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Lok Sabha 2019: Possible kingmakers if things go South (Part V)

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Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, March 23: The states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana occupy the South zone and it sends 129 MPs to the Lok Sabha. Unlike other zones, most of the states in this region are dominated by regional political parties. If the upcoming general elections throw up a hung […]

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Rio urges students to start ‘Save Kohima’ movement

By   7 hours ago

Our Correspondent Kohima, March 23 (EMN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday encouraged students to know their strength, assess them, and give their best in whatever they do. He was addressing the 28th biennial general conference of the Angami Students’ Union at Piphema. According to the chief minister, having a bachelor’s degree was not enough […]

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ANCSU ends ‘education tour’ phase 3

By   8 hours ago

Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): The All Nagaland College Students Union (ANCSU) recently completed its third phase of education tour, which included visits to Peren Government College, Mt. Tiyi College Wokha, Bailey Baptist College Wokha and Kohima Science College Jotsoma. According to a press release from the union on Saturday, the new Peren Government College campus […]

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NPP sacrificed two legislators for Aonglenden seat — Yepthomi

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Our Correspondent Mokokchung, March 23 (EMN): The president of National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland unit, Ato Yepthomi on Saturday said that the party has sacrificed its two legislators for the cause of 26-Aonglenden by-election; and is ready to use all its resources for victory. Yepthomi said this during a ‘flag hoisting programme’ of NPP party […]

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Alem Jongshi declares candidature

By   8 hours ago

Our Correspondent Mokokchung, March 23 (EMN): The Congress candidate for 26-Aonglenden assembly constituency by-election, Alem Jongshi asserted that his ‘philosophy of politics’ is secularism and social harmony. He declared his candidature at Ungma village in Mokochung district on Saturday. He hoped to reach to the people “through this philosophy.” The candidate also said that during […]

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4000 plus cases of TB in Nagaland last year

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Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, March 23: Globally, March 24 is observed as World Tuberculosis Day; and according to reports, the disease claims two million lives every year. In Nagaland, more than 4000 cases of TB were registered in 2018 alone. The mission director of Nagaland Health Mission, Dr. Kevichusa Medikru told Eastern Mirror that more […]

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Incredible numbers but poor representation of women from NE in politics

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Agartala, March 23 (IANS): Women are almost a non-entity in the electoral politics and governance in India’s northeastern region, albeit an incredible gender ratio in the electoral rolls of the region. The average gender ratio in the electoral lists of the northeastern states is 971 females to 1,000 males against the national gender ratio of […]

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Anti-Brexit protesters mass in British capital for rally

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  London, March 23 (PTI/AFP): Hundreds of thousands of pro-Europeans from across Britain were expected to march through London on Saturday calling for another referendum on EU membership with the country mired in political paralysis over Brexit. Opponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union will gather near Hyde Park from noon (1200 GMT) before […]

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Italy, China sign memorandum deepening economic ties

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  Rome, March 23 (PTI/AP): Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday in support of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. The memorandum makes Italy the first member of the Group of Seven major […]

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Petitions call for Nobel Peace Prize to Ardern

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Wellington, March 23 (IANS): Two petitions were launched calling for New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her handling of the March 15 Christchurch mosques carnage, the media reported on Saturday. A Change.org petition, that started four days ago, has garnered more than 3,000 signatures while a petition on […]

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    Justice Ghose takes oath as India’s first Lokpal

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    New Delhi, March 23 (PTI): President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country’s first Lokpal. The oath was administered at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, a communique issued by the President’s office said.

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    Banned JKLF was first to raise slogan of ‘azadi’

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    New Delhi, March 23 (PTI): Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, which was banned by the government on Friday, was the first terrorist group to raise the slogan of ‘azadi’ in the state and among its first targets was a BJP leader, a Kashmiri Pandit, in 1989, officials said.

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    Exit polls can be telecast only after final phase of polling, EC advisory includes websites

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    New Delhi, March 23 (PTI): Exit polls can only be telecast on the evening of May 19 after the last phase of Lok Sabha election gets over, the Election Commission said on Saturday as it issued an advisory to the media in which websites and social media platforms were included for the first time.

