Excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre

Excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre

New Delhi, October 3, 2017: Under all round attack on rising fuel prices, the government on Tuesday decided to slash the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre — effective Wednesday — to cushion the impact of rise in international crude prices, in a decision that will cost the exchequer Rs 13,000 […]

Gear up Northeast India as a ‘Learning Revolution’ is underway- Snapping out of the mundane Education system!

Gear up Northeast India as a ‘Learning Revolution’ is underway- Snapping out of the mundane Education system!

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar The present education system of India as a whole and Northeast & Meghalaya, in particular, is in need of new direction and complete revamping. The government often operates with a false notion that allocation of huge chunks of money in the form of education budget will ensure a good education system […]

ASSAM | When a disabled person was called ‘Pakistani’ for not standing up during National Anthem in Guwahati

ASSAM | When a disabled person was called ‘Pakistani’ for not standing up during National Anthem in Guwahati

Guwahati, OCTOBER 2, 2017: In an incident of jingoism masquerading as nationalism, a wheelchair-user from Guwahati was allegedly verbally abused by two men at a multiplex because he did not stand up for the national anthem on Friday, 29 September, reported Times of India.  Arman Ali, a disability rights activist and executive director of Shishu Sarothi, an NGO […]

IN PICTURES: Imphal comes alive on 1st day of Night Plaza

IN PICTURES: Imphal comes alive on 1st day of Night Plaza

October 3, 2017: Nightlife in Imphal has received a boost with the launch of a night plaza along the Kangla moat, providing opportunities for boating and holding music concerts along with 110 stalls, including those serving indigenous cuisine every weekend. The government plans to keep the plaza open everyday during Sangai Festival, a 10-day annual festival organised from November 21 every year to promote tourism. The aim of introducing the night plaza is to promote nightlife in the state to attract investors and tourists. The government wishes to depict the state as peaceful and free from militant violence, as any other city with a buzzing nightlife. It claimed that law and order in the state has improved considerably. The new plaza will stay open every weekend from 7 pm till 10 pm.

From Assam’s tea gardens to the mesmerizing Himalayas, Ruskin Bond’s book is an unfolding mystery!

From Assam’s tea gardens to the mesmerizing Himalayas, Ruskin Bond’s book is an unfolding mystery!

–Review by Shweta Raj Kanwar ‘Journey down the Years’ is a Nature lover’s delight. From the very first chapter till the very last, the reader is taken on Ruskin Bond’s Wonderland- to put it right. However, as simple and predictable as it may sound given the fact that Ruskin Bond is seen presenting his own […]

Meet the wanderer…Wara Kharkongor—she’s fearless, she’s adventurous and she’s from Shillong!

Meet the wanderer…Wara Kharkongor—she’s fearless, she’s adventurous and she’s from Shillong!

-By Jessica Passah September 1, 2017: “To travel is to live,” said Hans Christian Anderson and this is exactly what one woman from Shillong intends to keep doing. Wara Kharkongor, an educator in one of Meghalaya’s best schools–Pine Mount School has found her second home in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. The teacher with a wonderfully […]