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Labour Market and Migration in the Eastern Himalayas and Northeast India

Labour Market and Migration in the Eastern Himalayas and Northeast India

Dr. Rajdeep Singha (Assistant Professor: Labour Studies Program) Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus   As far as India is concerned, the region of eastern Himalayas and Northeast India remain under-developed in terms of infrastructure, industrial development and employment…

Scholarships announced for poor students from northeast

Guwahati, November 29 (IANS) A leading educational group has come forward to help the poor but meritorious students of the country’s northeastern states.   Managing Director of St. Soldier Group of Institutions, Manhar Arora on Tuesday announced the Young Scholars…

Three-day-old rail blockade in northeast India withdrawn

Agartala/Silchar, November 17 (IANS) A rail blockade that snapped the crucial rail link of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and southern Assam in the north-east with the rest of the country since November 15 was withdrawn on Thursday.   A Northeast Frontier…

Blockade disrupts railway services in Northeast

Agartala/Silchar, November 16 (IANS) A rail blockade called by tribal students hit railway services in parts of northeast India for the second day on Wednesday, snapping the crucial rail link of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and southern Assam with the rest…

Rail network to make northeast India a ‘destination’: Prabhu

Aizawl, November 12 (IANS) The railway network would make northeast India a “destination” instead of being a transit point, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said in Mizoram.   “The railway network would make resource rich northeast India a “destination” instead…

Incessant rains hit crops, normal life in northeast

Agartala/Aizawl/Silchar, Nov 7 (IANS) At least one person was killed and crops were damaged in incessant rains caused by a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal in Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and southern Assam over te past three days, officials…

Papon urges Delhiites to explore northeast India

Papon urges Delhiites to explore northeast India

N0ew Delhi, November 5 (IANS) Flaunting a Made in Assam T-shirt, Assamese singer Angaraag Mahanta, popularly known as Papon, urged the attendees of North East Festival here to visit the “beautiful” region.   During his performance at the fest’s fourth…

Northeast scores low on business reforms implementation

New Delhi, October 31 (IANS) Despite the stated promise of promoting India’s north eastern states, the region continues to rank at the bottom of the pyramid as per the latest ease of doing business ranking released on Monday.   The…

Japan has interest in northeast India’s development: Envoy

New Delhi, October 17 (IANS) Japan has specific interest in the development of northeastern India and its connectivity with east Asia, Japanese Amabassador Kenji Hiramatsu said here on Monday.   “In regard with northeast (India), we have specific interest in…

Northeast sees deficient rainfall for second consecutive monsoon

Agartala, October 14 (IANS) The mountainous northeast of India, comprising eight states, has recorded deficient rainfall for the second consecutive monsoon season, and experts have red-flagged rapid urbanisation and deforestation as reasons for the fall in precipitation in the region.…

NESCH seeks clarification from Gurgaon Police

Delhi, October 11 (MExN): The Northeast Support Centre & Helpline (NESCH) has sought a clarification from the Gurgaon Police on the allegations against Northeast women arrested for flesh trade in Gurgaon City on October 4.   According to a press…

‘Civilian aircraft can use IAF airfields in northeast’

Agartala, September 27 (IANS) In a bid to boost connectivity in the northeastern region, the airstrips, airfields and Advance Landing Grounds (ALGs) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) can now used by civilians commercial aircraft, an officer said on Tuesday.…

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