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NITI Aayog rubbishes state’s ‘less funds’ claim

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DIMAPUR, JULY 23 : Contrary to what the state government has been maintaining all along, the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has rejected claims that the states were left with less funds in 2015-16 as compared to a year ago, despite transfer of a higher divisible tax pool following the 14th Finance Commission’s recommendations. […]

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Ao Naga students of merit honored

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KOHIMA, JULY 23 : An academic award called the NI Jamir Academic Excellence Award was given away to seven toppers from the Ao Naga community during a program at the Molu Ki, in Merhiilietsa of Kohima town on Saturday. The award carries a cash award of Rs 10,000 and a citation. The event was organized by […]

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Domestic Helpers: The malady for a remedy

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KOHIMA, JULY 23 : With various attributions such as ‘domestic helper’ or ‘baby sitter’ many children in Nagaland have been employed and are being exploited in the homes of the elite in the urban areas, depriving them of their childhood. There have been reports of instances that these employed children were being abused in various forms […]

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ASU issues code of conduct for unruly students

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KOHIMA, JULY 23 : Concerned over various “detrimental activities” reported to be ‘blatantly committed’ by students both in and outside ‘many educational institutions,’ the Angami Students’ Union (ASU) has on Saturday issued a code of conduct for students ‘keeping in mind the wellbeing of the daily affairs of the students.’ In a release today, the ASU’s […]

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IGAR clarifies legal notice report

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Dimapur, July 23 : The Public Relations Office of the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (IGAR) has issued clarifications that Friday’s legal notice was served to the president of Pochury Student’s Union for alleging that two students “were brutally gunned down by the 46th Assam Rifles ‘C’ Coy led by Major Surinder Singh and also injuring […]

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    Empowering tribal women through skill development

    First lady of Nagaland Kavita Acharya speaking at the programme at Hotel Cimorb on July 23.

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    KOHIMA, JULY 23: An interactive session on Skill Development and Empowerment of Tribal Women (Nagaland) was held today at Hotel Cimorb, Kohima. The programme was organized by Bharatiya Stree Shakti, a registered non-governmental organisation based in Mumbai. In her address, the main speaker of the programme, Sushri Gunde, Trustee of Stree Shakti, emphasized on women empowerment […]

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    NPF coordination prog held at Kisama

    Minister Kiyanilie Peseyie, MLA Vikho-o Yhoshϋ and others during the coordination meeting held at Kisama Heritage Village on Saturday.

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    KOHIMA, JULY 23: Dissident Naga People’s Front MLA from 14th Southern Angami-1 Assembly Constituency, Vikho-o Yhoshü officially joined the main NPF fold today during a coordination programme organized by NPF Kohima Division at Kisama Heritage Village. According to NPF Kohima Division, MLA Yhoshü, who was part of the Sovima camp, joined the NPF along with his […]

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    Young Naga Club launches SBM at Ungma

    Ungma Village Council Chairman Alemtoshi , Young  Naga Club officials, president BJP YM Mkg. District Limameren Longkumer and others at the launching of the Swachh Bharat Mission at Ungma village on Saturday.

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    Ungma, July 23: Joining with rest of the country, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was officially launched at Ungma village by Young Naga Club (YNC) under the aegis of Ungma village council today. Limameren Longkumer , president of BJP YM Mokokchung graced the programme as chief guest in absentia of State executive member of BJP, Temjen Imna […]

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    EA calls for promotion policy of Mithun

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    KOHIMA, JULY 22: state animal mithun, which represents an iconic logo adorning Nagaland’s official seals, was once the pride of the state, but is now gradually losing its cultural importance and its population declining in its own native home- an outcome of the general misconception that they devastate farmland and crops and deplete forest cover. Strongly […]

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    Dimapur police registers 25 cases

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    Dimapur, July 22: Dimapur police have registered 25 cases under the NLTP Act and arrested 27 persons in the last fortnight and seized an approximate 19000 bottles/ 1600 cases of assorted illegal liquors worth several lakhs in the market from various establishments, joints and while being illegally transporting. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police and PRO stated […]

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      12 JE cases emerge from Manipur

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      IMPHAL, July 23: Manipur Health department has confirmed the detection of twelve cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the North Eastern state bordering Myanmar. Health Minister DK Korungthang said they department have detected about 12 positive cases in the State and they are given treatment,” says. “However all possible precautionary measures have been taken to tackle […]

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      Manipur examines Majitha board for state

      Manipur examines Majitha board for state

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      IMPHAL, July 23: Manipur’s Deputy Labour Commissioner E Tomba Singh speaking to media here on Saturday informed that efforts are on to implement the recommendation of Majitha wage board in the newspaper establishments in the state in near future even though newspaper establishment in the state are yet to implement it. “We’ve even appointed three inspectors […]

