North-East

  • NSS-Unit Patkai Christian College special camp conducted
    Dimapur, February 14 (MExN): The NSS-Unit, Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) conducted a special camp from January 31 to February 6, under the theme “Environment Care”. The camp was inaugurated by H. Epao, Principal of the College. In his inaugural speech, Epao encouraged the members of NSS to keep the campus scraps free, hygienic and healthy, absorb themselves in innovative and constructive social work, and to serve the people. Bendangnungsang, Programme Officer, NSS,
  • ARWWA Vice Chairman visits orphanage
    Dimapur, February 14 (MExN): Major General, R. K Lakhanpal, Additional Director General Assam Rifles is on four days visit to ARTC&S with effect from February 9. A press note received here informed that during the visit his wife Madhu Lakhanpal, Vice Chairman ARWWA honoured the abode of the destitute living “Touch of Hope” orphanage situated at Sukhovi.   She interacted with the children living in the orphanage ranging from 03 years to 12 years of age.  S
  • REGION Briefs
    280 people availed free medical camp Dimapur, February 14 (MExN): 16 Assam Rifles under HQ 5 Sector Assam Rifles of IGAR (North) conducted a free medical and dental camp at Khonoma village and Mezoma village on January 8. Approximately, 280 people availed free medical services and medicines. A team comprising of doctor and dentist along with paramedical staff conducted the camp in which free health check-up and medicines were provided. Doctor & staff from Naga Hospital and Pub
  • SBI ATM opens today in Hunphun
    HUNPHUN | February 14 : The long cherished dream of having more banks and ATM booths in Hunphun (formerly Ukhrul) would be coming true on February 15th, 2011 with the opening of State Bank of India (SBI) branch with ATM at Somsai. According to the district administration sources, SBI started functioning at Somsai on February 3 last after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) officials visited SBI site and reportedly  give the final approval for opening of the currency chest. While talki
  • Barely 24-hrs away from deadline, Boboy’s life hangs
    IMPHAL | FEBRUARY 14 : Less than 24 hours away before the expiry of the deadline set by the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party-Military Council (KCP-MC) Taibanganba faction to deliver ransom money in exchange for the kidnapped AIRCEL employee, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the kidnapping of the employee has been fervently scrambling to establish truce between the kidnappers and AIRCEL. A memorandum has also been submitted to the chief minister for his immediate interventi
  • Moreh man conferred Award
    Imphal, February 14 (NNN): The prestigious Dr Ambedkar National Award 2011 has been conferred on V Shekar—resident of Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh—for his yeomen service in the field of social work particularly in the upliftment of the poor and the downtrodden.   The award was presented to V Shekar at New Delhi on February 11, 2011. He is the presidents of Tamil Sangam, Moreh; Sun Rise Youth Club, Moreh; Lions Club of Moreh; Chamber of Commerce, Moreh and the general
  • Manipur boy attacked in Haryana
    Dimapur, February 14 (MExN): A 20-years old boy from Manipur, working as a sales assistant at Pantaloon, Sahara Mall in Gurgaon in Haryana was attacked by three unknown persons on the night of February 13. He suffered fracture in the right hand and injury on the chest.  According to North East Support Centre & Helpline (NESCH), the victim (identity withheld) worked in Pantaloon, a high-end apparel brand. Pantaloon had special sales that ended yesterday. The victim left office
  • Votes for Konthoujam by-election cast, 90 percent turnout reported
    IMPHAL| FEBRUARY 14 : The fate of three candidates to be decided by 24,000 voters in the by-elections to Manipur's Konthoujam assembly constituency has been wrapped up with no major election related incidents reported from the 28 polling stations despite the fact that they were declared from hyper to moderately sensitive by the state election commissioner. The election commissioner earlier yesterday prohibited the visit of political leaders given the sensitive nature. 90 percent of the
  • Lions activities in NE not lagging behind
    KOHIMA, February 13 (NEPS): Lions Club International (LCI) is a proud voluntary and philanthropic organization today in the world having 1.33 million members in 206 countries in the world. Disclosing this in a function of Annual Official Visitation of Kohima Lions Club (KLC) held here at Hotel Japfu today, Lion Dr Animesh Baruah, District Governor, said the LCI had 45,700 clubs all over the world and further stated that India had the highest membership with 1.95 lakh members. Explainin
  • State Fire & Emergency Services: Media one sided
    Dimapur, February 13 (MExN): Reacting to criticism received after the recent fire that broke out at Chief Minister’s official residence at Kohima, the Fire & Emergency Services Department while appreciating the constructive criticism by the press, requested that in future, the media will not only be one-sided but also count the fire personnel and enquire about their response before going for publication, when such incident occurs.  “It is expected that the media wi
