No party offered any ‘money or sops’: Meghalaya Church

Tura (Meghalaya), February 24 (IANS) The Baptist Church in Meghalaya on Saturday said that no political party has offered it any “money or sops” ahead of February 27 assembly polls to influence its members.   The statement comes a day after Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons rubbished the contention of Congress President Rahul Gandhi that […]

Pakistan army uses loudspeakers to ask LoC residents to move away

Srinagar, February 24 (IANS) Panic gripped residents of border villages in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday when Pakistan army made loudspeaker announcements asking people living near the Line of Control (LoC) to move to safer areas.   The announcements were made by Pakistan army using public address systems when heavy shelling and firing […]

Pranab stresses on education, skills and employability

Kolkata, February 24 (IANS) With India set to become home to the world’s largest working population by 2022 and a global supplier of workforce, education, skill development and enhancing employability are the most urgent needs, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday.   If India harbours the hope of reaping demographic dividends, it must make […]

India, China agree sound bilateral ties to help global stability

New Delhi, February 24 (IANS) India and China, during Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s two-day Beijing visit, have stressed that “sound development of relations” between them will help in bringing stability to today’s world, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.   The visit comes amid a host of diplomatic issues the two countries are […]

E-way bill for interstate goods movement from April 1

New Delhi, February 24 (IANS) The e-way bill, to be generated under the GST for all inter-state movement of goods valued at over Rs 50,000, may become mandatory from April 1, two months after it was originally planned.   The recommendation of the Group of Ministers on Information Technology would be considered by the Goods […]

Thai activists in Pinocchio masks call junta leader ‘liar’

Thai activists in Pinocchio masks call junta leader ‘liar’

Pro-democracy activists wearing masks mock Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as Pinocchio during a protest against junta at a university in Bangkok, Thailand, February 24, 2018. REUTERS/Panarat Thepgumpanat   BANGKOK, February 24 (Reuters) – Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country’s junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling […]

‘Play positive role in shaping future’

Women church leaders appeal Kohima, February 24 (MExN): The Nagaland Baptist Church Council Women Department (NBCCWD) has appealed to the women in Nagaland State to “play a positive role in shaping the future of our society that will honor God.”   With elections to happen on February 27, the Department requested all women to “earnestly […]

Election is Voter’s festival, please participate: CEO

Kohima, February 24 (MExN): The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Nagaland State has termed election a “Voter’s festival” and requested all electors, especially newly enrolled electors, to “participate in expressing our freedom of choice through voting.” “Let us participate in the Election just like we participate in other festivals,” stated the CEO Nagaland in a […]

‘CLEAN ELECTION’ can be a reality

Mamang Khongsai Medziphema “Adult Franchise”, the power that you gain by virtue of being a bonafide citizen of a democratic country.. The power given to any citizen from 18 years and above irrespective of caste, colour, creed, religion, sex and place of birth, the power that decides, the power that elects or rejects a leader, […]

A Lament for the People of Nagaland

‘You either wrest your destiny, or resign yourself to your fate’   Lt Col Ginlunmang Tungnung (Retd) Dimapur It was not so many years back that anyone with a mongoloid feature, not readily identifiable as someone coming from Garhwal, Assam or from Nepal was openly and widely addressed with the sobriquet of ‘Chinky’, especially on […]

Clean Election and Clean Voters

Nzanrhoni Patton 5th mile Model Village Nagaland needs Change and while others are getting sold off to money, Ghaspani 1 voters has already jumped the vagabond of change by practicing clean election by many people inclusive of a candidate itself to complete the much needed change to break the vicious cycle of corruption and misgovernance […]

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