As anti-G20 protests begin, Merkel says growth must be inclusive

  BERLIN, July 2 (Reuters): With an eye on anti-globalisation protests brewing in Hamburg before this week’s G20 summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said today leaders will have to focus on sustainable and inclusive economic growth rather than their own prosperity.   In her weekly podcast, the German chancellor said this year’s G20 summit will delve […]

Indian Railways to introduce new Economy AC coaches

New Delhi, July 2 (PTI): Train passengers will soon have option of travelling in a new class of ‘Economy AC coaches’ with fares less than normal 3AC tariff. The proposed fully AC train will have three-tier Economy AC coaches besides AC-3, AC-2 and AC-1 classes as part of the transformation exercise. An added feature would […]

Don’t rob opportunity

Moa Jamir   The Public Service Aspirants of Nagaland (PSAN) has rightly decided to stage a peaceful sit-in protest on July 3 in Kohima. Formed in 2016 by a group of like-minded civil service aspirants, sharing a common concern for the educated unemployed Naga youth in particular and the public in general, among others, PSAN […]

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

BAMAKO, JULY 2 (AFP): French President Emmanuel Macron (L) talks to Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as he arrives in Mali to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force   French President Emmanuel Macron, making a lightning visit to Mali, on Sunday threw his weight behind a planned Sahel force to fight jihadists but […]

South Africa delays Zuma no-confidence vote

JOHANNESBURG, JULY 2 (REUTERS): South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will face a no-confidence vote on August 8, five days later than originally planned because of a scheduling clash with a cabinet meeting, the national legislature said on Sunday.   At the same time the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ramped-up its support for Zuma, saying […]

Japan PM’s party on track for huge defeat in Tokyo election

TOKYO, JULY 2 (Reuters): Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party was on track for a stinging defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, exit polls showed, signalling trouble for the Japanese leader, who has suffered from slumping support because of a scandal over suspected favouritism for a friend’s business.   On […]

Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches

DUBAI/DOHA, JULY 2 (Reuters): Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept their demands is expected to expire on Sunday night.   Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said the demands were made to be rejected, […]

Former Israeli PM Olmert released from prison

RAMLE, JULY 2 (Reuters): Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, 71, was released on parole on Sunday from a prison in Ramle, near Tel Aviv, after serving 16 months in jail for corruption.   Olmert was found guilty in 2014 of accepting bribes from real estate developers when he was Jerusalem’s mayor, before his 2006-09 […]

Eighteen killed as car bombers strike Damascus

Eighteen killed as car bombers strike Damascus

DAMASCUS, JULY 2 (AFP): A suicide car bomber pursued by security forces blew himself up in eastern Damascus on Sunday, with a monitor reporting 18 killed in the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months.   Syrian state media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said security forces intercepted three […]

Novak Djokovic, Pliskova claim Eastbourne titles

Novak Djokovic, Pliskova claim Eastbourne titles

Eastbourne, July 2 (AFP): Novak Djokovic clinched his first title since January with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Gael Monfils in Saturday’s Eastbourne final, while Karolina Pliskova lifted the women’s trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki.   Djokovic, playing the week before Wimbledon for the first time since 2010, captured his 68th career title — but […]

News in brief

Food safety discussed in Zunheboto Zunheboto, July 2 (MExN): A co-ordination meeting between Food Safety Wing, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) office, Zunheboto and officials of Zunheboto Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ZCCI) was held on June 28 at CMO office chamber here. Dr. G. Hokishe Sema, CMO cum Designated Officer apprised on the strict maintenance […]