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NH-29: Kohima-Dimapur road partially restored

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Kohima, July 19 (EMN): Authorities have announced on Thursday that a stretch of Kohima-Dimapur road along National Highway-29 below the M/s Avilie Petrol Pump has been ‘partially restored’ and opened for traffic with immediate effect. The PRO Kohima police stated in a press release on Thursday that traffic on said stretch of the highway would […]

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INR 80 lakh stolen from cash van in Dimapur

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Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): Unidentified persons have stolen INR 80 lakh from a cash van parked outside the main branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Dimapur on Thur. July 19 at around 11 am. According to police and SBI sources, when the cash attendants and the driver of the cash van were […]

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Govt. bans appointments without ‘sanctioned posts’

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Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms in an office memorandum stated that the state government has issued instructions that all appointments at all levels shall be made only against existing vacant posts that have been created in accordance with the rules in force and no appointment of any sort shall […]

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‘Indigenous inhabitants’ only for grade-IV jobs – Nagaland government

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Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The Nagaland government has reiterated in a fresh notification that appointments made to grade-IV posts in the districts shall be filled only by the respective indigenous inhabitants. This was stated in an update from the government bulletin, the DIPR. “In this connection, all the departments have been directed to submit a […]

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One AR trooper injured in Manipur ambush

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Imphal, July 19 (IANS): An Assam Rifles trooper was seriously wounded when suspected Naga militants from the NSCN(K) ambushed them on Thursday morning at Joupi in Manipur’s Chandel district, police said. Chandel Superintendent of Police Angam Kameie said the injured trooper, Appu Barma, was flown to a military hospital in Imphal West district. Barma suffered […]

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‘Apartheid early example of state terrorism Mandela fought against’

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New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): Citing apartheid as “an early example of state terrorism against the majority population”, it took an “extraordinary man” like Nelson Mandela “who dedicated his life to the emancipation of his people from the jackboot of the oppressor” to bring South Africa to where it is today, a former Indian envoy […]

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ENPO not opposed to eco. package; issues rider

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Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) has stated that it is not opposed to any economic package for the ‘backward region of the state as a whole for economic development of the people provided it was not under the name of ENPO.’ A press release from the organisation on Thursday asserted […]

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NTC casts doubt at NEET and JEE exams

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Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has expressed ‘shock’ at learning that among those qualified for the eligibility-and-entrance test for 2018 declared on June 25, “There are a good number of doubtful candidates according to the parents of the aspirant candidates of 2018.” “In the event of such anomalies, the department of […]

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TRAI curbs unwanted commercial calls; mandates subscribers’ consent

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New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): In a bid to curb the menace of unsolicited commercial calls, the TRAI on Thursday announced new regulations that mandate registration of businesses/telemarketers for making such calls and subscribers’ consent for receiving the same. Named the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations, 2018, the new rules provide for “the subscriber […]

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Mob lynching: Rajnath for social media checks, opposition walks out

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New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the first time admitted in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that fake news on social media has resulted in many mob lynching incidents in the country, saying the government has asked service providers to put a check on rumour mongering on social media. Not […]

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    RS passes anti-corruption bill with stringent punishment for bribe-giving

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    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the amended anti-corruption bill that also has stringent punishment provisions for those giving bribes — both individuals and organizations — besides the bribe takers, extends requirement of prior sanction for prosecution to former public officials and covers attachment and forfeiture of property.

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    TRAI curbs unwanted commercial calls; mandates subscribers’ consent

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    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): In a bid to curb the menace of unsolicited commercial calls, the TRAI on Thursday announced new regulations that mandate registration of businesses/telemarketers for making such calls and subscribers’ consent for receiving the same. Named the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations, 2018, the new rules provide for “the subscriber […]

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    Mob lynching: Rajnath for social media checks, opposition walks out

    By   18 hours ago

    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the first time admitted in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that fake news on social media has resulted in many mob lynching incidents in the country, saying the government has asked service providers to put a check on rumour mongering on social media. Not […]

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    States to give affidavit on translated NEET papers — Javadekar

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    New Delhi, July 19 (PTI): The Centre would be taking affidavits from state governments on accuracy of translated NEET question papers from the next year, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today said.

