Govt must act on influx issue

Witoubou Newmai The reverie of ‘authorities’ in the State of Nagaland on home issues has been broken by the exercise of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, leaving over 40 lakh people ‘state-less’ for now. In their knee-jerk response driven by an emotional impulse, these ‘authorities’ have woken up, not really sure of how […]

Government shut 28 child adoption centres in six states: Maneka

Government shut 28 child adoption centres in six states: Maneka

New Delhi, August 9 (IANS) The government has shut down 28 specialised adoption agencies in six states after allegations of illegal adoptions, child abuse and flouting of norms under J.J. Act surfaced, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.   In the wake of alleged rape of inmates of a shelter home […]

Interface meeting on PwDs held

Mokokchung, August 9 (MExN): The Care and Support Society and Grace Society, Mokokchung organized an interface meeting with head of the government officials on August 8 at Sangtemla Community hall along with person with disabilities. It was stated in a press release that the District Administration, DEO and Social Welfare Officer attended the meeting and […]

World’s Indigenous Peoples Day observed in Manipur

World’s Indigenous Peoples Day observed in Manipur

Artists perform at the celebration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples at Tuisenphai village on August 9.   Imphal, August 9 (MExN): Various Manipur based organizations celebrated International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples at Tuisenphai village on August 9.   Tuisenphai Village Authority, Youth Forum for Protection of Human Rights in Manipur, […]

5000 court arrest in Left agitation in Tripura

Agartala, August 9 (PTI): Over 5,000 opposition Left supporters today courted arrest from various parts of Tripura in a civil disobedience agitation against the alleged anti-farmer policy of the central government, police said.   Police said there was no report of violence during the agitation, though Left leaders alleged that they were attacked by ruling […]

NSCN (IM) condemns cadre’s killing

Accuses Assam Rifles of giving free passage to ZUF for ‘fratricidal’ killing   Hebron, August 9 (MExN): NSCN (IM) has accused the 8th Assam Rifles posted in Noney (Longmai) in Manipur of giving free passage to Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) to carry out “fratricidal” killing among the Nagas.   A press release from MIP, NSCN […]

Police foil Congress procession in Imphal

Imphal, August 9 (IANS): Police on Thursday foiled a Congress procession to offer floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the 76th anniversary of Quit India movement.   Police in riot gear fired several rounds of tear gas shells. Okram Ibobi, Opposition leader and former chief minister, said Congress members were prevented from […]

Mizoram to get 100 MW solar power plant

Newmai News Network Aizawl | August 9   Sungevity Enterprises, a solar power solutions company, is gearing up to set up the biggest solar power plant in Mizoram with a capacity of 100 MW. This is based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Mizoram government on April 21.   Sungevity Enterprises chairman, […]

Driving licence, other papers valid in digital form

Driving licence, other papers valid in digital form

New Delhi, August 9 (IANS): Doing away with the need to carry driving licence and vehicle registration certificate in physical form, the government on Thursday issued advisory to states to accept all such documents in electronic form if presented through its DigiLocker or mParivahan platform.   The Road Transport and Highways Ministry told the states that […]

Samsung unveils gaming-friendly Galaxy Note 9 to boost sales

Samsung unveils gaming-friendly Galaxy Note 9 to boost sales

DJ Koh, Samsung’s Mobile Communications Division President and CEO, speaks at the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 product launch event in Brooklyn, New York, US on August 8. (REUTERS Photo)   New York, August 9 (REUTERS): Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 “phablet” in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life […]

U.S. sets goal to create Space Force by 2020

U.S. sets goal to create Space Force by 2020

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to attendees during the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz WASHINGTON, August 9 (Reuters): The United States set a goal on Thursday of creating a new, sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020 known as the “Space Force” and […]

Essar signs 15-year gas sale deal with GAIL

Essar signs 15-year gas sale deal with GAIL

New Delhi, August 9 (IANS): Ruia brothers-led Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (EOGEPL) on Thursday announced that it has signed a 15-year Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) with state-run gas utility GAIL.   The Essar Group subsidiary said in a statement here that GAIL had won the bid for the contract which will […]

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