CULTURE | Arunachal Pradesh: Study reveals Idu Mishmi tribe practised Euthanasia

CULTURE | Arunachal Pradesh: Study reveals Idu Mishmi tribe practised Euthanasia

Itanagar, December 13, 2017: There has always been debates in India over the ethics of euthanasia and whether it can be implemented. It has however, been an age-old practice of the Idu Mishmi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. Till the early 90s, members of the tribe used to carry out a euthanasia-like practice for terminally ill […]

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 […]