Jailed Meghalaya MLA appointed to assembly panels

Shillong, July 10 (IANS): Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of two assembly panels, evoking a strong opposition from a women’s group.   Dorphang, who is lodged in Shillong jail and facing trial in the case of raping a 14-year-old girl, was appointed a member of […]

Heavy Rains in Arunachal Pradesh Trigger Landslides, Flash Floods

Itanagar, July 10 (PTI):  Incessant rains for the past three days have triggered landslides and flash floods in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh, and claimed at least one life, officials said.   Major rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level while surface communication was disrupted at many places along the NH-415 that […]

Close Bru camps if they refuse to return: MHA adviser

Aizawl, July 10 (PTI): The six Bru relief camps in Tripura should be closed and assistance provided to the inmates there should be stopped if the Brus continue to refuse to return to Mizoram, an adviser of the Ministry of Home Affairs said.   An official release here said that Ministry of Home Affairs Adviser […]

Congress demands NPF response

Morung Express News Dimapur | July 10 All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary i/c Nagaland, Dr. Jayakumar has demanded immediate response from the State Chief Minister and NPF president, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, who recently stated that NPF was a “natural ally of BJP.”   He said that Nagaland being a Christian dominated state, it was […]

ARSU seeks justification from NSF

Dimapur, July 10 (MExN): The Akuluto Range Students’ Union (ARSU) has stated it is compelled to seek justification from Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) for its “partiality” and hurting the sentiments of all the Sumis by organizing a programme on the day of Tuluni.   The union through its president, Jepito Chishi in a press note […]

Handicraft training inaugurated in Ahthibung

Peren, July 10 (MExN): The 5th 6-week handicraft training programme at Henpu Craft Centre, Ahthibung was inaugurated on July 10. The inauguration programme was organized in collaboration with Kuki Students’ Organisation, Nagaland (KSON), Training Instructor Henpu Gamlhou and 36th Assam Rifles, Ahthibung.   Chaired by Paotinmang, general secretary, KSON, the programme was attended by Nagaland […]

News in brief

Poster making contest held   Medziphema, July 10 (MExN): 41 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters IGAR (N) organised poster making competition on ‘HIV/ AIDS’ awareness at Assam Rifles Public School, Medziphema on July 10. The aim of the event was to spread awareness on HIV/ AIDS and to identify and promote the students’ […]

Summer Camp: Promoting peace through nature

Kohima, July 10 (MExN): Peace Channel, Kohima Chapter organised a two-day Summer Camp for Peace Club members in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Kohima on June 28 and 29 with the theme ‘Promoting Peace through Nature’.   Resource person Peter Yhome asserted the need to protect the environment, which he said is “our rights and […]

Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations

Sebastian Roy Youth Volunteer, FPA India, Nagaland Branch   World Population Day seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. It was established by the then Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed […]

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