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Shaheen Bagh protesters want SC order on their security if road parallel to protest site is opened

New Delhi, Feb. 21 (PTI): The Shaheen Bagh protesters told the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors on Friday that if the road parallel to the protest site was opened, the apex court should pass an order ensuring their security. The interlocutors &#...

21 Feb 2020

Iran votes in general election marred by disqualifications

Tehran, Feb. 21 (PTI/AFP): Iran went to the polls on Friday for a general election that conservatives are expected to dominate amid voter apathy after an economic slump, multiple crises and the disqualification of thousands of candidates. The 11th pa...

21 Feb 2020

One more Wuhan doctor dies from coronavirus

Wuhan, Feb. 21 (IANS/PTI): Peng Yinhua, a doctor from a Wuhan hospital that receives patients infected with the deadly coronavirus, has died from the virus, authorities said on Friday. Peng, 29, a respiratory acute care medical professional, became i...

21 Feb 2020

Nagamese a threat to indigenous Naga dialects

Our CorrespondentKohima, Feb. 20 (EMN): The coarse dialect “Nagamese” and its entry into every Naga family, particularly those living in the urban areas, is one of the most dangerous forces that may in the long term result in the demise of the Na...

20 Feb 2020

Dimapur, Peren’s revenue targets the biggest among districts

Our CorrespondentKohima, Feb. 20 (EMN): The department of Finance has listed out the district’s revenue target proposed to be achieved during 2019-20. Dimapur and Peren districts have the largest total revenue target at INR 46615.30 lakh with Kohim...

20 Feb 2020

Chakhesang women protest ‘misuse’ of tribe’s apparel

Dimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): A Chakhesang organisation has accused Indian designer Ritu Beri for “making a mockery of our traditionally woven shawls without our permission and misused them which were developed and preserved over the years by the Chakhes...

20 Feb 2020

Nagaland remembers workers on the fringes of its local economy

Dimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): In probably for the first time for the state of Nagaland, the administration has assured to conduct a survey about the population of manual scavengers in the state and their “wellbeing.” Innumerable announcements and inaug...

20 Feb 2020

College students in Mon learn emergency drills

Dimapur, Feb. 28 (EMN): The Home Guards& Civil Defence of Mon in collaboration with the Disaster Management Committee of Wangkhao College conducted a drill demonstrating emergency tactics and rescue action on February 20 at Wangkhao College’s c...

20 Feb 2020

ENCSU opposes contract appointment of lecturers

Dimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): The Eastern Nagaland College Students’ Union (ENCSU) has objected to the education authorities reportedly appointing a teacher on contract for Wangkhao College. The ENCSU issued a press release on Thursday stating its di...

20 Feb 2020

Nagaland School Education officials face inquiry

Dimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): In yet another indication of the state government’s bid to cleanse the School Education of malpractices, which have been running rampant for decades, the governor’s office on Thursday recommended criminal charges against t...

20 Feb 2020

Kohima’s Smart City offers work updates, Ease of Living Index

Dimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): The Kohima Smart City Development Limited has offered updates on the various activities concerning the Ease of Living Index Survey in the capital town.  Kovi Meyase, chief executive officer of Kohima Smart City Developmen...

20 Feb 2020

Dimapur forms committee to check industrial units in public areas

Dimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): The district administration of Dimapur has noted issues concerning the presence of industrial units such as brick kilns and quarries in and around residential areas and educational institutions.  The department of Information...

20 Feb 2020

What women need to know about cervical cancer

Our Reporter Dimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): India is the capital of cervical cancer where every seven minutes one Indian woman dies. According to the World Health Organisation 4 52,000 new cases are detected every year. This was informed by Dr. Mhasiseno T ...

20 Feb 2020

School Education woes continue

CAG report says 549 out of 812 RMSA teachers did not posses requisite qualification Our CorrespondentKohima, Feb. 20 (EMN):  The Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its report for the year ended March 31, 2018, detected anomalies in the depa...

20 Feb 2020

Facing racial jibes, Nagaland girl seeks refuge in TISS hostel

Our ReporterDimapur, Feb. 20 (EMN): A student from Nagaland has decided to stay put in the campus of the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) fearing racial jibes at her suburban Mumbai home. The student has written to the TISS SC/ST ...

20 Feb 2020

All NE capitals will be connected by road, air by 2021 — Amit Shah

Itanagar, Feb. 20 (IANS): Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Thursday that the capitals of all northeastern states would be connected with each other by road and air before 2021. Shah made the announcement while addressing a gathering here on...

20 Feb 2020

Over 76k quintal of rice a month for Nagaland

Our CorrespondentKohima, Feb. 20 (EMN): Nagaland receives 76321.10 quintal of rice monthly from the central pool under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA 2013). This was contained in the annual administrative report 2019-2020, department of Food ...

20 Feb 2020

Move over Nehru-Gandhis; BJP govt. paints the town saffron

New Delhi, Feb. 20 (IANS): An RTI query in 2012 revealed that 12 central and 52 state schemes, 28 sports tournaments and trophies, 19 stadiums, five airports and ports, 98 educational institutions, 51 awards, 15 fellowships, 15 national sanctuaries a...

20 Feb 2020

Markets resume downward spiral on muted global cues; post weekly losses

Mumbai, Feb. 20 (PTI): Benchmark indices resumed their slide on Thursday as trading sentiment remained at a low ebb on lacklustre overseas cues and lack of buying triggers. A depreciating rupee and persistent capital outflows also weighed on the bour...

20 Feb 2020

Rahul sole contender for party president’s post; Cong. on anxieties over leadership issue

New Delhi, Feb. 20 (PTI): Amid concerns in the party over leadership issue and calls for elections to the top post, the Congress Thursday said Rahul Gandhi was a clear successor for party president’s post to his mother and incumbent Sonia Gandh...

20 Feb 2020

SC order on commissioning of women will give clarity in moving forward — Naravane

New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI):  Army Chief General M M Naravane on Thursday said a roadmap has been prepared to implement the Supreme Court’s judgement to grant permanent commission to women officers, asserting that the force does not discriminate a...

20 Feb 2020

Avoid ‘nationalism’, it refers to ‘Hitler, Nazism’ — RSS chief

Ranchi, Feb. 20 (IANS): RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said people should desist from using the word “nationalism” as it has connotations of “Hitler and Nazism”. “Do not use the word ”Nationalism”. Use &...

20 Feb 2020

About 100 Indians to be brought back from Wuhan by military aircraft — MEA

New Delhi, Feb. 20 (PTI): The aircraft India is sending to Wuhan with medical supplies will evacuate about 100 Indians from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the a...

20 Feb 2020

Merkel slams ‘poison’ of racism after nine killed in Germany shootings

Hanau (Germany), Feb. 20 (PTI/AFP): Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the “poison” of racism Thursday after a shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the German city of Hanau. The suspect...

20 Feb 2020

Coronavirus toll in China rises to 2,118

Beijing, Feb. 20 (IANS): The overall death toll in China due to the deadly coronavirus has increased to 2,118, with a total of 74,576 confirmed cases, health authorities said on Thursday. The National Health Commission said that it had received repor...

20 Feb 2020