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 […]

More power to Assam Rifles, less to civilians in NE ?

More power to Assam Rifles, less to civilians in NE ?

GUWAHATI – Any soldier of the Assam Rifles can now enter your house, search it, and arrest you… without a warrant, just like that! Your rights under the constitution have just been suspended if you happen to live in the Northeast border districts- and all in the name of fighting insurgency. And, one may add, […]

AASU move to remove aliens from Assam

AASU move to remove aliens from Assam

All Assam Student’s Union spent the New Year’s eve on December 31 in a unique way. Three lakh objections have been filed in the claims and objections process of update of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the last few hours before the Supreme Court’s Monday deadline ended at midnight. However, till Sunday, only […]

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 […]

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