‘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 by 27.9 per cent in the past one year,” Union Tourism Ministry Secretary Parvez Dewan told...

Invasion From The North-East

Choto Babu – the special name by which I call my little grand-nephew, not so little considering he is in class two going on to three – cannot decide what was greater fun: India winning the cricket World Cup or his father taking the impromptu decision to take the family out to M G Road to celebrate right after Dhoni hit the six. There was a traffic jam, with hundreds of cars inching forward, not...

Plebiscite Call Picks Up Velocity

IMPHAL, Mar 17: The call for plebiscite to resolve the Indo-Manipur conflict is steadily gaining momentum with a public meeting endorsing earlier resolutions adopted during similar public meetings that people should be taken into confidence while resolving     the conflict situation. The public meeting held today at Keithelmanbi community hall under the aegis of the Keithelmanbi Bazar Board on...

Shillong To Host NEC Meet Today

IMPHAL, Jan 19: The 3rd Working Group meeting of the North East Council (NEC) will be held at Shillong tomorrow. Apart from presentation of concept papers on developmental works by NE States including Sikkim, the meet will also deliberate on the projects to be taken up by NEC under the 12th Plan in these States. Manipur will table concept papers on construction of two multi-storage car parking and...

North-East Had Less Of Phoren And More Of Desi In 2010

Gig at school organized by Eastern Beats Music Society For a region known for its fascination with rock, 2010 was a bit of a dampener in the Northeast because of the absence of performances of international bands worth reckoning; a major reason being the lack of viable venues and the closing down of some of the previous ones. But despite it all, the music calendar of the region was packed to the brim...

Open Society & Economy- And The North-East

Photo Courtesy: Sauvik-antidote.blogspot.com The plight of North-East India was brought to mind by this recent editorial in Mint recommending that the ‘troubled frontier’, i.e. the border with Bangladesh, be ‘fenced and sealed.’ This is a recipe that will cost the taxpayer hugely ‘“ and lead to the proliferation of border guards, guns and checkpoints. The North-East...

Many More Confirm For North-East Fest

IMPHAL, Dec 27: The forthcoming North East Youth Festival is getting more at-traction after groups like the Soulmate of Shillong, Cleave Manipur, Friends Band and many others gear up to perform in the event at Senapati which kick starts from January 17 evening and concludes on January 19. Another attractive feature of the program is the pork-eating competition, the rice-beer (local brew) drinking competition...

UGs Arrested From All Over The State

IMPHAL, Dec 22: A combined team of Thoubal District Police Commandos and personnel of 27 and 33 Assam Rifles apprehended one KCP (MC) cadre and one PREPAK cadres during a search operation conducted at Nongmaikhong Kompuk area at around 4.30 am today. Identifying the arrested KCP (MC) as Wangkhem India Singh (49) s/o late W Manikchand Singh of Ithai Khuman Mamang Leikai and the PREPAK cadre as Achom...

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...

CHINESE-ASSAMESE: How To Stay Silent In Chinese

Assam’s Chinese can’t live down the dread of ’62: segregation, deportation, the loss of home It’s a chilly November morning in Makum, a small town in upper Assam that takes its name from the Chinese word for ‘˜meeting point’. At a little roadside shanty, a gaunt, unkempt man with distinctly Mongoloid features, reeking of stale alcohol, is making coffee for customers....

Nearest Route To Guwahati From Imphal

The modern days have brought the world to your corridor and room through TV, telephone, internet and other means of communication. Communication through letter writing has become wastage of time, money and energy and it is the order of the past. Spending of time, energy and money for going to Delhi by surface seems to be more expensive than going by flight. The travel by air costs a little bit higher...