‘Unlike 2014, RSS won’t involve itself in 2019 elections’

'Only on two occasions has the RSS thrown itself completely on the side of the BJP.' 'In 1977 in the wake of the Emergency. And in 2014 with Modi.' 'Now, I've been told that this is not going to happen in 2019.' Is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh turning into a more moderate organisation? That's the question in the minds of many people after its chief Mohan Bhagwat's address at the Sangh's three-day event 'Future of Bharat: An RSS Perspective' on September 17, 18 and 19, 2018. Walter K Andersen, Read more [...]

Committee of political parties lambastes state govt for forcibly opening VC’s office

IMPHAL | Sept 23 (IFP) : “Keeping the students and teachers of Manipur University behind bars and forcibly opening the vice-chancellor office during enquiry period is a conspiracy of the state government to support and put strength to A.P. Pandey who was recently suspended from the vice-chancellorship of the varsity,” lambasted the Committee of Political Parties. Speaking to media persons today at the BT Road office of MPCC, the committee’s convenor, R.K. Anand said that use of excessive Read more [...]

Complaint lodged with ‘inquiry committee’ as Prof. Yugindro breaks into VC’s room

IMPHAL | Sept 23 (IFP): Senior most professor of Manipur University, W. Vishwanath said a complaint has been lodged to the ‘two member inquiry committee’ regarding breaking the lock of vice-chancellor office by professor, K. Yugindro and security forces. The office of the vice-chancellor and the registrar of the university were shielded on August 23 as per the advice of the chairman of the inquiry committee constituted by HRD ministry. Speaking to media persons today at his Sagolband residence, Read more [...]

Public lambast Biren’s government on banning Internet

IMPHAL | Sept 22 (IFP) : There have been widespread negative reactions from the public regarding the mobile internet ban imposed by Biren’s government. In a poll taken by IFP, there is absolutely no feedback saying that banning the internet over the MU issue is called for. The ban began on September 21 morning after CM Biren directed the pro VC, K Yugindro to file an FIR against the university teachers and students, which led to subsequent arrests of the university campus by police and the arrest Read more [...]

Kim Jong-un all fingers and thumbs in bid for Instagram diplomacy

North Korean leader struggled to make ‘finger hearts’ gesture popular on social media Elle Hunt  @mlle_elle   Doing something “for the ‘gram” is not typically associated with international diplomacy, but this did not stop Kim Jong-un making a heartfelt attempt at a South Korean Instagram trend during a summit this week. “Finger hearts”, a popular social media pose in South Korea, involves people crossing the tips of their forefingers and thumbs, as though Read more [...]

Rio responds about the criteria for awarding Dr. T Ao Award          

KOHIMA, Sept 20: Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio responding to a starred question on criteria for awarding Dr. T. Ao Award raised by MLA Khriehu Liezietsu, stated that as per the Nagaland State Sports policy there are four categories of Dr. T. Ao Sports Award i.e, coaches, sports, administration, state sports institutions, and Athletes. Regarding the charge and allegation of favoritism leveled by various individuals on the award, Rio said that despite the allegation by various individuals in certain Read more [...]

Nagaland Assembly passed Six-Point Resolution on the Indo-Naga political issue

On the last day of the 2nd Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on September 20, 2018, a Six-Point Resolution on the on Indo- Naga Political issue was unanimously passed in the Assembly. The Six-Point Resolution passed in the Assembly is as follows: Places on record its deep appreciation for the invaluable sacrifices made by the Nagas over the past seven decades in their effort to bring an honorable, acceptable, inclusive and expeditious settlement of the Indo- Naga Political Read more [...]

Time for Nagaland to play more than “facilitator role” & Delhi for a one-size-fits-all settlement

By Oken Jeet Sandham It was on January 29, 2018, that all political parties in Nagaland came together to a platform made by the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Society Organizations (CCNTHCO) and culminated the signing of the “Joint Declaration.” This platform was set for them to voice out as one to pressurize the Center to resolve the Naga political issue before the General Elections to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly. But the whole process and strategy to force Read more [...]

Fogging drive to control dengue outbreak in Dimapur

DIMAPUR, Sept 18: DC Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, in a press release, has informed the following colony chairman, youth and public to cooperate and guide in their areas as ‘Agarwal Mahasabh’ is organising fogging drive to control dengue outbreak in Dimapur town and adjoining areas with effect from 18th to 30th September 2018. Golaghat road, Eros lane and Nagaland gate area on 19-09-18 Kalibari road, west yard and Marwari patty on 20-09-18 Circular road, Khermahal, Clock tower and Read more [...]

National Nutrition Mission observed at Longleng

LONGLEN, Sept 18: Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Mission) celebration for Longleng Block was held at EBRC Longleng on Monday with Dr. Wannau Phom MO, District Hospital Longleng as the Resource Person. Dr. Wannau emphasized on nutrition deficiency diseases of children and pregnant mothers. He spoke on health care of a pregnant mother, breast & complementary feeding, Anemia, Hypertension, causes of low weight birth, and change of physical, mental & behavior of a child during adolescent Read more [...]