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A widening gap

Witoubou Newmai   The nub of the argument is thus: why have we allowed our vision to be complacently limited to the viewpoints of those for whom politics is all about wielding power? There is not an iota of doubt…

Of compelling characters in fewer pages: Akhil Sharma

Saket Suman IANS   The greatest challenge for a short story writer, says one of the foremost names in the field — who might not be too well known in India but has built up an impressive resume in the…

Myanmar – concern rises over press freedom

Myanmar – concern rises over press freedom

YANGON, July 20 (AP): In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government.   But this moment, captured…

CCEM conducts meeting on Clean Elections

CCEM conducts meeting on Clean Elections

Phek, July 20 (MExN): Trying its best to effect change, the Chakhesang Clean Election Movement (CCEM) along with 25 villages and 280 leaders under Phek Constituency and Meluri constituency (Chakhesang villages) met at Phek Town Baptist Church on July 18.…

Less than 1 aircraft carrier? The cost of NKorea’s nukes

Less than 1 aircraft carrier? The cost of NKorea’s nukes

PYONGYANG, July 20 (AP): When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been spent boosting the nation’s quality of…

Government designates Border Magistrates

Kohima, July 20 (DIPR): The Home Department in a notification dated July 11, 2017 has informed that the Government of Nagaland has designated the following officers as Border Magistrate as well within their respective jurisdiction. The order will come into…

Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON, July 20 (AP): Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee with a well-known maverick streak that often vexes his GOP colleagues, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said in a statement Wednesday.   The…

News in brief

Medziphema Sub-division Departmental Co-Ordination Meeting held   Medziphema, July 20 (DIPR): The Medziphema Sub-division Departmental Co-ordination meeting was held on July 19 at ADC Office, Medziphema. The meeting was chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner Medziphema, Vikhweno Chale. Work assignments for…

Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service   Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.   Almost 2,500 representatives are currently gathered at the UN…

Thailand should leave ‘no stone unturned’ after 62 people found guilty of trafficking

BANGKOK, July 20 (Reuters): More needs to be done to ensure that human traffickers are brought to justice and Rohingya migrants are protected, rights groups said on Thursday, after a trial in which 62 people were convicted of crimes including…

‘Bay of Bengal’s prosperity can improve lives of millions’

Kolkata, July 20 (IANS): The economic prosperity of the Bay of Bengal can improve the lives of millions in South Asia, said experts here and rued lack of investment in the region despite it having huge potential.   They also…

Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters): The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005, the United Nations said on Thursday.   In…

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