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 inspired by phrases such as “ethnic tension”, “racial discrimination”, “trouble spot”, “conflict...

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 after the displaced wanted to go back to their homes, Goalpara District Magistrate P.K. Goswami told...

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 Gogoi told journalists here on Monday that the ethnic clashes, which broke out in the Mednipathar...

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 for investment. Please help us with money and expertise,’ Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi...

Cong States Stress Growth- Trade Focus With Neighboring Countries

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi during the 83rd Plenary Session of the Congress at Parliament Annexe in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI) SHILLONG, Dec. 20: The Congress-ruled states of the Northeast stressed the need for economic progress through promotion of trade with neighboring countries, during the three-day AICC plenary session that concluded today. They also said negotiations with militant groups...