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Myanmar measles: Death toll reaches 68

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DIMAPUR, AUGUST 23 : Despite claims from Myanmar authorities that the deadly measles that swept through 9 villages in the mountainous Naga Self-Administered Zone of north-western Myanmar was “under control”, the number of deaths continues to increase – with latest figures putting the confirmed deaths at 68. Last week, one of Myanmar’s state-run newspapers wrote that […]

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AFSPA is a law that has to go: APO

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Dimapur, August 23 : The APO has appealed to the Government of India to review the imposition of DDA and AFSPA in Nagaland, saying the state today is peaceful unlike 60 years ago when Naga people had suffered and countless innocent lives lost on account of AFSPA. It also said that the State government has been […]

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Zeliangrong Baudi denounces ultimatum to Govt, Naga Hoho

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Dimapur, August 23 : Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland, the apex body of Zeliangrong tribes has outrightly denounced the ultimatum served to the State government and the Naga Hoho for withdrawal of the recognition to Rongmei tribe as one of the Naga tribes of Nagaland. The Baudi appealed to the State government and the Naga Hoho to remain […]

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NCSU writes to CM for free and fair bidding

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Dimapur, August 23 : The Nagaland Contractors’ & Suppliers’ Union (NCSU) has appealed to all the departments to issue open tender in all the Supply & Contract Works as per the standing order of the State government for free and fair competition among local contractors to bid for the tender. NCSU president Pele Khezhie and general […]

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NTC files PIL against government resolution

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Dimapur, August 23 : Nagaland Tribes Council said that the PIL which it had filed on August 20 came up before the Justice L. S. Jamir of Gauhati High Court on August 22 challenging the validity of the Government resolution (No. No.PER/VIG/2/2/2016 Dated, Kohima, the 8th June, 2016). The NTC said, the Court after hearing the […]

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    Workshop on land use conducted in Kohima

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    KOHIMA, AUGUST 23: Following the introductory training on Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) held on August 22, it was recommended that PLUP and Land Use Committees (LUCs) in Nagaland be legally institutionalized. This recommendation was made during the “consultative workshop” on the assessment of Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) was held today at De Oriental Grande, […]

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    Few months left for exams; no math or science teacher for Chessore

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    Dimapur, August 23: The Yimchungrü Akherü Arihako (YAA), the apex students’ organization of the Yimchungrü community, has sought attention to their representation demanding immediate posting of a science and a mathematics teacher for the government high school of Chessore, under Tuensang district. The organization issued a copy of a representation addressed to the commissioner-secretary of School […]

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    Book on Ao customary laws, practices released

    Former president of the Ao Senden Prof. Sangyu Yaden releasing a book about Ao customary laws and practices at the District Dobashi Customary Law Court in Mokokchung on Tuesday, August 23.

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    Mokokchung, August 23: A book about the customary laws and practices of the Ao community has been released. The book “Aor Temzung Ozüng” was published by the Mokokchung District Dobashi and released by former president of the Ao Senden Prof. Sangyu Yaden at the District Dobashi Customary Law Court in Mokokchung on Tuesday. Prof. Sangyu Yaden […]

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    Umang Festival: Celebrating the differently-able too

    Two students from the Visually Impaired Institute, of Dimapur, sing a song during the Umang Festival at North Field, near Kohima town, on August 23.

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    KOHIMA, AUGUST 23: To create awareness about the issues faced by persons suffering from disabilities in any form, and to provide them with a platform to interact with other children in a healthy and congenial environment, a festival dubbed the ‘Umang festival’ was organized today at North Field in Kikha near Kohima town. The event was […]

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    Photo exhibition to conserve cultural heritage

    Photo exhibition to conserve cultural heritage

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    KOHIMA, AUGUST 22: Commemorating the World Photography Day, a photo exhibition titled ‘A walk into a fading heritage’ was held at The Heritage, Kohima, on August 21 and 22. The photo exhibition was organised with the main objective to preserve, protect and promote the rich cultural heritage of the North East Region. The exhibition was organised […]

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      Sharmila says she’s not changed her stand on AFSPA but strategy

      Sharmila speaking to media after appearing before the CJM court in Imphal on Tuesday. (1)

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      IMPHAL, August 23: Irom Chanu Sharmila, who broke her 16-year-long fast against Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act on August 9 this year, after an Imphal court granted bail in connection with an attempted suicide case, on Tuesday said she will apply for her legal documents including identity card to continue campaign against AFSPA.

