Faith Induced Forewarning from Jaintia Hills: Earthquake on October 25, 2010

When the clock strikes 12 midnight, an earthquake might shake the entire Meghalaya state in Northeast India. October 25, 2010 may become the day of destruction for the people in the region, especially if adequate pre-disaster preparation measures are not taken. Predicted to initiate from Ri War, in the southern part of Meghalaya, the earthquake that will strike is believed to last for three record breaking hours. This message has been received as a revelation by a local Minis Kyndait,

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Rubber Cultivation: A Rewarding Offer for the Northeast Farmer

Toy balloons, pencil erasers, rubber bands, hoses, belts, gloves, aircraft tyres and nameless others, what do you find similar in all these products? For most people, the first thing they would say is the flexible characteristic of the above goods. However, if we further ask them to guess the main ingredient of these products, t won’t take long before they guess the right answer, which is RUBBER. In modern world, the usage of rubber–both synthetic and natural–is innumerable. It is

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‘Smart’, A SHG in Manipur Lives Up to Gandhi’s Self-Reliant Vision

The Northeast region of India has a a high literacy rate and the state of Mizoram ranks only second in the literacy chart, right after Kerala. This means that the number of annual passed-outs from the schools and colleges in the region is naturally high. Thus what we have here is a large number of educated young people, at the peak of their lives and belonging to the category of the most productive manpower in the societal strata. However, with

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‘Wild Meat Trail’ , A Film on Hunting in Northeast India Wins Green Oscar

Northeast India are pretty much the ‘Green Lungs of India’ and the region is one of the seven original biodiversity hotspots in the world. Blessed with rich natural resources and home to around 225 tribes, the region has remained enchanting and unexplored. Lack of awareness and illiteracy has handicapped many people living in these remote areas in the region to treat nature as a fast depleting and endangered resource. And even though they may not even have heard of anything

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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 Northeastern girls in Delhi have been a soft target to criticisms for being who they are, behaving in certain ways and being tagged in an often unthoughtful manner. Security has been an alarming issue not only for them but for

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Tripura’s Capital to Go Green, Become First Solar City in Northeast India

On March 21 of this year, the government of Tripura had announced plans to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for running all public and private vehicles in Agartala by 2013 and achieve the title of “India’s first green city”. Adding more to its green ambition, the state capital is now taking steps to become even more Eco-friendly and becoming the first ‘Solar City’ in Northeast region. The commitment was shared during the recent visit of India’s president Pratibha Patil to

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Dhriiti – The Courage Within: Green Hope from NorthEast India

Rapidly expanding cities in urban India are fighting many battles and are struggling to ensure sustainable development in order to induce a positive lifestyle. Showing the way forward and giving courage to win such a battle is Dhriiti, a progressive measure to build and motivate a culture of entrepreneurship and set up sustainable small-scale enterprises. Established in 2004 in the capital city of Delhi, Dhriiti’s primary objective is to promote micro enterprises through a creative and professional approach. Setting up

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North-East Agri Expo: Nagaland to Host Honey Fest 2010

It’s going to be a sweet memory and sweet taste affair for Nagaland this November. Scheduled from 23rd to 27th of November 2010, Nagaland will be hosting an Expo on honey to be held concurrently with the Second North-East Agri Expo 2010. Hosted by the Government of Nagaland, with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) as the co-organiser sponsors such as the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DONER) and

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