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      Cong, AGP MLAs demand scrapping of oilfield auctioning

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      GUWAHATI, JULY 22: Opposition Congress and ruling coalition partner AGP MLAs today demanded scrapping of auctioning of 12 oilfields in Assam, which has triggered large scale protest in and outside the Assembly. “Auctioning of oilfields is the most controversial issue today in Assam. Everywhere in the state protests are going on against privatisation of our resources […]

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      World Bank to fund China visit of Assam experts’ team

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      “World Bank will bear the entire expenses for the visit of expert committee to China to study the management of (the) Hwang Horiver,” an official release said today. GUWAHATI, JULY 23: The World Bank will fund the China visit of an Assam government’s team of experts for studying flood control measures. “World Bank will bear the […]

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      Manipur jails actively involved in reforming inmates

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      IMPHAL, JULY 22: Manipur Jail Department has taken up various reformative measures for the inmates at the two jails of the state, Manipur Central Jail, Imphal and Manipur Central Jail, Sajiwa  to enable the prisoners to come back to normal life after their release from Jail and also to improve their quality of life said, according […]

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        No signs of missing IAF plane, Parrikar monitors search op

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        Chennai/New Delhi, July 23 : The search continued on Saturday for the missing AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force that went missing on Friday over the Bay of Bengal and has been untraceable since. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar reached Tambaram in Tamil Nadu on Saturday and went on an aerial survey in an IAF plane […]

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        Bihar Dalit assault case: two persons arrested

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        Patna, July 23 : The police on Saturday arrested two of the 11 accused in connection with a case in which two Dalit youths were beaten up for allegedly stealing a motorcycle in Muzaffarpur district. Muzaffarpur Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar said raids are continuing to arrest nine other accused persons. “As per preliminary investigation by […]

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        Don’t want to be big brother watching, says Arun Jaitley

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        Bengaluru, July 23 : Asking people to come clean on unaccounted wealth and live with “heads held high”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said government is aware of sectors generating black money but it would be unpleasant to start the “big brother watching” process. Government, he said, has to trust its citizen and hence keeping […]

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        “BSP-BJP in competition on using foul language”

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        Lucknow, Jul 23 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today decried the ongoing slugfest between BJP and BSP over derogatory comments made by Dayashankar Singh against Maywati, saying a competition was on between the two parties as to who can use “more foul” language. He also announced the law will take its course in the […]

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        Rajnath Singh in Kashmir to discuss ongoing violence

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        Srinagar, July 23 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived here on Saturday morning on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the prevailing law and order situation in the Valley. A special BSF plane carrying the minister landed at the technical area of the Srinagar International Airport at 11.45 a.m. A […]

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          9 killed in Munich; police give the all-clear, say suspect killed himself

          Munich : Policemen arrive at a shopping centre in which a shooting was reported in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. Situation after a shooting in the Olympia shopping centre in Munich is unclear.  AP/PTI(AP7_22_2016_000305B)

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          MUNICH, JULY 23: An 18-year-old German-Iranian opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and nearby McDonald’s on Friday night, killing ten people and injuring 16 before killing himself, the chief of police in the Bavarian capital Hubertus Andrae told a news conference early on Saturday. He said the suspect was a dual citizen from Munich […]

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          At least 176 killed or missing in heavy rains in China

          Shenyang : In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 photo, a man sits outside of a flooded shop in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Dozens of people have been killed and dozens more are missing across China after a round of torrential rains swept through the country earlier this week, flooding streams, triggering landslides and destroying houses. AP/PTI(AP7_23_2016_000024B)

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          BEIJING, JULY 23: SIXTY people were either killed or missing in fresh torrential rain and floods in north China, taking the toll to 176 due to rainstorms this week that have flattened homes and triggered massive evacuation, officials said on Saturday. As many as 26 people were killed and 34 others listed missing in Hebei Province […]

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          61 killed in Kabul suicide blast, IS claims responsibility

          61 killed in Kabul suicide blast, IS claims responsibility

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          KABUL, JULY 23: At least 61 people were killed and 207 injured when suspected Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a mass demonstration in the Afghan capital on Saturday. IS fighters detonated explosive belts amidst a “gathering of Shi’ites” in Deh Mazang, said the group’s Amaq News Agency. The incident took place as thousands of demonstrators gathered […]

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          China removed missiles from South China Sea islands ahead of UN verdict

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          BEIJING, JULY 23: China has removed its new generation surface-to-air missiles from a disputed island in the South China Sea after US withdrew its aircraft carrier ahead of a landmark verdict by an UN-backed tribunal, a media report said on Saturday. The images from Airbus Defence and Space showed a battery of HQ-9 missiles was removed […]

