Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Aizawl: Mizoram’s most popular and biggest festival, Chapchar Kut began today (March 1) at Lammual or Assam Rifles Ground here with fanfare and cultural fervour. It was the first Chapchar Kut festival ever celebrated for two days with a theme “Sem sem dam dam, ei bil thi thi,” the Mizo saying for “Those who hoard […]

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

The Blue Posy is sighted! It was last sighted in Sikkim in 1934. The rediscovery of a butterfly after 83 years in the country in Arunachal Pradesh has gladdened butterfly lovers all over. A group of three persons working with the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has spotted the blue posy ( Drupadia scaeva cyara) […]

No getting high on Ganja on Shivratri!

No getting high on Ganja on Shivratri!

Guwahati: The Kamrup (metro) district administration will take stern action against the selling and consumption of ganja and other drugs during Shivaratri. A team, comprising excise officials and police, will be deployed in and around Sukreswar and Bhima Shankar temples, Umananda island and Basistha Mandir, the four major places of Shiva worship, on February 14 […]

66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

AGARTALA : – Altogether 35 candidates of the total 297 contesting candidates in the ensuing Assembly elections are ‘crorepatis’, (people with assets worth over a crore of rupees )according to Tripura Election Watch (TEW), a poll watchdog. That’s interesting. The average assets for candidates contesting this election is around 47 lakh rupees. Tripura, by the […]

Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

Guwahati: The Assam government has asked Meghalaya to check overloading of trucks carrying coal, following allegations that a “syndicate” is running the illegal trade in connivance with government officials and police. Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the Assembly on Wednesday that Dispur had set up a committee to monitor the trucks transporting coal from […]

Manipur House pays tribute to Mentor Keishing

Manipur House pays tribute to Mentor Keishing

Imphal: Manipur Assembly plegded, in memory of the late Rishang Keishing, to work for harmony between the people of the hills and the valleys.  Recalling Congress leader Rishang Keishing’s “relentless efforts” to unite Manipur’s communities, members of the Assembly, cutting across party lines, on Wednesday pledged to maintain communal harmony in the state. The Assembly, […]

Shillong sways to Nongkrem Dance

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

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

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 !

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 ?

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

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 […]