Tag: North-east

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  • Fighting a losing battle

    Fighting a losing battle

    Amid the challenges of producing quality products in large quantities and market competition, weaving may take a back seat in the North-east but yet it is one of the most vital sources of livelihoods and income generation for thousands of people, particularly in rural areas. Next to agriculture, the handloom industry continues be the second …

    October 2, 2017
  • Time for a new understanding

    Time for a new understanding

    Mention the Northeast beyond North Bengal and it conjures up visions of red rivers and blue hills, tea gardens (in the uplands of the Brahmaputra and Barak valleys), terraced cultivation, vast forests and wildlife, exotic tribes, diverse cultures, ethnicity and languages; all overshadowed since 1947 by seemingly permanent internal conflicts, ethnic insurgencies and obstruction of …

    August 28, 2017
  • IOC conducts special inspection of depots in North-East

    IOC conducts special inspection of depots in North-East

    PSU major Indian Oil Corporation is carrying out a surprise inspection at its retail outlets in the North-East to detect any irregularity after some cases were reported from a few states in India. The drive, which started on June 15, has unearthed various types of irregularities at 14 fuel depots so far in Assam, Meghalaya …

    July 5, 2017
  • IOC conducts special inspection of depots in North-East

    IOC conducts special inspection of depots in North-East

    PSU major Indian Oil Corporation is carrying out a surprise inspection at its retail outlets in the North-East to detect any irregularity after some cases were reported from a few states in India. The drive, which started on 15 June, has unearthed various types of irregularities at 14 fuel depots so far in Assam, Meghalaya …

    July 5, 2017
  • ‘Joint force needed to combat terrorism, crime in NE’

    ‘Joint force needed to combat terrorism, crime in NE’

    The Assam government on Thursday advocated the setting up of a North East Police Force for better coordination in managing terrorism and crime in the northeast. The joint force has also been proposed for a better security mechanism at inter-state borders for reducing crimes like arms and drugs trafficking and insurgent movements.  Assam Director General …

    June 29, 2017
  • Opportunity for mutual

    Opportunity for mutual

    The strategic significance of the extended definition of the North-east, which made Sikkim a part of the North Eastern Council, is that the region is now the only one in India that shares land borders with five countries. And yet, interest in developments in Nepal has always been limited with little media coverage. Even in …

    March 19, 2017
  • Opportunity for mutual

    Opportunity for mutual

    The strategic significance of the extended definition of the North-east, which made Sikkim a part of the North Eastern Council, is that the region is now the only one in India that shares land borders with five countries. And yet, interest in developments in Nepal has always been limited with little media coverage. Even in …

    March 19, 2017
  • Racism in India

    Racism in India

    Occupying a mere eight per cent of  the total land area in India, the seven Northeastern states and its ethnically-diverse people is a “micro-community” within the country.  The anonymity of belonging to a geographical region is itself challenging, as there is no common Northeastern Indian identity. Culturally and ethnically distinctive larger identities such as Nagas, …

    February 26, 2017
  • Alienating cops

    Alienating cops

    The need for greater sensitivity is emphasised in any discussion on improving the functioning of the police, but the cops tend to remain as boorish as ever. The top brass of the Central Industrial Security Force has obviously failed in imparting the requisite training to its personnel deployed on duties that call for more than …

    January 15, 2017
  • TOURISM IN N-E No bonanza on ground yet

    TOURISM IN N-E No bonanza on ground yet

    Ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre, it has not tired of launching new development schemes for the North-east. The latest in the series, announced early this month, is called the North-east Tourism Development Council. Launched by the Union Ministry for Development of the North-east, it will be on a public-private partnership basis. …

    January 14, 2017
  • TOURISM IN N-E No bonanza on ground yet

    TOURISM IN N-E No bonanza on ground yet

    Ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre, it has not tired of launching new development schemes for the North-east. The latest in the series, announced early this month, is called the North-east Tourism Development Council. Launched by the Union Ministry for Development of the North-east, it will be on a public-private partnership basis. …

    January 14, 2017
  • Why  listed  class  status?

    Why listed class status?

    Some sections of Meiteis are demanding inclusion in the Scheduled Tribe list. Antagonists among the “educated” have spewed venom. Protagonists have been accused of trying to revert from a civilised race to tribalism. They have forgotten that the Meiteis belong to the descendants of Barbubahon, son of Arjuna of the Pandavas, who married a Manipuri …

    January 2, 2017
  • Recording vital data

    Recording vital data

    Thinking is not one of the natural activities of man; it is the product of a disease, like high temperature in illness. In France, before the Revolution and in England in the early 19th century, the disease in the body politic led some men to think important thoughts, which developed into the science of political …

    January 2, 2017