Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Northeast

Poll-bound Manipur has 3rd-lowest vaccination rate of any state — 52% fully jabbed at best

State officials say low vaccination rate partly attributable to discrepancies in data about population, leading to inaccurate govt targets, but admit vaccination needs improvement.

India sees small rise in forest & tree cover, but 1,020 sq. km of deforestation in Northeast

India State of Forest Report released by central govt Thursday, shows trees and forests now cover 24.62% of the country’s geographical area. In 2019, India had a cover of 24.56%.

This is how I made Indian CEOs understand Northeast migration problem

In ‘Eastern Gate’, Sudeep Chakravarti asks what would happen to India’s NE if Bangladesh were to suffer a series of storms due to global warming?

Armed forces should return to barracks. AFSPA has no place in the Northeast anymore

BJP has political stakes in most Northeastern states and knows the sentiments of people. It must not miss the opportunity to launch a new beginning.

Lift AFSPA from entire Northeast to secure its hard-won peace

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AFSPA has no place in a modern democracy. Time to repeal it

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Northeast needs to boost its economy. Even Assam has failed to participate in India’s growth

An analysis of GSDP and progress of seven Northeast states relative to the rest of India and six states relative to Assam reveals shortcomings.

13 civilians dead in ‘security forces’ ambush at Nagaland’s Mon dist, Army says jawan killed

Incident said to have taken place when a group of labourers were returning from a coal mine near the village. 

Off The Cuff with Conrad Kongkal Sangma

On this edition of ThePrint's Off The Cuff, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma talks to Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and Angana Chakrabarti about the political...

Mizoram CM Zoramthanga urges Modi govt to review allocation of funds to Northeast states

In a statement Sunday, Zoramthanga said many important projects in Mizoram were either delayed or could not be executed because the Northeast states did not receive their due share.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


The MacMahon Line, with Arunachal Pradesh marked in red | Source: US Department of Defence

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.