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Wednesday, 26-September-2018



32 weeks ago
Mumbai, Feb 8: "That's not from Assam!" she would say, not quite convincing them. Until last April. The best response, this 30-year-old Assamese staying in Mumbai realised, was through a plate of food itself. So she decided to throw open her house for a random gathering, or pop-up, where she served a home-cooked Assamese meal, its flavours as authentic as it could get. Needless to say, people loved it, leading Joyee to host four more such pop-ups.

Asia’s Biggest Banana Market Set To Go Digital

34 weeks ago
  So far, Darrangiri has just been a meeting place for buyers and tribal farmers, many of come descend from the adjacent hills of Meghalaya as well. It had lacked even the basic facilities for transacting business in this digital age. Online transactions had been a myth in this market, and it has also not qualified for a nationalised bank branch or an ATM. The nearest ATM today is located about 12 km away in Dudhnoi.  However, with digitalization fast catching up in the country, Darrangiri is set for a turnover.  These local fruit growing entrepreneurs are bracing to get into the electronic mode of ma...


34 weeks ago
Guwahati, Jan 27: Assam government will device a scientific road map to revive the dying bell metal crafts of the State, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said. Sonowal said that the Government would prepare the plan in consultation with the bell metal artisans of Sarthebari to infuse a new lease of life in the industry in the state. Stating that Sarthebari is well known throughout the world for its bell metal crafts, the Chief Minister reiterated state government’s commitment to ensure a dignified life for the artisans. “Sarthebari’s bell metal crafts have brought laurels to the state and con...


35 weeks ago
Guwahati, Jan 25: Work on the Rs 1,232 crore expansion project of Guwahati’s Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport will begin next month. The new integrated terminal building, spread over 90,000 square metres, will be equipped with world- class passenger facilities and have the capacity to handle 3,100 passengers during peak hours. Official sources said the interiors of the building will depict local handicrafts, murals and popular tourist destinations of the stat...


35 weeks ago
Guwahati, Jan 24: Launching the Saubhagya (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna) in the state, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal the remotest of villages would be electrified under the scheme by this year end. Mentioning that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched various schemes for uplifting underprivileged sections of the society and for enabling them to live a life of dignity, Sonowal stated that Saubhagya has also been launched to give every citizen the access to electricity which is one of the basic necessities of modern living. No village or urban area would be left out of the reach of electricity, he...

Community colleges in Meghalaya

39 weeks ago
The government will invest Rs 50 crore for setting up nine community colleges. “The state government has decided to support community colleges with an aim to develop self-reliant educational institutions. The community as a stakeholder will play a vital role in running the institutions and the government will act as a facilitator and regulator. We want to ensure that Meghalaya has self-sufficient and self-reliant institutions,” Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said. Sangma said the one-time capital expenditure for the colleges will be Rs 50 crore, while recurring expenditure would stand at Rs 53.11 crore.

Assam villagers turn 23 sq km barren land into green oasis

39 weeks ago
In 2007, people from six villages under the banner of a Joint Forest Management Committee (JMFC) began a plantation drive in the area. Today, ten years later, the 550 hectare of land is a spectacular forest and a paradise to various species of flora and fauna. The area, near the Dhansiri river at Bhairabkunda, the meeting point of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan, is now an abode of khoir, gamari, simul, sisum trees etc. The people of the six villages - No.1 Mazorgaon, No. 2 Mazorgaon, Bhairabpur, Goraimari, Sonaigaon, Sapangaon – who have shot to fame following the achievement have also won a numbe...

Dustbin less drive in Manipur Village

40 weeks ago
The initiative aims at promoting cleanliness and a waste free environment. Kaibi village in Manipur’s Senapati district launched the first edition of the festival this year with the village authority buying all the waste generated in the households. A village elder said all the dry waste- such as papers, plastics, sweet wrappers, all kinds of bottles,unused shoes, clothes etc generated within the village were brought by the village authority at Rs 20 per kilogram. The village authority bought around 8000 kilograms of mixed dry waste generated in the village. The waste was transported to an isolated loc...

100 Yoga Centres in Assam

40 weeks ago
The 100 centres have been set up in 100 blocks spread over 33 districts in Assam. The centers were inaugurated by the state’s health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma at a central function held at Guwahati. The health minister said these 100 yoga centres had been opened under Assam government’s Yoga Project with an objective to spread yoga culture in the state besides imparting Yoga teaching. Each of these centres are manned by two Yoga Mitra and one yoga teacher who will be paid by the state government. These centres will help inculcate scientific temperament by imparting yoga practice among the y...


40 weeks ago
Guwahati, Dec 19: Assam government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Isha Foundation for rejuvenation and conservation of rivers. Founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev said that it is the solemn responsibility of every citizen of this country to protect the rivers and conserve the environment so that the earth with its pristine nature can be left behind for the future generations. Sharing his association with nature from an early age, the Padma Vibhushan awardee spiritual guru said Isha Foundation has been working towards involving the community in conservation of rivers and nearly 162 millio...


40 weeks ago
Called LEAP (Life Skills, Employability, Aspirations & Purpose), the programme is being implemented across the State in different institutions. The initiative intends to build capacities in young people, empowering them with the confidence required to live wholesome, happy and productive lives. The interventions are designed to augment existing education structures with life changing programmes designed to connect students with Life Skills, Employability, Aspirations and Purpose. It is a first of its kind programme implemented by any State Government, state officials claim. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, whil...


43 weeks ago
Northeast India, more particularly Assam, produces one of the finest and most expensive silks in the world. Produced by the semi-domesticated silkworm Antheraea assamensis, which is only found in the Brahmaputra Valley, this silk is called Muga(meaning “yellow” or “amber” in Assamese) –  and is often called golden silk. The production of golden silk in Assam dates back to 321 BC and is an inextricable part of the life and culture of Assam. Unfortunately, silkworms are highly sensitive to climatic conditions since they are grown outdoors. Recently unpredictable rainfall patterns, a rise in tempe...