Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif returns to face trial

Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif returns to face trial

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looks out the window of his plane after attending a ceremony to inaugurate the M9 motorway between Karachi and Hyderabad, Pakistan on February 3, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)   ISLAMABAD, November 2 (Reuters): Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned home on Thursday to face trial in an anti-corruption case […]

Public Services Delivery

Adv. Kezhokhoto Savi President NVCO Civil Rights & Duties awareness campaigner The ‘Model Public Service Law’ was one of the items included in the President’s address to Parliament on the 4th June 2009. The law is to cover functionaries providing important social services like education, health, rural development, etc., and commit them to their duties […]

SBI reduces lending rates on home & vehicle loans

Mumbai, November 2 (IANS): India’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday announced reduction of interest rates on home and automobile loans by five basis points. In a statement issued here the bank said, it has reduced home loan interest rates to 8.30 per cent.   Similarly, automobile loan is now offered at […]

Time to recognize facts

Witoubou Newmai There is plenty of blame to go around as far as the Manipur situation is concerned. The records of both the Union and the State Governments in dealing with such situations are full of blemishes.   Once again, the assertions on the issue of Manipur territorial integrity engaged by various groups and the […]

Think while you drink: the beer that fights climate change

Think while you drink: the beer that fights climate change

(REUTERS Photo)   “Beer is a universal language”   LONDON, November 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A British craft brewer has launched a beer made from melted polar ice caps, sending a case of “Make Earth Great Again” to the White House to highlight climate change denial.   Profits from the beer will be donated […]

Rae Bareli toll is 30, Rahul meets injured as NTPC plant shut down

Rae Bareli, November 2 (IANS) The death toll in the NTPC boiler blast here in Uttar Pradesh rose to 30 on Thursday, with more injured workers succumbing to their burn injuries. Power producer NTPC shut down the 500 MW unit following the accident.   The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Uttar […]

Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra

Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra

A photo of Pongo tapanuliensis, identified as a new species of orangutan is shown, found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra where a small population inhabit its Batag Toru forest, according to researchers November 2, 2017. Courtesy Andrew Walmsley/Handout via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, November 2 (Reuters) – Scientists have identified a new species of great […]

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