Age limit to join NPS raised to 65 years: Regulator

New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) on Monday announced that the upper age limit for joining the National Pension Scheme (NPS) had been raised to 65 years, from the current 60. Chairman PFRDA Hemant Contractor made the announcement here at a conference on “Transferring Superannuation Funds to National […]

Bannon: Comey firing was biggest mistake in ‘modern political history’

Washington, September 11 (IANS): US President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey was perhaps the greatest mistake in “modern political history”, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has suggested in an interview.   Bannon made the statement during an online segment of his interview with “60 Minutes” […]

‘E-cigarettes linked to risk of heart attack and stroke’

London, September 11 (IANS): Vaping e-cigarettes with nicotine may cause stiffening of the arteries in humans and that may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life, researchers have found.   Researchers conducted a study that included young adults — average age of 26 — with no history of electronic cigarette use […]

SC asks Jaypee Infratech to deposit Rs 2000 cr

New Delhi, September 12 (PTI): The Supreme Court today directed the embattled real estate firm Jaypee associates to deposit Rs 2000 crore by October 27 with its registry and asked the NCLT- appointed interim resolution professional (IRP) to take over its management and work out a plan to protect the interests of homebuyers and creditors. […]

Tom Alter fighting stage four skin cancer in Mumbai hospital

Tom Alter fighting stage four skin cancer in Mumbai hospital

Veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter, 67, is battling stage four skin cancer at a Mumbai hospital, his son said on Monday.   Upset over “factually incorrect” stories about his father suffering stage four bone cancer, Jamie told IANS over phone: “It is what is called a squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin […]

Benedict Cumberbatch joins ‘Gypsy Boy’

Benedict Cumberbatch joins ‘Gypsy Boy’

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been roped in to feature in the upcoming film “Gypsy Boy”, based on Mikey Walsh’s best-selling memoir by the same name.   Morgan Matthews will be directing the film, with producers Dee Koppang O’Leary and Kevin Loader working on the production, which is currently slated for a summer 2018 release, reports […]

My innocence is intact: Sanjay Dutt

My innocence is intact: Sanjay Dutt

He has fought battles with drug abuse, faced a jail term and has had a tumultuous personal life. Actor Sanjay Dutt says that there are many lessons he has learnt and that his “innocence” is intact.   Sanjay, who had made a rocking debut in Bollywood with “Rocky” in 1981, put his personal life in […]

Spicey skits bring an Emmy for Melissa McCarthy

Spicey skits bring an Emmy for Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy on Sunday for her spoofs of former White House spokesman Sean Spicer on “Saturday Night Live” in television sketches that went viral   With slicked back hair and wearing ill-fitting suits, McCarthy played Spicer, whom she dubbed Spicey, as an enraged man who attacks the media, craves the praise of […]

Cara Mund is crowned Miss America

Cara Mund is crowned Miss America

Cara Mund is not worried that she may begin her year-long reign as Miss America by starting a Twitter war with the nation’s Tweeter-In-Chief.   The 23-year-old Miss North Dakota won the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City after saying in an onstage interview that President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States […]

DEVELOPMENT: A Highly Misunderstood Concept In Nagaland

DEVELOPMENT: A Highly Misunderstood Concept In Nagaland

Dr. Salikyu Sangtam St. Joseph University   ‘Development,’ is a highly misunderstood concept in Nagaland. We, both educated and uneducated, tend to habitually associate ‘development’ with the accumulation of material commodities such as money, wealth, property, land, vehicle, house, etc. No wonder, when people in Nagaland talk about ‘development,’ they usually have in mind the […]

When will football develop in Nagaland!

David Hanneng Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, Tetso College, Sovima   In a time where socio-politico problems have overshadowed every sphere of life in the state, it’s good to look at other issues which demand attention. The question is of the development of sports in general and football in particular, in our state.   Why […]

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