‘Extreme sea levels likely to be more frequent’

London, July 9 (IANS): With a surge in global warming, extreme sea levels that are expected to happen on average once every 100 years could now occur every decade or even every year by 2050, a study cautioned.   The findings showed that densely populated coastal regions of the US and large parts of Australia […]

E-way bill system in GST to come from Oct

NEW DELHI, JULY 9 (PTI): The GST provision, requiring any good more than Rs 50,000 in value to be pre-registered online before it can be moved, is likely to kick in from October after a centralised software platform is ready, a top official said.   The provision, called the e-way bill, would be implemented after […]

Autumn Winter Couture Show…

Autumn Winter Couture Show…

Four young fashion designers from Nagaland called the ‘Fab Four’ showcased their creative autumn winter couture show at Hotel Vivor, Kohima on July 8 with Ketholeno Kense as the showstopper. The Fab Four, designers from NIFT was formed in 2016 and they had their first show on April 9, 2016 at Dimapur under the theme […]

Presidential polls: Meira Kumar appeals for conscience vote

Presidential polls: Meira Kumar appeals for conscience vote

SRINAGAR, July 9 (PTI): The ideologies and principles that Indians believe in and due to which the country is united, are under threat, the Opposition’s presidential nominee Meira Kumar claimed on Sunday adding that she has asked MPs and MLAs to vote according to their conscience.   Here to seek support from the National Conference […]

Aishwarya to start shooting for ‘Fanney Khan’ from August

Aishwarya to start shooting for ‘Fanney Khan’ from August

Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will begin shooting for “Fanney Khan” from August. It is set for April 2018 release.   “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to start shooting for ‘Fanney Khan’ from August. A T-Series, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures and KriArj Entertainment presentation. April 2018 release,” read a tweet posted by T-Series on […]

Technology helps bridge education’s access-quality divide: President

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said spread of technology, telecom penetration and internet offered an opportunity to bridge the divide in terms of access and quality of education.   He said digital technology enabled good teachers to directly teach a large number of students who are not physically present in […]

China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

BEIJING, July 9 (Reuters) – Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine.   They are part of a project aimed at creating a self-sustaining […]

Manipur CM says no rollback on new districts

Imphal, July 9 (IANS) The Manipur government is not considering any reversal of the decision, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Sunday in reply to the United Naga Council’s demand for rollback of the creation of the seven new districts in the state.   Meanwhile, the scheduled talks on Monday between representatives of the […]

North Korea calls US practice bombing run a provocation

North Korea calls US practice bombing run a provocation

SEOUL, South Korea, July 9 (AP) — North Korean state media have sharply criticized a recent practice bombing run by two U.S. B-1B bombers on the Korean peninsula, calling it a dangerous move raising the risk of nuclear war.   A commentary Sunday in the ruling party’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper accused the U.S. of “reckless […]

Cease-fire in southern Syria goes into effect

Cease-fire in southern Syria goes into effect

BEIRUT, July 9 (AP) — An open-ended cease-fire in southern Syria brokered by the United States, Russia, and Jordan came into effect on Sunday at noon.   The agreement, announced Thursday after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, is the first initiative by the Trump administration in collaboration with […]