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India, Asian Development Bank sign $300 million loan to improve primary health care

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS): India and the Asian Development Bank have signed a $300 million loan to strengthen and improve access to comprehensive primary health care in urban areas of 13 states that will benefit over 256 million urban dwellers in...

24 Nov 2021

Photograph for luxury brand Dior sparks outrage in China

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS): A Chinese fashion photographer has apologised for her “ignorance” after a picture she shot for French luxury brand Dior sparked outrage, the BBC reported. Chen Man’s photo showed a woman who some Chine...

24 Nov 2021

Top TRF commander among 3 terrorists killed in Srinagar encounter

Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS): A top TRF terrorist commander, said to be responsible for the killing of two teachers in Srinagar, was among three terrorists killed in an encounter at Rambagh in Srinagar district on Wednesday, police said. Director Gen...

24 Nov 2021

Third Covid wave of magnitude comparable to first two unlikely to hit India: Guleria

New Delhi, Nov 23 (PTI): A third Covid wave of a magnitude comparable to the first two is unlikely to hit India, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said Tuesday as he underlined that absence of surge in cases at the moment suggests that vaccines are ...

23 Nov 2021

Dengue cases reported in Dimapur

Dimapur, Nov. 23 (EMN): Dimapur District National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP) held an emergency district meeting at chief medical officer’s office conference hall in response to the rise in dengue cases in the district. Kikolul...

23 Nov 2021

China’s birth rate falls to lowest level since 1978

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS): China’s birth rate has plummeted to its lowest level since 1978 as the government struggles to stave off a looming demographic crisis, The Guardian reported. Data released by the country’s national bureau of sta...

23 Nov 2021

Singapore Airlines to resume India flight services from Nov. 29

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS): The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group said on Tuesday that it will restart passenger services across its India network from November 29. The services mark the resumption of operations from India for the first time since March ...

23 Nov 2021

Bill to ban all cryptocurrencies to be tabled in Winter Session of Parliament

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS): The Union government will move a Bill which seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India in the Winter Session of Parliament starting November 29. It will be called The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official D...

23 Nov 2021

Three urban bodies reject govt.’s decision to form advisory council

Our CorrespondentKohima, Nov. 21 (EMN): Against the backdrop of the state government’s recent directive for constituting an advisory council to various municipal and town councils, three units under the municipalities — AKMWP, AWUMT, and DUCC...

21 Nov 2021

Akato wounded and offended Naga tribes—WC-NNPG

Dimapur, Nov. 21 (EMN): The Working Committee of the Naga National Political Groups (WC-NNPG) on Sunday asserted that the decision of the Akato Chophi-led group to split from NSCN(R) was in defiance of the undertaking signed on Oct. 22, and therefore...

21 Nov 2021

3 farm bills should be repealed in Parliament—Therie

Our Reporter Dimapur, Nov. 21 (EMN): President of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) K Therie on Sunday said that the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal the contentious farm laws was a ‘huge victory’ for the farmers, w...

21 Nov 2021

Mandaviya to review Covid vaccination progress in Nagaland

New Delhi, Nov. 21 (PTI): Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting on Monday to review the progress and planning of Covid-19 vaccination in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Puducherry where the first dose coverage is less than 70%,...

21 Nov 2021

Nagaland reports 10 fresh Covid-19 cases

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): Nagaland recorded 10 fresh Covid-19 positive cases on Sunday, taking the state’s Covid tally to 32, 050, while active caseload stands at 126.  The state’s cumulative recoveries have increased to 30...

21 Nov 2021

SHRI performs 1st ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation in NE

Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): Shija Hospitals and Research Institute (SHRI), Manipur successfully conducted the first ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation in Northeast on Oct. 26. An update informed that the transplantation team comprised Dr. Guliver Po...

21 Nov 2021

Assam to be made laboratory for mother tongue-based education — Pradhan

Guwahati, Nov. 20 (PTI): Union Education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the country’s northeast, where people speak in at least 180 different languages, epitomise diversity, and Assam, being the gateway to the region, will me mad...

21 Nov 2021

Superspreader event reported at children’s home

Eastern Mirror DeskDimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): A superspreader event was reported at a children’s home in Mokokchung, wherein 16 people were tested positive for the Covid-19, thus pushing the district’s weekly sample positivity rate to 8.1%. However,...

21 Nov 2021

Only one group in WC-NNPG, says Wangtin-led NSCN (R)

Our Reporter Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): The speaker of Tatar Hoho NSCN / GPRN – Reformation (NSCN-R) led by Y Wangtin Naga on Saturday stated that the NSCN (R) is their ‘government’ and there will be only one group affiliated to the Working Commit...

20 Nov 2021

Congress holds dharna in Dimapur against erratic power supply

Our Reporter Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): The Nagaland Youth Congress and Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) minority department, with support from all Congress frontal organisations and Dimapur District Congress Committee, on Saturday held a ‘d...

20 Nov 2021

Naga Students’ Federation perturbed by split in NSCN (R)

Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has said that it is perturbed by the split of the NSCN (R) which happened at a critical juncture when the entire Naga people are striving towards unity to pave way for a peaceful settlemen...

20 Nov 2021

Nagaland Chief Minister extends Wangala greetings to Garos

Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has extended greetings to the Garo community on the occasion of Wangala, a harvest festival held in honour of deity Saljong, the Sun-god. “I extend warm greetings to the Garo community on ...

20 Nov 2021

Nagaland records zero Covid-19 cases for first time in 7 months

Our Reporter Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): Nagaland recorded no fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the first in more than seven months. The state last recorded zero case on April 6 this year. The state’s Covid-19 tally and death toll remained unchanged at...

20 Nov 2021

Nagaland ranks sixth in cleanliness ranking among states with less than 100 ULBs

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): Nagaland has ranked sixth in the overall cleanliness ranking of states with less than 100 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the recently declared Swachh Survekshan 2021 results, announced by the Union Housing an...

20 Nov 2021

Lockdown can’t be ruled out if vaccination target not met, says Nagaland Health minister

Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): Nagaland should achieve Covid-19 vaccination target before Christmas or else the state could be compelled to undergo lockdown again in future, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom reminded district officials o...

20 Nov 2021

Systematic research on NLTP Act imperative, say Dimapur elders

Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): Expressing fear over the possibility of history repeating itself if the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act is repealed, the Dimapur Christian Elders’ Voice has requested the government of Nagaland to conduct an in-...

20 Nov 2021

Governor tells Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland to be prepared for any eventuality

Our Correspondent Kohima, Nov. 17 (EMN): Nagaland Governor, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, who is also the president of Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland (IRCSN), said that in a scenario when economic, educational and social differences could impede the smooth...

17 Nov 2021