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GBs Federation criticises state govt. on Citizenship Bill

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Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): The Nagaland GBs Federation has expressed apprehension on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, saying that it could be dangerous once it is made an act. “At present situation in Nagaland, illegal immigrants issue is of grave concern. At this juncture, the state cabinet’s decision to appeal for a review and […]

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Plastic-free Nagaland: Kohima residents adapting to ‘change’

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  Our Correspondent Kohima, Jan. 21 (EMN): The public response—at least here in the state’s capital Kohima—to the Nagaland government’s ‘plastic-free’ declaration in December last year has been a mixed one so far. Speaking to Eastern Mirror, the administrator of Kohima Municipal Council (KMC), Kovi Meyase said the council had “sensitised” the residents of all […]

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‘Church in social action’: Longleng town gets makeover

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Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): In a mass social work initiated by the Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) on Monday at Longleng town, residents cleaned the surroundings of, and built fencings around, 11 government schools and the district hospital. The staff of PBCA and Longleng Town Baptist Church then repaired the roads by filling up potholes […]

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PDA to field candidates from NDPP to LS and Aonglenden elections

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Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): In a significant decision, the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) on Monday unanimously resolved to field the alliance’s consensus candidates under the banner of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) to the by-elections to 26th Aonglenden assembly constituency as well as the Nagaland Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency. The decision was taken during […]

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India’s first all-women’s party launched, to contest LS polls

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Mumbai, Jan. 21 (IANS):  India’s first-ever all-women political party — the National Women’s Party (NWP) — was launched on Monday in Mumbai and it will contest half — 283 — of the 545 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 elections. The NWP, described as “a party of mothers”, has been founded by a medico and […]

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Kamala Harris to run for US president in 2020

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Washington, Jan. 21 (IANS): Democrat Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, launched her campaign for the White House on Monday while appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America. In a brief video from her campaign that was released on the social media at the same time she appeared on the show, […]

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Indian billionaires’ wealth grew daily by INR 2,200 cr. last year— Oxfam

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Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 21: The fortunes of Indian billionaires grew by an astronomical 35% per day last year, which is INR 2,200 cr. daily; while the poorest 10% of the country continued to remain in debt since 2004, according to an Oxfam report ‘Public Good or Private Wealth’ released on Monday. The report […]

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Indo-Naga talks: JLF to consult Naga groups

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Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): The Joint Legislators’ Forum (JLF) on Naga political issue on Monday resolved to have consultations with all the Naga groups engaged in the Indo-Naga dialogue and meet central leaders “either with all the 60 members/PWC members or by the leader of the House, deputy chief minister and the leader of opposition […]

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May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with ‘Plan B’

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London, Jan. 21 (IANS): UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to present her Brexit Plan-B on Monday in a desperate attempt to overturn last week’s humiliating Commons defeat and convince Tory Brexiteers to support her withdrawal deal with the EU. May will address the House of Commons, explaining how she intends to proceed and […]

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Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya celebrate 47th Statehood Day

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  Our Correspondent Imphal, Jan. 21 (EMN): Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya on Monday celebrated their 47th Statehood Day. The erstwhile princely states of Manipur and Tripura became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972. Meghalaya was part of Assam before becoming a full-fledged state under the North Eastern Region (Re-Organisation) Act, 1971. Addressing the gathering on […]

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    India’s first all-women’s party launched, to contest LS polls

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    Mumbai, Jan. 21 (IANS):  India’s first-ever all-women political party — the National Women’s Party (NWP) — was launched on Monday in Mumbai and it will contest half — 283 — of the 545 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 elections. The NWP, described as “a party of mothers”, has been founded by a medico and […]

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    Jharkhand HC stays summons against Rahul Gandhi on defamation complaint

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    Ranchi, Jan. 21 (PTI):  The Jharkhand High Court on Monday stayed the summons issued by a lower court against Congress president Rahul Gandhi on a defamation complaint filed by a BJP youth wing member. Justice S Chandrasekhar also issued a notice to the petitioner, Naveen Jha, according to Rajiv Ranjan, counsel for Gandhi. The court […]

