Chinese pressure shut us out of UN climate talks, says Taiwan

TAIPEI, NOVEMBER 14 (Reuters): Taiwan said its environment minister has been prevented from attending an annual U.N. climate meeting even with credentials as a non-governmental participant due to pressure from China.   It represents the latest case of self-ruled Taiwan not being able to take part in an international event because of opposition from China, […]

Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

A rescue worker searches the debris with his sniffing dog on the earthquake site in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran on November 14. (AP Photo)   ANKARA, November 14 (Reuters): Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 530 people and injured thousands, state television reported […]

Xiaomi shares top slot with Samsung in India

New Delhi, November 14 (IANS): Buoyed by strong sales in the run-up to Diwali, Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi has for the first time shared the top slot with South Korean giant Samsung in the Indian smartphone market, with a market share of 23.5 per cent and having shipped 9.2 million smartphones in the quarter   […]

‘Sweet news’ as Bengal wins GI tag for ‘rosogolla’

Kolkata, November 14 (IANS): Ending a bitter fight with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal on Tuesday won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the iconic ‘rosogolla’, signifying that the spongy, syrupy sweet originated in its territory. The announcement by the GI registry has drawn the final curtain over an intense two-and-a-half year battle between the two […]

Bharti sells stake in tower biz for Rs 3,325 cr to trim debt

MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 14 (PTI): Bharti Airtel said today that it has sold 83 million sharesin its mobile tower subsidiary, Bharti Infratel, for over Rs 3,325 crore via stock market deal and will use the proceeds to pare debts.   The secondary share sale was executed at Rs 400.6 per share, representing 3.6% discount to the […]

IT spending in India to hit $87.1 bn in 2018

Panaji, November 14 (IANS): Riding on the wave of digital transformation, the IT spending in India is forecast to hit $87.1 billion in 2018 — an increase of 9.2 per cent from $79.7 billion (estimated) this year, Gartner said on Tuesday.   Enterprise software and IT services continue to exhibit strong growth, with devices segment […]

The Catastrophe has Happened

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir The state government was waiting for this power catastrophe. The comprehensive power policy formulated by the state government in 2014 was meant only for the paper and not to generate power and light. The woeful tale and the impending danger were left unattended. This apathetic response of the Nagaland Government is the […]

Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

This image of Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter account shows a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website, including his responses to the communications, which he posted on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The direct messages had been turned over to congressional committees investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 election […]

Rethinking the Issue of Migrants and Immigrants in Dimapur

Rethinking the Issue of Migrants and Immigrants in Dimapur

The issue of ‘migrants’ and ‘immigrants’, whether legal or illegal, has dominated the discourses in the social media and the newspapers in recent weeks, especially after some unfortunate incidents. While the discussions have been heavily biased towards a pledge to gouge out illegal immigrants(which hardly happens), I would like us to rethink on some of […]

Quiz #85

Quiz #85

1. Which town in Nagaland celebrated its platinum jubilee recently?  a. Mokokchung          b. Zunheboto            c. Phek                 d. Mokokchung   2. Which country hosted the 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS-2017)? a. Philippines            b. […]

NAS Survey conducted to assess learning levels of 25 lakh school students

NAS Survey conducted to assess learning levels of 25 lakh school students

IANS The learning level of over 25 lakh students from across the country was assessed on Monday through National Achievement Survey (NAS), described officially as the largest-ever in the country.   The survey results would be used to understand the efficiency of the education system and to design classroom interventions, a Human Resource Development Ministry […]

Weekly Internship List

Weekly Internship List

Business Research at Vistas FilmsBusiness Research at Vistas Films Location – Kolkata Stipend – Rs. 10,000 /Month Link – internshala.com/i/6969 Deadline – 25th November 2017   Digital Marketing at Omnifin Solutions  Location – Kolkata Stipend – Rs. 4,000 /Month Link – internshala.com/i/6970 Deadline – 24th November 2017   Business Development (Sales) at Bluemount Immigration Consulting  Location – Guwahati […]

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