Nabamita Mitra

is a freelance journalist and is associated with The Shillong Times

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NPP will continue to support BJP-led coalition in Manipur, Himanta tweets

Shillong: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition in Manipur is safe. At least the tweet by Assam Health Minister and BJP trouble shooter Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday evening claimed so, “NPP will continue to support...

Corona crisis: Why is the fourth pillar of Democracy shaken?

Every high point in a business is followed by a low. Journalism, which transmuted into another form of business years ago, is no exception. The business of news-making has been experiencing a steady downfall even before...

Kolkata Medical College interns demand better facilities after delay in Covid-19 test

Kolkata: About 40 healthcare workers, including interns, were exposed to a suspected Covid-19 patient in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department but the head of the department allegedly refused to follow guidelines and agreed to run...

Northeast states take measures to stop racism, help stranded locals, launches App

Shillong: The northeast states are on alert after several incidents of racism against youths from the region in mainland India.The Manipur government launched an app on Tuesday for reaching out to those from the state...

Raincoats for Bengal doctors to combat corona

Kolkata: In this time of the corona virus pandemic, the West Bengal government needs to step up its game in providing protection to its caregivers. They are vital in our fight against the deadly virus. Doctors...

Coronavirus is not the only monster that Northeast people are fighting with

Racism would be the last topic of discussion at a time when humanity is staring at one of the worst survival challenges. But as India walks the tightrope during this crisis, a group of zealots,...

Shillong students face ‘Corona’ slur in Kolkata

Shillong: After Delhi it was Kolkata’s turn to show the ugly face of racism in the time of Covid crisis. Two students of a hotel management college in Kolkata were harassed in the city and were...

Farming no more a way of life in Mechukha, Arunachal Pradesh

Shi-Yomi: Mechukha Valley in the newly formed Shi-Yomi district,  west Arunachal Pradesh is over 200 km from Pasighat. The constituency comprising 20 villages with mostly Memba and Adi tribes. The village has changed over the...

A year on, protests against citizenship issue continue in North East; ILP demand gets louder

Shillong: On January 8 last year, the Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill despite protests in the North East and other parts of the country. The protest reached its crescendo after the bill became...

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A poor Muslim barber, Subedar Mia, from the non-descript Daraili Mathia village in Bihar’s Saran district worked for a living on the streets of...

Police’s bullet killed Umar, the latest victim of cow vigilantism, alleges PUCL

Alwar/Jaipur: Umar Mohammed, the most recent victim of cow vigilants in India  was not killed by the gau rakshaks alone. He died from the...

JDA backtracks on promise, beats Nindar farmers to take possession of land

Jaipur: On Saturday farmers of Nindar village, Rajasthan, woke up to see a large number of police present in their village along with officials...

Left with great expectations, in West Bengal

Kolkata: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) that ruled West Bengal for 34 years lost not only the seat of power but also its...

Suspected Bangladeshi sent to Bengal by Karnataka police without trial clueless about their future

Kolkata: At 3.30 pm when Howrah Express (22832) chugged into Howrah Station, a protest erupted in the station. Human Right Activists were seen holding...