OPINION | Alcohol and Broken Homes

OPINION | Alcohol and Broken Homes

~~By Natasha Dkhar A pint of beer, a peg of whiskey/scotch. Yes, many of us know the, “oh so wonderful feeling” that we get when each sip of this magic like potion passes down our throat. Debates and arguments tend to begin, people start showing off their amazing skills in foreign languages and in some […]

OPINION | How safe is it to go and watch local Shillong Premier League?

Hooliganism and harassment poses danger not only to women but also kids. Scary! Shillong Sports Association have not taken measures or initiatives to provide full proof security such as frisking of fans during entry so as to prevent them from carrying water or alcohol bottles etc.

OPINION | How safe is it to go and watch local Shillong Premier League?

By Natasha Dkhar, TNT News | SHILLONG, Dec 1, 2017:  As we all know Shillong is famous for Music, Fashion, Food and of course Football. Apart from all, Football is dominating the sports scene in Meghalaya. Be it from the local tournaments to National tournaments, people from this part of the world are crazy for […]

OPINION | Playing the ‘game of cards’ ahead of 2018 polls in Northeast

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.

OPINION | Playing the ‘game of cards’ ahead of 2018 polls in Northeast

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. […]

Tripura student who attempted suicide at Hyderabad University depicts sorry state of students suffering from depression

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

Tripura student who attempted suicide at Hyderabad University depicts sorry state of students suffering from depression

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 […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Pathetic condition of small tea growers in Assam

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?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Pathetic condition of small tea growers in Assam

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. […]

Of pain, hope and survival- Story of a gay boy from Meghalaya!

Of pain, hope and survival- Story of a gay boy from Meghalaya!

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 […]

“Khichdi as National Dish? Northeast Indian youth add a dash of humour to ongoing rumour

“Khichdi as National Dish? Northeast Indian youth add a dash of humour to ongoing rumour

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. […]

‘Vikas’ goes missing in Northeast India: Will BJP’s 5-point agenda find ‘Vikas’?

‘Vikas’ goes missing in Northeast India: Will BJP’s 5-point agenda find ‘Vikas’?

-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 […]

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