Environmental news from across the eight Northeastern states of India.

DoNER Announces Brahmaputra Study Center for Guwahati University

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh has announced the setting up of a Center for Brahmaputra Studies in the Guwahati University. He also shared his vision and dream, of the day when students and scholars from far and wide would come all the way to Guwahati in pursuit of specialized learning and research. Dr. Singh made this announcement while addressing the 25th convocation of Guwahati University in

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Mizoram to Be Developed on Fast-track by the Government of India

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh has stated that the Government plans to develop Mizoram on a fast-track. The statement came after an hour-long exclusive meeting  between Dr. Jitendra Singh and the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri Lalthanhawla at his residence in Aizawl last month. While making this announcement, Dr Jitendra Singh also noted though being one of the smallest and the youngest state of the country, Mizoram has the

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Direct Flight Between Delhi and Nagaland Announced

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh recently announced a new direct daily air flight from Delhi to Dimapur in Nagaland via Kolkata and back along the same route. The flights will be operational from 15th April 2015 onwards, in addition to another daily flight from Kolkata to Silchar and back which was resumed from 20th of March, 2015. Dr. Jitendra Singh made the announcement during the inaugural session of 64th

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Hon’ble President of India Highlights Contributions Made by NER

The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee recently inaugurated the first ever national event titled Songs & Dances of North-east. The event was organized by North-eastern Council (NEC) and Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) in New Delhi in April, 2015. This event will be held by rotation in different parts of the country in collaboration with one of the eight States of the region. Speaking on the occasion, the President noted that the states of North-east are an

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NE India a Central Part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “India Vision”

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) and Chairman North-East Council, Dr Jitendra Singh recently noted that this was one of the best times the North-east which is part of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s “India vision”. The Minister was addressing Governors and Chief Ministers of the eight States on the second day of 64th Plenary Meeting of North-eastern Council (NEC) held in April 2015. Dr. Jitendra Singh said, it is

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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: the problem of tribal in Manipur”. The seminar is being organised on the 16th of April, 2011 at the Department of African Studies, University of Delhi. The seminar aims to forge a holistic understanding of the inalienable nexus between tribal

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Panos South Asia Announces Media Fellowships on Big Dams in Northeast India

Panos Institute South Asia’s RELAY programme invites print/web and television journalists to apply for the ‘Reporting research media fellowship programme’ on dams and development in Northeast India. Three print/web and one television fellowship will be awarded to candidates who regularly contribute to media in Northeast India and are willing to write/ produce media outputs based on collaboration with research or researchers and primary field trips in the Northeast. The Fellowship will run from May to September 2011. Each fellow will

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