13% of sky covered by mysterious fast-moving gas, shows map

Sydney, December 6 (IANS): At least 13 per cent of the sky is covered by high-velocity clouds of gas moving at speeds of hundreds of kilometres per second, suggests a detailed map of these clouds in the universe around us.   The map covers the entire sky and shows curious clouds of neutral hydrogen gas […]

Winds churn California wildfires, keep aircraft from helping

Winds churn California wildfires, keep aircraft from helping

Flames consume vehicles as a wildfire rages in Ventura, Calif., on December 5. (AP Photo)   VENTURA, December 4 (AP): The same vicious winds that turned three Southern California wildfires into destructive dynamos were also making the firefight more difficult.   The water-dropping planes and helicopters essential to taming and containing wildfires have been mostly […]

Transfer & Posting of NCS Officers

Kohima, December 6 (DIPR): In line with the recommendation of the Election Commission of India and in the interest of public service, the Governor of Nagaland is pleased to order transfer & posting of the following IAS/NCS officers with immediate effect as under:- 1. John Tsulise Sangtam, NCS, Joint Secretary, Higher & Technical Education is […]

RBI holds rates, eyes inflation & rebounding growth

MUMBAI, December 6 (Reuters): The Reserve Bank of India kept its policy rate steady on Wednesday, as widely expected, after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and stronger economic growth reduced the need for monetary stimulus.   All but two of 54 analysts in a Reuters poll had predicted the repo rate would be left […]

Singapore drone frees your fingers to take photos

Singapore drone frees your fingers to take photos

NUS School of Computing researchers Lan Ziquan and Mohit Shridhar showcase their project Xpose, an interactive drone photo-taking system, at their faculty premises in Singapore on November 27. (REUTERS File Photo)   SINGAPORE, December 6 (Reuters): As more people shoot pictures and videos from consumer drones, researchers in Singapore have found a way round the […]

ASUS announces world’s first gigabit LTE-capable laptop

Hawaii, December 6 (IANS): Taiwanese tech major ASUS on Wednesday announced NovaGo (TP370), the world’s first Gigabit LTE-capable laptop, at the second annual “Snapdragon Technology Summit” here. The 4GB RAM and 64GB “UFS 2.0” will be available for $599 while the 8GB RAM and 256GB variant will be available for $799.   The convertible laptop […]

Russell Crowe happy to come to India

Russell Crowe happy to come to India

Hollywood star Russell Crowe is happy to come to India if there’s something interesting that comes his way, says veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi, who was part of a jury with him for the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards. The actress was a member of the Grand Jury for Best […]

NIA hunt for rats and spares rogue elephants

Khekiye K. Sema, IAS (Retd) This is a fairy tale with an unusual ‘sadly ever after’ ending possibility rather than a “happily ever after” conclusion. It calls for a concerted effort of all concerned Nagas to strengthen the script thus far written to make it end on the usual happier note like all fairy tales […]

Naga Club Kohima Rejects Writer’s Claim

The Naga Club submitted the first ever Naga written representation signed by 20 members to Simon Commission on 10.1.1929 for Naga political aspiration. The signatories belonged to few Naga tribes confined to erstwhile Naga Hills under British administration.   Nevertheless, what the Naga Club members did some 100 years ago was for all the Nagas […]

Lt. General Anil Chauhan graces cultural events

Lt. General Anil Chauhan graces cultural events

AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal, Anil Khosla and others at afternoon cultural events during the Hornbill Festival on December 6. (Morung Photo)   Day six of the Hornbill Festival, 2017 witnessed colourful cultural events under the theme “Culturally Yours” graced by Lt General, Anil Chauhan and Vice Chancellor, […]

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