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Two northeast girls vying to be ‘India’s Next Top Model’

Two northeast girls vying to be ‘India’s Next Top Model’

Guwahati, August 21 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of several others from the region, two girls from the Northeast are competing to make a mark in the world of glamour and fashion.   Jantee Hazarika from Assam and Rajashree Singha…

Unique database of worms to help combat disease in Northeast

Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) A unique database of parasitic worms could become the key to helping doctors identify and diagnose food-borne infections in northeast India, besides aiding in drug formulation, its designers say.   Rather cumbersomely called the Northeast India…

Arunachal designer aims to promote northeast weavers

Arunachal designer aims to promote northeast weavers

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Designer Yana Ngoba Chakpu, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, is set to host the second edition of the North East India Fashion Week (NEIFW) in her home state. She hopes that the show encourages more…

Railways to invest Rs 7,000 crore in northeast

Agartala, July 31 (IANS) The Railways will invest Rs 7,000 crore in the current fiscal (2016-17) to develop its network in the seven northeastern states, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday.   “In 2014-15, the railway ministry invested Rs…

Centre alerted northeast on possible jihadi activities

Agartala/Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has alerted all the eight northeastern states to maintain a maximum vigil to deal with any threat of jihadi activities in the region, a top official said on Monday.   “The MHA…

Modi government’s northeast push will only see 7.5% road target achieved

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Even as poor road connectivity in India’s Northeast continues to stall the government’s ‘Act East Policy’, the state-run company mandated to improve this crucial infrastructure will barely manage 7.5 per cent of its target by…

Aspiring models of northeast must focus on grooming: Actress Barsha Rani

Aspiring models of northeast must focus on grooming: Actress Barsha Rani

By Natalia Ningthoujam   Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) They have immense talent, as well as the desirable height and figure to join the modelling industry. But aspiring models from the northeast region, which is brimming with fashion savvy people, need…

River fest to boost commonality between northeast India and neighbours

Shillong, July 13 (IANS) Ministers, policy makers, experts, academics and senior officials from India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan and Nepal will meet in the Meghalaya capital on Friday for the first river festival, called NADI 2016, that aims to foster connectivity,…

Austrian, German engineers help shore up rail links in northeast

By Sujit Chakraborty   Agartala, July 3 (IANS) The broad gauge lifeline of northeastern states is in danger and it’s because of the loose soil beneath the railway track. So engineers from Austria and Germany are now working hard to…

Traditional irrigation keeps water flowing in drought-hit India

Traditional irrigation keeps water flowing in drought-hit India

In Assam, century-old irrigation canals are being rehabilitated to deal with India’s worsening drought   By Amarjyoti Borah   BAKSA, India, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ask the farmers in remote Baksa district, in the northeast Indian state of…

Congress steadily losing ground in the North East

Congress steadily losing  ground in the North East

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, June 14 (IANS) For a party which once dominated the political landscape in India’s northeast, the Congress is today struggling to survive in the sprawling region, comprising eight states.   The defection of six Congress legislators…

Dedicated channel for northeast music; region’s musicians ecstatic

By Natalia Ningthoujam   New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) It’s going to be ‘Mic, lights, camera, action’ on the northeastern states of India when media conglomerate Sri Adhikari Brothers Group introduces its northeast-oriented music channel Se7en next year.   Excitement…

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