Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Northeast

Manipur has a ‘hill of poppies’ problem. But CM’s war on drugs must tackle land issues first

After a five-hour hike, a 50-strong team of men reached the top of Koubru mountain in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district and surveyed the astounding view....

Another day in Delhi, another incident of ‘racism’: Arunachal woman alleges harassment at cafe

Writer Ngurang Reena says two customers at Blue Tokai Cafe in Deer Park 'stared at her while exchanging laughs'. Cafe promises structural changes to redress situation.

It’s time we stop seeing Northeast as ‘punishment posting’. The racism is showing

When the IAS couple walking their dog in a stadium in Delhi was transferred to Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh many saw it as a ‘punishment’.

Enjoyed ‘Anek’? Here are 7 films from Northeast that shed light on love, life & culture

From a tale of love in a submerged village to the unique food culture, Northeast India's films offer an unvarnished view of the region — without bias.

Modi govt’s gift to India’s elderly poor — bamboo walking sticks from Northeast at your door

Move aims to expand scope of govt assistance to senior citizens, as now, beneficiaries will be all those receiving old-age pensions under rural development schemes.

‘Monpas’ is not just a travelogue. Captures life of a people split between China, Tibet, India

The author of Monpas: Buddhists of the High Himalayas, Vinay Sheel Oberoi, cared for his unpublished work even in his death bed.

SubscriberWrites: Women are at the forefront of Manipur’s culture and development. Time to give them their due

Women have abysmal representation in Manipur Legislative Assembly despite forming the state’s backbone in every other matter, writes Halley Nongmaithem

Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Mizoram, Sikkim & Assam, states restrict import of pigs

In Mizoram, a total of 526 pigs are confirmed to have died of the viral disease this year, while 111 of them are suspected to have died of the illness.

Not just AFSPA, India must reboot counter-insurgency strategy & free Army from it

India’s current internal security threats and residual insurgencies in the northeast and J&K do not warrant deployment of the armed forces.

‘Screamed public, but they didn’t stop’ claim Arunachal civilians injured in alleged army firing

Ramwang Wangsu & Nokphua Wangpan claim they were returning to their village from a fishing expedition when they were allegedly shot at by army personnel.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.