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    CJI recuses from hearing challenge to appointment of Rao as acting CBI chief

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    New Delhi, Jan. 21 (IANS):  Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday recused himself from hearing a plea by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of M. Nageswara Rao as the interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the ouster of Alok Verma. As the plea by Common Cause came up for hearing […]

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    Environment Ministry asks states, UTs not to use plastic for LS poll preparations

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    New Delhi, Jan. 21 (PTI): Ahead of the 2019 parliamentary elections, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has asked all states and union territories (UTs) not to use single-use plastic for poll preparations and to encourage use of alternative materials for election campaign. The ministry also laid down standard guidelines to be […]

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    US-based cyber expert says 2014 elections were rigged, poll panel denies allegations

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    London, Jan. 21 (IANS): In a sensational claim, a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja on Monday said the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were “rigged” and even claimed that BJP leader Gopinath Munde was “killed” as he knew about the “hacking” of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), a claim debunked by the Election Commission of India. […]

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    EVM hacking claim: EC asserts ‘foolproof nature’ of its machines, mulls legal action

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    New Delhi, Jan. 21 (PTI): Amid claims by an Indian cyber expert that electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be hacked, the Election Commission asserted Monday it firmly stands by “empirical facts about foolproof nature” of its machines and said it is examining as to what legal action “can and should” be taken in the matter. […]

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    BJP asks EC to derecognise AAP, seize its symbol

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    New Delhi Jan. 21 (IANS): Accusing the AAP and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of dividing the society on caste lines and spreading mispropaganda, the BJP on Monday approached the Election Commission (EC) and demanded derecognisition of the party. After meeting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters: “We […]

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    Choksi opts for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

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    Mumbai/New Delhi, Jan. 21 (IANS): Posing fresh complications for India, absconder diamantaire Mehul Choksi, one of the prime accused in the INR 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, has surrendered his Indian citizenship in favour of Antigua & Barbuda Isles in the West Indies, official sources said on Monday. Choksi, 59, acquired his new […]

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    Indian billionaires’ wealth grew daily by INR 2,200 cr. last year— Oxfam

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    Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 21: The fortunes of Indian billionaires grew by an astronomical 35% per day last year, which is INR 2,200 cr. daily; while the poorest 10% of the country continued to remain in debt since 2004, according to an Oxfam report ‘Public Good or Private Wealth’ released on Monday. The report […]

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    Life existed 1500 m below Earth 65 mn years ago in India, IIT-KGP discovers

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    Kolkata, Jan. 21 (PTI): Researchers from IIT Kharagpur have discovered that life existed 1500 metres below the Earth’s surface around 65 million years ago in India as we know it now. The scientists found microbial – bacterial and archaeal – life forms at such depths beneath the Deccan Traps which cover a large part of […]

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      Kamala Harris to run for US president in 2020

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      Washington, Jan. 21 (IANS): Democrat Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, launched her campaign for the White House on Monday while appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America. In a brief video from her campaign that was released on the social media at the same time she appeared on the show, […]

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      May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with ‘Plan B’

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      London, Jan. 21 (IANS): UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to present her Brexit Plan-B on Monday in a desperate attempt to overturn last week’s humiliating Commons defeat and convince Tory Brexiteers to support her withdrawal deal with the EU. May will address the House of Commons, explaining how she intends to proceed and […]

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      Pakistani PM’s party seeks disqualification of ex-president Zardari

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      Islamabad, Jan. 21 (PTI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the disqualification of former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Asif Ali Zardari. Khurram Sher Zaman, a Member of Sindh Assembly from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, filed the disqualification petition against 63-year-old Zardari in […]

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      Resisting new technology is ‘outdated’ says Iran’s Rouhani

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      Tehran, Jan. 21 (PTI/AFP): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said resistance against new technologies is “outdated” as he once again criticised the judiciary’s blocking of social media. “Resisting new technologies and modern developments is an outdated approach,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast by state television. “We can see that some still oppose new […]

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      Netanyahu: Iran to face consequences for threatening Israel

