HP recalls 50,000 laptop batteries globally

San Francisco, January 5 (IANS): Global PC and printer giant HP Inc has issued a worldwide voluntary recall of 50,000 Lithium-ion batteries sold as accessories or used as replacements through HP or an authorised HP service provider over the danger of fire and overheating.   This includes affected devices shipped between December 2015 and December […]

Iran stages pro-government rallies, cleric urges firm punishment for protest leaders

Iran stages pro-government rallies, cleric urges firm punishment for protest leaders

People take part in pro-government rallies, Iran on January 3. (REUTERS Photo)   ANKARA, January 5 (Reuters): Tens of thousands of government supporters rallied across Iran on Friday, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and accusing arch enemy the United States of instigating the largest anti-government protests in nearly a decade, state TV reported.   […]

‘World is doomed’: Erdogan denounces U.S. justice after Turkish banker trial

‘World is doomed’: Erdogan denounces U.S. justice after Turkish banker trial

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony in Ankara, Turkey on December 21, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)   ISTANBUL, January 5 (Reuters): Tayyip Erdogan denounced U.S. justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, after a U.S. court convicted a Turkish banker in a trial that included testimony of […]

U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON, January 5 (Reuters): The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups.   The U.S. State Department announced the decision, saying it reflected the Trump administration’s frustration that Pakistan has not […]

Kiphire: No fresh violence reported

Govt’s goodwill mission to reach on Friday   Morung Express News Dimapur | January 4 The Nagaland state Home Minister Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu informed on Thursday at Kohima that the state government has decided to send a “goodwill mission” to Kiphire comprising Sumis and Sangtams as members. The mission will be reaching Kiphire on Friday […]

RNPC supports demand for Tseminyu district

Karbi Anglong, January 7 (MExN): The Rengma Naga Peoples’ Council (RNPC) of Assam has appealed to the Government of Nagaland to immediately upgrade one of its oldest sub-divisions, Tseminyu, into a “full-fledged” district in Nagaland.   In a press release from its President, Shahi Rengma, and Secretary, Solomon Himb, the RNPC, headquartered in Phentsero area […]

‘2017 was second hottest year on record, after 2016’

OSLO, January 4 (Reuters):  Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016 with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring centre said on Thursday.   The Copernicus Climate Change Service, the first major international weather agency to report global […]

CBI books Meghalaya minister, additional chief secretary

New Delhi, January 4 (PTI): The CBI has booked Meghalaya’s PWD minister Ampareen Lyngdoh and state’s Additional Chief Secretary P S Thangkhiew over alleged manipulation of score sheets in the recruitment of teachers in 2008-09, an official said today.   The CBI has acted on the orders of Meghalaya High Court, registering the FIR under […]

Murry returns to NPF fold

Dimapur, January 4 (MExN): Former Minister Dr. Chumben Murry on Thursday announced that he has resigned from both primary and active membership of NDPP as well as from all responsibilities in the party to rejoin his earlier party, the NPF w.e.f January 2, 2018. “The decision to this effect was taken in view of the […]

Ashes: Australia hit back with late wickets in Sydney

Ashes: Australia hit back with late wickets in Sydney

Australia’s Josh Hazlewood appeals successfully with team mates to dismiss England’s Alastair Cook during the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match. (REUTERS)   SYDNEY, January 4 (Reuters): Australia stunned England with two late wickets, including that of Joe Root for 83, to leave the tourists wobbling on 233 for five at the […]