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Ukraine inaugurates comedian Zelensky as president

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Kiev, May 20 (PTI/AFP): Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky stepped into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country wracked by war and economic difficulties. A month after scoring a landslide election victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the 41-year-old became Ukraine’s youngest post-Soviet president. In a ceremony […]

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It will be ‘official end of Iran’ if US interests attacked — Trump warns Tehran

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Washington, May 20 (PTI): In his sternest direct threat to Tehran, US President Donald Trump has warned that a military confrontation with America would “be the official end of Iran.” Tensions between the US and Iran have been growing as the Trump administration has deployed a carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the Gulf, […]

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Contract killer’s arrest: Delhi police grills gangster; yet to authenticate claims

By   23 hours ago

Our Correspondent New Delhi, May 19 (EMN): Delhi police continues to remain tight-lipped about the revelations made by arrested gangster Vijay Parmana, who had sensationally claimed that he was hired to kill a high profile politician from Nagaland after the Lok Sabha elections. Sources in Delhi police told Eastern Mirror on Sunday that the matter […]

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Most exit polls project majority for BJP-led NDA

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New Delhi, May 19 (PTI): Most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha polls with varying numbers as the seven-phase polling in the general elections ended on Sunday. Two exit polls telecast by Times Now gave the NDA 296 and 306 seats, while they projected 126 and 132 for […]

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NSCN (IM), FNR, NMA condemn Myanmar military offensive in Naga areas

By   24 hours ago

Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): The NSCN (IM) has condemned the “diabolic and outrageous” military action of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) coordinated by the Indian security forces in Naga villages along the Indo-Myanmar border. “The chaotic situation thus created by the blatant offensive of the Tatmadaw has destabilised the livelihood of the Naga villagers as the […]

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Dimapur’s drainage system: An ‘orphan’ in need of foster care

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Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, May 19: For decades, the main drains or ‘nullah’ (in Hindi) that snake around and across Dimapur have been the only thing keeping the city from being flooded. Yet, drains are under nobody’s care; no specific government department is in charge of the drainage system. In the words of a government […]

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NPF, Shürhozelie defend cutting off ties with BJP

By   24 hours ago

Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): The Naga People’s Front has stated that its decision to end alliance with the BJP in Manipur after the Lok Sabha elections was “solely to do with the NPF party” and its prerogative to take decisions that are in the party’s best interest. In a statement issued on Sunday, the NPF […]

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Hitman paid to kill Nagaland politician arrested in Lucknow

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Government enhances security measures in the state; senior police officials set to meet Delhi counterparts on Sunday Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, May 18: The entire Nagaland political establishment was rattled—perhaps like never before—when news broke out on Saturday that the Delhi police had arrested a contract killer paid to kill a top politician in Nagaland […]

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Traffic police crackdown on illegal headlights, exhaust pipes

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Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, May 18: For the past three weeks, Dimapur traffic police has been cracking the whip on vehicles using ‘illegal headlights’, especially Light Emitting Diode (LED), and modified exhaust pipes that cause noise pollution. The Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) told Eastern Mirror that traffic personnel have been keeping check on motorists […]

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Mass cleanliness drives in Nagaland on May 25

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Our Correspondent Kohima, May 18 (EMN): In an effort to combat the menace of plastic pollution, a cleanliness drive along Sonouru River in Kohima will be conducted on May 25. The cleanliness drive is a part of The Himalayan Cleanup (THC) campaign of Integrated Mountain Initiative and Zero Waste Himalayas. This year’s theme is ‘our […]

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    Notwithstanding exit polls, oppn leaders set to meet today; also to move EC over VVPATs

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    New Delhi, May 20 (PTI): Two days ahead of the Lok Sabha poll results, top opposition leaders will meet in the national capital on Tuesday to discuss the political situation and possibilities of a non-NDA alliance to stake claim for government formation. As part of his efforts to unite the opposition, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister […]

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    Akbar denies meeting Ramani at Oberoi hotel

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    New Delhi, May 20 (IANS): Former Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Monday denied meeting journalist Priya Ramani for a job interview at The Oberoi hotel in Mumbai in December 1993 and asking her personal, rather than professional questions. Akbar said: “Since there was no meeting, therefore it is wrong to suggest that I did not […]

