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INR 612 crore project to boost Nagaland’s jhum cultivation

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Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 19: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday launched the INR 612.42 crore-worth Fostering Climate Resilient Upland Agriculture Systems (Focus) project in Dimapur. The project is a six years’ (2018 to 2023) investment, by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad). The official launch of the Ifad’s Focus comes after the […]

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Wealth of runs drives Jonathan Longkumer towards Ranji’s elite

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Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 19: As Nagaland made its debut in the country’s premier red-ball domestic cricket tournament, Ranji Trophy (Plate Group: which is a tier below the three Elite Groups), its captain Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer also had a stellar run in the league helping enhance his growing ‘household-name’ status. Nagaland’s run in Ranji […]

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Congress created Nagaland state — Khekiye Sema

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Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 19: Former bureaucrat, and presently a member of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), Khekiye K Sema on Saturday said the state of Nagaland was created by the Congress party in 1963, which gave ‘Nagas an identity and dignity.’ Sema was speaking at the launch of ‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’ (door-to-door […]

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Modi dismisses opposition rally as ‘anti-people’

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Silvassa, Jan. 19 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the mega-rally of opposition parties in Kolkata terming it “anti-people”. Speaking at a rally in the union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Modi said the opposition alliance was not against him, but “against the people of India”. “They have not even properly united […]

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‘Accord’ with Naga armed groups soon — Ravi

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Hyderabad, Jan. 19 (PTI): A proposed accord with the Naga armed groups is expected to be concluded soon, Deputy National Security Adviser RN Ravi said Saturday. “It’s nearing conclusion with all. In fact, there is nobody left out. Everyone is part of it. There are eight armed groups which are now talking to government of […]

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Pro-ILP committee threatens with another strike in Nagaland

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Dimapur, Jan. 19 (EMN): Alleging that the Nagaland government-commissioned ‘committee on BEFR/ILP/inclusion of Dimapur under ILP’ was reneging on its commitment, the Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) has threatened with another strike “of any sort deemed fit to protect the state from illegal immigrants/immigration.” A statement from the JCPI on Saturday stated […]

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23 political parties unite for ‘oust Modi’ campaign

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Kolkata, Jan. 19 (IANS): Twenty three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally under the auspices of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defeating him in the coming general elections but […]

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Trump to make ‘major announcement’ on shutdown, border

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New York, Jan. 19 (IANS): President Donald Trump has promised a “major announcement” about the shutdown as it enters its 29th day on Saturday, while his opposition received a blow when the special investigator looking into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election refuted a widely reported story that his lawyer had claimed Trump […]

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66 killed in Mexico pipeline blast

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Mexico City, Jan. 19 (IANS): At least 66 people have been killed and 76 others injured in a devastating oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico, authorities said. It is believed the blast occurred after the pipeline was ruptured by suspected oil thieves in the town of Tlahuelilpan, in Hidalgo state, on Friday night, the BBC […]

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Team YonKo.Mizoram win WCS India

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        Reuben Hnamte and Dominic Khiangte of team ‘YonKo.Mizoram’ won the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) India Final Prelims 2019 held at Niathu Resort in Dimapur on Jan. 19. The winning team will be representing India for the WCS finals 2019, one of the largest global annual cosplay festivals, which will be held […]

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    INR 612 crore project to boost Nagaland’s jhum cultivation

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    Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 19: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday launched the INR 612.42 crore-worth Fostering Climate Resilient Upland Agriculture Systems (Focus) project in Dimapur. The project is a six years’ (2018 to 2023) investment, by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad). The official launch of the Ifad’s Focus comes after the […]

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    23 political parties unite for ‘oust Modi’ campaign

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    Kolkata, Jan. 19 (IANS): Twenty three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally under the auspices of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defeating him in the coming general elections but […]

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    Mamata calls for collective leadership, opposition unity to oust BJP regime

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    Kolkata, Jan. 19 (IANS/PTI): Calling for a “collective leadership” to oust the Narendra Modi regime from the Centre in the coming Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said all anti-BJP parties have to join hands for the sake of the nation.

