Monthly Archives: July 2016

Northeast continues to reel under floods; Heavy downpour expected

With the monsoon rains lashing heavily upon the region, the states of Assam and Arunachal seems to find no respite from Nature’s fury. Almost entire low lying areas of Namsai district in Arunachal Pradesh have been submerged under flood due ...Read More

For Civil aviation minister, Tezpur is in West Bengal and NOT Assam!

Tezpur, the administrative headquarters of Sonitpur district in Assam, is in West Bengal, according to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju. Raju made the faux pas in a letter written by him to Assam MP Ram Prasad Sarmah. The letter ...Read More

Nagaland: ENSUD to agitate against govt for non-disbursement of scholarships

DIMAPUR: According to sources it is reported that the Eastern Naga Students’ Union Dimapur (ENSUD) has release a statement stating that it is likely to agitate against the State's Government for its indifferent and “non cooperative attitude” towards the full ...Read More

Assam celebrates Bol Bom Shravani Mela. Here is what you need to know

Bol Bam refers to pilgrimages and festivals in India and Nepal glorifying Shiva. Here are 5 things to know about the festival. The months of Shrawan (July to August) is considered an auspicious period to worship Lord Shiva in the ...Read More

Afghan boy with axe goes on attacking spree in Germany

A 17-year-old Afghan refugee wielding an axe and a knife attacked passengers on a train in southern Germany on Monday evening, severely wounding four, before he was shot dead by police, the interior minister for the state of Bavaria said. ...Read More

Bridging the skill gap in Manipur

Manipur with a population of 27 lakhs has an unemployment figure of 751376 according to the latest official data. With Government employment dwindling, the private sector remains as the only other prospect. In this grim scenario enters an ambitious, young ...Read More

Meghalaya: Symphonic Illusion part ways with bassist and keyboardist

SHILLONG: According to the band's Facebook page, Symphonic Illusion has parted ways with their bassist Stevie P. K Lyngdoh and Keyboardist Samboklang Lyngdoh citing personal reasons. Symphonic Illusion is a Progressive Metal-core/Death-core band from Shillong, Meghalaya formed in 2011 who recently ...Read More

This is what those little ridges on the keyboard are for!

As it turns out, these ridges are put there for a very good reason. It’s to help you type easier, and after finding out how, you’ll realize that you’ve been using a keyboard wrong this entire time. This feature was ...Read More

Under a living root bridge at Riwai

Under a living root bridge at Riwai near Mawlynnong, about 80Kms from Shillong. (Photo contributed by Sameer Gurung)