Sikkim: 11 communities meet DONER minister, seek ST status

Sikkim: 11 communities meet DONER minister, seek ST status

GANGTOK, December 13, 2017: Eleven communities from Sikkim on Tuesday met DONER Minister Jitendra Singh, in their demand for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status and also representation in the state assembly, reservations in jobs and exemption from income tax. In a statement, Ministry of North Eastern Region Development said, “They also gave a presentation on the history, […]

2017 Hornbill Festival in Nagaland: Rising footfall in Kisama village on the fourth day

2017 Hornbill Festival in Nagaland: Rising footfall in Kisama village on the fourth day

KOHIMA, December 5: The fourth day of the Hornbill Festival at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama registered 11,455 visitors. According to Tourist Officer, Toka E Tuccumi, statistical-in-charge, an array of visitors from different parts including 233 foreigners, 2511 domestic tourist and 8711 local visitors from across Nagaland. The number of visitors since the first day of […]

Assamese woman weaves Bhagwat Geeta on cloth

Assamese woman weaves Bhagwat Geeta on cloth

GUWAHATI, December 2, 2017: Breaking the language barrier, Hemprabha, a weaver from Assam, is weaving Bhagwat Geeta on cloth in English and Sanskrit. Till now, Hemprabha has weaved 500 verses of Bhagwat Geeta in Sanskrit and a chapter in English. She started this work last year in December. Before this, Hemprabha has weaved six stanza […]

CULTURE | Five Facts on Hornbill Festival

CULTURE | Five Facts on Hornbill Festival

1. ‘Hornbill’ derived its name from a bird which is one of the largest festival celebrated by the indigenous warrior tribe of Nagaland. This festival is particularly respected by the Nagas which also reflects their tribal folklore, colorful dances and soothing folk songs. This festival is celebrated every year from December 1-10. The Hornbill festival […]

Nagaland: All you need to know about Ngada festival of the Nagas

Nagaland: All you need to know about Ngada festival of the Nagas

KOHIMA, November 28, 2017: The most important festival of the Rengma Nagas ‘The Ngada festival’ was celebrated in Diphupar village ground on Tuesday to mark the end of the agriculture year/end . Thousand of Rengma community converged at the Diphupar village ground clad in their traditional attire to celebrate premier festival-Ngada. this is a festival […]

Northeast India throngs up visitors at the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF)

Northeast India throngs up visitors at the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF)

NEW DELHI, November 25, 2017: A huge number of visitor filled pavilions of northeastern states of India at the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi With their unique flavours, colours, clothes and products, this year the different pavilions of the northeastern states encouraged the use of bamboo and opened gates for investments in […]