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      Garo bodies urge govt to follow strict rule for college seat allotment

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      Dimapur, August 23: NGOs of Garo Hills including GSU, FKJGP, ADE, AYWO and FAF have strongly protested the redundancy in the candidate selection for specialised education relating to candidate’s nomination and admission to various State sponsored colleges in Engineering, Health, Fisheries, Veterinary, Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science, Sericulture & weaving, Forest and Dairy Tech under Meghalaya […]

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      20 injured in Agartala clashes

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      Agartala, August 23: At least 20 people were injured, a few seriously, here after activists of a tribal party attacked civilians and traders without any provocation, police said on Tuesday. Tension erupted after hundreds of tribals belonging to Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) took out a rally and indiscriminately attacked passersby and vehicles, triggering […]

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      Quake jolts NE with 5.5 magnitude

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      IMPHAL, August 23: An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude lasting well over 10 minutes shook most parts of northeast India and Manipur in particular on Tuesday morning. According to preliminary earthquake report of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicenter of the quake was in Myanmar-India border region and the tremors were felt across the India-Myanmar border […]

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      Purohit sworn in as Assam Governor

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      Gwahati, August 22 : Banwarilal Purohit was today sworn in as the Governor of Assam. Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh administered the oath of office and secracy to Purohit at the Raj Bhavan here. Purohit succeeded Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, Governor of Nagaland who was Governor in-charge of Assam.

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        Defence of Kashmir stone pelters is petty politics: Jaitley

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        Jammu, August 21 : Those advocating the cause of stone pelters in the Kashmir Valley are playing petty politics, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Sunday. Addressing a public meeting in Samba district in memory of Premnath Dogra, the founder of the Jan Sangh, the forerunner of the BJP, in Jammu and Kashmir, Jaitley […]

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        Arvind Kejriwal invokes Vemula, laments atrocities against Dalits, tribals

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        Panaji, August 21 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday invoked the suicide of Rohith Vemula while lamenting atrocities against Dalits and tribals, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also promised action against those responsible for the death of two Goan tribal youth in 2011, who were burnt to […]

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        Remove Farakka barrage to save Bihar from floods, says Nitish

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        Patna, August 21 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday demanded removal of the Farakka barrage on the Ganga River and formulation of a national silt management policy to protect the state from devastating floods. “It is not possible to protect Bihar from devastating floods without removal of Farakka barrage on the Ganga River,” Nitish […]

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        Corruption-free government in Goa is BJP’s poll ‘jumla’: Cong

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        Panaji, August 21 : BJP President Amit Shah’s statement on Saturday that the party’s government in Goa had delivered a “corruption-free government” is yet another “poll jumla”, the Congress said on Sunday. The BJP-led coalition government in Goa had failed to deliver on several key promises mentioned in the party’s 2012 election manifesto, Congress spokesperson Trajano […]

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        Cash-strapped Kerala needs to pay out Rs 7,000 cr for Onam

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        Thiruvananthapuram, August 21 : The cash-strapped Kerala is heading for a tough time as it needs to pay out more than Rs 7,000 crore around the festival season, said a top Finance Ministry official here. The Onam festival is celebrated across the communities here and employees of the state government and private sector get either a […]

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          Moroccan king condemns terrorism, says terrorists distort Islam, exploit youth

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          RABAT, AUGUST 23: Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has strongly condemned terrorism and said the killing of innocent people and suicide bombings were not permissible in Islam. He also said terrorists were “distorting Islam” and taking advantage of young Muslims who did not know the real tenets of the religion.

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          Toxic gas leak at B’desh fertiliser unit sickens 250

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          DHAKA, AUGUST 23 About 250 people, including children, have fallen sick and hundreds of residents have been evacuated from their homes after a toxic gas leak from a fertiliser unit in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong, officials said today.

