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Indefinite shutdown to continue in Darjeeling, says GJM

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The indefinite shutdown in north Bengal hills to press for a separate Gorkhaland state will continue, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) announced on Thursday, accusing the administration in Jalpaiguri and Siliguri of blocking supplies of essential…

Property rights campaign for women takes aim at patriarchy in South Asia

Property rights campaign for women takes aim at patriarchy in South Asia

MUMBAI, July 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Activists have launched a campaign in South Asia to appeal to men to stand up for the property rights of their daughters, wives and sisters and ask women to demand their share as…

Myanmar tycoon says economy neglected by Suu Kyi’s government

Myanmar tycoon says economy neglected by Suu Kyi’s government

YANGON, July 6 (Reuters) – Myanmar tycoon Serge Pun, one of the wealthiest men in Asia, said on Thursday the government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has neglected the nation’s much-needed economic reform.   Pun, head of property-to-banking conglomerate…

US, China grow further apart as North Korean threat rises

US, China grow further apart as North Korean threat rises

BEIJING, July 6 (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s hopes for China’s help with restraining North Korea appear to have gone nowhere, with the two sides growing further apart as their approaches and concerns diverge.   China shows no sign…

IIT-Guwahati launches programme to boost cybersecurity

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, is offering a bounty for ethical hackers to enhance its cybersecurity through a programme called ‘Bug Bounty’.   In the programme, white hat hackers use their skills to test and…

Modi addresses first India-Israel CEOs meet, $5 bn worth MoUs inked

Modi addresses first India-Israel CEOs meet, $5 bn worth MoUs inked

Tel Aviv, July 6 (IANS) A new chapter has opened in Indo-Israeli relations driven by the desire to improve the lives of both peoples, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, addressing the first joint meeting of CEOs, who, among…

Robot wars: knee surgery marks new battleground for companies

Robot wars: knee surgery marks new battleground for companies

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied.   Demand for artificial replacement joints…

Dimapur, Nagaland…

Dimapur, Nagaland…

Two person attempts to wade through a flooded area at Purana Bazaar B, Dimapur on Thursday morning even as incessant rain on Wednesday night inundated many parts of Dimapur on. Low lying areas of Dimapur are flooded every year during…

Flood relief measures initiated in Manipur

Newmai News Network Imphal | July 6   Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh said that the State Government of Manipur has taken up various relief measures and immediate steps have been taken to tackle the recent flood situation of…

Wreckage of missing ALH, bodies of personnel recovered in Arunachal

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS): The wreckage of the Indian Air Force helicopter that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday and the bodies of three personnel who were on board the chopper have been recovered, the IAF said on Thursday.…

Kovind likely to get votes of seven Tripura MLAs

Agartala, July 6 (IANS): Though the BJP has no elected lawmaker in Left-ruled Tripura, the party-led NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind is likely to get votes from seven MLAs – one from Congress and six Trinamool Congress (TMC).  …

New express train between Guwahati and Indore

 Maligaon, July 6 (MExN): Fulfilling another demand for better connectivity of NE region with the rest of the country, Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will flag off a new weekly express train between Guwahati and Indore tomorrow.   The 19305…