79 pc non-vegetarians in Assam; beef and pork most consumed in Northeast India

79 pc non-vegetarians in Assam; beef and pork most consumed in Northeast India

The Northeastern part of India undeniably has a large percentage of non-vegetarian population. Meat is an important source of animal protein in the Northeastern states as evident from the expenditure estimates. As per the data reflected by the Registrar General of India which surveyed citizens aged 15 years and above, Assam has 79.4 per cent […]

Assam’s ‘Tuloni Biya’, where attainment of Womanhood is not a Taboo but a reason to Rejoice!

Assam’s ‘Tuloni Biya’, where attainment of Womanhood is not a Taboo but a reason to Rejoice!

Menstruation is widely considered a taboo topic and open discussions on this subject were hardly made possible. But in today’s day and time, many feminists as well as rights activists are widely talking about it. But things were different back in time where a girl’s attainment of puberty was considered significant not only for her […]

Sikkim Tea becomes 100% Organic after becoming India’s first Organic state!

Sikkim Tea becomes 100% Organic after becoming India’s first Organic state!

Gangtok, May 25, 2017: The IMO Control Board of India has certified tea from Sikkim as 100% Organic. IMO Control Private Limited (IMO India) is an independent certification body in India for organic agriculture that has been carrying out audits and certification since 1995. They have a team of well-qualified professionals with many years of active […]

DID YOU KNOW This Northeast Indian state is called ‘Bamboo Queen’ of India!

DID YOU KNOW This Northeast Indian state is called ‘Bamboo Queen’ of India!

It was in the year 2015 with the government of India realised the potential of Mizoram in the production of bamboo and assured of providing all the required support be helped to emerge as the ‘bamboo state’ of the country which will help generate revenue and employment in large numbers. As you know, Mizoram (is one […]

PM takes steps to clear air on NE security stereotype

PM takes steps to clear air on NE security stereotype

19 May: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now made one-night stays mandatory for Union ministers who visit the northeastern states – an effort to send out a message that the insurgency-hit region is safe for all. The directive comes two years after the Prime Ministers Office planned fortnightly visits of Union ministers to the region. […]

GST: Cab services, movies cheaper; no tax on education and health

GST: Cab services, movies cheaper; no tax on education and health

MAY 20: Education and healthcare will continue to be exempt from taxation in the upcoming GST regime that will tax services at four different rates with transport, including economy class air travel, being taxed at 5%. The GST Council finalised four tax rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28% to apply on services including telecom, […]

Darjeeling’s ‘Heritage Locomotive’ all set to ply into glory yet again!

Darjeeling’s ‘Heritage Locomotive’ all set to ply into glory yet again!

Darjeeling/Guwahati, May 19: From Rajesh Khanna wooing Sharmila Tagore with Mere sapnon ki rani in the 1967 film Aradhana to Parineeta, an entire song, Kasto mazza he relaima, featuring Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan, all has been conceptualised on the heritage locomotive. Cut to 2012, there is Ranbir Kapoor chasing the chugging steam engine on […]

Northeast India to continue witnessing light rains; Thanks to Cyclonic Circulation!

Northeast India to continue witnessing light rains; Thanks to Cyclonic Circulation!

GUWAHATI, May 20: While almost the entire country is battling with the heat conditions and sweltering temperature levels, Northeast India is enjoying good spell of showers. Most states of the region have been witnessing light to moderate rainy spells. In the last 24 hours many parts of the regions like Guwahati, Tripura, Mizoram have witnessed rainfall […]