Shillong Autumn Festival Ends in an Enchanting Note

This year's Shillong Autumn Festival, supported by the Meghalaya Tourism Department, took place at the Orchid Lake Resort, Umiam, on 2 and 3 November.

Manipur Blast Shakes the Region – 6 Severely Injured, CM Calls It An Act Of Cowards

Several men, including two police officers, were wounded on Tuesday in a bomb blast in the northeastern Manipur state of India, media reports said.


3 years back, the Voice of Nagaland presented a music video named “As one” in order to promote peace and unity through music. The video is still popular on YouTube and people are still talking about it in 2019. After all, we may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race."

Watch: Mr. Sikkim 2019 Manhunt promo

Temi Tea Mr. Sikkim 2019 Manhunt auditions were held on 17th and 18th August.


Korean national abuses staffers from Nagaland, video goes viral

In a horrific incident, a Korean national was seen harassing his employees from Northeast India in Chennai. The incident came into light after a video went viral on social media.

In the video, a Korean man was seen abusing four of his employees and slapping them. The audio is inaudible but he appears to be questioning them about something.

The Korean national identified as Won Ji-Moon runs a guest house in Chennai and has employees youth from Northeast India.

After the video went viral, various students’ groups from Northeast have taken up the matter with concerned authorities.

President of Zeliangrong Students Union (Chennai), R Panmei, shared the video on social media on August 8. The union is a local organization formed to support students from the Northeast.

The victims have alleged that their employer used to abuse them regularly and had assaulted four of them on August 5. They were in charge of taking the final count of the inventory which had beer and Soju, Korean liquor. They were abused after a discrepancy was found in the final number.

In their police compliant, the victims have said that the Korean national was in an inebriated state and had assaulted them at the guest house.

The victims belong to the Zeliangrong and Sema tribes of Nagaland.

The victims were later reportedly rescued by the Chennai branch of the North East India Welfare Association.

A case under Sections 294 (b) (uttering obscene words) and Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been filed against the accused.

Sukhoi – 30 crashes near Tezpur, Assam, pilots eject safely

A Sukhoi fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in a paddy field near Tezpur in Assam on Thursday evening, a defense spokesperson said.

Both pilots of the aircraft ejected safely and have been rescued, defense spokesperson Lt Col Harsh Wardhan Pande said.

One of the pilots suffered injury in his leg, he said.

The Su-30 MKI fighter jet was on a routine training mission when it crashed in the paddy field in the Milanpur area and burst into flames at around 8:30 pm, Lt Col Pande told PTI.

The crash caused no damage to public property, he added.

Local people rushed the two pilots to the Army Base Hospital in Tezpur, he said.

Fire engines were rushed to the spot to bring the flames under control, the fire department said.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident, official sources said in Delhi.


Right after Chandrayan-2, ISRO now looks to solar mission Aditya-L1

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) now has its eyes on the Sun with solar mission Aditya-L1 in the pipeline. ISRO has planned to launch the mission during the first half of 2020.

Aditya-L1 is meant to observe the Sun’s corona. It will image and study the sun from the First Lagrange point also known as L1 Lagrange point.

The L1 point is 1.5 million kilometers away from the Earth. It is a point where the gravitational forces of the Earth and the Sun cancel out allowing the spacecraft to hover.

This will be India's first solar probe.


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Chandrayaan-2 launched successfully by ISRO

It is a big day for India as Chandrayaan-2 was successfully launched from the Sriharikota space station in Andhra Pradesh at exactly 2:43 on July 22. The internet is delighted as personalities including Anand Mahindra, Sushma Swaraj and others revered in joy with the massive achievement.

Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) heavy-lift rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) - carried the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, as it blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport.

Twitter is filled with pride as netizens and celebrities congratulated ISRO for the massive feat. "I stand & salute our scientists. They are deservedly our new celebrities," industrialist Anand Mahindra tweeted while politician Sushma Swaraj "wished the mission a grand success."

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1.  Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the mission was launched from Sriharikota Space Center on 22 July 2019 to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III). It includes a lunar orbiter, lander, and rover, all developed domestically. The main scientific objective is to map the location and abundance of lunar water.

Chandrayaan-2 consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. The lander and the rover will land in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south. The wheeled rover will move on the lunar surface and will perform on-site chemical analysis. It can relay data to Earth through the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter and lander, which will fly on the same launch.

Launch of Chandrayaan-2 was originally scheduled for 14 July 2019 at 21:21 UTC (15 July 2019 2:51 IST) but was called off due to a technical snag noticed at around one hour before launch.[10][7] It was launched on 22 July 2019 14:43 IST (09:13 UTC) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

A successful landing would make India the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, after the space agencies of the USSR, USA, and China. If successful, Chandrayaan-2 will be the second mission to soft-land near the lunar south pole region after the Chinese Chang'e 4 mission, which landed in that region on 3 January 2019, although Chandrayaan-2 will land at a latitude further south on the near side of the Moon.

Northeast India - Staying Afloat I StandUp (Not) Comedy ft Abhineet Mishra

Northeast India - Staying Afloat I StandUp (Not) Comedy ft Abhineet Mishra

After Assam, Citizenship Test Demand In Tripura By Tribal Groups; BJP Opposes

Since the National Register for Citizens list has been published in Assam, there has been a clamor for similar citizenship surveys in other BJP-ruled states. In Tripura, the BJP state government is in a fix as its ally is in favor, while the BJP isn't.