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A Meghalaya Village Where Children’s Names Are Whistle Tunes

A Meghalaya Village Where Children’s Names Are Whistle Tunes

Nov 10, 2021 Dipankar Roy

In Kongthong, parents call their children not by their names, but by tunes assigned to them at birth.

Bloodshed In Gorukhuti: Is Assam Govt Really Reclaiming ‘Agricultural Land’ Or It’s  An Act Against ‘Foreigners’?

Bloodshed In Gorukhuti: Is Assam Govt Really Reclaiming ‘Agricultural Land’ Or It’s An Act Against ‘Foreigners’?

Sep 29, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The police brutalities against the Maynals and Hussains look very timely for BJP with bypolls in six Assembly...

Sarbananda Sonowal Resigns From Assam Assembly As EC Announces Dates For By-Polls

Sarbananda Sonowal Resigns From Assam Assembly As EC Announces Dates For By-Polls

Sep 28, 2021 Dipankar Roy

As per the Election Commission's announcement on Tuesday, by-elections to 10 assembly seats in the Northeast...

24 Years On, Naga Peace Talks Meander On With No Solution In Sight

24 Years On, Naga Peace Talks Meander On With No Solution In Sight

Sep 23, 2021 Dipankar Roy

R.N Ravi's removal as interlocutor for negotiations with NSCN-IM latest twist in long saga; former IB special...

Assam To Set Fire To 2,500 Rhino Horns Seized From Poachers To Mark World Rhino Day

Assam To Set Fire To 2,500 Rhino Horns Seized From Poachers To Mark World Rhino Day

Sep 21, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The Assam government took the decision to destroy 2479 rhino horns out of 2623 lying in state treasuries in a...

Assam Boat Accident: 1 Dead, 2 Missing, 87 Rescued After 2 Boats Collide In Brahmaputra

Assam Boat Accident: 1 Dead, 2 Missing, 87 Rescued After 2 Boats Collide In Brahmaputra

Sep 09, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The wreckage of the boat, which was found overturned around 1.5 km downstream of the mighty Brahmaputra, was...

Arunachal Women’s Dilemma: Marry ‘Outsider’, Lose Property Rights

Arunachal Women’s Dilemma: Marry ‘Outsider’, Lose Property Rights

Sep 08, 2021 Dipankar Roy

A proposed bill aimed at gender equality divides opinion in the Northeast state

Why The Congress Broke Up With Ajmal’s Party, Other Allies

Why The Congress Broke Up With Ajmal’s Party, Other Allies

Sep 08, 2021 Dipankar Roy

In Assam, where every road is leading to saffron, the GOP decides to plough a lonely furrow to cut its losses...

Assam Militant Attack: 5 Drivers, Helpers Killed After Gunmen Open Fire, Burn Trucks

Assam Militant Attack: 5 Drivers, Helpers Killed After Gunmen Open Fire, Burn Trucks

Aug 27, 2021 Dipankar Roy

Five drivers and their helpers were gunned down and their trucks burnt by suspected militants in Assam's Dima...

Three Weeks After Bloodbath, Mizoram-Assam Border Tense Again

Three Weeks After Bloodbath, Mizoram-Assam Border Tense Again

Aug 18, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The current flashpoint, Hailakandi district shares a 99-kilometre border with Mizoram’s Mamit and Kolasib...

A Cloudburst Of Anger In Meghalaya As Old Wounds Open Up On I-Day

A Cloudburst Of Anger In Meghalaya As Old Wounds Open Up On I-Day

Aug 18, 2021 Dipankar Roy

They say Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, 54, was mediating with the regime. Why was he killed then? No one...

Opposition-Less Govt In Nagaland As Parties Sign Pact To Form 'United' Front

Opposition-Less Govt In Nagaland As Parties Sign Pact To Form 'United' Front

Aug 16, 2021 Dipankar Roy

People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) and the Naga People’s Front (NPF) inked a pact formalising a move that...

Meghalaya Home Minister Resigns Amid Violence In Shillong Over Police Encounter Of Ex-Militant

Meghalaya Home Minister Resigns Amid Violence In Shillong Over Police Encounter Of Ex-Militant

Aug 15, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The Meghalaya government has imposed curfew on Shillong and suspended internet in four districts of the state.

Assam Blockade: Two Trucks Carrying Oxygen Among 27 To Finally Enter Mizoram

Assam Blockade: Two Trucks Carrying Oxygen Among 27 To Finally Enter Mizoram

Aug 08, 2021 Dipankar Roy

Several trucks had been stuck at the Assam-Mizoram border since July 26 due to a blockade following a border...

Nagaland Assembly Forms 10-Member Committee To Examine Border Issue With Assam

Nagaland Assembly Forms 10-Member Committee To Examine Border Issue With Assam

Aug 06, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The house has asked the committee to submit its report within a period of three months.

Border Disputes In Northeast Need Much More Than Twitter Bonhomie

Border Disputes In Northeast Need Much More Than Twitter Bonhomie

Aug 05, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The festering interstate boundary disputes in the region will take more than meetings to find permanent...

Assam Assembly To Adjourn For 30 Mins During Lovlina Borgohain's Bout

Assam Assembly To Adjourn For 30 Mins During Lovlina Borgohain's Bout

Aug 03, 2021 Dipankar Roy

Speaker Biswajit Daimary has decided to suspend work for half an hour when Lovlina, the first woman Olympian...

Border Dispute: Assam Withdraws FIR Against Mizoram MP As 'Goodwill Gesture'

Border Dispute: Assam Withdraws FIR Against Mizoram MP As 'Goodwill Gesture'

Aug 02, 2021 Dipankar Roy

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has lauded the efforts of Mizoram CM Zoramthanga to amicably settle the border...

Mizoram Withdraws FIR Against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Mizoram Withdraws FIR Against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Aug 02, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The move came after Assam Police on Monday morning withdrew the case against Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP K...

NSCN (IM) Calls For Shutdown Of Shops To Protest Against Centre's Silence On FA

NSCN (IM) Calls For Shutdown Of Shops To Protest Against Centre's Silence On FA

Aug 02, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The Framework Agreement (FA) was signed on August 3, 2015 after 18 years of negotiation between the centre...