Proud Northeast: Northeast India triumphs at the 65th National Film Awards

Proud Northeast: Northeast India triumphs at the 65th National Film Awards

By DIPANKAR SARKAR | April 14, 2018 While announcing the results of the 65th National Film Award the veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor, who headed the feature film jury of this year’s awards, acknowledged, “It took me 12 years to make ‘Masoom’ and I know how difficult it is to make a regional film.’ The genuine statement […]

Sikkim: GJM-GNLF to petition Centre on ST for Gorkhas

Sikkim: GJM-GNLF to petition Centre on ST for Gorkhas

GANGTOK, April 14, 2018: Both the GJM and GNLF have decided to jointly take up the demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for different Gorkha communities in Darjeeling and other parts of the country. The parties would soon send a delegation of its leaders to New Delhi and petition the Union Tribal Affairs ministry with […]

Refugees- a threat to Northeast India — By Dr. I .Yaipharemba

The force migration of the Rohingyas to Bangladesh by the Myanmar military forces using various inhumane treatments is highly condemnable. Mass murder, rape, house to house clearance operations are among few tools use to stage an ethnic cleansing style of destroying the nomenclature and livelihood of Rohingyas from the soils of Myanmar itself. Not only Bangladesh, but, other South Asian and Southeast Asian nations are facing the Rohingya refugee crisis due to mass exodus. Due to geographical proximity, India’s Northeast is facing the heat of misplaced and ideologically driven Rohingyas and the phenomenon of the refugees being recruited to  terrorist organisations and started to operate in Northeast India is alarming.

Refugees- a threat to Northeast India — By Dr. I .Yaipharemba

Refugees as Threat: Northeast in the middle By Dr. I .YAIPHAREMBA  | April 12, 2018 Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-kilometer long international border, including 262 km in Assam, 856 km in Tripura, 180 km in Mizoram, 443 km in Meghalaya, and 2,217 km in Bengal. Likewise, India shared a 1643 km long border with Myanmar […]

Sikkim paraglider crash: Kolkata boy still in ICU

Sikkim paraglider crash: Kolkata boy still in ICU

GANGTOK, April 12, 2018 (TNN): The condition of the 11-year-old boy from Bhowanipore — Vivyaan Ojha — who was injured while paragliding at Gangtok on Tuesday has improved. Though he was still admitted in the ICU, his father said that the boy was better. “He has multiple injuries, including in his ribs and pelvic bones. […]

Sikkim: Minor girl molested by police head constable

Sikkim: Minor girl molested by police head constable

GANGTOK, April 10, 2018: A minor girl was allegedly molested by a police head constable in Sikkim’s East district, police said today. The 11-year-old girl had two days back gone to the house of the head constable at Noapgaon locality of the district to deliver curd when she was allegedly molested by the cop, they said. After molesting her, the […]