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    Maharashtra govt. gave INR 5 lakh to prisons dept. as ‘secret service fund’

    By   18 hours ago

    Mumbai, July 19 (PTI): The Maharashtra government has provided INR 5 lakh as ‘secret service fund’ to the prisons department to improve intelligence gathering in jails, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has informed the state Legislative Council.

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    Goa assembly disrupted over formalin-laced fish

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    Panaji, July 19 (IANS): Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant on Thursday adjourned the House till noon after the Congress insisted on discussing the issue of formalin-use in fish sold in the state.

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    Changes will make RTI Act useless — Rahul

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    New Delhi, July 19 (PTI): Congress President Rahul Gandhi today attacked the BJP government over proposed changes to the Right to Information Act, saying they will render the law useless.

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    Bail plea of two jailed Orthodox priests dismissed

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    Thiruvalla (Kerala) July 19 (IANS): A magisterial court near here on Thursday denied bail to the two jailed Malankara Orthodox Church priests named in a case for sexually abusing of a woman parishioner.

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    Audio of abused Kerala nun: cardinal reveals latter aware of issue, Church denies

    By   18 hours ago

    Kochi, July 19 (IANS): An audio clip, broadcast by a Malayalam television channel on Thursday, purpotedly revealed that the head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church had lied about not knowing that a nun had been sexually abused by a bishop, but the Church argued that the conversation had been “wrongly interpreted”.

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    LS to take up no-trust motion on Friday; Modi, Rahul to speak

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    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): The BJP and opposition Congress sharpened their attacks on each other on Thursday, a day before the Lok Sabha takes up the no-confidence motion for debate and voting in an increasingly polarised environment with each side trying to maximise its chances of victory in the 2019 general elections. Top guns […]

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      Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

      By   19 hours ago

      Jerusalem, July 19 (PTI/AFP): Israel’s parliament today adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens. Arab lawmakers and Palestinians called the law “racist” and said it legalised “apartheid” following a tumultuous debate in parliament. Others said it neglects […]

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      Migrants don’t have ‘unfettered right’ to go where they wish — UN

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      Geneva, July 19 (IANS/AKI): Nations must rescue migrants and people in need of protection, but those who they save do not have “the unfettered right” to choose their host country, the UN refugee agency UNHCR stated on Thursday. “While states have obligations to save lives and afford protection to refugees, people who are rescued do […]

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      Dozens injured as police thrash supporters of Dr Kesi

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      Kathmandu, July 19 (PTI): Three policemen and dozens of protesters, including students and nurses, were injured today in a clash between security personnel and supporters of veteran medical professional Dr Govinda Kesi, who is on a fast-unto-death demanding reforms in Nepal’s medical sector, according to media reports and officials. The supporters were protesting the government’s […]

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      France probes Macron security aide’s video beating protesters

      By   19 hours ago

      Paris, July 19 (IANS): A former French presidential security aide is under investigation by the Paris prosecutor’s office after a video emerged of him allegedly beating anti-government protesters, officials said on Thursday. A video published by a local newspaper allegedly showed Alexandre Benalla, who had been in charge of security during President Emmanuel Macron’s trips, […]

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      Rohingya rights violations continue in Myanmar — UN

      By   19 hours ago

      Dhaka, July 19 (IANS): The UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday that the continuing influx of Rohingya refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh showed their human rights were still being violated in Myanmar. The council said that the refugees, numbering around 722,000 since the exodus began in August 2017, fled due to an “overall menacing environment” […]

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      Putin slams US forces ready to ‘sacrifice’ Russia-US ties

      By   19 hours ago

      Moscow, July 19 (PTI/AFP): Russian President Vladimir Putin today slammed “forces” in the US who were willing to sacrifice Russian-US ties, two days after a summit with his US counterpart Donald Trump who has since faced a storm of criticism. “We see that there are forces in the US that are easily ready to sacrifice […]

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      Canadian PM reshuffles Cabinet

      By   19 hours ago

      Ottawa, July 19 (PTI): All four Indian-origin ministers have retained their positions in a major Cabinet reshuffle carried out by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in what is described as the beginning of his preparations for the 2019 elections. Trudeau’s Cabinet now has 34 ministers, up from the previous 30. It features 17 men and […]

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      Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

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      Moscow, July 19 (PTI/AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin says his first summit with US President Donald Trump was “successful” and is accusing Trump’s opponents in the US of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. Putin told Russian diplomats today that US-Russian relations are “in some ways worse than during the Cold War” but […]