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    India adopts new standards for measuring units kilogram, kelvin, mole and ampere

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    New Delhi, May 20 (PTI): India on Monday adopted a global resolution to redefine four of the seven base units — kilogramme, kelvin, mole and ampere, a move expected to have far-reaching effects, including changes in textbooks. A resolution to redefine four of the seven base units was passed by representatives of 60 countries at […]

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    BJP delegation meets EC top brass, demands re-poll in Bengal

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    New Delhi, May 20 (IANS): A BJP delegation on Monday met top Election Commission officials and demanded re-polling where violence had taken place during all phases of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal and requested deployment of central forces till the model code of conduct is in force. “We have met the Election Commissioners […]

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    Several injured in West Bengal post-poll violence

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    Kolkata, May 20 (IANS): Several persons were injured in post-poll clashes between political parties in two districts of West Bengal, police said on Monday. Many polling agents of opposition parties were beaten up, and houses and vehicles of many activists were attacked after voting on Sunday in nine constituencies in the last and seventh phase […]

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    BJP gears for May 23, begins prepping up for big day

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    New Delhi, May 20 (PTI): Buoyed by exit poll predictions, the BJP has started preparation to celebrate Lok Sabha election results on May 23 in a big way at the party headquarters here. Most exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get […]

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    Contract killer’s arrest: Delhi police grills gangster; yet to authenticate claims

    By   23 hours ago

    Our Correspondent New Delhi, May 19 (EMN): Delhi police continues to remain tight-lipped about the revelations made by arrested gangster Vijay Parmana, who had sensationally claimed that he was hired to kill a high profile politician from Nagaland after the Lok Sabha elections. Sources in Delhi police told Eastern Mirror on Sunday that the matter […]

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    Most exit polls project majority for BJP-led NDA

    By   23 hours ago

    New Delhi, May 19 (PTI): Most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha polls with varying numbers as the seven-phase polling in the general elections ended on Sunday. Two exit polls telecast by Times Now gave the NDA 296 and 306 seats, while they projected 126 and 132 for […]

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    LS polls come to close; nearly 64% voting recorded in last phase

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    New Delhi, May 19 (PTI): Voting for the marathon seven-phased Lok Sabha elections came to a close on Sunday as nearly 64 per cent turnout was recorded in the the last phase of polls in 59 seats, which also featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi. In the 2014 general elections, the highest ever voter […]

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    EC’s dissent a grey area, say experts

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    New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): As the rift between Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa became public on Saturday, experts say there are no guidelines as to how a multi-member Election Commission should transact its business and the law is silent on recording dissent. The controversy has reminded people the […]

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      Ukraine inaugurates comedian Zelensky as president

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      Kiev, May 20 (PTI/AFP): Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky stepped into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country wracked by war and economic difficulties. A month after scoring a landslide election victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the 41-year-old became Ukraine’s youngest post-Soviet president. In a ceremony […]

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      It will be ‘official end of Iran’ if US interests attacked — Trump warns Tehran

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      Washington, May 20 (PTI): In his sternest direct threat to Tehran, US President Donald Trump has warned that a military confrontation with America would “be the official end of Iran.” Tensions between the US and Iran have been growing as the Trump administration has deployed a carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the Gulf, […]

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      Swedish prosecutors seek Julian Assange’s detention

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      Copenhagen, May 20 (IANS): Swedish prosecutors on Monday requested that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, be detained to face questioning over rape allegations he had originally evaded by seeking diplomatic asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost seven years. Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson submitted an application for a detention […]

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      Thirty-two dead in Tajikistan prison riot

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      Dushanbe (Tajikistan), May 20 (PTI/AFP): At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 24 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards, authorities said Monday. Five inmates and the three guards were initially killed by prisoners in the riot that erupted on Sunday evening, and the others died […]

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      Six arrested over links to training facility of banned extremist group in Lanka

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      Colombo, May 20 (PTI): Sri Lankan authorities have arrested six suspects, including an employee at the Parliament, over their alleged links to a training facility of the banned Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) in Kurunegala, police said on Monday. Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three […]

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      Nawaz Sharif re-files bail application in high court

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      Islamabad, May 20 (PTI): Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking bail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia corruption case. The Supreme Court earlier this month dismissed the 69-year-old three-time prime minister’s review petition seeking permanent bail on medical grounds and the permission to go abroad […]

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      Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory; Bill Shorten steps down as Labor leader

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      Melbourne, May 19 (PTI): Australia’s ruling Conservative Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday made a “miraculous” comeback in the general election, defying exit polls and devastating the opposition Labor Party, forcing its leader Bill Shorten to step down. Around 16 million Australians swarmed to the polling booths across the country on Saturday […]

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      Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

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      Geneva, May 19 (PTI/AFP): The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc.

