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Afghan official: Blast rocks country’s capital, kills 7

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Kabul, April 20 (PTI/AP): A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, officials said, killing at least seven people a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks collapsed. At least eight people were wounded. Police chief Gen. Sayed Mohammad Roshandil said the bomber blew himself up outside the […]

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Bhopal gas tragedy among world’s “major industrial accidents” of 20th century — UN report

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United Nations, April 20 (PTI): The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which killed thousands of people is among the world’s “major industrial accidents” of the 20th century, a UN report has said, warning that 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year. The report released by the the UN labour agency International […]

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66% turnout recorded in second phase of LS polls — EC

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New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI): Sixty-six per cent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said. Polling was held for 95 Lok Sabha seats in 11 states and the union territory of Puducherry with Tamil Nadu witnessing contest in 38 constituencies. Fourteen […]

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Three days of heavy rain likely in Nagaland

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Dimapur, April 18 (EMN): Heavy rain along with thunderstorm and gusty wind at the speed of 40 to 70 kmph could be experienced at isolated places in Kohima, Peren, Mokokchung, Longleng and Kiphire district from April 19 to the 21st. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) informed that […]

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14 fire accidents already this year in Dimapur

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Besides fire disasters, firefighters find themselves battling years of negligence Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, April 18: Despite fire incidents accounting for some of the worst disasters in the state over the years, fire personnel and the departments continue to be one of the most overlooked. They are simply taken for granted, 24×7. In Dimapur alone […]

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Good Friday and the suffering to end all sufferings

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Our Correspondent Kohima, April 18 (EMN): Among the Christian community, Good Friday is observed to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is one of the most significant days for a Christian. According to Fr Jaison CJ, from Bishop House in Dimapur, the celebration of Good Friday teaches two sides […]

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Madeira mourns after 29 German tourists die in bus crash

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Canico, April 18 (PTI/AFP): The Portuguese island of Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house. Drone footage showed the mangled wreckage resting precariously on its side against a building on a hillside […]

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Mueller finds no Trump-Russia collusion — AG

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Washington, April 18 (IANS): US Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller “found no collusion” between the Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Addressing a press conference before Mueller’s report was made public, Barr said he gave Trump’s lawyers advance access this week to […]

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Pak’s Fin Min Asad Umar quits ahead of IMF deal

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Islamabad, April 18 (PTI): Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar abruptly quit the Cabinet on Thursday before securing a crucial multi-billion dollar IMF bailout package for the cash-strapped country, amid mounting criticism by the opposition and business community over the handling of the economic crisis. Umar, who recently returned from a trip to the US in […]

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Construction workers questioned over Notre Dame fire

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Paris, April 18 (IANS): Prosecutors investigating the causes of the inferno that ripped through the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris have questioned construction workers and security staff, as more details have emerged about the effort to contain the blaze, the media reported. Ten people were interviewed by criminal investigators on Wednesday, the Paris Prosecutor’s […]

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    66% turnout recorded in second phase of LS polls — EC

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    New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI): Sixty-six per cent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said. Polling was held for 95 Lok Sabha seats in 11 states and the union territory of Puducherry with Tamil Nadu witnessing contest in 38 constituencies. Fourteen […]

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    EC suspends officer for checking PM’s chopper

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    New Delhi, April 18 (PTI): The Election Commission suspended an IAS officer on Wednesday night for checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur, terming it a violation of norms in dealing with SPG protectees. In its order, the commission said Mohammad Mohsin was suspended for actions contrary to its instructions concerning those being […]

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    Millions vote in second round of general elections

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    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS): Millions voted across 95 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states and Puducherry on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered battle for a new Parliament, marred by stray violence in West Bengal and muted polling in Srinagar. CPI-M MP and candidate Mohd Salim was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress […]

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    India suspends LoC trade, says being used to fuel terror

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    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS): India on Thursday suspended, with immediate effect, trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was being used by unscrupulous and anti-national elements for sneaking in hawala money and weapons from the territory under Pakistani occupation to fuel terrorism and separatism in the country. The […]

