China’s ethnic Yi struggle against poverty

China’s ethnic Yi struggle against poverty

    LIANGSHAN, China, August 7 (Reuters) – For Jisi Lazuo, the torch festival in her village in southwest China should be a celebration involving colourful ethnic clothes and eating freshly slaughtered pig.   Instead, it’s a time of stress.   “In my heart I always get worried when the torch festival comes along,” said […]

‘India setting up energy cooperation network with neighbours’

    Agartala, August 7 (IANS) India is setting up an energy cooperation network with neighbouring countries Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal and huge pipelines would be laid as part of the ambitious project, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Monday.   “Through diplomatic channels, India already tied up to set up an energy cooperation […]

Tripura Sarva Shiksha teachers call off hunger strike

    Agartala, August 7 (IANS) Tripura Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan teachers on Monday called off their indefinite hunger strike on the seventh day after the state Governor assured that talks would be held to resolve their demand for regularisation of their jobs.   “We have called off our indefinite hunger strike after Governor Tathagata Roy […]

Nationwide bankers strike on August 22

    Chennai, August 7 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has given notice of their decision to go on nationwide strike on August 22 to protest reforms in the banking sector and other issues, said a top union leader on Monday.   “We have given a strike notice. The strike will be […]

NCP dissolved in Arunachal Pradesh, merges with NPP

  Itanagar, August 7 (IANS) In a huge blow to Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday dissolved the party and merged it with the National People’s Party (NPP) in the state.   The dissolution of the NCP in this BJP-ruled the state came after NCP leaders alleged that NCP […]

Farooq warns of ‘uprising’ if article 35A is axed

    Srinagar, August 7 (IANS) National Conference President and Lok Sabha member Farooq Abdullah on Monday warned of an “uprising” if Article 35A of the Constitution was abrogated.   Speaking to the media at his residence after a meeting of opposition leaders, he said: “When it will come to that decision, you will see […]

‘Chickens vs. Aliens’ and other modern myths by Syrian refugee children

‘Chickens vs. Aliens’ and other modern myths by Syrian refugee children

    “Travelling Tales” aims to encourage communication between young refugees and others children, through the universal language of myth and wild imagination   LONDON, August 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the fairy tale of “The Travelling Princess”, the heroine is granted one wish: to travel through foreign lands, meet new friends and share […]

Almost 190,000 evacuated as thunderstorms roil northeast China

Almost 190,000 evacuated as thunderstorms roil northeast China

    BEIJING, August 7 (Reuters) – Thunderstorms have battered northeastern China’s Liaoning province for several days, killing three people and prompting the evacuation of almost 190,000, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday.   The storms, which began on Thursday, have hit seven cities including the major port city of Dalian, Xinhua said.   […]