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 […]

Shillong filmmaker returns award

Shillong filmmaker returns award

Shillong-based filmmaker Tarun Bhartiya has returned his national award, ‘the Rajat Kamal’, in solidarity with other authors and filmmakers who are protesting the growing intolerance in the country. The state is rapidly becoming a ‘Hindutva Reich’ he asserted. Bhartiya, writing to President Pranab Mukherjee, explained why he’s decided to return the national award for best […]

Village Chiefs may declare war on Meghalaya Chief Minister

Village Chiefs may declare war on Meghalaya Chief Minister

Shillong: Tribal village chiefs in Meghalaya have threatened storm the main secretariat in Shillong early next month if the Mukul Sangma-led coalition government continued to poke its nose into their business. The announcement was made at a public rally which was attended by over a lakh people here coming from at least six Khasi Jaintia […]

Garo Hills: IB officer’s corpse found in jungle

Garo Hills: IB officer’s corpse found in jungle

Shillong, Meghalaya: In September, insurgents kidnapped them – a month later their corpses were found in a jungle. Bodies of Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Bikash Singh and a trader, who were kidnapped by insurgents in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district a month ago, were found buried in a jungle, says a report of the Press […]

Stop the Siang river dams, Arunachal tribes ask Centre

Stop the Siang river dams, Arunachal tribes ask Centre

ITANAGAR, Arunachal Pradesh – The centre appears to be gung ho about imposing huge hydel projects on the hilly regions, and exploiting the people of Arunachal Pradesh to the fullest. If the UPA government tried to do this slowly, quietly marking fertile lands and villages to drown, the NDA or rather BJP government has no […]

Now prepare for Twipraland State!

Now prepare for Twipraland State!

Agartala: For some time now, there have been rumbles in the tribal pockets of Tripura for a new state called ‘Twipraland’. Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar cautioned against the call for a separate Twipraland state. He said regional parties have been spearheading the agitation in the interior areas, keeping in view the election to the […]

Namo’s privatisation plans irk North-eastern Oil workers

Namo’s privatisation plans irk North-eastern Oil workers

Guwahati: Oil workers of the Northeast on Wednesday, opposed the Narendra Modi government’s decision to hand over 69 oil and gas fields, most of which are in the Northeast, to private groups for exploration. The oil fields have been either identified or discovered by public sector players like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited and […]

Manipur ILP issue : heading towards civil war?

Manipur ILP issue : heading towards civil war?

The Manipur bills to curtail the rights of ‘non-locals’ has ruffled feathers beyond the state boundaries. It has become a hills versus valley issue. Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla and several organisations based in Assam and Manipur have urged the Centre not to give consent to the three controversial bills passed by the Manipur Assembly […]

Deeply divided Manipur: Valley peaceful, Hills burn,

Deeply divided Manipur: Valley peaceful, Hills burn,

Imphal: The Inner line permit monster still stalks Churachandpur town. It has sharply divided the hills and the valley. It doesn’t go away. Protests. Violence. Arson. Protesters set fire to two government offices at Churachandpur town in Manipur late Thursday afternoon . Now the death count has risen to eight in the on-going agitation over […]

In Memory of Brave Sons of Garo Land

In Memory of Brave Sons of Garo Land

Tura, Mehhalaya: In 1917, when the world was in the midst of war, a thousand Garo tribesmen were recruited to the 69th Garo Labour Corps and despatched to France to help the Allied forces in construction, transportation, and salvage. Thursday marked the 97th anniversary of their return. Historian Milton Sangma, who researched the Garo Labour Corps states, […]

Schoolboy killed, Manipur tense, Outsiders unwelcome!

Schoolboy killed, Manipur tense, Outsiders unwelcome!

Imphal: Curfew is imposed, even as Imphal turns into a war zone, with thousands of youngsters almost rioting in support of an inner-line permit system for Manipur. Sapam Robinhood, a Class XI student of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy, Imphal East died and several people were injured as supporters clashed with police. Schools and Colleges […]