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    Cong says chances of tie-up with AAP in Delhi almost finished; may announce LS candidates soon

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    New Delhi, April 18 (PTI): Amid the continuing “flip-flop” over the tie-up for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress Thursday said the prospects of its alliance with the AAP are almost finished. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has “refused” to form an alliance with the Congress in Delhi alone, said P C Chacko, the All […]

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    Jet union seeks govt intervention to avoid KFA-like collapse

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    Mumbai, April 18 (PTI): The officers and employees union of the grounded Jet Airways on Thursday sought government intervention to avert a Kingfisher-like collapse of the carrier, which could not take off after halting operations temporarily in October 2012. Alleging some “motives” behind the series of developments at the carrier, which eventually forced it to […]

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    13 killed in Gujarat in unseasonal rain, dust storm

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    Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS): Unseasonal rain and severe dust storm in different parts of Gujarat over the last two days claimed 13 lives even as authorities on Thursday predicted that temperatures that had fallen to less than 3 to 7 degrees below normal would rise from next week to mark a normal summer. Officials at […]

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    No Pak soldier or citizen died in Balakot air strike — Swaraj

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    Ahmedabad, April 18 (PTI): No Pakistani soldier or citizen died in the air strike on a terror camp at Balakot in Pakistan in February, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday. Addressing women party workers here, she said Indian military was given a “free hand” in the operation but was clearly told that no […]

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    IJA condemns ‘dastardly attack’ on journalist in Bengal

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    Kolkata, April 18 (IANS): The Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) on Thursday condemned the “dastardly attack” on ABP Ananda journalist Partha Pratim Ghosh near Raiganj in West Bengal’s North Dinjapur district when he was covering the second phase of the 2019 polls. In another incident, a vehicle of news channel 24 Ghanta on poll duty was […]

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    Lok Sabha 2019: Phase II voting today

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    Polling for 35 legislative assembly seats in Odisha to be held simultaneously Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, April 17: The second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be held today with a total of 95 parliamentary constituencies spread across 11 states and one union territory going to the polls. Voting will begin at 7am and […]

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      Afghan official: Blast rocks country’s capital, kills 7

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      Kabul, April 20 (PTI/AP): A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, officials said, killing at least seven people a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks collapsed. At least eight people were wounded. Police chief Gen. Sayed Mohammad Roshandil said the bomber blew himself up outside the […]

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      Bhopal gas tragedy among world’s “major industrial accidents” of 20th century — UN report

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      United Nations, April 20 (PTI): The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which killed thousands of people is among the world’s “major industrial accidents” of the 20th century, a UN report has said, warning that 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year. The report released by the the UN labour agency International […]

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      House Democrats subpoena full Mueller report

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      Washington, April 20 (IANS): The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena demanding that the Justice Department hand over an unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report and the evidence underlying it by May 1, and pledged “major hearings” on its findings. The chairman, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, on […]

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      Czech PM says won’t resign if indicted over EU fraud

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      Prague, April 20 (PTI/AFP): Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Saturday he would not resign if indicted for his alleged role in a two-million-euro EU subsidy fraud. Police this week recommended that Babis be indicted over the case which could see him and several others, including family members, spending five to ten years […]

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      Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland unrest

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      Derry(UK), April 19 (PTI/AFP): A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region. “Lyra McKee was murdered during orchestrated violence in Creggan” in the city of Derry, also known as Londonderry, police chief […]

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      Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

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      Chicago, April 20 (PTI/AP): A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max’s flight control system was approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency. Former National Transportation Safety […]

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      Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi’s rule

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      Cairo, April 20 (PTI/AFP): Egyptians voted on Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region. Voters were being asked to back amendments to the constitution to allow Sisi, 64, to run for […]

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      Madeira mourns after 29 German tourists die in bus crash

      By   2 days ago

      Canico, April 18 (PTI/AFP): The Portuguese island of Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house. Drone footage showed the mangled wreckage resting precariously on its side against a building on a hillside […]

