After Rs 76.5/cylinder hike, oil companies skip LPG price revision

New Delhi, December 10 (PTI): After hiking cooking gas LPG price by Rs 76.5 in 19 installments in 17 months, national oil companies skipped the monthly revision in rates this month ahead of elections in Gujarat.   State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) have been […]

SBI changes names, IFSC codes of around 1,300 branches

Mumbai, December 10 (PTI): Post the merger of its five associates, State Bank of India has changed names and IFSC codes of nearly 1,300 of its branches. The country’s largest lender has changed the names and IFSC codes of branches located in major cities such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Lucknow, […]

Palestinians to snub Pence over Jerusalem move

Palestinians to snub Pence over Jerusalem move

Relatives of a Palestinian Hamas gunman, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike, mourn during his funeral in Gaza City on December 9. (REUTERS Photo)   CAIRO/GAZA, DECEMBER 10 (REUTERS): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence’s visit to the region this month in a snub over the […]

Crews battling Cali wildfires gird for return of high winds

Crews battling Cali wildfires gird for return of high winds

Fire fighters attack the Thomas Fire’s north flank with backfires as they continue to fight a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles, near Ojai , California on December 9. (REUTERS Photo)   VENTURA, DECEMBER 10 (REUTERS): Santa Ana winds that have stoked wildfires across Southern California, destroying hundreds of buildings and forcing evacuations of some […]

UN says missiles fired at Saudi Arabia have ‘common origin’

UNITED NATIONS, DECEMBER 10 (REUTERS): United Nations officials have found that missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi rebels appear to have a “common origin,” but they are still investigating U.S. and Saudi claims that Iran supplied them, according to a confidential report.   The officials traveled to Saudi Arabia to examine the debris […]

With foes absent, Venezuela’s socialists to gain from local vote

CARACAS, DECEMBER 10 (REUTERS): Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party looked set to sweep Sunday’s nationwide mayoral polls, deepening opposition splits and consolidating President Nicolas Maduro’s position ahead of a likely 2018 re-election campaign.   Major opposition parties were boycotting the elections for 335 municipal mayors around the South American nation of 30 million people, in protest […]

China looks to nuclear option to ease winter heating woes

SHANGHAI, DECEMBER 10 (REUTERS): With its smog-prone north desperate to slash coal consumption, China is looking to deploy nuclear power to provide reliable winter heating, raising public safety concerns – though developers say the risks are minimal.   State-owned China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) recently conducted a successful 168-hour trial run in Beijing for a […]

Macro-data, parliament session to steer equity indices

Mumbai, December 10 (IANS): Upcoming macro-economic data points, coupled with the commencement of parliament’s winter session and global cues, especially crude oil prices, are expected to determine the trajectory of the key equity indices in the coming week.   According to market observers, other factors like the expectations on the outcome of the Gujarat assembly […]

Political exigencies

Naga politicians never cease to surprise and they have the knack for playing their intrigue political game in winter. The latest episode in the never-ending saga of Naga People’s Front (NPF)’s political drama was the resignation of the Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Neiphiu Rio as the President of the NPF camp he was heading […]

NAGA CHEF SEASON-5: Rokokhono serves the best dish

NAGA CHEF SEASON-5: Rokokhono serves the best dish

The winners along with judges and Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism C Apok Jamir.   A homemaker, a wife and a mother to 13 years old son, Rokokhono Rhutso Nyekha served the best dishes at the Naga Chef Season 5.   The final result for the contest, which began on December 2, was declared during the […]

Exhibition of Naga crafts concludes

10 days exhibition of craftscape, a portfolio on the Naga crafts concluded at Kisama on December 10. The exhibition was organized by Tribal Weave in collaboration with the Departments of Tourism and Art & Culture. During the short closing ceremony, Sentila T. Yanger, Chief Functionary, Tribal Weave thanked the participants for taking part enthusiastically. She […]

Moba Inggang Band releases new song

Moba Inggang Band releases new song

Moba Inggang Band has released new single ‘Darren’ on Indihut. It was released by Y Pongba Konyak, an intending candidate of 55 Tobu A/C under Mon district at his private residence.   Moba Inggang started his singing career as a solo artist and remained so for a long time. Subsequently, the band was formed comprising […]

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