Tomato prices soar, reaches Rs 80 per kg in New Delhi

New Delhi, November 24 (PTI): Tomato prices in retail markets of the national capital soared to Rs 80 per kg today in view of tight supplies, trade data showed.   Tomato prices in retail markets of the national capital soared to Rs 80 per kg today in view of tight supplies, trade data showed. The […]

‘Over 30 lakh houses sanctioned for urban poor’

New Delhi, November 24 (IANS): Over 30 lakh houses have been sanctioned till now under the central government’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) scheme, Union Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said here on Friday.   The Minister said more than four lakh houses have already been constructed.   Speaking at the launch of a […]

Peace in Colombia fragile year after ‘historic deal’ with FARC

Peace in Colombia fragile year after ‘historic deal’ with FARC

In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Juliana, a 20-year-old rebel fighter for the 36th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rests from a trek in the northwest Andes of Colombia, in Antioquia state. On year after the Nov. 24 2016, peace accords between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels, […]

Looming national security laws raise fresh fears for Hong Kong’s freedoms

Looming national security laws raise fresh fears for Hong Kong’s freedoms

Chinese national flag and Hong Kong flag fly behind security cameras outside government headquarters in Hong Kong, China on November 22. (REUTERS Photo)   HONG KONG, November 24 (Reuters): Amid calls from Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing elite for sweeping new national security laws, government advisers and lawyers say the legislation is likely to be tougher than […]

China kindergarten sex abuse & ‘needlemarks’ claims prompt police probe

China kindergarten sex abuse & ‘needlemarks’ claims prompt police probe

A parent is surrounded by members of the media outside the kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education Inc being investigated by China’s police, in Beijing on November 24. (REUTERS Photo)   BEIJING/SHANGHAI, November 24 (Reuters): Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten, the latest case […]

Hornbill Festival 2017: Art & Culture Dept gears up

The department of art and culture has set series of activities for the forthcoming Hornbill Festival of Nagaland starting from December 1 at Kisama.   The department will offer daily cultural performance at the main arena. Cultural troupes from all tribes within and outside the state will be arriving soon to showcase their colorful traditional […]

Dining goes digital for Thailand’s street food vendors

Suphanida ThakralReuters   Bangkok’s famous street-food vendors have joined the digital revolution, embracing payment via Quick Response (QR) barcodes that can be read using smartphones.   Thailand is famous for its traditional street stalls that offer everything from stir-fried noodles to clothes and for many Thais eating out at a pavement stall is part of […]

Walking with a rally

Walking with a rally

November 21, 2017   I am about to leave Haflong. But the apex civil bodies of Dima Hasao district (NC Hills) in Assam are about to start a silent rally; so I stay. Nobojit, a local Dimasa youth, picks me up on his scooty and takes me to Lal Field in the centre of town—“We […]

Why is battling Cyber Crime such a Challenge (Part II)

Why is battling Cyber Crime such a Challenge (Part II)

The sixth cause is that tracking & tracing cyber offences is a challenge at best of times. Presently the security apparatus down to each and every police station and policeman is not equipped and geared to track and trace cyber offenders and sole cyber crimes effectively. Myriad agencies, networks and technological tools and software’s are […]

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