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      Jerusalem, Jan. 21 (IANS): Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Iran would face consequences for threatening Israel, hours after Israeli fighter jets struck targets in Syria’s capital Damascus. “We are acting against Iran and the Syrian forces that abet the Iranian aggression. Whoever threatens to destroy us will bear the full responsibility,” Netanyahu […]

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      EU sanctions Russia military intel chief over Skripal

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      Brussels, Jan. 21 (PTI/AFP): The European Union imposed chemical weapons sanctions on nine Russian and Syrian officials on Monday, including the chief of the powerful GRU military intelligence agency. The EU blamed the Russians — two agents and the head and the deputy head of the GRU — for the “possession, transport and use” of […]

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      Sri Lanka to adopt National Climate Change Act

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      Colombo, Jan. 21 (IANS): The Sri Lankan government said on Monday that it will soon adopt the National Climate Change Act to minimise the emission of greenhouse gases. Director General of the Climate Change Secretariat Sunimal Jayatunga said that all attempts will be made to pass the Act which has already been drafted, reports Xinhua […]

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      Taliban attack kills at least 12 in central Afghanistan

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      Ghazni, Jan. 21 (PTI/AFP): At least 12 people were killed Monday in a Taliban-claimed attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan, officials said, as the insurgents continue to batter the war-torn country’s beleaguered security forces. The attack began after a vehicle loaded with explosives rammed into the entrance of a compound in Maidan Shahr […]

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      Israel says strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket

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      Jerusalem, Jan. 21 (PTI/AFP): Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria early Monday in response to missile fire it blamed on Iran, sparking concerns of an escalation after a monitor reported 11 fighters killed. Israel announced the strikes against facilities it said belonged to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force as they […]

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      World’s oldest man dies in Japan aged 113

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      Masazo Nonaka, who enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and eating sweets, died at home Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 20 (EMN): The world’s oldest man has died at his home, a hot springs on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, at the age of 113, according to a report in the British broadsheet The Guardian. “His […]

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        Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya celebrate 47th Statehood Day

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          Our Correspondent Imphal, Jan. 21 (EMN): Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya on Monday celebrated their 47th Statehood Day. The erstwhile princely states of Manipur and Tripura became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972. Meghalaya was part of Assam before becoming a full-fledged state under the North Eastern Region (Re-Organisation) Act, 1971. Addressing the gathering on […]

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        98 tribal Christians ‘reconverted’ to Hinduism, claims right-wing group

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        Kailashahar (Tripura), Jan. 21 (PTI): The Hindu Jagran Manch, a Hindu right-wing group, Monday claimed that 98 Christians belonging to 23 tribal families were “reconverted” to Hinduism in Tripura. The people, mostly tea garden workers hailing from Bihar and Jharkhand, had been converted to Christianity in 2010, Tripura unit president of the Hindu Jagran Manch […]

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        After Navy, Meghalaya suspends operation to retrieve dead miner’s body

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        Shillong, Jan. 21 (PTI):  Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma Monday suspended the operation to retrieve the body of a dead miner trapped inside a 370-foot-deep coal mine to avoid disintegration of the decomposed corpse. The state government’s order came a day after the Navy on Sunday suspended the operation to pull the body out […]

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        India to talk with Bangladesh on 31 Rohingya Muslims detained in Tripura

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        New Delhi, Jan. 21 (PTI): India is likely to hold talks with Bangladesh to send back 31 Rohingya Muslims, who were detained by the Border Security Force (BSF) while attempting to cross over into Tripura, officials said. The Rohingya Muslims are stuck in no-man’s land, beyond the barbed wire fence along the Indo-Bangladesh border in […]

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        Centre not keen on safeguarding indigenous people in Assam — Akhil Gogoi

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        Guwahati, Jan. 21 (PTI): Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi on Monday alleged that the Centre is not keen on safeguarding interests of the indigenous population of Assam, and appealed to people to step up the agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s claims […]

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        Maintain hard earned peace: Mizoram home minister tells police

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        Aizawl, Jan. 21 (PTI): Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana Monday urged the state police to maintain the hard earned peace to ensure progress and prosperity. Addressing a passing out parade of cadets at the Police Training School at Thenzawl in central Mizoram’s central Serchhip district, Lalchamliana said that there could be no development without peace. At […]

