SC decriminalizes Section 377, victory for the LGBTIQ community

SC decriminalizes Section 377, victory for the LGBTIQ community

People belonging to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrate after the Supreme Court’s verdict decriminalizing gay sex and revoking of Section 377 law, at an NGO in Mumbai, September 6. (REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas)   New Delhi, September  6 (IANS): In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults […]

Brazil mourns blaze at National Museum, seeks answers to ‘tragedy foretold’

Brazil mourns blaze at National Museum, seeks answers to ‘tragedy foretold’

People watch as a fire burns at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 2. (REUTERS Photo)   RIO DE JANEIRO, September 3 (Reuters):Brazil on Monday mourned a fire that destroyed its National Museum, a cherished historical repository that lacked a sprinkler system and was reeling from years of financial […]

Bridging or Dividing:  Denied entry to meet their CMs, Northeast students in JNU protest

Bridging or Dividing:  Denied entry to meet their CMs, Northeast students in JNU protest

Members of North-East Students’ Forum (NESF) during their silent march on August 29 at JNU campus, New Delhi. (Photo: With special arrangement) ABVP’s ‘Ishan Uday – Bridging the Heart’ turns into major row   Morung Express News Dimapur | August 30   The North-East Students’ Forum (NESF) observed a ‘Silent Protest March’ on August 29 […]

Meghalaya CM wins by-election, defeats Congress

Meghalaya CM wins by-election, defeats Congress

  Tura (Meghalaya), August 27 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister and National Peoples Party (NPP) candidate Conrad Sangma on Monday won the by-election from the South Tura Assembly constituency by a huge margin.   But former Speaker Martin Danggo, who resigned from the Congress and joined the NPP, lost to Pius Marwein of the United Democratic […]

Gunman kills at least two, injures several others at video game tournament in Florida

Gunman kills at least two, injures several others at video game tournament in Florida

Police officers cordon off a street outside The Jacksonville Landing after a shooting during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on August 26. (REUTERS/Joey Roulette)     JACKSONVILLE, August 27 (Reuters):  A video gamer killed two people and wounded several others on Sunday when he opened fire with a handgun at a tournament that […]

Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar dead

Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar dead

Kuldip Nayar (File Photo)   President, PM condole Kuldip Nayar’s death   New Delhi, August 23 (IANS): Senior journalist, author and human rights activist Kuldip Nayar died at a hospital here. He was 95, his family said on Thursday.   Nayar breathed his last at the Escorts Hospital at 12.30 a.m. The cremation will take […]

Kerala issues red alert, flood death toll rises to 58

Kerala issues red alert, flood death toll rises to 58

Indian Army soldiers rescue people from flood affected areas after the opening of Idamalayar, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters following heavy rains, on the outskirts of Kochi on August 15, 2018. (REUTERS/Sivaram V)   Thiruvananthapuram, August 15 (IANS): An incessant downpour battered Kerala again on Wednesday resulting in 19 more deaths and further destruction, forcing the authorities […]

Nagaland CM calls for lasting peace to bolster state’s economy

Nagaland CM calls for lasting peace to bolster state’s economy

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio (File Photo)   Integration of contiguous Naga inhabited areas ‘legitimate and democratic right,’ says Rio   Kohima, August 15 (IANS): Thousands of people across Nagaland on Wednesday celebrated the nation’s 72nd Independence Day amidst tight security, as Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio called for lasting peace to bolster the state’s economy. […]

Modi projects himself as impatient agent of change ahead of 2019

Modi projects himself as impatient agent of change ahead of 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the honour guard during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   Announces space mission, health & other schemes   New Delhi, August 15 (IANS):  Setting the stage for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday projected himself […]

Human-made disaster or natural disaster in Kohima? KVYO asks

Human-made disaster or natural disaster in Kohima? KVYO asks

A landslide caused by incessant rains recently at Naga Bazaar area, Kohima.  (DIPR File Photo: For representational purposes only )    Appeals CM to ‘save Kohima City’   Kohima, August 13 (MExN): Are the disasters unfolding in Nagaland State natural or human made? Joining more voices reflected in The Morung Express Poll published on Sunday, August 12, […]

Kiphire still facing shortage of essential commodities

Kiphire still facing shortage of essential commodities

A view of Kiphire Town (Morung File Photo)   Morung Express News Kiphire | August 13   The Kiphire District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting was successfully conducted at Deputy Commissioner’s Office conference hall, Kiphire on August 13. Minister for Soil & water Conservation, Geology & Mining, Kashiho, who is the DPDB Chairman, presided […]

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