Education should not be earned just for the sake of obtaining a degree: Governor Acharya

KOHIMA, Oct 19 (NEPS): Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya  stated that education should not be earned just for the sake of obtaining a degree and highlighted the importance of education as a tool of progress. He was addressing the inaugural function of the two-day international seminar commemorating the birth centenary of L Biakliana, the first Mizo novelist at Government Saitual College in Mizoram on 18h October 2018 as the Chief Guest. The Governor urged for promoting the achievements of Mizo Read more [...]

Pope suggests he may be open to Kim’s Pyongyang invitation

Kim Jong-un’s overtures could pave way for first papal visit to North Korea, one of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent Pope Francis has indicated he may make an official visit to North Korea, one of the worst countries in the world for persecuting Christians, thousands of whom are incarcerated in labour camps. An invitation from the closed state’s leader, Kim Jong-un, was relayed to the pope by South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, Read more [...]

Delhi court takes cognisance of defamation case filed by ex-minister MJ Akbar against journalist over MeToo allegation

The former minister in his petition said journalsit Priya Ramani “intentionally put forward malicious, fabricated and salacious” allegations to harm the editor-turned-politician’s reputation. HT Correspondent Hindustan Times, New Delhi A Delhi court on Thursday agreed to hear the defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, who had accused him of sexual harassment. The Patiala House Court will examine statements of MJ Akbar and other Read more [...]

Search for Khashoggi’s remains extends to Saudi consul general’s residence

Turkish police sweep Mohammad al-Otaibi’s home and consular vehicles Bethan McKernan in Istanbul Floodlights and a drone have been deployed in the search of the Saudi consul general’s residence in Istanbul after Turkish investigators were finally allowed access to the property, where it is believed a Saudi hit squad sent to silence the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi disposed of his remains. The forensics team left the premises early on Thursday after conducting a nine hour-long sweep Read more [...]

Governor visiting Durga Mandirs

KOHIMA, Oct 17 (NEPS): Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya and his lady wife visited Durga Mandirs of the Hindu Navyuk Sangh, Durgabari and Gorkha Singhadevi Mandir on 16 October 2018 and the Durga Puja Committee Phesama, Shree Shree Durga Puja Committee Lerie, High School Durga Puja Committee and the Kohima Bazar Durga Puja Committee on 17 October at Kohima on the occasion of Durga Puja and Dussehra. Addressing the gathering, the Governor called on all to strive and build a world free from Read more [...]

Governor visits Bamboo Bazaar

KOHIMA, Oct 17 (NEPS): Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya made a surprise visit to the Bamboo Bazaar located at below PHQ, PR Hill junction at Kohima on 17 October 2018. The Governor made a tour of the Bamboo Bazaar which provides an accessible, standard, space-utilizing, and comfortable place for local farmers and garden-tenders to sell their produce. He interacted with the vendors and also bought vegetables and other blacksmith products during his visit to the bazaar. Read more [...]

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Country becomes second and largest with legal national marijuana marketplace 'I've never been this excited in my life': First people buy cannabis legally in Canada – video Associated Press in Toronto The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions Read more [...]

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project moving at the pace of a commuter train

At the current rate of land acquisition, the bullet train built with Japan’s ‘Shinkansen’ technology risks missing its 2023 completion target. Bloomberg A year after the project was kicked off, only 0.9 hectares of land have been acquired out of the 1,400 hectares needed, according to the government company leading the project. The $15 billion facility, the highlight of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive to upgrade infrastructure, is facing resistance from farmers unhappy with the Read more [...]

Theresa May calls for unity after winning cabinet backing for Brexit strategy

Prime minister asks cabinet to ‘stand together and stand firm’ day before crucial EU summit Dan Sabbagh Theresa May has won the backing of the cabinet for her Brexit negotiating strategy after a two-and-half-hour discussion that centred on concerns about when the UK could leave any customs backstop it signed up to as part of the EU divorce deal. The prime minister called for political unity after the lengthy meeting, during which all cabinet members spoke, telling them a day Read more [...]

Call for shutdown by UG groups paralyses normal life

IMPHAL | Oct 15 (IFP) : Normal life was crippled today in the state owing to the 18 hours state-wide total shut down imposed by proscribed umbrella organisation CorCoM and other militant groups of the state including ASUK and KCP- PWG as a part of the observance of ‘National Black Day.’ The bandh imposed from yesterday’s midnight till today’s 6 pm was called as part of protest against capturing the then Manipur King, Bodhachandra and forcing him to sign the merger agreement in 1949 Read more [...]