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    Unruly scenes at Rahul Gandhi’s rally at Malda

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    Malda (WB), March 23 (PTI): Unruly scenes were witnessed at AICC president Rahul Gandhi’s rally venue at Malda on Saturday when restive party supporters threw chairs and broke the barricade of the VIP enclousure. Gandhi was not present at the venue at Chanchal at the time as he is scheduled to reach there at 3pm […]

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    Court orders attachment of Mallya’s properties

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    New Delhi, March 23 (PTI): A Delhi court has ordered attachment of liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s properties in Bengaluru in a case relating to FERA violations.

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    Mehbooba to contest from Anantnag

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    Srinagar, March 23 (PTI): Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti will be the PDP candidate from Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency but the party has decided not to field any candidates for Jammu and Udhampur seats in a bid to prevent division of “secular votes”.

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    IT dismisses ‘Yeddyurappa diary’ as ‘forgery document’

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    Bengaluru, March 23 (PTI): The Income Tax Department on Saturday dismissed as a “forgery document” and a “set of loose papers”, the ‘Yeddyurappa diary’ about alleged bribe payment to top BJP brass that has created a political furore.

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    TMC removes Congress from its logo

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    New Delhi, March 22 (PTI): Twenty-one years after officially separating from the Congress, Mamata Banerjee-led TMC has removed the grand old party’s name from its logo. The new logo has Trinamool written in green with twin flowers and blue background. It has been in use for a week now, party sources said. It was way […]

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    Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front banned by Centre

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    New Delhi, March 22 (PTI): The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned on Friday for a series of violent acts and being in the forefront of separatist activities in the militancy-hit state since 1988, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said. Listing out its subversive and violent activities, Gauba said the JKLF spearheaded […]

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    JeM terrorist Sajjad Khan held in Delhi

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    New Delhi, March 22 (IANS): Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan, said to be a close associate of Pulwama suicide attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmed Khan, was arrested near the Red Fort while disguised as a shawl trader, police said on Friday. Following a tip off, Khan was caught on Thursday night, the officer said, adding that […]

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      Anti-Brexit protesters mass in British capital for rally

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        London, March 23 (PTI/AFP): Hundreds of thousands of pro-Europeans from across Britain were expected to march through London on Saturday calling for another referendum on EU membership with the country mired in political paralysis over Brexit. Opponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union will gather near Hyde Park from noon (1200 GMT) before […]

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      Italy, China sign memorandum deepening economic ties

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        Rome, March 23 (PTI/AP): Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday in support of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. The memorandum makes Italy the first member of the Group of Seven major […]

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      Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417, says government

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      Beira, March 23 (PTI/AFP): The death toll in Mozambique has climbed to 417 after a cyclone devastated swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres (miles), the government said Saturday. Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique on Friday last week, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland […]

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      Petitions call for Nobel Peace Prize to Ardern

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      Wellington, March 23 (IANS): Two petitions were launched calling for New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her handling of the March 15 Christchurch mosques carnage, the media reported on Saturday. A Change.org petition, that started four days ago, has garnered more than 3,000 signatures while a petition on […]

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      Vote on May’s Brexit deal may not happen next week

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      London, March 23 (IANS): British Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs that there might not be a third vote on her Brexit deal next week if there was insufficient support for it to pass. If it does not pass and no alternative plan is put forward, the UK is set to leave the European […]

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      Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions

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      Washington, March 23 (IANS): US President Donald Trump says he has ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea. In a tweet on Friday, Trump referred to “additional large-scale sanctions” by the US Treasury that had been added to already existing restrictions. It was not immediately clear which measures he was referring to, […]

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      Germany arrests 10 over suspected Islamist attack

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      Berlin, March 23 (IANS): Police in Germany on Saturday arrested 10 people on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack. The arrests were made after some 200 police officers carried out raids in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, reports the BBC. The men had plotted to “kill as many ‘non-believers’ as possible” using a vehicle […]

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      Christchurch attack mosque reopens to worshippers

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      Christchurch, March 23 (IANS): Worshippers on Saturday returned to the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, one of the two mosques where a gunman massacred 50 people on March 15. In a hugely symbolic moment for the mosque’s members and the Muslim community, small groups of people were allowed back into the building to pray and […]

