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Shillong sways to Nongkrem Dance

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Shillong sways to Nongkrem Dance

Smit (Meghalaya): The annual Nongkrem dance festival was celebrated here amid fanfare and gaiety with young Khasi men and women swaying to traditional folk music to appease goddess Ka Blei Synshar, in the hope of a rich bumper harvest. Nongkrem Dance or Ka Pomblang Syiem which is the annual dance festival of the Khasis was […]

Home Minister hopeful of Lasting Naga Accord

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Home Minister hopeful of Lasting Naga Accord

Kisama (Nagaland), Dec 8 (PTI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the central government is committed to do its best to fulfil the aspirations of the Naga people for a brighter tomorrow. The minister did not elaborate further or mention the ongoing peace talks between the Central government and the NSCN-IM leadership for a […]

Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

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Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

From  Shillong comes the news that  HIV prevalence in Meghalaya has actually increased by  0.73 per cent, from 0.16 per cent in 2015, according to the HIV Sentinel Surveillance, 2017. An official from the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) said  on Friday that that the cumulative anti-retroviral therapy (ART) data in October showed that the […]

Editorials blanked out in Tripura Protest !

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Editorials blanked out in Tripura Protest !

Agartala, Tripura: All  newspapers in Tripura state left their editorial columns  blank on Thursday as a mark of protest against the killing of a local journalist in police custody. Clashes broke out in the bandh called on Thursday by Opposition BJP and Congress in Tripura in protest against the killing of a journalist inside the […]

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 […]