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A movie by the name Axone became a popular watch last month and used this dish of smelly, fermented soyabean to showcase discrimination.(Kunal Kapur)

Humble heroes of the North-East

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 09:56 AM IST
While the world chases the magic of fermentation and searches for umami flavours in every dish, North-East India has been home to both for centuries.
Racism against the people from the Seven Sisters of India mostly stems from ignorance(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Racism against the people from the Seven Sisters of India mostly stems from ignorance(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

‘Show so much love that you can’t be ignored’

Hindustan Times | By Rahul Rajkhowa
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 08:45 AM IST
A personal account of a filmmaker from the North-East, and positive ideas to combat racism
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inaugural address on the occasion of 95th annual plenary session of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on Thursday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inaugural address on the occasion of 95th annual plenary session of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on Thursday.(ANI)

‘North-East can become organic hub of India, have global identity’: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The prime minister said that the North-East can bring about a revolution with the support of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Manipur had two cases, Arunachal Pradesh and(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Manipur had two cases, Arunachal Pradesh and(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 cases in North-East crosses 100; reaches figure in 42 days

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 04:38 PM IST
From first case of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in March 24, it reached 50 in 24 days and doubled in 18 days, according to data.
Lalam, one of the dogs awarded
Lalam, one of the dogs awarded

Army dogs get top honours for heroics in J-K, North-east

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 02:14 AM IST
The dogs were honoured with commendation cards for outstanding service on January 15, which is celebrated as Army Day, the second officer said.
Police and protestors scuffle outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi.(Photo: Reuters)
Police and protestors scuffle outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi.(Photo: Reuters)

Unrest over citizenship law echoes in Capital; North-east tense

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar and Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 01:09 AM IST
In the Capital, protesting students were lathi-charged by police at Jamia Millia Islamia university, after which 50 people were detained and large gatherings banned in the area.
A police officer removes burning effigies that were set on fire by Activists from the All Assam Students Union (AASU) during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.(File photo: Reuters)
A police officer removes burning effigies that were set on fire by Activists from the All Assam Students Union (AASU) during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.(File photo: Reuters)

North-East turns into fortress, Centre airdrops over 5,000 para troops

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 01:49 AM IST
Officials said that over 50 companies of CAPFs (central armed police forces) comprising CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), BSF (Border Security Force) and SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) were sent to different districts in the north-east on Wednesday.
People shout slogans, as they protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), during the shutdown called by North East Students’ Organization (NESO), in Agartala on Tuesday.(Photo: ANI)
People shout slogans, as they protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), during the shutdown called by North East Students’ Organization (NESO), in Agartala on Tuesday.(Photo: ANI)

North-east erupts ahead of Citizenship Amendment Bill’s test in Rajya Sabha

Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Agartala/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 12:35 AM IST
In Tripura, authorities suspended internet and SMS services for 48 hours after violent clashes. At least 1,400 protesters were detained. Protests were also reported from West Bengal.
NPP is the largest party in Meghalaya with 20 MLAs in the state assembly. It has four MLAs in Manipur, and three in Nagaland. All these states have 60-member assemblies.(PTI Photo)
NPP is the largest party in Meghalaya with 20 MLAs in the state assembly. It has four MLAs in Manipur, and three in Nagaland. All these states have 60-member assemblies.(PTI Photo)

NPP becomes the 1st national party from north-east

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 07:12 AM IST
The party fulfilled the criteria by being a state party in four states — Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and in a recent entry, Arunachal Pradesh
BJP and RSS are gearing up for an impressive performance in Assam, but the citizenship issue poses challenge.
BJP and RSS are gearing up for an impressive performance in Assam, but the citizenship issue poses challenge.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP looks to get North-East equation right

New Delhi | By Revati Laul
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 07:25 AM IST
The overall campaign strategy of the BJP in the state, and the region is being shaped in the drawing room of Himanta Biswa Sarma, a man who joined the BJP only in 2015, after 14 years in the Congress party.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP-Sena alliance won all six Lok Sabha seats from Mumbai, riding on the Modi wave.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP-Sena alliance won all six Lok Sabha seats from Mumbai, riding on the Modi wave.

Mumbai Sena, BJP MPs: Alliance will make us stronger

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 12:35 AM IST
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP-Sena alliance won all six Lok Sabha seats from Mumbai, riding on the Modi wave.
Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) along with 30 indigenous organizations take out a torch light procession to protest against the Citizenship Amendment bill in Guwahati.(AFP)
Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) along with 30 indigenous organizations take out a torch light procession to protest against the Citizenship Amendment bill in Guwahati.(AFP)

Budget: 21% increase in allocation to north-east evokes mixed reaction

Hindustan Times, Shillong/Guwahati/Imphal | By David Laitphlang, Sadiq Naqvi, Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 01:01 PM IST
The Centre’s proposal to increase allocation to the north-east by 21% in the interim budget has evoked mixed reactions in the region with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies welcoming it and the Opposition criticising the move.
The Indian Space Research Organisation will select over 100 students from across India and give them a practical experience of how satellites are built .(PTI)
The Indian Space Research Organisation will select over 100 students from across India and give them a practical experience of how satellites are built .(PTI)

ISRO to give students practical experience of satellite building under ‘Young Scientist Programme’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2019 08:47 PM IST
The initiative, chalked to attract young minds and arouse interest in this niche arena, is conceptualised on the lines of a similar programme run by American space agency NASA.
About 50% students from Class 5 from government schools across the country cannot read a simple text — letter, words, simple paragraph — or a “story” with difficulty of Class 2 level.(HT File)
About 50% students from Class 5 from government schools across the country cannot read a simple text — letter, words, simple paragraph — or a “story” with difficulty of Class 2 level.(HT File)

ASER 2018: One out of every 8 students in rural India can’t read simple texts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Like previous ASER reports, the one released on Tuesday is worrying. By Class 8, the last year of compulsory schooling in India, all children are expected to have mastered foundational skills.
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl.(PTI)
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl.(PTI)

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: How the Congress lost its last bastion in the North-east

New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 10:06 AM IST
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Unlike Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland, the BJP has not made big gains in Mizoram in terms of seats. To be sure, the BJP will have an MLA in the MIzoram assembly for the first time.
Poona Golf Course, Airport Road Yerwada in Pune, India.(HT File Photo)
Poona Golf Course, Airport Road Yerwada in Pune, India.(HT File Photo)

Army chief bans golf in Jammu and Kashmir, North-East posts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 11:54 PM IST
Gen Rawat also issued instructions that golf will not be allowed in operationally active areas of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the North East,
A man dresses up holding an umbrella as it started raining after he bathed in the River Periyar in Kochi, Kerala, on May 29, 2018.(AP)
A man dresses up holding an umbrella as it started raining after he bathed in the River Periyar in Kochi, Kerala, on May 29, 2018.(AP)

Rainfall to be below normal in south, northeast India: IMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 09:24 PM IST
The monthly rainfall over the country as whole is likely to be 101 per cent of its Long Period Average during July,which is considered as “normal”.
(Picture for representation purpose only) North-Eastern students in North Campus, Delhi University.(Jasjeet Plaha//HT)
(Picture for representation purpose only) North-Eastern students in North Campus, Delhi University.(Jasjeet Plaha//HT)

North-Easterner or not, no reason to get assaulted! Students recall harassment

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 06:27 PM IST
In a recent incident, a research student from the Northeast was abused by an elderly woman in Delhi Metro.
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