Direct Flight Between Delhi and Nagaland Announced

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh recently announced a new direct daily air flight from Delhi to Dimapur in Nagaland via Kolkata and back along the same route. The flights will be operational from 15th April 2015 onwards, in addition to another daily flight from Kolkata to Silchar and back which was resumed from 20th of March, 2015. Dr. Jitendra Singh made the announcement during the inaugural session of 64th

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Nagaland Becomes First NE State to Setup Department of New & Renewable Energy

India is no doubt taking significant steps towards combating impacts of climate change on the country. The years first parliament session witnessed an address by the Hon’ble President Pratibha Patil on the importance and commitment from the central Government on environment issue. Addressing the members present, she said, “My government attaches the highest importance to the implementation of all laws relating to the protection of the environment and forests. The rapid pace of economic growth is imposing new challenges. A

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Comments Invited on Draft Nagaland Biodiversity Rules 2010

India is a party to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which calls upon all parties to prepare National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAP) for conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. Accordingly, India had developed a ‘National Policy and Macro level Action Strategy on Biodiversity’ in 1999. During 2000-2004 an externally-aided project on NBSAP was also implemented in the country. Involving a highly participatory process of various stakeholders, India enacted the Biological Diversity Act in 2002. The

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North-East Agri Expo: Nagaland to Host Honey Fest 2010

It’s going to be a sweet memory and sweet taste affair for Nagaland this November. Scheduled from 23rd to 27th of November 2010, Nagaland will be hosting an Expo on honey to be held concurrently with the Second North-East Agri Expo 2010. Hosted by the Government of Nagaland, with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) as the co-organiser sponsors such as the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DONER) and

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A Landslide Welcome to 10/10/10 in Nagaland

On 10th  August, 2010 (10/10/10), as people across the Planet came together to take action on climate change, yet another landslide took place in Nagaland and shook our passive attitude towards taking action for “saving our environment”. The state witnessed major landslides at different locations in Pezielietsie Colony and lower Chandmari, destroying about seven houses during the wee hours of Saturday on October 9th. It is reported that incessant downpour for the past few weeks in the state capital may

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Vice President’s Address at World Bamboo Day Function in Kohima

September 18th has been declared as the World Bamboo Day since 2009 by the World Bamboo Organisation (WBO). The declaration was made by the WBO along with the Thai Royal Forest Department during the 8th World Bamboo Congress which was held at Bangkok in that year. To commemorate the day this year, the Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari visited Kohima, Nagaland to participate in the celebrations in a region where bamboo is central to the very survival

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