Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Spain gives Catalan leader  8 days to drop independence

A Catalan separatist flag with a black ribbon hangs from a balcony in Barcelona, Spain on October 11. (REUTERS Photo)   MADRID/BARCELONA, October 12 (Reuters): Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and rule the region […]

Thousands evacuated in Vietnam as floods, landslides kill 46

HANOI, October 12 (Reuters): Heavy rain in northern and central Vietnam triggered floods and landslides that killed 46 people and 33 people were missing in the worst such disaster in years, the search and rescue committee said on Thursday.   Vietnam often suffers destructive storms and floods due to its long coastline. More than 200 […]

Burmese star tortoise comes back from extinction

New Delhi, October 12 (IANS): The population of critically endangered Burmese star tortoise, endemic to Myanmar and once considered extinct in nature, has multiplied to more than 14,000 through captive-breeding programmes, the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said on Thursday. Its population is currently growing 37% per year in breeding centres in Myanmar and approximately […]

Thailand asks Interpol’s help to find ex-PM Yingluck

Bangkok, October 12 (IANS): The police in Thailand said on Thursday Interpol has been asked to help locate and arrest fugitive former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra who was sentenced in absentia to five years of imprisonment for her role in a rice subsidy scam.   Police deputy spokesperson Krisana Pattanacharoen told Efe news that Interpol […]

‘Millions of weavers vulnerable due to GST’

Mudita Girotra IANS Millions of India’s poor artisans and craftspeople, struggling to keep alive their traditional crafts and livelihoods, have been hit hard by the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that has pitted them in an unequal battle against machine-made products, says craft activist Laila Tyabji.   “The position of weavers is […]

‘Govt to discuss bringing real estate under GST in Nov’

Washington, October 12 (PTI): The issue of bringing real estate under the GST’s ambit will be discussed next month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today, as he acknowledged that it is the one sector where maximum amount of tax evasion and cash generation takes place.   The matter will be discussed in the next meeting […]

Let’s start a two level reconciliation process

Witoubou Newmai   For so long Naga society has allowed its situation to be conveniently limited to the interests and viewpoints of ‘others.’ In the process, the ‘Naga vision’ and the ‘Naga course’ have been distorted to a great extent. This is so because the ‘others’ have taken strategic advantages of our weakness for comforts […]

Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google & Facebook

Associated Press Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they’re still inadvertently promoting it — often at the worst possible times.   Online services designed to engross users aren’t so easily retooled to promote greater accuracy, it turns out. Especially with online trolls, pranksters and more malicious types scheming to […]

‘Hotel California: 40th Anniversary…’ out on November 24

‘Hotel California: 40th Anniversary…’ out on November 24

American rock band The Eagles will release ‘Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” on November 24. “Hotel California” was a critical and commercial phenomenon when it was released in December 1976. The album topped the Billboard charts for eight weeks in the US, won two Grammy Awards and sold more than 32 million copies around […]

Wiz Khalifa excited for his debut India gig

Wiz Khalifa excited for his debut India gig

American rapper-singer-songwriter and actor Wiz Khalifa is looking forward to performing in India for the first time, and meet his fans in Goa later this year. The “See you again” hitmaker will be taking the centre-stage at the multi-genre music festival, Time Out 72, that debuts at Vagator in December. “Hey India, I’m really excited […]

Pink Floyd’s two albums to be reissued in November

Pink Floyd’s two albums to be reissued in November

Pink Floyd Records will reissue the English rock band’s albums “A Collection Of Great Dance Songs” and “Delicate Sound Of Thunder” on vinyl on November 17.   This marks the first time both albums will be available in this format for over 20 years. These recordings are the Grammy-winning band’s first ‘best of’ and live […]

Swara Bhaskar against disbanding of JNU sexual harassment

Swara Bhaskar against disbanding of JNU sexual harassment

Bollywood actress and JNU alumnus Swara Bhaskar today extended support to the varsity’s students and teachers who are demanding the reinstatement of its disbanded sexual harassment watchdog GSCASH.   Bhaskar, who was in JNU for the screening of her movie ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’, said the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) made it possible […]

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