KVK Tuensang conduct soil health camp

  Tuensang, August 12 (MExN): Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tuensang conducted awareness cum soil health camp on August 8 at Chendang village. Chendang is one of the adopted villages of the KVK. Sixty one participants attended the programme.   Keynote address was delivered by Tokiho Achumi. He urged the farmers of the village to take advantage […]

Nitish govt to launch drive against child marriage

  Patna, August 12 (PTI) The Bihar government will launch a drive against child marriage and provide financial assistance for supplementary diet to pregnant women and new born children.   This was decided at a review meeting of Health department chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Health minister […]

Jharkhand assembly passes anti-conversion, land bills

  Ranchi, August 12 (IANS) Amid protests by the opposition, the Jharkhand Assembly on Saturday passed the Religious Independence Bill, 2017, banning conversions, and an amendment to the Land Acquisition Act 2013, removing the need for social impact assessment for certain category of projects.   The opposition walked out when voting was taking place on […]

Dalai Lama cancels Botswana visit ‘due to exhaustion’

Dalai Lama cancels Botswana visit ‘due to exhaustion’

  GABORONE, August 12 (Reuters) – Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has cancelled a planned visit to Botswana because of exhaustion, his office said, a move that is likely to be welcomed by China, a major investor in the African country.   The Dalai Lama had been expected to address a human rights […]

Eleven dead in Kenya as post-election riots flare

Eleven dead in Kenya as post-election riots flare

  NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya, August 12 (Reuters) – Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.   The bodies of nine young men shot dead […]

Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year’s fastest time

Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year’s fastest time

  LONDON, August 12 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4×100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year.   Bolt, who announced on Monday that he would also run in […]

True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

  By Anil K. Rajvanshi IANS | August 12, 2017   My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow jails and was released in 1946.   I often used to ask him whether he and hundreds and thousands of Indians like him […]

Feelers sent out to insurgents in Manipur: CM

Feelers sent out to insurgents in Manipur: CM

  Imphal, August 12 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has welcomed talks between leaders of former militant groups with New Delhi’s interlocutor. He also said feelers had been sent out to insurgents still fighting the state.   Debendra Sharma, a former director of the Intelligence Bureau, has started talks to settle issues, including […]

Shutdown in Kashmir to protect Article 35A

  Srinagar, August 12 (IANS) Life across the Kashmir Valley and parts of the Jammu region was on Saturday adversely affected due to a shutdown called to protect Article 35A that gives special rights to Jammu and Kashmir.   Shops, businesses, educational institutions and public transport remained shut here on Saturday in response to the […]