23 girls from Nepal rescued in Mizoram

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Twenty-three girls from Nepal, who were victims of human trafficking, were rescued in Mizoram and handed over to Nepalese authorities, police said on Tuesday. The teenage girls were handed over to Nepal government officials on Friday through the border transit of Kakarbhitta, along West Bengal’s Siliguri. “Mizoram Police, the state’s Social Welfare department and NGOs … Read more

Assam Congress alleges harassment in NRC process

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A delegation of Assam Congress Legislature Party (ACLP) in Guwahati on Sunday submitted a memorandum to Prateek Hajela, state coordinator of National Register of Citizens (NRC), regarding the alleged harassment faced by religious and linguistic minorities during the NRC claims and objections process. The NRC authorities in Assam last week started hearing objections raised regarding … Read more

Indigenous dances from Northeast at International Dance Day event in London


For the very first time, Garo dance of Meghalaya and Cheraw dance of Mizoram will be performed at the International Dance Day celebrations in London on April 27. The programme this year is dedicated to highlight the empowerment of tribal communities of India. Women presenting these dances have been trained locally for the past few … Read more

We want to make Guwahati as music capital, says Papon

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With Assam being the birthplace of legend Bhupen Hazarika and popular musician Zubeen Garg, who redefined Assamese music and made its presence felt even in Bollywood, their contemporary Angaraag ‘Papon’ Mahanta feels Guwahati should be made the musical capital of Northeast because the state has a rich musical heritage. Angaraag popularly known as Papon, who … Read more

Social media showers love for Mizoram kid who took chicken to hospital

chicken boy mizoram Derek C. Lalchhanhima 1 – The News Mill

Social media on Wednesday showered love and praise on a young child from Mizoram who accidentally hit a chick while riding his cycle and later took it to a nearby hospital for treatment. Six-year-old Derek C Lalchhanhima from Sairang, Mizoram, was clicked showing the chick and handing over a Rs 10 note for its treatment … Read more

Shillong Lajong FC to train coaches in Meghalaya

Shillong Lajong FC to train coaches in Meghalaya – The News Mill

In a bid to enhance the development of football at the grassroots, Shillong Lajong Football Club has come together with the Meghalaya government and the Asian Development Bank to provide free of cost training and Grassroots, D License and C License Coaching Certification exclusively for 312 youth coaches in Meghalaya. The club’s Spanish UEFA Pro … Read more

Durga Idol made by Guwahati’s Nuruddin Ahmed in Limca Book of Records

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Guwahati based artiste Nuruddin Ahmed who installed a 101-feet Durga Idol made of bamboo during the 2017 Durga Puja at the Bishnupur Sarbajanin Puja Committee’ pandal has been enlisted in the Limca Book of Records as the tallest Durga idol. Confirming the report Nuruddin Ahmed said that he is happy to have got the recognition. … Read more

When Viv Richards hit a whirlwind 130 after getting drunk

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Sharing a light moment, West Indies cricket legend Vivian Richards, who was in Guwahati for a promotional event, said how he scored a 50-ball 130 after getting drunk on the previous night during a county match in England. “I did something which I was not supposed to do being a sportsperson. I took a drink … Read more

Radio Mirchi issues ‘Mirchi Challan’ to traffic violators in Guwahati

Radio Mirchi 95 FM Guwahati Initiative To Sensitize People About Traffic Rules – The News Mill

Traffic rules violators in Guwahati were caught surprised on Tuesday when popular Assam actress Aimee Baruah, accompanied by Guwahati Traffic Police, issued on-spot ‘bookings’ near Ganeshguri flyover. Radio Mirchi 95 FM, Guwahati, organized ‘Mirchi Challan’ at Ganeshguri on November 20 to help the traffic police to ‘book’ traffic violators. Along with the challan, the traffic … Read more

The Arunachal Times announces scholarships for media students of the Northeast

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Itanagar-based daily newspaper, The Arunachal Times, on September 4 announced its scholarship programme for undergraduate and post-graduate media students of the Northeast region. “We invite applications from undergraduate and post-graduate media students of the northeast for The Arunachal Times Media Scholarship for the 2018-19 session. The scholarship carries an amount of Rs 1 lakh in … Read more