Wednesday, July 26, 2017
ITANAGAR: Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, juxtaposed the contradictory political ambience that engulfed 18th century Europe and opens with the famous lines, “It was the best of times, it was the w .. Read More
ITANAGAR: A year since the Khandu scion took charge of the reins of Arunachal Pradesh’s chief minister’s post, the road ahead for Pema Khandu looks as rough as it was 365 days back.
The plot twists and b... Read More
GUWAHATI: A political cat-and-mouse game is currently playing out in Nagaland with the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) facing turmoil and internal rebellion that could lead to a dissolution of the state Assembly and early p... Read More
ITANAGAR: The Jainsem, the traditional dress of women of the Khasi tribe from Meghalaya, is usually worn over a red blouse and a cylindrical lower. While the dress traditionally comes in bright yellow, modern iterations come in ma... Read More
GUWAHATI: The death of rebel Naga leader SS Khaplang earlier this month marked the end of an era and the recent announcement of his new successor could mark the beginning of a new era for not just the Naga separatist movement but ... Read More
ITANAGAR: A 35 year old farmer Thingtu Ngemu of Kongsa village, Changland district in Arunachal Pradesh was shot dead by the Armed forces last night in what the Army said was the “mistaken”belief that he was a NSCN ins... Read More
ITANAGAR: The debate arising from the Centre’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 notification continues to dominate public discourse and is having a visible impact on the politics... Read More
ITANAGAR: Forest clearance for the 600 mega watt Tawang-I hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh has been deferred, pending further study of the area’s ecology.
The project proposed to be built on the Tawa... Read More
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.
A report from Silchar said that the committee of the All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students' Association (ACKHSA) had threatened to launch an agitation across the Barak Valley if the state government did not revoke its decision on the academic calendar for the valley. A citizens' meeting was organised by the association to protest against the state government's decision to scrap a number of holidays from the academic calendar for Barak Valley. Members of different organisations, workers of political parties, intellectuals and educationists were present in the meeting. Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, adviser to the central committee of the association, said the government, by scrapping holidays from the academic calendar of the valley, had deeply hurt the sentiments of people and the association would not remain silent . He said earlier the number of holidays for Durga Puja used to be 20, but the state government reduced it to just four days, which was not "acceptable". He said Durga Puja was the biggest festival of Barak Valley people. He alleged that the government took the decision under the influence of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), which wanted to establish/maintain its cultural aggression (Assamese) all over the state. Sadhan Purkayastha, general secretary of the state committee of Aamra Bangali, said protests/agitation had remained the only way out for Barak Valley to get its demand fulfilled.