Rapper-composer Baba Sehgal release GST song

Rapper-composer Baba Sehgal  release GST song

Rapper-composer Baba Sehgal has launched a rap song on the newly introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is India’s biggest tax reform since Independence.   On Saturday, Sehgal launched the song on YouTube and tweeted: “Laagu ho gaya GST (GST has been launched) now people show some honesty. GST – launched today. Country karegi […]

Kohima College celebrates 50th Freshers’ Day

Kohima College celebrates 50th Freshers’ Day

Kohima, July 1 (MExN): The 50th Freshers’ Day of Kohima College, Kohima was held on June 30 with Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, MLA as the chief guest. The chief guest also released the College Magazine (2016-17).   Welcome address was given by Dr. Watijungshi Jamir, Principal, KCK. Neingulo Krome, President, KCK Alumni Association presented the […]

President lends his voice against lynchings

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Lending his voice against the recent incidents of lynching, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday took a broadside against the administration asking “are we vigilant enough proactively to save the basic tenets of our country”.   He also said that vigilance on the part of citizens, intellectuals and media can act […]

Kovind, Meira in direct contest for president

New Delhi, July 1 (PTI) The stage is set for a direct contest between the ruling NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and the opposition-backed Meira Kumar for the country’s top constitutional post.   Today was the last day for withdrawal of nominations for the presidential election scheduled for July 17.   Barring Kovind and […]

One lakh firms de-registered for suspected activities, more tough action coming: Modi

One lakh firms de-registered for suspected activities, more tough action coming: Modi

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Announcing the cancellation of registration of over one lakh companies and identification of 37,000 shell firms for suspected generation of black money and money laundering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned of “more tough action” against firms helping in hiding unaccounted wealth.   Addressing chartered accountants gathered from across […]

Hizbul chief says ‘idiotic’ US ban will not affect struggle for Kashmir

Hizbul chief says ‘idiotic’ US ban will not affect struggle for Kashmir

Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin on Saturday said the “idiotic” US decision to designate him a global terrorist will not make any difference to the “legitimate” struggle for “freedom” of Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said.   Salahuddin was reacting to the US State Department’s announcement designating him as a […]

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

VATICAN CITY, July 1 (Reuters) – In a major shake up of the Vatican’s administration on Saturday, Pope Francis replaced Catholicism’s top theologian, a conservative German cardinal who has been at odds with the pontiff’s vision of a more inclusive Church.   A brief Vatican statement said Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller’s five-year mandate as head […]

Protein key to common respiratory virus identified

New York, July 1 (IANS) Scientists have identified the structure of a key protein behind a common respiratory virus, a finding that may provide a potential target for vaccines or treatments for the illness.   Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that leads to mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy […]

GST impact: Apple cuts iPhone, iPad prices in India

GST impact: Apple cuts iPhone, iPad prices in India

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A day after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into practice, Apple on Saturday reduced the retail prices of iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watch models for its consumers in India.   The Rs 60,000 Apple iPhone 7 (32GB variant) can now be purchased at Rs 56,200. The Rs […]