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Sikkim CM suggests one-way routes, carpooling for officials to address traffic woes

Gangtok, Jan. 12 (PTI): Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang has suggested several measures to address traffic woes in state capital Gangtok, including one-way routes, carpooling for officials during the peak tourist season and relocating some tax...

12 Jan 2020

Meghalaya CM seeks complete exemption of state from CAA

Shillong, Jan. 12 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday demanded that the entire state, including the non-scheduled areas, be exempted from the purview of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. He urged the Centre to take measur...

12 Jan 2020

Govt won’t rest until Pak refugees made Indian citizens — Shah

Jabalpur, Jan. 12 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said however much the Congress opposes the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the government “will not rest” until all the refugees from minority communities from Pakistan a...

12 Jan 2020

CAA stir: Inter-faith prayer to uphold values of Preamble

New Delhi, Jan. 12 (PTI): People of different faiths came together on Sunday to participate in a ‘sarva dharma sambhava’ ceremony at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, where anti-citizenship law protestors have been demonstrating for almost a mo...

12 Jan 2020

PM renames KoPT after Syama Prasad Mookerjee, draws criticism from oppn.

Kolkata, Jan. 12 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rechristened Kolkata Port Trust after Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, drawing criticism from the opposition camp, which said he was more of a “name-changer” than a &...

12 Jan 2020

Lakers top Thunder without LeBron, Davis

Oklahoma City, Jan. 12 (AP): The Los Angeles Lakers fully expected victory, even without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Kyle Kuzma was among those who took advantage. He scored a season-high 36 points and the Lakers rolled past the Oklahoma City Thu...

12 Jan 2020

Bumrah set to receive Polly Umrigar Award

Mumbai, Jan. 12 (PTI): India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah will receive the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for his exploits in international cricket in the 2018-19 season, the BCCI announced on Sunday. The world’s leading pacer will be...

12 Jan 2020

Stoinis slams highest-ever individual score in BBL history

Melbourne, Jan. 12 (IANS): Melbourne Stars’ opener Marcus Stoinis rewrote history books on Sunday as he slammed his maiden century during his team’s Big Bash League (BBL) encounter against Sydney Sixers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MC...

12 Jan 2020

Harmanpreet to lead India in Women’s T20 World Cup

Mumbai, Jan. 12 (IANS): Star India all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the 15-member India squad in the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup with Bengal’s rookie batswoman Richa Ghosh being the only new face in the team. The Women in Blu...

12 Jan 2020

Mars losing water even faster than scientists thought

Paris, Jan. 12 (IANS): Mars may have been a place brimming with water in the form of seas, lakes and rivers once but all of that evaporated into space as researchers now report that the Red Planet is losing water faster than expected. Mars today is c...

12 Jan 2020

Biden most preferred Democratic presidential candidate

Washington, Jan. 12 (IANS): Former US Vice President Joe Biden is the most preferred Democratic presidential candidate among the African-American voters, according to a new poll. The Washington Post/Ipsos national poll released on Saturday revealed t...

12 Jan 2020

Top Iran Guard briefs parliament over downed jet after protest

Tehran, Jan. 12 (PTI/AFP): Iran’s top Guards commander briefed parliament on Sunday, a day after the armed forces said a Ukrainian airliner was shot down in error in an admission that sparked an angry demonstration. His closed-session testimony com...

12 Jan 2020

UK ‘must be prepared to fight wars without US’

London, Jan. 12 (IANS): British Foreign Secretary Ben Wallace has warned that the UK must be prepared to fight wars without the US as its key ally, it was reported on Sunday. “I worry if the US withdraws from its leadership around the world… That...

12 Jan 2020

Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle

Bodalla, Australia, Jan. 12 (PTI/AP): Crews battling Australia’s wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather. Dale McLean, who is helping manage the res...

12 Jan 2020

Fuel prices fall on Sunday after rise for three days

New Delhi, Jan. 12 (IANS): Some relief for consumers as fuel prices fell on Sunday after rise for three consecutive days. The price of petrol fell by 10-12 paise a litre while that of diesel by 6-7 paise per litre in all major cities across the count...

12 Jan 2020

Dimapur forum celebrates National Youth Day

Our ReporterDimapur, Jan. 12 (EMN): Commemorating the 157th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Vivekananda Welfare Foundation (VWF) in collaboration with the Bharat Vikas Parisahd celebrated National Youth Day besides the 5th foundation day ...

12 Jan 2020

Yongnyah students host literary, cultural conference

Dimapur, Jan. 12 (EMN): The Yongnyah Village Students’ Union (YVSU) conducted a conference from January 6 to the 8th at Yongnyah Baptist Church, in Longleng district. Member of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly BS Nganlang was the guest of hono...

12 Jan 2020

Yongnyah students host literary, cultural conference

Dimapur, Jan. 12 (EMN): The Yongnyah Village Students’ Union (YVSU) conducted a conference from January 6 to the 8th at Yongnyah Baptist Church, in Longleng district. Member of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly BS Nganlang was the guest of hono...

12 Jan 2020

Dimapur forum celebrates National Youth Day

Our ReporterDimapur, Jan. 12 (EMN): Commemorating the 157th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Vivekananda Welfare Foundation (VWF) in collaboration with the Bharat Vikas Parisahd celebrated National Youth Day besides the 5th foundation day ...

12 Jan 2020

Ravi orders SIT probe into road project hurdles

Dimapur, Jan. 11 (EMN): Governor RN Ravi has directed security forces in Nagaland, including the state’s police as well as the Assam Rifles, to “take most stringent actions” against anti-social elements said to be “severely jeopardising the p...

11 Jan 2020

Plastic ban: Reconnecting with nature and her organic solutions

Our CorrespondentKohima, Jan.11 (EMN): The ban on single-use plastic (SUP) from October 2, 2019 has in many ways changed the lifestyle of the people. Raising awareness, practicing recycling and looking out for alternatives/substitutes have—inadvert...

11 Jan 2020

Iran brought down Ukrainian plane, says it was human error

Tehran, Jan. 11 (IANS): Iran on Saturday admitted that its armed forces had downed the Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran killing all 176 people on board, adding that it was an “involuntary human error” and those responsible would “immediate...

11 Jan 2020

Understanding migration and bridging the gap with policymakers

Our Reporter Dimapur, Jan. 11 (EMN): During the last decade, indigenous youth from Northeast have migrated in large numbers to metropolitan cities in India to find work and to study. Prolonged armed conflicts, militarisation, stagnant economy, corrup...

11 Jan 2020

Anti-CAA protests welcome Modi in Kolkata

Kolkata, Jan. 11 (IANS): Amid swirling “go back” protests across the city against him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived here under heavy security protection for a two-day trip to West Bengal during which he would take part in a nu...

11 Jan 2020

Nagas to be part of world’s highest fashion show at Mt. Everest

Our ReporterDimapur, Jan. 11 (EMN): Two Nagas—Andrew Ahoto, chairman of Livingstone Foundation International and 12-year-old Aaron Akivito Sema—will be representing not only Nagaland but the entire country at the ‘Mt. Everest Fashion Runway,’...

11 Jan 2020