The legend behind the world’s smallest inhabited island in Assam

The legend behind the world’s smallest inhabited island in Assam

Not very far from Guwahati city but not too close either, perched on the gigantic Brahmaputra river, is the island of Umananda. It is the smallest inhabited river island in the world and is one with unusual stories beginning with even how it got its name. Some poetic British officer also conferred it the name […]

66 days chaos in Manipur as blockade chokes all lifeline

66 days chaos in Manipur as blockade chokes all lifeline

The economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) entered the 66th day and continued inspite of the announcement of poll dates for Manipur by the Election Commission of India (ECI). There was complete chaos and clashes in the state as people fought for a spot in queue for petrol and essential supplies. For […]

Assam: Crusader against ‘Man-elephant conflict’ gains due recognition!

Assam: Crusader against ‘Man-elephant conflict’ gains due recognition!

Man elephant conflict has been a serious and prolonged  issue  that has been haunting the entire country, resulting in deaths and loss of property and resources. Initially, the matter was not given prior importance but as with years when the number of deaths and destruction increased,it became a  matter of great concern. It was then […]

Northeast India has been Bollywood’s Favorite for long and here’s why!

Northeast India has been Bollywood’s Favorite for long and here’s why!

  The shooting of “Rangoon” did create wholesale buzz and ripples across the sections of Bollywood fans in the North-east of India. But, fact remains that, Bollywood had long chosen North-East to be the central locale of its story-telling. Many films were shot entirely in the surroundings of North –East India while others drew huge […]

Assam: Elderly man faints in bank queue, dies

Assam: Elderly man faints in bank queue, dies

GUWAHATI: An elderly person died while waiting in a queue at the State Bank of India’s Dabaka branch, police said. A police officer said the person had been standing in the queue for almost the entire day to withdraw money from his account. The deceased, Abdul Maliq, complained of uneasiness and fell unconscious, the officer […]

Meghalaya:Non-bailable warrant against Meghalaya legislator in rape case

Meghalaya:Non-bailable warrant against Meghalaya legislator in rape case

Shillong, Jan 5: A court in Meghalaya on Wednesday issued non-bailable warrant against Independent legislator, Julius Dorphang, who has been accused of raping 14-year-old girl. Dorphang, a former rebel leader of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council and now supporting the Congress-led government, went into hiding after police registered a case against him. The district session […]