Burundi leadership answerable for crimes against humanity: UN

GENEVA, September 4 (Reuters): Burundian officials at the highest level should be held accountable for crimes against humanity and a list of suspects has been drawn up, a U.N. Commission of Inquiry said on Monday. The commission said there are reasonable grounds to believe crimes against humanity had been committed since April 2015 when President […]

A Teacher’s thoughts on Teachers’ Day

B Nellayappan Bhandari Today our nation celebrates Teachers’ Day with pride and on this auspicious day I convey my sincere greetings to all the dedicated teachers who strive hard to uplift the life of students through their tireless devotion to duty. Teachers are called the builders of nation and the prosperity and culture of a […]

Hong Kong scraps 24-hour BBC World Service radio channel

HONG KONG, September 4 (Reuters): Hong Kong’s public broadcaster RTHK dropped a 24-hour BBC World Service channel from its airwaves on Monday, replacing it with state radio from China in what critics say is a sign of encroaching Chinese control in the former British colony. Tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing’s ruling Communist Party leaders […]

A Teacher-centred Teacher’s Day

Vikali Shikhu Unity Village, Dimapur A decade ago when I read an article that quoted “Teaching is one profession that creates all other professions”, I experienced a wonderful feeling that there is something very special about teaching that makes the profession distinctly different from the rest. We all know the background of Teacher’s Day that […]

Teachers: Social engineers & builders of whole universe

Prof Mithilesh Kumar Sinha Finance Officer Nagaland University, Lumami On this Teachers Day, I acknowledge the teachers’ contribution and say to them wishful thanks for their selfless service of teachings all through the life as well as shaping the life of various students. Guru is given the status of GOD as God is the builder […]

After Kangana blast, Sussanne supports Hrithik

After Kangana blast, Sussanne supports Hrithik

After Kangana Ranaut blasted her ex, Hritik Roshan, in interviews with Rajat Sharma and Rajeev Masand last week, Sussanne Khan let the world know she supports her former husband with all her heart. Susanne posted a picture alongside Hritik, captioning it: ‘The is no allegation or sad plot that can have the weight to triumph […]

Kid Rock’s rumoured Senate run accused of breaking laws

Kid Rock’s rumoured Senate run accused of breaking laws

It seems like Kid Rock’s potential Senate run is in trouble. According to The sources, watchdog group Common Cause has filed a complaint over concerns Rock’s potential Senate run would be in violation of federal-election laws. Beyond frequently tweeting about the idea, Rock has gone as far as even setting up a website – kidrockforsenate.com […]

US pressure keeps Palestinians Blacklisted at the United Nations

Thalif Deen Inter Press Service   When Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposed the appointment of former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as UN’s Special Representative in Libya back in February, the proposal was shot down by US Ambassador Nikki Haley, purely because he was a Palestinian.   And speaking before the US House Appropriations State […]

How religion & partition shape each other in South Asia

Garga Chatterjee   On August 22, the Supreme Court of India’s five judge bench ruled that instant Triple Talaq was illegal and unconstitutional. This is but a small change in the Muslim Personal Law in the Indian Union which needs much more comprehensive reform. In the 1950s, several laws were passed by the Parliament of […]

The Hills and the Valley

Entrepreneurs harness trade and vibrant highways for peace!   Manipur and Nagaland’s land-linked geography, politics and history ensure they are interdependent and interconnected with each other. Highways are the arteries through which goods and services are transported. They also provide the means through which cross-cultural interactions are nurtured and relationships are cultivated.   However, remnants […]

Fat may influence cancer development

IANS   Adipose tissue, or fat, may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body, say researchers.   “Obesity is increasing dramatically worldwide, and is now also recognised as one of the major risk factors for cancer, with 16 different types of cancer […]

‘Democracy in crisis, we need to listen to those we dislike’

Saket Suman IANS   Former Planning Commission member Arun Maira contends that “physical violence” in the real world and “verbal violence” on social media against people whom “we do not approve of” are increasing today. With such trends on the rise, the very idea of democracy finds itself in a crisis.   The solution?   […]

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