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    Sri Lanka wants to take back all Tamil refugees from India

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    New Delhi, Jan. 19 (IANS): Sri Lanka wants to take back all Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who are now in India, country’s High Commissioner to India Austin Fernando said on Friday. “With around 5,000 of these refugees having already returned, we now want to take the rest of them back to their original places,” Fernando […]

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    IRCTC scam: Delhi court grants bail to Lalu Prasad in CBI case

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    New Delhi, Jan. 19 (PTI): RJD chief Lalu Prasad was on Saturday granted bail by a Delhi court in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case filed by the CBI. Prasad, 70, who is serving sentences in fodder scam cases, is currently admitted at Rajendra Institute of Medical Science in Ranchi for […]

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    Volcano waiting to erupt in Congress-JD(S) alliance — Yeddyurappa

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    Bengaluru, Jan. 19 (PTI): Karnataka BJP president B S Yeddyurappa has said some Congress MLAs skipping the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting and the deep differences between the ruling coalition partners are an indication that a volcano may erupt in the coming days. His remarks came after four dissident Congress MLAs on Friday skipped the […]

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    Govt. again rejects allegations of wrongdoings in Rafale deal, says wait for CAG report

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    New Delhi, Jan. 18 (PTI):  As the firestorm over Rafale deal raged further, the Defence Ministry Friday said it has given the CAG access to all the files relating to the contract and it would be best to await the report of the national auditor on the issue. The ministry also dubbed as “factually inaccurate” […]

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    Nation wants new government, new Prime Minister in 2019 — Akhilesh Yadav

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    Kolkata, Jan. 18 (IANS): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the nation wants a new government at the Centre and is waiting for a new Prime Minister to take over. Remarking that people from all sections of society are in distress in the Narendra Modi regime, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief […]

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    CBSE to issue module to deter students from cheating

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    New Delhi, Jan. 18 (IANS):  The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be issuing an ‘instruction module’ to all schools to deter students from cheating, a senior Board official said on Friday. The module was being worked on for quite some time and it has reached its final form on Friday, the official told […]

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    Women to be recruited in military police, says Defence minister terming the decision as ‘historic’

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    New Delhi, Jan. 18 (PTI):  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government has taken a “historic” decision to induct women in the military police with an aim to enhance their representation in the armed forces. Women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20 per cent of total Corps of […]

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      Trump to make ‘major announcement’ on shutdown, border

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      New York, Jan. 19 (IANS): President Donald Trump has promised a “major announcement” about the shutdown as it enters its 29th day on Saturday, while his opposition received a blow when the special investigator looking into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election refuted a widely reported story that his lawyer had claimed Trump […]

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      Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

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      Lahore, Jan. 19 (PTI): A special medical board that examined Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail here has said that “he is not completely well” and more tests are required before suggesting treatment for him. The medical board comprising Shahid Hameed, Sajjad Ahmed and Hamid Khalil of the Punjab Institute of […]

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      66 killed in Mexico pipeline blast

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      Mexico City, Jan. 19 (IANS): At least 66 people have been killed and 76 others injured in a devastating oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico, authorities said. It is believed the blast occurred after the pipeline was ruptured by suspected oil thieves in the town of Tlahuelilpan, in Hidalgo state, on Friday night, the BBC […]

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      Bangladesh PM Hasina says govt. will work for all

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      Dhaka, Jan. 19 (PTI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government will work for all people irrespective of their political affiliations. Unesco names Rio as World Capital of Architecture She stated this while addressing a grand rally organised by her Awami League here to celebrate its comprehensive victory in the general election […]

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      Location of next summit with Kim chosen, says Trump

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      Washington, Jan. 19 (PTI/AFP): US President Donald Trump said Saturday that the location has been decided for his next summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, around the end of February. “We picked a country,” Trump told reporters, without giving more details. A Vietnamese government source earlier told AFP that “logistical preparations” were under […]

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      Unesco names Rio as World Capital of Architecture