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        Assam govt. committed to safeguard Jati, Mati, Bheti of indigenous people — Sonowal

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        Guwahati, Jan. 21 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asserted on Monday that the state government is committed to safeguard ‘Jati, Mati, Bheti’ (Race, Land and Homeland) and to work to protect the rights of the indigenous people. Sonowal, trying to allay fears triggered by the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, said the government will […]

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        Navy abandons efforts to pull out decomposed body of miner

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        Shillong, Jan. 20 (PTI): The Indian Navy abandoned all efforts on Sunday to pull out the decomposed body of a miner that it spotted four days ago inside a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills District, officials said. The Navy divers had spotted the decomposed body of a trapped miner on Wednesday, using an […]

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        Citizenship bill won’t hamper interests of indigenous communities — Sonowal

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        Guwahati, Jan. 20 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that disinformation is being spread over the Citizenship Amendment Bill across the state, saying the bill, if passed, will allow the six minority communities to apply for citizenship after only a year’s residency.

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        Small number of Bangladeshis to be benefitted from Citizenship Amendment Bill — MHA

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        New Delhi, Jan. 20 (PTI): Only a small number Bangladeshi nationals are likely to be benefitted from the Citizenship Amendment Bill, as less than 200 people from the neighbouring country have so far availed the Long Term Visa (LTV) regime introduced in 2015, a senior Home Ministry official said.

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          GBs Federation criticises state govt. on Citizenship Bill

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          Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): The Nagaland GBs Federation has expressed apprehension on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, saying that it could be dangerous once it is made an act. “At present situation in Nagaland, illegal immigrants issue is of grave concern. At this juncture, the state cabinet’s decision to appeal for a review and […]

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          Nagaland observes National Girl Child Day

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            Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): The Wokha district administration is conducting Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) week under the theme “Empowering girls child for better tomorrow” at Bhandari sub-division from Jan. 21 to 26th. The Anganwadi workers and accredited social health activist (Asha) will carry out door-to-door campaign for BBBP at government offices, schools, and […]

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          Naga Council, PAC welcome new Dimapur DC

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          Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): The Naga Council Dimapur and Public Action Committee (PAC) organised a reception programme for the new Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol on Jan. 21 at Naga Council office in the city. A coordination meeting was also held with the new DC. Addressing the gathering, Zehol expressed gratitude to the […]

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          KSC: ANCSU asks govt. to black-white all grey areas

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          Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has appealed to the Nagaland government to “come out clear in black and white of the reports” in regard to the Kohima Science College land encroachment issue. The union issued a press release to the media on Monday stating the appeal for said issue, […]

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          Chetana Trust’s doctors reach out to Nagaland with free medical camp

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          Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 21: As a state with inadequate medical facilities, Nagaland is not new to organising free medical camps conducted by professionals from outside the state reaching out to offer free health screening and surgery. One such free health screening camp, a three day event at the district hospital of Dimapur, got […]

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          Salary queue: NRM, SSA teachers appeal for their due

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          Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): The 2013 batch of the Nagaland Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (NRMSATA, 2013), and the Nagaland SSA Teachers’ Association (NSSATA) have demanded from the government their salary. The groups issued separate press releases to the media on Monday stating said demand.

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          Fire razes nine shops in Mokokchung

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          Our Correspondent Mokokchung, Jan. 21 (EMN): A major fire broke out at Alongmen ward in Mokokchung town on Monday evening, burning about nine shops.

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          Stephen Lotha: Sewing up a storm with seamless designs

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          Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 21: Upcoming designer Stephen Lotha from  Dimapur has his eyes set on big things and offers a different perspective about current fashion trends. Ever since launching his eponymous label in May 2018, Lotha’s line has steadily garnered a following. One would describe his line as classy, timeless and chic while […]

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          Plastic-free Nagaland: Kohima residents adapting to ‘change’

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            Our Correspondent Kohima, Jan. 21 (EMN): The public response—at least here in the state’s capital Kohima—to the Nagaland government’s ‘plastic-free’ declaration in December last year has been a mixed one so far. Speaking to Eastern Mirror, the administrator of Kohima Municipal Council (KMC), Kovi Meyase said the council had “sensitised” the residents of all […]

