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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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 that such incidents are a sign that the world is coming to an end in 2012 as predicted and believed by many. Others, especially from the scientific group are suggesting that it’s all natural and there is nothing to worry

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Bharat Nirman: Public Information Campaign Now Generates Awareness in Assam

The Press Information Bureau (PIB), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India’s Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign has now reached Assam. The three day campaign being coordinated by the PIB, Guwahati is being executed at Jakalabhanda. The Directorate Field Publicity, Tezpur and Jorhat Unit organized a Healthy Baby Show during the three days Public Information Campaign to disseminate information on child health and related schemes of the Government of India. Previously on NE Greens: Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign

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All Northeastern State Capitals to be Linked to Major Rail, Road and Air Routes

The Government of India has now envisioned the linking of the capitals of the eight North Eastern states to main lines on all three transport systems: rail, road and air. The Ministry for Development of North East Region (DoNER) today released details and status of the various projects being undertaken in this regard. While all the state capitals of North Eastern states are already connected by National Highways, only Guwahati (Assam) and Agartala (Tripura) capitals are presently connected by main

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New Year 2011 Begins on a Green Note by the Ecotourism Society of Northeast India

Each year, the Brahmaputra River front in Guwahati witnesses large number of picnic and parties around the New Year’s eve. People celebrate, but sadly, don’t realize the volume and kind of waste they leave behind and the damage that it causes. Waste like plastic and glass bottles, plates, polythene, leftover food and so on leads to pollution of the riverfront which has both immediate and long term impacts. Keeping this in mind, the Ecotourism Society of Northeast India made an

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Prakriti Awards 2010: Guwahati Witnesses Eco-Friendly Durga Puja

With the idea of creating awareness among the general masses on the preservation of our rapidly degrading environment, the Ecotourism Society of North East India instituted the Prakriti Award this year, to be given away to the ‘Best Eco-Friendly Durga Puja’ in Guwahati. The chief criteria for the awards was to have an eco-friendly idol and the maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene amidst the huge amount of rush on all the four days of the Durga Puja celebrations. Evaluation was

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