‘N Korea’s ‘reckless behaviour’ requires global response’

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 10 (Reuters): North Korea’s “reckless behaviour” is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sunday.   NATO has not been directly involved in the crisis, which saw Pyongyang carry out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a week ago, but has repeatedly […]

India pulls off cheaper LNG price from Australia

New Delhi, September 10 (IANS): India has renegotiated the price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) it imports from Gorgon project in Australia that will result in savings of more than Rs 10,000 crore, according to Petroleum Ministry sources here on Sunday. “Happy to share good news that India has, yet again, been able to address […]

Hundreds of thousands to rally for Catalan independence from Spain

MADRID/BARCELONA, SEPTEMBER 10 (Reuters): Hundreds of thousands of Catalans are expected to rally in the streets of Barcelona on Monday in what campaigners hope will be a show of support for independence after Madrid moved to block a planned referendum on the region’s split from Spain.   The ‘Diada’ day of Sept. 11, which commemorates […]

Australia gay marriage rally draws record crowd ahead of postal vote

SYDNEY, SEPTEMBER 10 (REUTERS): More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney on Sunday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country.   Organizers said the gathering was Australia’s largest gay rights demonstration, as a diverse range of people clad in rainbow colours […]

E-commerce platforms pave way for SMEs to sell products

New Delhi, September 10 (IANS): Aiming to ease hurdles faced by small sellers to showcase products online, many e-commerce platforms are offering incentives to bridge the gap by removing intermediaries and delivering products from the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to consumers.   The country’s customer-to-customer (C2C) market, which is sized at around $5 billion […]

Taxmen to snoop on social media to trace black money

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 10 (PTI): A photo of your shiny new luxury car on Instagram or a costly watch on Facebook may lead the taxman to your door as the tax department from next month will begin amassing virtual information to trace black money.   ‘Project Insight’, likely to be launched next month, will use […]

NPSC: Revamp or Perish

Moa Jamir   The Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) is yet again under scrutiny with the charges of alleged practice of “favoritism” and “manipulation” by its members in the personality test (viva-voce) especially in the coveted NCS, NPS, NSS & Allied Services Examination it holds annually.   Coming on the heels of furor in June […]

Why Indian cities must go for low-carbon energy

Soumya Sarkar IANS   As India urbanises at a rapid pace, there’s a daunting challenge in balancing higher energy use with a development model that is not fossil fuel-intensive and slows the growth of carbon emissions. Besides the mega cities, hundreds of smaller ones are growing exponentially across the country and there is urgent need […]

Scientists have decoded secret to thriving in life

IANS   Doing well in life, it seems, is not as difficult as we tend to assume when life throws a few tough challenges at us. A new study has found that what it takes to thrive, rather than merely survive, could be as simple as feeling good about life and yourself and being good […]

INDIAN JOURNALIST’S MURDER: The Ultimate Form of Press Censorship?

INDIAN JOURNALIST’S MURDER: The  Ultimate Form of Press Censorship?

Manipadma Jena Inter Press Service   Dauntlessly crusading against curbs on freedom of speech, fifty-five-year-old Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was gunned down at her very doorstep in Bengaluru city on the evening of Sep. 5, taking three bullets of the seven fired in her lungs and heart. She was shot from just three feet away. […]

‘90 companies responsible for half of global temperature rise’

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS): Emissions by 90 largest carbon producers contributed almost half of global surface temperature increase and roughly 30 per cent of global sea level rise since 1880, says an international study.   They blame 50 investor-owned carbon producers, including BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Peabody, Shell and Total, for roughly 16 per […]

1 2 3 7