Defuse Doklam situation soon, opposition tells government

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The government on Saturday briefed 11 political parties on the standoff with China in the Doklam sector as well as the Amarnath Yatra security in the wake of the militant attack on a bus that killed seven and injured 20 pilgrims earlier this week.   The opposition parties told the […]

Meira Kumar, Gopalkrishna Gandhi to hold interactive session with non-NDA MPs

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Opposition’s Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Meira Kumar and Gopalkrishna Gandhi, will hold an interactive session with the parliamentarians of the 18 non-NDA parties on Sunday, said informed sources.   The session will take place in the Parliament annexe building.   According to sources, both Meira Kumar and Gandhi will talk […]

GST for supply/contracts and payment

  Kohima, July 15 (DIPR): Pursuant to the roll out of the GST regime, during the transitional period, Government departments and establishments are hereby advised, to adhere to the following in relation to supplies and contracts:      

Finance Department notifies on GST

Kohima, July 15 (DIPR): The Finance Department (Revenue Branch) in a notification has stated that in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (4 of 2017), the State Government has appointed the day of 24th June, 2017, as the date on which […]

Nagaland Government amends GST Rules 2017

Kohima, July 15 (DIPR): In exercise of the powers conferred by section 164 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (4 of 2017), the State Government has made the following rules to amend the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, namely:   1. (i) these rules may be called the Nagaland Goods […]

Combined training camp for Air NCC concludes

  Dimapur, July 15 (MExN): The Combined Annual Training Camp of Nagaland Air Sqn NCC concluded on July 13.   The camp was inaugurated on July 4 with an aim to impart military training, sense of discipline, team spirit and motivate the cadets to take part in social service and community development activities, a PIB […]

GSKSK celebrates birth anniv of Bhanu Bhakta Acharya

Kohima, July 15 (MExN): The Gorkha Sahitya Kala Sanstha Kohima (GSKSK) celebrated the 203rd birth anniversary of Aadi Kavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya on July 13 at the Gorkha Public Panchayat Hall, Chandmari, Kohima with Dr. Arjun Kumar Rai, Founder President, All Nagaland Gorkha Student’s Union and former Principal, Khelhoshe Polytechnic, Atoizu as the chief guest […]

AR troops debate on human rights topic

Dimapur, July 15 (MExN): Assam Rifles Training Centre & School (ARTC&S), Shokhuvi organized an inter-battalion debate competition on Human Rights on July 13, wherein teams of No. 1 Training Battalion, No. 2 Training Battalion, No. 3 Training Battalion, Lushai Coy and Diphu Garrison of ARTC&S participated.   A total of 20 speakers debated on the […]

Australia set to join UN Human Rights Council

Reuters Australia looks set to fill one of two vacancies on the United Nations Human Rights Council following France’s withdrawal from the process, the Herald Sun newspaper said on Saturday, quoting remarks by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.   The appointment would be Australia’s first to the powerful body, coming amid criticism of its own human […]

Pyongyang dismisses South Korean Prez’s peace proposal

Pyongyang, July 15 (IANS): North Korea’s state-run daily Rodong Sinmun on Saturday published an article branding the South Korean president’s offer of cross-border rapprochement as misleading. President Moon Jae-in’s proposal, made during a speech in Berlin last week, adds obstacles to achieving peace rather than helping to improve inter-Korean relations, Efe news quoted the article […]

China frees prominent rights activist Xu Zhiyong from jail

China frees prominent rights  activist Xu Zhiyong from jail

BEIJING, July 15 (Reuters): One of China’s most prominent rights activists was released by the authorities on Saturday after serving a four-year sentence that prompted international criticism, with his lawyer saying he hoped he would be allowed to live as a free man.   Xu Zhiyong, whose “New Citizens’ Movement” advocated working within the system […]

US issues revised security directive to airlines worldwide

WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters): The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the agency said on Friday.   “This clarifying update will strengthen global aviation security and is a testament […]

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