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ST Students Show Unity Under ‘Quota Umbrella’

ST students at Jantar Mantar, Delhi demanding their quotas in jobs. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. NEW DELHI, Mar 8: Scheduled tribe students from all over the country gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi today to demand the restoration of the 7.5 percent reservation in different post and services in... 

Lahui’s Silver Jubilee Festival – 2010 —A Retrospective To Our Folk Music—

Can you believe one hour and more than 100 pages in text is not enough to describe the beauty of legendary Moirang Thoibi by a Muslim folk song? This happened in the 3rd day of the four days Silver Jubilee Festival of Lahui, a premier Centre for Research on Tradition and Indigenous Arts (16-19 December,... 

Press Release: Research Project Report Scheduled For Release On International Women’s Day

North East Support Centre & Helpline (An Initiative of All India Christian Council and Operation Mercy India Foundation to End Racial, Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking) RZ 61, 4th Floor, Palam Vihar, Dwarka, Sector 6, New Delhi 110075. Email nesupportcentre@gmail.com, www.nehelpline.net New... 

Tripura Could Be Gateway To North-East, Say Visiting MPs

AGARTALA, Feb 16: A parliamentary team Wednesday said it will suggest the name of Unakoti, a seventh century pilgrim spot in Tripura, as a world heritage site and also pointed out that improved infrastructure could make the state the gateway to India’s northeast. The team of MPs headed by Communist... 

Minor Girl From State Rescued

NEW DELHI, Feb 10:  A 14-year old Nepali girl from Manipur was rescued by Gurgaon Police from being sold off in a marriage. Victim was seduced, sexually abused and raped by the accused trafficker named Bikku Ranpal (24) who has brought the minor girl from her native village in Manipur. According to... 

Armed Conflict And Small Arms Proliferation In India’s North East

The human society is now drifting in the direction of a self-contradictory, multi-layered ‘˜new middle age’… a world in which the significance of territoriality declines and the range of the claimed authorities and conflicting types of legitimization expands dramatically ‘¦... 

Centre Sets Rail Project Deadline

IMPHAL, Feb 4: The Government of India has set March, 2012 as the target for completion of the project linking Imphal with the rest of the country by rail. According to a release of the Press Bureau Information, under its Ministry for Development of North East Region, the Government of India has accorded... 

Manipur May Lose The Title- ‘Switzerland of India’

Described by Lord Irwin as the 'Switzerland of India', Manipur might very well lose the title. Manipur has been engulfed by atrocities; it seems quite odd to talk of things such as tourist and tourism industry. Yet, I am one of those people who have a passion to develop and promote tourism in Manipur... 

Pineapple Cultivation For Livelihood Security

A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (stores, resources, claims, and access) and activities required for a means of living; a livelihood is sustainable which can cope with and recover from stress and shocks, maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets, and provide sustainable livelihood... 

Dynamics Of Armed Groups In North-East

The history of the North East region, particularly the modern histories of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and to some extent Tripura, will never be complete without a reference to the armed movements, which have dominated the politics of these provinces for decades. As with any aspect of a movement,... 

Bangladesh Keen To Increase Trade With North-East India

SHILLONG/AGARTALA, Jan 12: The Bangladesh government is keen to increase trade, business and connectivity with northeast India, officials said here on Tuesday quoting visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Chief Ministers of northeastern states have also pleaded for more connectivity... 

Tripura’s CDR Hit By Poor Industrial Growth

AGARTALA, Jan 11: The Credit Deposit Ratio (CDR) in Tripura is unlikely to touch the national average only because of lack of industrial growth, according to bank officials. The overall CDR, which was 31 per cent in March 2010 in the State, has scaled up to 35 per cent in September 2010 and it is expected... 

North-East Projected As Investment Destination

Tea plantations, one of the many avenues for investment. Projecting northeast as an attractive investment destination and setting 2017 as target year to bring all state capitals under railway and air network besides launching several social sector projects were some of initiatives taken by Centre in...