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North-East: Accepting The Idea Of India

WHEN the North-East of India comes up for discussion in a public forum or figures in media coverage, the stock phrases used in conversations or dialogue usually give the impression that the entire region is engulfed in strife and confrontation. I am willing to bet that a majority of stories would be... 

‘Foreign Tourists Inflow To NE Has Increased By 27 Percent’

SHILLONG, Oct 14: Foreign tourists’ inflow into Northeastern states has increased by over 27 per cent last year against a national growth of only 5.9 per cent, a top Union Tourism department official said here on Tuesday. “The number of foreign tourists visiting the Northeast region has increased... 

Looking South Makes Sense

LOOKING south from the North-east region of India does not in any way imply that we look at the states of South India, one of which is the homeland of Union home minister P Chidambaram. Indeed, going by what was Wikileaked, Chidambaram would just as well have nothing to do with North India, much less... 

Microfinance Program In North-East India

A microfinance customer of Ujjivan Financial Services, a Bangalore-based Microfinance Institution. Image Credit: Microfinance Focus. Microfinance program, such as the SHG-BLP, has been extending credit to poor households using innovative delivery approach like group lending. In spite of being successful,... 

Peace Talks— The Roadblocks Ahead

NORTH-EAST India is constantly on a roller coaster. Moments of exuberance are only spasmodic and, for the rest of the time, people slip back to a wretched state of despair followed by endless carping. Peace talks are the new mantra of the region, but dialogue with one group is keenly watched by others... 

Meghalaya Chief Minister To Complain Against Agatha

Agatha Sangma (File Photo) SHILLONG, Jan 12: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday said he would register his complaint with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha K. Sangma for trying to disturb the fragile law and order situation in riot-hit... 

1,800 Displaced People Returned Home In Meghalaya

MENDIPATHAR (Meghalaya), Jan 12 : Around 1,800 people, who were displaced following the ethnic clashes in Meghalaya and Assam, have returned home and no reports of fresh violence were reported in the region, an official said Wednesday. In Assam’s Goalpara district, two relief camps were closed... 

Ethnic Clashes In North-East Redefine A Border Blurred By Years Of Friendship

Garo refugees in Meghalaya. Image Credit: Indian Express. Halesh Rabha, 56, of Noksarpara in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya does not want to go back to his ancestral village, which he left a week ago. Neither does Hajan Singh Sangma of Puthimari in Assam. One is a Rabha tribal from Meghalaya,... 

Identity Politics And Social Exclusion in India’s North-East: The Case For Re-Distributive Justice

An Apatani lady of Arunachal Pradesh. Abstract: This paper examines how various brands of identity politics since the colonial days have served to create the basis of exclusion of groups, resulting in various forms of rifts, often envisaged in binary terms: majority-minority; ‘˜sons of the soil’-immigrants;... 

Assam Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order To Quell Ethnic clashes

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The Union government has sent 10 companies of paramilitary forces to the Assam-Meghalaya border even as the Assam government has issued a shoot-at-sight order to prevent escalation of ethnic violence between the Garos and the Rabhas of the two neighboring States. Chief Minister Tarun... 

Indian Diaspora Invited To Invest In North-East

NEW DELHI, Jan 8: The Indian Diaspora was Saturday invited by chief ministers of northeastern states to invest in the region’s infrastructure, especially the healthcare and education sectors. ‘You are the people who can help… There is a lot of scope in education and healthcare sectors... 

RBI To set Up Branch In Tripura

AGARTALA, Dec. 30: The RBI, the country’s apex banking regulator, will set up a branch office here soon for smooth co-ordination of banks in the public sector and to address other problems, including keeping a watch on illegal functioning of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). After Tripura,... 

BOOK REVIEW: Insurgency and Economic Development in North East India

‘Insurgency and Economic Development in North East India‘ is a compendium of 19 well-researched papers on the focus area of insurgency and economic development in North East India and related themes. The papers were presented at a national seminar on the same topic at the Sibsagar College,...