Amnesty India wants government of Assam to ensure fair trial of detained journalist Jaikhlong Brahma

Amnesty Press Release The Government of Assam must release Jaikhlong Brahma from administrative detention or charge him with recognisably criminal offences, and guarantee him a fair trial which meet international standards, Amnesty International India said today. Journalist Jaikhlong Brahma has been detained since 2 September 2014 after being accused of having links with banned armed

Tehelka’s Sting Operation Exposes Massive Corruption in Assam Rifles

A sting operation at Assam Rifles HQ by investigative journalism site Tehelka exposed massive corruption in the country’s premier paramilitary force. Officers in uniform can be seen accepting bribes in cash from a contractor who helped Tehelka in exposing the nexus at the Assam Rifles HQ. Assam rifles is the oldest paramilitary force in the

Purple Fusion release second music video – Ho Hey “You came along”

Nagaland’s folk fusion band Purple Fusion release their second music video Ho Hey “You came along” The music video is a fusion of reggae and Naga folk tune and the story is based on the life of a young woman struggling to find acceptance trying to follow her passion and dreaming to live a life as

2 Killed And 2 Injured In A Bomb Blast in Ukhrul, Manipur

Yesterday at about 05:30pm, there was a bomb blast at Neetu Glass & Hardware Store, Viewland, Ukhrul. Two died and two people have been reportedly injured. The deceased have been identified as Miss Lansophy Tangvah (23 yrs) daughter of W. Tangvah of Nungbi Khullen Village, Ukhrul District, Manipur and her aunt Miss AS. Dinah, former

Notheast Indian Musicians You Oughta Know– Borkung Hrangkhawl

Borkung Hrangkhawl, the multi-talented rapper from Tripura believes that music can be a powerful instrument for social change and a strong symbol of protest against injustice.  Rap music has gained a negative reputation through the years. The genre has become known for its misogynist, violent lyrics often glorifying sex, guns, drugs and easy money.  A lot of

[VIDEO] Stranger In My Land: A Film On Racial Profiling Of People From Northeast India

SOURCE STRANGER IN MY LAND, a short film that talks of the undeniable racial profiling meted out to the people of the Northeast in and around India. The film tries to portray the ignorance of the mainland Indians towards the existence of the place called the Northeast India, its rich and vibrant culture and the

5 things the ‘Mary Kom’ movie doesn’t tell you about Manipur

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is awesome. She’s one of the world’s best boxers, one of India’s few individual Olympic champions, and the owner of a left hook that deserves to have poetry written about it. Now she will have her own movie, Mary Kom, where this phenomenon will be played by Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.

Darjeeling: Karma Puja Celebrated with Pomp in Panighatta

Karma Puja is celebrated to thank ‘Karma tree’ which reportedly saved the Adivasi ancestors during the great deluge of 2000 years ago. Panighatta Sanskritik Welfare Society organized the annual Karma Puja and Sobha Yatra at Panighatta Girmit line on September 6, 2014. Karma Puja is celebrated to thank ‘Karma tree’ which reportedly saved the Adivasi