Tripura Assembly polls 2018 : What are the portends for ides of March 3

Tripura Assembly polls 2018 : What are the portends for ides of March 3

By Tapas Dey | February 20, 2018 Setting at rest all speculations, fear and restiveness the election to the sixty member Tripura assembly came off  on February 18 as per schedule announced much earlier by the election commission. The most prominent feature of the election was the gross mismanagement in holding it as votes in many […]

From the Union Min’s expensive Louis Vuitton bag to Rahul’s Burberry jacket, Indian politics & media embraces all!

From the Union Min’s expensive Louis Vuitton bag to Rahul’s Burberry jacket, Indian politics & media embraces all!

TNT Desk | Shillong, February 18, 2018 From ‘Suit-Boot ki Rajneeti’ to the politics of expensive Louis Vuitton Bags, Indian political scenario does not fail to amuse citizens and this time, it has happened yet again! The Union textile minister Smriti Zubeen Irani visited poll bound Meghalaya on Saturday, February 17 as part of BJP’s campaigning […]

Tripura: In a first, 11 third genders to cast vote under ‘Third Gender Category’ this Assembly polls

Tripura: In a first, 11 third genders to cast vote under ‘Third Gender Category’ this Assembly polls

By Our Reporter  AGARTALA | February 16, 2018 A total of 25,69,216 electorates including 11 third genders are eligible to cast their votes in the coming Assembly elections in February. Of the total voters, 13,03,420 are males and the rest 12,65,785 are females. Informing the media, Chief Electoral Officer – Sriram Taranikanti said that the […]

Tripura’s Royal Manikya Dynasty still holds charm for people!

Tripura’s Royal Manikya Dynasty still holds charm for people!

By Tapas Dey | February 16, 2018 The people of Tripura were possibly in a state of pleasant surprise as they had heard the prime minister Narendra Modi sing eulogies to the state’s last monarch Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya. – ” The late Maharaja had done so much for the state and its people […]

Northeast India sees revival in the art of story telling through Manipur’s Nicky Chandam

Northeast India sees revival in the art of story telling through Manipur’s Nicky Chandam

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | February 6, 2018 “I believe every one is a story teller. If you do not want to attend school or wish to take a day off from office, we all know how to cook up a pretty convincing story (Laughs). Once you are convinced of what you want to convey, […]

Meghalaya- Where ‘Suit-Boot ki Rajneeti’ sidelines important issues in politics!

Ignoring important issues, if leading regional newspapers make headlines about a person's winter jacket, then the role of media as a fourth estate as well as the functioning of politics in a democracy is utterly defied!

Meghalaya- Where ‘Suit-Boot ki Rajneeti’ sidelines important issues in politics!

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | February 1, 2018 It is funny how media plays a major role in forming people’s opinions and making them look into things with perspectives that might have been otherwise ignored, had the fourth estate not made a hullabaloo out of a minor thing. Social media keeps playing its part in […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Elections 2018- Can it bring ‘Change’ in Meghalaya?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Elections 2018- Can it bring ‘Change’ in Meghalaya?

Date: January 30, 2018 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Sir/Ma’am I would like to appreciate experts from different fields who have written their opinions on the upcoming elections in Meghalaya on The Shillong Times column and whether they could bring changes in the corrupt ridden state. The much awaited announcement was made by the Election Commission of India recently on declaring the polling dates for Tripura, […]

These famous celebrities totally rocked Northeast Indian ethnic wear!

These famous celebrities totally rocked Northeast Indian ethnic wear!

Amitabh Bachchan maybe the BIG B of Bollywood but here he is all about beyond his Filmy Zone and is seen in an Ethnic  Phom Naga Shawl which is indeed refreshing Also Read 5 Bollywood movies shot in Northeast of India Gwen Stefani is a world class act and a Fashion Icon.Here she is seen wearing […]

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 […]