Tripura Assembly witnesses oppn walkout over Sarkar’s absence

ITANAGAR, JUNE 20 (PTI): Tripura Assembly today witnessed heated debate over the absence of the leader of the opposition Manik Sarkar prompting a walkout by the entire opposition.   Shortly after question hour, BJP legislator Dilip Das raised the issue of Sarkar’s absence in the important Budget session saying the newcomers could have learnt a […]

‘Rural poor in Nagaland are bankable’

‘Rural poor in Nagaland are bankable’

Addl. Secretary RD & Mission Director, Athel O. Lotha with the participants during the one day workshop on SHG Bank Linkage held at AIDA, Dimapur on June 19. • Community Based Recovery Mechanism to be instituted in banks • Nearly 1000 rural enterprises promoted under SVEP • NRLM to introduce Banking Correspondent model across blocks […]

Nagaland’s 1st online trade license application system launched

Nagaland’s 1st online trade license application system launched

Metsubo Jamir during the launching programme of online trade license application in Kohima held on June 20. (Morung Photo)   Our Correspondent Kohima | June 20   Minister of Urban Development Department, Municipal Affairs & Taxes Metsubo Jamir today launched online trade license application cum issuance system under e-municipality as a service (AMRUT) in Kohima […]

Government Higher Secondary School Satakha celebrates platinum Jubilee

Government Higher Secondary School Satakha celebrates platinum Jubilee

Minister Kaito Aye with others during the platinum jubilee celebration of Government Higher Secondary School, Satakha held on June 20. (DIPR Photo)   Zunheboto, June 20 (MExN): Government Higher Secondary School, Satakha celebrates its platinum jubilee on June 20 with Kaito Aye, Minister Agriculture and Cooperation as the guest of honour.   Speaking at the […]

‘Planting hope for the future’

‘Planting hope for the future’

DC Kohima Rajesh Soundararajan, DFO Kohima, Forest officials and NAAME members during plantation drive held on June 19 and 20. Plantation drive conducted at Kisama Heritage village, Kohima Kohima, June 20 (MExN): The Kohima division Forest Department in collaboration with DC Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS, NAAME, youth volunteers of Phesama village, Kigwema village and Jakhama […]

Project vehicles handed over to DMU and FMU

Project vehicles handed over to DMU and FMU

Minister CM Chang with others during the handing over of project vehicles to Divisional Management Unit (DMU) and Field Management Unit (FMU) on June 19. (DIPR Photo)   Kohima, June 20 (MExN): Nagaland Forest Management Project society (NFMP) Funded by JICA under the Department of Forests, Environment and Climate Change Kohima, Nagaland distributed project vehicles […]

Will seek fast track trial of Assam lynching case: CM

GUWAHATI, JUNE 20 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured the parents of the two men lynched in Karbi Anglong that he would request the chief justice of the Gauhati high court to fast track the trial, an official release said here today.   Nilotpal Das (29) and Abhijeet Nath (30) were on June […]

Assam flood: Toll rises to 21 as one more dies

Assam flood: Toll rises to 21 as one more dies

The flood situation slightly improved in the state, but officials said over half of Kaziranga National Park was submerged and over 70 animals have died. (Image: Reuters) GUWAHATI, JUNE 20 (PTI): The devastating flood in Assam claimed one more life since yesterday as the situation remained critical, while displaced people returned home in neighbouring state […]

AR Rahman appointed Sikkim brand ambassador

Gangtok, June 20 (IANS): Famed Indian composer and singer-songwriter A.R. Rahman has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Sikkim government, a senior minister said on Wednesday.   “We have appointed Rahman as the state government’s brand ambassador for a year,” Sikkim Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Commerce and Industries Ugen T Gyatso, told […]

Assam gears up for Ambubachi mela at Kamakhya temple

Guwahati, June 20 (IANS): With devotees from across the country and abroad thronging the historic Kamakhya temple here for the annual Ambubachi mela, the temple authorities are gearing up to play host to lakhs while police has beefed up security.   The festival begins on Friday evening and will continue till Tuesday. The temple authorities […]

Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan

Agartala, June 20 (IANS): The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday.   “The state government has taken Rs 500 crore as loan from the ADB […]

Laughter: A diagnosis, and some personal prescriptions

Vikas Datta IANS   Laughter is our audible reaction, usually involuntary, to something that amuses us — yet, it is a complex emotional expression that can also serve as a gesture of bravado, contempt or even desperation or a sign of mental imbalance. Consequently, it has been viewed variously down the ages and, likewise, so […]