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archiveJune 18, 2018


Coutinho scorcher not enough as Brazil held 1-1 by Switzerland

ROSTOV-ON-DON, JUNE 18: Brazil joined the host of big guns who have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho's spectacular curling strike and grab a 1-1 draw on Sunday. The five-time world champions took a deserved lead midway through the first half in the Group E game when Coutinho's irresistible long-distance shot cannoned in off the far post, but Tite's side, who had looked so impressive in the tournament build-up, did not build on their...
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Where are we headed!!

Often we read about the fights between security forces and our nationalist armed groups and many of us rejoice such news with fervour of Naga nationalism. But a recent incident made me wonder and question what is right? A not so old publication of inter group fight of NSCN made me wonder if we have really evolved or are we going back to older days wherein tribal differences and supremacy, made us fight one another. The same is being done by our nationalist groups to reign supreme over one another...

ULFA-I claims joint responsibility for Aboi ambush

Dimapur, June 18: After the NSCN (K) claimed responsibility for Sunday's ambush on Assam Rifles at Aboi, the United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa-Independent) today came out claiming joint responsibility for the ambush along with the NSCN (K). In an emailed statement, Major Arunudoy Asom, assistant information & publicity secretary, ULFA-I claimed that "in pursuance of the truth and common cause of liberation and to enhance the progress for the National Liberation Movement of WESEA," the ULFA-I and the NSCN (K) undertook a joint military operation "against the common enemy...
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Dokmoka round table stresses introspection on media role

GUWAHATI, JUNE 18: "Is contemporary society getting caught up in a culture of celebrating violence and does the disintegration of community life has anything to do with it?" wondered DGP Kuladhar Saikia at a round table discussion held over the Dokmoka lynching incident at the Regional Science Centre (RSC), Khanapara, here yesterday. With the State administration battling to control the fallout of the incident fuelled by an outpouring of hate posts in the social media, the discussion was an initiative for introspection and seeking solutions by Dr Anamika Ray Memorial...
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Building causing nightmares to Aizawl’s Hunthar residents!

AIZAWL, JUNE 18: A large 4-storey building at Hunthar neighbourhood in Aizawl that is on the verge of collapse with chances of causing disastrous effects has caused nightmares for the nearby residents. The building belonging to a high-profile Government official, late B Sairengpuii, sister-in-law of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, is one of several houses in the area affected by subsidence of land for quite some time. Last year, the local administration had dismantled 6 other vulnerable buildings while a 3-storied building collapsed. The major building in the affected area that...

Curious case of Nagaland’s DGP

The intricacies and intrigues vis-à-vis Nagaland's top cop's post is curious since neither the concerned incumbent nor the state Government has been up-front about the matter save for some peripheral issues, widely publicized, raising heckles and clouding judgments a propos the best interest of the state. However some thoughts need sharing. If one isn't mistaken, Nagaland's top cop is actually holding charge of the post of the Director-General of Police (DGP) but is not Nagaland's full-fledged DGP ~ so the state Government is actually well within its right to appoint...
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On the condition of Railway Bazar

Dear Madam, The bazaar next to the Dimapur railway station is one of the dirtiest of places in the city of Dimapur and being it right next to the station, it usually leaves a very bad impression on the travelers and visitors to the state. On the top of that, there is been a big pit dug right in the middle of the bazaar because of which the commuters face a lot of hurdles and no vehicle can pass. The responsible authorities should come up with some plan to address...

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli attacked by mother of ‘shamed’ man, says fears for son’s safety

Virat Kohli’s video recording of wife, actor Anushka Sharma, admonishing a man for littering has gone viral and now the man and his family are in a retaliatory mode. On Sunday, the man, Arhhan Singh, described the actor’s behavior as that of a “crazy roadside person” and now his mother, Gittanjali Elizabeth, has written a long post on Instagram saying that she is concerned for her son’s safety after Virat and Anushka’s “cheap stunt in the name of cleanliness!” “As a mother,I would like to state that you have not...

Priyanka Chopra addresses Nick Jonas dating rumours

Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas’ alleged relationship has taken the internet by storm, and their recent public appearances have added fuel to the fire. During a visit to Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Priyanka spoke about her relationship with Nick. When Andy Cohen asked if Priyanka and Nick, who happened to don the same brand at the Met Gala, also got ready together, Priyanka laughed it off by saying that they got ready in the same hotel and nothing more. Andy went on to...

Kim Kardashian for US President? Is the world coming to an end?

Love her or loathe her, the reality TV star Kim Kardashian keeps clinging to the headlines with everything she does. KimK revealed that she is game to run for public office in the US. Though she isn’t interested at this moment but would go for it if the time and opportunity comes. According to Hollywood reporter, she said that it wasn’t not really on her mind. When reminded by Jones that “(Donald) Trump is President, it could happen”, Kim replied, “I know. That’s why Kanye loves him. It’s the idea...
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