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Diamonds in Nagaland? Very likely, say scientists

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Frontpage  /  Comments Off on Diamonds in Nagaland? Very likely, say scientists

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The northeastern border state of Nagaland, recently projected by a geologist as a promising place to prospect for gold, may be springing another glittering surprise. The “ophiolite” rocks of the state, that is a part of the Indo-Myanmar ranges, may potentially hold “microdiamonds” — diamonds of small size, less than one millimetre — according to […]

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Forceful occupation: 3 months on, Mekokla village still seeking for justice

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Dimapur, Jan. 18: Villagers of Mekokla, in Wokha district, have questioned the failure of the ‘government authority’ concerned to take any action almost three months after the Assam Rifles were reported to have forcefully occupied the village’s church building. The Mekokla Baptist Church issued a press release on Wednesday stating: “This statement is to express […]

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Curfew still on at Phek

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No untoward incidents reported on Wednesday Kohima, Jan. 18: The situation in Phek town was brought back to normalcy today as no untoward incidents were reported on Wednesday. Talking to Eastern Mirror, the deputy commissioner of Phek said section 144 CrPc will continue to be imposed until such time the situation gets calm and peaceful […]

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Manipur unrest: UNC called to attend tripartite talk

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Imphal, Jan. 18: Manipur government has invited the United Naga Council (UNC) representatives “to attend a dialogue with the state government and representative of Ministry of Home Affairs” on January 23 next in Imphal. In an official letter addressed to UNC president/general secretary, Manipur chief secretary, O Nabakishore Singh said that the meeting will be […]

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Joint Coordination Committee calls for public meeting on January 20

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Dimapur, Jan. 18: The Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of five tribes – formed to oppose the conduct of ULB elections in Dimapur – has called for a joint meeting on January 20 next at Lotha Hoho Ki, Dimapur. This was decided at a meeting held today. JCC officials informed that the meeting will be attended […]

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Negotiate in humility, NBCC appeals leaders

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Dimapur, Jan. 18: The Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) has expressed concern over the turn of events “from behind our embattled positions” in relation to the conduct of elections to urban local bodies in Nagaland. In a press release issued on Wednesday, the NBCC stated: “In deep anguish and distress, NBCC appeals to leaders of […]

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72 withdrawals on final day

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Total withdrawals across the state is 140; 395 valid candidates left  Dimapur, Jan. 17: Uncertainty looms large over the state government’s schedule of elections to urban local bodies in Nagaland, even as 72 more candidates across the state withdrew their nomination papers on the final day, today. Today’s withdrawals, more than twice of the combined […]

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ULB elections: Confrontation turns ugly at Phek

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Volunteers destroy houses; Phek DC clamps Section 144 CrPc   Kohima, Jan. 17: The ongoing drama over the elections to urban local bodies turned uglier on the last date of withdrawal of nomination forms. As per reports reaching here, Phek district is undergoing a tense situation following the imposition of section 144 CrPc by the […]

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Stop border fencing: NNC

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Dimapur, Jan. 17: The Naga National Council (NNC) has also called for stopping the fencing of Indo-Myanmar border at Pangsha village, in a press release issued on Tuesday. “India and Myanmar has no right to divide Nagaland between themselves, this is nothing but contempt. The Naga people will never recognize the so called ‘International Border’ […]

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Congress steps back from DMC elections

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Dimapur, Jan. 17: The four Congress candidates for DMC elections have withdrawn their candidatures for what the party claimed was ‘respect of the will of the people’. This decision to withdraw candidature was announced on Tuesday by the party’s convener of selection committee for ULD elections Dimapur unit, KL Chishi to media persons at Congress […]

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