Menu

February 2018 issue

  • Parent Category: 2018
  • Category: February 2018 issue
  • Hits: 1770
User Rating:  / 0

He lost both the times in 1952 and 1956 in the US Presidential polls against D.D. Eisenhower. Again in 1960, he was defeated by John F. Kennedy.

Yet Adlai Stevenson is quoted even today globally for his mind rippling poll quotes and inspirations that the Americans draw from them. Stevenson is far more important for describing polls that the victors Eisenhower and Kennedy. It was he who had described polls as “Liquid hours” as everything remains in a state of fluidity during this time.

Add a comment Read more: Understanding Politics in the Stevenson Way
  • Parent Category: 2018
  • Category: February 2018 issue
  • Hits: 2156
User Rating:  / 0

A disappearing if not neglected site, abounded with history and legends in the bygone era of yore, lie just a stone thrown from NH 44. One of the most collapsed monoliths is lying on the ground shown in the picture. The locale where the ruins are located on a hillock is now also called, by the local villagers as Loomdaija, besides its ancient name ‘Yawdaija’ in Mookyndur Village, West Jaintia Hills (i.e. the market where boiled rice was sold). The site of the ruins, had it been restored is worth visiting especially for academicians or researchers and also can become a tourist destination.

Add a comment Read more: Ruins of YAWDAIJA
  • Parent Category: 2018
  • Category: February 2018 issue
  • Hits: 1778
User Rating:  / 0

The Bharatiya Janata Party Government of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the completion of its one year in the state at Namsai on 23rd January in a grand way. Namsai was fully decked up for the celebration, witnessing the presence of all the BJP legislators in the state. The government led by Pema Khandu turned saffron in January 2017 and no major hitches were observed in the last one year. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who is also one of the three legislators of Namsai district, made all-out efforts to host the event along with the other two, Chow Tewa Mein and Chow Zingnu Namchoom.

Add a comment Read more: Team Arunachal Celebrates Completion Of One Year in Power
  • Parent Category: 2018
  • Category: February 2018 issue
  • Hits: 1978
User Rating:  / 2

 

Ever heard of an Urdu poet from the Northeast? Presenting Rohan Gogoi – the ‘Chasing Maya’ famed English novelist, who has now debuted as an Urdu poet with the launch of his maiden Hindi-Urdu poetry collection, “Rahgeer-e-Rehguzar”. The multi-lingual Corporate Communicator, who debuted as a published author in 2012, has penned over 100 Hindi-Urdu poems and lyrics so far. Remarkably, his works have been endorsed by none other than the superstar Bollywood lyricist, Sameer Anjaan.

Add a comment Read more: English Novelist From North East..Writes In Hindi And Urdu Too!
  • Parent Category: 2018
  • Category: February 2018 issue
  • Hits: 2059
User Rating:  / 1

Scrub Typhus which is also known as ‘Bush Typhus’ is a disease caused by bacteria called ‘Orientia tsutsugamushi’. Scrub typhus is spread to people through bites of infected ‘chiggers’ (larval mites). They are mostly found in areas of heavy scrub vegetation. Its origin can be traced back in the 1930’s in Japan and spread out to the far-eastern Russia and to the territories around the Solomon Sea into Northern Australia in the south and to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Orientia Tsutsugamushi is derived from Japanese word ‘tsutsuga’ which means illness and ‘mushi’ which means insect and in common language it can be described as ‘Insect Illness’.

The recent outbreak of Scrub typhus was witnessed in ‘Phullen village’ in Aizwal district which has been reported to infect around 47 people while killing one. Phullen village is 125 kilometres away from the district headquarters Aizwal which is the State capital of Mizoram. The first case of Scrub typhus virus in the State was detected last year in the month of November 2017 and the recent case was identified on January 2018. Apart from ‘Phullen Village’, it is noted that cases of scrub typhus infection have been detected in Chaphai, Aizwal and Lunglei districts also.

Add a comment Read more: Outbreak of Scrub Typhus in Mizoram
  • Parent Category: 2018
  • Category: February 2018 issue
  • Hits: 1683
User Rating:  / 0

It was a cold November afternoon at Silchar. I was busy with some official papers especially assigned to me when the Prosecution Sub-Inspector produced before me a young prisoner. The prisoner with a robust health was the member of a terrorist group of Mizoram. I asked some routine questions as is the procedure. He was arrested by police near the public bus stand at Silchar merely on suspicion. By the time he was produced before me, he had completed two years in jail without any trial. This is a serious lapse on the part of our justice delivery system. On minute perusal of the Case Diary, I found that the Mizo police were informed about the detention of the youth in Assam. But there was no response from Mizoram side. I decided to close the case and release him from jail forthwith.

Add a comment Read more: The Modern Gandhi
  • Parent Category: 2018
  • Category: February 2018 issue
  • Hits: 1772
User Rating:  / 0

I have always considered myself a proud owner of the original Manipuri Polo Ponies. In fact, I owned four, including an extremely rare breed, whom I lovingly named, ‘Koiyang’. Polo players, who assumed their upkeeps on the condition that my horses play only for their team, say there are only about 4-5 sagols like Koiyang. Sagolis the Meitei word for horse.

Later, I confirmed from experts that Koiyang is indeed rare. He belongs to the breed that is fighting a losing battle against extinction. He has curly furs and is of slightly smaller size but stoutly built and famous for their tenacity. They also confirmed that being tabiano in colorization and curly, Koiyang belongs to the rarest breed of Pony, existing in the world today. I bought him in 2013, when he was around one and half year old and I named him Koiyang indicative of his curly furs and swiftness. ‘Koi’ means curly and ‘yang’ translates as swift. Naturally, I was super proud that he is mine.

Add a comment Read more: The Original Polo Ponies of Manipur are battling extinction..It's Time To Act
  • Parent Category: 2018
  • Category: February 2018 issue
  • Hits: 1766
User Rating:  / 0

Four days Agriculture Fair with the theme “Drive to doubling income of Tribal Farmers in the North East India” was inaugurated on 6th January 2018 by Shri Radha Mohan Singh, the Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Government of India. Other Dignitaries who were present on the occasion were Dr Y. R Meena Additional Commissioner (Extension), DAC&FW, MOA &FW Govt of India, Dr Narendra Prakash, Director ICAR Research Complex.

Add a comment Read more: North Eastern Zone Regional Agriculture Fair 2018