Tax free, deficit less Rs 16,387 cr budget presented in Tripura

Agartala, June 19 (IANS): Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Tuesday presented a Rs 16,387.21 crore tax-free budget for financial year 2018-19.   Tabling the budget on the first day of the assembly session, Dev Varma, who holds the Finance portfolio, said that there is no deficit in the budget. He, however, proposed […]

Curtain raiser for seminar held in Srikona

Curtain raiser for seminar held in Srikona

Officials addressing the curtain raiser event held at Srikona on June 19.   Silchar, June 19 (MExN): Assam Rifles in collaboration with Assam University Silchar is conducting a joint seminar on ‘Convergence of Security Forces and Mass Media towards Nation Building’ in Silchar on June 23.   Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, SM, Director General Assam […]

The ‘Heart’ of Reconciliation

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir The word ‘Reconciliation’ has become a commonly used term in the context of the ‘Nagas struggle for peace.’ Yet, the context in which it is employed is somehow limited in its scope and the premise in which reconciliation is pursued requires a new thinking if it is to be pursued in the […]

Conrad Sangma assures proper road connectivity to border villages

Newmai News Network Shillong | June 19   Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has assured to provide proper road connectivity to a number of villages lying along the international border with Bangladesh besides addressing other issues raised by them.   Conrad had made this assurance on Tuesday to a delegation of residents of these […]

Dobashis: Custodian of Customary Law and Practice in Nagaland

Dobashis: Custodian of Customary Law and Practice in Nagaland

A Customary Law court in Nagaland. (Morung File Photo)   M Imyu Longchar Para Medical, Kohima   When the British established their administration in the Naga Hills, Dobashis (DBs) and Gaonburas (GBs) were appointed to assist them.   At village level GBs were appointed to collect the annual household tax and act as Government’s agents […]

Quiz #115

Quiz #115

1. What was the theme of the 2018 World Blood Donor Day (June 14)? a) Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life b) Thank you for saving my life c) Give the gift of life: donate blood d) Every blood donor is a hero   2. Which state has topped the Composite Water […]

Manipur Flood: Normal traffic movement restored on NH-37

OIL, AMIDA donate to CM’s relief fund   Newmai News Network Imphal | June 19   Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. in association with All Manipur Indane Distributors’ Association (AMIDA) donated 500 numbers of 5-kg Free Trade LPG cylinders worth Rs. 6.82 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for distribution to flood affected people in […]

Film tracks first Afghan woman to seek justice over incest

Annie Banerji Thomson Reuters Foundation   Beaten up, raped and repeatedly impregnated by her father for more than a decade – a young woman’s fight for justice in the face of threats, oppression and sexism in war-torn Afghanistan was a story filmmaker Sahra Mani had to tell.   Her documentary, “A Thousand Girls Like Me”, […]

Killed by WhatsApp?

Killed by WhatsApp?

Dr. Nonlih Chohwanglim, Assistant Professor, Department of English In the binary opposition between Learning/Unlearning, ‘Learning’ is generally given the central position. Ever since a human being sees the day, learning is emphasised: nursing, sitting, standing, crawling, walking, physical running, running the race of life…and they say ‘Learning is a lifelong process.’   So, learning seems […]

Six more die in Assam floods, over 5.5 lakh still marooned

Guwahati, June 19 (IANS): With six more deaths reported from Cachar and Karimganj districts on Tuesday, the death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam has reached 17 as 5,64,074 people continued to be affected by the deluge in five districts on Tuesday.   While the flood situation has improved in Golaghat and […]

Indian Railways: RPF/RPSF Recruitment-2018

The Indian Railways has invited online applications to fill 1120 vacancies for Sub-Inspectors (SI) under a recruitment drive for Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF).   Important dates: Last date for submission of online application: June 30.   Selection process: A Computer-based Test (CBT) will be conducted to fill 819 vacancies […]