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Peace In Sight, ULFA Victims Speak Up

As the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) prepares for peace talks with the Centre, the victims of its terror demand a say in the process. FOR 18 YEARS, Bhobendra Chandra Kalita, 48, has been lying crippled in his house at Chamatiapara of Assam’s Darrang district. Almost every night, he has nightmares... 

Gems Industry Worried At Smuggling, Poor Facilities

AGARTALA, Dec 24: The illegal trade of gemstones and lack of infrastructure marred the prospects of gems and jewellery industries in the northeast India, Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) officials said here Friday. The GJEPC, a society sponsored by the union ministry of commerce, has... 

Economic Opportunities Or Continuing Stagnation

THE northeastern region of India has often been visualized as the remote landlocked backward region of a dynamic economy on the march. The difference between the potential and actual economic performance is most startling for the region that has large international borders with several neighbors like...