrap huge projects for small off-grid ones!

Save the Himalayas, scrap huge projects for small off-grid ones!

Why go for huge hydel projects that are destroying the Himalayas? Why not develop smaller’off-grid’ units?  Why have bijli projects destabilize Arunachal Pradesh? India  would do well to integrate off-grid with grid options in their quest to achieve universal electrification, says a new study. “The governments prefer to extend the grid even to those regions […]

Northeast India swings between Hot and Wet

Northeast India swings between Hot and Wet

Arm yourself with an umbrella whenever you go out, advises the weatherman. The weather department has predicted that the weather in the Northeast would swing. There will be heavy showers followed by intense heat and humidity. “It will be very hot for the rest of the month. We however, predict heavy rain on Saturday again […]

Assam hospital gives baby HIV transfusion!

Assam hospital gives baby HIV transfusion!

A child undergoing treatment for burn injuries at Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) has tested HIV positive after being  given contaminated blood at the hospital, claim the parents. The boy, who is three-and-half years old, had suffered 40% burns and was admitted to GMCH in April, 2015. He was kept there for more than five […]

Citizens caught in Arunachal dam crossfire

Citizens caught in Arunachal dam crossfire

Dams have been a major problem in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The land over there is not suitable for building up big dams as it is considered to be an earthquake prone land. Even after knowing, that the land is unfit to hold such a huge structure the government is pressurizing on the construction […]

A new agitation brews: give the affluent Meitis tribal status!

A new agitation brews: give the affluent Meitis tribal status!

IMPHAL:  A mass rally will be held on May 22, to demand a special ’tribe’ status to the Meiti community, but the AMSU objects. The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has strongly objected to the demand for granting the Scheduled Tribes (ST) status to the Meiteis, a majority community in Manipur. Manjit Sarangthem, secretary general […]

Journalists to decry state sponsored intimidation on May10

Journalists to decry state sponsored intimidation on May10

May begins with workers’ day followed closely by Press Freedom Day, but working journalists are anything but secure in the hinterland in India. On May 10, journalists of Chhatisgarh will be protesting in Delhi against the State sponsored intimidation and violence against them. Chhattisgarh continues to be one of the most dangerous places for journalists […]

Elephant Menace riles locals in Assam

Elephant Menace riles locals in Assam

GUWAHATI: Tension prevailed in Goalpara district after locals blocked a highway on Saturday protesting against the Forest Department’s failure to control elephant attacks on villages that led to the death of three members of a family. Three members of a family — two women and a baby — were killed after a wild elephant raided […]

Cook food between 9 am and 6 pm in Bihar; end up in jail!

Cook food between 9 am and 6 pm in Bihar; end up in jail!

Bihar this week took the unprecedented step of forbidding any cooking over open fires between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., after fires swept through shantytowns and thatched-roof houses in villages and killed dozens. People were instead told to cook to night. While India remains in the midst of a heatwave that has killed more than […]

Bihar CM’s namesake almost sends flying slipper his way

Bihar CM’s namesake almost sends flying slipper his way

The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar almost received another flying slipper as an unwelcome gift when on Monday, a man from Arwal district supposedly attempted to shy  his footwear at him.  The fellow was arrested by the police. The incident occurred when the man, who is Mr Nitish Kumar’s namesake, came to meet the CM […]

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