Writing a green script: Skilling tribal youth in Tripura

This govt writer’s NGO graduated from environment awareness camps to skilling tribal youth – in a big way. Prasanta Mazumdar writes

01 Jan 2023

Letter to draw Vatican notice over Christians’ ‘persecution’

The TMC spokesperson was referring to the order by the “Assam Police” seeking information on the number of churches along with details of people involved in religious conversion.

30 Dec 2022

EC makes 2001 census basis of  Assam delimitation

“As mandated under Article 170 of the Constitution, Census figures (2001) shall be used for the purpose of readjustment of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies in the State.

28 Dec 2022

Guwahati Diary: State looking to bring back elephants

Over the past 16 years, 97 Assam jumbos were sent to other states, primarily for religious activities, on lease for two-three years. However, many of them are overstaying the lease period.

26 Dec 2022

'Will hurt sentiments': Assam CM disassociates from SP’s letter seeking details on no. of churches

The letter was issued purportedly on December 16 and the SPs were asked to submit their report along with suggestions on “counter measures” by December 22.

24 Dec 2022

55-yr-old airport staffer walks 100km in 16 hrs, creates record in Guwahati

Ratul Kumar Jakharia, 55, posted at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati,is the oldest in the country to walk 100 km in one day.

24 Dec 2022

As three Northeast states gear up for polls, a question of survival for Congress

The Congress does not have a single MLA in Nagaland, just one in Tripura and five in Meghalaya.

19 Dec 2022

Tawang face-off: Arunachal locals ready to help Indian soldiers if required

Jambey Tsering, a young businessman, said that NGOs and people, including the youth, released a video declaring to be ready to help the Indian soldiers.

16 Dec 2022

Congress has a mountain to climb ahead of elections in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura

The Congress does not have a single MLA in Nagaland, just one in Tripura and five in Meghalaya.

15 Dec 2022

Guwahati Diary

Following the footsteps of former All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leaders, Dipanka Kumar Nath, resigned as the president of the organisation.

13 Dec 2022

Isolated Arunachal villagers see doctor for first time 

The Vijaynagar circle, located on the Myanmar border, has remained cut off from the rest of the world for decades together due to communication bottlenecks.

12 Dec 2022

Hospital travels to Myanmar border in Arunachal

The locals were awestruck at the sight of the 12-vehicle convoy. It came carrying 60 medical personnel, including 25 doctors, and equipment for a health camp. 

11 Dec 2022

Guwahati group stages protest against relocation of animals to Reliance-built zoo 

The members of Chiriyakhana Suraksha Mancha had tried to put up a resistance after the animals were taken out of the zoo. Zoo Divisional Forest Officer Ashwini Kumar was leading the convoy.

08 Dec 2022

Meghalaya begins dispatching medicines using drones, first state to do so in India

The state's public health supply chain has logistical issues due to floods and landslides, difficult terrain and a challenging road network infrastructure.

05 Dec 2022

Oting massacre: People hoist black flags, demand justice for victims 

The army had gunned down coal miners near the Oting village on December 4, 2021, mistaking them for "militants."

05 Dec 2022