Telecom sector critical, needs urgent govt help: Experts

Mumbai, October 8 (IANS): Not just fiscal policy support but a structural one is needed to ease the massive debt burden which is “slowly strangulating” the telecom sector, opined experts.   Industry observers stated that at stake is not only the telcos ability to employ manpower and resources for introduction of next-gen communication technology, but […]

Facebook to make ad scrutiny more stringent

San Francisco, October 8 (IANS): After facing flak for enabling advertisers to reach “Jew haters” and the presence of Russia-linked ads on its platform during the 2016 American presidential election, Facebook is planning to make scrutiny of some advertisements more stringent before they are published on its platforms.   The social network is going to […]

New limit for reporting gold transactions soon: Government

NEW DELHI, October 8 (PTI): The government will soon notify a new threshold for reporting to authorities about transactions in gold and other precious metals and stones with a view to curb parking of black money in bullion, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said.   The government had on Friday reversed its August order of bringing […]

Tourism ministry plans image makeover, abandon stereotypes

New Delhi, October 8 (PTI): The tourism ministry wants to change its staid, routine image and introduce an element of fun and celebration to its functioning. It is planning beach and adventure festivals, post-sunset concerts and flea markets to promote India as a preferred tourist destination.   “We want to break stereotypes. We have realised […]

Thousands protest across Australia against giant Adani coal mine

SYDNEY, October 8 (Reuters): Large protests were held across Australia on Saturday against Indian mining giant Adani Enterprises’ proposed Carmichael coal mine, which would be the country’s largest coal mine but has been delayed for years over environmental and financing issues.   Environment groups say the mine in Queensland state would contribute to global warming […]

4th North East Indigenous Music Festival

4th North East Indigenous Music Festival

Abiogenesis (Nagaland)           The main event of 4th North East Indigenous Music Festival was held on October 7 at IMC Hall, Dimapur featuring renowned artists and bands from the region like Vania Chawang & The Band (Nagaland); Atso Chasie & Choseo Tetseo (Nagaland); Ragamuffins (Assam); Jano Nyeka (Nagaland); Jambilli (Assam); Abiogenesis […]

A face-saving exercise

Moa Jamir   On the heels of hosting the 4th Northeast Connectivity Summit 2017 in Kohima (September 22-23), the Nagaland Government is slated to host a ‘Colloquium on Road Connectivity’ this week.   Under the theme, ‘Together We Build,’ the conference at State Banquet Hall, Kohima on October 10, has invited almost all the stakeholders […]

In the Indian Union, is Satyameva Jayte?

Does truth always win?   Garga Chatterjee   BJP, the party of Indian Union Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently held what it called its National Executive meeting. Here, Narendra Modi was lauded for a ‘peaceful’ solution to the Doklam stand-off over a China controlled Bhutanese claimed territory on which the Indian Union has no claims. […]

The Great Divide

In almost every human society and era of human history, one or the other factor has always caused division amongst the people. During the time when Gandhi went to South Africa as a young lawyer, the phenomenon of ‘Apartheid’ was at its peak where everything was determined by the colour of the skin. In that […]

Do you think it is time for Nagaland government to revise the Inner Line system to meet present day migration concerns and challenges in Nagaland? Why?

Do you think it is time for Nagaland government to revise the Inner Line system to meet present day migration concerns and challenges in Nagaland? Why?

Some of those who voted YES had this to say:  Yes, its high time! Government should not only revise ILP system but set up illegal immigrant tribunal in Home Department with NGOs as members and question all the doubtful non-Nagas citizenship. There is also an urgent need to bring out the statistical data of all the […]

Moscow warns it may restrict U.S. media in Russia

Moscow warns it may restrict U.S. media in Russia

Spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova gestures as she attends a news briefing in Moscow, Russia, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Files   MOSCOW, October 8 (Reuters) – Russia is within its rights to restrict the operations of U.S. media organisations in Russia in retaliation for what Moscow calls U.S. pressure on a Kremlin-backed […]

Jaitley to visit US for IMF-World Bank annual meet

New Delhi, October 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave on an official visit to the US early on Monday to participate in the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a official statement here said.   On the first leg of his week-long stay in the US, Jaitley […]

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