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      Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 16

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      Cairo, May 19 (PTI/AFP): An explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt’s famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said.

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      Nepali Cong warns of stalling parliament proceedings over ‘anti-press’ bill

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      Kathmandu, May 19 (PTI): The main opposition party in Nepal on Sunday warned of stalling the Parliament proceedings if the government tried to pass a controversial bill that aims to curtail press freedom by imposing strict penalty on media outlets.

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        Assam: Congress says exit polls ‘misleading’, BJP hits back

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        Guwahati, May 20 (PTI): The Congress’s Assam unit on Monday said the exit poll results were “imaginary and misleading”, drawing sharp reactions from the BJP, which said the opposition party was making the allegations as it was going to “lose miserably”. The Congress said the exit poll results were a ploy by the BJP to […]

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        NRC: Rajnath, Sonowal review Assam situation

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        New Delhi, May 20 (PTI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the security scenario in Assam besides preparation to deal with any possible law and order situation which may arise after the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) on July 31. Attended by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and top officials of […]

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        Manipur registers 3.2 lakh job seekers till end of March 18’

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        Our Correspondent IMPHAL, May 20 (EMN): A total of 3,26,548  applicants including 2,22,806 male and 1,03,742 female applicants are live-registered in the different Employment Exchange of Manipur at the end of March, 2019 according to monthly progress report on the working of State Employment Service, Manipur issued by the Directorate of Employment, Government of Manipur. […]

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        IPFT MLA booked for raping, deceiving woman in West Tripura

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        Agartala, May 20 (PTI): An IPFT MLA has been booked here for allegedly raping and deceiving a woman with promise of marriage in West Tripura district, a police officer said. The legislator, however, maintained that he was “wrongfully framed” in the case and opposition parties were trying to “malign his image”. In her complaint, the […]

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        Singer Zuben writes to proscribed ULFA-I, calls for peace

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        Guwahati, May 20 (PTI): Assamese singer Zubeen Garg has written an open letter to proscribed outfit ULFA-I, calling for peace and asserting that killing of innocent people will not result in anything. The singer-actor-film producer, known for speaking out on several social issues, in a Facebook post said fear cannot build a nation and only […]

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        INR 19.40 lakh psychotropic drugs seized in Guwahati

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        Guwahati, May 20 (IANS): The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Assam Police has seized over 2.60 lakh psychotropic tablets and 4,700 bottles of cough syrup, valued at Rs 19.40 lakh, from an unauthorised godown in the Hojai district and arrested the owner of the storage, said an official on Monday. Additional Director General of […]

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        Language martyrs day observed in Silchar

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        Silchar/Agartala, May 20 (IANS): Tributes were paid on Sunday to commemorate the death of 11 people who died in police firing on May 19, 1961 in Silchar during the Bengali language agitation. People from all walks of life across all the three districts of Barak Valley — Cachar, Karimganj, and Hailakandi — gathered at the […]

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        Green frog spotted at Dailong Biological Heritage site in Mnp.

