While politics is an unpredictable affair, the tactics and strategies used to woo voters on the other hand can be easily understood as the battle to take over the reins of governance in the poll-bound states take an aggressive turn every day.
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, TNT News | SHILLONG, Nov 27, 2017: As Assembly polls is approaching in 3 Northeastern states of India – Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, major political parties in three states are at logger heads with each playing the ‘game of cards’ – be it the development card, the religious card or the tribal card. […]
What seems to be just a suicide attempt has deep rooted implications, for this issue is not only about a student from Tripura who tried to kill himself but also about many others who have taken this drastic step in the past
By Shweta Raj Kanwar | NOVEMBER 11, 2017 A 20-year-old student of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) was severely injured after he allegedly attempted suicide by jumping off the third floor of his hostel on the campus, apparently due to depression, in the early hours of Tuesday. Birbal K Debbarma from Tripura, a third-semester student of […]
The present cost of production across Tinsukia is more than the per kg price of Green Tea Leaves,which is Rs 7.5. If this is the case than how can small tea growers accept anything below the cost of production?
Date: November 11, 2017 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Editor, In 1823, the British first discovered tea plants in Sadiya and the first tea plantation was started in Chabua near Tinsukia. The present cost of production across Tinsukia is more than the per kg price of Green Tea Leaves,which is Rs 7.5. […]
By Jared Massar | November 9, 2017 I am a Khasi-Assamese gay boy from Meghalaya and I am a Christian. My experience of ethnic and sexual identity is qualitatively different from other heterosexual minorities and from most LGBTQIA+ individuals. As a young queer individual belonging to an ethnic minority, I have been mistreated on the basis […]
A visitor to Nagaland who enters through Dimapur cannot miss the bleak scenario. The roads or whatever are left of them are now all rubble and dust. In this dry season, people cannot move around without covering their noses and mouths because the air is thick with dust. In the rainy season it’s so slushy […]
SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | November 3, 2017 With rumors doing the rounds that Khichdi would be declared as the so-called National dish of India, social media was on fire as youth took to different social media forums to express themselves on the issue and Northeast Indian youth were not far from being opinionated on this matter. […]
-By Shweta Raj Kanwar SHILLONG: On October 12, 2017, the visit of Union Minister Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam in Tura came with BJP’s 5 point key areas of development (Vikas) – infrastructure, education, employment, tourism development and eradicating corruption. However, since the inception of BJP at the centre, many Northeast Indian states have been on the lookout for […]
Date: October 23, 2017 To The Editor TNT- the Northeast Today Dear Editor, After the declaration of our present CM Mukul Sangma that he is intending to contest from 2 seats in the upcoming 2018 elections, the decision takes me back to late bah Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, the longest-serving legislator from Meghalaya who passed […]
Dated: October 22, 2017 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Dear Editor, National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) statistics pointed that crime against women in increasing by more than 200 percent over the last two decades with rape incidents listing the top. Latest case coming from Nongthymmai of a 48-year old man alleged of raping a nine year old from the same […]