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      Brasilia, Jan. 19 (IANS): The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. Having defeated Paris and Melbourne, Rio will be the first city to receive the title under a programme launched together by Unesco and the International Union […]

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      Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to contest presidential polls

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      Kabul, Jan. 19 (IANS): Gulbudin Hekmatyar, a former Afghan warlord and leader of the Hezb-e-Islami political party, registered with the country’s Election Commission on Saturday to contest the July 20 presidential election. Hekmatyar registered his name with the poll body along with his two deputies — Fazal Hadi Wazin and Qazi Hafiz Ur Rehman Naqi […]

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      Afghan Taliban rule out talks with US in Pakistan

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      Kabul, Jan. 19 (IANS): The Afghan Taliban on Saturday rejected Pakistani media reports of possible talks with the US in Islamabad and reiterated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government. The news of possible talks between the militants and the US came to light on Friday following the visit of US President Donald […]

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      Ex-Chicago police officer jailed for shooting black teen

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      Washington, Jan. 19 (IANS): The former Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014, sparking the national debate over race and law enforcement, has been sentenced to six years and nine months in prison. Jason Van Dyke, the veteran white police officer was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts […]

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      New Constitution won’t change unitary nature of Lanka, says Wickremesinghe

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      Colombo, Jan. 19 (PTI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday said the new Constitution would not change the unitary nature of the country. Wickremesinghe’s comments came in the wake of his political opponents headed by opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa alleging that his government is drafting a new Constitution to appease the main Tamil […]

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        NE burning because of Citizenship Amendment Bill — Lalduhawma

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        Kolkata, Jan. 19 (IANS): Criticising the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Zoram Nationalist Party leader Lalduhawma on Saturday said the entire Northeast was “burning” because of its after effects and appealed to all parties in the region to sever links with the BJP.

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        Meghalaya mine tragedy: Body yet to be identified

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        Shillong, Jan. 19 (PTI): Family members of at least five of the 15 people trapped inside a coal mine in Meghalaya failed to identify the decomposed body of a victim on Friday from the videos recorded underwater, officials said. Navy divers detected the body using an unmanned remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) at a depth of around […]

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        Manipur IPR dept. offers basic course in news reporting

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        Our Correspondent Imphal, Jan. 19 (EMN): State Institute of Journalism, Directorate of Information Public Relations, government of Manipur offered seven-day basic course in news reporting to 20 trainees at the Lamka Press Club in Imphal.

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        Tripura CM assures punishment for Madhabbari firing offenders

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        Agartala, Jan. 19 (PTI): Eleven days after police fired on Citizenship Amendment Bill protesters at Madhabbari in West Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday paid a visit to the area and assured to punish the offenders. “No one would go unpunished if found guilty. We have ordered a magisterial enquiry into the incident […]

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        Citizenship Bill: Protests rage on in Assam

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        Guwahati, Jan. 19 (PTI): Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill showed no sign of waning in Assam on Saturday as agitators staged semi-clad protests in Texpur, took out women’s rally in Tinsukia, and organised citizen’s meeting in Guwahati.

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        Gaan-Ngai festival begins in Manipur

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        Our Correspondent Imphal, Jan. 19 (EMN): Manipur Forest and  Environment, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar on Saturday inaugurated the five-day state-level Gaan-Ngai Festival 2019 at the Chingmeirong Kabui village in Manipur’s Imphal east district. Gaan-Ngai, a post- harvest festival of the  Zeliangrong community began with traditional dances and religious activities.

