Manipur, Naga national flags hoisted to celebrate I-Day

Manipur, Naga national flags hoisted to celebrate I-Day

IMPHAL, Aug 14 – Various civil society organisations today celebrated the 73rd ‘Manipur Independence Day’, remembering the historic day on which the British left the then kingdom of Manipur, marking the end of the colonial rule. Various functions were held at several levels by the civil society organisations, commemorating the day by hoisting the flag […]

Sports Minister promises more bounce for Beautiful Game

Sports Minister promises more bounce for Beautiful Game

The football loving people of the Northeastern states have spotted a gleam of hope , with some indication that the Central government may actually set aside some more funds for the Beautiful Game. Newspapers in Assam have reported that  Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has committed to provide “extra financial help” to boost growth of Indian […]

Manipur’s Penna can still be heard but for how long?

Manipur’s Penna can still be heard but for how long?

On this world music day, let’s take a look at musical instruments that are slowly becoming silent, drowned our by the cacophony of the electronic sound.  In an age dominated by electronic sounds and techno-based music, the charm of musical instruments is fast losing ground as they slip into oblivion. Pena: chordophone! Also known as […]

Arunachal warns parents about unrecognized schools

Arunachal warns parents about unrecognized schools

Private schools, pre-nurseries, and so forth which are operating without required government consent are to face a crackdown in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh Education department on Thursday has cautioned parents and wards in the State against taking admission in unrecognized institutions. Through a statement issued to the media recently, the Education department […]

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 […]

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