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DRHS forum felicitates Swapneel Paul

Dimapur, May 4: The Dimapur Railway High School (DRHS) Ex-Students Forum, organized a felicitation programme for Swapneel Paul, IAS, who secured 64th rank in all India UPSC Examination 2017 in the conference hall of Hotel Jalmahal, Dimapur on May 2, with Rashida, General Manager, National Institute of Civil Service Examination as special guest. In his address, Swapneel said, "What is needed is guidance and opportunity to the talented youths especially those belonging to economically weaker families or residing in the far flung areas to display their talents and potential." "It...

CDPO Bhandari holds coordination meeting

Dimapur, May 5: Child Development Project Officer Bhandari, Ekon Kikon held a co-ordination-cum-sensitization programme with village council chairmen as supportive functionary agents of the Social Welfare Department in the conference hall of ADC Bhandari on May 3. Chairing the programme, he thanked the chairmen for their cooperation and support in functioning of the Anganwadi centres and also for their assistance in carrying out ICD Project schemes and programmes effectively under the Bhandari sub division. Highlighting on Pradhan Mantri jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojan, a scheme for women under Prime Minister's programme,...

DCO Phek informs

Dimapur, May 2: The District Cultural Officer, Phek has informed all eligible candidates from Phek District to submit application along with bio-data, soft copy (CD) recording/supporting documents, photo copy etc. for nomination to the Governor's Award 2018 for distinction in the field of art and craft, music and literature. Application can be submitted to the chairman (Deputy Commissioner), Phek latest by May 28 for deliberation and recommendation thereof. Further, application may also be submitted to their respective Additional Deputy Commissioner, (Meluri /Pfutsero /Chozuba) for onward submission to the District Level...

RCD transforms school

Dimapur, May 5: The Rotary Club of Dimapur transformed Government Middle School Veterinary Colony into a happy school under its flagship programme Rotary India Literacy Mission. The club constructed boundary wall, main gate, provided running water facility to the toilets, proper hand washing station apart from providing filtered drinking water facility. The school was inaugurated as a happy school by PDG Chandu Agarwal, a national member of RILM in the presence of school teachers, students, CLCC Rtn Sanjay Jain and other Rotary members. Shoe, socks and sports equipment were also...

Coordination meet held at Bhandari

Dimapur, May 5: The Departmental monthly co-ordination meeting of Bhandari Sub Division was held on May 2 in the conference hall of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari under the chairmanship of the ADC Bhandari, Tiameren Chang. In the meeting the ADC highlighted that Bhandari Town has grown out of size and is in need for area extension in order to accommodate broader developmental activities. The officers present in the meeting also deliberated and resolved to earmark a land under Forest Department and hold a plantation drive on World Environment Day...

PWD Minister visits Mon

Dimapur, May 5: As part of his ongoing tour to all the districts, PWD Minister, Tongpang Ozukum visited Mon on May 4 and inspected the road works there. During his visit, officers of the PWD (R&B) Mon informed the Minister that pothole filling works have been completed in most of the roads and bituminous works remains to be done. Seeing the good progress of works, the Minister expressed satisfaction and lauded the officers. Officials of Housing and Mechanical, Mon and other divisions shared their problems with the Minister who responded...

Kvitova battles past Buzarnescu to win first Prague title

Petra Kvitova celebrates with the trophy after winning Prague Open final. PRAGUE, May 5: Petra Kvitova won her third title of the year as she fought back from a set down to beat Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the Prague Open final on Saturday. The Czech second seed got off to a flying start and took a 4-1 lead in the opening set but Buzarnescu battled back to break Kvitova's dominance, winning the next five games to clinch the set. Kvitova roared back in front of a raucous...
North East

ULFA regrets killing Assam cop in encounter

GUWAHATI, May 5: The United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) has regretted killing Assam police officer Bhaskar Kalita during a prolonged encounter Friday evening. The police officer, 34, succumbed to bullet injuries after he led a joint team of Assam Police and Central Reserved Paramilitary Force for a counter-insurgency operation at Kujupathar village in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district. Kujupathar, close to Assam’s border with Arunachal Pradesh, is within the jurisdiction of Bordumsa Police Station that Mr. Kalita headed as the officer in-charge. The outfit’s fugitive commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah on Saturday...
North East

Assam residents flock to border town of Bhutan for cheap fuel

GUWAHATI, May 5: At a time when rising prices of petrol and diesel are burning a hole in the pockets of people across the country, those living close to the Bhutan border in Assam have found out a novel way of negotiating the price pinch. Every morning, hundreds of bikers and motorists hit the NH-127D that connects Assam with Bhutan's eastern border town of Samdrup Jongkhar to tank up and also grab some liquor on their way back. For, both the commodities come at dirt cheap prices just across the...
North East

Train attack: CM N Biren Singh plea for NE people’s safety

IMPHAL, MAY 5: Condemning the recent attack on a group of 12 Manipuri youths on a train travelling from New Delhi to Guwahati, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take necessary steps to safeguard people from the Northeast, said a statement issued by the CM's secretariat. Sources said the Manipuri youths were attacked inside the train by some Hindi-speaking passengers a couple of days ago in Bihar. Biren, who is currently staying in New Delhi for an official visit, urged the Home Minister...
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