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            Imphal, May 20 (EMN): Ahead of the International Biodiversity Day celebration, members of the Rainforest Club, Tamenglong and the Corbett Foundation recently spotted a green frog (known as gousuh in the Rongmei dialect) for the first time at the Dailong Biological Heritage site in Tamenglong district of Manipur. At first the identity of […]

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        AR busts extortion network in Arunachal; 3 NSCN (R) cadres held

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        Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): In a major crackdown on insurgent groups in Changlang district, an operation was launched by the Changlang battalion of Assam Rifles on May 18, leading to the capture of three “hardcore” NSCN (R) insurgents including a local area commander, self-styled captain Wangjang Pangtha of the NSCN (R) from old Shallang village, […]

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        Assam: Bangladeshi man to return home after 23 years

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        Tezpur (Assam), May 19 (PTI): A mentally challenged Bangladeshi, who had crossed over to India accidentally over two decades ago, finally met his family in a jail here on Sunday, officials said. Azbdar Peada (55) had accidentally crossed over to India from Bangladesh 23 years ago, they said. Peada is fit now and he would […]

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          Remembering those who fell to HIV/AIDS

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          Our Correspondent Kohima, May 19 (EMN): In memory of people who lost their life battling the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), a number of people in Kohima joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 36th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.

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          Contract killing report: Naga Hoho wants CBI, NIA

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          Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): The Naga Hoho believes that the Nagaland government should call in the Central Bureau of Investigations and the National Investigation Agency to probe recent reports that assassins were hired to assassinate a ‘Naga politician.’

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          Private colleges’ org. instates group’s constitution

          By   22 hours ago

          Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): An organisation ‘Private College Association Nagaland,’ which was formed as an organisation to ‘advance collegiate educational system in Nagaland,’ has instated its constitution. Updates informed on May 19 that the group has also undertaken a number of resolutions.

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          Cong lauds NPF for Manipur pull-out

          By   23 hours ago

          Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has lauded the Naga People’s Front (NPF) for withdrawing its support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Manipur. The president of the NPCC, K Therie, issued on Sunday a press release to the media. “NPF has taken the right decision to withdraw its support […]

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          Farmers in Tseminyu learn how to combat fall armyworm

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          Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): The Agriculture Technology Management Agency (Atma) of Tseminyu block in Kohima district conducted a “demonstration program,” on May 13 at Thongsunyu village in Kohima district.

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          Seminar explores how edu. institutions can be models for peace

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          Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): Youth group Peace Channel conducted a seminar on the topic of role of educational institutions in building ‘sustainable peace’ in Nagaland, on Sat. May 18 at the Pangti Church conference hall, in Wokha.

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          Contract killer’s arrest: Delhi police grills gangster; yet to authenticate claims

          By   23 hours ago

          Our Correspondent New Delhi, May 19 (EMN): Delhi police continues to remain tight-lipped about the revelations made by arrested gangster Vijay Parmana, who had sensationally claimed that he was hired to kill a high profile politician from Nagaland after the Lok Sabha elections. Sources in Delhi police told Eastern Mirror on Sunday that the matter […]

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          NSCN (IM), FNR, NMA condemn Myanmar military offensive in Naga areas

          By   24 hours ago

          Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): The NSCN (IM) has condemned the “diabolic and outrageous” military action of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) coordinated by the Indian security forces in Naga villages along the Indo-Myanmar border. “The chaotic situation thus created by the blatant offensive of the Tatmadaw has destabilised the livelihood of the Naga villagers as the […]

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          Dimapur’s drainage system: An ‘orphan’ in need of foster care

          By   24 hours ago

          Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, May 19: For decades, the main drains or ‘nullah’ (in Hindi) that snake around and across Dimapur have been the only thing keeping the city from being flooded. Yet, drains are under nobody’s care; no specific government department is in charge of the drainage system. In the words of a government […]

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          NPF, Shürhozelie defend cutting off ties with BJP

          By   24 hours ago

          Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): The Naga People’s Front has stated that its decision to end alliance with the BJP in Manipur after the Lok Sabha elections was “solely to do with the NPF party” and its prerogative to take decisions that are in the party’s best interest. In a statement issued on Sunday, the NPF […]

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            Mbappe wants responsibility, ‘maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere’

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            Paris, May 20 (PTI/AFP): Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe fuelled speculation surrounding his future on Sunday, saying that he wants “responsibilities, maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere”. The 20-year-old backed up his excellent 2018 World Cup, where he scored four times as France won the trophy, by netting 38 times for PSG this season. He was […]

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            Dhoni hints at post-retirement plans

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            New Delhi, May 20 (IANS): A lot has been said about former India captain MS Dhoni’s retirement and the stumper has now himself fuelled the debate by revealing what he might opt to do after he calls it a day. In a video going viral on social media, Dhoni is seen flaunting his paintings and […]