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        Meghalaya authorities express ‘inability’ to evacuate trapped miners

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        Shillong, Jan. 18 (IANS): District authorities on Friday visited the families of three of the 15 miners who are trapped, now for over a month, inside an illegal flooded coal mine in Meghalaya and expressed their “inability” to evacuate them. Deputy Commissioner of East Jaintia Hills district, F.M. Dopth broke the news to Jostina Dkhar, […]

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        Bring 80% of state population under food security act, Mizo CM tells Centre

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        New Delhi, Jan. 18 (PTI):  Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Friday demanded that the Centre increase the coverage of beneficiaries under National Food Security Act (NFSA) from 64.73 % to 80 % of the state population. Zoramthanga, who raised the issue in a meeting with Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, also demanded higher allocation […]

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        Manipur CM launches mission to develop government schools

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        Our Correspondent  Yumnam Huidrom, Jan. 18 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday launched a ‘School Fagat Hansi’ mission, an initiative to develop government schools in Manipur under the state government mission ‘Go to Village’ at Yumnam Huidrom Government High School in Manipur. The mission was introduced with an objective to give renewed […]

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        Reconsider Citizenship Amendment Bill Meghalaya CM tells Home Minister Rajnath Singh

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        New Delhi, Jan. 18 (IANS):  Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to reconsider the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 passed in the Lok Sabha. The Bill aims to remove hurdles for eligible migrants of six minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan from getting Indian citizenship. It is expected […]

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          Acharya wants dialogue between industries and edu. institutions

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          Says it will encourage economic growth Dimapur, Jan. 19 (EMN): The governor of Nagaland PB Acharya believes that interactions between industries and educational institution are important for the development of the country. Such an interaction will help in creating employment opportunities for the youths once they complete studies, he said. Acharya interacted with students and […]

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          Kros College celebrates institution’s foundation day

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          Our Correspondent Kohima, Jan. 19 (EMN): The 8th foundation day of Kros College, at Lerie in Kohima, was held with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio attending as the event’s honoured guest. The chief minister addressed the event. Congratulating the institution on its eighth year of establishment, he said it was a college with a vision […]

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          Catholic women convention underway in Kohima

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          Dimapur, Jan. 19 (EMN): The Nagaland Catholic Women Association (NCWA) is holding its 10th convention with the theme, “Women: Builders of bridge,” during January 18-20, at the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral, in Kohima. Updates on Saturday said that the three-day convention began on Friday evening with an invocation by Annie Kath, advisor to the […]

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          Shisha Hoho prayer centre celebrates 25th anniversary

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          Our Correspondent Kohima, Jan. 19 (EMN): The 25th anniversary celebrations of the Naga Shisha Hoho prayer centre at Prüzie, in Kohima, began on Jan. 19 at the prayer centre, with the biblical theme ‘To obey is better than sacrifice.’ The president of the Apostolic Ministries, Rev. Dr. Luozilie Sanchu was the speaker of the evening […]

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          Legal service camps: An interface to get formality jobs done

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          Dimapur, Jan. 19 (EMN): A mega legal services camp was conducted at the local ground of Wokha on January 19. The camp was organized by the Nagaland State Services Authority and its district unit in collaboration with the district administration, government departments, stakeholders and nongovernmental organisations. Justice N Kotiswar Singh, judge of Gauhati High Court, […]

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          PR Hill celebrates the joy of community and unity

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          Our Correspondent Kohima, Jan. 19 (EMN): The Lower PR Hill Youth Organisation of Kohima celebrated its 25th anniversary, on Jan. 19 at Lower PR Hill in Kohima. The event was conducted with the slogan ‘towards virtuosity,’ and during which speakers commended the community for its unity. Advisor to the Rural Development department, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire […]

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          Wealth of runs drives Jonathan Longkumer towards Ranji’s elite

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          Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 19: As Nagaland made its debut in the country’s premier red-ball domestic cricket tournament, Ranji Trophy (Plate Group: which is a tier below the three Elite Groups), its captain Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer also had a stellar run in the league helping enhance his growing ‘household-name’ status. Nagaland’s run in Ranji […]

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          Congress created Nagaland state — Khekiye Sema

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          Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 19: Former bureaucrat, and presently a member of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), Khekiye K Sema on Saturday said the state of Nagaland was created by the Congress party in 1963, which gave ‘Nagas an identity and dignity.’ Sema was speaking at the launch of ‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’ (door-to-door […]

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          Modi dismisses opposition rally as ‘anti-people’

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          Silvassa, Jan. 19 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the mega-rally of opposition parties in Kolkata terming it “anti-people”. Speaking at a rally in the union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Modi said the opposition alliance was not against him, but “against the people of India”. “They have not even properly united […]

