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Jatinga Bird Mystery Promotes Tourism in Assam

The world is often thrown into mystical debates by the occurrence of unexplained phenomenon which initiates scientific search for answers. Something similar happened in the beginning of this year in many parts of the world. Some are inclined towards believing Read More

First Naga Women Battalion: The Other Tale of Northeastern Girls in Delhi

Perhaps ever since the first batch of girls from Northeast India set foot in the national capital, they have faced unwanted glances and had untold experiences to convince her that she is different from others living in the city. Many Read More

Mawlynnong: A Meghalaya Village Declared to be the Cleanest in Asia

A small village situated on the East Khasi Hills District in the state of Meghalaya stands as an example of eco-friendliness and cleanliness for many villages in the country. Bamboo dustbins are found all along the village and the villagers make it a point that dirt and waste are not thrown elsewhere.

Invitation to Seminar on Land, Identity and Rights: the Problem of Tribal in Manipur

The Tangkhul Scholars’ Association (TSA), a Delhi based group working towards creating a platform to raise issues ranging from social to economic to political from academic point of view, is organising a one day seminar on “Land, Identity and Rights: Read More

NE Turns to Risk Reduction and Disaster Preparedness

Effective warning systems and adequate preparedness to mitigate disaster events is critical to the survival and sustainability of any nation today. In order to sensitize the policy makers of the NER about this, a National Workshop on “Earthquake Risk Mitigation Strategy in the North East” was recently organised at Guwahati by the NIDM, NDMA, NEC and the Govt of Assam.

India to Get its First Bamboo Park in Tripura

Bamboo and North East India are symbolic to each other. One will find the grass-tree almost adorning the face of NER across all the eight states. Rightly then, Tripura, the largest bamboo producing state in the country has now announced the setting up of India’s first Bamboo Park.

Nagaland Becomes First NE State to Setup Department of New & Renewable Energy

India is no doubt taking significant steps towards combating impacts of climate change on the country. The years first parliament session witnessed an address by the Hon’ble President Pratibha Patil on the importance and commitment from the central Government on Read More

The Wild Side of the Wild

According to WWF-India, six young volunteers, including three women, were abducted on Sunday, 6th February 2011 while conducting field monitoring for the All India Tiger Estimation Project in Chirang Forest Division of Western Assam. Three of the abducted women volunteers were released two days later.

On the State Intervention in Combating Electricity Crisis in Manipur

We know that every natural resource is precious and needs to be used wisely if we are to sustain our development. One such resource is energy, and is presently harnessed from every conventional source possible. The many proposed dams in the North East Region (NER) are an example to this.