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            Hockey: India eves beat S Korea 2-1 in tour opener

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            Jincheon (South Korea), May 20 (IANS): The Indian women’s hockey team edged past hosts South Korea 2-1 in their first game of the three-match bilateral series, here on Monday. Lalremsiami (11th minute) and Navneet Kaur (40th) scored for India, while Shin Hyejeong (48th) found the net for S Korea. India, coming into the meet on […]

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            Djokovic remains world No. 1 despite loss in Rome

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            Rome, May 20 (IANS): Novak Djokovic kept his lead in the latest ATP men’s tennis rankings even after he lost to Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final of the Italian Open. The Serb has 12,355 points ranking first, followed by Spain’s Rafael Nadal (7,945) and Roger Federer of Switzerland (5,950). After the Italian Open, […]

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            Six teams in fray for Kohima Football League

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            Dimapur, May 20 (EMN): The 3rd edition of the Kohima Football League organised by the Kohima Town Club is all set to begin from June 8 till the 26th at the IG Stadium in Kohima. Six teams, namely defending champions Sechü Zubza FC, Vanguard FC, Tseminyu, Khriekesa FC, Forerunner FC Thizama along with two new […]

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            Inter-school cricket tournament underway

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            Dimapur, May 20 (EMN): The annual U-16 Dimapur Inter-School Cricket Tournament organised by the Dimapur District Cricket Association (DDCA) got underway on Monday May 20 at the Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima. 13 schools from Dimapur are participating in this year’s edition, stated the general secretary of DDCA in a press release. In the first match, […]

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            WC: Pakistan include Amir, Riaz to bolster pace attack

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            Lahore, May 20 (IANS): In order to strengthen their bowling attack, Pakistan have included left-arm pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir in the final 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30. From the 15-player provisional squad, which was announced on April 18, the PCB […]

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            Afghan coach Simmons to quit after World Cup

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            New Delhi, May 20 (PTI): Former West Indies allrounder Phil Simmons will step down from his position as Afghanistan coach after the end of the ICC men’s World Cup. Simmons, who took over the position in December 2017, said he has achieved his target of taking Afghanistan to the World Cup and the time is […]

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            Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid till 2023

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            Madrid, May 20 (IANS): Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a contract extension that is set to tie him to the club for four seasons, the La Liga side said on Monday. The 29-year-old German international had three years left on his deal but will now stay a further season until 2023 at the […]

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            Teams will probably be most fearful of Australia — Waugh

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            Dubai, May 20 (PTI): Former captain Steve Waugh said Australia may not be the favourites to win the upcoming World Cup but the return of Steve Smith and David Warner will make other teams “wary” of the five-time winners. Smith and Warner’s year-long international exile following bans for ball-tampering came to an end a couple […]

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              Blackbuck case: Fresh notices to Tabu, Sonali, Saif, Neelam

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              The Rajasthan High Court on Monday served fresh notices to Bollywood stars Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Dushyant Kumar, a local resident, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case following the state government’s appeal against their acquittal. On the state government’s plea, the High Court earlier issued notices to the five respondents […]

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              ‘Game of Thrones’ shaped me as a woman — Emilia

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              Actress Emilia Clarke, who is known for her role of Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones”, says the show has shaped her as a woman. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” came to an end after premiering its last episode of the eighth and final season on Sunday night. Clarke took […]

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              ‘Game of Thrones’ comes full circle for final goodbye

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              The final chapter of “Game of Thrones” came with a tragic end to a love story, betrayal, twists, death and a lot of characters’ lives coming full circle. Was it a happy ending? Well, as Ramsay Bolton once said: “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention”. Ironically, the end […]

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              Got thrown out of films without reason, says Shilpa Shetty

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              Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra says her journey in the Hindi film industry was not an easy ride as producers threw her out of their films without giving any reasons. In a post shared on the official Humans of Bombay Instagram page, Shilpa, who made her debut in Bollywood with “Baazigar” in 1993, opened up about […]

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              Dutch actress protests violence against women at Cannes

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              Dutch actress Sand Van Roy made a statement at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with body art, giving out a #MeToo message. Van Roy sued French director Luc Besson for rape in 2018 but the case was ultimately dropped by prosecutors. The actress, who had a starring role in Besson’s “Valerian and the City of […]

