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Ten Thousand Tripura Teachers to be axed by December 31 ?

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Ten Thousand Tripura Teachers to be axed by December 31 ?

Agartala (Tripura):  This northeastern state is heading for an educational  crisis, because according to a court order, over ten thousand government teachers (10,323 to be exact) will lose their jobs by December 31. In a major blow to a section of teachers in Tripura, a letter from HRD ministry has said salaries of teachers sanctioned […]

Illegal Lottery concern in Assam State

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Illegal Lottery concern in Assam State

Guwahati: (Assam)  “Gambling Addiction” is a serious social malady, and because of this, lotteries have been banned throughout the country. But people find ingenious ways of luring people to ‘try their luck’ and buy a ticket. The commissioner of police, Guwahati, has alerted all police stations here following a complaint regarding the running of illegal […]

Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

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Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

Tezpur : Poachers reportedly  broke into Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, killed an adult rhinoceros and sawed off its horn, It’s the third such incidents in the protected zone this week, says a PTI report. The carcass of the male rhino was found today (November 9) near Bokpara camp under Kohora range of the park where […]

Kohima celebrates Christmas with Boney M: December 11

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Kohima celebrates Christmas with Boney M: December 11

Kohima,  (Nagaland) Nov 7 : ‘Hooray Hooray, It’s a Happy Holiday’. Popular German vocal group Boney M will perform here on December 10 at the Hornbill festival. Making the announcement during a press conference at Rattle and Hum here, Convenor of Nagaland Outdoors Club (NOC) Kethosituo Elvis Mepfuo said Boney M would feature the band […]

Spectacular Film Fest ends in Guwahati

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Spectacular Film Fest ends in Guwahati

Guwahati: The First Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF)  ended  with  the Dadasaheb Phalke Award  filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan praising it  as “one of the best” in the country. “I am overwhelmed because with the very first festival, Assam has established itself as one of the best in film festivals in the country,” said Gopalakrishnan, who graced […]

Nagaland Students say Aadhar is threat to Naga Customary Law

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Nagaland Students say Aadhar is threat to Naga Customary Law

The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has expressed its apprehension that the imposition of the Aadhaar card or UID number in Nagaland would be a threat to the Naga customary law and identity. The apex students’ body in the north-eastern state, in a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister T R Zeliang yesterday, said, “Special provisions granted […]

Former Meghalaya Home Minister warns against ‘outside parties’

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Former Meghalaya Home Minister warns against ‘outside parties’

Beware of outside parties and new parties who just want to divide the local votes and seize power, warns Bah Robert Garnett.  Former Meghalaya Home Minister Robert Garnett Lyngdoh, currently off active politics, feels that in 45 years of statehood, Meghalaya has yet to develop effective policies in important sectors like agriculture, mining and tourism. […]

Congress gearing up to win Meghalaya Assembly

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Congress gearing up to win Meghalaya Assembly

Shillong: The Congress, while campaigning for the 2018 Assembly polls, will focus on clarifying the ‘lies’ of the BJP which has tried to put it in the people’s minds that the state government was responsible for the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya. [Meghalaya has been for some in the international news because of the […]

Chhath in Guwahati

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Chhath in Guwahati

GUWAHATI: The large number of Biharis who perform the Chhath Puja here, do so in the Brahmaputra. The local administration takes great pains to see that the worship of the sun is done in an orderly and safe manner. The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has made elaborate arrangements for a peaceful Chhath Puja and a […]

Bear gall-bladders seized, poachers arrested

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Bear gall-bladders seized, poachers arrested

Guwahati (Assam): Officials from Lakhimpur forest division, along with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, have seized 42 bear gall bladders as well as leopard nails and suspected ‘tiger bones’ from Harmutty in Lakhimpur district. Sarbat Pradhan and Ajit Saha of Harmutty were arrested from their homes, and will be produced in court. Lakhimpur divisional forest […]

Assam to woo film makers from January

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Assam to woo film makers from January

Guwahati: Film makers are being encouraged to make films in Assam, according to a new policy that will take effect next year.The  Assam government has rolled out an ambitious Tourism policy, declaring the sector an industry with an aim to increase tourist inflow. The ‘Tourism Policy of Assam 2017′, effective from January next year till […]

Tea is on ice because of political fire in Darjeeling

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Tea is on ice because of political fire in Darjeeling

The iconic Darjeeling tea has all but disappeared from international markets, thanks to the unrest in the Hills! Now, it’s up to the Government sitting in Delhi to stir itself and try to bail it out. But as one sarcastic sod put it, “Tea is a very British drink, who knows whether Darjeeling tea will […]

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