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          ‘Church in social action’: Longleng town gets makeover

          By   3 hours ago

          Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): In a mass social work initiated by the Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) on Monday at Longleng town, residents cleaned the surroundings of, and built fencings around, 11 government schools and the district hospital. The staff of PBCA and Longleng Town Baptist Church then repaired the roads by filling up potholes […]

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            Williams outlasts Halep in epic battle in Australian Open

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            Melbourne, Jan. 21 (IANS): Serena Williams of the US advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Monday after a hard-fought 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Romanian world No 1 Simona Halep. The 37-year-old shone at the Rod Laver Arena to again demonstrate her remarkable longevity and ability to compete at the game’s highest […]

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            Argentina women are champions of women’s polo tournament

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            Our Correspondent Imphal, Jan. 21 (EMN): Argentina women polo team emerged as champions at the 4th edition of the Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament played here in Imphal on Mon. Jan. 21. In an exciting final match played at the historic Mapal Kangjeibug, the oldest living polo ground in the world located in the […]

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            Assam Rifles emerges runners-up in All India Police Archery C’ship

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            Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): The Assam Rifles emerged as runners-up in the 7th All India Police Archery Championship that was held at Ranchi, Jharkhand from Jan. 15-19. A total of 22 teams from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and State Police Forces participated in the competition stated an update received here on Monday. The […]

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            Kohli is the best one-day player, quite easily – Taylor

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            Napier, Jan. 21 (IANS): Ahead of the five-ODI rubber against India, starting here Wednesday, former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor on Monday praised touring captain Virat Kohli as the best ‘one-day player’ while cautioning his side against solely focussing on the leader as the men-in-blue have many more match winners. While Kohli has enjoyed a […]

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            Sakshi aims to silence critics

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            New Delhi, Jan. 21 (IANS): After her first win over Navjot Kaur in the Pro Wrestling League Season 4 on Friday, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik is looking to silence her critics through her performances in every competition she takes features in from here onwards. “The last few bouts where I had to face […]

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            Gopichand hopes India will get badminton gold at Tokyo Games

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            Mumbai, Jan. 21 (PTI): Saying that “every year has been better than the previous one”,chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is hopeful that India would clinch its first ever gold medal in the discipline at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “Well, I think every year, in the last few years, has been better than the previous […]

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            La Liga: Messi outshines Dembele in 3-1 Barcelona win over Leganes

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            Barcelona, Jan. 21 (IANS): What started as the first big night for Ousmane Dembele with Barcelona turned into another shining exhibition by Leo Messi, who was only half hour in the game but time enough for him to power the team to a 3-1 win over Leganes. Messi watched the first 66 minutes of the […]

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            Tomiyasu’s header sends Japan into Asian Cup quarterfinals

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            Sharjah, Jan. 21 (IANS): Defender Takehiro Tomiyasu on Monday scored Japan’s 1-0 winner over Saudi Arabia in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup last-16 encounter held at the Sharjah Stadium here, leading his side to make it through to the quarterfinals. Tomiyasu scored the match’s only goal in the 20th minute when he sent a header […]

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            Rashford can emulate Rooney, Ronaldo feels Solskjaer

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            Manchester, Jan. 21 (IANS): Manchester United interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Marcus Rashford can emulate the efforts of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo at the club. “Definitely, he can be absolutely top class,” ESPNFC quoted the Norwegian as saying. “He is only 21 but the maturity he is showing at times is more […]

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            Shuttler Sindhu star attraction at Indonesia Masters

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            Jakarta, Jan. 21 (IANS): Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu will be the star attraction while Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their impressive run when they start their campaign at the Indonesia Masters, starting with the qualifiers here on Tuesday. Sindhu skipped the Malaysia Masters after taking part in the Premier Badminton […]

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              Anil Kapoor on meeting PM Modi: It was inspirational

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              Anil Kapoor says he was destined to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and feels “honoured and privileged” to have met him. The 62-year-old actor, who met the prime minister recently, said he has been trying to meet him since he was Gujarat chief minister. “It was wonderful meeting him. I had been wanting to meet […]

