Phek: Stakeholders chalk out plan to double farmer’s income by 2022

  Dimapur, August 5 (MExN): A stakeholders meet for doubling the farmers income by 2022 was convened at DC Office Conference Hall, Phek on August 4.   The Stake holders from district Agriculture and Allied departments, KVK, the representatives of financial institutions like NABARD, State Bank of India and progressive NGO’s of the district attended […]

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P C asks why six FIPB secretaries not named as accused   New Delhi, August 5 (IANS): Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday asked the government why it had not named six secretaries of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) if the 2007 clearance given to a media house for receiving foreign funds was […]

Economist Rajiv Kumar appointed NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

    New Delhi, August 5 (IANS) Economist Rajiv Kumar has been appointed the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog in place of Arvind Panagariya, said informed souces.   Panagariya, an academician on leave from Columbia University, resigned as the NITI Aayog Vice Chairman on August 1.   Kumar, a senior fellow at Centre for Policy […]

Amir Khan confirms marriage split

Amir Khan confirms marriage split

  Amir Khan says his social media accounts have not been hacked and he has confirmed his split from wife Faryal Makhdoom.   Amir Khan has confirmed his split from his wife Faryal Makhdoom, after she claimed their social media accounts had been hacked.   On Friday (04.08.17), the 30-year-old professional boxer announced the break-up […]

Venkaiah Naidu elected Vice President of India

Venkaiah Naidu elected Vice President of India

    New Delhi, August 5 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu, who had humble origins in an agriculturist family in Andhra Pradesh, was on Saturday elected as the Vice of President of India, completing the quartet of top four constitutional posts — President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker — going […]

Six Tripura MLAs to join BJP on Monday: Minister

    New Delhi/Agartala, August 5 (IANS) Six Tripura legislators earlier axed by Trinamool Congress President and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will formally join the BJP on Monday, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.   MLAs Sudip Roy Barman, Ashish Kumar Saha, Diba Chandra Hrangkhawl, Biswa Bandhu Sen and Pranjit Singh […]

Putin goes fishing in Russia’s Siberia mountains

Putin goes fishing in Russia’s Siberia mountains

    MOSCOW, August 5 (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has gone spearfishing in southern Siberia’s mountains, the latest stunt for the action man and adventure-loving Russian leader.   Footage released Saturday by Russian state television stations showed Putin steering an inflatable boat and fishing bare-chested with a rod in a mountain lake, accompanied by […]

Tension grips north Kashmir after killing of three local LeT militants

Tension grips north Kashmir after killing of three local LeT militants

    Srinagar, August 5 (IANS) Spontaneous protests broke out on Saturday in north Kashmir areas after three local LeT militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Sopore town, with three persons injured in firing during clashes.   Three local LeT militants, identified as Danish Ahmad Dar of Sopore, Abid Hamid Mir […]

Genelia turns 30, Riteish calls her his ‘biggest support’

Genelia turns 30, Riteish calls her his ‘biggest support’

    Mumbai, August 5 (IANS) Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh heaped praise on his wife Genelia Deshmukh, calling her an “incredible woman” and his “biggest support” on her 30th birthday on Saturday.   Even a string of Bollywood celebrities sent out wishes for the “happy soul” to spread more “sunshine” with her smile.   Riteish, who […]

Aishwarya immerses father’s ashes at Sangam

Aishwarya immerses father’s ashes at Sangam

    Allahabad, August 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Saturday immersed the ashes of her late father here.   Accompanied by her mother Vrinda Rai, husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aradhya, they drove straight to the Sangam soon after arrival.   He father Krishna Raj Rai had passed away on March 18 […]