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Hong Kong student leaders say they won’t contest Occupy protest charge

Hong Kong student leaders say they won’t contest Occupy protest charge

HONG KONG, July 6 (Reuters): Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong, who helped lead the months-long “Umbrella Movement” in 2014 demanding full democracy, said on Thursday he would not fight a charge related to the protests in the spirit of…

Here comes a cellphone that works without batteries

Washington, July 6 (IANS): In a major leap ahead to life beyond chargers, cords and dying phones, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have invented a cellphone that works without batteries.   Instead, the phone harvests the few microwatts of power…

Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu’s liver function worsens

BEIJING, July 6 (Reuters): The liver function of China’s Nobel Peace Prize winning dissident Liu Xiaobo has worsened, the hospital treating him said on Thursday, while one source close to his family said doctors had halted medication.   Liu, 61,…

Time Stands Still for Nepal’s Conflict Victims

Marty Logan Inter Press Service The conflict ended later that year, leaving 17,000 dead over a decade, including Adhikari’s father. A teacher and headmaster in Lamjung district, he and his fellow teachers in January 2002 refused Maoist demands to hand…

Now, Aadhaar integration available on Skype Lite

Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS): In a bid to prevent impersonation fraud, Microsoft has integrated its “Made for India” Skype Lite app with Aadhaar, allowing users to verify the caller’s identity online. “With the latest version of Skype Lite, Aadhaar integration…

Progress on World Hunger Has Reversed

Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency.   During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) noted that the world…

No-detention policy to go from next academic session: Minister

Agartala, July 6 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey on Thursday said the no-detention policy will be removed from the next academic session as almost all states are opposed to this policy.   “No-detention…

DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN GERANIUM

E. Lireni Kikon SMS, Plant Protection, KVK, Longleng, Nagaland   Geraniums are becoming very popular ornamental plants in Nagaland. While there is still a demand for the traditional florist or zonal geraniums from cuttings (Pelargonium X hortorum) there is also…

I want to play an Indian Spider-Man: Tom Holland

I want to play an Indian Spider-Man: Tom Holland

Tom Holland got the lyrics of Hindi song “Eespiderman, eespiderman, tune churaya mere dil ka chain” right, and wouldnt mind playing the role of the superhero in an Indian film. But the English actor says he would like to see…

Electric guitar maker Fender jumps into online learning

Electric guitar maker Fender jumps into online learning

Fender Musical Instruments Corp, whose electric guitars have powered music from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana, is getting into the software business with an app for guitar lessons.   The Scottsdale, Arizona company is launching “Fender Play,” an online system for…

Concept of Prevention, Control and Eradication of weed

L.K. Baishya, I. Walling and D.J. Rajkhowa ICAR RC for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre   Weeds have been existing on the earth ever since man started domesticating/cultivating plants and animals around 10,000 B.C. Weeds have been recognized as a problem…

Corrected story of Naga Club and Simon Commission Petition

Thepfulhouvi Solo. I F S Retd (RR-68) Retd Principal Secretary, Nagaland   The Naga Club changed the History of the Naga. Many Writers have written about it, some overdosed, others under dosed. This Writer makes an attempt to bring it out…