Arunachal IAF chopper crash: Bodies of 7 deceased defence personnel recovered

Arunachal IAF chopper crash: Bodies of 7 deceased defence personnel recovered

October 7, 2017: The 7 bodies from an Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force that crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on October 6 killing all seven military personnel on board have been recovered.  Five IAF personnel, including two pilots, and two armymen were killed in the crash near the remote town of Tawang, close […]

54,000 petrol pumps all over India to remain shut on October 13

54,000 petrol pumps all over India to remain shut on October 13

Mumbai, Oct 7, 2017: Around 54,000 petrol pumps all over India will go on a day long strike on October 13 in support of their long-pending demands, a petrol pump operators association official said here on Saturday. Federation Of Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association (Fampeda) President Uday Lodh said that a decision on the issue was taken […]

Rohingya crisis may finally see peace as Rohingya rebels ‘ready for talks with Myanmar’

Rohingya crisis may finally see peace as Rohingya rebels ‘ready for talks with Myanmar’

Naypyidaw, October 7, 2017:  The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), classified as a terrorist organisation by the Myanmar authorities, on Saturday said they are open to talks with the government. ARSA rebels were behind an attack on multiple government posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine region late August, that led to an ongoing military offensive in the region […]

DID YOU KNOW- This Northeast Indian state houses the highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia!

DID YOU KNOW- This Northeast Indian state houses the highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia!

Mizoram’s Dampa Tiger Reserve now holds the distinction of housing the highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia, the state government claimed on Thursday. The density of population of clouded leopards, locally knows as ‘Kelral’, is 5.14 per 100 sq km in the reserve, situated along the Mizoram-Bangladesh-Tripura, it said in a release. The […]

Northeast Indian tourism industry at stake- Misplaced priorities causing insecurities

Northeast Indian tourism industry at stake- Misplaced priorities causing insecurities

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar October 7, 2017: As Northeast India approaches the annual peak tourist season, certain  travel advisories issued by the government of foreign countries have put a big question mark on the concept of ‘safe tourism’ in the region. Especially at a time when the Rohingya crisis is at its peak and the debate […]