Building Trust & Social movements

Social movements in the Naga context cannot take the people for granted just because the issue is one of public concern. They need to engage in building trust with truth and rise above divisive forces. Only when trust is embraced by the Naga social movements, can it bring understanding, solidarity, and unity in purpose and […]

Urban flooding is caused by plastic clogging, poor drainage

Amiya Kumar Kushwaha IANS   Urban floods are entirely manmade with poorly maintained drains, plastic bags, shrinking open spaces and climate change contributing to accumulation of water on roads after a heavy downpour, experts say.   They said that steps such as rainwater harvesting, ban on use of plastic bags and better use of weather […]

Work on bullet train project to start on September 14: Goyal

New Delhi, September 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will on Thursday lay the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train project, connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad, in Ahmedabad, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.   “The commencement of work on the country’s first High Speed Rail (Bullet train) […]

Rajnath assures Kashmir on Article 35A, says things improving in Valley

Srinagar/Jammu, September 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday sought to address the concerns over the legal challenge to the Constitution’s Article 35A by stating that the Narendra Modi government would do nothing that would go against the aspirations of Kashmiri people while also asserting that he was ready to come here and […]

Girl made to stand in boys’ toilet in Hyderabad school

Hyderabad, September 11 (IANS) In a shocking incident, an 11-year-old girl was made to stand in the boys’ toilet in a private school as punishment for not wearing school uniform.   The incident occurred on Saturday in Rao’s High School in Ramchandrapuram on the outskirts of Hyderabad but came to light on Monday after a […]

India, Afghanistan committed to fighting cross-border terrorism

India, Afghanistan committed to fighting cross-border terrorism

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj with Salahuddin Rabbani, minister of foreign affairs of Afghanistan before a meeting in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI Photo)   New Delhi, September 11 (IANS) India and Afghanistan on Monday sent a strong message to Pakistan and committed to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with each other and fight cross-border terrorism and terror […]

Dalai Lama has reservations over US decision to exit climate pact

Dalai Lama has reservations over US decision to exit climate pact

Dharamsala, September 11 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said he has some reservations about the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact, saying recent disasters have lessons to teach to the world about climate change impact.   “I have some reservations about the slogan ‘American first’ and the […]

Storm Irma brings flooding to parts of Florida; Cuba reports 10 killed

Storm Irma brings flooding to parts of Florida; Cuba reports 10 killed

A tree sits atop two cars in wake of Hurricane Irma making landfall in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S. September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Gregg Newton   TAMPA, Fla.,/MIAMI, September 11 (Reuters) – Downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma flooded several northern Florida cities with heavy rain and high storm surge on Monday as it headed […]

U.N. rights boss sees possible “crimes against humanity” in Venezuela

U.N. rights boss sees possible “crimes against humanity” in Venezuela

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights arrives at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse   GENEVA, September 11 (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights chief said on Monday that Venezuelan security forces may have committed crimes […]