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One discharged by NPGN/NNC   Dimapur, July 13 (MExN): The NPGN/NNC has informed that its Brigade Commander, Col. Khenito from Roney Village under Wokha District, has been relieved from “national service” on medical ground w.e.f. July 12. In this connection, Col. Iheto has been assigned to take over as Brigade Commander with immediate effect till […]

NYKS Nagaland conducts cleanliness drive

Dimapur, July 13 (DIPR): Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Nagaland State has conducted Swachh Bharat – Clean India Mission on July 12 in the areas adjacent to the railways station and Nagaland State Transport compound, Dimapur, Nagaland.   A total of 164 participants from different districts of the State participated in the cleanliness drive. The cleanliness […]

Nawaz Sharif rejects graft report as ‘slander’

Nawaz Sharif rejects graft report as ‘slander’

ISLAMABAD, JULY 13 (Reuters): Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday for the first time explicitly dismissed a report from a corruption investigation that raised questions about the source of his family’s wealth, rejecting it as slander.   Sharif, 67, serving his third term as prime minister, faces opposition calls to step down but he […]

Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?

Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service   More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear weapons around the world. Though it has sparked hope for a future without nuclear weapons, uncertainty in the success of the treaty still lingers.   More than […]

Awareness programme on Joint Liability Group held

Kohima, July 13 (MExN): A one-day awareness programme on Joint Liability Group (JLG) was held at Jotsoma Village on July 5, organized by National Rural Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in collaboration with Nagaland State Social Welfare Board (NSSWB) SCA of State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW).   The programme was chaired by […]

UAE accuses Al Jazeera of inciting hate, violence

Abu Dhabi, July 13 (IANS): The anti-Qatar alliance has attacked the Doha-funded broadcaster al-Jazeera Arabic, accusing it of having “blood on its hands” and inciting hate, violence and discrimination.   Noura al Kaabi, the UAE Minister responsible for media regulation, told the Guardian the station had given a platform to “some of the most dangerous […]

NBSE notifies on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Ignite competition

Kohima, July 13 (DIPR): The Nagaland Board of School Education has notified for information of all concerned that the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 17 Competition under the initiative of the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, is underway and entries are being accepted till August 31, […]

Stop ‘talking the talk’

Witoubou Newmai   There is no gainsaying, and the people have been saying this for years and decades, that majority of politicians are only good producers of “moving flights of rhetoric” (in the words of Noam Chomsky). Most of the politicians are scavenging away forever for brownie points in wrong areas fueled by trifle issues, […]

Training on office procedures held for ministerial staff of DIPR

Training on office procedures held for ministerial staff of DIPR

Kohima, July 13 (DIPR): The two day training on office procedures organised by the Directorate of IPR culminated on July 11 at DIPR conference hall Kohima. The training was attended by the ministerial staff of DIPR was well as employees from Phek, Kohima, Dimapur and Wokha districts.   Resource person, Retd Additional Secretary, Renchamo Lotha […]

Japanese device alerts people when they stink

Tokyo, July 13 (IANS): A Japanese tech company on Thursday launched a device that allows people to self-test their sweaty exteriors for three categories of smell, the media reported.   The pocket-sized detector called Kunkun Body which looks like a tape recorder, connects by bluetooth to a smartphone app that divulges the potentially ominous results […]

Multi-Purpose building at Wokha

Multi-Purpose building at Wokha

Wokha, July 13 (DIPR): Secretary, Rural Development, Kelei Zeliang inaugurated the Multi-Purpose building of Wokha District Village Council and Village Development Board Association on July 11 near public ground Wokha.   Addressing the function, Kelei Zeliang lauded the efforts put in by the department, the VDB Association and VCC in successfully completing the building and […]

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