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              Mel B rushed to hospital after losing vision in right eye

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              Singer Mel B, who cannot see on her left side after botched laser surgery, was rushed to a hospital after losing vision in the right eye, raising fears for the Spice Girls tour. According to thesun.co.uk, sources at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital said she arrived wearing an eye-patch and said: “I can’t see anything – […]

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              Will Smith wanted ‘Bollywood level’ scene in ‘Aladdin’

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              Will Smith has loved “Sab sahi hai bro”, a song that Indian rapper Badshah has created as a promotional number for the Hollywood star’s forthcoming release “Aladdin”. Badshah took to his Instagram page to share a video in which Will has shared his appreciation, as well as spoken up about how he wanted a sequence […]

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              Mental health comes first, stresses Sophie Turner

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              Actress Sophie Turner, who battled with weight at a young age, has learnt that she has to put her mental health first, beyond anything “otherwise Im screwed and then I might actually end up in rehab”. The 23-year-old became a popular name after starring as Sansa Stark in the show “Game Of Thrones”. While talking […]

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              ‘John Wick’ director teases more films and TV series

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              “John Wick” franchise director Chad Stahelski says he wants to helm the fourth film in series on the fictitious deadly assassin. The filmmaker, who directed “John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum” in which Keanu Reeves reprised the title role, said he enjoys making these films as there is no limit to the content. “We create our […]

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              Madonna hits back over Eurovision criticism

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              Singer Madonna has clapped back at her haters after her Eurovision Song Contest 2019 performance fell flat. Madonna was blasted for her lack-lustre show on the global TV event, with critics insisting she was singing out of tune throughout her controversial appearance. But the 60-year-old star hit back with an Instagram post on Sunday, reports […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Nourhe Khate

                By   4 days ago

                  The multi talented Nourhe Khate is a violinist and guitarist who plays both instruments with equal passion. Khate’s relationship with the violin was introduced to him by his parents, which he says he didn’t have any enthusiasm for in the beginning. But the mystery of learning something new drew him closer to the violin. […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Sungti Alinger

                By   2 weeks ago

                    An upcoming musician from Nagaland, Sungti Alinger released his debut cover of  ‘Your Man’ by Josh Turner on YouTube and later on Facebook. This has earned him recognition and listeners are carried away by his deep manly vocals. Alinger,  who has keen interest with the country music genre, is greatly influenced by country […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Nash Longkumer

                By   3 weeks ago

                      Nash Longkumer is a rock guitarist. He won the best guitarist prize at the 2018 edition of the Hornbill Rock Festival. He is a member of rock band, UDX. For those who haven’t discovered Longkumer yet, he may be one of the finest guitarists Dimapur has. He is not exactly a rookie […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Mc Gruff

                By   4 weeks ago

                  Kezevilie Kintso commonly known as “Mc Gruff’ on stage is an 18-year-old rapper based in Kohima. Inspired by famous rappers like Big Sean, Asap Rocky, Xxxtentacion and YG, Mc Gruff started this genre of music during his early teenage years. Kintso, who loves writing lyrics, says that he writes lyrics depending on his mood, […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Imnainla Jamir

                By   1 month ago

                    Learning to play musical instruments needs years of practice, study, technique, and dedication. At just 17 years of age, Imnainla Jamir from Mokokchung became an internet sensation in Nagaland. The reason: Videos and images of her playing the electric rock guitar among a population that has not many females who play complex, highly […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with NK Naga

                By   1 month ago

                    NK Naga is a musician from Nagaland who started singing at the age of 9. He decided to audition for a show called ‘The Beat of Heart – Geet Zindagi Ki’ in 2017 where he was declared as the winner. In 2018 too, Naga participated in the Bengali Semi Classical Song competition, and […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Ato Nienu

                By   2 months ago

                Ato Nienu, from Kohima is an upcoming musician from the Chakhesang tribe. Nienu, who has recently released his debut gospel album, ‘I Will Come,’ says his interest in music grew after listening to famous musicians like Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi and Petra. Nienu, who won the Hornbill Solo Competition in the year 2015, described winning […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Yellow Beacon

