BJP with less than 1% mandate parties in Mizoram

BJP  with less than 1% mandate parties in Mizoram

The people of Mizoram once again rejected the overtures of the BJP, giving their Lok Sabha candidate  less than one percent of the votes polled! After a big win at the 2018 Assembly (MLA) elections, the ruling party Mizo National Front (MNF) continued its success route in the small hill state of Mizoram by securing […]

New CM for Sikkim

New CM for Sikkim

The Voters in Sikkim keep close the integrity of the Himalayan state, by once again keeping out the ‘outside parties.   The new Chief Minister will most probably be P S Golay, and the leader of the Opposition will most probably be Pawan Chamling. Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) party is all set to form the […]

Who is ‘Bodofa’?

Upendra Brahma was born in Boragari village of Dotma, a small township at Kokrajhar district of Assam, India. He was a son of Mr. Monglaram Brahma and Ms. Lefsri Brahma. He was the fifth, and youngest, child. He was called “Thopen” during his childhood. He grew up in poverty. From 1963, Brahma studied at various […]

‘Father’ of Bodos Remembered

‘Father’ of Bodos Remembered

The first of May is a special day for the Bodo tribes in Assam and around the world, as it is the death anniversary of the first Bodo visionary Upendra Nath Brahma. The 29th death anniversary of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma, who is fondly regarded as father of the Bodos, was observed at Tulungapuri, Dotma, […]

May the tribe increase!

May the tribe increase!

Last week, we witnessed the priestly Ordination of the 32nd Mizo Priest in Aizawl. In a world where aspirants to the Catholic priesthood appear to be diminishing, it is glad news that we have at present a good number of our local Mizo priests in active service of Mother Church. Fr Henry is the fourth […]

Mizoram will soon have a new Act to check illegal immigrants

Mizoram will soon have a new Act to check illegal immigrants

The Mizoram Assembly unanimously passed a bill that seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the northeastern state, that shares an over 700-km border with Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar). Introducing The Mizoram Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019, Chief Minister Zoramthanga said the influx of foreigners into the state through its porous borders has remained […]

No drinking water in villages along Assam-Arunachal border

A low water table, and high arsenic and fluoride content in groundwater makes people go thirsty.

No drinking water in villages along Assam-Arunachal border

Ming-Mang (Assam-Arunachal Border): The entire area looks picturesque with blue hills on the northern horizon sloping towards the plains full with different streams and brooks flowing through paddy fields of villages. But this seemingly beautiful landscape dotted with huts and chang ghars of villages on the inter-State border areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in […]

NE Newspapers announce boycott of State Govt News from Sunday

NE Newspapers announce boycott of State Govt News from Sunday

GUWAHATI; Sorry Chief Minister, we are not covering your press conference! Newspapers in Assam will not carry any government news, photographs, or advertisements for three days, in protest against the apathy of the Assam Government towards newspaper houses The North East Newspaper Society has announced a three-day boycott of all State Government advertisements, any news […]

Almost 4 months on, search continues in flooded Meghalaya mine

Almost 4 months on, search continues in flooded Meghalaya mine

It began on December 13 last year, and still doggedly continues. The Search for miners trapped inside a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district. After the navy left following India-pak tensions after March 2 this year, the operations are now mainly confined to dewatering of the main shaft and other adjoining mines. You […]

Student Tribal groups form joint political action committee in Assam

Student Tribal groups form joint political action committee in Assam

GUWAHATI – In the aftermath of violent protests in Arunachal, a convention of Assam’s student tribal organisations held on Tuesday(Feb 26)have formed a political platform named ‘Tribal Political Action Committee, Assam’ for the tribal peoples of the State. The purpose o is to unite the movements of the State’s tribes and to chalk out a […]

Unrest in Arunachal burns Northeastern Artists

Unrest in Arunachal burns Northeastern Artists

GUWAHATI: Artistes from Assam had to suffer a huge loss in Arunachal Pradesh where they were to perform at the first Itanagar International Film Festival (IIFF). A reporter from Assam interviewed artists who had a harrowing experience at Itanagar last week. ‘One dead in firing, popular Naga rock band loses car, musical instruments,’ ran anotherheadline. […]

As the world celebrated the International Mother Language Day on Thursday, a sobering thought is that the heartbeat of several cultures and identities, the Mother Tongues, are slowly dying out, being replaced by lingua franca and official languages. Lingua Franca literally means ‘the language of France’, and there was a time that the bridge language […]

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