The challenges before 15th Finance Commission are many

V. Srinivas IANS   The 15th Finance Commission, which the government notified on November 27, 2017, will have to first contend with the slowdown in the Indian economy.   There is an upward trend in the fiscal deficits of states. The inter-governmental transfer system has become overly complex with different sharing arrangements for different taxes; […]

Do you agree that Anticorruption strategies need to be based on evidence to a much greater degree if it is to make any progress? Why?

Do you agree that Anticorruption strategies need to be based on evidence to a much greater degree if it is to make any progress? Why?

Some of those who voted YES had this to say: • Yes. Evidences are needed to make any conviction, in the absence of evidences as a subject of conviction, there are possibilities that even an innocent person can fall prey. It is also important that people in authority do not provide and hindrances while in […]

Diphupar Ao Baptist Church turns 50

Diphupar Ao Baptist Church turns 50

[TOP] ABAM Executive Secretary, Rev. Dr. Mar Atsongchanger unveils the Golden Jubilee Memorial Hall monolith on Sunday morning. The Ao Baptist Church, Diphupar observed its golden jubilee on January 6 and 7. [BOTTOM] Rev. Dr. Wati Aier speaks during one of the sessions of the Golden Jubilee on January 7.

Nitish calls on Dalai Lama at Bodh Gaya

Nitish calls on Dalai Lama at Bodh Gaya

Gaya (Bihar), January 7 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today called on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at Bodh Gaya near here and also released a book with him.   The Dalai Lama, who has been at Bodh Gaya since January 2, received the Chief Minister at the Kalachakra Maidan and presented him […]

Sydney records hottest day after 80 yrs

Sydney, January 7 (IANS): The city of Sydney recorded its hottest day on Sunday with the mercury hitting 47.3 degrees Celsius after almost 80 years, according to Australian weather authorities. Much of Sydney reached its peak temperature at about 3 p.m., with the city’s west bearing the brunt of the heat, reports the Guardian. Richmond […]

Why online shopping sales are less on mobile apps

London, January  7(IANS): Online shoppers are more likely to use mobile apps as a way of researching and organising goods, but less as a buying tool, leading to the abandonment of purchases, finds a study.   Although mobile apps are rapidly becoming a popular option to shop online these days, the phenomenon of shopping cart […]

India Yamaha Motor recalls 23,897 units of FZ 25, Fazer 25 bikes

Mumbai, January 7 (IANS): Two-wheeler manufacturer India Yamaha Motor on Saturday voluntary recalled 23,897 units of its FZ 25 and Fazer 25 motorcycles. “This voluntary recall is being undertaken to address an issue related to head cover bolt loosening in 23,897 motorcycles (21,640 units of FZ 25 and 2,257 units of Fazer 25) manufactured from […]

E-Cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes: Study

E-Cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes: Study

New Delhi, January 7 (IANS) As the government continues to caution people against tobacco and e-cigarettes, a study by the North East Hills University (NEHU) has stated that Electronics Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) or vaping has minimum health and safety concerns compared to high risk associated with conventional cigarettes.   According to study, researchers, who […]