The Origin and Ancient Migrations of the Khasi People: Genetics Tells the Story

The Origin and Ancient Migrations of the Khasi People: Genetics Tells the Story

The greatest history book ever written is the one hidden in our DNA. Spencer Wells, Director, Genographic Project, National Geographic Society India has a population of 1.2 billion, of which the tribal population of the country, as per the 2011 census, is 104.3 million, constituting 8.6% of the total population. Broadly, Scheduled Tribes inhabit two […]

Assam youth voice against ‘Gender Profiling’ after journos share pictures of ladies outside wine store

Assam youth voice against ‘Gender Profiling’ after journos share pictures of ladies outside wine store

Shweta Raj Kanwar | January 24, 2018 Social media may be a boon for many but the repercussions of underrated posts that seems to pick up pace faster than credible issues cannot be undermined. As unmoderated as it may seem, social media is definitely not for the faint hearted as one requires a heart of […]

Will Assam become the next Rakhine? View from Dhaka Tribune

Will Assam become the next Rakhine? View from Dhaka Tribune

Is Bangladesh on the verge of another mass refugee influx? Bangladesh has opened its border for the persecuted Rohingya refugees on humanitarian grounds after violence erupted in Rakhine state of neighbouring Myanmar on August 25 last year. The country has been hosting more than one million refugees from Myanmar since 1990s. The central reason of […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: BJP a force to reckon with in NE India ? Leadership problems woes Congress 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: BJP a force to reckon with in NE India ? Leadership problems woes Congress 

Date: January 3, 2018 To the Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Sir/Ma’am Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya are heading into election mode and the recent results from Gujarat elections have just brought the limelight back to the Congress party. The major turnover from the election result is the neck to neck count from the […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Water wars at Laitkor in Shillong!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Water wars at Laitkor in Shillong!

Date: January 3, 2017 To The Editor TNT- the Northeast Today Respected Sir/Ma’am The Lok Sabha was recently informed that over 10 crore people in the country are getting water contaminated with excess fluoride. Access to clean drinking water is a far flung dream for the country, the dilemma not always lies with the political might but the conscience of each and every one of us. Water has […]

Assam’s 32 yr-old infamous tryst with NRC: From Congress to BJP, a unique story!

Assam’s 32 yr-old infamous tryst with NRC: From Congress to BJP, a unique story!

From our special correspondent Guwahati, January 2, 2018 What former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had agreed in 1985 to end the “troubled” six-year-long anti-foreigner movement in Assam has almost been fulfilled under Narendra Modi government but only after being ordered by the Supreme Court. Release of the first draft of the updated National Register of […]

What made headlines in 2017? A recap of what went viral in Northeast India & beyond

What made headlines in 2017? A recap of what went viral in Northeast India & beyond

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | December 31, 2017 2017 has been a year of strange happenings: From suicidal games to rapist god fathers, from cows being worshipped to women being harassed, from journalists being killed to freedom being restricted, busting fake news from real and using social media as a source of spreading false information […]