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Dimapur Airport, Nagaland | Wikimedia Commons

Flipkart says no services in Nagaland since it is ‘outside India’, then issues apology

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
A photo from the NRL Football Academy of Assam | Facebook

In Assam’s tea gardens, football leagues for kids brew stories of aspiration

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
The North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong | Facebook

Shillong university library unveils first-of-its-kind book sanitising machine

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Sikkim's Yuksom town where the model village is located | Wikimedia commons

Sikkim model village, built to rehabilitate homeless, has been a ghost town for 20 years

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
woman delivery agent

This single mom from Assam delivers parcels, and some hope in Nagaland

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Morarji Desai | Wikipedia

43 years on, Assam village awaits ‘memorial’ to mark plane crash Morarji Desai luckily escaped

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram | Wikimedia Commons

Mizoram, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh among India’s top 10 ‘happy’ states, finds survey

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Civil defence volunteers deployed in Agartala markets to ensure social distancing norms are followed | Twitter | @ANI

Tripura deploys ‘civil defence volunteers’ in markets to ensure Covid measures are followed

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Sikkim professor who took classes while battling Covid didn't wish to be identified | Photo: Mamta Chhettri via Facebook

Sikkim teacher, recovering from Covid in hospital, continues his online classes

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Representational image of a xinhaaxon or altar inside a namghar | Commons

In Assam, Muslim couple helps build ‘namghar’ for Hindu neighbours, joins them in prayers

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.