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  • Up river


    Up river


    Earlier this week, the region got its first flying training academy at Lilabari airport in Assam's Lakhimpur district, established in line with the Centre’s plans to develop nine new pilot training academies in addition to the existing 34 in the country.

    April 18, 2022
  • Community Based Organizations in North East to replace chains of middlemen for farmers, entrepreneurs

    Community Based Organizations in North East to replace chains of middlemen for farmers, entrepreneurs

    These CBOs would not only enhance the supply chain management at district level, but would also replace the 'vicious chain of middlemen'.

    January 12, 2022
  • Of outrageous fortune

    Of outrageous fortune

    The AFSPA (1958) that happens to be one of the most draconian instruments of security and control, first applied to Assam and Manipur and later amended in 1972 to extend to Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland, vests unaccountable and extraordinary powers with the armed forces. The public consciousness against the AFPSA was raised when a group of elderly and middle-aged women from different organisations of the Meira Paibi the largest civilian movement fighting state atrocities and human rights violations in Manipur, besides drug abuse and crimes against women - led a protest march against the rape of Thangjam Manorama by soldiers of Assam Rifles. The fast unto death begun by Irom Chanu Sharmila on 2 November 2000, in protest against the Act, that continued well into August 2016, stirred public conscience

    December 20, 2021
  • US Consulate Kolkata seeks to empower women entrepreneurs in North-East

    US Consulate Kolkata seeks to empower women entrepreneurs in North-East

    The top performers will be awarded seed funding and/or entry slots as part of the January 2022 cohort of the Nexus incubation programme at the American Center in New Delhi",

    November 14, 2021
  • Other side of the growth story

    Other side of the growth story

    The North-east has remained a paradox in India’s economic liberalisation regime

    September 6, 2021
  • Unquiet North East

    Unquiet North East

    India is a Union of States, and armed conflict between any two states threatens the very idea of India as a nation. Historically, most invaders had taken advantage of differences between native rulers to conquer India. That said, modern Indian states are not sovereign bodies; under Article 3 of the Constitution, Parliament has the power to increase the area of any state, diminish the area of any state, alter the boundaries of any state and change the name of any state.

    August 6, 2021
  • PM stresses on micro containment Covid protocol for N-E states

    PM stresses on micro containment Covid protocol for N-E states

    Modi made the remarks while interacting with the CMs of Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Assam on the Covid-19 situation in the region.

    July 13, 2021
  • Covid’s Delta plus variant detected in Tripura, 1st time in North Eeast

    Covid’s Delta plus variant detected in Tripura, 1st time in North Eeast

    The Delta variant of coronavirus has been found for the first time in Assam and then in Manipur and Mizoram following which the doctors and the authorities have asked the people to be more cautious and follow Covid appropriate behavior.

    July 10, 2021
  • NE presence in Union Ministry rises to five

    NE presence in Union Ministry rises to five

    It is the second innings for Sonowal as a Union minister while teacher-turned-politician Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, a BJP Lok Sabha member from Inner Manipur, and Pratima Bhowmik, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Tripura West, are first-time ministers.

    July 7, 2021
  • Beyond social media hashtags

    Beyond social media hashtags

    It is time we acknowledged that people from the North-east are no less Indian than those from the mainland.

    July 5, 2021
  • Thriving underground economy

    Thriving underground economy

    Widespread extortion and diversion of development funds form the core agenda of insurgent groups in the North-east.

    July 5, 2021
  • Railway to boost water transport, environment protection in NE

    Railway to boost water transport, environment protection in NE

    "At present, the NFR is running 78 specials trains and 35 local passenger trains per day for the persons who are in urgent need for travel,"

    May 13, 2021
  • Jammu and Kashmir and North East free of violent phase of terrorism: Amit Shah in Assam

    Jammu and Kashmir and North East free of violent phase of terrorism: Amit Shah in Assam

    Amit Shah said that with the repeal of Article 370, violence has stopped in Jammu and Kashmir while with the historic Bodo Peace Accord the violent phase has ended in the Bodo Territorial Region (BTR) comprising four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri.

    January 24, 2021
  • ‘For a self-reliant India, rapid development of North East and Assam is necessary’: PM Modi

    ‘For a self-reliant India, rapid development of North East and Assam is necessary’: PM Modi

    Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that with over 1 lakh native families of Assam getting the right to land, a big concern has gone away from the life of people in Sivasagar.

    January 23, 2021
  • Urgent need for preparedness

    Urgent need for preparedness

    States in the Northeast should consider setting up a database of their residents who are employed as migrant labour.

    May 26, 2020
  • Forest Report 2019: Increase of 5,188 sq kms in India, Northeast bucks trend

    Forest Report 2019: Increase of 5,188 sq kms in India, Northeast bucks trend

    The top three states showing increase in forest cover are Karnataka (1,025 sq km) followed by Andhra Pradesh (990 sq km) and Kerala (823 sq km).

    December 30, 2019
  • CAA protests: Assam students body on 3-day satyagraha; Naga Students’ Federation calls for 6-hr bandh today

    CAA protests: Assam students body on 3-day satyagraha; Naga Students’ Federation calls for 6-hr bandh today

    The passing of the Citizenship Bill in the Parliament has plunged the northeast, especially the states of Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya into deep chaos with locals and students hitting the streets in thousands in protest.

    December 14, 2019