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      Mueller submits report on Russia investigation

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      Washington, March 23 (IANS): US special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr, marking the end of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, media reported. According to The Washington Post, the Justice Department notified Congress late Friday that it had received Mueller’s report but […]

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      Kazakhstan renames capital as Nur-Sultan

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      Astana, March 23 (IANS): Kazakhstan’s new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Saturday signed a decree to officially rename the country’s capital Astana as Nur-Sultan. The capital is being renamed after former President Nursultan Nazarbayev who suddenly resigned on Wednesday after almost 30 years in power, Efe news reported. As per Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Justice, the change […]

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        Incredible numbers but poor representation of women from NE in politics

        By   8 hours ago

        Agartala, March 23 (IANS): Women are almost a non-entity in the electoral politics and governance in India’s northeastern region, albeit an incredible gender ratio in the electoral rolls of the region. The average gender ratio in the electoral lists of the northeastern states is 971 females to 1,000 males against the national gender ratio of […]

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        Buddhist monk to fight Arunachal CM in assembly polls

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        Itanagar, March 23 (PTI): The Mukto Assembly seat in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, currently held by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, is set to witness a triangular fight after a gap of 20 years.

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        Modi to campaign in Assam

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        Guwahati, March 23 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign in Assam on March 30, BJP leaders said. Bharatiya Janata Party sources on Saturday said that the Prime Minister will be addressing two rallies at Moran in Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency and Gohpur under Tezpur constituency.

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        Cong. demands ‘unconditional apology’ from Tripura CM for using ‘unparliamentary’ words

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        Agartala, March 23 (PTI): The Congress’ Tripura unit has demanded an “unconditional” public apology from Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for calling the party “sly fox, thief and satan”, and said the use of “unparliamentary” words was unbecoming of a leader of his stature.

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        BJP axes five sitting MPs in Assam

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        Guwahati, March 23 (IANS): The ruling BJP in Assam has axed five sitting MPs from contesting the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls and selected new faces instead.

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        Backed by Cong-ZPM, sports journalist files nomination in Mizoram as Independent

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        Aizawl, March 23 (PTI): Sports journalist and Mizoram Football Association honorary secretary Lalnghinglova Hmar filed his nomination for the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat as the candidate of the Congress-ZPM combine on Saturday.

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        Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express Train’s engine catches fire, two passengers killed

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        Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): Two passengers of the Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express died on Friday after they jumped out of the moving train between the Chaterhat and Nijbari section in West Bengal when they saw smoke emanating from the locomotive’s engine, said Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma.

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        Two Tripura men back after 15-year jail in Bangladesh

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        Agartala, March 23 (IANS): Two Indian men returned to their homes in Tripura after spending 15 years in Bangladesh jail on the charges under the Arms Act, the police said on Saturday. “The BGB (the Border Guard Bangladesh) handed over the two Tripura men — Prasenjit Debbarma, 42, and Satish Debbarma, 40, — to the […]

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        Only eight candidates file papers in Assam for Phase-1

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        Guwahati, March 23 (IANS): Although only 48 hours are left to file nominations for the five Assam Lok Sabha constituencies, which will go to polls on April 11 in the first phase, only eight candidates have, so far, filed their nominations.

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        Ivory smuggler held with 13 tusks

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        Tura (Meghalaya), March 23 (PTI): The police on Saturday arresed an ivory smuggler carrying 13 tusks at a place near Bangladesh border in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

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          Lok Sabha 2019: Possible kingmakers if things go South (Part V)

          By   7 hours ago

          Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, March 23: The states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana occupy the South zone and it sends 129 MPs to the Lok Sabha. Unlike other zones, most of the states in this region are dominated by regional political parties. If the upcoming general elections throw up a hung […]

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          Rio urges students to start ‘Save Kohima’ movement

          By   7 hours ago

          Our Correspondent Kohima, March 23 (EMN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday encouraged students to know their strength, assess them, and give their best in whatever they do. He was addressing the 28th biennial general conference of the Angami Students’ Union at Piphema. According to the chief minister, having a bachelor’s degree was not enough […]

