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IFCD bids farewell to retiring CE

Dimapur, June 30: A farewell programme for the outgoing Chief Engineer Er S. Kughaho Sema was held at the office of Chief Engineer, Irrigation & Flood Control Department (IFCD) conference hall on Saturday. Additional Secretary Kevin Zehol IFCD chaired the programme. Advisor, IFCD Namri Nchang in his brief speech stated that there are many Government officers who are not able to reach their retirement day due to ill health but it is a blessing for the outgoing officer to have come thus far. He encouraged all the staff and officers...

Orgs condemn June 28 ambush

Dimapur, June 30: The United Sangtam Likhum Pumji (USLP), Yimchunger Tribal Council (YTC) and Eastern Sub-Sumi Hoho (ESSH) has condemned the attack on Assam Rifles Troopers on June 28 at Tukudeko Nallah, 6 kilometers away from Ngoromih, Kiphire where one of the jawans was injured in the attack. The three tribal hohos appealed to all the Naga National Political Group's to restrain from any type of violence arguing that the recent attack has shaken the foundation of hard earned peace in its jurisdiction. A press communiqué jointly issued by the...

KPC general body meet held

Dimapur, June 30: The Kohima Press Club (KPC) held a general body meeting on June 30 at the NSF conference hall. In the meeting, the house led by vice president-cum-acting president Atul Sarma paid tribute to late Xavier Rutsa, KPC president who passed away on June 11 last. Late Rutsa was remembered for his extensive contribution to the press fraternity, particularly that of Kohima. He was a founding member of the KPC as well as a member of the drafting committee of the KPC constitution in 2001. Rutsa, who wrote...

Hima creates history in Assam athletics

GUWAHATI, JUNE 30: After winning the women's 200m with a meet record, Assam girl Hima Das yesterday completed double by clinching the gold medal in the 400m with a new meet record timing of 21.13 seconds in the 58th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championship on the final day of the 4-day championship at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai here. Hima, who was 5th in the heats with a timing of 53.49 seconds on Thuersday, was in total control on the track and took lead from the start. She...

India thrash Ireland by 143 runs for biggest T20I win

DUBLIN, June 30: A ruthless India demolished Ireland by 143 runs to clinch the series 2-0 as spinners yet again tormented the hosts after authoritative batting show by the visiting batsmen in the second and final Twenty20 International, here on Friday. India posted a massive 213 for four after being asked to take the first strike and then bundled out the hosts for a mere 70 in 12.3 overs. It was India's biggest victory margin (by runs) as they improved on the 93-run win over Sri Lanka at Cuttack in...
North East

Massive rally in city against citizenship Bill

GUWAHATI, JUNE 30: The call of the All Assam Students' Union and its 28 ally organisations (representing various ethnic communities) opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2016 resonated across the State yesterday, with the centrally-organized Gana Satyagraha at Latasil playground and the subsequent procession to the Assam Engineering Institute playground witnessing spontaneous mass participation. The agitating organisations demanded that the Assam Government reject the Bill in the greater interest of the people, as has been done by the neighbouring Meghalya Government with Mizoram following suit. Earlier in the morning, thousands gathered at...
North East

Arunachal student to represent India in Youth Assembly in UN

Itanagar, June 30: In much delighted, State Coordinator Bharat Chatra Sansad(BCS), Banta Natung has been selected to participate in the 22nd Session of The Youth Assembly at United Nation from 6th to 17th August 2018, New York City USA. This would be the first time a student from Arunachal Pradesh would be representing the country for student leadership development in Youth Assembly in United Nation. The Youth Assembly for youth Leaders is arranged by Friendship Ambassadors Foundation fully endorsed by the Permanent Missions to the United Nations, with the support...

Protests planned nationwide over Trump immigration policy

PORTLAND, June 30: Liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border plan to rally in hundreds of cities nationwide Saturday to press President Donald Trump's administration to reunite the families quickly. More than 600 marches could draw hundreds of thousands of people across the country, from immigrant-friendly cities like Los Angeles and New York City to conservative Appalachia and Wyoming under the banner Families Belong Together. Though many who show up will be seasoned anti-Trump demonstrators, others will be...

India may suffer damage from Trump’s recasting of foreign policy

WASHINGTON, June 30: Bruised US-India ties are part of the collateral damage Washington is shrugging off as it scrambles to fulfill President Trump’s optimism over a deal with North Korea, which is reporting to be cheating on its agreement to denuclearize. The Trump administration earlier this week dumped a much-anticipated and much-deferred US-India "2+2 dialogue" + on July 6 in Washington, primarily because Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is rushing to Pyongyang this week to follow-up what the US believes is North Korea’s backsliding from pledge to denuclearize. The urgency...

Jacket-less Melania visits border

Tucson, June 30: Melania Trump made her second visit in a week to the border on Thursday as her husband's administration continued to struggle with the fallout from its "zero tolerance" policies that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents. The First Lady met officials at a Border Patrol office in Tucson and later toured a Department of Homeland Security facility in Phoenix where some of the separated children are being temporarily housed. "I want to thank you for all your hard work that you do," Trump...
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