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          ‘Accord’ with Naga armed groups soon — Ravi

          By   19 hours ago

          Hyderabad, Jan. 19 (PTI): A proposed accord with the Naga armed groups is expected to be concluded soon, Deputy National Security Adviser RN Ravi said Saturday. “It’s nearing conclusion with all. In fact, there is nobody left out. Everyone is part of it. There are eight armed groups which are now talking to government of […]

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            Djokovic slams into fourth round of Australian Open

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            Melbourne, Jan. 19 (IANS): Top-seed Novak Djokovic decimated Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov in a third-round showdown here on Saturday at the Australian Open. The six-time champion wrapped up the match 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to advance to the last 16, reports Efe news. “I just tried to stay in the moment and weather the storm,” […]

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            Vinesh elated at being nominated for prestigious Laureus award

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            New Delhi, Jan. 19 (IANS): A career-threatening knee injury in the Rio Olympics saw a teary-eyed Vinesh Phogat being strechered out of the ring but two years later, the Haryana wrestler bounced back with a gold each at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the Jakarta Asian Games besides a silver in the Asian Championships […]

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            Malaysia Masters: India’s campaign ends after Saina’s SF loss to Marin

            By   21 hours ago

            Kuala Lumpur, Jan. 19 (IANS): India’s campaign in the Malaysia Masters 2019 ended after London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal went down in straight games 16-21, 13-21 to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain, in the women’s singles semi-finals here on Sturday. The Indian started on an aggressive note, racing to a 5-2 lead […]

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            I-League: Minerva Punjab share spoils with Gokulam Kerala

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            Panchkula (Haryana), Jan. 19 (IANS): Minerva Punjab FC fans witnessed a nail-biting finish as the home side snatched a draw from a near-definite loss, scoring an equaliser in the final minute of their I-League game against Gokulam Kerala here on Saturday. While it were the visitors Gokulam Kerala FC who drew first blood in the […]

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            Rengma Sports Association meet concludes

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            Dimapur, Jan. 19 (EMN): The four-day long 45th sports meet of Rengma Sports Association (RSA) concluded at the RSA ground, in Tseminyu old town on Sat. Jan. 19. Addressing the valedictory function, Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Tseminyu Division, V. Khekato Assumi congratulated the winners and also encouraged the losers by saying that ‘in sports there […]

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            Tribal United FC wins district-level football tourney

            By   21 hours ago

            Dimapur, Jan. 19 (EMN): The Dimapur Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (North) conducted a District Level Football Tournament in collaboration with Dimapur Football League from Jan. 14 till the 18th at the DDSC Stadium, in Dimapur for local teams of Dimapur district. The final match was played between Tribal United FC […]

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            USA thrash Indian Polo Association 10-4

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            Our Correspondent Imphal, Jan. 19 (EMN): The US women polo team thrashed Indian Polo Association (IPA-India) team by a goal margin of 10-4 in the last pool B league match of the of the 5-day long 4th edition of the Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament here at the Mapal Kangjeibung, on Sat. Jan. 19. […]

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            Nagaland win 16 medals at National Taekwon-do Championship

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            Dimapur, Jan. 19 (EMN): The members of Nagaland Taekwon-do Federation (NTF) recently participated in the 33rd National Taekwon-do Championship held at Thyagraj Indoor Stadium, New Delhi from Dec. 28 till the 30th, 2018. An update from the federation informed that Nagaland team won 16 medals (3 gold, 9 silver and 2 bronze) in individual sparring, […]

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            Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha rout Uttarakhand to reach semis

            By   21 hours ago

            Nagpur, Jan. 19 (PTI): Reigningchampions Vidarbha routed minnows Uttarakhand by an innings and 115 runs in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final here Saturday and made to the semifinals. India pacer Umesh Yadav (5-23) and slow left arm orthodox bowler Aditya Sarvate (5-55) grabbed five wickets each to dismantle them for 159 in the second innings and […]

