‘Cyber-threats increase as India goes cashless’

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS): As India shifts to a cashless economy, cyber-threats are at a new high with the number of such incidents occurring in banking systems increasing in the last five years, a study here said on Tuesday.   The joint study by Assocham and PwC said that an ATM card hack hit […]

What’s the last word in Oxford English Dictionary?

‘Zyzzyva’, a genus of tropical weevils (beetles) native to South America has dethroned ‘zythum’, an ancient Egyptian malt beer as the Oxford English Dictionary’s final entry in its latest updates on June 30.   The OED is updated four times a year, every March, June, September, and December.   According to the publisher, the material […]

Kovind and Kumar to campaign in Meghalaya

Shillong, July 4 (IANS): The NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and his rival Meira Kumar will visit the Meghalaya capital this week to drum up support for their candidature.   While Kumar, the former Lok Sabha Speaker and the joint opposition candidate, would arrive on Wednesday, Kovind was scheduled to arrive on Friday.   […]

Take strict action against Delhi Golf Club: NE students group

  Shillong, July 4 (IANS): The powerful North East Students Organisation (NESO) has asked the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) to probe the Delhi Golf Club incident where a woman from Meghalaya was asked to leave for wearing a traditional dress.   The students’ body wrote to NCST chairperson Nand Kumar Sai on Monday […]

Flavours of eight North East states on Delhi’s platter

Flavours of eight North East states on Delhi’s platter

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS): It’s spring rolls, Thai curry and chowmein-free zone. Rosang, where spices and herbs are sourced from all the eight states of northeast India to acquaint foodies of the country’s capital with flavours of the region, is back in a bigger avatar.   After a gap of six months, Rosang (God’s […]

MLA session from July 20

  Newmai News Network Imphal | July 4   The Manipur State Cabinet decided to summon the Second Session (Budget Session) of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly from July 20, 2017.   It was decided a meeting chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh in the chair today  in the Cabinet Hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. […]

Darjeeling shutdown enters 20th day, situation remains tense

Darjeeling( WB), July 4 (PTI): The situation in Darjeeling remained tensed as the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland entered its 20th day today.   Internet services remained suspended for the 17th consecutive day as the Darjeeling district extended the ban on it in the hills for eight more days yesterday.   Except pharmacies all the […]

ZNP opposes Panchayati Raj system

Newmai News Network Aizawl | July 4   Opposing the propose plan for restructuring of Mizoram’s traditional local government apparatus called the Village Council and embracing Panchayati Raj system, opposition Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) said introduction of Panchayati Raj system will not be feasible in Mizoram.   Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Tuesday, […]

Flood situation remains grim in Assam

  Guwahati, July 4 (IANS): The flood situation in Assam continues to be grim with over 3.5 lakh people remaining affected in 13 districts, an official of the state Disaster Management Authority said on Tuesday.   The floods have claimed one life so far, the official said. A minor girl was drowned in Lakhimpur district […]

David Beckham ‘always affectionate’ towards his kids

David Beckham ‘always affectionate’ towards his kids

Former football star David Beckham, who had come under fire for sharing an image of himself kissing his five-year-old daughter Harper on the lips, has defended his decision saying that he and his wife Victoria Beckham are “always very affectionate” towards their children.   David hit back at his critics while taking part in a […]