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Sliding towards extinction: Scientists find that 60% of mammals are imperilled

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Treating large mammals as ‘umbrella species’ for conservation facilitates protection of the larger ecosystems and overall biodiversity Bengaluru, March 14 (EMN): A public declaration made last year by a group of 43 renowned international scientists called for a global plan to prevent the world’s large mammals from slipping into oblivion. This led to debates among […]

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Conserving the World’s Megafauna and Biodiversity: The Fierce Urgency of Now

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  In our recent perspective article, we noted that most (approximately 60 percent) terrestrial large carnivore and large herbivore species are now threatened with extinction, and we offered a 13-point declaration designed to promote and guide actions to save these iconic mammalian megafauna (Ripple et al. 2016). Some may worry that a focus on saving […]

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Yoga training for Physical Education teachers underway

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Our Correspondent Kohima, March 14: In the backdrop of debate over the years that yoga is deeply rooted in the beliefs and practices of Hinduism, for the first time a five-day yoga orientation cum training for Physical Education teachers under Kohima district got underway at Ura Academy Hall, Kohima. The programme organised by Rashtriya Madhyamik […]

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V Khamo conferred President’s Award

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Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): DIG, CISF RTC Arakkonam, V Khamo, was awarded the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service on CISF Raising Day on March 10. The first Naga to join the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as a gazetted officer, Vitsoneinuo Khamo joined the force in 1993 through Civil Service Examination 1991. She is presently […]

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DC Wokha inaugurates Hono Hankvu village gate

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Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): Village Council, VDB and public of Hono Hankvu have whole heartedly appreciated Wezope Kenye, Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, for inaugurating the village gate on March 11. The village was constructed under MGNREGA Scheme 2015 – 16. The chief guest, in his speech, applauded the VDB secretary and the people of Hono Hankvu […]

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State employees training begins in Dimapur

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Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) sponsored induction training programme for the newly recruited group ‘B’ & ‘C” State employees of Dimapur district and organised by Administrative Training Institute (ATI) in collaboration with district administration got underway at Circuit House, Dimapur, on March 14. Deputy Commissioner and guest of honour, Dimapur, […]

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Eminent doctors to conduct health mela

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Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): District Health Society, Peren, announced to conduct a multispecialty health mela on March 16 at New Tesen village under Tening block in Peren district. Multispecialist doctors on Obstetric & Gynaecologist, rural surgeon, paediatrics (child specialist), medicine specialist, eye specialist and dental surgeon will be available during the health mela. Apart from […]

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Protest marks International Rivers Day

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Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): Centre for Research and Advocacy (CRA), Manipur, in association with the Citizens Concern for Dams and Development, authorities of Sibilong and Toubam village celebrated two-day International Rivers Day at Sibilong village and Toubam village in Tamenglong district on March 13 and 14 respectively on the theme “Let our rivers flow free.” […]

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FINER welcomes Niti Aayog’s initiative on N-E

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Guwahati, March 14 (PTI) : The Federation of Industry and Commerce of North Eastern Region(FINER) today welcomed the initiative of NITI Aayog and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) for setting up a committee to seek views from stakeholders in the North East before formulating a new Industrial Policy for the region. “We […]

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Indefinite hunger strike for Bodoland enters 5th day

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Guwahati, March 14 (PTI): The indefinite hunger strike, undertaken by ABSU and other Bodo groups, today entered the fifth day for a separate Bodoland. “We’ll not withdraw the agitation till talk starts at the political level. We need a separate Bodoland state,” All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) President Pramod Boro said. “The government should not […]

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