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      Guterres calls on world to draw inspiration from Mandela

      By   19 hours ago

      United Nations, July 19 (IANS): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on the world to draw inspiration from former South African President Nelson Mandela to build a better future. “Today, as in every Mandela Day, we honour Madiba’s memory by calling on people around the world to make a difference, as he did,” said […]

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      Meeting with Sharifs ‘unilaterally cancelled’ by jail authorities, says his legal team

      By   19 hours ago

      Islamabad, July 19 (PTI): Pakistan’s Adiala Jail authorities today “unilaterally cancelled” a meeting between former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, and their lawyers, according to a media report. The legal team, which includes Khwaja Harris, Saad Hashmi, Zafir Khan and Amjad Pervaiz, was trying to meet the Sharif […]

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        NE states asked to lead in promotion of Act East Policy

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        Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad K Sangma, today said that north eastern states could take a lead in promotion of the Act East Policy and further engage with neighbouring nations and the larger ASEAN region to promote trade, commerce and cultural relations. Sangma stated this at the 10th edition of Delhi Dialogue […]

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        Manipur CM suspends two policemen for excess

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        Our Correspondent Imphal, July 19 (EMN): Manipur chief minister, N Biren, said one sub-inspector and a constable have been put under suspension after analysing the video clipping of the incident on Monday’s scuffle between the students and police in Imphal.

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        Manipuri youth kills cousin in South Delhi

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        New Delhi, July 19 (PTI): A 25-year-old man from Manipur was killed allegedly by his cousin over a monetary issue in southeast Delhi’s Sunlight Colony this morning, police said.

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        Experts find Shirui Lily a carnivorous plant

        By   17 hours ago

        Our Correspondent Imphal, July 19 (EMN): A tiny flowering plant found at Shirui Kashung peak, the natural habitat of Manipur’s state flower Shirui Lily (Lilium Mackliniae) under Ukhrul district, turned out to be a carnivorous plant. The plant, which grows up to 9-32 cm from the ground and having finger-nail size five-petal white flower, was […]

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        Journalists undertake plantation drive

        By   17 hours ago

        Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): Ukhrul district working journalists association (UDWJA) has undertaken tree plantation programme to help preserve the historic site of Kuiva Kajo/ Thingna Chiphan Kong of Hunphun village, which is located about 1 km west of Ukhrul district headquarters.

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        Despite ban on speech, Togadia arrives in Guwahati

        By   2 days ago

        Guwahati, July 18 (IANS): Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia arrived here on Wednesday despite the Assam government banning him from holding any public meeting or addressing the media for two months in and around the capital town.

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        MU students’ strike to conclude July 19

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        Our Correspondent Imphal, July 18 (EMN): A 48-hour general strike by Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) from July 17 midnight threw normal life out of gear in the North Eastern border state on Wednesday. The strike will conclude on July 19 midnight.

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        Another Diphu businessman sponsors an underprivileged footballer

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        Our Correspondent Diphu, July 18 (EMN): To encourage the underprivileged talented footballer in the district, one Tanuj Mazumder, a Diphu based business-man who owns a utensil shop in the heart of Diphu town is willing to sponsor sports materials to one under privileged footballer Sarkiri Terang of Hidipi under Borjan MAC constituency.

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        AUDC celebrates 12th foundation day

        By   2 days ago

        Diphu, July 18 (EMN): The Assam University Diphu Campus (AUDC) celebrated its 12th foundation day at the Department of Physic on July 18, inside the AUDC campus 8 km, Lumding Road, on Wednesday.

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        Birensing Ingti to be the next MP candidate of Congress

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        Our Correspondent Diphu, July 18 (EMN): A letter of gratitude by Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee will be sent to Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, president, Ripun Borah also an MP, for recommending the name of sitting MP and Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee (KADCC) President Birensing Engti to All India Congress Committee as the lone […]

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          Acharya completes four years as governor of Nagaland

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          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): Nagaland governor, PB Acharya, completed his four-year stay at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday as the governor of Nagaland. An update from the Raj Bhavan on Thursday informed that the officials and staff of the Raj Bhavan gathered at the governor’s residence in Kohima on July 19 to pay their honour.

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          Advisor of Prisons submits proposal to modernise Dimapur Central Jail

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          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): Advisor for Prisons, Printing & Stationery H Haiying and Advisor for Law & Justice Dr Longriniken met Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju at New Delhi on July 19 2018.

