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Manipur's Loktak Lake | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

New 20-hectare ‘island’ found floating on Loktak Lake in Manipur has left officials baffled

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Luba the bear with her 'brother' Terde Yomcha | Mama Natung | Facebook

Arunachal boy hands over pet bear he raised like his ‘own sister’ to Itanagar zoo

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
A homegrown asafoetida or hing sapling | Photo: CSIR-IHBT

India is finally cultivating hing, a spice that costs $130 million to import each year

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
A view of the Chumi Gyatse falls on the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. | Photo: Special arrangement

This Arunachal waterfall near LAC is being developed for tourism. But China ‘keeping an eye’

Arunachal govt & Army looking to improve infrastructure at Chumi Gyatse Falls, also known as Holy Waterfalls. Local residents say the Chinese have not created any problem so far.
The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India says China has no ‘locus standi’ to speak on Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

Arunachal Pradesh is an ‘integral and inalienable’ part of India, says the external affairs ministry, adding this has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions.
Kasowal Bridge in Punjab on river Ravi inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday | By special arrangement

Rajnath inaugurates 44 bridges in border areas — 8 of them in Ladakh amid LAC standoff

The bridges will facilitate faster movement of heavy civil and military traffic in the border areas, and also aid in faster deployment of troops in strategic sectors.
Indian Army personnel during an operation in Arunachal Pradesh | Representational image | ANI File Photo

AFSPA extended for 6 months in 3 districts, 4 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh

The districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts and four police stations — Namsai, Mahadevpur, Roing, Sunpura — were declared as 'disturbed areas' under AFSPA.
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.
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.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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.