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Zeliang chooses old hands for cabinet

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Our Correspondent Kohima, July 22 (EMN): Ten cabinet ministers were inducted in the new chief minister TR Zeliang’s ministry on Saturday evening at a swearing-in function held in the Raj Bhavan, Kohima. Governor PB Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new council of ministers. The cabinet ministers include G Kaito Aye, […]

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Shürhozelie misses ‘common platform’; deals first blow to clean elections bid

By   /  July 22, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Shürhozelie misses ‘common platform’; deals first blow to clean elections bid

Our Correspondent Kohima, July 22 (EMN): The campaign for clean elections in Nagaland – spearheaded by the NBCC, and keenly adopted by numerous village/urban councils and pressure groups – was dealt a demoralizing hand when former chief minister, and candidate for the 10 Northern Angami-I assembly constituency by-election, Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsü decided to skip a […]

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NPF-BJP divorce: More than meets the eye?

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Our Correspondent Kohima, July 22 (EMN): The public display of political canoodling between the Naga People’s Front (NPF) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Nagaland recently came to an abrupt halt with the NPF announcing of severing its ties with the latter on July 18 following a fallout resulting from a tussle for leadership between […]

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Therie says NPF follows ‘RSS godfather’

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Dimapur, July 22 (EMN): The NPCC president, K Therie has dismissed allegations from the NPF supremo, Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsü that he had conspired with former Congress-colleagues – TR Zeliang and Neiphiu Rio – to topple Liezietsü from the seat of chief minister. The NPCC chief issued a press release on Saturday stating his position on […]

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ACAUT ridicules GPRN/NSCN justification as ‘laughable’

By   /  July 22, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on ACAUT ridicules GPRN/NSCN justification as ‘laughable’

Dimapur, July 22 (EMN): The ACAUT Nagaland on Saturday dismissed the GPRN/NSCN’s clarification to allegations that a functionary of the outfit had threatened members of DUCCF as ‘laughable’. The anti-corruption movement issued a press release punching holes in the GPRN/NSCN’s argument/clarification. “While it’s a fact that the Assam Rifles surrounded the area where DUCCF members […]

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68th Foundation Day – Family Planning Association of India

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Established in 1949, the Family Planning Association of India (FPA India) is a founding member of International Planned Parenthood Federation. FPA India strengthens a voluntary commitment to advocate for SRH and Rights and, choices. It promotes access to SRH information and services related to family planning, safe abortions, HIV/AIDS and sexuality to poor, marginalised and […]

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The ‘Idea of India’ and How Our Public Intellectuals Define It

By   /  July 22, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on The ‘Idea of India’ and How Our Public Intellectuals Define It

By Saket Suman | IANS  The world’s largest democracy is witness to debates on a range of issues and noted public intellectuals from across the political spectrum — Left, Right and Centre — have shared their thoughts in two recent books. The first, “India Now and in Transition” (Niyogi/Rs 595/448 Pages), has been edited by […]

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Kothari appointed secretary to new president

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New Delhi, July 22 (PTI/IANS): Sanjay Kothari, Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board, has been appointed as Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind. Senior journalist Ashok Malik has been named as Press Secretary to Kovind, said an order issued today by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Senior Gujarat-cadre forest service officer Bharat Lal […]

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Mamata daydreaming about dislodging Modi: Javadekar

By   /  July 22, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Mamata daydreaming about dislodging Modi: Javadekar

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS): Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her call to “dislodge” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was due to her “frustration” as more and more people of the state were moving towards the BJP. “Her campaign to dislodge Modiji… Everybody can daydream […]

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Kerala Congress MLA arrested for sexual harassment, stalking

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Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS): Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday arrested, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide earlier this week. Before being arrested, Vincent, a first-time legislator, was grilled for over two hours by a team of police. He was later taken […]

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