Tag - Northeast

Meghalaya’s Root bridges nominated for national award

Meghalaya’s Root bridges nominated for national awardMeghalaya’s unique living root bridges have been nominated for the National Innovation Foundation (NIF)’s Award for grassroots innovation and outstanding traditional knowledge. This was revealed at a press conference to announce the holding of the Regional Innovators Conclave organized as part of the National Science Day (NSD) to be held here from February 28 to March 3. Organized by the State Council of Science, Technology & Environment (SCSTE) in collaboration with the Shillong Science Centre [...]

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Shillong hosts India’s First Cherry Blossom Festival

Shillong hosts India’s First Cherry Blossom FestivalThe much awaited Cherry Blossom Festival which is the first ever of its kind in India kick-started in the city on Monday with the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma inaugurating the festival at the Polo Grounds. Organised by the Government of Meghalaya in association with the Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (IBSD), Government of India, the four-day festival seeks to promote Meghalaya as a favoured tourist destination to many a domestic and international [...]

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Wangala the festival of music & dances of The Garos Tribe

Wangala the festival of music & dances of The Garos TribeIt has been two years from now I have not been able to visit Asanang during the days of Wangala festivity due to my hectic schedules and to have a taste of the locally brewed rice beer there and enjoy a bit to my heart’s content. Having been to the place for the past many years to watch and explore the beauty of the performing dances and try unearthing [...]

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Ri-Kynjai in lap of Nature the luxury resort in Shillong

Ri-Kynjai in lap of Nature the luxury resort in ShillongDesperately want a break from the fiercely competitive corporate world, away from backbreaking headlines? Are you tearing your hair apart sitting before the system for hours together.  Go visit the Ri-Kynjai resort in Shillong and spend some quality time with your family and friends. A world of serene hospitality, you will get totally immersed in the lap of Nature in this luxury resort. Ri-Kynjai in Khasi language means ‘serenity by the [...]

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The Never ending Assam-Nagaland Border Conflict

The Never ending Assam-Nagaland Border ConflictAssam-Nagaland border conflict is indeed a very big problem. Various factors are associated in a conflict situation. But so far as the conflict between these two states is concerned it is a dispute arising from land. An analysis of this condition seeks our attention as we look at the awful situation that took place during 19th and 20th August, 2014 where more than twenty protestors were injured and two killed in a police action at [...]

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The Unexplored Paradise Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh

There are few places on earth which keeps you away from pollution and the stress of city life – these spots at Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh transports one with pleasure Some   places on earth make you forget the need to stay updated with the current world. These could be those amazingly beautiful places thanks to nature’s kindness or they could be places with a great history thanks to early inhabitants who lived, flourished and left permanent marks for the future world [...]

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Biker to Travel from Kashmir to Guwahati to promote the NE states

Biker to Travel from Kashmir to Guwahati to promote the NE statesCity biker Sirajum Munir Tarique is setting off on a bike journey from Delhi to Kashmir on Monday. Tarique will be covering the Kashmir-Kanyakumari-Assam stretch and his mission is to promote the northeastern states among the people of rest of India and dispel the misconceptions which the people largely hold about this part of the country. Tarique, who is pursuing his BCA studies in Delhi, plans to complete the journey [...]

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Guwahati to host Hero ISL 2016 Grand Opening Ceremony

Football Sports Development Ltd, the promoters of Hero Indian Super League have awarded Guwahati, Assam, the coveted rights to host the opening ceremony and the season opener match of Hero ISL 2016. NorthEast United FC to play Kerala Blasters FC in seasons’ first match The North Eastern region of India has established itself as the emerging football powerhouse in the country. By awarding Guwahati the rights to host ISL 2016 opening ceremony, Football Sports Development wishes to celebrate North East’s contribution [...]

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Indian scientists pitch in to make pork momos safe

As delectable as pork momos are, inadequately cooked meat filling could be the reason you catch tapeworm infection of the brain, warn Indian scientists, who have taken science to kitchens by suggesting simple steps to improve the quality of northeast India’s traditional and much-loved product. Momos — steamed or fried folded dough pressed around fillings of meat, condiments and vegetables — are ubiquitous in northeastern states and among the top pig-out foods in Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttarakhand. “Whether they [...]

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