North-East

  • REGION Briefs
    Scientists to replace cement with clayNew Delhi, March 1 (AGENCIES): Imagine clay replacing building material like cement, metal, wood and plastic in the near future! Scientists are working to use Bentonite, a certain clay, to make sturdy, new-age construction material that is sustainable and eco-friendly. Found only in four states in India-Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir-bentonite is also edible and is undergoing trials to remove pollutants from air and water. R
  • Nukhu for chemist post in art & culture dept for State Museum
    Kohima | February 28 : Lamenting over the acute shortage of manpower in the field of chemistry, civil engineering and food technology in the state, Deo Nukhu, advisor science & technology, NER, art & culture today encouraged the students to pursue such lines in keeping with the requirement in this advanced and modern society. “We are badly in need of master degree in chemistry” he said and cited its importance in preserving documents and papers among the others.Nukh
  • Jotsoma Eco-Tourism Centre road closed from today
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): The vehicular road to Jotsoma Eco-Tourism Centre at Puliebadze will be closed for about 10 days. The convenor of Jotsoma Nature Conservation and Eco-Tourism Trust has informed in a press release recieved here today that the road will be closed to the public due to construction works, which will start from March 1.
  • IMFL and contraband ganja confiscated
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): The Dimapur police personnel seized a consignment of about 150 cases of IMFL from a truck bearing R/No NL 01D9138 on February 27, which was intercepted, from NRL Petrol Pump area on NH 29.The Additional Superintendent of Police, Dimapur in a press note has informed that the driver and the co-driver of the truck were arrested  and handed over to the East Police Station, Dimapur and a case has been registered against them.The accused were identified as R
  • 'Cancel Jamabandi within village'
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): The chairman & head village chief, Industrial village Razhuphe, Dimapur, T.L Angami has reported that some outsiders trespassed into the village land with Jamabandi and threatened some of the villagers to leave their land. In a note addressed to the E.A.C (Rev), office of the D.C Dimapur, T.L Angami requested the former to cancel such Jamabandi which were issued over the Village land, for the interest of the justice of law and allow his villagers to liv
  • ‘Women are not fighting for equality with men’
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): The Nagaland Women Commission(NWC) has successfully conducted sub-division level women seminar with the theme “Towards a new horizon” at Pughoboto in Zunheboto district on February 18 and Tuli under Mokokchung district on February 25 with the co-ordination of Sumi Totimi Hoho and Watsü Mundang respectively.In her keynote addressed at both the seminars, NWC Chairperson Sano Vamuzo stressed the need for Naga women to know their rights and pri
  • Farewell to outgoing Chief Information Commissioner
    DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 28 (MExN): State Information Commissioner of Nagaland Rev. Dr. Pongsing Konyak has lauded the effort of outgoing Chief Information Commissioner P. Talitemjen Ao, IAS (Retd) describing him as a “clean officer, man of integrity, honesty and God fearing”. “Being so the entire Naga people have trust and confidence in you. We have seen with our own eyes that you are such a person and what a privilege it is for us to be working with you”, stated a fa
  • Kidnapped 10-year-old boy released
    Imphal | February 28 : The proposed 24-hour bandh in Sadar Hills area of Senapati district from midnight today called by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed against the kidnapping of a minor non-local from Saparmaina has been called off following his release by the captors.Sagar Prashad, son of a hardware merchant Suresh Prashad, a class 9 student of KT higher secondary school in Kangpokpi was kidnapped reportedly by a militant group on February 19 from Sapermaina in Senapati distr
  • Custodial torture leads to death of an “innocent”
    IMPHAL, FEBRUARY 28 (NNN) : In a blatant violation of human rights endemic to the State of Manipur, a civilian has succumbed today to his “custodial torture” injury inflicted by the police. Condemning the inhuman act of the police, the local MLA N Mangi said that anti social minded police who have tarnished the image of the men in uniform must be rooted out of the society in order that people may live in peace and security. The convulsive incident happened in Kumbi Nap
  • Pistols seized in Mizoram
    AIZAWL, FEBRUARY 28 (NNN) : In a joint operation, Mizoram police and Assam Rifles seized 3 unlicenced pistols. According to police sources, two point 22 pistols were seized on Sunday morning from C. Lalrinkima, 36, a resident of Champhai Vengthlang. His wife, Lalawmpuii who is believed to have involved in the clandestine arm running was also picked up by the police for interrogation.In another successful haul, the joint team also seized an unlicenced 9 mm pistol from Ningsiamniangi, 25
