New Kaziranga Express for North-east?

New Kaziranga Express for North-east?

NEW DELHI: There is a good news for those who are charmed by the northeast and want to explore its rich wildlife: The Ministry of Railways is working on a proposal to roll out a ‘Kaziranga Express’ for Assam. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, who is an MP from Assam, mooted the proposal […]

No helmet, no fuel in Manipur

No helmet, no fuel in Manipur

Imphal : Under the Manipur government’s ‘no helmet, no fuel’ rule, petrol pumps were strictly advised to not give fuel to drivers without helmets. Cracking the whip on those who do not obey the rule to wear helmets while riding two-wheelers, Manipur government on August 16 last announced introduction of ‘no helmet, no fuel’ rule […]

‘Rebel’ Arunachal CM hangs himself

‘Rebel’ Arunachal CM hangs himself

Congress rebel and former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul,  was found dead at his Itanagar residence on Tuesday. He allegedly committed suicide.It is believed he hanged himself from a ceiling fan. Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed shock “at the untimely and tragic demise” of Kalikho Pul, the man who broke away from the Congress and […]

Life on hold: Fuel Shortages cripple Tripura

Life on hold: Fuel Shortages  cripple Tripura

The north-eastern Indian state of Tripura is in the middle of an acute fuel crisis. Monsoon rains and landslides have badly damaged a highway that connects the remote region to the rest of the country. A huge shortage of petrol and diesel has forced the shutdown of key services for nearly six weeks now. This […]

Pema Khandu leads Congress Govt. in Arunachal

Pema Khandu leads Congress Govt. in Arunachal

Itanagar: Congress legislator Pema Khandu was on Sunday sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, becoming the youngest Chief Minister the country.  The 37-year-old Khandu, son of former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, was administered the oaths of office and secrecy by acting Governor Tathagata Roy at a ceremony in the Durbar Hall […]

Will India lose its Lost Tribe of Israel?

Will India lose its Lost Tribe of Israel?

India may soon lose its unique Jewish community living in the Northeast, as Israel plans to help their en-masse migration to ‘the promised land’. The Israeli government set aside eight million shekels to settle 712 members of the Bnei Menashe, a religious group from India which claims Jewish roots, in the Holy Land. The decision […]

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 […]