Every sovereign nation has a flag to represent it. A flag is not just a piece of cloth, it is the symbol that stands for freedom and sovereignty.
Bonily Khongman was a Member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in 1963. She was the first person from the North East to become a member of UPSC. After she retired from UPSC in 1970, she was appointed as the Chairperson of the first Nagaland Public Service Commission. Perhaps she was the only Indian who headed two different Public Service Commissions.
The election of Droupadi Murmu ji as the President of India is historic moment for Indian democracy. Her remarkable journey from Odisha's extremely poor tribal background, that too from the most backward Santhali community, to the highest constitutional position is marked by her struggles, grit and determination.
Assam and a few northeastern states have been witnessing regular disasters over the years and this year the impact has been severe with heavy rains bringing in disruption and destruction.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has set a new benchmark for determining the gravity of a crime. The criminality of a criminal will be determined by his religion and the area he operates in.
Villagers of Khoraguri never expected that they have to cremate the bodies of four of their own the same day! While Gopal Phukon’s body reached his native village Khoraguri, in Lahorighat in the Morigaon district of Assam along with the bodies of three others on Sunday, Gopal’s neigbour Debojit Phukan is still to be traced. A total of 23 people, mostly youths from Lahorighat, one of the most underdeveloped areas in the state, were engaged as construction workers at the railway construction site at Makhuam, about 75 km west of Imphal, capital of Manipur
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