Nissan adds range to cheaper Leaf, but new drivers are key

Nissan adds range to cheaper Leaf, but new drivers are key

New Nissan LEAF electric vehicle is displayed after the world premiere in Chiba, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Nissan’s new Leaf electric car goes farther on a charge and comes with autonomous drive technology and single-pedal driving. But whether it can catch on with anyone but the most zealously green-minded remains to be seen. […]

Press Councils of India, Myanmar sign MoU on cooperation

New Delhi, September 6 (IANS) The Press Council of India and its counterpart in Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of media during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.   The first such MoU between the two neighbours assumes significance for the northeastern region […]

$800mn needed to eliminate measles from South East Asia by 2020: WHO

Male (Maldives), September 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) needs to pump in over $800 million to eliminate measles from five developing economies of South East Asia (SEA) — Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Timor Leste — by 2020, the global health body said on Wednesday.   The deadline for elimination of the highly […]

What is a hydrogen bomb

What is a hydrogen bomb

TOKYO, September 6 (AP) — North Korea says it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in its latest nuclear test Sunday. Outside experts haven’t been able to verify that claim, but say it’s plausible. If true, it would represent a major step forward in North Korea’s effort to develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the […]

Factbox: Humanitarian crisis worsens in Bangladesh as many Rohingya flee Myanmar

Factbox: Humanitarian crisis worsens in Bangladesh as many Rohingya flee Myanmar

Rohingya refugees walk through a paddy field after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui   September 6 (Reuters) – About 146,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in late August, U.N. workers said on Wednesday.   This has brought to 233,000 the number of […]

Pope says Colombia visit is “special”, hopes it will promote peace

Pope says Colombia visit is “special”, hopes it will promote peace

Pope Francis boards a plane for his 5-days pastoral visit to Colombia at Fiumicino international airport in Rome, Italy, September 6, 2017. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS   ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, September 6 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Thursday he hopes his forthcoming visit to Colombia will help a fledgling peace process in the […]

Erdogan says Turkey will send 10,000 tonnes aid to Myanmar’s Rohingya

Erdogan says Turkey will send 10,000 tonnes aid to Myanmar’s Rohingya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a ceremony marking the 95th anniversary of Victory Day at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Turkey August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas   ANKARA, September 6 (Reuters) – Turkey will provide 10,000 tonnes of aid to help Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar, President Tayyip Erdogan […]

Supreme Court orders government to appoint police to stop attacks over cows

Supreme Court orders government to appoint police to stop attacks over cows

Tripods of television crew stand in front of the Indian Supreme Court building in New Delhi December 7, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files   NEW DELHI, September 6 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered central and state governments to appoint police officers to stop hardline Hindu activists from attacking people to protect cows.   India […]

Equities slip on negative global cues, sell-off in index heavyweights

Mumbai, September 6 (IANS) Negative global cues, coupled with heavy selling pressure in index heavyweights like Sun Pharma and ITC and substantial outflow of foreign funds, pulled key Indian equity indices — the NSE Nifty50 and the BSE Sensex — lower on Wednesday.   Sectorwise, the S&P BSE healthcare, FMCG and capital goods indices, among […]

Parineeti becomes 1st Indian woman ambassador for Tourism Aus

Parineeti becomes 1st Indian woman ambassador for Tourism Aus

Melbourne, September 6 (PTI) Australia has roped in Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra to be its first Indian woman Ambassador to encourage Indians to visit the country.   She was presented the Friend of Australia (FOA) recognition by Australian Consul General Tony Huber for her contribution to promote Australia recently, according to Tourism Australia (TA) statement. […]

Bollywood condemns journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder

Bollywood condemns journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder

Mumbai, September 6 (PTI) Bollywood celebrities such as Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza have condemned the killing of senior journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, calling it an attack on independent press.   The Kannada journalist-activist, known for her left- leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants […]