Post note ban, expansion of currency presses, paper mills

    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS): With the sudden demonetisation decision exposing its chinks, the country’s currency printing system is undergoing a complete overhaul, officials say.   The system’s capabilities were put to the severest test during last year’s demonetisation, with millions of people standing in queues for long to get their quota of […]

ICAR conducts training on good agricultural practices in litchi

    Dimapur, August 6 (MExN): ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre and ICAR- National Research Centre in Litchi, Muzaffarpur, Bihar jointly organized a three-day training on ‘Good Agricultural Practices in Litchi’ from August 3-5 at the conference hall of ICAR Nagaland centre. Organized under financial assistance from Tribal Sub Plan and NEH […]

Over 18,000 hectares of orchards to come up in Himachal

    Shimla, August 6 (IANS): About 18,200 hectares of high density orchards will be raised on private land in Himachal Pradesh at an outlay of Rs 1,134 crore to be funded largely by the World Bank, an official said on Sunday.   The project, to be implemented in the ratio of 80:20 between World […]

Demi Lovato performs at Apple to ‘celebrate diversity’

Demi Lovato performs at Apple to ‘celebrate diversity’

    Singer Demi Lovato performed at a private show for Apple employees at the companys headquarters at Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Tim Cook later thanked her for helping them celebrate diversity. Lovato, who performed on Friday night, took to social media to share her experience. She posted a photograph in which she can be […]

Concert at Khuvung School of Music

Concert at Khuvung School of Music

    The Khuvung School of Music on Saturday organized a musical concert here at the State Academy Hall with an objective to provide platform to the upcoming musicians in Kohima.   Altogether, 19 upcoming music artists from Kohima performed in this musical gala. Among the prominent includes such as Mengu Suokhrie, Zonimong and Bembem […]

‘The Time is Now’ to Invest in Youth, Girls

‘The Time is Now’ to Invest in Youth, Girls

    Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service   The demographic dividend: though not a new concept, it is one of the major buzzwords at the UN this year. But what does it really mean?   There are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 around the world, the most in the […]

Are Naga public discussions driven by pre-conceived assumptions and personal opinions rather than by truth, evidences and facts? Why?

Are Naga public discussions driven by pre-conceived assumptions and personal opinions rather than by truth, evidences and facts? Why?

    Some of those who voted YES had this to say: Yes, Because Nagas knows only about yesterday and exaggerate about it. We cannot think about tomorrow. Second, we cannot think beyond our own tribal community. Third, we cannot think beyond money. Fourth, we cannot think beyond receiving.   Yes, Yes. We have a […]

The End of UN Habitat?

  Felix Dodds Inter Press Service   At the beginning of August, the High Level Independent Panel to Assess and Enhance Effectiveness of UN-Habitat came out with its report. Before commenting on the Panel Report I want to put up front that I know that a lot of the staff in UN Habitat do excellent […]

Of truth & lies

  Moa Jamir   Politicians and lies are intimate bedfellows   ‘All Politicians Lie. Some Lie More Than Others,’ read a cheeky headline in The New York Times in December 2015. The article by Angie Drobnic Holan, a political fact-checker, was commenting on antics of politicians in the primaries to US Presidential Election.   Citing […]

‘Curbing freedom of expression is absurd’

  Radhika Bhirani IANS   Indian filmmakers are living in “absurd and scary” times, given how they don’t know what the “rules” really are, says Vikramaditya Motwane, who is one-fourth of the Phantom Films banner that produced the controversial “Udta Punjab”.   “I worry about curbing of ideas… not so much about what you can […]

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