Nepotism

Kevitho Kera Dimapur In a previous article I took on the issue of backdoor appointments and how it adversely affects how the State is run. Today, supplementing to it I would like to take on Nepotism which is equal in proportion on its negative effect on our State.   Departmental exams are a huge farce […]

A few good citizens

Kahuto Chishi Sumi When a mob of angry people assemble, reason goes out the window. A mob, irrespective of race, tribe, nationality or religion, functions on basis of the basic animal instinct latent in all humans – the instinct to kill. The recent alleged rape of a child of 12, in Mon Town, saw another […]

Warriors withstand LeBron’s 51 points to win NBA Finals Game-I

Warriors withstand LeBron’s 51 points to win NBA Finals Game-I

OAKLAND, June 1 (AP): The Golden State Warriors somehow withstood LeBron James’ latest brilliance on the NBA Finals stage.   A costly blunder by J.R. Smith and a disputed foul call involving James himself sure helped.   Stephen Curry scored 29 points and the Warriors capitalized on Smith’s mistake that sent the game into overtime, […]

Keys fends off Osaka to reach French Open last 16

Keys fends off Osaka to reach French Open last 16

Madison Keys of the U.S. reacts during her third round match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka (REUTERS)   PARIS, JUNE 1 (REUTERS): American 13th seed Madison Keys overcame a second-set wobble to beat Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-1 7-6(7) and reach the last 16 of the French Open for the second time on Friday.   A match […]

Nagaland: News in picture

  Bishop his grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, Manager of MGM institutions received and honoured the Nagaland Governor P.B Acharya at Parumala, Kerala.     Zakiesato Memorial Hr. Sec. School also observed World No Tobacco day on May 31 with the theme ‘Tobacco and Heart Diseases.’ The highlights of the day long activities were pamphlets […]

Nagaland DLSAs commemorate World No Tobacco Day

Nagaland DLSAs commemorate World No Tobacco Day

Students of St Anthony High School taking part in World No Tobacco Day walkathon at Zunheboto on May 31. (APRO Aghunato)   Dimapur, June 1 (MExN): With the aim to propagate the harmful effects of tobacco and relevant laws, District Legal Services Authority across the state commemorated World No Tobacco Day with the theme ‘Tobacco […]

Usain Bolt’s prefect record marred by teammate’s doping

Usain Bolt’s prefect record marred by teammate’s doping

Lausanne (Switzerland), June 1 (IANS): A decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport here has robbed retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt of his perfect record in the 4×100m relay.   The CAS on Thursday dismissed Bolt’s teammate Nesta Carter’s appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test leading Bolt […]

6 KLF cadres surrender with arms & ammunition in Assam

Guwahati, june 2 (PTI):  Six cadres of Kuki Liberation Front (KLF) surrendered before security forces in Assam with arms and ammunition, a police release said today.   The militants surrendered at an undisclosed place in the state, it said.   The weapons which the cadres surrendered include four AK series rifles, three 12-bore rifles, two […]

Meghalaya CM asks teachers not to join any agitation

Shillong, May 31 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today appealed to the deficit school teachers in the state not to take up any agitation and assured them that the government would soon implement new revised pay for teachers.   He said the state government is waiting for the Education department to submit a […]

Missing peace negotiator:  SC notice to Centre, Assam Govt

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the Assam government on a habeas corpus petition seeking production of former ULFA peace negotiator Rebati Phukan, who is missing since April 22.   The notice has also been issued to the Meghalaya government.   Rebati Phukan is known […]

Students vandalise sports university offices in Manipur

Imphal, June 1 (IANS): A group of about 30 students said to be members of the Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) vandalised the offices of the Registrar and the Dean of the National Sports University here on Friday.   As DESAM activists entered the NSU complex, a few staff members began to troop out. […]