Apple urged to shield kids from iPhone addiction

San Francisco, January 8 (IANS): Two key Apple shareholders have requested the Cupertino-based iPhone maker to take urgent steps to safeguard young users from the ill-effects of iPhone addiction.   In a letter, Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, who according to a Wall Street Journal report together control about […]

Condensate – a convenient yet explosive fossil fuel

SINGAPORE, January 8 (Reuters): An Iranian oil tanker collided with a grain freighter in the East China Sea over the weekend, erupting in fire and leaving its entire crew of 32 dead or missing.   The tanker Sanchi (IMO:9356608) collided with the CF Crystal (IMO:9497050), a cargo ship carrying grain from the United States, about […]

BBC’s China editor resigns over gender pay gap dispute

BEIJING, January 8 (AP): The BBC’s China editor has resigned her position in Beijing in protest over what she called a failure to sufficiently address a gap in compensation between men and women at the public broadcaster.   Carrie Gracie’s departure is the latest aftershock from the BBC’s forced publication last year of pay levels […]

Govt hopeful of higher GVA in agriculture sector in 2017-18

New Delhi, January 8 (IANS): Following release of the Advance Estimate (AEs) of GDP and GVA for the economy for 2017-18, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare on Sunday said that the agriculture sector is estimated to register a higher GVA in the next financial year.   As per data released by the Central […]

Islamic State footprint on rise in Pakistan: Report

Islamabad, January 8 (IANS): The footprint of the militant Islamic State (IS) group is continuously on the rise in Pakistan as over the past year responsibility for as many as six deadliest attacks, in which 153 people were killed, was claimed by the outfit, according to a think-tank report.   The security report by Pakistan […]

Friends of detained Reuters reporter pray for his release

Friends of detained Reuters reporter pray for his release

A friend of arrested Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo lights candles at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar on January 7. (REUTERS Photo)   YANGON, January 8 (Reuters): Friends of Reuters reporter Wa Lone gathered on Sunday at one of the main Buddhist pagodas in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon to pray for his […]

World stock rally rolls on with best start in 8 yrs

LONDON, January 8 (Reuters): World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.   European stocks opened higher, hitting their highest […]

The cacophony of the council of mice

Kahuto Chishi Sumi The coming elections will be a milestone in the Affairs of Nagaland. Never has Nagaland seen such uncertainty as to the outcome of any election. The Ruling DAN Government is in utter chaos, the turncoat Congress (I) Legislators cannot be guaranteed NPF Party Tickets to contest the elections, without alienating a vast […]

Be careful while you post!

Imlisanen Jamir   Where would we be without Facebook? Or Whatsapp or Instagram?   For so many of us, our lives have been transformed by social media.   It’s a great way to keep in touch, find a job, find the latest hot thing, or just to cheer ourselves up. And with the rise of […]

Flights which arrive before they take off

Nury Vittachi IANS   A few years ago, my brother from New York phoned me on the morning of January the first — but in America it was still December 31.   I told my kids: “Your uncle is calling from last year.” Their eyes widened. I explained: “It sounds weird, but it’s all to […]

Billionaires, Fiscal Paradise, the World’s Debt, and the Victims

Billionaires, Fiscal Paradise, the World’s Debt, and the Victims

Roberto Savio Inter Press Service   Among Bloomberg’s many profitable activities is a convenient Bloomberg Billionaires Index that has just published its findings for 2017. It covers only the 500 richest people, and it proudly announces that they have increased their wealth by 1 trillion dollars in just one year. Their fortunes went up by […]

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