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          NDPP officials plant saplings at Dzükuo valley

          By   17 hours ago

          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): Advisor for Youth Resources and Sports, Zale Neikha along with the executives of NDPP 15th SA-11 A/C embarked on a trekking trip to Dzukou Valley on July 19-20 with a mission to plant tree-saplings along the valley and clean-up waste-products in Dzükou Valley to make the valley a tourist hot-spot and […]

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          ZPO Nagaland supports NEET 2018 authentication

          By   17 hours ago

          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The Zeliang People’s Organisation Nagaland (ZPON) today extended absolute solidarity and support to the efforts of the ‘concerned parents of aspirant candidates of NEET 2018’ and the the All Nagaland College Students’ Union for authentic verification with regard to undergoing the various under graduate courses in MBBS, DBS, Ayush & Homoeopathy […]

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          YouthNet introduces multi skill course in state govt. schools

          By   17 hours ago

          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): A vocational course under Skill India Mission known as Multi Skill Foundation Course (MSFC), which was in compliance with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has been introduced in secondary and higher secondary government schools in Nagaland.

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          Mega legal services camp held in Dimapur

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          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The Dimapur District Legal Services Authority (DDLSA) organised a legal awareness programme on July 18 at Niu colony in Dimapur. A press release from the public relation assistant of Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NLSA) on Thursday informed that the programme was presided over by panel lawyer DDLSA Moatila Ao.

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          Assam Rifles apprehend two UG cadres

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          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The Kohima Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ Inspector General of Assam Rifles (IGAR; north) along with police representative apprehended two cadres on July 18 at Mohankhola in Kohima. A press release from the HQ IGAR (north) informed about the incident on Thursday.

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          Artisans get insights into how to market products

          By   17 hours ago

          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): A two-day state level marketing workshop for promoting the handicraft was organised on July 18 and 19th in Dimapur. The workshop was organised by the Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations, New Delhi in association with Handicrafts Service Centre, Ministry of Textiles Kohima, informed a press release received here on Thursday.

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          Governor distributes subsidised water tanks

          By   17 hours ago

          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya distributed the subsidised water tanks (3000 litres) to 20 beneficiaries for rain water harvesting on July 19 at Raj Bhavan in Kohima. According to a press statement from the Raj Bhavan, the governor while giving away the water tanks called on the beneficiaries to encourage […]

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          Legislator interacts with members of Ao community in Delhi

          By   17 hours ago

          Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education, Temjen Ima Along invited Aos of Delhi for an interactive talk in Nagaland House, New Delhi on 18thJuly, 2018. The meeting was also attended by Advisor Law & Justice, Border Affairs, Treasuries & Accounts, Dr. Longrineken. A DIPR report stated that Minister Along said […]

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            Ziekezou SC beat New Market FC to top the table

            By   18 hours ago

            Kohima, July 19 (EMN): Defending champions Ziekezou Sporting Club defeated New Market FC by a solitary goal to continue their winning streak at the second edition of the Kohima Football League here in Kohima local ground on Thursday. With the win, Ziekezou SC has six points in two games to top the table at the […]

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            State sportspersons form association

            By   18 hours ago

            Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): With an objective to promote friendship and understanding among mature sports personnel regardless of age, gender and to strengthen the growth of the sports movement in the country, sports fraternity in the state have decided to form ‘Nagaland Masters Games Association’ (NMGA) under the aegis of the Masters Games Federation India. […]

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            BCCI to investigate UPCA bribery scandal

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            New Delhi, July 19 (PTI): The BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit on Thursday said it will launch a probe into an alleged bribery scandal unearthed by a sting operation, which claimed that a member of IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla’s personal staff sought bribes to facilitate selection of players. A Hindi news channel in Uttar Pradesh telecast an […]

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            Kohima Football League: Sechii Zubza FC debut ends in draw, Twenty XI FC win

            By   2 days ago

            Kohima, July 18 (EMN): Debutant team Sechii Zubza FC first match in the second edition of Kohima Football League against Khriekesa FC ended in a 1-1 draw here at the Kohima local ground on Wednesday. Sechii Zubza FC came from behind to snatch a point against Khriekesa FC but failed to finish the game to […]

