Tripura tribal party to continue road, rail blockade

Agartala, July 16 (IANS) The Tripura government on Sunday held an inconclusive meeting with the leaders of the IPFT, who rejected a plea to call-off the week-old blockade of the state’s key national highway and the lone railway line over their demand for a separate state.   The seven-day-old blockade has led to serious shortage […]

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of MS: Study

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of MS: Study

New York, July 16 (IANS) Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be 53 per cent less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with those who do not breastfeed at all or do so for up to four months, a study has claimed.   MS is a […]

75 per cent of human genome is junk DNA: Study

New York, July 16 (IANS) At least 75 per cent of human genome is junk DNA, or useless but harmless DNA, suggests a new research.   The functional portion of the human genome probably falls between 10 and 15 per cent, with an upper limit of 25 per cent, according to the study published online […]

WikiLeaks founder supports Twitter users’ lawsuit against Trump

WikiLeaks founder supports Twitter users’ lawsuit against Trump

San Francisco, July 16 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has supported a lawsuit filed against US President Donald Trump by a group of Twitter users whom he blocked last week.   “I support this suit against Trump. It a constitutional violation for a state official to block political comments,” Assange wrote on Twitter on Saturday. […]

Lawmakers can’t use own pens to vote in Presidential poll

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) MPs and MLAs cannot use their pens and will have to mark their preferences in the Presidential poll on Monday with a specially-designed writing instrument.   Voting by using any other pen will be held invalid, the Election Commission said on Sunday.   The violet ink pen, procured from Mysore […]

Violence in the name of cow can’t be tolerated: Modi

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said violence in the name of cow protection cannot be tolerated and asked state governments to act “very tough” against those taking law in their own hands.   At an all-party meeting ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session that begins on Monday, Modi told MPs […]

Makarova and Vesnina cruise to women’s doubles title

Makarova and Vesnina cruise to women’s doubles title

LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) – Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won the Wimbledon women’s doubles title for the first time on Saturday with a crushing 6-0 6-0 victory over the pairing of Taiwan’s Hao-Ching Chan and Romanian Monica Niculescu.   The second-seeded Russian pair have now won three of the grand slam events in […]

Team TR Zeliang, Rio meet Governor

Team TR Zeliang, Rio meet Governor

Kohima, July 15 (MExN): Amid the political crisis in the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF), with claims and counter claims, the dissident camp lead by TR Zeliang, the NPF Legislature Party Leader along with Neiphiu Rio, the Lok Sabha MP today met the Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya.   The team comprising 43 MLAs (36 […]

NSVDBA asks banks to disburse MGNREGA wages by July end

Dimapur, July 15 (MExN): The Nagaland State VDB Association (NSVDBA) today expressed “strong resentment and anger” at non-payment of MGNREGA wages by banks due to alleged cash crunch.   Quoting “reliable sources”, the association in a press statement said that the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India has released the pending liabilities for the […]