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          Kohima gets to work on behind-the-glamour urban garbage

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          Our Correspondent Kohima, March 23 (EMN): In a major effort to make capital town Kohima—the self-professed ‘mirror of Nagaland’—a cleaner place and to promote cleanliness in the environment there, the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) cleared the capital’s clogged drains and behind-the-town environments, on March 23, in Kohima. The municipal organisation collaborated with citizens of wards […]

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          ANCSU ends ‘education tour’ phase 3

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          Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): The All Nagaland College Students Union (ANCSU) recently completed its third phase of education tour, which included visits to Peren Government College, Mt. Tiyi College Wokha, Bailey Baptist College Wokha and Kohima Science College Jotsoma. According to a press release from the union on Saturday, the new Peren Government College campus […]

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          NPP sacrificed two legislators for Aonglenden seat — Yepthomi

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          Our Correspondent Mokokchung, March 23 (EMN): The president of National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland unit, Ato Yepthomi on Saturday said that the party has sacrificed its two legislators for the cause of 26-Aonglenden by-election; and is ready to use all its resources for victory. Yepthomi said this during a ‘flag hoisting programme’ of NPP party […]

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          Poll admin. cautions against booth capturing, show of hands

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          Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): The district election officer and assistant returning officer for Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundarajan, has issued an order warning against booth capturing activities, and against openly declaring support for candidates or political parties.

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          State legal services host training in advocacy skills

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          Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): The two-day training programme in advocacy skills organized by the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority concluded on March 22. The event, which was held in the premises of the Gauhati High Court’s Kohima bench, from 9:30 am, was conducted in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Legal & Professional Development (IILPD), […]

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          Sound management: Tweakers test the consol

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          Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): A five-day training programme in “good” sound management was held from March 18 to the 22, at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music and Performing Arts. The training was conducted by the Music Task Force of the Youth Resources and Sports department, a press release from the Music Task Force informed […]

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          Alem Jongshi declares candidature

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          Our Correspondent Mokokchung, March 23 (EMN): The Congress candidate for 26-Aonglenden assembly constituency by-election, Alem Jongshi asserted that his ‘philosophy of politics’ is secularism and social harmony. He declared his candidature at Ungma village in Mokochung district on Saturday. He hoped to reach to the people “through this philosophy.” The candidate also said that during […]

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          New salon opens in Dimapur

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          Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): Miss Nagaland for 2018 Mewetsho-ü Dianu inaugurated a new salon, called Dukru’s Salon & Academy, on Saturday in Dimapur. The organisers offered updates about the inauguration on Saturday. In her short speech, Dianu said such ventures by Naga entrepreneurs will be an encouragement for young people.

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            A good IPL will help me stay in rhythm for WC — Dhawan

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            New Delhi, March 23 (IANS): He is back home and India opener Shikhar Dhawan is looking to make it a season worth remembering for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). While the team has failed to rise to the challenge in the last couple of seasons, finishing at the bottom of the […]

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            Azlan Shah: India beat Japan 2-0 in opener

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            Ipoh (Malaysia), March 23 (IANS): The Indian men’s hockey team started their 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup campaign on a positive note as they defeated Asian Games champions Japan 2-0 here on Saturday. It was the team’s resilient attack, structured defence and solid effort in the midfield that ensured India remained dominant through the match. […]

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            Mourinho eyes management comeback and third Champions League

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            Basel (Switzerland), March 23 (PTI/AFP): Jose Mourinho is gunning for a return to top level management and a third Champions League title, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager revealed on Friday in an interview with AFP. Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by United in December and said he would […]

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            Sri Lanka’s Malinga to retire after Twenty20 World Cup

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            Centurion, March 23 (PTI/AFP): Sri Lankan limited overs captain Lasith Malinga will retire from international cricket after next year’s Twenty20 World Cup, he has revealed. Malinga said that he would quit one-day internationals after the World Cup in England and Wales this summer before calling time on his career following the Twenty20 tournament, being played […]

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            Messi to miss Argentina-Morocco friendly with injury