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      Mueller finds no Trump-Russia collusion — AG

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      Washington, April 18 (IANS): US Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller “found no collusion” between the Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Addressing a press conference before Mueller’s report was made public, Barr said he gave Trump’s lawyers advance access this week to […]

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      6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan

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      Taipei, April 18 (IANS): An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck near the Taiwanese city of Hualien on Thursday. No casualties have so far been reported from the tremor some 160 km from the capital Taipei, reports Efe news. According to the island’s Central Weather Bureau, the earthquake occurred at 1.01 p.m., at […]

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        LS polls Phase-II: Violence disrupts poll process in Manipur; re-poll likely in two booths

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        Over 75.69 % voters cast votes Our Correspondent Imphal, April 18 (EMN): Voting was disrupted in two polling booths of Inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday after violence broke out over alleged proxy voting and dispute among the election agents. An estimated 75.69 % of over nine lakh electorate exercised their franchise till 4 pm […]

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        Assam records over 73% turnout

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        Guwahati, April 18 (PTI): Over 73 per cent of the 6910592 voters were cast in five Assam Lok Sabha constituencies Thursday during the second phase of polling, an election department communique said. The communique said that 73.32 per cent votes were polled across 8,992 booths in Karimganj(SC), Silchar, Autonomous Districts(ST), Nowgong and Mangaldoi constituencies to […]

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        10,500 families of 700 Meghalaya villages affected by cyclone

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        Shillong, Apri; 18 (PTI): Over 10,500 families in 700 odd villages of Meghalaya have been affected after a cyclonic storm ravaged the state in the past three days leaving many of them homeless, officials here said Thursday. Three persons suffered minor injuries during the storm on Wednesday in West Garo Hills district. About a 100 […]

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        Poll officials face FIRs over lapses in Tripura vote

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        Agartala, April 18 (IANS): The Election Commission (EC) will file FIRs against presiding officers and political activists who indulged in malpractices during the first phase of polling in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency on April 11, according to officials on Thursday. “Following the instructions of the EC, I have asked all the 19 Assistant Returning […]

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        Centre orders Assam govt. to take action against four media houses

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        Dimapur, April 18 (EMN): The Union Home Ministry has directed the Assam state administration to take action against a few media organizations including TV news channels and a news portal for allegedly propagating militant ideologies through their platforms and provoking the youth to join militancy. According to TNT, sources from the Ministry of Home Affairs […]

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        Attack attempt on Cong candidate; ruling IPFT supporter held

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        Agartala, April 18 (PTI): Police arrested a supporter of the ruling IPFT on the charge of trying to attack the convoy of Congress’ Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Dev Burman in Khowai district of Tripura on Thursday. The accused supporter of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) allegedly tried to throw brickbats at the convoy […]

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        Army vice chief visits forward areas in Sikkim

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        Kolkata, April 18 (PTI): Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devraj Anbu visited Trishakti Corps and forward areas of Sikkim bordering China during a two-day visit that ended Thursday, a Defence official said. The Vice Chief was briefed by Lt Gen C P Mohanty, GOC Trishakti Corps, at its headquarter at Sukna in North […]

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        One more held in assault case for selling beef

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        Tezpur (Assam), April 9 (PTI): One more person was arrested for allegedly beating up and force-feeding pork to a Muslim man for selling beef in Assam, taking the total number arrests to 12 including a BJP ward member, police said. Police Thursday picked up a 24-year-old man in connection with the crime in Biswanath district […]

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        Two detained in Sikkim for violating MCC released

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        Gangtok, April 18 (PTI): Sikkim Police has released two persons, including a professor of a Delhi-based organisation, who were detained for allegedly carrying out survey work related to the assembly and Lok Sabha polls held in the state on April 11. The district administration had deemed the survey exercise carried out by the two researchers […]

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        BJP resorted to massive poll rigging on April 11 — CPI(M)

