Manipur: Sexual relation now main reason for HIV transmission

Imphal, December 5 (PTI): Sexual contact has now become the primary cause for transmission of HIV/AIDS virus in Manipur. A 2016-17 survey by the Manipur AIDS Control Society (MACS) said the virus is now transmitted through sexual relationship in 78 per cent of HIV/AIDS transmission cases in the state.   While 15 per cent are […]

Mizoram govt reschedules repatriation of Bru families

Aizawl, December 5 (PTI): Mizoram government has rescheduled the proposed repatriation of over 5,000 Bru families from six relief camps in Tripura to March next year, a senior state Home department official today said.   The official said that as per the earlier schedule, it was proposed that the repatriation would begin from December first […]

India among deadliest countries for land, environment rights defenders: Amnesty

New Delhi, December 5 (IANS) India is among the deadliest countries for defenders of rights related to land, territory, environment, rights NGO Amnesty International said on Tuesday.   In its global report ‘Deadly but Preventable Attacks: Killings and Enforced Disappearances of Those who Defend Human Rights’, released on Tuesday, the rights watchdog said: “In India, […]

Cyclone Ockhi: 39 dead, 167 fishermen missing

Cyclone Ockhi: 39 dead, 167 fishermen missing

A Navy helicopter rescues fishermen in the wake of cyclone Ockhi, in Lakshadweep on Saturday. (PTI)   New Delhi, December 5 (PTI) As many as 39 people have perished and 167 fishermen were still missing after cyclone Ockhi hit Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts while 809 others were swept away to Maharashtra, the Union Home […]

Most teenagers cope with bad online experiences

Most teenagers cope with bad online experiences

New York, December 5 (IANS) Are you worried about the consequences of your child encountering online risks, such as sexual soliciting, cyber-bullying and explicit material? Take heart as researchers have found that for most teenagers, the negative effects of such exposure vanish in less than a week.   “I think if there is a message […]

RBI reiterates warnings about trading in Bitcoins

RBI reiterates warnings about trading in Bitcoins

Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins placed on Dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration picture, November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration   MUMBAI, December 5 (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday reiterated its concerns about Bitcoins, just days after the cryptocurrency hit a record high of just under $11,800, stoking fears that a […]

Shatrughan flays Modi, Shah for sidelining Advani, Joshi

New Delhi, December 5 (IANS) BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah for sidelining veterans like L.K. Advani, Murli Manohan Joshi and Yashwant Sinha.   The actor-turned-politician criticized Modi and Shah — without naming them — for not responding to queries being raised in the national […]