2016 may see new alignments, Rahul’s elevation

2016 may see new alignments, Rahul’s elevation

NEW DELHI: The new year promises to be politically significant with elections in four major states, Rahul Gandhi’s possible elevation as Congress president and would see political fallouts from legal cases involving some top leaders. The Bharatiya Janata Party will seek to regain its political momentum after setbacks it suffered last year in the Delhi […]

10 images that summarize Assam 2015

10 images that summarize Assam 2015

Here is a round-up of ten events that took place in 2015 : # FLOODS Affected more than 1.5 million people and forced more than 200,000 people to seek refuge in relief camps. #FANCY BAZAR GUTTED  One of the biggest incidents of fire that broke out reduced the whole ‘New Market’ to ashes. #RHINO POACHING Poachers […]

10 images that sum up 2015 for Meghalaya

10 images that sum up 2015 for Meghalaya

1. Jorabat, Meghalaya – Guwahati road Landslide, blocking the National highway 2. Wahumkhrah River rises due to heavy rainfall flooding in Pynthorumkhrah   3. Protest against AFSPA in Garo Hills   4. Lathi charge on protesters during the HYC rally near Civil Hospital junction, Shillong. The rally took place at Laban sports club in which authorities forbid the crowd to […]

Of love and broken lives: Alcohol addiction in the State

Of love and broken lives: Alcohol addiction in the State

SHILLONG: From branded wines, momentary bliss to years of rehabilitation, the journey to alcohol addiction dates back to one core reason in majority of the cases is—Absence of Love and Care. With Shillong being plagued with the problem of alcohol addiction, most common amongst the youth, experts are of the view that the root cause […]

2015 in Retrospect: Year of war and peace in Nagaland

2015 in Retrospect: Year of war and peace in Nagaland

KOHIMA: The year coming to a close was one of war and peace in Nagaland. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government signed a historic peace pact with the most powerful of the Naga underground outfits, another set of Naga guerrillas massacred 20 Indian soldiers in Manipur. The year 2015 was then a year when […]

Garo Hills militant crisis: Who is to be blamed?

Garo Hills militant crisis: Who is to be blamed?

SHILLONG: What went wrong with Garo Hills – the topography of the region, step motherly treatment meted out by the government or unemployment? Well, going by the confession made by the surrendered cadres of various militant outfits, it all points in one direction—lack of opportunity caused by poor governance. If only governance in Garo Hills […]

All you need to know about the 1997 Jarulbachai massacre

All you need to know about the 1997 Jarulbachai massacre

NLFT militants cordoned off the entire village and fired indiscriminately at the sleeping villagers of Jarulbachai in West Tripura District on February, 1997. A total of 16 persons including women and children were brutally killed in the massacre, a case considered to be rarest of the rare. Many houses were set on fire and a […]

Hindu Right stoking intolerance

Hindu Right stoking intolerance

The BJP’s castigation of the non-Muslims who complain of intolerance comprises words like “manufactured paper rebellion”, “fake dissent”, Nehruvian, Leftist and the like. In the case of Muslims, however, the charge of being unpatriotic comes naturally to the saffron camp. While Aamir Khan has been accused of treachery for saying that his wife felt unsafe […]

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