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A Meghalaya Village Where Children’s Names Are Whistle Tunes

A Meghalaya Village Where Children’s Names Are Whistle Tunes

Nov 10, 2021

In Kongthong, parents call their children not by their names, but by tunes assigned to them at birth.

Bloodshed In Gorukhuti: Is Assam Govt Really Reclaiming ‘Agricultural Land’ Or It’s  An Act Against ‘Foreigners’?

Bloodshed In Gorukhuti: Is Assam Govt Really Reclaiming ‘Agricultural Land’ Or It’s An Act Against ‘Foreigners’?

Sep 29, 2021

The police brutalities against the Maynals and Hussains look very timely for BJP with bypolls in six Assembly elections lined up.

Sarbananda Sonowal Resigns From Assam Assembly As EC Announces Dates For By-Polls

Sarbananda Sonowal Resigns From Assam Assembly As EC Announces Dates For By-Polls

Sep 28, 2021

As per the Election Commission's announcement on Tuesday, by-elections to 10 assembly seats in the Northeast will be held on October 30.

24 Years On, Naga Peace Talks Meander On With No Solution In Sight

24 Years On, Naga Peace Talks Meander On With No Solution In Sight

Sep 23, 2021

R.N Ravi's removal as interlocutor for negotiations with NSCN-IM latest twist in long saga; former IB special director A.K. Mishra to resume stalled parleys

Assam To Set Fire To 2,500 Rhino Horns Seized From Poachers To Mark World Rhino Day

Assam To Set Fire To 2,500 Rhino Horns Seized From Poachers To Mark World Rhino Day

Sep 21, 2021

The Assam government took the decision to destroy 2479 rhino horns out of 2623 lying in state treasuries in a cabinet meeting on September 16. Of the total, 94 horns will be preserved for academic purposes while 50 would be kept aside for ongoing court cases.

Assam Boat Accident: 1 Dead, 2 Missing, 87 Rescued After 2 Boats Collide In Brahmaputra

Assam Boat Accident: 1 Dead, 2 Missing, 87 Rescued After 2 Boats Collide In Brahmaputra

Sep 09, 2021

The wreckage of the boat, which was found overturned around 1.5 km downstream of the mighty Brahmaputra, was cut open from the base by NDRF and SDRF divers, but no body was found inside it

Arunachal Women’s Dilemma: Marry ‘Outsider’, Lose Property Rights

Arunachal Women’s Dilemma: Marry ‘Outsider’, Lose Property Rights

Sep 08, 2021

A proposed bill aimed at gender equality divides opinion in the Northeast state

Why The Congress Broke Up With Ajmal’s Party, Other Allies

Why The Congress Broke Up With Ajmal’s Party, Other Allies

Sep 08, 2021

In Assam, where every road is leading to saffron, the GOP decides to plough a lonely furrow to cut its losses ahead of bypolls.

Assam Militant Attack: 5 Drivers, Helpers Killed After Gunmen Open Fire, Burn Trucks

Assam Militant Attack: 5 Drivers, Helpers Killed After Gunmen Open Fire, Burn Trucks

Aug 27, 2021

Five drivers and their helpers were gunned down and their trucks burnt by suspected militants in Assam's Dima Hasao district on Thursday night.

A Cloudburst Of Anger In Meghalaya As Old Wounds Open Up On I-Day

A Cloudburst Of Anger In Meghalaya As Old Wounds Open Up On I-Day

Aug 18, 2021

They say Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, 54, was mediating with the regime. Why was he killed then? No one believes the police version among the Khasi-Jaintias…the black flags are out.

Three Weeks After Bloodbath, Mizoram-Assam Border Tense Again

Three Weeks After Bloodbath, Mizoram-Assam Border Tense Again

Aug 18, 2021

The current flashpoint, Hailakandi district shares a 99-kilometre border with Mizoram’s Mamit and Kolasib districts of the total 164.6-kilometre border between the two states

Opposition-Less Govt In Nagaland As Parties Sign Pact To Form 'United' Front

Opposition-Less Govt In Nagaland As Parties Sign Pact To Form 'United' Front

Aug 16, 2021

People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) and the Naga People’s Front (NPF) inked a pact formalising a move that was initiated when the lone opposition NPF agreed to work together with the government.

