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 […]
Northeast Indian youth lured into life of modern day slavery in mainland India- What is the solution?
By Mewanshwa Kharshiing The disparity of unemployment in Northeast India has pushed many to look for better prospects in mainland India. Unemployment is not only the factor that has given rise to mass exodus of our youth to mostly cosmopolitan cities in search for better prospects as militancy and underdevelopment as well as lack of […]
This is the story of many pet owners/lovers (at least in Shillong) who have faced this ordeal not once but several times, especially during weekends when vets choose to take a day off
SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | January 8, 2018 He kept nauseating the whole day, unable to consume anything solid; teary eyed and sad faced, he kept staring at me, shivering in the cold January winter as if I was some magician who would be able to ward away his pain and suffering by uttering some weird […]
Guwahati, January 3, 2017 On the midnight of December 31st, 2017, Assam waited with bated breaths for the release of 1st draft of NRC as a wave of insecurity passed through the state. People were full of doubts about the exercise lest their names failed to appear in the list and should they be declared […]
By Subash Deb | December 25, 2017 Elections are a dicey affair. In a pluralistic democracy like India, it is even tougher to predict the accurate outcome, especially when the body politic are mercurial and has the tendency to change their voting decisions in the last minute. In fact, psephologists are a spent force in […]
While the status of teachers in countries like China can be ranked as equal to that of a doctor, in India, teachers are considered as Civil Servants but ‘the package and respect’ is not quite like that of an IAS officer who also happens to be a Civil Servant.
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Brooks Adams There is a saying that one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. And if you ask me, I would say teaching is the toughest yet noblest profession. Their role is […]
By Daphilabet Buhphang, TNT News | SHILLONG, Dec 10, 2017: “All of us, to whatever religion we may belong, are equally the children of India with equal rights, privileges and obligations” said Jawaharlal Nehru. Who are children? Those below 18 years of age are considered to be children. The ages when they are still at […]
~~~By Natasha Dkhar “For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11) It is that time of the year again when everyone gears up to celebrate the season of joy and forgiveness. An age old tradition passed down to us, Christmas season is […]
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, TNT News |Dec 04, 2017: It wasn’t long ago when Shillong MP and Congress leader Vincent Pala said “no country has better roads than us” when he compared West Khasi Hills highway to Switzerland’s roads. As much as we want to accept the MP’s claim, the truth however, is always bitter. Welcome […]