• Phek district on the threshold of ending plastic menace, and it’s all community effort
    (Top) Youths engaged in making paper bags in Phek town. (Bottom) Samples of paper bags produced by PTYS. (Morung Photo)   Atono Tsukrü Phek | September 19 Community is a powerful word. When they come together for a common cause, great things can happen. A great example is an initiative in Phek town undertaken by the citizens of its eleven colonies under the umbrella of Phek Town Youth Society (PTYS) to join the war on banning single-use plastic. Their initiati
  • Nagaland single-use plastic ban to come into force from today
    Cloth bags replace single-use plastic bags at Popular Bakery in Dimapur. Total ban on single-use plastics comes into force in Dimapur from September 18. (Morung Photo)    Dimapur traders welcome move; however raise concerns on alternatives    Kanili Kiho Dimapur | September 17 With the statewide total ban on single use plastics to come into force on September 18, Dimapur today saw a mixed bag of expressions as most shoppers hurried on with their da
  • Is it mistaken to tag Nagaland earthquake prone?
    A seismic data plot of earthquakes epicentred in Nagaland recorded since 1943.  (By Dr. Watinaro Imsong courtesy the USGS Earthquake Catalogue and International Seismological Centre)    Geologists says seismic data indicate low epicentral earthquake activity    Imkong Walling Dimapur | September 15 Nagaland state is generally regarded as a place prone to earthquakes. The north-eastern region of India, of which Nagaland is a part, according to
  • Nadal defies inspired Medvedev in five-set epic to win U.S. Open
    Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the championship trophy after beating Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports   NEW YORK, September 9 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal survived a heroic Daniil Medvedev fightback to claim an epic 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 win and a fourth U.S. Open title on Sunday, moving within on
  • Bianca Andreescu fends off Serena Williams comeback to win U.S. Open
    Sept 7, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA;  Bianca Andreescu of Canada with the US Open championship trophy after beating Serena Williams of the USA in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports   NEW YORK, September 8 (Reuters) - Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a hard-hitting and nerve-jangling 6
  • Game-changer JioFiber rolls out, plans start from Rs 699
    Reliance Jio commercial launch, broadband plans announced(Reliance Jio) Reliance Jio commercial launch, broadband plans announced(Reliance Jio)   Mumbai, September 5 (IANS) Set to create massive ripples in the growing digital streaming and video-on-demand market, Reliance Jio on Thursday commercially rolled out its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service "JioFiber" across 1,600 cities in India where the users will have an integrated experience of broadband, on-demand entertain
  • Govt unveils mega PSU bank mergers to usher in NextGen Banks
    The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs,  Nirmala Sitharaman addressing a press conference, in New Delhi on August 30, 2019.  The Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Rajiv Kumar, the Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Sitanshu R. Kar and other dignitaries are also seen. (PIB Photo)   New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) The government on Friday announced the mega-merger of 10 PSU banks into four, where the Punjab National B
  • Trump cancels Denmark visit after PM says 'Greenland is not for sale'
    FILE PHOTO: Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 15, 2018. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo)   WASHINGTON, August 21  (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called off a visit to Denmark scheduled for early September after the country's prime minister rebuffed his idea of purchasing Greenland.   "Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Fred
  • Kiphire: Farmers re-defining rural economy
    Farmers selling indigenous vegetables at Organic Market in Kiphire. (Morung Photo)   P. Achumse Yingbithongrü Kiphire | August 11 Agriculture has been the backbone of rural economy and a source of income generation for rural farmers as nearly 60% of the population depends on agriculture. However it hasn’t contributed as expected to the state’s economy due to lack of proper district wise market for local farmers, though the demand for local indigenous product rem
  • SC moved for relaxation in journalists' movement in Valley
    Indian security forces personnel patrol a deserted street during restrictions after the government scrapped special status for Kashmir, in Srinagar on August 9. (REUTERS/Danish Ismail)   In the plea, Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, has sought directions for an enabling environment for journalists to practice their profession freely in Jammu and Kashmir   New Delhi, August  10 (IANS):  The Supreme Court has been moved seeking dire
  • Addictive drug ‘Yaba’ makes entry into Nagaland