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              Ariana Grande accused of plagiarism

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              Rappers Soulja Boy and 2 Chainz have called out singer Ariana Grande for allegedly copying their work for her latest track “7 Rings”. Earlier this month, Grande was also accused of stealing lyrics by rapper Princess Nokia for the same song, reports foxnews.com. Soulja Boy alleged that Grande stole from his song “Pretty boy swag”. […]

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              Lady Gaga calls out Trump for government shutdown

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              Singer Lady Gaga has slammed US President Donald Trump for the ongoing government shutdown. During her show here, Gaga took out a moment to criticise Trump and urged him to put the government back in business, reports variety.com. “And that the f****ng president of the United States could please put our government back in business. […]

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              ‘Total Dhamaal’ gave me something different to do after long time, says Madhuri Dixit

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              Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who features in the ensemble cast of “Total Dhamaal”, says she just could not refuse the movie as it offered her a chance to do something different after a long time. At the trailer launch of the film here on Monday, Madhuri said: “This film is directed by Indra Kumarji, and […]

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              Guillermo del Toro backs campaign to save horror bookstore

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              Director Guillermo del Toro has backed a fundraising effort to help save a horror and fantasy bookstore called Dark Delicacies here. On Friday, co-owner Del Howison launched a GoFundMe campaign to finance a relocation of the store, which is situated in Burbank and is a beloved fixture of the horror scene, reports ew.com. “On December […]

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              Have been harassed by actors on sets, says Kangana Ranaut

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              Kangana Ranaut says she was harassed several times by actors on film sets and while it wouldn’t fall under #MeToo as it wasn’t sexual, the experience was daunting and humiliating. The actor said harassment can happen on several levels and she has faced toxic behaviour from many people in her career. “Harassment happens on many […]

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              I am afraid of controversy, want to stay away from it — Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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              Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he wants to stay away from controversies as they shift the focus of the audience from his work to personal life. The actor, who became a popular name post the success of 2012 film “Gangs of Wasseypur”, got embroiled in a controversy in 2017 after the release of his autobiography “An Ordinary […]

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              Justin Timberlake surprises cancer patients

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              Singer-actor Justin Timberlake visited the HCA Healthcare’s Methodist Children’s Hospital here to meet cancer patients. Earlier this week, Timberlake fans at the hospital posted a video dancing to his song “Can’t stop the feeling” urging the star to come and see them ahead of his “Man of the Woods” concert. So, Timberlake on Friday took […]

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              Victoria Beckham rules out Spice Girls reunion again

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              Victoria Beckham has once again ruled out going on the upcoming Spice Girls reunion tour. The singer-turned-fashion designer, who last February dismissed the possibility of touring with her former bandmates, said she is engaged in a full-time job now. Asked if it was a difficult decision to make, Beckham told The Guardian, “Not at all. […]

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              Bon Jovi’s restaurant to serve free meals to unpaid US government workers

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              American rock star Jon Bon Jovi’s restaurant has announced that will be serving free meals on Monday to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay, during the ongoing partial government shutdown. “In line with our mission, federal workers are encouraged to join us for a delicious meal and to learn about additional […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Featherheads

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                  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   2 weeks 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

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                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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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Hiyalo Kath

                By   1 month ago

                    With dedication comes the zeal to achieve in life. Meet, Hiyalo Kath, a self-taught musician from Tseminyu town. Hiyalo Kath, a teacher by profession says, ‘music has always been there from the beginning’. Kath who does not fancy performing and being on stage much says his favourite part of being a musician is […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with the Power Puffs

                By   2 months ago

                  Meet the Power Puffs, a four power-packed all-female group comprising Sarah Yepthomi, Kumgha Awomi, Joanna Jamang and Hanshi Yimchunger. Formed in early 2018, these girls want people to appreciate their music. Their hope is to inspire people through their music. Read on to know more about the Power Puffs and their musical aspirations.   […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with HailinatoR

