Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

Meitei Muslims vs Meiti Hindus in Manipur ? Really?

All of a sudden, Muslims seem to be on the receiving end of violent attacks in Manipur. Suddenly, issues that were never there such as ‘cow protection,’ ‘cattle stealing’, and ‘beef eating’ have begun cropping up in this North eastern state. Ever since the BJP came to power, a large section of the locals believe […]

Manipur suspends Mobile internet as University Row Rages

Manipur suspends Mobile internet as University Row Rages

IMPHAL, Sept 21 – Mobile Internet services are suspended in Manipur, even as University politics take centre stage in this northeastern state. Manipur police conducted a search in Manipur University campus at Canchipur near here in the wee hours of Friday and arrested around 70-80 students. Some faculty members of the University were also picked […]

Excitement at Mizoram First International short film fest

Excitement at Mizoram First International short film fest

AIZAWL: Mizoram had its first honest to goodness international short film festival thrown open recently. the festival ends today, September 22. The 1st Mizoram International Short Film Festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in a glittering red carpet ceremony at Aijal Club on Thursday evening. The film festival will see the screening of […]

Mizoram Nurses want a Better Deal

Mizoram Nurses want a Better Deal

AIZAWL, Aug 23 – Hundreds of trained nurses took to the streets here today in a nationwide protest called by the Trained Nurses’ Association of India (TNAI) to press for fulfilment of an 11-point charter of demands. The Mizoram State branch of the TNAI submitted a memorandum to the State Government, demanding salaries and allowances […]

Hot and bothered in Sikkim, Darjeeling!

Hot and bothered in Sikkim, Darjeeling!

Global warming certainly isn’t a myth. Soulful Sikkim is getting hot under the collar with heat that it has never experienced before. Tourism industry wallahs are scared that potential visitors will shun the Darjeeling hills and Sikkim because of the uncanny heat waves! Remember, the hills are where we run to get away from the […]

Centre diktat behind Siliguri bridge collapse?

Siliguri: A portion of an under-construction flyover in the East West Corridor on NH-31D collapsed at Kantibhita in Phansidewa, located around 25 km from Siliguri recently. Some observers in Siliguri are actually pointing a finger at the Union Surface Transport Ministry for causing the crash! Perhaps this didn’t feature prominently on the news, because  no […]

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

Guwahati: Now that the ‘final draft’ of the National register of Citizenship’ has been prepared for Assam, the truth dawns that this is going to be a real political, logistical  headache. The question is, what will the Assam government, and Government at New Delhi actually do with some 40 lakh people whose names aren’t on […]

At a loss for Identity in Assam …

At a loss for Identity in Assam …

Guwahati: The National Register of Citizens is being used to frame people and settle scores. Right now, all over Assam, an exercise is on to identify ‘aliens’ (illegal immigrants from Bangladesh) who may have entered the country over the past few decades. If your name does not feature in the national register of citizens, well, […]

Assam tea industry: a bitter cup?

Assam tea industry: a bitter cup?

The factors leading to the present crisis in  Assam State’s tea industry include below average production, inferior quality of tea produced in a large number of factories, poor price realisation and failure to make reasonable profit, among others. Moreover, unwillingness of a sizeable number of the children of the tea garden workers to work in […]

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

GUWAHATI: The Modi government in New Delhi, in trying to ‘tackle’ the illegal immigrant issue has only stirred up a hornet’s nest. In Guwahati, senior high court advocate Kamal Nayan Choudhury  is challenging the legality of the deadline of March 25, 1971 as the cut-off date for detecting and deporting the aliens of East Pakistan- […]

Horror stories from Shillong; Jaintia Hills …

Horror stories from Shillong; Jaintia Hills …

SHILLONG: Ghastly crimes of passion occur everywhere, but the number one horror story doing the rounds in the past week have come from the capital of Meghalaya. A couple had separated, after which the woman gave birth to a boy. Three weeks later, the man broke into the house, assaulted the woman, and then killed the […]

Mizoram Govt. resists Yoga Day ‘tamasha’

Mizoram Govt. resists Yoga Day ‘tamasha’

While the ‘official machinery’ in most of India was pressed into observing International Yoga Day on Thursday, no official programme was organised under any department of the State Government in Mizoram to mark the day. Despite popular opposition to the introduction of ‘forced yoga’ last year, the event was sneaked in under the guise of […]

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