Tourist inflow takes a toll on Meghalaya’s root bridges

Rangthylliang (Meghalaya), July 22: Deep in the tropical forests of Meghalaya, an uncharted territory even two decades ago, the aerial root bridges that bear testimony to the ingenuity of Khasis are dying a slow death, overburdened by tourist inflow. The…

Idea of special tag for Nagas irks Gogoi

Guwahati, July 22: Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the suggestion to grant special status to the Naga people residing in the states bordering Nagaland under the 2015 Naga framework agreement would violate the territorial rights of…

Centre sanctions detention camp for “foreigners” in Assam

GUWAHATI, July 21: Finally, Assam is getting a separate detention centre for illegal immigrants. The Narendra Modi government has sanctioned Rs.46 crore to the Assam government for the construction of an “independent” detention centre. According to official sources, it will…

M’laya completes ODF verification on time

GUWAHATI, July 21: Meghalaya has ensured timely completion of the first level of verification of the open defecation free (ODF) status it achieved under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). The process began across 11 districts of the state in April this…

48 hr general strike by Manipur University Students’ Union paralyze normal life in Manipur

Imphal, July 21: A forty-eight-hour general strike was called by the Manipur University Students’ Union, demanding the removal of the university vice-chancellor. The state government totally empathizes with the students and teachers of the university and the issues they had…

Manipur University row: Conrad Sangma appeals for peace

New Delhi, July 21: Amid an on-going stir in Manipur demanding the removal of Manipur University Vice Chancellor, National People’s Party (NPP) chief and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Saturday appealed to the agitating people and students to maintain…

Bru repatriation issue: FIR against 60 refugees

Agartala, July 20: Tripura Police has registered an FIR against 60 Bru displaced people for allegedly holding refugee leaders captive on Monday and forcing them to withdraw their signature from a tripartite agreement on their repatriation to their home state…

BJP ally gaining ground but hiccup in home base Meghalaya

Guwahati, July 20: The National People’s Party (NPP), one of Bharatiya Janata Party’s key regional allies in the Northeast, has been gaining ground in the region but appears to have come across a rough patch in home base Meghalaya. Less…

Food safety officials test fish samples for formalin

SHILLONG, July 20: Meghalaya Food safety officials today began random testing of fish samples using the latest test kits for traces of carcinogenic formalin in fishes imported from other states, an official said. “Today, food safety officials conducted 20 random…

Mobile internet services suspended in Manipur for 5 days

Imphal, July 20: The Manipur government has suspended mobile internet services for five days to curb rumours-mongering through spread of hate videos and messages in the state. An order issued yesterday by Special Secretary (Home) Kh Raghumani said the step…