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Foremost tragedy

The country continues to discourse and debate on the recently enacted law providing an additional 10% quota for the 'Economically Weaker Section' (EWS) of the society. And rightly so because of the numerous constitutional, legal and human rights dimensions of the issue of vis-à-vis the right to life ~ keeping in mind for instance inter alia the alarming number of farmer suicides over the years in India. However, in India issues are not as simple as merely the constitutional, the legal, democracy, governance ~ and much less the rule of...
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On the dirty stairs of Dimapur flyover

Dear Madam, It is very heartwarming to see roads being repaired in and around Dimapur. One improvement that many of the Dimapurians would like see is that the spiral stairs of the flyover of the city should be cleaned and renovated. Recently, many people have started to use the new flyover to cross the railway tracks. But these stairs are in terrible conditions. They are full of garbage, spits and even feces. They give the city a very dirty outlook and therefore something should be done about these. If not...

NPF Minority wing formed in Dimapur-II A/C

Dimapur, January 20: A general meeting of NPF Minority Wing held at Dimapur NPF Party Office Conference Hall on January 19. The meeting was chaired by Sanjay Dey, Working president of NPF Minority Wing Dimapur Division. The house unanimously resolved to form 2 Dimapur II AC of NPF Minority Wing. A selected list of active members from 2 Dimapur II AC was forwarded to its central office for necessary formalities and approval to form NPF Minority Wing 2 Dimapur II A/C under Dimapur division office. A large number of NPF...

Lower PR Hill youth org celebrates silver jubilee

Dimapur, January 20: The Lower P.R Hill Youth Organisation celebrated 25 years of its existence with Advisor for Rural Development, Dr Nicky Kire as the special guest on Saturday at PR Hill Colony, Kohima. Speaking at the function, Dr Nicky Kire congratulated the youth officials, from pioneers to present, for their successful achievement of attaining 25 years of existence and expressed gratitude to the Village Adoption Committee, 9- Kohima Town for construction of footpath and drainage timely. He requested the colony people to keep the surroundings clean for a healthy...

The prescience of George Orwell

Naman Ramachandran If you think about adaptations of the works of Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell, the first titles that undoubtedly come to mind are Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. My memory was spurred by the spate of supporting actor nominations for British actor Richard E Grant for Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? Grant had nominations at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Screen Actors Guild Awards but didn’t win anything there. Instead, critics’ circles across the US, including in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Phoenix and New...

T&A bids farewell to retiring principal director

Kohima, January 20: The Department of Treasuries & Accounts bade farewell to outgoing Principal Director, K. Tiayanger Tzudir on January 18 in the conference hall, Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts. Outgoing Principal Director, K. Tiayanger Tzudir extended appreciation and gratitude to the Principal Director, officers and staff for the arrangements and organization of the programme. Life is a destiny, he affirmed, while reminiscing his school days when he aspired to be an engineer yet he landed up in the department of Treasuries & Accounts as STO in December 1983. Tzudir...

Kit Harington on GoT: I think it’s going to be extraordinary

Kit Harington has revealed that he asked the makers of Game of Thrones to give him the crypt statue of his character Jon Snow. The statue of Snow was recently revealed in the teaser of the HBO show, which revealed that the eighth and the final season of the epic-fantasy series will premiere on April 14. “I kept that statue. You know, the one in the crypt. I kept it, they sent it to my house. So, I’ve got it in my shed. How sad is that? “I was the...

Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich leaving Pixar

Lee Unkrich, director of Pixar’s Oscar-winning films Toy Story 3 and Coco, has decided to leave the animation studio after 25 years. Unkrich joined Pixar in 1994 after working as an assistant editor in television on Silk Stalkings and Renegade. He served as an editor on Pixar’s first feature, 1995’s Toy Story, then co-directed Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo. He was the sole director on 2010’s Toy Story 3 and shared an adapted screenplay Oscar nomination with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton. According to the Hollywood Reporter,...
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21st January 2019

ARIES: You must exercise restrain, bringing harsh words that could see upsets in associations. Dealings with older people are problematic, creating uncertainties with money. Don't take risks. Things are not what they seem and could go wrong unexpectedly. TAURUS: The day will be good if you do not start anything new and put the finishing touches to what ever is at hand. It may be an important project or simple routine. Keep your sixth sense active. A state of confusion may prevail, at a point of time you have to...

Mahagathbandhan an alliance of corruption, negativity: PM

Margao (Goa), January 20: Unfazed by the Opposition's show of unity at a rally in Kolkata, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday dismissed it as an alliance of corruption, negativity and instability, saying while those parties have "money power", the BJP has "people's power". He also said that seats in educational institutes will be increased to implement the 10% general category quota. Modi was addressing BJP's booth-level workers from Lok Sabha constituencies of Kolhapur, Hatkanangle, Madha and Satara in Maharashtra and South Goa through video-conference. Leaders from over a dozen opposition...
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