News in brief

Britain’s security services thwart nine plots in past year LONDON, December 5 (Reuters): Britain has thwarted nine plots in the last 12 months, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Tuesday, after senior ministers were briefed by the head of the MI5 security service Andrew Parker. “Parker said that nine terrorist attacks had been prevented […]

US Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

Washington, December  5 (IANS): The US Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the US by residents of eight countries, including six Muslim-majority countries, while legal challenges will proceed in lower courts.   Issued in September, the third version of the travel ban placed varying levels of […]

Ex-president Saleh dead after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war

Ex-president Saleh dead after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war

Yemen’s then President Ali Abdullah Saleh points during an interview with selected media in Sanaa. (REUTERS File Photo) SANAA/DUBAI, DECEMVER 5 (Reuters):  Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack on Monday after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favour of a Saudi-led coalition, foes […]

2G spectrum scam: Final judgment on December 21

New Delhi, December 5 (IANS): The much-awaited judgment in the alleged multi-thousand crore rupees 2G spectrum scandal will be delivered by a special court here on December 21. “I have perused the files (related to the case) and will pronounce judgment on December 21 at 10.30 a.m.,” said Special Judge O.P. Saini, who has been […]

Of Resistance and Activism

Asangba Tzüdir During the protests against holding ULB elections earlier this year, leaving aside the rationale of the protest, participation from the masses, whether forced or willing, was intense, and precious lives were lost. Conversely, the current situation of corruption, crumbling infrastructure and rolling blackout have hijacked normal life and reduced it to a bare […]

Nagpur Inter-Faith Declaration on Disability

Ezamo Murry Member, NBCC Committee on disability, Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network,WCC   “We seventy persons including those with Disabilities (PWDs) hailing from different walks of life as clerics, theologians, academicians, practitioners representing the traditions of Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Indigenous community, Islam, Jainism and Sikhism assembled at Nagpur to have an Interfaith Roundtable on Disability […]

Northeast’s tourism hurdles will end: Alphons

Guwahati, December 5 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons on Tuesday assured that he will take up at proper level the issue of northeastern states being kept as Level II destinations by many countries.   He also said that he would look into the issue of having direct flights from foreign countries […]

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

FILE PHOTO: A rat eats pieces of bread thrown by tourists near the Pont-Neuf bridge over the river Seine in Paris, France, August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo   LONDON, December 5 (Reuters) – Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as “gene drive” to control […]

Tangkhul Naga France Labour Corps Football Centenary

Newmai Network Imphal | December 5   Manipur Minister of Social Welfare and Cooperation, Nemcha Kipgen, today inaugurated the Tangkhul Naga France Labour Corps Football Centenary, which is organised by the Tangkhul Naga France Labour Corps at Tangkhul Naga Long Ground, Ukhrul district.   During the commemoration of the 100th year legacy of football games […]

Children with holes in heart treated in Manipur

Imphal, December 5 (MExN): The second phase of RBSK-Shija Children Heart Beat, a 4-day camp on non-operative closure of holes in the heart of children, was organized by Shija Heart Beat from November 27 to 30 at Shija Hospitals in collaboration with State Health Society, Government of Manipur under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), a […]

Asian dolphins a step closer to extinction: group

Asian dolphins a step closer to extinction: group

An Irrawaddy dolphin, also known as the Mekong dolphin, swims in the river at Kampi village in Kratie province, 230 km (143 miles) northeast of Cambodia, March 25, 2007. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea/Files   TOKYO, December 10 (Reuters): The International Union for Conservation of Nature said on Tuesday it had changed the status of the Irrawaddy dolphin […]

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