Monday, May 22, 2017
ITANAGAR: A small band of villagers from a remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh that has remained cut-off for decades have decided not to participate in India’s electoral process to voice their anger against the government. .. Read More
ITANAGAR: “The legend of Rikam Pada and Rinyam Yame has its roots in this place. The tawlin- a chair shaped stone –was where Rinyam Yame sat and weaved her clothes,” says Lishi Baka before adding, &ldquo... Read More
ITANAGAR: A year since the death of two men in the police firing in Tawang, a complete disclosure of events remains elusive.
On May 2, 2016, protestors seeking the release of Lobsang Gyatso, a Buddhist monk and voc... Read More
TAWANG: Amidst the hue and cry of Chinese protests over the Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh that starts today, the alpine town near the international border has taken on a colourful look with flags of diffe... Read More
TAWANG: For over a decade, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been working with communities in West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh to preserve forest resources and make them self-reliant. While considerable amount... Read More
TAWANG: On April 5, the fourteenth Dalai Lama will address a large crowd of Buddhists at the Yidiga Choedzin in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang town. While thousands of Buddhist Monpas are eagerly waiting to see their spiritual l... Read More
ITANAGAR: This past Saturday when news confirmed that anti-AFSPA activist and global icon, Irom Sharmila Chanu was staring at a massive defeat in her debut election, shocked reactions from across the country began pouring in.
ITANAGAR: On Saturday when the first phase of poll begins in Manipur, there will be many ‘firsts’; most of which relate to rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila’s new political party.
Last August, ... Read More
A report from Hailakandi said that Vishwa Hindu Parishad had sent a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, alleging that the three AIUDF legislators of Hailakandi district were discriminating on the basis of religion while dispensing benefits under government schemes. AIUDF's Sujam Uddin Laskar, Anwar Hussain Laskar and Nizam Uddin Choudhury had won from Katlicherra, Hailakandi and Algapur respectively in the 2016 Assembly polls. The general secretary of the VHP's Hailakandi unit, Manoj Mohan Deb, alleged that in Katlicherra constituency, Muslims had got 85 per cent facilities of welfare schemes while Hindus had got only 15 per cent, in Hailakandi Muslims had got 84 per cent benefits while Hindus had got only 16 per cent and in Algapur Muslims had got 92 per cent benefits while Hindus had got only 8 per cent. Muslims constituted 55 per cent of the population in Katlicherra, 60 per cent in Hailakandi and 47 per cent in Algapur. The Hindu population in the constituencies was 45 per cent, 40 per cent and 53 per cent respectively.
A report from Aizawl said that the main Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) had threatened to call statewide total bandh unless the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was called in to probe the alleged multi-crore rupee lottery scam and a controversial Mizo Carbon Product scam. MNF president Zoramthanga while addressing a political session at Mizo Hnam Run said that the Opposition party would resort to “aggressive means” unless Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla invited the CBI to probe the scandals. “We are waiting for the Chief Minister to take action,” he said while adding, “We would resort to either total bandh or picketing if the Chief Minister does not react to the appeal made by the Opposition to call in CBI for probe,” Zoramthanga said. Zoramthanga further added that MNF had submitted a letter to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla urging him for a CBI enquiry.