                By   2 months ago

                        The Yellow Beacon is a funk/ alternative rock band from Dimapur. The inspiration of their music and the roots of the band certainly talks about the suffering and obstacle we face in life. The four-member band was awarded as the Winner of Ekarithin 2017, individual winners in various events and headliners […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Lindi

                By   3 months ago

                    Lindi is a singer-songwriter based in Kohima, the talented artist learnt to play his first musical instrument from his mother — A chord on the guitar. Lindi’s debut ‘Chasing The New’ is an emotional song about moving on from a pretty low place to a better place mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He opines […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Distance to Earth

                By   3 months ago

                Distance to Earth is a three-member metal band from Kohima. The band started off in early 2011 as ‘69th Avenue’ but took a hiatus to concentrate on their studies. The band got back together in 2018 with fresh music, and a new name. That’s Distance to Earth for you. Despite having been away from the […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with NK Naga

                  By   1 month ago

                      NK Naga is a musician from Nagaland who started singing at the age of 9. He decided to audition for a show called ‘The Beat of Heart – Geet Zindagi Ki’ in 2017 where he was declared as the winner. In 2018 too, Naga participated in the Bengali Semi Classical Song competition, and […]

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                  ‘Naga people abandoning farming is alarming’

                  By   2 months ago

                  Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, March 26: The deputy commissioner (DC) of Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol lamented that most people today are dependent on products, including rice, that come from outside the state instead of cultivating food on their own like in the past. The DC was speaking during the inaugural function of the 10-day zonal-level […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Ato Nienu

                  By   2 months ago

                  Ato Nienu, from Kohima is an upcoming musician from the Chakhesang tribe. Nienu, who has recently released his debut gospel album, ‘I Will Come,’ says his interest in music grew after listening to famous musicians like Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi and Petra. Nienu, who won the Hornbill Solo Competition in the year 2015, described winning […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Tokaholi Chishi

                  By   3 months ago

                  Meet Tokaholi Chishi from Dimapur who not only sings but is an aspiring writer as well. Chishi describes herself to be a ‘bedroom singer’ who loves to tell stories and write poems. | She believes that words are more powerful when merged with melody, and that a simple honest song can lift the burden off […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Keneisenuo Sorhie

                  By   3 months ago

                    Meet Keneisenuo Sorhie, a 19-year old musician from Kohima who is garnering attention on Social Media for her music. This young musician has performed at various prominent events in Nagaland. With no formal education in music, Sorhie has covered four cover songs so far: ‘Scared to be Lonely,’ ‘That’s Christmas to me,’ and ‘Make […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Savage Slaughter

                  By   4 months ago

                    Savage Slaughter is a thrash metal band based in Mokokchung. It was formed in 2017. The band is Senti Longkumer on the vocals, Sanen Longkumer and Tongzuk Longkumer on the guitar, Chuba Longkumer on the bass and Imlinok on the drums. Heavily influenced by classic metal bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Megadeth, […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Nungshitula Pongener

                  By   4 months ago

                      Remember when you had the link of a “Happy New Year,” a cover song performed by siblings Nungshitula Pongener, Merenyangla Pongener and Rϋmen Pongener forwarded on social media and got tempted to forward it to your friends? The video has 1,71,910 views till date—an achievement of viral level considering that the singers have […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Featherheads

                  By   4 months ago

                    Featherheads Haokui, an indigenous Naga band based in Ukhrul, Manipur are pumped to inspire and resurrect the dying culture and traditions which was once followed by our ancestors through their music. A blend of alt-folk-rock, the Featherheads describe music as a universal language with no barrier. “Through music we are spreading our culture and […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Trance Effect

                  By   4 months ago

                              Here’s introducing Trance Effect, a creative three-member indie rock band from Nagaland. The group was formed in 2017 with a female vocalist.  It was not for money or for fame but for their mutual love to perform live music and to create more music. This drew them into forming […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Nyimlon Konyak

                  By   5 months ago

                  Meet Nyimlon Konyak  the winner of “Anybody Can Sing” Season 1 (2017) Mon.  Having performed in several occasions and stage with no formal education, her passion for music made her win the Anybody Can Sing Season 1 in Mon and has released her first song “You call me found”. Read on to know more about […]

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