Traffickers are using social media to lure minor girls from northeast India to Delhi. In a recent case, which has baffled the police, a girl from Nagaland was rescued from Imphal airport minutes before her flight to Delhi was to take off. She told the police that a man from Delhi had contacted her through […]
Me-Dam-Me-Phi : Trace the mind blowing history of this century old practice of Assamese communities!
The ancestor worship among the Ahoms is called Me-Dam-Me-Phi which is celebrated on January 31 every year. Literally, ‘Me’ means worship, ‘Dam’ means the dead, and ‘Phi’ means God. That is, the dead ones are worshipped as gods by the Ahoms. The families pray at a Cheng-Ren (Ahom community’s Naamghar / Prayer Hall) so that […]
Guwahati, Jan. 30: After IndiGo, domestic airline Vistara today announced that it would carry the mortal remains of economically disadvantaged people of the Northeast living in New Delhi back to their homes free of cost. Officials of Vistara today informed Robin Hibu, nodal officer of Delhi police’s special unit for people from the Northeast, about […]
Meghalaya: After Raj Bhavan, Soil Deptt Officer under scanner for allegedly harassing a female employee!
Shillong : In another case of increasing crimes against women, an orderly peon attached with the Director of Soil and Water Conservation in the city has alleged harassment by her boss at his quarter as she was assigned non-official work there. In a letter to the Principal Secretary and the Under Secretary of the department, […]
Meet Sikkim-born Nikita Agarwal, Blogger-in-Chief of ‘PenTwister’ a one stop blog for fashion and food industry.
Meet Sikkim-born Nikita Agarwal (28), Blogger-in-Chief of ‘PenTwister’ a one stop blog for fashion and food industry. Despite the fact, born and brought up in the tiny Himalayan State of Sikkim yet she is making a much bigger name in the world of bloggers at this juncture. Currently, she is residing with her husband Akshay […]
Crippled by the raging conflict between cultivable land and population explosion, the North East states may have to rely on mass production of the poor man’s protein- ‘pulses’, besides oil-seeds and sugarcane to tackle the crises and enhance the stream of economy for farmers in the region feels expert. “In the last several decades the […]
With the successful implementation of the North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project, (NERCORMP), I and II and the third underway, NERCORMP is awaiting approval from the central government to increase its area of operation to other parts of North East through the implementation of its fourth generation. “We have requested the central government and […]
Northeast has been bestowed with literary luminaries and prolific writers who express strong political awareness by addressing issues of identity and ethnicity . These new generation writers interrogate the violence that has ravaged their home states , delve into the tussles between militancy and successive elected governments and also issues of rather contemporary interests. These […]
While the government of Sikkim is determined to convert its rivers into so-called “white gold” by exploiting its vast hydropower resources, indigenous Lepchas of the state in India’s Northeastern Himalayas hope their opposition will halt construction of the proposed 520 MW Teesta Stage IV hydropower project. If successful, this will be the fifth project the […]