Remembering Gauri Lankesh

Xonzoi (Sanjay) Barbora Almost seven years ago, to the week, I had sent off instructions to Gauri Lankesh about who would receive her at Imphal airport and then take her up to Ukhrul. She was part of a team of women writers from different parts of India who had been invited to travel across the […]

Stricter rape laws curb chances of civil war: Study

New York, September 7 (IANS): Countries that punish rapists with long punitive sentences are less likely to have a civil war and strife, new research has found.   “The transmission of rape laws across countries correlates with democratization and a general trend toward progressive laws. It proceeds then that countries are more likely to adopt […]

Time to talk of a ‘reverse war’ against ‘uncivil war’

Witoubou Newmai As talks of so called ‘civil war’ prevail, there has also been much derision on many other ‘wars’ engaged by Naga organizations/leaders against various detrimental factors/issues confronting Naga society. Resorting to tribalism or sectarian politics or stooping to the lowest ebb to pick names of someone’s family members who is being attacked or […]

MISS NAGALAND: Fourteen girls selected in preliminary audition

MISS NAGALAND: Fourteen girls selected in preliminary audition

Contestants seen in the preliminary audition on September 6 at Kohima. Fourteen girls were selected in the preliminary audition for Miss Nagaland organized by the Beauty Aesthetics & Society of Nagaland (BASN) on September 6 held at Hotel Ura, Officers Hill Kohima.   Singer and actor, Mengu Suokhrie was a guest judge along with the […]

Apple, Amazon bid for James Bond film rights

Apple, Amazon bid for James Bond film rights

The film franchise features Bond, James Bond. And Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have joined a bevy of suitors bidding for distribution rights for the lucrative movies depicting the exploits of Britain’s famed fictional spy, the Hollywood Reporter said on Wednesday.   Mega-retailer Amazon.com and iPhone maker Apple are hoping to gain a strong foothold […]

‘Suicide Squad 2’ finally found their director!

‘Suicide Squad 2’ finally found their director!

DC has finally found a name to helm the much-awaited sequel of Suicide Squad.   Gavin O’Connor, who directed Ben Affleck in the hit action-thriller The Accountant, has been tapped to write and helm Suicide Squad 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.   The decision comes after months of Warner Bros. searching for someone to […]

Sitharaman takes charge, says preparedness of forces, Make in India top priority

New Delhi, September 7 (IANS) Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday assumed charge as India’s first full-time woman Defence Minister, and asserted she would be a “round-the-clock” Minister, with focus on preparedness of the armed forces, welfare of soldiers and indigenous defence production.   Sitharaman was received at South Block, which houses the Defence Ministry, by predecessor […]

I may have resigned if note ban was thrust: Rajan

New Delhi, September 7 (IANS) Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Thursday that he would have resigned if the demonetisation decision was thrust on him but made it clear that the government can bypass the central bank if it wants to push ahead with such a decision.   “It (demonetisation) happened in 1978. Government […]

Was Indian Army chief ‘authorised’ to make war remarks, China questions

Beijing, September 7 (IANS) China on Thursday wondered whether the Indian Army Chief’s war remarks represented the view of the Indian government and if he was “authorised” to make the statements, especially after the leaders of the two countries had a forward-looking meeting after the Doklam border stand-off.   Reacting to Gen. Bipin Rawat’s remarks […]

NF Railway awards staff

NF Railway awards staff

Maligaon, September 7 (MExN): Nand Kishore Sahu, Station Manager, Altagram and Totan Saha, Gateman of Alipurduar division were awarded by Chahatey Ram, General Manager, NF Railway on September 7 for displaying exemplary devotion to duty.   A press note from the NF Railway informed that while performing duty on July 4, 2017, Nand Kishore Sahu, […]

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