Tag: Northeast

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  • Delhi Police to recruit more constables from northeast

    Delhi Police to recruit more constables from northeast

    Senior police officers of the northeastern states in association with the Delhi Police were in the process of selecting the 585 posts

    October 25, 2018
  • BJP to fight Mizoram elections alone: Ram Madhav

    BJP to fight Mizoram elections alone: Ram Madhav

    In the 2013 assembly poll, the Congress had won 34 seats and made Lal Thanhawala the chief minister, while the BJP has no MLA at present.

    October 3, 2018
  • Vision for the ‘periphery’

    Vision for the ‘periphery’

    The challenge faced by Bimstec member nations is to transform narratives through constructive cooperation and make the Bay of Bengal region meaningful for its people.

    September 17, 2018
  • Union ministers slam Shashi Tharoor for ‘insulting’ people of Northeast

    Union ministers slam Shashi Tharoor for ‘insulting’ people of Northeast

    Congress leader Shashi Tharoor plunged headlong into a fresh row with remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi donning “outlandish” Naga and other headgear on his trips but refusing to sport a Muslim skull cap, comments the BJP dubbed as insulting to the people of the Northeast.

    August 6, 2018
  • Up against the saffron brigade

    Up against the saffron brigade

    Manipur University is today dead. Whether the central university is brain dead or comatose is a matter of opinion but the fact remains that it is on life support. The university has been paralysed for the last 60 days with the Administrative Block shut down, all classes and examinations cancelled as all head of departments …

    July 30, 2018
  • Rajnath Singh urges Northeast to improve law and order

    Rajnath Singh urges Northeast to improve law and order

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh called for increased security along with development for the Northeastern states and assured “all possible support” from the Centre.

    July 10, 2018
  • Comprehensive plan, direly needed

    Comprehensive plan, direly needed

    After monsoon hit Manipur this year, it rained without break for almost two days straight. Waters of the Imphal River overflowed in Imphal East near the Checkon area. The onrushing waters did not spare both the humble and the mighty, and for the first time since its inception in 1964, All India Radio went off …

    June 24, 2018
  • PLUS POINTS

    PLUS POINTS

    Out of gear Torrential rains have started taking a toll on public infrastructure, especially roads, in hilly Arunachal Pradesh with unstable soil conditions, says a report in the Assam Tribune. Landslides, triggered by heavy rainfall, have been witnessed since last Saturday, with roads damaged and surface communication affected. Normal life has been thrown out of …

    June 18, 2018
  • PLUS POINTS

    PLUS POINTS

    New TB app In a major step towards eradication of tuberculosis, the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, is developing a mobile application that can help keep track of the patient’s medication trend right from the point of diagnosis (designated microscopy centre), says a report in the Guwahati-based Assam Tribune. The new application will act beyond …

    June 10, 2018
  • Walking a political tightrope

    Walking a political tightrope

    Manipur is today out of bounds for almost all mainland Indians who wish to visit it overland without identification papers. They are routinely halted at the Mao Check Post on the Manipur-Nagaland border by Manipur Police and made to return. These people are not normal tourists but consist mainly of semi-skilled workers and labourers hailing …

    June 10, 2018
  • Understanding its underbelly

    Understanding its underbelly

    People who visit Shillong and have friends there love to sing paeans to the city. That’s because they connect the place to the friends they hold dear. But every city has its underbelly, more so one that is growing at a frenetic pace and where urban migration has turned pockets into ghettos populated by people …

    June 10, 2018
  • Curfew in parts of Shillong after clash between bus drivers, locals

    Curfew in parts of Shillong after clash between bus drivers, locals

    A journalist was among those injured in the clash and many youths were picked up after they were found trying to instigate a mob last night

    June 1, 2018
  • Assam’s twin problems

    Assam’s twin problems

    Assam is staring at a very difficult future. On one hand is the finalisation of the National Register of Citizens, which has seen quite a good number of people with genuine citizenship claims somehow falling between the cracks because they cannot produce documents. On the other, is the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, which the Modi …

    May 13, 2018
  • Policing in the doldrums

    Policing in the doldrums

    It is intuitive that the first statement from the recently-appointed Director General of Police, Assam, Kuladhar Saikia, is that he would establish a research wing to study the emerging trend of crime in the state. At long last someone has hit the nail on the head. Without super effective research it is difficult for police …

    May 6, 2018
  • Severe thunderstorm activity over northeast India, West Bengal for next 3 days

    Severe thunderstorm activity over northeast India, West Bengal for next 3 days

    A cyclonic circulation lies over east Bihar and in adjoining West Bengal, Jharkhand state and a trough runs from this cyclonic circulation to Manipur across Meghalaya in lower levels.

    April 30, 2018
  • AFSPA removal due to improved security situation in last 4 years: Kiren Rijiju

    AFSPA removal due to improved security situation in last 4 years: Kiren Rijiju

    MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju hailed the removal of the AFSPA adding that it was a result of the improved security situation in the region.

    April 24, 2018
  • Vocabulary of integration

    Vocabulary of integration

    It would seem that politicians and gaffes are inseparable going by Manipur chief minister Thongombom Biren Singh’s speech at Madhavpur, near Porbandar in Gujarat. It had the trappings of a neo-convert to the Hindutva-fold paying obeisance to his “messiah” and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the record, at the end of  last month the chief …

    April 22, 2018