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            In the name of Kabaddi, Punjab youth stay back in Canada

            By   21 hours ago

            Chandigarh, Jan. 19 (IANS): Traditionally a tough, rural sport practised by ‘pehlwans’ in villages across the length and breadth of India, kabaddi has been flying high in recent years due to the money and glamour brought in by the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). This new-found professionalism has certainly helped the top-level players and turned this […]

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              Team YonKo.Mizoram win WCS India

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                      Reuben Hnamte and Dominic Khiangte of team ‘YonKo.Mizoram’ won the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) India Final Prelims 2019 held at Niathu Resort in Dimapur on Jan. 19. The winning team will be representing India for the WCS finals 2019, one of the largest global annual cosplay festivals, which will be held […]

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              Ajay, Kajol urge people to recycle, reuse plastic

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              Bollywood power couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol on Saturday urged people to recycle and reuse plastic. The duo inaugurated the on-ground leg of ‘Start A Little Good’ campaign and launched ‘Plastic Banega Fantastic’ drive at Mahim creek here. “My heart breaks to see how plastic is littered on beaches, streets, etc. I believe in doing […]

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              You shouldn’t let fashion hurt your feelings, says John Mayer

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              Singer John Mayer feels people should not let fashion hurt their feelings. In an interview with GQ magazine, the “Half of my heart” hitmaker talked about the art of fashion and admitted that he never takes fashion too seriously, reports pagesix.com. The singer, who is always in news for his fashion statement, said: “You shouldn’t […]

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              Songs that are recreated today do not have great melody — Shaan

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              Singer Shaan is not happy with the trend of recreating old songs as he believes the new versions do not have great melody. Shaan is also not happy with the dearth of original songs. “I can’t think if any party song or dance track today is original. I am not thrilled about that. Even the […]

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              Majority of society in a time warp, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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              Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who stars as Saadat Haasan Manto in “Manto” — an Indian film that is not getting released in Pakistan — says society continues to remain stubborn in its reluctance to accept the bitter truth. As the film has not got the green light for release, writers, activists and journalists got together last […]

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              Moving away from centrestage is heartbreaking for any actor, says Abhishek Bachchan

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              Actor Abhishek Bachchan’s last few movies before his sabbatical that ended with “Manmarziyaan” were majorly second leads in big budget movies. He says it’s heartbreaking for any actor who has been at centrestage to move away. Asked how much of a problem it is to stand behind a bigger star, he told filmmaker and “Koffee […]

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              Simone Biles to be first guest on Priyanka Chopra’s YouTube show

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              Actress Priyanka Chopra on Saturday announced US Olympic gold medallist gymnast Simone Biles will be the first guest on her upcoming YouTube Originals Special “If I Could Tell You Just One Thing”. Priyanka took to Instagram story to share the insights of the show among her fans. She said throughout the show, she will talk […]

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              ‘Toy Story 3’ director to leave Pixar after 25 years

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              Director Lee Unkrich, who won Academy Awards for “Toy Story 3” and “Coco”, is departing Pixar Animation Studios after 25 years to spend more time with his family. Unkrich joined Pixar in 1994 after working as an assistant editor in television on “Silk Stalkings” and “Renegade”. He served as editor on Pixar’s first feature, 1995’s […]

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              NAJ Winter Cosplay Wonderland-2 kicks off in Dimapur

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                Nagaland debuts to India’s final prelims for the World Cosplay Summit The second edition of the Nagaland Anime Junkies (NAJ) Winter Cosplay Wonderland (WCW) kick started at Niathu resort in Dimapur on Friday. Cosplay, a contraction for the two words ‘costume play,’ is a performance art in which participants called as cosplayers, dress up […]

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              Took me years to realise I was sexually harassed by a director, says Swara

              By   2 days ago

              Actor Swara Bhaskar has revealed she was sexually harassed by a director but it took her nearly six to eight years to realise what had happened as the culture doesn’t teach women to recognise predatory behaviour. Swara, without taking any names, said the harassment happened at workplace and the director was being “predatory.” “It took […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Featherheads

