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Memorial in honour of Naga Labour Corps unveiled

Kohima, April 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezitsu on Friday unveiled a memorial monolith in honour of the Naga Labour Corps that was raised exactly 100 years ago and sent out to France to take part in the First World War. The monolith was erected in a hillock opposite the Red Cross Building in the heart of Kohima, which itself was the scene of one of the greatest battl...

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Dimapur-Kohima road 4-laning to boost food processing units in Nagaland

Kohima, April 21 (IANS) Food processing units in Nagaland will get a boost with the completion of four-laning of the Dimapur-Kohima stretch of National Highway 39, said an official on Friday. The state government is of the view that the completion of the Dimapur-Kohima stretch of NH 39 -- constructed by the National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation -- will also enable the ...

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Government may extend central aid to spur private investments in housing: Naidu

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that to promote private investments in affordable housing on a large scale, his ministry is considering to extend central assistance. The assistance would be to the tune of Rs 1.50 lakh per eligible beneficiary belonging to the economically weaker section under the projects tak...

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Human resource only asset through which Nagas can progress: CM

Kohima, April 20 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Thursday emphasised that human resource development is the only asset through which the Nagas can progress. Though there are many areas which need to be developed, the first and foremost priority for the Nagas should be focused on human resource development, he said addressing the 15th Annual Literary Day of the Nag...

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Government extends ceasefire with NSCN-R, NSCN-NK till 2018

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The government has extended the ceasefire with two Naga armed groups -- National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation (NSCN-R) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland NSCN-Nekpao-Kithovi (NSCN-NK) -- till April 27, 2018, it was announced on Tuesday. The decision was taken during a meeting between Home Ministry officials and the Ceasefire Supervisory Boa...

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Government extends ceasefire with NSCN-R till 2018

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The government has extended the ceasefire with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation (NSCN-R) till April 27, 2018, it was announced on Tuesday. The decision was taken during a meeting between Home Ministry officials and the Ceasefire Supervisory Board of the NSCN-R here. Government and the NSCN-R have mutually decided to extend the ceas...

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Central team assesses flood, landslides damages in Nagaland

Kohima, April 17 (IANS) A five-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) on Monday visited Nagaland for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in the wake of floods and landslides in the state during 2016, a official statement said. The central team along with the Nagaland State Disaster Management Association officials also briefed Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on how the ...

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Genomic boost to protect Assam's muga silkworm

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A snapshot of the muga silkworm genome decoded by Indian scientists offers vital clues for imparting disease-resistance to help conserve the economically important insect which spins the distinctive golden yellow fabric synonymous with Assam. Bioengineering Research Laboratory (BERL) at IIT-Guwahati, in collaboration with the Central Silk Board (CSB) has, for the...

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Interstate drug cartel's kingpin held

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A kingpin of a drug cartel which used to supply drugs in Delhi and adjoining states and who was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, has been arrested, police said on Sunday. Police said the accused, identified as Nazir Hussain of Assam, was arrested from Anand Vihar railway station in east Delhi on Friday evening, on a tip off, as he was coming from Guw...

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Easter Sunday celebrated in northeast

Aizawl/Kohima, April 16 (IANS) Christians in most parts of the northeast with traditional pomp and gaiety celebrated the Easter Sunday signifying Jesus Christ's victory over death after his crucifixion to redeem the world. Accompanied by men, women and children dressed with vivid traditional attires, band parties of different corps of the Salvation Army woke the populace of several north...

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Good Friday observed in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram

Shillong, April 14 (IANS) With fasts and day-long prayer services in churches, Christians in the Christian-majority states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram observed the occasion of Good Friday. Marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, faithful of the Roman Catholic Church took out a procession to the Calvary in towns and villages of the three states. Good Friday is of great sig...

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Digital India Day exempted in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram

Shillong, April 13 (IANS) The Modi government on Thursday exempted the Digital India Day to be held on Friday in the Christian-majority states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram on account of Good Friday, an official said. In a letter to the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram, Niti Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant said on account of Good Friday the state governm...

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'States not serious on protecting street vendors' rights'

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Most states of the country are not serious about implementing the act meant to protect street vendors' rights and top defaulters include Gujarat and Nagaland, a leading think-tank said in a report here on Wednesday. The Street Vendors Act Compliance (SVAC) Index 2017, published by Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society (CCS), took stock of 23 states across the co...

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Holding of Digital India Day on Good Friday opposed

Shillong, April 12 (IANS) The Centre's decision to observe 'Digital India Day' on April 14, the day Good Friday will be observed, was on Wednesday opposed in various quarters in Meghalaya and Nagaland. Prayers, penance and fasting are held on Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. The ruling Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government ha...

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Cabinet approves measures to enhance oil palm cultivation

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modim on Wednesday approved measures such as relaxation of land ceiling limit, revision of norms of assistance in order to increase oil palm area and production in the country, a cabinet communique said. The government approved relaxation in restrictions for providing assistance to cultivation in more than 2...

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Telangana to pass legislation for Muslim quota on April 16

Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) A special session of Telangana Assembly will be held on April 16 to pass a legislation to increase quota for Muslims and tribals, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced on Wednesday. He said the percentage of enhanced quota will be decided by the state Cabinet at a meeting on April 15. After passing the bill, which will take the overall reservati...

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Nagaland won't promote Digital Payment on Good Friday

Kohima, April 12 (IANS) The Democratic Alliance of Nagaland government will not join any activity relating to promotion of Digital Payment on Good Friday, Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar said on Wednesday. He said the central government was organising the Mega Draw and Digi Dhan on April 14 for promotion of Digital Payment in 100 cities across India. The list does not include Nagala...

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ST panel takes up AIIMS doctor's sack in nurse's death

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The National Commission for the Scheduled Tribes has decided to take up with the AIIMS authorities the issue of a resident doctor's sacking over a pregnant staff nurse's death during treatment. The commission has called for a joint sitting with the AIIMS authorities and the doctor whose services were terminated on April 19. The commission said it has received ...

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Act suo motu on prosecutors' appointments under POSCO, SC tells HCs

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed Chief Justices of 11 High Courts to act suo motu for the appointment of independent public prosecutors in special courts hearing cases of sexual abuse of children under the POCSO Act. A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul gave the directions on a petition by law...

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Heavy rain disrupts life in Manipur

Imphal, April 6 (IANS) Six days of heavy rain in Manipur has breached portions of National Highway 37 and uprooted trees and electric poles in many areas. Reports of minor landslides have also comes in, but there was no human casualty, authorities said. Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar on Thursday distributed some consumer items to inmates of a relief camp at Langol within his Uripok co...

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