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            Buenos Aires, March 23 (IANS): Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s friendly against Morocco because of a groin injury, the country’s football federation has said. The 31-year-old felt pain after completing the full 90 minutes of Argentina’s 3-1 defeat by Venezuela in Madrid, reports Xinhua news agency. In a statement the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said […]

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            Unified Juniors win Peli Sekrenyi penalty shoot out

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            Dimapur, March 23 (EMN):  Unified Juniors team emerged as the champion of the 1st Peli Sekrenyi penalty shoot-out at TM school ground which was organised under the aegis of Peli No. 15, L. Khel, Kohima village on Sat. March 23. With the win, Unified Juniors pocketed a cash prize of INR 10,000 and running trophy. […]

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            Christ King Hr. Sec. School annual sports held

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            Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): The Christ King Higher Secondary School, conducted its annual sports from March 20 to 22 with Akumla Chuba, NCS, Director, Youth Resources and Sports as the special guest on the inaugural day. In her speech, Chuba stressed on the importance of discipline and to learn from both success and failure. As […]

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            Girl’s sports competition-cum-workshop held in Pfutsero

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            Dimapur, March 23 (EMN): A one-day girl’s sports competition-cum-workshop under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao of Pfutsero Sub-division was conducted on Sat. March 23 at Pfutsero Sports Complex. Zeneikhonuo Vimero, ADC, Pfutsero in her keynote address briefed the background and objectives of BBBP launched by the Government of India as a national campaign to promote girl […]

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            Super Cup saga continues as AIFF refuses to budge

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            New Delhi, March 23 (IANS): The saga of the 2019 Super Cup just doesn’t seem to end. While seven I-League clubs initially refused to play the tournament citing the step-motherly treatment from the All India Football Federation (AIFF), things took a positive turn when AIFF general secretary Kushal Das informed the clubs that president Praful […]

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            Sterling’s hat-trick helps England crush Czechs 5-0

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            London, March 23 (IANS): Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as England thrashed Czech Republic 5-0 in their opening match of the 2020 European championship qualifying campaign at Wembley here. England dominated the match on Friday and pulled ahead in the 24th minute, when Sterling positioned perfectly at the far post to tap-in from a low […]

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              It didn’t kill them: Barbra Streisand on Michael Jackson’s accusers

              By   12 hours ago

              Veteran singer-actor Barbra Streisand has said that even though she believes the two men who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse in the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland”, she has sympathy for the pop icon. In an interview with the Times in the UK, Streisand said she empathises with victims– Wade Robson and James Safechuck– but […]

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              Rapper Cardi B to sue bloggers for defamation

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              Rapper Cardi B is suing bloggers for claiming she is a “prostitute with herpes”. Cardi filed the lawsuit against Latasha K, who has a blog called unWinewithTashaK. She’s angry about 23 videos Tasha’s posted over the last 14 months. According to the suit, Tasha posted a video last April saying Cardi’s baby might be born […]

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              Efron, Seyfried join animated ‘Scooby-Doo’ film

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              Actors Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried have been roped in to voice the characters of Fred Jones and Daphne Blake respectively in the upcoming animated Scooby-Doo feature film “Scoob”. It was revealed earlier this month that Will Forte is set to voice Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, while Gina Rodriguez would be voicing Velma Dinkley, reports variety.com. […]

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              ‘Supernatural’ to end after Season 15

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              The popular American TV show “Supernatural” will conclude after 15 seasons. Series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram on Friday, reports variety.com. “We just told the crew that even though we’re very excited to be moving into our 15th season, it will be our […]

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              Acting just happened: ‘Divya Drishti’ actress Sana

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              Actress Sana Sayyad, currently seen in the show “Divya Drishti”, says acting just happened to her but now she loves it. “I never knew what I exactly wanted to do when I was growing up. I always had a ‘go with the flow’ attitude. One of my colleagues suggested that I should try acting because […]

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              Emilia Clarke suffered life threatening aneurysms

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              Actress Emilia Clarke said she suffered two “life-threatening” aneurysms. The actor, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the popular series “Game Of Thrones”, underwent surgery twice, leading to “terrible anxiety” and panic attacks, reports bbc.com. Despite thinking she would die, Clarke has now recovered beyond her “most unreasonable hopes”. The actress, who is from Oxford, plays […]