  • LEFI Special Evening with Dr. Joshua Daniel
    KOHIMA, FEBRUARY 13 (MExN): Hundreds of believers attended the Special Evening with Dr. Joshua Daniel, Global Evangelist of Laymen’s Evangelical Fellowship International which started this evening at State Academy Hall, Kohima. Bringing his message, he said that our job as Christians is to show Jesus. Stating that “if Jesus is hid, there will be no peace in your family, our churches will be entertainment halls, and there will be no hope for you and me”, he urged the c
  • Imchen to grace Sekrenyi celebration at Mkg
    Kohima, February 13 (MExN): Minister for home Imkong L. Imchen will grace the first Sekrenyi -cum- cultural celebration under the aegis of Tenyimi Students’ Union, Mokokchung (TSUM) on February 26 at Mokokchung Town Hall under the theme “Our Culture, Our Identity.” The programme will start from 10:30 am onwards. Kedoroko Casavi will chair the function while presidential address will be delivered by Heutwalung James Hau. Greetings will be shared by Tol Pucho while Keso
  • India’s eastern most only rainforest on festive mode
    Guwahati | February 13 : Any reason is good enough for a festival in India. Jeypore perhaps beats them all – for being India’s only wet evergreen rainforest with the most species of wildcats. Jeypore Reserve Forest, part of the 111 sq km Dehing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, is sited 60 km southeast of this eastern Assam town. It is one of a troika of Indian rainforests, the other two being Silent Valley in Kerala and the Andaman Islands.But Jeypore, says DFO Anurag Singh, is i
  • Medical camp at Thanamier conducted
    Dimapur, February 13 (MExN): A free medical camp was organized by 7 Assam Rifles under 5 Sector Assam Rifles of IGAR (North) at Thanamier village of Kiphire District from February 4 to 6.  A press note issued by the AR informed that a team comprising of two doctors and para medical staff from the unit conducted the three-day camp in the remote area in close proximity to the international border. A few surrounding villages like Penkin were also covered and 352 patients were examine
  • Forsaken by govt, villagers decide to fight for justice
    Imphal, February 13(NNN): Fighting on with grits and determination against alleged government apathy to their water plight, Thungcheng Youth Club (TYU) of Chandel’s Thungcheng village has expressed incidence of grubby nexus between government engineering officials and chairman of the area chief association. HT Walngam, chairman of Western Valley Chief Association, had clarified in some local newspaper on Feb 4 last that the reservoir tank constructed at Thungcheng village is unde
  • NPF aim: Acceptable solution to Indo-Naga political issues
    Dimapur, February 12 (MExN): The working president of the Naga People’s Front (NPF), Apong Pongener has stated that the aims and objectives of the NPF is to bring acceptable solution to the Indo-Naga political issues, “to bring peace to our land and to work for unity and integrity of the Naga people by integrating all contagious Naga inhabited areas under one administrative roof”.He said that in his message at various meetings with party workers in Kiphire, Tuensang a
  • REGION Briefs
    Laymen’s EFI meeting from today Dimapur, February 12 (MExN): The Laymen’s Evangelical Fellowship International will hold Special Evening Meetings at State Academy Hall, Kohima from February 13-15 with Global Evangelist, Dr. Joshua Daniel as the Speaker. In this regard, it has invited everyone to come and be part of it. The Fellowship also telecasts God's word in Naga Cable and Central Cable, Multi Channel and Crystal Cable every Sunday from 8:00-8:30 am and 6:00-6:30 pm res
  • Dmr police arrests four
    Dimapur, February 12 (MExN): A mobile patrol party of Dimapur police on February 10 caught two extortionists from NRL petrol station, NH 29.The Superintendent of Police (SP), Dimapur in a press note informed that the extortionist were identified as Hoshito Chishi (34 years) , s/o Khezevi of Khermito village, Zunheboto and Akai Zhimo (26 years), S/o Kashito of Setami village, Zunheboto. The accused were arrested while threatening and forcibly demanding money and the vehicle documents fr
  • Arms dealers apprehended
    Dimapur, February 12 (MExN): The personnel of 164 Inf Bn (TA) (H&H) NAGA apprehended three arms runners near Oriya Basti, Walford Colony in  Dimapur on February 12. The PRO of IGAR (N) in a press note informed that one AK rifle and one SLR rifle with ammunition were recovered from the arrested men. Moreover, a Maruti Van used for transshipping these weapons was also impounded and handed over to the East Police Station, Dimapur.
  • BJP pays tribute to Deendayal Upadhayay
    Dimapur, February 12 (MExN): The Nagaland State BJP unit observed the 43rd anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhayay on February 11 at its party head office in Dimapur. Speaking on the occasion the state president  M.Chuba Ao stated that Deendayal Upadhyaya was one of the founders of the forerunner of the BJP, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951, and led the party from 1953 to 1968, stated a press note issued by the BJP spokesman.It also stated that Upadhyaya firmly believed that the