Broad-based consultations will facilitate resolution of Nagaland political problem, says CM T R Zeliang

Broad-based consultations will facilitate resolution of Nagaland political problem, says CM T R Zeliang

  Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang today hoped that broad-based consultations with all sections of the society will facilitate resolution of the Naga political problem, which will be “inclusive, honourable and acceptable to all”.   Kohima, August 15 (PTI): Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang today hoped that broad-based consultations with all sections of […]

Government directs removal of ‘Blue Whale’ game links

Government directs removal of ‘Blue Whale’ game links

  New Delhi, August 15 (IANS) The government has directed technology giants, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo to remove all links which direct users to the dangerous online game “The Blue Whale Challenge”.   The game had allegedly claimed the life of a Mumbai teenager Manpreet Singh Sahani last month.   “Instances of children […]

Blue Whale Challenge: Kerala Police probe youngster’s death

  Thiruvananthapuram, August 15 (IANS) While the Centre has launched efforts to tackle the problems posed by ‘The Blue Whale challenge’ by ordering removal of all internet links to the online game, Kerala Police have begun a probe into the death of a local teenager.   The police action came after the Class XI student’s […]

North Korea spat renews push to change Guam’s government

North Korea spat renews push to change Guam’s government

  HAGATNA, Guam, August 15 (AP) — The nuclear conflict with North Korea that has made Guam the target of a threatened attack has led to new calls to change the government of the Pacific island whose inhabitants are American citizens but have no say in electing the president or the use of military force. […]

How to stay safe when lightning hits

How to stay safe when lightning hits

  WASHINGTON, August 15 (AP) — Here are some lightning safety tips from the National Weather Service.   WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS   The safest place to be in a thunderstorm is indoors. Stay inside until 30 minutes passes after the last roar of thunder.   If you’re going to be outside, pay attention […]

Oops? Trump retweets critic saying ‘he’s a fascist’

Oops? Trump retweets critic saying ‘he’s a fascist’

  WASHINGTON, August 15 (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to have mistakenly retweeted a message from one of his critics saying “he’s a fascist.”   Trump deleted his retweet Tuesday after about five minutes, but not before the message sent to his 35 million followers racked up a big response.   Trump seems to […]

Thousands transferred, branches closed, but no major protests in SBI

Thousands transferred, branches closed, but no major protests in SBI

  Chennai, August 15 (IANS) India’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), has rationalised 716 offices (594 branches and 122 administrative offices) and several thousands of employees have been transferred beginning this fiscal, but, strangely, there have been no major protests, top officials said.   Several hundreds of offices would be closed and thousands […]

Government to handhold farmers from seeds to markets: Modi

  New Delhi, August 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government would handhold farmers right from procurement of seeds to access to the markets in order to improve their lives.   “Unless we give them facilities from seed to the market, we cannot change their fate,” Modi said in his speech […]

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif seeks review of court ruling

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif seeks review of court ruling

  ISLAMABAD, August 15 (Reuters) – Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday sought a review of a Supreme Court decision that disqualified him from office over undeclared assets, an official from his ruling party said on Tuesday.   Sharif, 67, resigned during his third stint as prime minister shortly after the Supreme Court […]

Crime against women, children matter of concern: Meghalaya CM

  Shillong, August 15 (IANS) Expressing concern over crimes against women and children, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said women’s police stations have been set up in seven districts of the state.   The creation of such police stations in the remaining four districts was under consideration of the government, he said after […]

Prachi Desai injured while shooting for ‘Kosha’

Prachi Desai injured while shooting for ‘Kosha’

  Mumbai, August 15 (IANS) Actress Prachi Desai hurt herself while shooting for a scene in her upcoming film “Kosha”. She says after wrapping up she felt her bruises were “completely worth it”.   A scene required Prachi to show anger and punch a wooden plank.   “Initially, the actress used boxing hand wraps, but […]

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