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Arunachal Assembly passes budget for 2017-2018

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Itanagar, March 15 (PTI): The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly today passed the Budget for 2017-18 by voice vote after two-day discussions by the members from both ruling and opposition parties. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who also holds the Finance portfolio, had presented the first Budget of the BJP government in the house on March 10 […]

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NPSC aspirants cry foul of exam schedule

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Dimapur, March 15 (EMN): Civil service aspirants in Nagaland, under the name of Public Service Aspirants of Nagaland (PSAN), have asked the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) to ‘reschedule the mains examination and provide at least 2 months to prepare for the exam.’ A press release from the PSAN on Wednesday informed that its members, […]

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Government told to begin works on NH 62 by March

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Dimapur, March 15 (EMN): The state government has been accused of ‘deliberately delaying to start’ construction works on National Highway 62 at Tseminyu and Wokha sector ‘even after receiving fund from the centre since October 2016’. The Rengma Hoho on Wednesday issued a press statement stating that it was perturbed by this ‘attitude of State […]

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Biren Singh is Manipur’s first ever BJP chief minister

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Our Correspondent Imphal, March 15: National level footballer-turned-journalist-turned-politician, Nongthombam Biren Singh was on Wednesday sworn in as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led coalition government’s chief minister of Manipur. He is aged 56. Governor Dr Najma A Heptulla administered the oath of office and secrecy to Biren, who switched over to BJP in October last year, […]

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Northeast consumers an easy target for scammers

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World Consumer Rights Day observed across state  Dimapur, March 15 (EMN): Reports suggest people from the north-east region are specifically targeted by scammers online. Normally, the objective is to extract bank details, with promises of offering delivery after payments online have been made.   The innate trust people have in fellowmen coupled with the massive […]

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‘Naga blockade will be lifted’

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Imphal, March 15 (IANS): Manipur’s new chief minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday said his first priority is to get lifted the indefinite economic blockade of the state imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC). He was speaking to reporters shortly after his swearing-in at Raj Bhavan here. The indefinite economic blockade imposed in the […]

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Framework agreement is still relevant, Rijiju tells Rajya Sabha

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Dimapur, March 15 (EMN): Union minister of state for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that it would be premature to make public the ‘framework agreement’ signed between the NSCN (IM) and New Delhi. His reasoning was that ‘details of the final settlement’ were still being worked out within the parameters […]

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Gender, social justice and human rights in the northeast

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Our Correspondent Kohima, March 15: ‘Violation of women’s rights is a violation of human rights’ was the crux of a discourse among academicians, members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and university students at a national seminar on ‘Gender, Social Justice & Human Rights: with reference to North East’ held today at the SIRD […]

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Hindi teachers to continue with agitation

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Dimapur, March 15 (EMN): The All Nagaland Hindi Teachers’ Union (ANHTU) has announced that the organisation will continue with its agitation in demand for their salaries from the state government. The ANHTU issued a press release on Wednesday informing about a number of decisions for action that the organisation took during a meeting recently. The […]

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Education a solution to modern maladies, says police chief

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  Dimapur, March 15 (EMN): In a world of turbulence and one where everything is changing, education is the only way to instilling in people the capacity of deliberation, comprehension and interpretation, students of a school in Dimapur were told recently. Emphasising on education, Commissioner of Dimapur police Limasunep Jamir said that the modern generation […]

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