                By   2 months ago

                The newest band in town, HailinatoR was formed in the month of August 2018 with a motive of spreading love and peace through their songs. Just few months after its formation, the five member band has already released their debut single, ‘For A Reason’- a song that depicts one’s longing for a better future. Excitingly, […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Beyond Sunday

                By   2 months ago

                ­­­ Indie Pop, rock band ‘Beyond Sunday’ from Mokokchung district formed in 2015, is passionate about making change through the power of music. Read on to know more about ‘Beyond Sunday’ as they share their experience in the music industry. EASTERN MIRROR: For the record, could you guys introduce us and the role you play […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Two Fingers

                By   2 months ago

                Two Fingers is a four piece band from Dimapur formed on May 26 2018 with the motto “Spread peace”. Living up to their motto, the band focuses on taking action and developing compassion to create inner peace within ourselves and with family and friends through music. The five-month old band was one of the finalists […]

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                Rhythm of love: Inconversation with Tensawati Lemtur

                By   2 months ago

                Tensawati Lemtur is an upcoming rapper from Dimapur who has marked his zeal for music with the release of his debut single ‘Too Young to Make Forever’ at Prophet CSP studios in Shillong. The 21-year old musician cites music as his passion, he wishes to work hard and earn a name in the music industry […]

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                Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Abigail Odyuo

                By   3 months ago

                Meet Abigail Odyuo, the girl with an expressive voice who has created a niche for herself in the music industry, she’s  launched a music school “Shofar Music Academy” with a vision is to enrich lifelong appreciation of music. In today’s ‘Rhythm of Love’ Abigail talks us through her musical journey. Eastern Mirror: Tell us something […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Featherheads

                  By   4 days 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   2 weeks 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   1 month 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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                  Finding her true vision in music

                  By   1 month ago

                  Our Correspondent Kohima, Dec. 18 (EMN): Despite being visually impaired, Nzano Shitiri, a 19-year-old girl in Kohima, dreams of becoming a musician. A class 10 student at Cherry Blossoms School in Kohima, she not only sings well but also plays the piano. Music is a ‘passion’ she started pursuing when she was nine, Shitiri told […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Hiyalo Kath

                  By   1 month ago

                      With dedication comes the zeal to achieve in life. Meet, Hiyalo Kath, a self-taught musician from Tseminyu town. Hiyalo Kath, a teacher by profession says, ‘music has always been there from the beginning’. Kath who does not fancy performing and being on stage much says his favourite part of being a musician is […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with the Power Puffs

                  By   2 months ago

                    Meet the Power Puffs, a four power-packed all-female group comprising Sarah Yepthomi, Kumgha Awomi, Joanna Jamang and Hanshi Yimchunger. Formed in early 2018, these girls want people to appreciate their music. Their hope is to inspire people through their music. Read on to know more about the Power Puffs and their musical aspirations.   […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with HailinatoR

                  By   2 months ago

                  The newest band in town, HailinatoR was formed in the month of August 2018 with a motive of spreading love and peace through their songs. Just few months after its formation, the five member band has already released their debut single, ‘For A Reason’- a song that depicts one’s longing for a better future. Excitingly, […]

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                  Noah’s Ark: Where abandoned animals find love

                  By   2 months ago

                  Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Nov. 10: As a young girl, Imlisenla Pongen would always bring home lost dogs or puppies and kittens, and nurse them in her room. This love affair with homeless animals never faded; and her mind was made up on opening an animal shelter one day. Fast-forward some few years and you […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Ruopfukuolie Chutso

                  By   3 months ago

                    Ruopfukuolie Chutso is a young music artist from Dimapur. He is a member of As One, a team managed by Voice of Nagaland, a choir group from the city.  The lad participated in season-7 of India’s Got Talent, in Mumbai. He was also one of the semi-finalists of season-1 of Voice of Nagaland. Chutso […]

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                  Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Gugu Sekhose

                  By   3 months ago

                      Khriekethozo “Gugu” Sekhose is a guitarist from Kohima who has, among several other achievements, opened for power metal band Halloween. He started playing guitar at the age of seven. He is also a guitar instructor. In today’s Rhythm of Love, the guitarist talks to us about his musical journey. Read on………. Eastern Mirror: […]

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