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            The Spearhead Motorsport Initiative to host motor rally in Mkg

            By   2 days ago

            Mokokchung, July 18 (EMN): The Spearhead Motorsport Initiative (SMI), Mokokchung will be hosting a motorsport event “Throttle Thrust III” from August 2-3 at tourist village Longkhum in celebration of Tsungremmong Hornbill Festival, Mokokchung. Speaking to media persons during a press conference at the treasurer resident, SMI officials said the event will have two formats of […]

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            Real Madrid chief expects to bolster squad with strong new signings

            By   2 days ago

            Madrid, July 18 (IANS): Real Madrid’s President Florentino Perez said on Wednesday that he expects to bolster the squad with strong new signings in the summer transfer window, while speaking at the presentation of new defender Alvaro Odriozola. The Champions League title-holders are looking to rebuild after the departure of superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo and […]

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            Hima’s historic gold rejuvinates sleepy Assam village

            By   2 days ago

            Guwahati, July 18 (IANS): Not many in the country would have been familiar with Kandhulimari village in Dhing — a small town situated approximately 20 kilometers from Nagaon district headquarters, narrowed by a land-eating Brahmaputra — until 18-year-old sprinter Hima Das scripted history by clinching a 400 metres gold at the IAAF World U-20 Championships […]

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            Nagaland muay thai team to participate at national championship

            By   2 days ago

            Dimapur, July 18 (EMN): A seven member team of All Nagaland Amateur Muaythai Association will be participating in the 19th National Amateur Muaythai (MTI) championship (junior and sub-junior) that will be held at Sakthi Hills Resort, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru from July 19 till the 22nd according to a press statement received here on Wednesday, July […]

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            Neeraj Chopra strikes gold at French meet

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            New Delhi, July 18 (PTI): India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra comfortably won the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France, beating a competitive field which included 2012 London Olympics gold-medallist Keshorn Walcott. Chopra’s throw of 85.17m put him way ahead of the field, including Moldova’s Andrian Mardare (81.48m) and Lithuania’s Edis Matusevicius (79.31m), […]

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            We were clinical, says England captain Eoin Morgan

            By   2 days ago

            Leeds, July 18 (PTI): England captain Eoin Morgan says his team was simply “clinical” in the series-clinching win over India in the third and final ODI here, a feat that was achieved after quickly learning from the “mistakes” committed in the first two games. India lost by eight wickets as England rode on Joe Root’s […]

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              Cliff Richard wins privacy case against BBC

              By   23 hours ago

                British singer Cliff Richard has won a privacy case against the BBC and has been awarded an initial £210,000 in damages in the legal battle with the UK public broadcaster. According to hollywoodreporter.com, the BBC in 2014 had reported that the singer was being investigated for claims of child sex assault in the past, […]

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              MGM, Fox to provide $8.7 million worth of James Bond films

              By   23 hours ago

              MGM and Fox Home Entertainment will provide $8.7 million worth of digital copies of James Bond movies to settle a lawsuit filed by customers who did not get the copies of the films “Casino Royale” and “Never Say Never Again” in a Bond 50th anniversary box. Earlier this week, a motion for final approval of […]

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              Sonali Bendre says son Ranveer a source of strength in her fight against cancer

              By   23 hours ago

              Actor Sonali Bendre, who is fighting cancer, says she and husband Goldie Behl did not want to keep son Ranveer in the dark about her diagnosis as children are more “resilient than we give them credit for”. The 43-year-old actor said Ranveer has been “a source of strength and positivity”. Sonali, who is currently in […]

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              Ryan Gosling’s ‘First Man’ to open 75th Venice Film Festival

              By   23 hours ago

              Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelles space race drama “First Man” will open the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival on August 29. This will mark the second opening-night Venice bow for Chazelle. His previous film, “La La Land,” kicked off the fest in 2016 before cruising into the awards season and tying the all-time Oscar nominations […]

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              Harvey Weinstein seeks dismissal of Ashley Judd blacklist suit

              By   23 hours ago

              Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinsteins lawyers have urged a judge to throw out a lawsuit that accuses him of blackballing actress Ashley Judd after she refused a sexual advance. Judd sued Weinstein in April, alleging that he harmed her career by dissuading director Peter Jackson from casting her in “The Lord of the Rings” in […]

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              Kim Kardashian’s perfume company sued over logo

