Kenya imposes world’s toughest law against plastic bags

NAIROBI, August 28 (Reuters): Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from Monday, as the world’s toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect. The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or […]

High salt intake may double heart failure risk

London, August 28 (IANS): Love to eat salted wafers, nuts, french fries and other processed foods? Beware, according to a study, high salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure. The findings showed that people who consume more than 13.7 grams of salt daily may be at two times higher risk of […]

Don’t get lured by schemes with abnormal returns: Sebi

Mathura, August 28 (PTI): Securities market regulator Sebi has cautioned the youth against falling for any scheme promising abnormal returns, especially ponzi ones.   “Instead of going through allurement, investors are advised to go through terms and conditions of the scheme carefully before investing,” Sebi DGM Surya Kant Sharma said today while delivering his keynote […]

You are all Heroes already!

Peter Rutsa In the midst of multiple decaying in various state departments of Nagaland, one government agency that has so far served its purpose well and lived up to its name is the “Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority” (NSDMA), formed in line with the nationwide “National Disaster Response Force” (NDRF). Since inception our state NSDMA […]

Of Oxford and protests elsewhere in Britain

Papri Sri Raman IANS Malala, Mexico, murder mystery, MI5, movies, music, milk of various kinds, hurrying mothers pushing buggies and herding toddlers — that’s Oxfordshire in Merry Ol’ England for you this summer. Malala Yousafzai has tweeted she is “so excited” to get a place at the University of Oxford, where the 20-year-old Nobel Peace […]

The Gorkhaland Movement and Indian Politics

The Gorkhaland Movement and Indian Politics

Dr Trent Brown Australia India Institute The struggle for a separate state of ‘Gorkhaland’ in the Darjeeling hills is several decades old. But an emerging class division within the movement is characteristic of major tensions in Indian regional politics today The Darjeeling Hills featured prominently in headlines around India this week, as the Gorkhaland statehood […]

Quality education ahoy

Quality education ahoy

R. Hingba Paul Asst. Prof., St. Josephs’ College Jakhama, Kohima, Nagaland “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, Nelson Mandela What is real education to this modern competitive world? It can mean to any learning for a purpose with quality. Education is a call of attracting attention, herein […]

Statins may cut breast cancer risk

Statins may cut breast cancer risk

London, August 28 (IANS) Women who take statins — cholesterol lowering drugs — may be at a lower risk of developing breast cancer and subsequent mortality, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.   The findings showed that compared to those without high cholesterol, patients with high cholesterol had a 45 per cent reduced risk […]

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