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          Singapore pays tribute to late President Nathan

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          SINGAPORE, AUGUST 23: Singapore on Tuesday paid tribute to its first elected President S.R. Nathan who passed away at the age of 92, a media report said. Mourners visited a memorial at the Istana Presidential Palace to pay tribute to the late former President who died on Monday at Singapore General Hospital after suffering a […]

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          3 of 9 addresses of Dawood in Pakistan found incorrect: UN

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          UNITED NATIONS, AUGUST 23: Three of the nine places cited by India as addresses of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan have been found incorrect by a UN committee, which has removed these from its list. One of the addresses which have been dropped by the UN Security Council’s Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee was found […]

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          Seoul, Washington start war game despite Pyongyang’s backlash

          Seoul Washington start war game despite Pyongyang backlash

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          SEOUL, AUGUST 22: South Korean and US forces kicked off their joint annual war game on Monday despite strong a backlash from North Korea. Operation Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) will run till September 2, Xinhua news agency quoted Combined Forces Command as saying. The computer-assisted simulation exercise will mobilise about 25,000 US troops, including 2,500 reinforcements […]

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            Sonam Kapoor supports women entrepreneurs’ exhibition

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            Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, along with Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist Stephanie Rice lent support to a Women Entrepreneur’s Exhibition, hosted by the Ladies’ Wing of the Indian Merchant Chamber (IMC) on Tuesday. The IMC’s Ladies’ Wing celebrates its golden jubilee this year, and is hosting its exhibition on August 23-24 here. It offers a […]

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            Leo ditches Hillary fundraiser under shady circumstances

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            Leo DiCaprio abruptly backed out of hosting a $33,400-per-guest fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton at his LA home on Tuesday, saying the change in plans was because of the production schedule for a documentary he’s producing — but not everybody is convinced of the story. The move came just days after the Hollywood Reporter said the […]

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            Shannen Doherty settles lawsuit against former manager

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            Shannen Doherty has settled her lawsuit against her former manager. The 45-year-old actress – who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015 – sued Steven Blatt after accusing him of mismanaging her insurance premiums and allowing her health insurance to lapse last year, meaning she then couldn’t see a doctor, leading to a delay […]

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            Naga designers at 2nd NE India Fashion Week

            Collection by Techi Yapar at2nd North East India Fashion Week

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            EMPHASIZING on the importance of promoting weavers across the state by introducing their outputs to the fashion world and to promote Khadi movement, the 2nd edition of North East India Fashion Week in association with Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh held here at Multipurpose Culture Centre from August 19 to 21, 2016. Hollywood/Bollywood actor Adil Hussain, […]

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            JMS wins 6th Inter-school Beat contest

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            JUBILEE Memorial Higher Secondary School emerged as the winner of the 6th Inter-school Beat contest after a battle with various schools bands of Mokokchung, they were accompany by the Model Higher Secondary School as the runners-up. The event was organized by the Students Welfare Society Alumni of Hill View Higher Secondary School Mokokchung at Town […]

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              Nagaland prepares for NE Zone Shooting Championship

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              Dimapur, August 23: For the first time in its history, Nagaland is getting ready to host the 4th North East Zone Shooting Championship 2016 that will be held from August 29 to September 3 at the Aries Sports Complex, Bamunpukhuri-1 in Dimapur. Addressing a press conference press conference here today in Dimapur, Merang Jamir of Nagaland […]

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              Trinidad board to probe India Test washout

              Umpire Nigel Llong (2L) illustrates a point to Phil Simmons (3L) Head Coach of West Indies and other match officials while inspecting the field during day 4 of the 4th and final Test between West Indies and India August 21, 2016 at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. / AFP PHOTO / Randy BROOKS

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              Port of Spain, August 23: The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) have launched an investigation after the fourth and final Test between West Indies and India lasted just 22 overs due to a waterlogged and messed up outfield. No play was possible at Queen’s Park Oval on Monday’s (August 22) scheduled last day of the […]

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              GHSS Annual sports week concludes

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              Dimapur, August 23: The 55th Annual sports week of the Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Pfutsero was held on Tuesday at School ground, Pfutsero with Additional Director (HOD), School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe, as the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Wonthungo said games and sports are important in school curriculum as it develops a sound mind, […]

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              Penalty Shootout tourney on 3 Sept

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              Dimapur, August 23: Medziphema Village Students’ Union will be organizing ‘2nd Penalty Shootout tournament’ at Medziphema town local ground on September 3, the union informed in a press release. The tournament is open for all and the entry fee will be Rs.1500. The champion will receive a cash award of Rs. 15,000, runners-up- Rs. 7,000. Individual […]

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              RSA convenes meeting

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              Dimapur, August 23: The Rengma Sports Association executive meeting will be held on 27th August 2016 at Rengma Students Union (RSU) office building Tseminyu, at 11 am, this was informed by General Secretary, Issac Khing. All the executive members of RSA and Range representatives are requested to attend the meeting.

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