AR undertakes civic action programmes across Nagaland

  Dimapur, August 10 (MExN): Assam Rifles battalions under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) organized various civic action programmes across the state.   The 9 AR organised awareness campaign, counseling classes and screened a documentary movie on HIV/AIDS at Nerhe Model Village under Chiephobozou sub division, Kohima district on August 2.   The event, […]

At least 27 people killed in Congo protest – Human Rights Watch

At least 27 people killed in Congo protest – Human Rights Watch

  KINSHASA, August 10 (Reuters) – At least 27 people, including three police officers, were killed in clashes between protesters and police in Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.   The majority of the deaths were in the capital, Kinshasa, where members of the separatist sect Bundu dia […]

Analysis: Trump throws his own North Korea strategy a curve

Analysis: Trump throws his own North Korea strategy a curve

    WASHINGTON, August 10 (AP) — Just when President Donald Trump’s strategy for North Korea was finally starting to show dividends, he threw it a curve.   At long last, his administration seemed to be speaking with one voice on a key national security issue, a surprisingly elusive task in Trump’s first six months. […]

Parliament passes bill on action against loan defaulters

  New Delhi, August 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which will enable the government to empower the RBI to direct lender banks to act against big loan defaulters.   The bill, which amends the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, will replace the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017. […]

Expenditure on subsidies to fall over next 2 years: Government

    New Delhi, August 10 (IANS) In major reforms, the government expenditure on major subsidies like petroleum, food and fertilisers is estimated to come down in the next two years with the payout on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to be completely removed from March 2018.   “Over the projection period, the government expenditure on […]

70 years of India-Pak tensions unresolved

70 years of India-Pak tensions unresolved

    NEW DELHI, August 10 (AP): When the British ended two centuries of colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent in August 1947, they left a jigsaw legacy — the vast country of India flanked on either side by a newly created Pakistan split in two parts. Excitement over independence was quickly overshadowed by some […]

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

  LONDON, August 10 (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals.   In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along […]

Vitamin therapy could help prevent skin cancer

    Sydney, August 10 (IANS) A vitamin therapy using a form of vitamin B3 may have the potential for preventing melanoma in high-risk individuals, a new review has suggested   Niacinamide (nicotinamide) is a form of vitamin B3 (niacin) and is used to prevent and treat niacin deficiency (pellagra).   Niacin deficiency can cause […]

Shah has brought back Jan Sangh work culture: Modi

    New Delhi, August 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised Amit Shah on completing three years as the BJP President and on being elected to the Rajya Sabha, saying he had brought back the culture of hard work known in the Jan Sangh days.   Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s parliamentary […]