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  • TODAY IN HISTORY - June 03
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 03   1098 - Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seize Antioch, Turkey. 1861 - Union troops defeat Confederate forces at Philippi, in western Virginia 1864 - Some 7,000 Union troops are killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia. 1888 - The classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat," written by Ernest L. Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner. 1923 -
  • Today in History - June 01
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 01   1533 - Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's new queen, is crowned.   1789 - The first U.S. congressional act on administering oaths becomes law.   1862 - General Robert E. Lee assumes command of the Confederate army outside Richmond after General Joe Johnston is injured at Seven Pines.   1864 - The Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, begins as Confederate general Robert E. Lee tries t
  • COVID-19: Resilience and Way Forward
    TK Khuveio & Adazia Ophrü   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a paralyzing standstill. The virus is invisible to the naked eye but foster devastating visible havoc, from the state of mind to politics, economy, and society. No doubt, we are questioning the existing systems and status quo with more vigour. The question in everyone's mind is when and how will this pandemic end. Gina Kolata’s article "How Pandemics End" in the New Yor
  • Quarantine and challenges of the average teenager
    Keneisetsonuo Chatsu  The beginning of the great lockdown of 2020 affected a lot of sectors here in Nagaland and that includes the educational sector. I’m not going to sugar coat it; with the total shut down of schools we the students were really happy.  Anyways, for me e-classes started the day the lockdown was issued so every day I would get assignments and notes to which I thought was karma because I celebrated too much about getting a short break from school bu
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - May 29
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 29   1453 - Constantinople falls to Muhammad II, ending the Byzantine Empire.   1660 - Charles II is restored to the English throne, succeeding the short-lived Commonwealth.   1721 - South Carolina is formally incorporated as a royal colony of England.   1790 - Rhode Island becomes the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution.   1848 - Wisconsin
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - May 28
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 28   0585 - A solar eclipse interrupts a battle outside Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The battle ends in a draw.   1805 - Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned in Milan, Italy.   1830 - Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western Prairie.   1859 - The French army launches a flanking attack on the Austrian army in Northern France.   18
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 27   1564 - John Calvin, one of the dominant figures of the Protestant Reformation, dies in Geneva.   1647 - Achsah Young becomes the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.   1668 - Three colonists are expelled from Massachusetts for being Baptists.   1813 - mericans capture Fort George, Canada.   1907 - The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Franci
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 22   1246 - Henry Raspe is elected anti-king by the Rhenish prelates in France. 1455 - King Henry VI is taken prisoner by the Yorkists at the Battle of St. Albans, during the War of the Roses. 1856 - U.S. Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for Sumner's earlier condemnation of slavery, which included an insult to Brooks' cousin, Senator Andrew Butler
  • The Witness of Unprecedented Times
    In his famous novel ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, Charles Dickens describes the scenario of 18th century Europe during the French Revolution. His particular focus was undoubtedly on the trouble times that had befallen England and France, the two most powerful European nations during that time. Dickens starts the narration by mentioning that it was the best of times and the worst of times and it certainly was. The French Revolution was an unprecedented event in the history of Euro
  • Celebrating the Life of Ravi Zacharias
    Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa*   Ravi Zacharias, 74, author-speaker philosopher, founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, died in his house in Atlanta, Georgia, after a short battle with cancer. He passed on a few hours ago today, May 19, 2020.He leaves his wife Margie and children Sarah, Naomi and Nathan.   Ravi Zacharias, a renowned author-speaker and frontline Christian apologist, was born in Chennai and grew up in New Delhi. He was the son of a senior b
  • Today in History - May 08
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 08   1541 - Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi River which he calls Rio de Espiritu Santo. 1559 - An act of supremacy defines Queen Elizabeth I as the supreme governor of the church of England. 1794 - The United States Post Office is established. 1846 - The first major battle of the Mexican War is fought at Palo Alto, Texas. 1862 - General 'Stonewall' Jackson repulses the Federals at the Battl
  • Today in History - May 7
    1274 - The Second Council of Lyons opens in France to regulate the election of the pope.   1429 - Joan of Arc breaks the English siege of Orleans.   1525 - The German peasants' revolt is crushed by the ruling class and church.   1763 - Indian chief Pontiac begins his attack on a British fort in present-day Detroit, Michigan.   1800 - Congress divides the Northwest Territory into two parts. The western part will becomes the Indiana Territory a
  • Today in History - May 4
    1471 - In England, the Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians at the Battle of Tewkesbury.   1626 - American Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons.   1715 - A French manufacturer debuts the first folding umbrella.   1776 - Rhode Island declares independence from England.   1795 - Thousands of rioters enter jails in Lyons, France, and massacre 99 Jacobin prisoners.   1814 - Napoleon Bonap
  • Today in History - May 3
    0495 - Pope Gelasius asserts that his authority is superior to Emperor Anastasius.   1568 - French forces in Florida slaughter hundreds of Spanish.   1855 - Macon B. Allen becomes the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.   1859 - France declares war on Austria.   1863 - The Battle of Chancellorsville rages for a second day.   1865 - President Abraham Lincoln's funeral trai
  • Today in History - April 30
    0313 - Licinius unifies the whole of the eastern Roman Empire under his own rule.   1250 - King Louis IX of France is ransomed.   1527 - Henry VIII of England and King Francis of France sign the Treaty of Westminster.   1563 - All Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI.   1725 - Spain withdraws from the Quadruple Alliance.   1789 - George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. presid
  • Management of Fall Armyworm (FAW) in maize
    Dr. Hannah Krujia ACTO Agronomy KVK Phek     Fall Armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an insect that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing significant damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and legumes as well as vegetable crops and cotton. High infestations of the insect can lead to significant crop loss. In India, FAW has been reported during May 2018 in Karnataka. In northeast India, this inv
  • Improved agronomic practices in French bean for sustainability and profitability
    Harendra Verma, Rajesha G., Christy Sangma & D. J. Rajkhowa ICAR Nagaland Centre, Jharnapani, Medziphema, Nagaland 797106   Importance: Agronomic management is the most important way to realize the potential yield and net returns in any crop. It increases the stability of farm productivity over years by improving natural resource management and crop management system. Majority of farmers’ cultivate French bean without maintaining any plant geometry. Adoption of prop
  • Maize –French bean intercropping system – Farmers’ way of improving soil health in Nagaland
    Harendra Verma (1), Shisarenla Aier (2), Christy Sangma (1), Romen Sharma (1) and D. J. Rajkhowa (1) (1) ICAR RC for NEH Region, Medziphema, Nagaland 797 106 (2) KVK Tuensang, Nagaland     Fast degradation of natural resources is one of the main and global issues for sustaining soil health and food security in hill ecosystems. In North Eastern hill region, shifting cultivation (locally known as jhum) is the traditional way of farming, which is ecologi
  • Weather based integrated agro advisory for the month of May 2020
    Total monthly rainfall received in Dimapur district during April month was 145.4mm which was 34% more than the normal (long term annual average). The number of rainy days was 12.   The first stage forecast of IMD, release that southwest monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be normal (96-104%).   Crop Advisories In case of manual field operations of harvesting/ picking, accomplish the operation in 4-5feet spaced
  • Today in History - April 29
    1289 - Qalawun, the Sultan of Egypt, captures Tripoli.   1429 - Joan of Arc leads French forces to victory over English at Orleans.   1624 - Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu chief minister of the Royal Council of France.   1661 - The Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan.   1672 - King Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.   1813 - Rubber is patented.   1852 - The first edit