    Representative Image: Two Yaba tablet (The Madness Drug) on a golden paper of cigarette are seen in this file photo reportedly taken somewhere in Bangladesh. A 1000 Taka note is blurred behind. (Photo Courtesy: Labib Ittihadul/Flicker CC 2.0 License)   'Madness drug' is reportedly popular among college students   Atono Tsükrü Kohima | August 9 A new type of drug called ‘Yaba’ is said to have made an entry into the state, and is reportedly becoming larg
  • 'Marry fair Kashmiri women now’: BJP MLA after Article 370 repeal
    Residents cross a street during restrictions in Srinagar, August 5, 2019. (REUTERS/Danish Ismail Photo)   In a video clip that has gone viral on the social media, the lawmaker from Khatauli was seen speaking at a function organized on Tuesday to celebrate the revoking of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.   Muzaffarnagar, August 7 (IANS):  In a shocking incident, BJP MLA Vikram Saini from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district has stated that party wo
  • Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away
    File Photo: Sushma Swaraj poses inside her office in New Delhi on May 28, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer/Files)   NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6 (IANS/AGENCIES):  Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died at the AIIMS here on Tuesday night following cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 67.   The veteran BJP leader was brought to AIIMS in a critical condition but soon passed away, the sources said.   Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, P
  • Mary Kom wins gold medal in style ahead of World Championships
    MC Mary Kom. Photograph: Boxing Federation/Twitter   New Delhi, July 28 (PTI) Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom claimed the gold medal without breaking a sweat in the 23rd President's Cup, asserting her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia on Sunday. The Olympic bronze medallist pugilist decimated Australian April Franks 5-0. The 36-year-old Indian had also won a gold medal at the India Open boxing tournament in May, but skipped
  • All taken off the stuck train, Mumbai region flooded
     In this handout photo provided by the Indian Navy, passengers are being rescued from the marroned Mahalaxmi Express train in Badlapur, Saturday, July 27, 2019. ( PTI Photo)   Mumbai/Thane, July 27 (IANS): Over 1,000 passengers, including nine pregnant women, on the Mahalaxmi Express which was stranded for nearly 18 hours in heavy flood waters, around 90 km from Mumbai, were rescued in a massive, multi-agency operations by Saturday afternoon, officials said. Centra
  • India urges Iran to free all its crew after nine released
    Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port, July 21, 2019. Picture taken July 21, 2019. Iran, Mizan News Agency/WANA Handout via REUTERS   NEW DELHI, July 27 (Reuters) - Iran has freed nine Indian crew members of a Panama-flagged tanker it seized this month, the Indian foreign ministry said on Saturday, and it appealed for the release of three remaining crew members held from the same ship. Dozens of Indian crew members on shi
  • Need to learn from India: Pakistanis on Chandrayaan-2
    New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India's successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission on July 22 earned appreciation from people from across the world including Pakistan, with many of them saying that India's achievement offers its neighbour an opportunity to learn. "Good step. They are far ahead of us in technology. Pakistan should learn from it," one person was seen as saying in a video of Lahore-based YouTuber Sana Amjad. On July 22, the Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elli
  • Assam CM to push for development of India-B'desh border
    Guwahati, July 27 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said he will approach the Central government to develop the India-Bangladesh border at Karimganj in line with the India-Pakistan border at Wagah to attract tourists as well as promote nationalistic sentiment.   The Chief Minister said this while speaking during a discussion on faster socio-economic development of the Barak valley as part of the Speaker's Initiative programme at the Assam Legislati
  • Dalai Lama inspires Sanford to donate $100mn
    Dharamsala, July 27 (IANS) Inspired by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's philosophy of compassion as a source of happiness, billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has donated $100 million to the University of California San Diego for the scientific research on empathy and compassion and to cultivate these qualities in doctors and healthcare professionals.   "I have been inspired by the work and teachings of the Dalai Lama, whose interest in the intersection wh
  • Fire and fury: With missile launch, North Korea shows ire at neighbour
    SEOUL, July 26 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's blistering criticism of South Korea as he oversaw his latest missile launch this week sparked new questions over the South's role in mediating a nuclear deal between the North and the United States, analysts said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been one of the most vocal proponents of engagement with the North, using last year's Winter Olympics to host its delegations and then meeting Kim at summits filled with fee