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        Agartala, April 18 (PTI): The CPI(M) on Thursday alleged that the ruling BJP in the state resorted to “massive rigging” in West Tripura Lok Sabha seat during the first phase of elections on April 11 as it was aware that people were unhappy with the pace of development work in the state. Denying the charge, […]

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          Battle of Kohima anniv. honours WWII veterans with gallantry awards

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          Dimapur, April 18 (EMN): In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the WWII Battle of Kohima (1944-2019) a community nongovernmental organisation conducted a “gallantry award ceremony” on April 18 in Kohima. War veterans were honoured with gallantry awards, which were received by their descendants, updates informed. The ceremony was organised by the Kohima Educational Trust […]

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          Defectors are ‘mass human traffickers’ and immoral, says NPCC

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          Dimapur, April 18 (EMN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) laments that acts of corruption and ‘defection’ have shamed the spirit of the affirmation ‘Nagaland for Christ.’ The party reserved its bitterest gall for ‘defectors’ though.

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          District emergency services observe National Fire Service Week

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          Dimapur, April 18 (EMN): Emergency service divisions across Nagaland observed National Fire Service Week. The government publicity agency, the Information and Public Relations (IPR) issued on Thursday updates about various functions that were conducted in the state to mark the occasion.

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          Design consultancy inaugurated in Kohima

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          Our Correspondent Kohima, April 18 (EMN): A design consultancy named the Chilpaufe was inaugurated on April 17 in Kohima. The establishment is located at Kapfo’s Building, Jail colony, in Kohima. Chilpaufe is an acronym for civil, handicrafts, interior, landscape, product, architecture, urban planning, furniture, and electronics, said the consultancy’s director Neikemhiezo Rupreo.

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          Rengma youth group commits to people on founding day

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          Dimapur, April 18 (EMN): The Rengma community youth group Rengma Selo Zi celebrated its 4th foundation day, on April 17 at Tsogin in Kohima district. Representatives from Rengma villages besides village leaders and church leaders from Tsogin range attended the event, a press release from the organisation on Thursday informed. Pastor John Tep of Logwesonyu […]

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          Three days of heavy rain likely in Nagaland

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          Dimapur, April 18 (EMN): Heavy rain along with thunderstorm and gusty wind at the speed of 40 to 70 kmph could be experienced at isolated places in Kohima, Peren, Mokokchung, Longleng and Kiphire district from April 19 to the 21st. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) informed that […]

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          14 fire accidents already this year in Dimapur

          By   2 days ago

          Besides fire disasters, firefighters find themselves battling years of negligence Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, April 18: Despite fire incidents accounting for some of the worst disasters in the state over the years, fire personnel and the departments continue to be one of the most overlooked. They are simply taken for granted, 24×7. In Dimapur alone […]

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          Good Friday and the suffering to end all sufferings

          By   2 days ago

          Our Correspondent Kohima, April 18 (EMN): Among the Christian community, Good Friday is observed to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is one of the most significant days for a Christian. According to Fr Jaison CJ, from Bishop House in Dimapur, the celebration of Good Friday teaches two sides […]

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          Tests confirm Haemorrhagic Septicaemia as cause of buffaloes’ death

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          Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, April 18: The recent epidemic in Medziphema area of Dimapur district, where several buffaloes were killed, is reported to be under control after tests proved the cause of death as Haemorrhagic Septicaemia. This was confirmed by the deputy chief veterinary of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department, Dr. K Thungchamo. Speaking to […]

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          Kohima Diocese gets home for priests

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          Dimapur, April 18 (EMN): A home for the priests under Kohima Diocese was blessed and inaugurated on April 17 in the presence of priests, sisters and laity. Bishop of Kohima, Rev. Dr.  James Thoppil, officiated the rites of blessing, while Fr. OC Abraham, senior most priest of Kohima Diocese, inaugurated the new home for priests. […]

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            IPL: Smith hands RR much-needed win over MI

