Backdoor is ‘Front door’

    Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   When ‘backdoor’ appointment has seemingly become ‘frontdoor’ and where it is condemned as ‘ethically permissible,’ the news of the recent exposure of ‘backdoor appointments’ in various departments including education sector, has taken corruption to another height. What is more appalling and painful, besides other things, is the fact that […]

Value of Water Is on the Rise

Value of Water Is on the Rise

    Rafiqul Islam Inter Press Service   In the wake of recent water-related disasters in Bangladesh, including water-logging and floods that displaced thousands of families, a high-level consultation in the capital Dhaka on valuing water will look at ways to optimize water use and solutions to water-related problems facing South Asia.   While Bangladesh […]

Couldn’t turn down opportunity to work again with Mourinho: Matic

Couldn’t turn down opportunity to work again with Mourinho: Matic

    London, August 1 (AFP): Serbian international midfielder Nemanja Matic signed for Manchester United on Monday from Premier League champions Chelsea, the buying club announced, for a reported fee of £40 million ($52.7m, 44.7m euros).   It is the second time United manager Jose Mourinho has invested in the 28-year-old’s talents having brought him […]

Samsung Pay to support SBI debit cards

  Mumbai, August 1 (IANS): The State Bank of India (SBI) and Samsung India on Tuesday announced the availability of payment platform Samsung Pay for higher variants of SBI debit Card.   This will allow SBI debit card holders to make payments using Samsung smartphones at Point of Sale (PoS) card machines at merchant outlets. […]

‘Protectionism against Chinese products will boomerang on India’

‘Protectionism against Chinese  products will boomerang on India’

    Beijing, August 1 (IANS): India’s attempts to protect domestic industries from overseas competition may offer short-term benefits but will eventually hinder New Delhi’s industrial development, a Chinese daily said on Tuesday.   “The list of Chinese products covered by India’s trade remedy investigations is getting ever longer, expanding from garments, glass, minerals and […]

BlackBerry brings ‘KEYone’ smartphone to India @ Rs 39,990

  New Delhi, August 1 (IANS): Canadian mobile phone manufacturer BlackBerry on Tuesday launched its ‘KEYone’ Limited Edition Black smartphone in India for Rs 39,990. The device would be available on Amazon India and the sale will begin on August 8.   “We would like to congratulate our partner, Optiemus Infracom, on the launch of […]

Myanmar swine flu toll reaches 12

    Yangon, August 1 (IANS): The death toll from swine flu in Myanmar has risen to 12 with over 200 persons still hospitalised due to respiratory problems, state-media reported on Tuesday. The Health Ministry confirmed on Monday the death of two other patients admitted to a children’s hospital in Yangon city, Efe news quoted […]

Govt has no accurate data on illegal migrants, Rijiju tells LS

    NEW DELHI, AUGUST 1 (PTI): The government has no “accurate data” regarding illegal migrants who have entered India, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.   Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju also said that any particular community cannot be “branded” for having alleged links with terrorists and terrorism. “We cannot say […]