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 a standoff between the two nations in the Sikkim sector.   The commentary in Xinhua […]

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. For over a week now, hundreds of thousands of farmers in Bihar have had their […]

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 5,000 schools have been reviewed so far by visiting over 11,000 classrooms and covering 2.91 […]

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 pro-Islam and pro-Azadi slogans, a large number of people carried the body of Bashir Lashkari […]

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 the publisher and the promise that the picture would be removed in subsequent editions.   […]

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 victim sustained burn injuries on the right side of her face and shoulder when unidentified […]

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 time has passed.   Just like the rest of the series, Michael Bay’s fifth Transformers […]

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 Sounds (an acronym for Songs from a Room) is a music events startup company, based […]

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 Chakhesang Baptist Church Minister’s Hill (CBCMH) here this morning and shared testimony.   Later, she […]

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 the cover dance section. Binthu Newmai was declared winner in the cover song category, while […]

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