I still remember, when I heard the news of Sangma’s sudden death on 4 March 2016, I was at Delhi and was stunned. I could not believe that Purno would leave us so soon. My first reaction was why such a bright star of the Indian political sky had to leave the world so early and felt uttering like Lear “stay a while”. My prosaic language was unable to reflect the poetry of the silent anguish of my feelings. And soon memories began sandwiching and I could see Purno as a young boy of BA first year. Since then, I was fortunate for he had maintained contact with me off and on despite his very busy schedule: as a young leader of the Indian National Congress, then as an MP, as Union Deputy Minister etc and finally as Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
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Tribute To the Dada of Indian Politics
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, aged 84, passed away on 31 August evening after prolonged illness. He was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated the same day for removal of a clot in his brain. He later had gone into septic shock due to his lung infection.
Salute to the Silent Warriors!
The Army Dog Unit, fondly called “The Silent Warriors”, has time and again proven to be an asset for the security forces.
THE WATER BOMB TICKING
Tick-Tocking Anti-India Games, China Now Aims to Deluge the Northeast Amlan Home Chowdhury
Submergence Tolerant: Assam
It took 10 years time for Assam government to make the state’s rice farmers shift to new generation crop – Submergence tolerant…. and finally the concept is now popular at least among 60 percent of farmers of the flood-hit districts.
RECALLING - THE MAN OF GREAT VIRTUES P.A.SANGMA
As September approaches there begins a change in Delhi, morning becomes cooler, midday sun a bit friendly, humidity too pretends to be packing off and a sense of an all-pervasive thermal comfortability becomes visible outdoors. I still remember P A Sangma was born on 1st September 1947and the remembrance takes me to look back and a montages of memories come crowding in: some events are still clear while some got blurred, perhaps the inner flash is partly diffused.
NAGAON PAPER MILL
The Lost Glory of Assam
An Age-old Indian Intellectual Property in Management of COVID-19
Splendid Spiritual Destination Development Takes Off
Kamala To Contest U.S. Poll
First black & Indian American Woman to contest on Democratic Ticket
Overseas Racket In Wild Life Trafficking
Barak Valley for its strategic location bordering Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and the district of Dima Hasao has been infamous for it being a corridor of extremists, smugglers, illegal transportation of Burmese betel nuts, black diamond and now trafficking in wild life with overseas connections.
KHASIS RYNDIATHE OTHER NAME OF ASSAMESE ERI
I was hearing the sound of a stringed pluck instrument indistinctly from the side of the hills. The rhythmic adjuncts of Ryndia made it all musically driven.
CANCER STILL A BIG CONCERN FOR MEGHALAYA
The deadly disease Cancer is still a big concern for the Northeastern state of Meghalaya, in which cases of cancer are still rising.
Lead of the Red Rives and Blue Hills
देश की सबसे साफ नदी
देश में नदियों की हालत तो किसी से छुपी नहीं है। नदियों की साफ-सफाई के लिए अरबों-खरबों के प्रोजेक्ट आते हैं, लेकिन इन सबके बावजूद भी नदियों की हालत ज्यों की त्यों है। इसके ज़िम्मेदार सरकार के साथ-साथ हम लोग खुद भी हैं।
Map your way past grove-riddled pathways, meandering streamlets, mystical dens, cloudy terrains, and endless stairways nestled in Meghalaya’s crevices
Inspiration is something that gives us the boost to achieve our goal. The year 2020 has been rather de-motivating that has cast a pall of fear and gloom around the world. Amid these uncertainties, there were also stories of aspirations, resilience and inspiration that surely give us a ray of hope. In an attempt to spread some positivity, Northeast Today handpicks some of the inspiring stories from the region that gives us a boost to begin the year with some much needed inspiration.
200-Crore Piggery Mission in Meghalaya
The main aim behind the recently launched piggery mission is for Meghalaya to become self-sufficient in pork production
MEGHALAYA EXPLORES RENEWABLE ENERGY TO MEET POWER DEMAND
Meghalaya has been experiencing a power deficit which is affecting the growth of the state. Nevertheless, to meet the demand for electricity in the state, the government is exploring the possibility of adopting a renewable source of energy such as solar power.
घर में बनने वाली शराब को मिली सरकारी मान्यता
मेघालय के आबकारी आयुक्त प्रवीण बवशी बताते हैं, 'फलों से बनने वाली वाइन को बढ़ावा मिलने की स्थिति में गांवों से युवकों के पलायन पर अंकुश लगाया जा सकेगा।
Body blow to Ulfa(I) as its 'deputy chief' surrenders
ULFA(I)’s Drishti Rajkhowa surrendered with four accomplices at the Army’s 21 Division headquarters at Rangiya