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            Jaipur, April 20 (IANS): Steve Smith (59 not out) played a captain’s knock as Rajasthan Royals (RR) kept their play-off hopes alive after defeating Mumbai Indians (MI) by 5 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Saturday. Despite wickets falling at regular intervals for Rajasthan, Smith kept […]

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            Bairstow to leave for England WC camp after CSK game

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            Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS): Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) opener Johnny Bairstow on Saturday confirmed that he will leave the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after his team’s game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 23 to join England’s camp for the World Cup. It means Bairstow will play two more games for […]

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            Pakistan to play day-night Test in Australia

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            Sydney, April 20 (IANS): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given its nod to its Australian counterpart to play a day-night Test in the upcoming 2019-20 season. According to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald, the second Test between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide will be played under lights with the pink ball. This […]

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            EPL: Man City beat Tottenham 1-0; back on top

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            Manchester (England), April 20 (IANS): Manchester City got its revenge for being bundled out of the Champions League by Tottenham Hotspur, thanks to a goal by English midfielder Phil Foden which gave the defending champions a 1-0 win in the Premier League on Saturday. City thus took a big step toward securing the Premier League […]

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            Shiva makes winning start; Lovlina, Deepak in quarters

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            Thailand, April 20 (IANS): Shiva Thapa (60kg) inched one step closer to adding a record-breaking fourth medal from the Asian Boxing Championships by entering the pre-quarterfinals as 2018 World Championships bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Makran Cup gold medallist Deepak (49kg) made it to the last-eight of this continental tournament here on Saturday. Thapa […]

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            BCCI ombudsman fines Pandya, Rahul for Koffee fiasco

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            New Delhi, April 20 (IANS): BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain has asked all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul to pay a sum of INR 1 lakh each, to widows of 10 constables in paramilitary forces who have lost their lives on duty. They have also been asked to deposit INR 10 lakh each in the […]

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            Nadal advances to Monte Carlo semi-finals

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            Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 20 (IANS): Spain’s Rafael Nadal managed to eke out a 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win against Guido Pella of Argentina to secure a berth in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters, an event he has won 11 times. Nadal avoided joining the list of favourites who have been upset in the 2019 […]

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            AIFF plans internal meet before meeting I-League clubs

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            New Delhi, April 20 (IANS): The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is having a second thought about the much-awaited meeting between its President Praful Patel and the I-League clubs, which won’t happen before the AIFF takes stock of the situation on its own about the future roadmap of Indian domestic football. Earlier, AIFF officials had […]

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            Pandya brothers, Chahar set-up resounding win for Mumbai

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            New Delhi, April 18 (PTI): The big-hitting Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal — and young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar set up a comprehensive 40-run win for Mumbai Indians over Delhi Daredevils in a return leg of the IPL here on Thursday.

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            Liverpool crush Porto, reach Champions League semis

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            Porto (Portugal), April 18 (IANS): Liverpool reached the Champions League semi-finals after comfortably beating Porto 4-1, with the attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each. Virgil van Dijk also scored for Liverpool, which advanced 6-1 on aggregate after winning the first leg 2-0 at home.

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              Elton John biopic to release in India on May 31

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              “Rocketman”, a biopic on the legendary singer Elton John, will release in India on May 31. The Paramount Pictures movie will be exclusively distributed in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, read a statement. Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film stars Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jamie Bell. “Rocketman” is an epic musical […]

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              Bynes is ‘doing great’ since checking into rehab

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              Actress Amanda Bynes is “doing great” and focusing on herself as she continues to seek treatment after checking into a rehabilitation facility in January. “Amanda is doing great, working on herself, and taking some well-deserved time off to focus on her well-being after graduating from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in December,” Tamar […]

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              Beyonce’s Netflix deal worth a $60 million?