                By   3 days 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   1 week 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   1 month 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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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Hiyalo Kath

                By   1 month 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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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with the Power Puffs

                By   1 month ago

                  Meet the Power Puffs, a four power-packed all-female group comprising Sarah Yepthomi, Kumgha Awomi, Joanna Jamang and Hanshi Yimchunger. Formed in early 2018, these girls want people to appreciate their music. Their hope is to inspire people through their music. Read on to know more about the Power Puffs and their musical aspirations.   […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with HailinatoR

                By   2 months ago

                The newest band in town, HailinatoR was formed in the month of August 2018 with a motive of spreading love and peace through their songs. Just few months after its formation, the five member band has already released their debut single, ‘For A Reason’- a song that depicts one’s longing for a better future. Excitingly, […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Beyond Sunday

                By   2 months ago

                ­­­ Indie Pop, rock band ‘Beyond Sunday’ from Mokokchung district formed in 2015, is passionate about making change through the power of music. Read on to know more about ‘Beyond Sunday’ as they share their experience in the music industry. EASTERN MIRROR: For the record, could you guys introduce us and the role you play […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Two Fingers

                By   2 months ago

                Two Fingers is a four piece band from Dimapur formed on May 26 2018 with the motto “Spread peace”. Living up to their motto, the band focuses on taking action and developing compassion to create inner peace within ourselves and with family and friends through music. The five-month old band was one of the finalists […]

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                Rhythm of love: Inconversation with Tensawati Lemtur

                By   2 months ago

                Tensawati Lemtur is an upcoming rapper from Dimapur who has marked his zeal for music with the release of his debut single ‘Too Young to Make Forever’ at Prophet CSP studios in Shillong. The 21-year old musician cites music as his passion, he wishes to work hard and earn a name in the music industry […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Abigail Odyuo

                By   3 months ago

                Meet Abigail Odyuo, the girl with an expressive voice who has created a niche for herself in the music industry, she’s  launched a music school “Shofar Music Academy” with a vision is to enrich lifelong appreciation of music. In today’s ‘Rhythm of Love’ Abigail talks us through her musical journey. Eastern Mirror: Tell us something […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Featherheads

                  By   3 days 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   1 week 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   1 month 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   1 month 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   1 month 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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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with the Power Puffs

                  By   1 month ago

                    Meet the Power Puffs, a four power-packed all-female group comprising Sarah Yepthomi, Kumgha Awomi, Joanna Jamang and Hanshi Yimchunger. Formed in early 2018, these girls want people to appreciate their music. Their hope is to inspire people through their music. Read on to know more about the Power Puffs and their musical aspirations.   […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with HailinatoR

                  By   2 months ago

                  The newest band in town, HailinatoR was formed in the month of August 2018 with a motive of spreading love and peace through their songs. Just few months after its formation, the five member band has already released their debut single, ‘For A Reason’- a song that depicts one’s longing for a better future. Excitingly, […]

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                  Noah’s Ark: Where abandoned animals find love

                  By   2 months ago

                  Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Nov. 10: As a young girl, Imlisenla Pongen would always bring home lost dogs or puppies and kittens, and nurse them in her room. This love affair with homeless animals never faded; and her mind was made up on opening an animal shelter one day. Fast-forward some few years and you […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Ruopfukuolie Chutso

                  By   3 months ago

                    Ruopfukuolie Chutso is a young music artist from Dimapur. He is a member of As One, a team managed by Voice of Nagaland, a choir group from the city.  The lad participated in season-7 of India’s Got Talent, in Mumbai. He was also one of the semi-finalists of season-1 of Voice of Nagaland. Chutso […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Gugu Sekhose

                  By   3 months ago

                      Khriekethozo “Gugu” Sekhose is a guitarist from Kohima who has, among several other achievements, opened for power metal band Halloween. He started playing guitar at the age of seven. He is also a guitar instructor. In today’s Rhythm of Love, the guitarist talks to us about his musical journey. Read on………. Eastern Mirror: […]

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