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Tuesday, 17-October-2017



30 weeks ago
The ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region located at Umiam in Meghalya organized a three day Exhibition-Cum–Workshop on ‘‘Traditional Farming and Indigenous Foods of North East’’. More than 1,000 farmers from eight states of north east India and 100 scientists and experts participated in the event. The programme was organised to provide a platform for interactions among the artisans, traditional farmers, rural entrepreneurs, academicians, researchers and consumers to explore the possibility of entrepreneurship development in the t...


30 weeks ago
The Dimapur district administration in Nagaland has decided to launch a “Digi Dimapur” campaign in line with the Digital India initiative to encourage cashless payments. District administration has adopted Thahekhu Village to make it the first cashless village in Nagaland. The district administration would also co-ordinate the activities with various agencies like banks and government offices to launch awareness campaigns and digital drives. All government offices and utiliti...


32 weeks ago
PEOPLE’S interest in tourism has seen a leap in entirely new ways since the advent of social networking sites. One can clearly note the rising trend in the excitement of travelling and uploading photos on Instagram, Facebook and other sites. Travel websites that offer several suggestions or share their experience, have also registered an increase. The point to be noted is that in these sites an unwritten priority is given to the Himalayan tours. Information and arrangements are offered, about adventure points starting from popular spots to adventure in Ladakh. But today we will discuss a place that seems common and yet is very special. Shimla is ...


32 weeks ago
Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal’s constituency, Majuli is the world’s biggest river island. Majuli is set to become India’s first carbon-neutral district by 2020. The plan for the project is developed by IORA Ecological Solutions, an environmental consultancy firm. The main focus will be forestry and bio-diversity and other interventions will be taken over next three years. “To begin with, we are now collecting data for preparing a carbon ...


32 weeks ago
Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patwary has said more than a 100 new ghats will be built in the State and night navigation and ro-ro services will be introduced shortly. “We are shortly starting night navigation. We are also bringing in five ro-ro ships besides other new vessels. Around a 100 new ghats will also come up,” he said. Ro-ro (roll-on/roll-off) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and r...


32 weeks ago
close on the heels of Mawlynnong in Meghalaya which was declared the cleanest village in Asia by Discover India magazine in 2003 is another small settlement in Assam’s hill district of Karbi Anglong which has made rapid strides in this direction. Located about 70 kms east of Guwahati is Sikdamakha in Hamren subdivision, which was bestowed the title of “cleanest village” in Karbi Anglong (West) district by the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).

Belligerent Conservationist

33 weeks ago
Among the well known NGOs in the Northeast is Aaranyak that has rendered yeoman-service in wildlife and habitat conservation. From a humble beginning in Guwahati in 1989, the organisation has spread its wings far and wide and currently has twenty five ongoing research and conservation projects in the Northeast.  Aaranyak shot to fame within a few months of its foundation after it filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Gauhati High Court challenging the decision of the Assam Government to lease out fisheries inside Dibru-Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary which was the abode of the endangered White Winged Wood Duck. The government had to withdraw t...


35 weeks ago
monalisa gogoi / guwahati Come to Jonbeel Mela in middle Assam. Come to gaiety, singing and dancing, and come to community fishing. But please don’t come with money if you wish to get anything homemade or grown naturally, otherwise the Gova ‘king’ will punish you! This is perhaps the country’s only cashless fair, where for three days and nights, money has no value, currency is totally banned and demonetisation has no effect. The simple tribal people do not care for change of currency bills like Rs 2,000 or of Rs 500. Jonb...