North-East India

Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing at Unprecedented Rates

Big fossil-fuel, mining, hydroelectric, and other "mega projects" are struggling thanks to competition from newer, cleaner technologies and a firestorm of market and civil forces.<p>Though few recognized it at the time, 2011 may mark a turning point for the era of building mega energy and mining …

Environment

China upset as Indian president visits disputed border region

BEIJING (Nov 20): China on Monday criticised a visit by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China …

China

China slams President Kovinds Arunachal visit, says it firmly opposes it

Highlights<p><i>1</i><p>China strongly hit out at President Kovind's weekend visit to Arunachal Pradesh.<p><i>2</i><p>China says it "firmly opposes" the visit.<p><i>3</i><p>President …

China

Indian officials’ visit to disputed border area a political trick: expert

China expressed strong opposition to the visit by two senior Indian officials to a disputed border area with China this month, with a Chinese expert …

News (China)

Things to do in Udaipur You MUST NOT MISS: How to Have the Best Time in My Favorite City in India

My recent visit to Rajasthan was a really special trip for me because I went on October 13th, almost exactly five years after the first time I went …

Asia Travel

NE Taxi app will book you a cab anywhere in northeast India

The service aggregates 800 vehicles with vetted drivers across 65 towns<p>For travellers unfamiliar with northeast India, the region often seems both …

Uber

Arunachal’s mention dates back to Mahabharata, Kalika-purana: President Ram Nath Kovind

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati |<p>President Ram Nath Kovind (centre) being greeted by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the …

India

Diversity keeps us united, Kovind tells Arunachal MLAs

The President was addressing the Arunachal Pradesh legislative Assembly

Arunachal Pradesh

It has white flowers, but a covetous heart

Scientists have discovered a new species of parasitic flowering plant that has no chlorophyll, and survives by feeding on another species of plant …

Arunachal Pradesh

WEATHER SUMMARY

Pune, Nov 19 (PTI) Forecast rainfall for next 24 hours Pune, Nov 19 (PTI) Forecast rainfall for next 24 hours at:East : A few places in Odisha, …

India

Tripura govt makes using tribal language on signboards, name plates mandatory

<b>Agartala:</b> The Tripura government has made it mandatory to display the tribal name and language on signboards, name plates and other notice boards in …

India

6.9 earthquake hits Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh; no casualties so far

A strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted the Nyingchi city and surrounding areas in Tibet, close to the border with Arunachal …

Earthquakes

Meet Mumbai stand-up comedian Sorabh Pant s new hero

<b>How did the opening account by Lord Mountbatten take shape?</b><br>The prologue where Lord Mountbatten talks about an invincible humanoid that rescues …

Arunachal Pradesh

India and Myanmar to conduct five-day joint military exercise in Meghalaya on 20 November

<b>Umroi:</b> Indian and Myanmar armies will conduct their maiden joint exercise in India's northeastern state of Meghalaya, an army official said on …

India News

Things You Wanted to Know About Marwaris and Didn’t Know Who to Ask

Sujit Saraf’s <i>Harilal & Sons</i> sticks to a personalised account of the protagonists’ life, but from it, we discern the larger Marwari experience.<p>It is …

Indian History

6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Tibet, close to Arunachal Pradesh border; no casualties reported yet

<b>Beijing:</b> A strong intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale hit Tibet's Nyingchi prefecture, located close to Arunachal Pradesh border, in …

Earthquakes

India, China Hold 1st Border Consultation Mechanism Meet After Dokalam Standoff

India and China today held their first meeting on the border consultation and coordination mechanism here after the Dokalam standoff and reviewed the …

China

CPM urges Election Commission to hold Tripura Assembly polls in first two weeks of February

<b>Agartala:</b> The ruling CPM has urged the Election Commission to hold the Tripura Assembly election in the first half of February.<p>Assembly polls in …

India

These are the most dangerous countries in the world right now

The four most risky places to travel, by security and medical risks and road safety, are all in Africa.<p>Did you realise you may be in a high security …

Africa

Why Russia Won't Choose Sides Between China And India

A few weeks after a military standoff between Chinese and Indian troops began near the Doklam plateau in June, the China Global Television Network, a 24 hours English-language state-owned news channel, asked why Russia had been “silent” on the matter. Granted, Moscow had made few public comments …

Russia

How air pollution increases India’s burden of disease

Delhiites are a beleaguered lot and a degree of resignation characterizes the popular response to this health crisis. Photo: Bloomberg<p>I have just …

Pollution

A walk in the wilderness

The Kanchenjunga massif. Photo: Whitemagicadventure.com<p>If there is one Indian state that is all about the wild outdoors, it has to be Sikkim. A …

Adventure Travel

Centre identifies 24 airports, helipads to enhance air connectivity in Kashmir and North East India under Phase-II of UDAN

In a move to increase air connectivity and boost low-cost flights between remote, strategic areas such as Jammu and Kashmir and North East India …

India

India-Bangladesh joint military exercise 'Sampriti 2017' concludes in Mizoram; officials say bilateral ties strengthened

<b>New Delhi:</b> Joint India-Bangladesh Training Exercise "Sampriti 2017", which was being conducted at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, …

India

Best things to do in Sikkim, India

Indian fashion designer Karishma Shahani Khan gives her top tips for what to see and do in Sikkim and the city of Gangtok, in India's spiritual …

India

Army plans 17 tunnels between Ladakh and Arunachal to counter growing Chinese presence along LAC

Seeking to tackle the growing Chinese military presence along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Indian Army is planning to build 17 major tunnels …

India

The living root bridges of Meghalaya

The unspoilt forests of Meghalaya, India are home to a marvel of human ingenuity: the living root bridges.

Meghalaya

Bangladeshi Hindus: Less Than 5 Percent, Very Soon

Snapshot<p>“ ‘Below five percent’ is a huge psychological and physical setback for non-Muslims in an increasingly Islamist country. Once our population …

India

The big news: Supreme Court refuses to interfere in ‘Padmavati’ row, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: The Congress released dates for party president election, and China objected to President Ram Nath Kovind’s recent visit to …

India

The big news: Dinakaran objects to I-T searches at Jayalalithaa’s residence, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: India and China held their first talks since the standoff at Doklam, and Robert Mugabe’s own party has asked him to quit as Zimbabwe …

India