Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hundred pc funding for Central projects in North East

The Narendra Modi Government has decided to fully fund various Central projects being implemented in the North East, instead of the existing practice of sharing 90 per...

Himalayan mountain springs drying up

Niti Aayog seeks comments from all stakeholders by 19 February to decide the future course of action to save Himalayan springs and the millions who depend on...

Interlocutor’s letter ended Nagaland poll impasse

A letter written by the Centre’s interlocutor R.N. Ravi to the Naga groups, including the NSCN (Isak-Muivah), on February 3, helped to end the impasse over the...

Positive Changes in Himalayas

Concerned over drastic climate change in Shimla and others parts of Himachal Pradesh, a software engineer from Shimla is on her way to Antarctica to gain leadership...

Northeast receives Rs 1,014.09 crore for Aviation Infrastructure

The Northeastern Part of the country has found its place this time in the Union Budget 2018. The Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley has announced the...

Journalist Elizabeth Hawley passed away in Nepal

American journalist Elizabeth Hawley, known for chronicling expeditions to Himalayan peaks, died at a hospital in Kathmandu on Friday. She was 94. Hawley was considered a “leading authority”...

Air Scheme for Low Cost Fliers

In a big boost to tourism, the Centre on Friday included Uttarakhand in its regional air connectivity scheme making air travel to the region affordable for the...

3 Northern States Report increase in teenage pregnancy

At a time when teenage pregnancy–share of women aged 15-19 years who had begun childbearing–fell in the rest of the country, with some of India’s poorest states...

Medtronic Reprimanded by Chinese Government

Medical device company Medtronic has been reprimanded by the Chinese government for accidentally listing Tibet, Taiwan, and Hong Kong as separate countries on its website. China’s cyberspace...

Manali girl brings in first skiing medal

Aanchal Thakur created history when she became the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing after winning Bronze at the prestigious Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup...

Nepal achieves target of welcoming tourists

After a wait of long 19 years, Nepal has finally achieved the target of welcoming at least one million foreign tourists in one year. Nepal Tourism Board under...

Nepal Bans Solo Climbers from Mount Everest

The cabinet late Thursday endorsed a revision to the Himalayan nation's mountaineering regulations, banning solo climbers from its mountains -- one of a string of measures being...

Notice to Centre, Uttarakhand Over ‘Virus’ in National Park

  The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday sent a notice to the Central and Uttarakhand governments, seeking details of an unknown virus or disease reportedly spreading across...

Culture and Heritage of Basantapur- Nepal

Basantapur has been regarded as the most likable and most visited place by the tourists and the residents of Kathmandu. The heart and hub of tourists, Basantapur...

‘Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration’ is focus of 15th annual International Mountain Day

  The 2017 theme of International Mountain Day, “Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration,” invites people from around the world to focus on environmental factors, such as climate...

Airtel Connect in North East

The Telecom service provider Airtel is said to have set up over 2,000 mobile towers in the uncovered areas of the North East and provide mobile connectivity...

Global warming to claim 33% of ice volume in Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Expert

Global warming is not only posing a serious threat to glaciers, it will also result in a loss of 33 percent of total ice volume in the...

Retracing stories and journeys of laborers from NE India in WWI

Wanphrang K Diengdoh is an award winning filmmaker hailing from Shillong whose work surround the issues regarding tribal identity. He has been the recipient of many awards...

Anticipating tourist rush, Shimla issues snow advisory, asks not to bring infants, elders.

Anticipating arrival of a large number of tourists during the winter season, especially after snowfall in the latter part of December, Shimla Deputy Commissioner Chand Thakur has...

New destinations for adventure sports being opened across Uttarakhand

The state tourism department is going to provide training to local youth in all 13 districts of the state in adventure activities such as rafting, paragliding etc to...

Investment in Human Capital-Nepal

The International Labor Organisation has cited low investment in Human Capital to be a major obstacle to the country to leap forward. It is also noticed that...

Second Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally flagged off

Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra flagged off the second Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally 2017 which had 17 participants. The governor addresses the participants and pronounced his hopes...

‘I was in awe of Hazarika’

Joor Baruah, the documentary filmmaker grew up in the Brahmaputra plains. His inquisitiveness always made him wonder regarding the life and culture of the unseen and the...

92 new flight routes in Northeast under Udaan-2: Jayant Sinha

The regional connectivity scheme proposed by the government, Udaan, has been created to provide connectivity to remote areas and improve access in under-served regions. In a bid to...

The 2017 Champion Macau Auction on November 26

The November edition of the Champion Macau Auction fetaures rarities that are graded by PMG and NGC. The auction is held at the Sofitel Macau ponte 16...

Hydropower station construction underway in upper Yangtze

Lhasa, Nov 21 (Xinhua)- The Suwalong project which includes the construction of a large hydrowpower station on the upper section of the Yangtze River is proceeding smoothly,...

The Code of Ethics issued to systematize Sauraha’s tourism

Chitwan's Tourism entrepreneurs have issued a 16-point business code of conduct to systematize tourism sector of Sauraha. The aim is to build eco-friendly tourism which concentrates on the...

‘Kokborok’- The Tribal Language Usage made mandatory by the Tripura Government

                      Tripura government has made Kokborok language mandatory to be displayed on signboards, nameplates and other notice boards in the government buildings with also issuing notifications, making it...

India, China have to ‘live side by side’: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai lama siad on Sunday, that India and China have to live "side by side" whether they like it or not. He also...

Earthquakes strikes Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh

A  6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted in Nyingchi city and surrounding areas of Tibet with no casualties reported but the earthquake has caused damage to properties, roads of the...

India, China hold 1st border consultation mechanism meet after Doklam standoff

On Friday, India and China held their first meeting regarding the border consultation and coordination mechanism in Beijing after the Doklam standoff. They also reviewed the situation...

North East Development Summit 2017- Imphal

The  State Government is all ready to organize for the North East Development Summit from November 21 to 22, 2017. This is being organized by the Manipur Infrastructure...

It’s off the list, but is the snow leopard truly safe?

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently moved the snow leopard’s status from “endangered” to “vulnerable” on its Red List. The modification was based on...