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ABDM awareness programme held in Mokokchung

DIMAPUR — A one-day awareness-cum-registration on Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) for healthcare professionals and health facilities was conducted in the conference hall of the chief medical officer (CMO) in Mokokchung town on Wednesday. Pre...

24 Apr 2024

USBLA mission conference concludes in Seyochung village

DIMAPUR — A three-day mission conference of the United Sangtam Baptist Lithro Ashimükhong (USBLA) concluded on Wednesday in Seyochung village under Kiphire district. An update from USBLA stated that the conference held on the theme “Maxa la ...

24 Apr 2024

Dimapur police arrests 3 persons for MRP fraud, extortion

DIMAPUR — In a major breakthrough, the Dimapur Police Commisionerate on Tuesday arrested three persons in connection with ‘MRP fraud/extortion’ cases targeting traders in Dimapur. As per the press note issued by Commissioner of Police Dimapur o...

24 Apr 2024

NNC (PB) suspends vice president

DIMAPUR — The Z Royim-led Naga Nation Council-Parent Body (NNC-PB) has suspended its vice president, SS Pongkho, allegedly for illicit indulgence in financial matters, misuse of power and autocratic functioning. A press release issued by NNC (PB) t...

24 Apr 2024

FPS dealers told to deliver best service to beneficiaries

DIMAPUR — The director of Food and Civil Supplies, Chubawati Chang, on April 23 called upon the fair price shop dealers to with fairness, transparency and accountability in serving the 3,32,2112 ration card holders of both AAY and PHH in Nagaland. ...

24 Apr 2024

KSCJ conducts workshop on photography

DIMAPUR — The Zoology department of Kohima Science College in Jotsoma (KSCJ) organised a one-day workshop on “Basic techniques of digital photography” on Wednesday at the Bio-Informatics Lab with Vitoto Sakhrie, member of Photography Club in Ko...

24 Apr 2024

PYO platinum jubilee underway in Pfutseromi village

DIMAPUR — A four-day Tsükhenyie festival-cum-platinum jubilee celebration of the Pfutseromi Youth Organisation (PYO) got underway at Pfutseromi village ground under Phek district on Wednesday on the theme “Progressing with gratitude and reflecti...

24 Apr 2024

Tripura closes all schools for 4 days due to heat wave conditions

AGARTALA — With the state buffeted by a heat wave, the Tripura government on Wednesday declared a holiday in all schools for four days from Wednesday to provide respite to children. Tripura’s Additional Secretary, Education (School) Department N....

24 Apr 2024

SC orders immediate cleaning of Yamuna river bed in Agra

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court has ordered authorities to immediately clean the river bed of the Yamuna in Agra. A bench of Justices Abhay S. Oka and Ujjal Bhuyan was hearing the application moved by an NGO seeking directions for the restoration of ...

24 Apr 2024

Vital bridge on National Highway in Manipur damaged by IED blasts

IMPHAL — A vital bridge on the National Highway-2 in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district was badly damaged in a powerful improvised explosive devices (IED) blast on Wednesday, disrupting movement of traffic between Manipur and the rest of the countr...

24 Apr 2024

RBI issues red alert on illegal entities in forex market

MUMBAI — The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday issued an alert against unauthorised entities offering foreign exchange (forex) trading facilities to Indian residents with promises of exorbitant returns. The RBI has asked all banks to refer t...

24 Apr 2024

US Congress approves $61 billion in aid for Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The US Congress has approved a $61-billion aid package for Ukraine after months of stalling. The US Senate on Tuesday approved the bill with 79 votes in the 100-seat upper chamber days after the US House of Representatives on Saturday ...

24 Apr 2024

EU Parliament set to vote on stricter limits for air pollutants

STRASBOURG — The European Parliament is set to vote Wednesday on stricter limit values against air pollution. New upper limits are to apply from 2030 for particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2), among others. Representa...

24 Apr 2024

Stadium ban for women to be reintroduced in Iran

TEHRAN — A stadium ban for women is to be reintroduced in Iran, multiple local news reports said on Wednesday. The reports said that the Iranian FA has ordered the ban to be imposed in the north-western city of Tabriz in the wake of “repulsiv...

24 Apr 2024

Repolling underway in eight polling stations in Arunachal amid heavy security

ITANAGAR — Repolling at eight polling stations in Arunachal Pradesh is underway amid tight security on Wednesday, officials said. According to election officials, the voting is going on peacefully and over 50 per cent of voters have cast their ball...

24 Apr 2024

PIL in SC seeks SIT probe into electoral bond ‘scam’

NEW DELHI — A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a probe by the Special Investigative Team (SIT) under the supervision of a retired judge of the apex into the “electoral bond scam”. The plea filed t...

24 Apr 2024

Nagaland Governor encourages graduates to become job creators

DIMAPUR — Governor of Nagaland La. Ganesan on Wednesday urged graduates to embrace entrepreneurship and innovation, and become job creators rather than job seekers. Addressing graduates at the 2024 convocation ceremony of ICFAI University, he encou...

24 Apr 2024

All three units of EVMs have their own microcontroller, ECI tells SC

NEW DELHI —The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday apprised the Supreme Court that all three units (i.e. ballot unit, control unit and VVPAT) of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have their own microcontroller. “These microcontrol...

24 Apr 2024

SC seeks clarification on EVM-VVPAT technical aspects; ECI officials to respond at 2 pm

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to clarify if the microcontroller is installed in the controlling unit or in the VVPAT (Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail). A bench presided over by Justice Sa...

24 Apr 2024

Samsung, Hyundai Motor, LG, SK hynix see combined operating profit plunge 65

SEOUL — Four major conglomerates saw their combined operating profit plunge 65 per cent last year, hit by sluggish sales amid an economic slowdown, a report showed on Wednesday. Some 306 affiliates of four conglomerates — Samsung, SK, Hyundai...

24 Apr 2024

TikTok faces nationwide ban in US as Biden prepares to sign ‘historic’ bill

WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden is set to sign a historic bill regarding a huge foreign aid package on Wednesday, that will also ban TikTok in the country if its China-based owner ByteDance doesn’t sell its stake within a year. The US Senate ...

24 Apr 2024

PM Modi highlights need for resilient infrastructure at 39-nation meet on natural disasters

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday emphasised the need to invest in resilient infrastructure as part of the strategy to minimise the damage from natural disasters that are on the rise across the world. Addressing the sixth intern...

24 Apr 2024

NPSC CTSE success tip: ‘Revise multiple times,’ advises SDO

DIMAPUR — Motivated by the desire to contribute to the development of Nagaland, Imitsunep started dedicating his resources, time and effort for the Nagaland Public Service Commission – Combined Technical Service Exam (NPSC CTSE), after completing...

24 Apr 2024

Ukraine to get largest-ever military aid package from UK — Zelensky

KIEV — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Ukraine would soon get the largest-ever military aid package from Britain worth 500 million pounds ($619 million). The package will contain Storm Shadow and other types of missiles, hundre...

24 Apr 2024

Russia warns to intensify attacks on Western arms storage in Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russia will intensify attacks on logistics centres and storage facilities of Western weapons in Ukraine, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. In proportion to the threats posed by the US and its allies, Russia will continue to impr...

24 Apr 2024
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