Improving world economy still needs help from low rates

WASHINGTON, October 15 (AP): The world economy is the healthiest it’s been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it, the International Monetary Fund says.   “There was a strong consensus that the global outlook is strengthening,” said Agustin Carstens, governor […]

India calls for urgent revision of IMF quota

Washington, October 15 (PTI): India has called for urgent revision of the quota of International Monetary Fund in favour of dynamic emerging market so as to reflect the ground realties of the world.   Addressing the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank in Washington, finance minister Arun Jaitley hoped that this can be […]

WhatsApp for Android beta version brings major updates

San Francisco, October 15 (IANS): The newest Beta version of WhatsApp for Android has several updates, including a smaller app size and a feature that would notify the contacts when you change your number, a media report said. According to technology website Teknepolis, the latest package 2.17.375 takes up less space when downloading and installing. […]

Hundreds of US Marines leave Australia after troop rotation

SYDNEY, October 15 (Reuters): Three hundred U.S. Marines flew out of Australia on Sunday as their troop rotation came to an end, the first of a 1,250-strong force to leave the Pacific nation after being stationed for six months in the country’s far north.   The sixth rotational group was the most advanced contingent to […]

Afghan Taliban deny former hostage’s claims of murder, rape

PESHAWAR, October 15 (Reuters): A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.   Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were held by the […]

The Urbanisation of Malnutrition

The Urbanisation of Malnutrition

Manipadma Jena Inter Press Service   Poor shelter, lack of sanitation and hygiene in slums, and insufficient family and community support further compound the problems of the urban poor   Rapid urbanisation is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. One in three stunted under-five children out of 155 million across […]

Mexico City “bike mayor”

Sophie HaresThomson Reuters Foundation   Zipping through streets teeming with people and traffic after the earthquake that rocked Mexico City last month, cyclists helped locate collapsed buildings where people might be trapped, and ferried tools and supplies to rescue teams.   In the days after the Sept. 19 disaster, over 1,000 cyclists linked up to […]

Football in Nagaland – A Collective Failure

Moa Jamir Football – a game with unmatched global reach – is also ardently followed in Nagaland. Such is the passion for football that the people have fostered lifelong affinities with certain teams and players, while the state media devote considerable news space to the game. The coverage is mostly international or national with rare […]

Is the plethora of sporting events in Nagaland contributing towards positive development of local sportspersons?

Some of those who Some of those who voted YES had this to say:  Yes, it contributes towards development of local sportsperson only to a limited extent. However the development is not big enough to take them to the state or national level.   Yes, but only to some extent. These sporting events are only the first […]

Could cyberattacks knock out lights in the US? Not so easily

Associated Press   Hackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company late last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks.   John Hultquist, director of intelligence analysis for FireEye, said Wednesday that phishing emails were sent on Sept. 22 to executives at the […]

Mutual Fund assets in North East rise 66%

Mumbai, October 15 (PTI): Mutual fund players’ total assets under management (AUM) from the North East have grown 65.76 per cent in a year to Rs 14,454 crore as of August this year, spurred by aggressive marketing and awareness campaigns by the industry.   Markets regulator Sebi mandates mutual funds (MFs) to set apart 2 […]

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