Meghalaya Home Minister Resigns Amid Violence In Shillong Over Police Encounter Of Ex-Militant

Meghalaya Home Minister Resigns Amid Violence In Shillong Over Police Encounter Of Ex-Militant

Aug 15, 2021

The Meghalaya government has imposed curfew on Shillong and suspended internet in four districts of the state.

Assam Blockade: Two Trucks Carrying Oxygen Among 27 To Finally Enter Mizoram

Assam Blockade: Two Trucks Carrying Oxygen Among 27 To Finally Enter Mizoram

Aug 08, 2021

Several trucks had been stuck at the Assam-Mizoram border since July 26 due to a blockade following a border dispute flare-up that left six Assam police officers dead.

Nagaland Assembly Forms 10-Member Committee To Examine Border Issue With Assam

Nagaland Assembly Forms 10-Member Committee To Examine Border Issue With Assam

Aug 06, 2021

The house has asked the committee to submit its report within a period of three months.

Border Disputes In Northeast Need Much More Than Twitter Bonhomie

Border Disputes In Northeast Need Much More Than Twitter Bonhomie

Aug 05, 2021

The festering interstate boundary disputes in the region will take more than meetings to find permanent solutions. The warring states will have to adopt give-and-take measures too.

Assam Assembly To Adjourn For 30 Mins During Lovlina Borgohain's Bout

Assam Assembly To Adjourn For 30 Mins During Lovlina Borgohain's Bout

Aug 03, 2021

Speaker Biswajit Daimary has decided to suspend work for half an hour when Lovlina, the first woman Olympian from Assam, will be in the ring at the boxing semi-final of Tokyo Olympics.

NSCN (IM) Calls For Shutdown Of Shops To Protest Against Centre's Silence On FA

NSCN (IM) Calls For Shutdown Of Shops To Protest Against Centre's Silence On FA

Aug 02, 2021

The Framework Agreement (FA) was signed on August 3, 2015 after 18 years of negotiation between the centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM).

Assam To Send Ministers To Mizoram After Both Sarma, Zoramthanga Drop FIRs

Assam To Send Ministers To Mizoram After Both Sarma, Zoramthanga Drop FIRs

Aug 02, 2021

On Monday, both Mizoram CM Zoramthanga and Assam CM Sarma announced the dropping of FIRs lodged by both states following inter-border clashes that killed six Assam cops last week.

Mizoram Withdraws FIR Against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Mizoram Withdraws FIR Against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Aug 02, 2021

The move came after Assam Police on Monday morning withdrew the case against Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena at the directive of Sarma as a 'goodwill gesture'.

PM Modi Assures Resolution Of NE Border Disputes After Assam-Mizoram Clash

PM Modi Assures Resolution Of NE Border Disputes After Assam-Mizoram Clash

Aug 02, 2021

Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Tapir Gao told Outlook that the prime minister was looking into the matter very seriously following violent clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border last week.

Border Dispute: Assam Withdraws FIR Against Mizoram MP As 'Goodwill Gesture'

Border Dispute: Assam Withdraws FIR Against Mizoram MP As 'Goodwill Gesture'

Aug 02, 2021

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has lauded the efforts of Mizoram CM Zoramthanga to amicably settle the border dispute between the two states

Border Dispute: Mizoram Stands By 1875 Document On Boundary With Assam

Border Dispute: Mizoram Stands By 1875 Document On Boundary With Assam

Jul 31, 2021

The boundary of Lushai Hills, as Mizoram was known then, was demarcated on the basis of the 1875 document under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation of 1873.

Border Dispute: Meghalaya Minister Supports Mizoram MP For Threatening Assam Cops

Border Dispute: Meghalaya Minister Supports Mizoram MP For Threatening Assam Cops

Jul 31, 2021

Meghalaya minister Sanbor Shullai praised Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlavena for threatening to kill Assam cops if they enter Mizoram’s jurisdiction

Celebrations Begin But Assam Wants Lovlina Borgohain To Win Tokyo Olympics Gold

Celebrations Begin But Assam Wants Lovlina Borgohain To Win Tokyo Olympics Gold

Jul 30, 2021

Lovlina Borgohain has already assured India a medal from the boxing ring at Tokyo Olympics

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