UN urges Myanmar to rein in security forces

UN urges Myanmar to rein in security forces

GENEVA, August 29 (Reuters): The top United Nations human rights official called on authorities in Myanmar on Tuesday to ensure that the security forces refrain from using disproportionate force against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, condemned coordinated attacks by insurgents on security forces last Friday, but […]

Eating dark chocolates may prevent diabetes

New York, August 29 (IANS): Love to gorge on dark chocolates? According to a study, compounds found in cocoa — the main ingredient of chocolate — can actually help prevent as well as treat diabetes. The findings showed that cocoa compound named epicatechin monomers helps the body release more insulin and responds to increased blood […]

Take measures to keep prices of onions in control: Centre

New Delhi, August 29 (IANS): In a bid to keep prices of essential commodities under control, the Centre has decided to enable the states and Union territories to take action against dealers in onions who engage in speculative trading, hoarding and profiteering. According to a statement released on Tuesday, the central government notified on August […]

India imposes limits on sugar stocks ahead of festive season

NEW DELHI, August 29 (Reuters): India, the world biggest sugar consumer, on Tuesday imposed inventory level limits on sugar mills in an attempt to keep prices under control during the upcoming festive season. Sugar mills will not be allowed to hold more than 21 percent of their output in stocks by the end of September, […]

Information security spending in India to hit $1.5bn in 2017

New Delhi, August 29 (IANS): Spending on information security products and services in India will reach $1.5 billion in 2017 — an increase of 12 per cent over last year, market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday. The strong growth was attributed to the widespread skills shortages and proliferation of new security initiatives that several […]



Dr. Salikyu Sangtam St. Joseph University The constant plea, on the part of many, for all tribes to unite and do away with tribalism has gained a significant eminence in our society’s discourse, especially with regard to solving the innumerable social and political maladies afflicting us. Realistically, this plea for a ‘united’ Naga is quite […]

Thailand has no plan to revoke passports of former PM Yingluck

BANGKOK, August 29 (Reuters): Thailand has no immediate plan to revoke the passports of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, after she fled the country last week ahead of a court ruling in a negligence case. Yingluck, 50, was elected Thailand’s first female prime minister in 2011 and is the […]

War crimes suits against Sri Lankan ambassador in Brazil

War crimes suits against Sri  Lankan ambassador in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, August 29 (AP): Human rights groups in South America are alleging war crimes violations in lawsuits filed against a former Sri Lankan general who is now his Asian nation’s ambassador to Brazil and five other countries in Latin America. The suits against Jagath Jayasuriya are based on his role as a commander […]

Tales of a city in transition

Himani Kothari IANS Book Review: Bangalore: A Graphic Novel; Authors: Various; Compiled by: Jai Undurti & Praveen Vempadapu; Publisher: Syenagiri; Pages: 84; Price: Rs 400 If Bengaluru were a person, it could be like a member of Bollywood’s fabled Kapoor family whose succeeding generations have managed to remain relevant even as times and norms change. […]

Apple may launch iPhone 8 on September 12

San Francisco, August 29 (IANS): Apple is expected to launch its next flagship device iPhone 8 on September 12, a media report said. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is expected to release three new devices — iPhone 8 along with the updated versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — that […]

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