US lifts ban on refugees from eleven ‘high-risk’ countries

Washington, January 30 (IANS): The US has lifted a ban on admissions to refugees from 11 countries whose applicants it designated “high-risk” and announced tougher vetting measures to weed out potential extremists and criminals.   The Trump administration on Monday refused to identify the 11 “high-risk” nations, citing “law enforcement sensitivities”. But officials with knowledge […]

Economic Survey 2018, Country, Economy and Common Man

Prof Mithilesh Kumar Sinha Finance Officer Nagaland University, Lumami   The Economic Survey report 2017-18 on Monday was tabled in both houses of the Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ahead of the Union Budget 2018, in which it was projected that The Indian economy is expected to expand at 7-7.5% in the next financial year, 2018-19,   For […]

Expectations for India’s 2018/19 budget

MUMBAI, January 30 (Reuters): India’s government will unveil its budget for the 2018/19 fiscal year on Thursday, with investors expecting increased investment in key areas such as agriculture, and a slew of incentives for businesses.   Handicapped by the chaotic roll out of a goods and service tax (GST) last year and a shock, overnight […]

Afghanistan says Taliban will have to be defeated, after Trump rejects talks

Afghanistan says Taliban will have to  be defeated, after Trump rejects talks

Afghan security forces leave from the site of an incident after gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 21. (REUTERS Photo)   KABUL/PESHAWAR, January 30 (Reuters): Afghanistan said on Tuesday the Taliban would have to be defeated on the battlefield after U.S. President Donald Trump rejected the idea of talks with the […]

A word of Appreciation

Rev. Dr. V.K. Nuh The whole Naga people rejoice when our Leaders from all walks of life came together with one accord to not file nomination for Election but to support Naga Political Solution.   It will go down to Naga National history as a monument. It will be like Gilgal, Israel historical place. Gilgal, […]

Investigation into the History of Konyak Language Development- Part I

Nikay Besa Konyak Konyak language which is one of the most neglected languagesof the Tibeto-Burman descent is a language spoken by the people of Konyaks.According to 1971 Census Reports, there are numbered 72, 338 speakers of Konyak Language and according to 2001 Census Reports, there are 250,000 native speakers of Konyak language. Despite the increase […]

Handle sensitive issue with care & prayer

Rev. Fr. G. L. Khing Kohima The talk of ‘Solution and Election’ has reached even the ears of the infants. The journey of ‘Solution for Nagas’ is so cloudy that numerous apprehensions began to emerge from all corners. Along with the hot spring of Solution, election campaign began to knock the doors and windows of […]

Meryl Streep files trademark to protect her name

Meryl Streep files trademark to protect her name

Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep has filed a trademark application for use of her name. The actress, 68, filed a trademark to protect her name for “entertainment services, namely, live, televised, and movie appearances by a professional actress and entertainer” on 22 January, according to US Patent and Trademark Office records obtained by   Her […]

Justin Timberlake to headline BRIT Awards

Justin Timberlake to headline BRIT Awards

Singer Justin Timberlake will next month headline the BRIT Awards, 15 years after the moment he performed a duet with Kylie Minogue on the stage. Timberlake, a former *NSYNC singer, had famously felt Minogue’s derriere on stage as they sang the latter’s “Rapture”.   The ceremony, on February 21, will be one of his two […]

Drumming with a Groove

Drumming with a Groove

Alan Connon, a professional drummer from Ireland conducted a two-day Drums Clinic and private sessions with drummers at Kohima on January 29 and 30 at the Music Academy Kohima. This academy is committed to developing and facilitating quality music education, covering all genres, in Nagaland. Alan has been a session drummer for 10 years and […]

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