Churches in Mizoram suspend services till April 15

Churches in Mizoram suspend services till April 15

A section of Mizoram churches, including Mizoram Presbyterian Church and the Salvation Army on Tuesday temporarily suspended important religious activities in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, Catholic Bishops have not made any announcements. Some government departments also suspended important activities. In its circular issued to its local churches on Tuesday, Mizoram Synod, […]

Aizawl’s multi-storey Cemetery solves Grave Shortage

Aizawl’s multi-storey Cemetery solves Grave Shortage

Stressed Christian cemeteries, with shrinking space and crowding of graves can take a leaf out of the Aizawl book. Aizawl’s Chaltlang neighbourhood inaugurated its first ‘modern multi-storey concrete cemetery’, the first of its kind in Mizoram to cope with the rising graveyard crisis. The five-storey cemetery which houses at least 163 crypts (ready-made tombs) was […]

Manipur’s 8 year old climate change activist

Manipur’s  8 year old climate change activist

Licypriya Kangujam, an eight year old young activist from Manipur is fighting against climate change.   She has been campaigning for action to tackle climate change in India for two years. Licypriya is often labeled as “Indian Greta Thunberg”. She rejects the comparison and appeals to the media to recognize her identity and story. “I […]

Manipur sacks 82 officers

Manipur sacks 82 officers

They were appointed two years ago, but after a Supreme Court verdict, some 82 government employees are jobless. The Manipur government has terminated services of its 82 officers after a court order on pleas alleging irregularities in the state civil services examination conducted in 2016, according to an official order. Their appointment letters issued on […]

From Assam to NE ?No entry without NRC status!

From Assam to NE ?No entry without NRC status!

The question is, will you need to bring along a valid passport to cross over to another state some day soon? Right now, if you’re thinking of crossing the Assam border to a neighbouring state, you’re most likely to run into a roadblock or two. Just look at the aftermath of the NRC jhamela!  According […]

Riding a Hearse to Hospital?

Riding a Hearse to Hospital?

Guwahati, Assam: It’s unethical, unhealthy and bizzare. In Assam’s capital (and other places in Assam as well), private hearse (or dead body carrying vans), double up as ‘ambulances’. It’s illegal, but nobody’s bothered… There is a complete ambiguity as to which department is actually mandated to rein in such illegal activities. So one  government department […]

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 […]

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