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              KJo faces flak over an anti-SRK tweet, apologizes

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              Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been slammed by social media users for liking a tweet which trolled superstar Shah Rukh Khan, on Friday apologized saying that there is a technical issue and he will personally never acknowledge such comments. It is reported that Karan liked an anti-SRK tweet posted by a social media user. The […]

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              Macon Blair to write, direct ‘Toxic Avenger’ reboot

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              Filmmaker Macon Blair has been tapped to write and direct the reboot of the cult classic “The Toxic Avenger”. The studio Legendary acquired the feature film rights in December and have quickly made the project a high priority at the studio, reports variety.com. Kaufman and Herz produced the original 1984 comedy, set in the fictional […]

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              K-pop star arrested over sex video scandal

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              K-pop star Jung Joon-young was arrested over allegations that he shared sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their knowledge or consent, South Korean police said. He was arrested on Thursday. The warrant was issued hours after he appeared at a court hearing during which he apologised to the victims for his actions, reports cnn.com. […]

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              Kit Harington on how GoT mirrors real-world politics

              By   2 days ago

              “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington has compared US President Donald Trump to the fantasy show’s ‘mad boy-king’ Joffrey Baratheon. He said that if people had paid attention to the HBO hit, they could have avoiding living in a “Thrones-like world”. “I think it’s always been about two things for me,” variety.com quoted Harington as […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Ato Nienu

                By   1 week ago

                Ato Nienu, from Kohima is an upcoming musician from the Chakhesang tribe. Nienu, who has recently released his debut gospel album, ‘I Will Come,’ says his interest in music grew after listening to famous musicians like Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi and Petra. Nienu, who won the Hornbill Solo Competition in the year 2015, described winning […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Yellow Beacon

                By   2 weeks ago

                        The Yellow Beacon is a funk/ alternative rock band from Dimapur. The inspiration of their music and the roots of the band certainly talks about the suffering and obstacle we face in life. The four-member band was awarded as the Winner of Ekarithin 2017, individual winners in various events and headliners […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Lindi

                By   3 weeks ago

                    Lindi is a singer-songwriter based in Kohima, the talented artist learnt to play his first musical instrument from his mother — A chord on the guitar. Lindi’s debut ‘Chasing The New’ is an emotional song about moving on from a pretty low place to a better place mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He opines […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Distance to Earth

                By   1 month ago

                Distance to Earth is a three-member metal band from Kohima. The band started off in early 2011 as ‘69th Avenue’ but took a hiatus to concentrate on their studies. The band got back together in 2018 with fresh music, and a new name. That’s Distance to Earth for you. Despite having been away from the […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Tokaholi Chishi

                By   1 month ago

                Meet Tokaholi Chishi from Dimapur who not only sings but is an aspiring writer as well. Chishi describes herself to be a ‘bedroom singer’ who loves to tell stories and write poems. | She believes that words are more powerful when merged with melody, and that a simple honest song can lift the burden off […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Keneisenuo Sorhie

                By   1 month ago

                  Meet Keneisenuo Sorhie, a 19-year old musician from Kohima who is garnering attention on Social Media for her music. This young musician has performed at various prominent events in Nagaland. With no formal education in music, Sorhie has covered four cover songs so far: ‘Scared to be Lonely,’ ‘That’s Christmas to me,’ and ‘Make […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Savage Slaughter

                By   2 months ago

                  Savage Slaughter is a thrash metal band based in Mokokchung. It was formed in 2017. The band is Senti Longkumer on the vocals, Sanen Longkumer and Tongzuk Longkumer on the guitar, Chuba Longkumer on the bass and Imlinok on the drums. Heavily influenced by classic metal bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Megadeth, […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Nungshitula Pongener

                By   2 months ago

                    Remember when you had the link of a “Happy New Year,” a cover song performed by siblings Nungshitula Pongener, Merenyangla Pongener and Rϋmen Pongener forwarded on social media and got tempted to forward it to your friends? The video has 1,71,910 views till date—an achievement of viral level considering that the singers have […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Featherheads

