Rev. Fr. G. L. Khing Kohima   The political life of the Nagas has been screwed up and down for the past few months. This has loosened the doors and windows of every department right down to every homes. The bolt and the screw do not match the show for some internal reason. That is […]

Rolling Stones musical ‘in the works’

Rolling Stones musical ‘in the works’

Workshops are taking place in West End here in search of stars to be in a potential Rolling Stones musical. The search is on but the legendary English rock band members Mick Jagger, 73, Keith Richards, 73, Charlie Watts, 76, and Ronnie Wood, 70, are yet to give the show their backing, reports.   […]

Show cause notices to nearly 6,000 NGOs over foreign funds

NEW DELHI, JULY 10 (IANS): The government has served show cause notices to nearly 6,000 NGOs for not filing their annual income and expenditure details for three or more years in a violation that may lead to cancellation of their licenses to receive foreign funds.   The Union Home Ministry in a circular issued on […]

Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura begins road, rail blockade for separate state

Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura begins road, rail blockade for separate state

AGARTALA, JULY 10 (IANS): A Tripura tribal party, demanding a separate state, launched an indefinite blockade of the National Highway and the lone railway line in the north-eastern state on Monday. The move comes after a two-month-long campaign and counter-movement.   Braving rain, thousands of members of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), a […]

31 die in Bihar lightning strikes

PATNA, JULY 10 (IANS): Patna, July 10 (IANS) At least 31 people have been killed and over a dozen injured in incidents of lightning strikes across Bihar since Sunday, said an official on Monday. The toll was confirmed by Principal Secretary of the state’s Disaster Management Department Pratyay Amrit. Deaths were reported from Vaishali, Patna, […]

Nagaland CM’s son declines post of advisor to government

Kohima, July 10 (IANS) As the political crisis in Nagaland’s ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) continued, belaguered Chief Minister Shurhozelie Lieziestsu’s son Khriehu on Monday declined the appointment to be an advisor to his father in the government.   Khriehu’s refusal to accept the appointment comes at a time when majority of the NPF legislators […]

Nitish spoke to Lalu over phone, says RJD leader

Patna, July 10 (IANS) A senior RJD leader on Monday claimed that Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar had spoken over the phone with RJD chief Lalu Prasad after the CBI raids on the latter’s residence here.   Jagdanand Singh revealed the news after the Rashtriya Janata Dal decided that Deputy Chief Minister […]

Heavy rains trigger landslides in Manipur, rivers in spate

Imphal, July 9 (IANS): Continuous heavy downpour in Manipur has triggered landslides along the mountainous national highways, suspending vehicular movement in the state, officials said on Sunday.   Two landslides at Sinam village in Tamenglog district have dislocated traffic along NH 37 as Border Roads Task Force labourers are trying to clear the debris. Hundreds […]

Population rise at root of India’s troubles, says advocacy group

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The root of all problems afflicting India today lies in its population explosion, said the Taxpayers Association for Bharat (TAXAB), a not-for-profit group, here on Monday.   It also launched a song “Main Bharat Bol Raha Hoon…” to remind people of the rising population’s telling impacts on our lives.   […]