Tripura student who attempted suicide at Hyderabad University depicts sorry state of students suffering from depression

What seems to be just a suicide attempt has deep rooted implications, for this issue is not only about a student from Tripura who tried to kill himself but also about many others who have taken this drastic step in the past

Tripura student who attempted suicide at Hyderabad University depicts sorry state of students suffering from depression

By Shweta Raj Kanwar | NOVEMBER 11, 2017 A 20-year-old student of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) was severely injured after he allegedly attempted suicide by jumping off the third floor of his hostel on the campus, apparently due to depression, in the early hours of Tuesday. Birbal K Debbarma from Tripura, a third-semester student of […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Pathetic condition of small tea growers in Assam

The present cost of production across Tinsukia is more than the per kg price of Green Tea Leaves,which is Rs 7.5. If this is the case than how can small tea growers accept anything below the cost of production?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Pathetic condition of small tea growers in Assam

Date: November 11, 2017 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Editor, In 1823, the British first discovered tea plants in Sadiya and the first tea plantation was started in Chabua near Tinsukia. The present cost of production across Tinsukia is more than the per kg price of Green Tea Leaves,which is Rs 7.5. […]

Of pain, hope and survival- Story of a gay boy from Meghalaya!

Of pain, hope and survival- Story of a gay boy from Meghalaya!

By Jared Massar | November 9, 2017 I am a Khasi-Assamese gay boy from Meghalaya and I am a Christian. My experience of ethnic and sexual identity is qualitatively different from other heterosexual minorities and from most LGBTQIA+ individuals. As a young queer individual belonging to an ethnic minority, I have been mistreated on the basis […]

“Khichdi as National Dish? Northeast Indian youth add a dash of humour to ongoing rumour

“Khichdi as National Dish? Northeast Indian youth add a dash of humour to ongoing rumour

SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | November 3, 2017 With rumors doing the rounds that Khichdi would be declared as the so-called National dish of India, social media was on fire as youth took to different social media forums to express themselves on the issue and Northeast Indian youth were not far from being opinionated on this matter. […]

‘Vikas’ goes missing in Northeast India: Will BJP’s 5-point agenda find ‘Vikas’?

‘Vikas’ goes missing in Northeast India: Will BJP’s 5-point agenda find ‘Vikas’?

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar SHILLONG: On October 12, 2017, the visit of Union Minister Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam in Tura came with BJP’s 5 point key areas of development (Vikas) – infrastructure, education, employment, tourism development and eradicating corruption. However, since the inception of BJP at the centre, many Northeast Indian states have been on the lookout for […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Will Mukul Sangma create history after Hoping Stone in 2018 Elections?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Will Mukul Sangma create history after Hoping Stone in 2018 Elections?

Date: October 23, 2017 To  The Editor TNT- the Northeast Today   Dear Editor, After the declaration of our present CM Mukul Sangma that he is intending to contest from 2 seats in the upcoming 2018 elections, the decision takes me back to late bah Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, the longest-serving legislator from Meghalaya who passed […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR- Community policing, an answer to crime against women in Meghalaya?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR- Community policing, an answer to crime against women in Meghalaya?

Dated: October 22, 2017 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Dear Editor, National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) statistics pointed that crime against women in increasing by more than 200 percent over the last two decades with rape incidents listing the top. Latest case coming from Nongthymmai of a 48-year old man alleged of raping a nine year old from the same […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR- Frequent power shutdowns in Laitkor a menace

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR- Frequent power shutdowns in Laitkor a menace

Dated: October 20, 2017 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Editor, Meghalaya state government agreed to take over the Rs 125 crore debt of MePDCL to pave way for the signing of a tripartite agreement for availing the Centre’s funds to create an overall turn-around of MePDCL. The monsoon this year in the region has been fairly reasonable with a good amount of rainfall but a very sad […]