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How carpentry inspired a rags-to-riches story in Nagaland

Dimapur, Feb. 24 (EMN): Twenty-seven-year-old Ruovilhoukho Chuzo, a resident of Medziphema, experienced poverty early in life, at times even going to bed without a meal in the day. Things have changed now, but he still remembers clearly how it used t...

24 Feb 2019

Vaduvoor: A Tiny Village Luring and Feeding Global Birds

By Vasudevan Sridharan | IANS “When some visitors ask, ‘How do the birds know this lake is full?’, I simply tell them that I telephone the migratory birds and inform them,” said Ramesh mockingly as he sits at the tip of a lak...

11 Jan 2019

In Assam’s Villages, a Low-Cost, DIY Technology is Battling Contaminated Water

By Azera Parveen Rahman | IANS In a village called Aam-bagan in Nagaon district of Assam, Sumitra Biswas summoned her grandson to help her pour water into the filter kept in the courtyard of their house. The filter — three buckets, fitted with ...

11 Jan 2019

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in a Male World: How an All-Women Construction Group Built a Kerala House

By Sanu George | IANS In a small, tucked-away village in Kerala stands a 475-square feet house which is known across the region not because of who owns it, but because of those who built it. And it’s not a building constructed by some famous archi...

16 Dec 2018

My Life is Disabled By My Environment: Why Accessibility Matters

By Diethono Nakhro So, when was the last time you had to turn back without getting your work done because you couldn’t get into an office building? Or decline an invitation to an event or missed out on a celebration because the venue was inaccessi...

12 Dec 2018

Why Onion Prices are Bringing Tears to Farmers’ Eyes

By Saurabh Katkurwar | IANS The Narendra Modi government may have promised to double farm incomes by 2022, but farmers in the country’s onion-growing regions are appalled at the bizarre market dynamics that keep its retail price hovering between R...

09 Dec 2018

Highest weather-related damage in 2017

Katowice (Poland), Dec. 4 (IANS): Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and Dominica were hardest hit in 2017, the year with the highest weather-related losses ever recorded, the Global Climate Risk Index, published by Germanwatch, said on Tuesday. India was 14th h...

04 Dec 2018

New definition of kilogram from May next year—Government

New Delhi, Nov. 19 (IANS): India will adopt a new definition of the kilogram (kg) from May next year, after representatives of 60 countries last week voted to redefine the International System of Units. The new SI System will be helpful in bringing i...

20 Nov 2018

Advisory to Bakeries

1. The premises shall be clean and maintain overall hygienic environment. 2. All equipments shall be kept clean, washed, dried and stacked at the close of business to ensure freedom from growth of mould/fungi and infestation. 3. The drainage system s...

16 Nov 2018

School with a difference: Where students learn Naga artistry and folklore

“From time to time, older folks from the village were invited to share folk tales with the students” Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Nov. 7: Amid the trend of young minds from remote villages coming to towns and cities like Kohima and Dimapur for be...

08 Nov 2018

Zika Virus Advisory

• Zika virus disease (ZVD) is an emerging viral disease transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, the same mosquito that transmit Dengue. • Zika virus was first indentified in Uganda in 1947. Outbreaks of ZVD have been recorded ...

15 Oct 2018

Prestigious Einstein Prize for Indian American Professor Abhay Ashtekar

By Mayank Chhaya | IANS Over four decades after he began his scientific engagement with gravitational science, Professor Abhay Ashtekar is set to receive the prestigious Einstein Prize conferred by the American Physical Society (APS). The prize for ...

15 Oct 2018

Basic Animal Rights

Today is World Animals Day 04th October; let us spread some awareness about Animal Basic Rights. Animal are asset of our society. They have feeling and emotion like human being; therefore it is the responsibility of every human being to love, care an...

03 Oct 2018

Babar Ali’s Inspiring Story: How a Nine-Year-Old’s Zeal Brought Education to Bengal’s Poor

By Bhavana Akella | IANS Walking home from school in a small town in West Bengal, a nine-year-old boy saw some of his friends work as rag-pickers. The thought that his companions were unable to study like him because they were poor so agonised the y...

30 Sep 2018

MR (Measles & Rubella) Infection and its Maladies

What is measles? Measles is a very contagious respiratory infection. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms. 20 million cases happen worldwide every year. With about 50,000 deaths in India due to Measles and rubella Measles (also call...

29 Sep 2018

How India’s Sports Stars Overcame Tough Personal Odds to Achieve Success

By Ajeyo Basu | IANS Ever since she was a kid, Hima Das woke up every morning before the crack of dawn and would go to the local grazing ground in a remote Assam village. With no proper gear or even a playground, she practiced running at this grazin...

16 Sep 2018

Resilience amid disaster: Despite all, life goes on

Bridges collapsed, roads washed away or blocked. Vehicles stranded here and there. Lives were lost.  Nagaland was virtually brought to a standstill this monsoon season. The abnormal rains this monsoon caught the citizens of Nagaland off guard; the s...

16 Sep 2018

SC: People Without Shelter Can’t Be Left to Fend for Themselves

Taking the government to task on the issue of urban homeless, the Supreme Court on Friday said that people without shelter cannot be “left to fend for themselves” as there were “grand plans” which were not implemented. Noting that housing was...

07 Sep 2018

Redemption inside the cage: A fighter’s tale of combat and hardship

Dimapur, Aug. 3 (EMN): Though widely popular across the globe, the combat sport, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has taken some time to make its presence felt in Nagaland. ‘Combat’ is very much in the Naga nature and we even have an indigenous sport of ...

03 Aug 2018

Dimapur and Its Crowds!

An analysis of crowd counting, and its estimation in Dimapur By Reyivolü Rhakho, Muzhaba Jamir, and Haichikambe Pame | EMN All around the world crowd counting is always dicey affair. The difficulty is in balancing variable claims and counter claims...

01 Aug 2018

In a First, Scientists Satellite Collar a Dhole – A Species on Verge of Extinction

By Kushagra Dixit | IANS In a first, wildlife scientists have collared a dhole, the Indian wild dog, with a satellite transmitter to understand the ecology of this endangered species that is considered as important as tigers in keeping the balance i...

19 Jul 2018

How a Grenade Blast Survivor Overcame Disability to Inspire Change

By Bhavana Akella | IANS Malvika Iyer was a charming 13-year-old girl in 2002 when a grenade accidentally blew up in her hands, ripping her forearm and paralysing her legs, in Bikaner, Rajasthan, where she lived with her parents. An accident that co...

16 Jul 2018

Women Riders Aim to End Male Domination in Motor Racing

By Tridib Baparnash | IANS Who said Indian women have a long way to go to catch up with their male counterparts in a sport like motor racing? Meet these young ladies from various walks of life who have become the cynosure of all eyes during the open...

09 Jul 2018

National Crafts Museum: Perfect Amalgamation of Culture, Art and Peace

By Chhavi Gola | IANS Admist the hustle and bustle of city life, there is at least one place in the capital where a wall separates you from the rest of the world. Once you cross that wall, you can find the path to nirvana, or, as Mahatma Gandhi once...

08 Jul 2018

Some Gain, Some Pain for Realty Under New Taxation Regime

GST completes one year on June 30th By Vinod Behl | IANS Amidst teething troubles and glitches in the implementation framework, the landmark reform of Goods & Services Tax (GST), ushering in a unified tax regime, has helped in speeding up real e...

29 Jun 2018