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              Netflix has landed a three-project deal, reportedly worth a whopping $60 million, with singer Beyonce Knowles. The first of the three specials is “Homecoming”, the behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling her 2018 Coachella performance – a massive spectacle of dance, visuals and music that reaffirmed Beyonce’s moniker of Queen Bey – which premiered on April 17. The […]

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              Adele separates from husband Simon Konecki

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              Singer Adele has parted ways with her husband, Simon Konecki, according to a statement from her representative Benny Tarantini. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the statement said, reports cnn.com. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.” Adele and Konecki share […]

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              Woman who inspired ‘Conjuring’ dead, Farmiga pays homage

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              Lorraine Warren, the paranormal investigator whose life inspired franchises like “The Conjuring” and “The Amityville Horror”, has died. Actress Vera Farmiga, who played Lorraine in “The Conjuring”, “The Conjuring 2”, “The Nun” and “Annabelle Comes Home”, says she feels blessed to have known her. “She died peacefully in her sleep at home,” Warren’s son-in-law Tony […]

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              Ricky Kej’s project nominated for SDG Action Awards

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              Grammy Award-winning Indian musician and environmentalist Ricky Kej’s “My Earth Songs” has been nominated for The UN SDG Action Awards. Kej’s “My Earth Songs” project has been nominated as a finalist from over 2000 entries from organisations and individuals from 142 countries. The winner will be announced on May 2 at a special awards ceremony […]

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              Academy responds to lawsuit from Roman Polanski

              By   2 hours ago

              The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to a lawsuit from director Roman Polanski that claimed he was unfairly expelled from the organisation behind the Oscars. “The procedures taken to expel Polanski were fair and reasonable. The Academy stands behind its decision as appropriate,” a spokesperson said, reports variety.com. The Academy’s statement […]

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              Hudson shares first photo of her kids together

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              Actress Kate Hudson shared a photograph of all her children together for the first time to celebrate her 40th birthday. On her milestone birthday on Friday, Hudson shared a selfie of all her children together – for the first time, reports people.com. “My wishes came true,” Hudson wrote. “Thank you for all the love today […]

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              Hailey Bieber to launch beauty line

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              Model Hailey Bieber has officially set her sights on the beauty industry. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Hailey has trademarked ‘Bieber Beauty’, reports hollywoodreporter.com. While details surrounding the collection have not yet been released, fans can expect “beauty and cosmetics products” to eventually roll out, which could include a broad array […]

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              British actress Mya-Lecia Naylor dead at 16

              By   2 days ago

              British child star Mya-Lecia Naylor is dead. She was 16. Mya-Lecia was a rising star in England, where she starred on popular children’s series “Millie Inbetween” and the show “Almost Never”. In a statement to eonline.com, Alice Webb, Director at BBC Children’s, said: “We are distraught and so terribly sad to hear the news about […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Imnainla Jamir

                By   2 days ago

                    Learning to play musical instruments needs years of practice, study, technique, and dedication. At just 17 years of age, Imnainla Jamir from Mokokchung became an internet sensation in Nagaland. The reason: Videos and images of her playing the electric rock guitar among a population that has not many females who play complex, highly […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with NK Naga

                By   1 week ago

                    NK Naga is a musician from Nagaland who started singing at the age of 9. He decided to audition for a show called ‘The Beat of Heart – Geet Zindagi Ki’ in 2017 where he was declared as the winner. In 2018 too, Naga participated in the Bengali Semi Classical Song competition, and […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Ato Nienu

                By   1 month 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   1 month 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   3 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   3 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 NK Naga

                  By   1 week ago

                      NK Naga is a musician from Nagaland who started singing at the age of 9. He decided to audition for a show called ‘The Beat of Heart – Geet Zindagi Ki’ in 2017 where he was declared as the winner. In 2018 too, Naga participated in the Bengali Semi Classical Song competition, and […]

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                  ‘Naga people abandoning farming is alarming’

                  By   4 weeks ago

                  Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, March 26: The deputy commissioner (DC) of Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol lamented that most people today are dependent on products, including rice, that come from outside the state instead of cultivating food on their own like in the past. The DC was speaking during the inaugural function of the 10-day zonal-level […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Ato Nienu

                  By   1 month 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   4 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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