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Meghalaya’s Mawsynram could lose wettest-on-Earth status to this place in Indonesia

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
The Assam keelback, a species of snake spotted after 129 years | Photo: Dhritiman Mukherjee

Assam snake ‘rediscovered’ 129 years after its last sighting by a British tea planter

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

Police in Meghalaya, Assam adapt John Lennon song, catchy tunes to sing anti-drug anthems

Police departments of Meghalaya and Assam released videos ahead of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking that's observed on 26 June.
Villagers leave after another explosion occurred at the Baghjan oil field in Tinsukia on Tuesday on 10 June | ANI Photo

Unexplained tremors every 15 mins force over 1,000 near Assam’s Baghjan to leave their homes

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

Meghalaya govt retracts order on reopening places of worship as Covid cases spike

Many churches have issued statements, contending that they were not keen on opening the doors anytime soon, as it could expose people to the risk of virus.
One-horned rhinos seen moving to an elevated area following floods due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Kaziranga National Park | PTI

Poachers strike Kaziranga after 13 months, kill adult rhino using AK-47

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

2 of Assam’s biggest hospitals shut after teenager dies of Covid, doctor tests positive

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Dr John L. Sailo Ryntathiang, who died of Covid-19 Wednesday, was the owner of Shillong's Bethany Hospital | Photo: Bethany Hospital | Facebook

Shillong doctor with no travel history dies, pilot son-in-law clarifies he tested negative

Dr John L. Sailo Ryntathiang, owner of Shillong’s Bethany Hospital, was diagnosed with Covid-19 Monday, becoming the first case in Meghalaya.
liquor bottles

In Assam and Meghalaya, liquor shops will open from today for 7 hours daily

From Monday, Assam allows operation of liquor shops from 10 am to 5 pm on permitted days. Meghalaya order says shops will open from 9 am to 4 pm.
Protesters during a clash between Khasi and Non tribal those against and supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Ichamati village in Meghalaya on Friday. | ANI

How anti-CAA protests in Meghalaya are different from those in the rest of the country

In Episode 404 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the anti-CAA protests that have rocked the state into curfew and the reason behind it.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has one obsession and it’s making a mess of it. Exams

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.