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India should shed ‘strategic anxiety: Chinese media

India should shed ‘strategic anxiety: Chinese media

BEIJING, JULY 2 (PTI): India should shed its “strategic anxiety” over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and join the Belt and Road Initiative to become a cooperative partner and not a rival, a state-run Chinese news agency said on Sunday, amid…

After child’s death – 700 compost pits in Delhi parks remain life-threatening

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS): More than a week after an 11-year-old boy died in a six-feet (1.83 metres) deep compost pit in a park here, many of the 700 compost pits in parks across the city still remain unprotected,…

Bihar farmers wait for rain God to smile on them

Shivnagar (Bihar), July 2 (IANS): “Will it, won’t it?” has been the daily dilemma of farmers Dinesh Kumar and Mahender Rai as they look at the skies every day, expecting rains for paddy sowing.   And they are not alone.…

Himachal brings reforms in school education

Shimla, July 2 (IANS): To improve the standard of education in over 14,000 government elementary schools, the Himachal Pradesh government has started a programme to identify problems and challenges and find out solutions, an official said on Sunday.   Over…

Hundreds, including militants, attend LeT commander’s funeral in J&K

Srinagar, July 2 (IANS): Hundreds of mourners joined in the funeral of militant commander Bashir Lashkari, who was killed a day earlier, as he was buried on Sunday at his ancestral graveyard in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.   Shouting…

CSE textbook shows mosque as noise pollutant, sparks controversy

New Delhi, July 2 (PTI): An image in a class 6 textbook taught in Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) schools depicting a “mosque” as a source of noise pollution has sparked outrage on social media, prompting an apology from…

Victim of gang rape in UP attacked fifth time in nine years

Lucknow, July 2 (IANS): A woman who was promised round-the-clock security by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after an acid attack in March was in a hospital here on Sunday after suffering another acid attack, police said.   The…

Transformers: The Last Knight REVIEW

Transformers: The Last Knight REVIEW

      A film primarily about good robots fighting naughty robots has no business being two hours and twenty-eight minutes long. Worse, Transformers: The Last Knight is so convoluted and drawn-out that it feels like double that amount of…

Sofar Sounds comes to DIMAPUR

Sofar Sounds comes to DIMAPUR

First Sofar Sounds gig in Dimapur on July 15   Sofar Sounds, one of the biggest global, grassroots network of artists, is coming to Dimapur, Nagaland. The first edition of Sofar Sounds Dimapur is scheduled for July 15.   Sofar…

Sandra Oberoi in Kohima, conducts musical workshop

Sandra Oberoi in Kohima, conducts musical workshop

Sandra Oberoi, soprano, vocal coach, music educator and motivational speaker from Bangalore is currently in the state capital Kohima in connection with musical training, workshop and concert.   She graced the NBCC Youth Day of Prayer (Morning Worship Service) at…

K-Pop cover contest held in Nagaland

K-Pop cover contest held in Nagaland

The K-Pop cover contest (Nagaland regional round) was hosted by Dream Team Nagaland on July 1 at RCEMPA Hall, Jotsoma.   13 people took part in the contest – 11 contested in the cover song section and 2 contested in…