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India Asks Diaspora To Invest In Land Of ‘New Opportunities’

NEW DELHI, Jan 7: The 9th edition of India‘s annual convention to connect with its 25-million-strong diaspora in 130 countries kicked off here Friday with a fervent appeal to them to return to their roots, a land of new opportunities, and share the fruits together. Minister for Overseas Indian... 

Assaulting The Queen’s Language

If Delhi expects us to jump in joy or sing paeans in their praise or kneel to acknowledge their ‘˜benign move’ for removing the Protected Permit Area for one year, then they must either be living in a fool’s paradise or deluding themselves with something grand along the line of Don... 

The North-East Steering India’s Look-East Policy

The Look East Policy of India, framed by the Narasimha Rao government in the early nineties, is a substantial manifestation of India’s focused foreign policy orientation towards South East Asia; an immensely resourceful and flourishing region. The economy of South East Asia is a virtually untapped... 

Christmas Beyond The Manger

Christmas is celebrated around the globe every year, mostly with the portrait of mere babe Jesus lying in a manger of Bethlehem’s cold night. Homes decorated, cake baked, new costumes dressed, bells rang, cars parked, whispering the melodious wishes of ‘Joy to the World, the Lord has Come’... 

North-East States, Youths To Be Focus Of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

NEW DELHI, DEC 21: Nearly 1,300 delegates will gather here for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, the annual conclave to connect with Indian Diaspora from January 7, with focus on showcasing Northeast as an attractive investment destination and engaging young overseas Indians in development process. Prime Minister... 

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... 

Call For Strong Action Against North-East Ultras

Congress President, Sonia Gandhi... NEW DELHI, Dec 19 ‘“ Advocating tough measures against militants in the North-East, Congress President, Sonia Gandhi has also underlined the need to keep the option of dialogue open. Addressing the 83rd Plenary Session of the Congress Party, Gandhi said in... 

Understanding Underdevelopment: State Of Economy In The North-East

Tea Gardens in the North-East... Indian intellectual discourse on development has conspicuously ignored the inextricable relationship between modes of development and modes of production. Instead, backwardness of the region has been analyzed through an a priori integrationist model working towards a... 

Rally Exposes Battered Side Of Women, Hypocrisy

Women staging a really again violence... IMPHAL, Dec 19: In protest against the rising crime rate against women, a mass rally was taken out here today. This was followed by a public meeting where it was resolved to urge the Government to book the culprits involved in the murder of a woman at Thingkhanphai... 

North-East: Unfinished Business

Pointers towards restructure, reform, reconciliation and resurgence in India‘s troubled frontier. This paper combines the Kamal Kumari Memorial Lecture delivered in Guwahati on April 18, 2002 and two articles entitled ‘Pilgrim’s Progress in Nagaland’ (Times of India, April 4,... 

BOOK REVIEW: Look East Policy & India’s North-East: Polemics and Perspectives

The Look East policy has emerged as one of the prominent foreign policy initiative India has undertaken in the post-Cold War period. It was launched in the year 1991 by the then Narasimha Rao Government with the aim of developing multifaceted relation with countries of Southeast Asia. Such aims include... 

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Sets Up Office In Guwahati

GUWAHATI, Dec. 13: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has finally set up an office in Guwahati to oversee and monitor all its existing and future projects in the Northeast. Sources said the office was established under the Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building project of ADB and... 

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,...