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          Portuguese candidate leads first round of SC straw poll for UN chief

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          UNITED NATIONS, JULY 22: Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres emerged as the surprise front-runner for the post of Secretary General in the first informal poll of the Security Council in an early set back to expectations that a East European woman would be the top contender for the job, according to diplomats unofficially briefed on […]

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            Oztronic Music Festival held at Kohima

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            The music lovers of Kohima were mesmerized on Friday night by the hottest line-up DJs, Aphelion from Mumbai, Nicky Vibe from Guwahati, DJ Loom from Manipur and MC Liden from Kohima during the two-day (22-23 July) music fest called “Oztronic Festival” at the Heritage DC Bungalow, Kohima.

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            Taylor Swift ‘can’t imagine’ life without Selena Gomez

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            The singer gushed about her pal Selena Gomez on social media and has revealed she “can’t imagine” her life without Selena Gomez in it.   Taylor Swift “can’t imagine” her life without Selena Gomez. The 26-year-old singer songwriter gushed about the brunette beauty on social media in a heartfelt birthday message to the star who […]

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            Sunny Leone in legal trouble after singing national anthem at Pro Kabaddi event

            Sunny Leone in legal trouble after singing national anthem at Pro Kabaddi event

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            Actress Sunny Leone has gotten into trouble after a police complaint was filed against her at Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar Police Station for singing the national anthem incorrectly at a recent sports event. The actress had sung the national anthem at a Pro Kabaddi League match on Thursday night in Mumbai. But this seemingly harmless […]

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            Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ releases, sends fans into frenzy from 4 a.m

            Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer copy

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            Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil action drama “Kabali” released smoothly on Friday amidst fanfare. The earliest show in the city started around 4 a.m. For the first show in the city, hardcore superstar fans assembled outside cinema halls even before midnight to celebrate the release of the film. “We spent the whole night outside. As early as […]

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            Justin Bieber warned against posing with exotic animals

            Justin Bieber warned against posing with exotic animals

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            A notice of violation and a request for compliance were sent to singer Justin Bieber by Toronto Animal Services after he recently posed for photographs with big jungle cats during his visit. Bieber has been officially warned by the authorities here, against cuddling lion cubs on camera during future visits to the city, reports hollywoodreporter.com. […]

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              Mumbai 5s to meet Kochi 5s in final

              Cafu and Michel Salgado were involved in many battles on the pitch

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              Goa, July 23: In a thrilling encounter, Mumbai 5s held their nerve to defeat Kolkata 5s 4-2 in the first semi-final of the Premier Futsal and storm into the finals to be played tomorrow. Mumbai’s in-form player Colombian Angellot, who starred in the win with three goals, was ably supported especially by Charanpreet and Fogila during […]

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              PM Narendra Modi: Sports teaches you not to lose heart

              Prime minister Narendra Modi receives a momento from Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani and budding footballers to mark the launch of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports programme, at  PMO office, New Delhi on Saturday.

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              New Delhi, July 23: Launching the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the country’s youth to take up sports, which he feels can be a great means of national integration. Modi digitally launched the initiative pan India, kicking off nation’s largest multi-city, multi-sports school and college sports competition. The […]

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              Lodha files: How it could change cricket in the northeast

              A file photo of an exhibition cricket match played between DGC Alumni and DGC XI at the Dimapur Government College.

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              ‘If Gujarat gets Rs 66 crore then why should the northeastern states get only Rs 50 lakh?’ EM Sports Desk Call it coincidence or the impact of the Lodha Committee’s recommendations; finally the so far neglected northeast region of the country will see some tangible action in terms of development initiated by the Board of […]

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              Satisfied to score double ton after forgettable debut: Kohli

              India's captain Virat Kohli hits a four off West Indies' captain Jason Holder to reach 150 runs off 208 balls in 274 minutes during the first innings of day two of their first cricket Test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, Friday, July 22, 2016.

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              ANTIGUA, July 23: “Extremely satisfied” with his maiden Test double hundred, India skipper Virat Kohli+ says the feat has helped him wipe off the memories of his disappointing debut tour to the Caribbean in 2011 when he had struggled with the bat. Kohli returned to the Caribbean after five years and got down to business, scoring […]

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              Shrinivas Dempo and Dattaraj Salgaocar exit FC Goa

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              Panaji, July 23: The exit of Goan businessmen Shrinivas Dempo and Dattaraj Salgaocar as co-owners of FC Goa and the possibility of casino honcho Jaydev Mody’s Deltin Group stepping into their shoes, has evoked mixed reactions among fans of the ‘beautiful game’ in the football-crazy state. Dempo and Salgaocar, both of whom owned around 30 per […]

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