The recent spree of racial attacks on the people of Northeastern states in some parts of the country, particularly Delhi, have left me in a state of shock and grief. What infuriated me so much is that we are being forced to live in fear even in our own country.
The North East Monsoon today set in over South India, bringing its first spell of rains and the MeT department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala in the next 24 hours.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, who kicked off his India visit Wednesday from Gujarat, visited the Sabarmati ashram of Mahatma Gandhi here where Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted him a copy of the Gita written in Chinese language.
At a time when Assam is reeling under floods, Union minister VK Singh on Friday said such a situation is "nothing new" to the state and the DoNER ministry, which he heads, "is not responsible" to deal with it.
In a highly significant move that was evidently cleared at the highest level, Bangladesh is allowing India to ferry foodgrain to the landlocked northeastern states using its territory and infrastructure.
A political blame game over the Assam violence erupted with BJP faulting "vote- bank" politics of Congress governments at the Centre and the state and the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference holding Narendra Modi responsible.
Noting that the country`s history and traditions have always celebrated the "argumentative" Indian rather than an "intolerant" Indian, President Pranab Mukherjee asked people to be "uncompromising" in rejecting intolerance.
Describing recent incidents of racial violence involving people from North East as extremely distressing, President Pranab Mukherjee has called for urgent steps to assuage feelings of the people of the region.
The central government is not supporting adequately to build up the sports infrastructure in India`s northeastern states though there are huge talents in the region, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Wednesday.