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Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in New Delhi | ANI File Photo

Nagaland govt asks staff to declare if family members have links to underground groups

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Indian armed forces' personnel during PM Modi's visit to Leh, 3 July | PTI

From Nathu La to Galwan, India has been trapped in reaction-mode to China’s aggression

Galwan shows India has been trapped in a reactive posture, always a step behind the Chinese for the last 70 years.
Manipur's titular king, Leishemba Sanajaoba | ANI File Photo

Manipur’s titular king is poorest among Rajya Sabha’s 62 new MPs

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

Story Ink to make film on book recounting India’s 1967 victory over China at Sikkim border

Probal DasGupta’s book 'Watershed 1967: India's Forgotten Victory over China' details the India-China clashes near the Sikkim border 53 years ago.

Mizoram’s doctor MLA walks miles, crosses a stream to treat soldier in remote area

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
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.
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.
Rahul Sudan was suspended Saturday | ThePrint Team

Delhi officer suspended for Sikkim blunder says he relied on central govt document for ad

Rahul Sudan of the Directorate of Civil Defence (headquarters) was suspended Saturday after an ad portrayed Sikkim as a separate nation. 
A file photo of Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Delhi LG suspends officer over ‘offensive’ ad referring to Sikkim as separate from India

Sikkim Saturday objected to an ad for recruitment of volunteers for the Civil Defence Corps, which erroneously grouped the state with Nepal and Bhutan.
A medical worker puts blood sample in a kit for rapid blood test | Representational Image | Carlos Becerra | Bloomberg

Sikkim reports first Covid-19 case as Delhi returnee tests positive

The 25 year-old student preparing for competitive exams in Delhi recently returned & tested positive. He is now undergoing treatment at a hospital in Gangtok.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
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.