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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

More important to make toilets than mosques, temples: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

More important to make toilets than mosques, temples: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

    New Delhi, August 10 (IANS) Be it Akshay Kumar-starrer “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” or his own directorial “Mere Pyaare Prime Minister”, films delving into the need to eradicate open defecation are “timely”, says filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who…

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…

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…

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)…

Trump’s threat against North Korea: Credible or premature articulation?

Trump’s threat against North Korea: Credible or premature articulation?

    By Mayank Chhaya IANS | August 10, 2017   The problem with issuing a dire ultimatum as a first response to a traditionally bellicose regime is that the one issuing it is boxed in. That could well be…

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…

‘Enjoy the beaches’: Resilient Guam shrugs off North Korea threat

‘Enjoy the beaches’: Resilient Guam shrugs off North Korea threat

    GUAM, August 10 (Reuters) – With all the sabre-rattling of North Korea and the prospect of the waters off Guam becoming a new testing ground for its intermediate-range missiles, the people of this tiny U.S. Pacific territory seem…