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Precious winter

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The chief minister after getting a second chance to sit in the top chair on July 19 has finally managed to visit the flood affected areas and the dilapidated bridges around Dimapur district. The announcement for contingencies with regard to the bridges and the road condition is a welcome step but at the same time […]

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Against All Odds: Where Poetry is Passion and Not Profession

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By Somrita Ghosh | IANS At a time when the English publishing industry is booming in the country, writers in Indian languages claim that it is difficult for them to make a living through writing alone. But this has neither subdued their interest nor do they ever plan to quit writing, even if that means writing […]

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Illegal Parliamentary Secretaries and Equally Illegal Advisors

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By Prof. G.T. Thong | EMN The Supreme Court passed judgement on the unconstitutional Parliamentary Secretaries, which definitely includes the Advisors, quite some time back, based on which the Congress party petitioned the Governor to fix the problem. The silence of the Constitutional Head of the state is deafening. If the Governor had already directed the […]

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‘Donate land for a govt job’

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Shillong, August 3 (IANS): The Meghalaya cabinet has approved a proposal to provide government jobs to people who donate land for various developmental projects, Chief Minister Mukula Sangma has announced. “We have approved a policy to ensure that ‘generous people’ who provide land to the government would be reciprocated with government jobs in Grade-III and […]

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Northeast India receives uneven rains

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Agartala/Guwahati, August 3 (IANS): The mountainous northeast India has so far experienced uneven monsoon rains even as Assam and other northeastern states witnessed flood fury, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. According to an IMD report, last year also, seven northeastern states, except Sikkim, witnessed deficient rainfall during the monsoon (June-September). “Assam and […]

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Assam mulls lowering excise to stop liquor smuggling: Excise minister

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Guwahati, August 3 (IANS): Reduce taxes to reduce prices. This is precisely what the Assam government is mulling to prevent liquor being bootlegged from neighbouring states. “There is huge smuggling of IMFL (Indian Made wForeign Liquor) brands to Assam from neighbouring states like Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, where the prices are less. This is causing […]

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Degrees of Separation

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I came across a post on Facebook by Ms. Zhekheli Zhimomi, in which she masterfully dissected and debunked a premise by a certain Mr. Mathew Ngaito Asah, of Myanmar, that the Sumis were not Nagas, but actually Chins. It was fortunate that my elder sister Mrs. Katoli Shohe happened to have a copy of the […]

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Letter to Hon’ble Governor, PB Acharya

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Sir, We being the Nagas of Nagaland State, have been left awestruck by the enduring effort of the NSCN (IM) in continually leaving at bay, the Nagas of Nagaland, whilst determining the entire political agenda of Nagaland without reminiscing to consult the people to compromise, on what is to be provided under their Framework Agreement […]

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ACVAW threatens road blockade

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Our Correspondent Wokha, August 3 (EMN): In protest against bad road condition particularly between Wokha-Merapani, the All Commercial Vehicles’ Association Wokha (ACVAW) has decided to restrict movement of all the commercial vehicles beginning from August 5 within its jurisdiction. The decision to this effect was taken in an emergency meeting of All Commercial Vehicle Association […]

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Angami students to hold book fest

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Dimapur, August 3 (EMN): In order to explore young talent, the Angami Students’ Union (ASU) has announced to organise a book fest cum literary competition titled ‘ASU Fest’ somewhere towards the end of this year. The decision to hold the book fest cum literary completion was taken during its 1st union assembly held on August […]

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