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Running into the Chinese wall

Makhan Saikia When Russia is heading to celebrate hundred years of the historic October Revolution this year, experts say that most of its problems are mainly coming from within, not from outside. It has been felt that its attempt to reclaim its lost empire will probably add more to its worries than to resolve the

Positives, challenges for 2017

Shivaji Sarkar In the aftermath of the demonetisation decision that has led to nationwide debates and discussions, the creditable performance of the Modi Government on the international front, highway construction, dole-denial or decision-making, has slipped into the background The note-ban is to change the course of economy and politics in 2017. It has raised aspirations

Manmohan Singh released Congress party’s manifesto for Punjab assembly polls

Manmohan Singh released Congress party’s manifesto for Punjab assembly polls

New Delhi, January 9 Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today released the Congress party’s manifesto for the Punjab assembly polls which promises crackdown on drugs and other mafias, free houses to homeless, Dalits/SCs/OBCs, one job in every family, time-bound steps to bolster employment and revive agriculture and industry, ending of VVIP culture and bringing the

NPF, BJP of Nagaland appeal NGOs to allow filing of nominations

Kohima, January 9 The Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) and Nagaland BJP state unit of the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government issued a joint statement urging all organisations opposed to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) poll to pave way for smooth conduct of elections and to allow candidates to file their nominations today. In

NGOs imposing bandh in Kohima, other district headquarters

Kohima, January 9 To protest against the decision of the Nagaland government for extending the date of filing nominations in places where total boycott was in force, the apex bodies like the Angami Youth Organization (AYO), Ao Senden, including Chang Khulei Setshang (CKS) and Tuensang Village Citizen Union (TVCU) have been imposing a total bandh

Online facility to apply for APL Cards launched in Karnataka

Bengaluru, January 9 Karnataka citizens who want to get Above Poverty Line (APL) Cards from the food department can now apply online from anywhere in the world and get the Card at their doorstep within 15 days. Claimed to be for the first time such facility introduced in the Country, Minister for Food and Civil

Portuguese PM should apologise to people of Goa: MGP

Panaji, January 9 The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) today said Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa should apologise to the people of Goa for the long oppressive rule of Portugal. Addressing a press conference at the party office in the city, former PWD Minister and MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar, who is also party’s chief ministerial candidate