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Some of the volunteers of the Covid-19 Action Committee Cum Task Force from Upper Chandmari colony in Kohima, Nagaland. | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer/ThePrint

How communities in Nagaland, other NE states are fighting Covid with own task forces, SOPs

Local communities in Northeast states have constituted own task forces, issued standard operating procedures and set up quarantine centres for returnees to fight Covid pandemic.
Dogs on the streets of Lucknow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

The itch of mainland Indians to ‘civilise’ northeast hasn’t gone. Dog meat ban another example

There needs to be a ban on hypocrisy in India. To eat chicken or pork and tweet rabidly against dog-meat eating in northeast is a bit much.

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.

This Delhi Police constable is all set to become a DSP in Arunachal Pradesh

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Kuppahalli Sitaramayya Sudarshan, the fifth sarsanghchalak of the RSS

CAA, Atmanirbhar Bharat, focus on Northeast were first propagated by this former RSS chief

The bugle for the need of many of these initiatives, which are now being initiated by Narendra Modi govt, was first sounded by K.S. Sudarshan, the fifth RSS chief. 
A poster of Axone | Parasher Baruah | Twitter

Northeast filmmaker’s ‘Axone’ ready for Netflix with its distinctive cast, theme and aroma

Nicholas Kharkongor's 'Axone' is set in Delhi's Humanyunpur, where a large community from the northeast lives.
Kohima, Nagaland | Commons

Nagaland village hosts open beauty salon to help locals earn money in lockdown

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
College students raise slogans in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during a strike in Guwahati | PTI

Dehing Patkai, CAA, ‘Joi Aai Axom’ — It’s the students of Assam who have always led the state

Political activism and education have never been in opposition in Assam—what classrooms and textbooks teach, spill on to the streets.

Manipur village builds 80 quarantine huts in a day, complete with toilets and electricity

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

On Camera

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Why music’s last best hope lies in live-streaming

Live performances have been one of the few ways for musicians to make money after cheap streaming services undermined sales of most recorded music. And then Covid shut that down.
Representational image of a deserted market during the 2019 shutdown in Srinagar, Kashmir | Photo: PTI

Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.