              By   23 hours ago

              Reality television star Kim Kardashian West’s new perfume company that had once placed $5 million in her pocket in just five minutes, has been sued for using a logo that belongs to a different company. Vibes Media has accused Kardashian’s fragrance firm for copying its speech bubble-like logo for a new Kimoji perfume, reports TMZ. […]

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              Mike Shinoda ready to reunite with Linkin Park

              By   2 days ago

              Rocker Mike Shinoda is ready to get back with the rock band Linkin Park, a year after frontman Chester Bennington’s death — if that is what his bandmates want. The band regrouped for a memorial show at the Hollywood Bowl in October and Shinoda, who started playing solo sets at festivals this year, believes the […]

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              Tyrese Gibson wants to end feud with Dwayne Johnson

              By   2 days ago

              Singer Tyrese Gibson has taken one step towards squashing his beef with actor Dwayne Johnson following their public spat about the future of the “Fast & Furious” franchise by admitting he went too far. The two actors fell out last year when Gibson slammed Johnson’s decision to push on with a “Fast & Furious” spin-off, […]

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              ‘Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants’ gets musical adaptation

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              “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” is set to be the latest film to be adapted for a new stage musical. Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, and Alexis Bledel starred as best friends preparing to spend their first summer apart in the 2005 movie and its sequel, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2”, […]

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              Gary Barlow warns Robbie Williams

              By   2 days ago

              Singer Gary Barlow has issued a warning to his former Take That band member Robbie Williams ahead of his start on “The X Factor” as a judge. “It’s going to be great, but I know what’s to come with that show. I know what it does to you. He’s got some hard work ahead, that’s […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with John Mpamei

                By   20 hours ago

                John Mpamei from Tamenglong, Manipur currently working in Doha, Qatar has had exciting music experiences. Since the age of six Mpamei has been into music with his father as his major musical influence. He debuted with a band in 2013 at Hard Rock Café and his first album “Far Away” was released on Vh1, MTV […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Maongtemsu Pongen

                By   1 week ago

                With his recent passion to compose and write songs, Maongtemsu Pongen hopes that he would one day become a connoisseur in music. Composing and writing songs for Pongen, a teacher by profession, was never a passion or a dream but a complete mystery. His debut ‘Past Memories’ is about two lovers and their shared memories […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Abeni Odyuo

                By   2 weeks ago

                Meet Abeni Odyuo, an upcoming musician with a versatile voice, and one who is a power-packed performer. She has no formal education in music. But she grew up listening to music that she says continues to be a motivation for her. Eastern Mirror caught up with Abeni who shared with us her musical journey. EASTERN […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with IMA

                By   3 weeks ago

                  With the aim to glorify the Lord, the Immanuel Music Academy led by Aron T. Asumi formed a music choir comprising of various leaders and musicians in and around Zunheboto town. The choir on June 16 released its debut ‘Khristo No Alhokupuju Lo Ka Acheni” (Christ Reigns Forever) which was written and composed in […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Pretty Rhythm

                By   4 weeks ago

                Pretty Rhythm, as the name suggests, is a four-member all-girls band from Dimapur that was formed in early 2017. Since their inception as Pretty Rhythm, these girls have been the face and voice of a number of events in Dimapur. The band comprises four vocalists: Likivi and Lovikali Yepthomi who are pursuing BA at Unity […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Dieze Sothu

                By   1 month ago

                Mirror shares an interview with a young musician who has recently graduated from St. Joseph’s College. Dieze Sothu says, ‘writing and composing is something that I really love and I hope someday I can help dreamers like me achieve their goals.’ The singer has recently released his debut single “Twist and turns” on indihut. He […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Storyline

                By   1 month ago

                  Storyline is a Christian band comprising young believers with a common vision to bring you a band that relates a Christian life.  The band follows their passion to sing and make use of it for God’s glory and by objective not for fame. In today’s ‘Rhythm of Love’ Storyline talks about their love and […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Pelenuo Yhome

                By   2 months ago

                  In recent years, a bunch of young singers/songwriters have emerged from the state with a sound that sounds nothing like anything we have heard before, and much better than their predecessors. Pelenuo Yhome is a part of that bunch and she just might be the cream of the crop. Pelenuo’s voice weaves charming melodies […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Aosunep Jamir

