India

  • Keneilhounuo wins extempore speech competition
    Kohima, April 16 (DIPR): The Kohima District Planning & Development Board organized a district level extempore speech competition for the Government High Schools under Kohima district on April 15. The programme was held at DC’s Conference hall, Kohima with Parliamentary Secretary, Horticulture, R. Khing as the chief guest. The chief guest gave away the first prize to Keneilhounuo from Government High School, Sechu Zubza who had spoken on ‘Internet and its advantages.
  • Fourth batch of EDP conducted
    Dimapur, April 16 (MExN):  The 4th batch of Entrepreneurship Development Programme was sponsored by the Department of Industries and Commerce, government of Nagaland. 40 unemployed youth of Nagaland from Tuensang and Kiphire district participated at the Training conducted by IIE at Urban Haat Dimapur, which concluded on April 15, 2011. A press note issued by G. Panmei, assistant coordinator, EDP Urban Haat Dimapur informed that at the programme, various government Department of KV
  • To pump up brand, VIP ‘bags’ John Abraham
    Mumbai, April 16 (Agencies):  VIP Industries has roped in Bollywood hunk John Abraham as brand ambassador to re-launch Skybags. But this time, the 1993-born brand’s re-launch is targeting a defined 25-35-year-old target group of professionals with an eye for style. A high-decibel campaign, including television, will go on air for the first time for Skybags, starting this weekend.Speaking to Business Line, Mr Manish Vyas, Vice-President - Marketing, VIP Industries, said, R
  • SBI condoles
    Dimapur, April 16 (MExN): The SBI Staff Association of North East Circle expressed shock at the sudden demise of Swapan Kumar Das on April 11. Late das had a cardiac arrest at Amrit Hospital Calcutta while on his trip to under LFC with family. The Association in a condolence message stated that comrade Swapn Kumar Das was a soft spoken and kind hearted person. He was born on January 2, 1958 and joined the bank in the year 1979 as clerk on November 2. He was promoted to the post of Seni
  • Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations in Nagaland
    Dimapur, April 15 (MExN): The 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore will be celebrated in the state on May 27 and 28, at Dimapur and June 4, at Kohima. While paying tribute to the noted literateur and nobel peace prize winner on his 150th birth anniversary, several activities such as poetry competition, drawing competition, choir competition, extempore competition, cultural competition, essay competition, documentaries & workshops, cultural performances, ̵
  • HIV & AIDS advocacy programme at Longchem
    Dimapur, April 15 (MExN): One day advocacy programme on HIV and AIDS will be held on August 10, organised by the Care & Support Society, Mokokchung and supported by Nagaland Legislators’ Forum on AIDS (LFA). The programme will be held at Zulutemba Memorial Hall, Longchem with Er. T. Saku Aier, Parliamentary Secretary for Housing & Sericulture as the guest speaker. The programme includes topics on scenario on HIV/AIDS - Makshi, District Program Officer, DAPCU Mokokchung, I
  • SC asks Satyam to give Rs. 617 cr bank guarantee in tax dispute
    New Delhi, April 15 (PTI): The Supreme Court today directed Mahindra Satyam to make its presentation before the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) relating to its tax dispute within two weeks, and also asked it to furnish a bank guarantee of Rs. 617 crore by April 25.  “Within two weeks the petitioner company (Mahindra Satyam) would file a comprehensive petition making its representation before CBDT giving all requisite information for re-assessment of income for year 2003
  • Key stakeholders attend campaign on HIV and AIDS
    Dimapur, April 15 (MExN): The Advocacy Campaign on HIV and AIDS with the key stakeholders of Tamlu Sub Division was held on April 13 at Tamlu Town by the NNP+ in partnership with Yingli Mission Society with support from Legislators’ Forum on HIV and AIDS, Nagaland under the theme “Together we can!” NNP+ President, Chongtie Shiu in a press release informed that the programme was chaired by Chuphe Phom, Programme Manager, TI, Yingli Mission Society, Tamlu, welcome note
  • Training imparted on effective utilization of fish products
    Phek, April 15 (DIPR): Two-day training on value added fish product began at Phek on April 14, organized by District Fishery Department, Phek in commemoration of the Year of Entrepreneur. Womenfolk from all walks of life such as NGOs, SHGs, Societies, women leaders and church leaders are attending the two-day training. The trainees are being imparted with effective utilization of fish products, teaching them the techniques of ready-to-serve or ready-to-cook process and value added conv
  • Peren DPDB meeting conducted
    Peren, April 15 (DIPR): The monthly meeting of the Peren District Planning and Development Board was held under the Chairmanship of Minister Planning & Co-ordination & Vety., & AH, T.R. Zeliang at Baudi Hall Jalukie on April  13. The Board discussed the following new agenda during the meeting: Construction of Horticulture link road at Old Jalukie Village was recommended and endorsed to Horticulture Department for necessary action; Up-gradation of GMS Samziuram to Gover
  • India has exam system, not education system: CNR Rao’
