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A skeletal display of a saurapod | Wikicommons

GSI scientists stumble upon 100-million-year-old dinosaur bones in Meghalaya

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
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Pinarayi Vijayan’s instincts show what smart politics can look like, even for Communists

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (file photo) | Twitter/@sarbanandsonwal

BJP to retain power in Assam, says CM Sonowal as trends show NDA ahead in 77 seats

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said BJP is coming back to power with its partners AGP and UPPL and exuded confidence of the coalition bagging 100 out of 119 seats.
Youngsters pose for a photograph after receiving the first dose of Covid vaccine in Prayagraj on 1 May 2021 | PTI Photo

Covid vaccination drive for 18+ takes off in UP, Gujarat, fails to begin in Assam

Covid vaccination for the 18-44 age group took place at seven districts in UP and 10 districts in Gujarat. Lack of vaccine didn't allow the vaccination drive to start in Assam.
A.M. Gokhale, 1968-batch IAS officer | Twitter | @srikantkesnur

Why Nagaland mourns death of Padma Shri IAS officer AM Gokhale due to Covid

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

Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hits Assam causing widespread damage

The quake hit Assam's Sonitpur district at 7.51 am. It was followed by two more jerks of 4.3 and 4.4 magnitudes at 7.58 am and 8.01 am, respectively, said officials.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, a former Congressman, is an important minister in the BJP government in Assam | Source: Wikimedia commons

Covid negative report from other states not acceptable in Assam — Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Minister for Health and Family Welfare admitted that the situation has turned 'complicated' in the state during the last few days.
Tripura's hand-rolled orthodox tea of Neermahal brand | Photo: Twitter/@SumedhaDas19

This hand-rolled Tripura tea variety just fetched ‘highest-ever’ price in state — Rs 12,500/kg

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

Gauhati HC rejects Assam tribunal order declaring man foreigner

he Foreigners Tribunal III of Barpeta had ordered that Mohd Haider Ali is a foreigner as he could not establish his linkage with some of his relatives whose names figure in the voters list.
ULFA (I) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah | Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

‘Truth about ULFA, my childhood & why I’ll keep fighting’: rebel Paresh Baruah on his memoir

Speaking to ThePrint, ULFA(I) chief Paresh Baruah did not disclose the name of the memoir, but said it would be published in ‘less than a month or 20 days’.

On Camera

A Covid patient's family watches on the funeral pyre of their family member. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

No, the Western media isn’t biased in reporting Indian Covid. Here’s why

If Covid is the biggest human tragedy of our times, then journalists have to show it, tell it, write it. There is no nationalism involved in journalism.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

Defence

Last rites being performed at the Brar Square Crematorium in the Delhi Cantonment | By special arrangement

These soldiers are serving 24×7 to cremate veterans, dependents succumbing to Covid

From 4 pyres at Delhi's Brar Square cremation ground, the infrastructure is being raised to deal with 20 bodies at a time due to the increased Covid toll.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.