Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Northeast

Who should control Assam Rifles—MoD or MHA? Resolving that will truly end Army’s role in Northeast

It would be erroneous to assume that the Army is no longer responsible for NE counter-insurgency and the DG of Assam Rifles has taken over the entire responsibility.

Northeast music has too much Western influence, needs Korea-type cultural revolution: Papon

Angaraag ‘Papon’ Mahanta says the music from the region is struggling to find an identity and most songs have no essence or soul of Northeast in them.

Aiming to corner NDA govt, Congress renews NE panel to ‘probe Chinese incursions’ in Arunachal

Earlier this month, former Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki was appointed chairman of Northeast Congress Coordination Committee, a panel first formed in 1978.

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The author of Monpas: Buddhists of the High Himalayas, Vinay Sheel Oberoi, cared for his unpublished work even in his death bed.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

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.