Dalits stage angry protests across Maharashtra

Dalits stage angry protests across Maharashtra

Members of the Dalit community are detained by police during a protest in Mumbai on January 2. (REUTERS Photo)   Mumbai, January 2 (IANS): Angry Dalits staged rail and road blockades and took out processions in Mumbai and carried out agitations in different parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday to protest against violence in Pune a […]

196 cos face penal action for CSR violations: Govt

New Delhi, January 2 (PTI): The corporate affairs ministry has given permission for penal action against 196 companies for violating CSR norms in 2014-15 fiscal, according to union minister P P Chaudhary.   Under the Companies Act, 2013, certain class of profitable entities are required to shell out at least two per cent of their […]

Suzuki Motorcycle sales up 50% in Dec

NEW DELHI, January 2 (PTI): Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) today reported 50.16 per cent rise in December total sales at 39,786 units. The company had sold 26,495 units in December 2016, SMIPL said in a statement.   Domestic sales stood at 32,786 units last month as against 21,362 units in December 2016, a […]

No single rate for all items under GST: Jaitley

New Delhi, January 2 (PTI): The government today ruled out having a single rate for all commodities under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) saying items like food products have been placed at minimum taxation levels while luxury goods were in the higher categories.   During the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun […]

Iranian Unrest: Protesters attack police stations

Iranian Unrest: Protesters attack police stations

People protest in Tehran, Iran on December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. (REUTERS File Photo)   DUBAI, JANUARY 2 (Reuters): Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership […]

Israel raises threshold to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

JERUSALEM, JANUARY 2 (Reuters): Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, who want the eastern part of the city for a future independent state.   The amendment passed by the Israeli parliament to existing legislation raised from 61 to 80 the number of […]

Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

BRUSSELS, January 2 (AP): At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs this year, while violence and harassment against media staff has skyrocketed, the world’s biggest journalists’ organization says.   In its annual “Kill Report,” seen by The Associated Press, the International Federation of Journalists said the reporters lost their lives in targeted killings, […]

US, Britain warn South Sudan parties over ceasefire violations

JUBA, JANUARY 2 (Reuters): The United States, Britain and Norway have called on parties in the South Sudan conflict and their field commanders to stop violating the ceasefire signed last month, their head of missions in Juba said on Tuesday.   There have been at least five violations reported, blamed on both sides in the […]

Introducing Naga Day – Nagas Without Borders

Introducing Naga Day – Nagas Without Borders

Rev. Dr. Wati Aier All human histories are a being. They are living and mutable, and in this are ontological. Among the histories of the world, Naga history is a relative history in its own right, especially in regards to our immediate and de facto communities. Our history is one that can also be sedated […]

Whither India? An atlas of present faults and future courses

Vikas Datta IANS   Stretching from icy mountains to the boundless oceans and from arid deserts to tropical forests with more varied topography in between, India’s geographical diversity is well complemented by its political, religious and cultural plurality, and a variety of issues, problems and contradictions, both generic and specific, that have affected, and will […]

Demonetisation & the Black Economy

Mayabhushan Nagvenkar IANS   Book Review: Demonetisation and the Black Economy; Author: Arun Kumar; Publisher: Penguin Portfolio; Price: Rs. 499; Pages: 300   Reams of paper have been inked and gigabytes of data published online lauding, berating, reporting and analysing in breathless fashion the impact of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial decision on November 8, […]

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