                By   2 months ago

                  Featherheads Haokui, an indigenous Naga band based in Ukhrul, Manipur are pumped to inspire and resurrect the dying culture and traditions which was once followed by our ancestors through their music. A blend of alt-folk-rock, the Featherheads describe music as a universal language with no barrier. “Through music we are spreading our culture and […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Trance Effect

                By   2 months ago

                            Here’s introducing Trance Effect, a creative three-member indie rock band from Nagaland. The group was formed in 2017 with a female vocalist.  It was not for money or for fame but for their mutual love to perform live music and to create more music. This drew them into forming […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Ato Nienu

                  By   1 week ago

                  Ato Nienu, from Kohima is an upcoming musician from the Chakhesang tribe. Nienu, who has recently released his debut gospel album, ‘I Will Come,’ says his interest in music grew after listening to famous musicians like Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi and Petra. Nienu, who won the Hornbill Solo Competition in the year 2015, described winning […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Tokaholi Chishi

                  By   1 month ago

                  Meet Tokaholi Chishi from Dimapur who not only sings but is an aspiring writer as well. Chishi describes herself to be a ‘bedroom singer’ who loves to tell stories and write poems. | She believes that words are more powerful when merged with melody, and that a simple honest song can lift the burden off […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Keneisenuo Sorhie

                  By   1 month ago

                    Meet Keneisenuo Sorhie, a 19-year old musician from Kohima who is garnering attention on Social Media for her music. This young musician has performed at various prominent events in Nagaland. With no formal education in music, Sorhie has covered four cover songs so far: ‘Scared to be Lonely,’ ‘That’s Christmas to me,’ and ‘Make […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Savage Slaughter

                  By   2 months ago

                    Savage Slaughter is a thrash metal band based in Mokokchung. It was formed in 2017. The band is Senti Longkumer on the vocals, Sanen Longkumer and Tongzuk Longkumer on the guitar, Chuba Longkumer on the bass and Imlinok on the drums. Heavily influenced by classic metal bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Megadeth, […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Nungshitula Pongener

                  By   2 months ago

                      Remember when you had the link of a “Happy New Year,” a cover song performed by siblings Nungshitula Pongener, Merenyangla Pongener and Rϋmen Pongener forwarded on social media and got tempted to forward it to your friends? The video has 1,71,910 views till date—an achievement of viral level considering that the singers have […]

                  Read More →

                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Featherheads

                  By   2 months ago

                    Featherheads Haokui, an indigenous Naga band based in Ukhrul, Manipur are pumped to inspire and resurrect the dying culture and traditions which was once followed by our ancestors through their music. A blend of alt-folk-rock, the Featherheads describe music as a universal language with no barrier. “Through music we are spreading our culture and […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Trance Effect

                  By   2 months ago

                              Here’s introducing Trance Effect, a creative three-member indie rock band from Nagaland. The group was formed in 2017 with a female vocalist.  It was not for money or for fame but for their mutual love to perform live music and to create more music. This drew them into forming […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Nyimlon Konyak

                  By   3 months ago

                  Meet Nyimlon Konyak  the winner of “Anybody Can Sing” Season 1 (2017) Mon.  Having performed in several occasions and stage with no formal education, her passion for music made her win the Anybody Can Sing Season 1 in Mon and has released her first song “You call me found”. Read on to know more about […]

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                  Finding her true vision in music

                  By   3 months ago

                  Our Correspondent Kohima, Dec. 18 (EMN): Despite being visually impaired, Nzano Shitiri, a 19-year-old girl in Kohima, dreams of becoming a musician. A class 10 student at Cherry Blossoms School in Kohima, she not only sings well but also plays the piano. Music is a ‘passion’ she started pursuing when she was nine, Shitiri told […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Hiyalo Kath

                  By   3 months ago

                      With dedication comes the zeal to achieve in life. Meet, Hiyalo Kath, a self-taught musician from Tseminyu town. Hiyalo Kath, a teacher by profession says, ‘music has always been there from the beginning’. Kath who does not fancy performing and being on stage much says his favourite part of being a musician is […]

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