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archiveJanuary 22, 2020


71st CSU general conference underway

Pfutsero January 21: Working president of NDPP, Nuzota Swuro today said conflict within Naga family does more harm than any others that had been done to Naga society. He was addressing the introductory session of the 71st general conference of the Chakhesang Students Union that commenced here at Pfutsero village under the theme "Fostering unity in diversity" on January 21 evening. "The conflict between Nagas and the government of the day on demand for total succession or political sovereignty for the past seven decade had completely devastated our economy and...
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On India slipping in the Democracy Index

Dear Madam, India's drop in the "Democracy Index" by 10 places is a worrying sign and writing on the wall that not everything is right in the country despite how much chest-thumping about it on the internet and in the rallies. India is not doing well economically too, and maybe it is time for the people to not give too much of power to one particular party. Ronojeet Dey, Dimapur...

Food inflation

High inflation rate, particularly food articles and essential commodities, is posing a serious challenge to the NDA-government as it has a limited fiscal space in the days to come. The challenge becomes complicated when the food prices are at all time high and there is no room for improve with market intervention mechanism, from the government to provide some respite to the common masses. The latest inflation data seems to corroborate fears articulated by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its December meeting...
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Apropos of the article "SKK wants NPSC candidate of the results SKK urges NPSC to annul result of one candidate" which appeared in the 17th January, 2020 Issue of all the local dailies wherein the "All Sumi Students' Union (SKK)" has stated that Miss Levi Sumi, who is alleged to be not a Naga has been selected in the recently declared result of the NPSC and demanded the authority to nullify her result. The SKK further stated the person is "neither an indigenous inhabitant of Kiphire nor does she belongs...

Trumps offers to ‘help’ resolve Kashmir issue between India, Pakistan

DAVOS, JANUARY 22: President Donald Trump has said that the US is watching the developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir "very closely" and repeated his offer to "help" resolve the longstanding dispute between the 2 neighbours as he met Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos in the Swiss ski resort. Addressing the media with the Pakistan Prime Minister prior to their private meeting on Tuesday, President Trump asserted that trade and borders were both critical points for discussion, while Khan said...

Saudi hacked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos phone: Report

San Francisco/ Cairo, January 22: Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ phone and both the kingdom and the United States should investigate, a person familiar with the matter said. The United Nations’ officials plan a public statement asserting that they found credible a forensic report commissioned by Bezos’ security team which concluded that his phone probably had been hacked with a tainted video sent from a WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi’s crown prince...

Trump slams activists as Greta watches

DAVOS, JANUARY 22: Thousands of miles from his Washington impeachment trial, President Donald Trump took centre stage at Davos on Tuesday to tout the success of the US economy and urge corporate titans and global policymakers to invest even more in America. At a conference where environmental issues are in the spotlight, Trump shied away from the topic almost entirely. He said the US would join an initiative to plant a trillion trees, but took a swipe at environmental activists whom he called "the heirs of yesterday's foolish fortune tellers"....

‘Take for a ride’: Centre asks SC to set time lines for mercy plea, petitions

New Delhi, January 22: Amid the uncertainty over the execution of the four men sentenced to death for the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, the Centre on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court to introduce a 7-day deadline for death-row convicts to file mercy petitions. The government also wants the top court to introduce a time limit for filing of review and curative petitions in such cases. The Centre requested the top court to amend its 2014 verdict in the Shatrughan Chauhan case where it had taken a dim view of...

Tajinder Bagga, a school dropout, has diploma in ‘National Development’ from China

New Delhi, January 22: School dropout Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who is contesting Delhi Assembly polls from Hari Nagar, has a diploma in "National Development Course" from National Defence University in China, according to his election affidavit. Bagga, who was made the Delhi BJP spokesperson in 2017, has mentioned in the affidavit that he is pursuing Bachelor Preparatory Programme from IGNOU. This programme is offered by the university to students who wish to do a bachelor's degree from IGNOU but do not have the essential qualification of having passed class...

Pakistan, ‘even America’ are theocratic states, India is secular: Rajnath

New Delhi, January 22: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said Indian values consider all religions equal, and that is why the country is secular and never became a theocratic state like Pakistan. Speaking at the NCC Republic Day Camp in Delhi, Singh said: "We (India) said we would not discriminate among religions. Why did we do that? Our neighbouring country has declared that their state has a religion. They have declared themselves a theocratic state. We didn't declare so." "Even America is a theocratic country. India is not a...
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