    MUMBAI, April 14 (Agencies): In the thick of the entrance exam season, a furious dispatch to the Prime Minister from his own scientific adviser has termed such tests as one big menace. Strongly recommending an immediate halt to the system of sitting for a pile of exams, C N R Rao, who heads the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (SACPM), said in a letter sent last week that the American method of holding one national exam before joining university is the way. Putting it
  • India’s nuke plants to get additional safety features: NPCIL chief SK Jain
    New Delhi, April 14 (PTI): Following the submission of the report by the four Task Forces set up by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), India’s nuclear plants are all set to get additional safety features including advance alert mechanism for Tsunami and additional shore protection measures, to add water to the reactors to deal with over heating of the core, a condition that led to the disastrous Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.In addition to this, the Spe
  • ‘Pawar statement ‘taken out of context’
    New Delhi, april 14 (Agencies): With her latest statement about Union Agriculture Minister and senior NCP leader Sharad Pawar controlling the controversial DB Realty stoking a political storm, corporate lobbyist Niira Radia on Thursday went into the damage control mode by saying that the statement was taken out of context. Radia’s PR firm, Vaishnavi Corporate Communications issued her first official reaction post revelation in which she said, “The reports are a diversionary
  • Anna Hazare makes it to the tourism circuit
    New Delhi, April 14 (Agencies): The unprecedented success of Anna Hazare’s ‘India Against Corruption’ campaign has put his model village Ralegansiddhi, near Pune, on the must-visit list of the “enlightened”. Ever since he came back from Delhi after forcing the Centre to agree to redrafting the Lokpal Bill, a large of number people have been heading to the village to meet the revolutionary man and understand the Gandhian’s development model, that has
  • India yet to ratify UN convention against corruption
    NEW DELHI, April 11 (TNN): India stands out as one of the few countries in the world that have not acceded to the UN convention against corruption. This convention, which came into force in 2005, has 140 countries on its list. India, which regularly battles corruption of mammoth proportions, is not.India signed the convention in 2005 but the UPA government, particularly the department of personnel and training (DoPT), has steadfastly refused to ratify it. Over the years, MEA (which is
  • Israeli travellers to India warned of possible terror attack
    JERUSALEM, April 11 (PTI): Israel’s counter-terrorism bureau has warned Israelis travelling to India and some other countries of a possible terror attack which can target them and Jewish facilities during the ‘Passover’ festival holidays. “Due to what is happening in the Gaza Strip (where violence has escalated between Israelis and Palestinians), terrorists intend to carry out attacks against Israelis and against Jewish targets abroad” during holidays for
  • Furore over Sibal’s remarks on Lokpal Bill
    New Delhi, April 11 (PTI): Controversy dogged the Joint Committee set up to draft an effective Lok Pal even before it starts its work with Gandhian Anna Hazare on Monday asking HRD Minister Kapil Sibal to resign from the panel “if he feels nothing will come out of this institution.” His colleagues in the campaign for a strong Lok Pal Bill, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal, also slammed Mr. Sibal, who, however, denied having made any such statement and that he was with Mr. Haz
  • ‘RTI is a tool for common man’
    Dimapur, April 11 (MExN): One-day training programme on Right to Information Act 2005 was conducted at Calvary Baptist Church, Phezhu, Jotsoma on April 9. The participants numbering 50 were NGOs and Church Youth members from eight Western Angami villages. The resource persons for the day were L.Youdang Jamir, joint director & PIO, ATI and Dr. Hovithal N.Sothu, state coordinator (Disaster Management) and nodal officer, RTI.Speaking in the brief inaugural program, Dr.Hovithal N.Sothu
  • EGoM to finalise food security bill on April 25
    New Delhi, April 10 (PTI): The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) is likely to finalise the much-awaited draft of the food security bill at its meeting on April 25, even as the issue related to the number of poor households remains unresolved. According to a formula being worked by EGoM for sharing the subsidy, the centre would bear the burden of providing cheaper foodgrain to 8.1 crore poor households, while the states would chip in for another 2.9 crore households.“The EGoM on
  • Anna to tour India, thanks youth for support
    Indian activist Anna Hazare, 73, displays to his supporters a government notification after breaking his hunger strike in New Delhi, April 9. (AP Photo) NEW Delhi, April 9 (Agencies): Social acivist Anna Hazare has said he would tour the entire country to campaign against corruption and promised to continue his fight after breaking his 97-hour hunger fast. He also had a word of thanks for the youth. “I have broken the fast today (Saturday) because the government has fulfille