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archiveJuly 5, 2018

Nagaland

Mewar University offers special study package to NE students

Dimapur, July 4: Group Captain G. S. Vohra (Rtd.), who is presently serving as the director of Mewar University located in Chittorgarh (Rajasthan), today announced that the university has designed a 'special study package' for the students of Northeast India regardless of the students belonging to SC/ST/OBC or general category. Giving details about the package, he said if a student hailing from NE opts to get admitted in the university, he/she would only have to pay a onetime registration fee of Rs. 10,000 in the name of the university and...
Nagaland

Attestation parade held at ARTC&S

Dimapur, July 4: 223 recruits including 59 Mahila recruits were inducted into the Assam Rifles at an attestation parade held at the Assam Rifles Training Centre and School, Sukhovi on July 4. Brig Gurjap Singh, Commandant, Assam Rifles Training Centre and School reviewed the parade, which was witnessed by a large number of people including parents of the recruits. Addressing the recruits, the commandant highlighted the antecedents of the Assam Rifles as the oldest para military force of the country and its diversified role which is all encompassing in the...
Nagaland

Nat’l Lok Adalats to be set up on July 14 across state

Dimapur, July 4: National Lok Adalat would be set up in all District Court premises on July 14 to settle disputes/cases. For any emergency, citizens may contact the office of the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority located at D.C office Compound, Kohima. The Lok Adalat (People's Court) will be held all over the State as part of the National Lok Adalat which will be observed throughout the nation. Nagaland State legal Services Authority and District Legal Services Authorities are setting up preparatory arrangements for conducting the National Lok Adalat state-wide...
Nagaland

Orgs condole demise of Maya Bhattacharjee

Dimapur, July 4: The Dimapur Sumi Council has expressed grief and pain at the demise of Maya Bhattacharjee, wife of Late Manik Bhattacharjee and also the chairperson of MB Foundation. "She was a motherly figure and her death is not only a loss for the family but also the people of Dimapur cutting across caste, creed and religion. She will be deeply missed," DSC said. It conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace. Tovihoto: H. Tovihoto Ayemi, Advisor, Power & Chairman...
North East

MHA takes stock of preparedness of Assam in the run up to publication of final draft of NRC

GUWAHATI, July 4: Union ministry of Home affairs (MHA) takes stock of preparedness of Assam in the run up to publication of final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC). The final draft of NRCNSE 2.22 % will be published on July 30. The State Coordinator of NRC, Prateek Hajela has stated in Supreme Court that names of around 1.50 lakh persons, whose names appeared in the first draft published on December 31 last year, would not be included in the final draft. The partial draft of NRC was published...
North East

Attempt to kidnap child foiled by locals in Assam

Lanka, July 4: An alleged attempt to kidnap a two-year-old girl child from her house in Nagaon district of Assam has been foiled by the intervention of the locals, police said. The child's mother said that an unidentified person had entered her house, through a door left ajar, at Bhalukmari in Lanka area at 8 pm yesterday and asked her to hand over the child to him. When she refused to do so, the man hit her, snatched away the child and started running, the mother told reporters today in...
North East

Meghalaya sends samples of fish brought from outside state for formalin tests

Shillong, July 4: The Food safety officials in Meghalaya have collected and sent samples of fish brought from outside the state for tests to confirm if they are laced with formalin as a preservative, an official said today. Following the ban imposed by Nagaland government, about 10 different types of fish samples brought from outside the state and as far as Andhra Pradesh, have been collected and sent for testing at the Assam-based Public Health Laboratory, Food Safety deputy commissioner S N Sangma told PTI. He said in case the...
Editorial

Plastic problem

India appears to have faltered in formulating a clear policy and check pollution caused by waste plastic and polythene bags that have been used indiscriminately in delivering articles to the consumers during the past few decades. Unfortunately, lack of planning also resulted in huge and unmanageable heaps of garbage that form mainly from the plastic and polythene bags discarded by the consumers after one use or so. Though there have been calls to promote reuse and recycling of such waste material but the infrastructure required for this purpose is neither...
Features

A drive to clean air

Janmejaya Sinha The WHO global air pollution database report that ranked 14 Indian cities among the 15 of the world's most polluted, in terms of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 concentration, received great attention in India. It needed to. Cities provide 60% to 65% of India's GDP and 45% to-50% of our consumption. As per a World Economic Forum study, the number of million-plus urban conglomerates in India has increased from 35 in 2001 to 53 in 2011. By 2030, this number is expected to grow to 87. Cities are often...
Page Mail

The Emperor & the Lion King

Dear Madam, Hans Christian Anderson told a very instructive tale of how a weaver had taken everyone including the emperor and his advisors for a ride by dressing the emperor with "invisible" clothes. Only a little child could discover the naked truth that the emperor had no clothes when everyone had been admiring their emperor's new invisible clothes! Same thing happened when I told a little girl somewhat a similar story of peculiar prudence of another king. Here the king was a lion in his jungledom somewhere in Africa. In...
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