Meghalaya

Manas Robin – Beyond the Musical Frontiers

Manas Robin – Beyond the Musical Frontiers

Interviewed by- Rajib Lochan Advertisements He is a known name to every Assamese household. From the aroma of the roots to which he belongs to the cologne of the urban concrete settlements, singer-composer-lyricist Manas Robin has seen it all. Jonbai, Priya O Priya, Lefafa is just a few names that one associates to his success […]

The Assam Legislative Assembly

The Assam Legislative Assembly

Since 1826, the British ruled Assam as a part of Bengal under a Commissioner. With the annexation and clubbing of Cachar, Naga Hills, Khasi and Jaintia Hills and Garo Hills, the territorial area of Assam grew to 30,000 sq miles. Soon it became difficult for the British to run such a vast area. The Lt. […]

Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council elections today

By- Staff Reporter | Date- January 04, 2012 The much hyped and awaited 11th Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) polls in Assam would be held today, January 04. A total of 128 candidates are contesting in as many as 26 seats of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council where the potential strength of voters is 5, 86,704 […]

India’s North East Region in 2011 – Declining Violence & Distant Peace

India’s North East Region in 2011 – Declining Violence & Distant Peace

2012 is far near. Former Deputy Director in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray writes his analytic piece about North East India in the period of 2011. By- Bibhu Prasad Routray 2011 was the year of consolidation of the absence of violence-phenomenon that has dawned in India’s Northeast for the past few […]

ULFA men arrested in Meghalaya to be secretly released

By- Correspondent | Date- October 26, 2011 The two hardcore ULFA leaders Akash Thapa alias Saranga Patowari and Captain Derhagra Sarania, arrested on October 21 would soon be released secretly, without much official formality as per sources. Both the cadres were arrested in Meghalaya when pro-talk ULFA leader Akash Thapa was accompanying Captain Derhagra Sarania […]

Bangladesh secretly handovers ULFA leader serving conviction

By- Correspondent | Date- October 21, 2011 In major breakthrough today, the state police was able to arrest hardcore ULFA cadre Akash Thapa alias Saranga Patowari of 709 Battalion in West Garo Hills of Meghalaya. He was abducted when he was returning along with another hardcore leader of the outfit Captain Derhagra Sarania. Captain Derhagra […]

Three ULFA militants surrender in Meghalaya

By- Staff Reporter | Date- May 05, 2011 | Place- Shillong Three ULFA militants surrendered before police in Meghalaya today and deposited some automated weapons with ammunitions. Self-Styled 2nd Lieutenant Basanta Goswami alias Pallav Barua, Sergeant Sarbajeet Konwar alias Anik and another cadre Niranjan Roy surrendered before a joint team of Assam and Meghalaya Police at […]

Suspected GNLA militants gun down five labourers

: Shillong, April 06, 2011 Five labourers were gunned down by suspected GNLA militants early today in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district adjacent to the Indo-Bangla border.  Around seven to nine armed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants barged into the Gokha coal depot, about 10 km from Baghmara, the district headquarter town, and opened indiscriminate […]

Water Hyacinth products to boost Assam economy

Water Hyacinth products to boost Assam economy

Water Hyacinth, also known as Pani-Meteka or Meteka in Assam is a common sight for the people of the land with its abundance seen in almost river body of the state,- right from big lakes to household ponds in villages. For a long time, the aquatic plant was considered only as a waste and was either […]