Rise of NEDA as Congress falls in North East?

Rise of NEDA as Congress falls in North East?

Behold! In an attempt to ‘cleanse’ the Northeast of the Indian National Congress, the ruling BJP has aligned with eleven non-Congress political parties to form ‘NEDA”: North East Democratic Alliance. BJP and other leaders are in a huddle in Guwahati, Assam. NEDA would take another couple of days to announce its Guwahati Declaration. The decision […]

Kangchingba: Manipuri Fest of Lord Krishna

Kangchingba: Manipuri Fest of Lord Krishna

Rath-Yatra or Kangchingba is a festival of Meitei Hindus. The idols of Shri Jaganatha (lord Krishna), Shri Balarama and Shri Subhadra ( the replicas of the Lord Jagannatha, His brother Balarama and sister Subhadra of Puri, Orissa) are paraded in public. This festival always falls on the second day of Engel-Tha (June-July) per Meitei Calender […]

BJP displaces Congress in Assam’s tribal belt

BJP displaces Congress in Assam’s tribal belt

BJP is consolidating its base in Assam, at the cost of the Congress.  Assam’s top Congress leader from the Karbi tribal community and chief executive member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Tuliram Ronghang along with his 18 executive members (EMs) Thursday came to the BJP’s fold at a solemn function on the raising […]

In ‘dry’ Dimapur, Quiet flows the Beer!

In ‘dry’ Dimapur, Quiet flows the Beer!

Sir, More than a decade ago, greatly pressurized by the women and the ‘Naga Mothers’ movement,’ Nagaland became a dry state, despite the fact that, most Nagas, just like other normal people, appreciate a few drops of booze now and then. But this stupid prohibition has become a joke. It is an open secret that […]

First time in Nagaland: World Music day celebrations

First time in Nagaland: World Music day celebrations

From 4:30 pm on Tuesday, World Music day erupted in Kohima. “In times of rain and bad roads, to keep our spirit high” noted Musician Theja Meru said while announcing that the World Music Day 2016 would be celebrated in Kohima for the first time on June 21, 4.30 pm at RCEMPA Jotsoma. “This is […]

Will New Delhi force Bru Refugees to leave Tripura?

Will  New Delhi force Bru Refugees to leave Tripura?

AGARTALA: Will the Bru refugees finally go back to a more permanent settlement Mizoram? Well, yes, and no. Amid uncertainty, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) plans to complete the next phase of repatriation of Bru refugees sheltered in six camps of Kanchanpur in north Tripura to Mizoram by November this year. MHA joint secretary […]

Will Assam’s new BJP govt. protect Assam tribes?

Will Assam’s new BJP govt. protect Assam tribes?

A day after the  promise to seal the Indo-Bangladesh border in two years and complete the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a prominent organization fighting against infiltration demanded special measures to prevent indigenous people from becoming a minority in their own homeland. The Prabajan Virodhi Manch (PVM), which carried out a mass signature campaign in assembly […]

A new agitation brews: give the affluent Meitis tribal status!

A new agitation brews: give the affluent Meitis tribal status!

IMPHAL:  A mass rally will be held on May 22, to demand a special ’tribe’ status to the Meiti community, but the AMSU objects. The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has strongly objected to the demand for granting the Scheduled Tribes (ST) status to the Meiteis, a majority community in Manipur. Manjit Sarangthem, secretary general […]

Heavy rains hit Assam train traffic

Heavy rains hit Assam train traffic

GUWAHATI: – Passenger train service to the Barak Valley, which has been disrupted since last week, will remain suspended for a few more days. In view of heavy rainfall leading to breach in many places in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section, NFR has decided to cancel some trains. The 55615 Guwahati-Silchar fast passenger scheduled to leave […]

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly suspended on Republic Day!

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly suspended on Republic Day!

New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh was brought under President’s rule with immediate effect on Tuesday evening at the close of Republic Day.   The office of President Pranab Mukherjee confirmed that the President had given his assent to the cabinet recommendation in the evening after French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest at the […]

Cong sweeps Mizo ADC civic poll, BJP at 0

Cong sweeps Mizo ADC civic poll, BJP at 0

AIZAWL: The Congress swept the elections to Mizoram’s Lai Autonomous District Council by bagging 16 out of 25 seats. The BJP-Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) alliance failed to bag a single seat despite all efforts to ‘win the hearts of people’ before the elections. The candidates backed by Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) managed to win […]

Garo Hills inflamed as Army kills two civilians by mistake

Garo Hills inflamed as Army kills two civilians by mistake

Tura, Meghalaya: The army says it was a genuine mistake. They killed two civilians, one a school teacher. And now the Garo hills are once again in a state of agitation. Two civilians were killed by the army in Meghalaya’s North Garo Hills district Thursday night. In a press release, the army said that it had […]