                By   2 months ago

                It was during the 90’s when Aosunep Jamir’s love for rock music began to grow. Aosunep who hails from Mokchung district is a government servant by profession and a music lover by passion. He recalls his early years when he first got involved into music as a vocalist for a band. Jamir was also adjudged […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Nagaland Civil Service

                By   2 months ago

                  Administrative officers of the Nagaland Civil Service are doing something different besides governance — music. They are venturing into music making with a band of their own. It’s been a while though. They have formed the ‘Nagaland Civil Service (NCS) band’ in July 2017 with seven members who shared the same passion for music […]

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                  Fish ban hits vendors and suppliers in Mokokchung

                  By   1 week ago

                  Imrongkumba Aier Mokokchung, July 10 (EMN): The fish business in Mokokchung district has gone down since the past one month after the authorities clamped down on formalin-laced fish, coupled with consumers’ fear of chemically enhanced food, and its adverse impact on health. The three-month blanket ban in Nagaland on import of fish, prohibition against storage, […]

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                  Regina Maram and the ‘beauty’ of equipping youths with skills

                  By   1 month ago

                  Esther Verma Dimapur, June 8 (EMN): As unemployment is witnessing extremity in the Northeast region, many young people between the ages 15 and 25 are straying towards addictive and abusive habits. This is represented in the growing number of school drop-outs in the region. This was where Regina Pamma Maram from Maram Khullen village in […]

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                  Road-less Karbi Anglong village wants govt. to bridge the gaps

                  By   2 months ago

                  Vivian Longki Rongpi Diphu, May 30: A small village in Karbi Anglong in Assam is caught between two maladies that they wish the authorities of the area would address: a bridge and a road or the lack of them. The lack of said facilities for the area continues to trouble especially Borlangpher model village, particularly […]

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                  The long winding road of a Nagamese singer from Mon

                  By   2 months ago

                  Musician is the subject of a local heritage project   Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, May 27 (EMN): It was in the ’90s and early 2000s that a new wave of ‘Nagamese’ music was the trend of local musicians in Nagaland. It was before reality singing contests, social media, or mobile phones came into the picture. […]

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                  Hygiene project wins a battle in Dimapur garbage war

                  By   2 months ago

                  Scrap sculpture set up as testimony against city’s garbage trend Henlly Phom Dimapur, May 20 (EMN): The Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) has transformed with approximately INR six lakh in funds the otherwise public dumping area outside the Shri Ramakrishna Society at Duncan Bosti in Dimapur into a treat for eyes. There, as a testimony to […]

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                  From HSLC topper to pipping UPSC, Dimapur lad looks to making impact

                  By   3 months ago

                  Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, May 2: Swapneel Paul (28) from Dimapur secured the 64th rank in the recently declared Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) results. Prior to his success, Paul had been serving as an assistant commissioner at the Indian Revenue Service. Born and brought up at Netaji Colony in Dimapur, Paul is the son […]

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                  How a weaver in KA is weaving success

                  By   3 months ago

                  Vivian Longki Rongpi Diphu, May 2 (EMN): The growth of interest towards the love for traditional attires in the Northeast region are seen on the rise. The demand for vibrant colourful traditional attires of various tribes of the region has increased but with very few who are capable of presenting hand woven goods. Basapi Tokbipi, […]

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                  Turning Nagaland’s plastic waste into durable roads

                  By   3 months ago

                  S. Henlly Phom Dimapur, April 29 (EMN): The use of plastic has become a primary feature of our lives today but it carries with it disadvantages if we are not responsible with the use of plastic. A government order in November 2015 made it mandatory for all road developers in the country to use plastic […]

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                  Image rebranding: This Naga is changing the ‘face’ of people’s image

                  By   3 months ago

                  Henlly Phom Dimapur, April 8 (EMN): Image consulting is a growing professional field that works at improving the image of clients personally or professionally by developing personality aspects such as appearance, behaviour, and communication. It’s all about, simply put, making people ‘look good.’ The most visible presence the field has is in entertainment, fashion and […]

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                  Two strangers, one dream: Public library to become a reality

                  By   4 months ago

                    Esther Verma Dimapur, April 4 (EMN): A few years ago, a Dimapur citizen Susan Lotha and her father would sit and talk about anything and everything under the sun. During one of the conversations, he expressed a desire to see a beautiful library set up in Dimapur where he and his “pensioner friends” can […]

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