Michael Taylor Thomson Reuters Foundation An international team of scientists is set to begin a four-year project this month that will map, image and monitor an earthquake-prone area that encompasses some of the most remote and densely populated parts of Asia. The $7 million project is partly led by Michael Steckler, a professor […]
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?
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 […]
Thin Lei Win Thomson Reuters Foundation After René Castro-Salazar attended the first U.N.-led climate talks in Berlin in 1985 as Costa Rica’s environment and energy minister, he tried to talk about agriculture and climate change – but few wanted to join the conversation. “There was always opposition – and we couldn’t understand why,” […]
A friend of arrested Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo pray at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, January 7, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer YANGON, January 7 (Reuters) – Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act, a little-used law from colonial rule. […]
[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.
Mao Naga women perform during the Chiithuni (New Year) festival at Urban Haat, Dimapur on January 7.
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]