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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 […]

Mr Manipur, Mr India, Mr South Asia: HIV positive!

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Mr Manipur, Mr India, Mr South Asia: HIV positive!

Down in the dumps after he realized he was HIV positive, this man rebuilt his life to become a celebrity in his village and state, no thanks to the Indian government or National AIDS Control Organisation. Born in a village three kilometres away from Imphal, the state capital, K Pradipkumar Singh was one among many […]

Dogs to protect Rhinos in Kaziranga

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Dogs to protect Rhinos in Kaziranga

GUWAHATI: Dogs are being trained to protect Rhinos in Assam statein northeast India.  Four new Belgian Malinois dogs are being trained to add to the existing two-member dog squad to assist anti-poaching operations in Kaziranga National Park and other rhino bearing areas of the State. The new dogs are being trained in an undisclosed location. […]

Dimapur to Rock on World Music Day

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Dimapur to Rock on World Music Day

As the celebration of World Music Day spreads and gets better with each year in the state, Dimapur in Nagaland will experience a noble endeavour this World Music Day on June 21. Jointly organised by the like-minded individuals from the music industry-Sky Entertainment, The Institute for Music Education and Crescendo Events, the event is targeted […]

Assam wary of ISIS recruitment of Youth

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Assam wary of ISIS recruitment of Youth

Guwahati: The Northeastern border state of Assam is jittery about ISIS (so-called Islamic State or Daesh) related recruitment.  Assam government  said it has instructed all superintendents of police to remain alert and tighten security at all sensitive places in view of the possibility of ISIS recruiting youths from the state (March 6). Replying to a […]

Brus demand their own ‘Reservation’

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Brus demand their own ‘Reservation’

Aizawl (Mizoram): It’s a tragic story. The Bru tribes were forced to flee their homes and become refugees in Tripura. Even after decades, they are still afraid to go back to live with the Mizos. They want their own enclave, a Bru Reservation! Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), the apex body of Bru refugees […]

Aizawl : Dengue hub of Mizoram?

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Aizawl : Dengue hub of Mizoram?

Aizawl: Has Mizoram become a dengue endemic area? In the past year 649 people have been recorded with dengue, the majority of them being from the capital Aizawl. So far no deaths have been attributed to dengue. Dengue has affected at least 649 people in Mizoram since February 2016 till last month, according to the […]