  • Naga women in South appeal parties to the reconciliation process
    DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 28 (MExN): Naga Women Union (NWU) today said no “Naga Political party” should opt out of the Naga reconciliation process.  “The NWU fully supports the FNR (Forum for Naga Reconciliation) and the High Level meeting and let no party opt out from the commitment given to the Nagas,” said Aram Pamei, President, NWU. The union said no Naga Political party should withdraw from the process, when Nagas are fully committed to build a future. “
  • NEWS FILE
    Rotary Club Dimapur observes peace dayDimapur, February 28 (MExN): The Rotary Club of Dimapur observed 106th Rotary Birthday Celebration and World Understanding and Peace Day Celebration at Rotary Centre, Midland, Dimapur. The guest speaker was Rev. Candid Sareo. Candid Sareo, Public Relations Officer at Patkai Christian College for the last 26 years. Rtn. Surinder Anand spoke on Rotary India to arrange 5000 Heart Surgeries for poor kids. Rtn. Manoj Kumar Jain on Rotary History and rel
  • Rev Clark’s contribution towards Ao literature
    Rev. C.Walu Walling, ABAM Literature & Education Secretary, pronouncing a prayer with the original manuscript of the Ao Naga Dictionary compiled by Rev.Dr.EW Clarck in 1911. After 100 years of its first publication, ABAM is set to release the Second Edition of the dictionary on November 18, 2011, during the next ABAM Conference. (Morung Photo) Mokokchung | February 27 : The first Christian missionary to the Ao Nagas, American Rev.Dr.EW Clark, was also the first person to compi
  • LKM deliberates on various issues
    Dimapur, February 27 (MExN): The Langpangkong Range Students’ Conference (LKM) held an Executive cum consultative meeting with seniors, at Asangma village on February 26, where several issues pertaining to the forthcoming 30th LKM General Conference cum Tournament to be hosted by the Asangma village and other important issues relating to Langpangkong Range as a whole were discussed.A press note received here today issued by its president Moatemsu Imsong and general secretary Tosh
  • Seminar on all-round self development
    Programme administrator, Sarita Sharma of TGF is seen interacting with the participants during the seminar. (Morung Photo) DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 27 (MExN): A seminar on the subject matter: ‘How To Live a Fearless life’ was organised by the Tej Gyan Foundation (TGF) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club and Maple Society, Chumukedima on Sunday, February 27. The seminar, particularly targeted at the youths was conducted at the office of the Maple Society, Chumukedima. Prog
  • STATE News in Brief
    Teachers' recruitment examination rescheduled Dimapur, February 27 (DIPR): The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mon, Sarah R Ritse informs to all concern that as per the direction of the Government, the Teachers Recruitment Examination has been rescheduled to February 28 at Government Higher Secondary School, Mon. All candidates are requested to set for the recruitment examination as rescheduled above.  ZTC bans ‘gutkha’Dimapur, February 27 (MExN): The Zunheboto Town Co
  • 'Stop selling adulterated oil'
    Dimapur, February 27 (MExN): The Dimapur Municipal Council, Dimapur has directed “Petroleum Pump Dealers” in Dimapur to "stop selling adulterated oil". A press note issued by DMC’s chief executive officer Nikhashe Sema stated: “…it has been brought to notice of the undersigned that there has been practice of selling adulterated petrol, diesel and SK Oil by the Petroleum Pump Dealers in Dimapur which is illegal and against the norms. Hence, all su
  • 1 AR donates sintex tanks to Pesao village
    Dimapur, February 27  (MExN): The 1 Assam Rifles has inaugurated two Sintex tanks of 5000 litre capacity each, at Pesao Village, Mon district on February 16 last. The project was executed by 1 Assam Rifles, as part of DGAR Civic Action Proj under the aegis of Headquarter 7 Sector Assam Rifles. A press note issued by Lt Col RP Velu, PRO, IGAR (N) stated that the people of Pesao village expressed their heartfelt gratitude to 1 Assam Rifles for doing a magnificent job and completing
  • Project ‘Miles of Smiles’ inaugurated
    Dimapur, February 27 (MExN): Project Miles of Smiles 7 Sector AR Mother & Child preventive oral health care initiative was inaugurated by Lt. Gen Rameshwar Roy, UYSM, AVSM,YSM, DGAR along with Luxmi Roy, president ARWWA in presence of Maj. Gen. Sandeep Singh ,AVSM, SM, VSM, IGAR (N),Brig H. S.Faujdar ,Commander 7 Sector AR and Raje Faujdar, President ARWWA 7 Sect AR. A press note issued by Lt Col RP Velu, PRO, IGAR (N) stated that during the inaugural speech Capt Abhishek Mishra, O
  • 154 Military General Hospital conducts med camp at Mima
    In this photograph released to the media, Capt Khushboo (Right) of 154 Military General Hospital examines a patient at the free medical camp at Mima village. Kohima, February 27 (MExN): A medical camp was conducted today by the Military General Hospital for the Civil Fraternity of Mima village today. The free medical camp was organized under the aegis of Spear Corps and the Formidable Fifty Six Army formation, as part of the health-care activities, under the ongoing military civic