Pre-poll violence increasing in the state of Manipur

Pre-poll violence increasing in the state of Manipur

IMPHAL: In a series of pre-poll violent incidents in Manipur, a bomb exploded in Imphal, while separately police personnel were attacked by villagers and two jeeps vandalised, police said on Monday. The incidents occurred on Sunday night in the Khundrakpam constituency. “An intelligence input was received saying Khogen, a police Sub-Inspector, has live bullets in his […]

Bhutan : A country in pursuit of happiness leads the way again with new concept ‘Green Schools’ !

Bhutan : A country in pursuit of happiness leads the way again with new concept ‘Green Schools’ !

It has been at the core of the Bhutanese government policy and development plans to place focus on the pursuit of happiness and well-being of its citizens. The collective and individual goal of happiness can be achieved by adopting a new paradigm of development called Gross National Happiness (GNH). Sustainability and environmental protection are central […]

Man charred to death in restaurant fire in Guwahati

Man charred to death in restaurant fire in Guwahati

GUWAHATI: One person was killed as fire broke out at a restaurant at Narengi in Guwahati on Monday evening. Gagan Kalita, a trader, was killed in the devastating fire that broke out at Lajij Dhaba near UCO Bank, eyewitnesses said. Several fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Police personnel also reached the spot and controlled […]

One-on-one with Rima Das from Assam, whose first film made its way to Cannes Film Festival!

One-on-one with Rima Das from Assam, whose first film made its way to Cannes Film Festival!

While studying her Masters in Sociology from Pune University, filmmaker Rima Das was fascinated by the din and bustle of Mumbai. She cleared her National Eligibility Test (NET) but didn’t pursue her career as a college. After a brief stint in acting projects she embarked upon the path of making her debut in feature filmmaking […]

Assam :How centuries old practice of “Puppetry” is still kept alive in the state!

Assam :How centuries old practice of “Puppetry” is still kept alive in the state!

Puppets or “Kathputli” is an ancient and popular form of folk entertainment. Egyptians are probably the earliest known puppeteers. String Puppets of wood performing the action of kneading bread is the oldest evidence of puppets in Egypt as early as 2000 BC. Puppetry in India must have originted earlier than 5th century B.C. In the […]

Nagaland Peace Accord sabotaged by vested individuals claims NSCN-IM

Nagaland Peace Accord sabotaged by vested individuals claims NSCN-IM

KOHIMA: The NSCN (IM) lashed out at some individuals for trying sabotage the Peace talk between the NSCN and Delhi Government by projecting new means as ‘Nagas of Nagaland” and spreading ‘treacherous venom to mislead the people by their menacing atrocious strategy with a tagline “The content of its Framework Agreement” to disgrace the aspiration […]