Pressure groups urge Modi to defer Nagaland assembly polls

Pressure groups urge Modi to defer Nagaland assembly polls

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the speech ahead of the signing ceremony of BRICS Business Council at 2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Fujian province in China, September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool   Kohima, January 8 (IANS) With the Assembly polls in Nagaland likely to be announced this week, pressure groups have urged Prime Minister […]

Cold wave continues in Punjab, Haryana; fog lessens

Chandigarh, January 8 (IANS) Cold wave conditions continued across Punjab and Haryana on Monday with some places recording near freezing temperatures.   Narnaul in Haryana and Adampur in Punjab recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees and 0.7 degrees Celsius on Monday, Met department officials said.   However, there was some relief at many places from […]

Priyanka Chopra supports Time’s Up campaign

Priyanka Chopra supports Time’s Up campaign

New York, January 8 (IANS) Even if actress Priyanka Chopra was not at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, it didn’t stop her from lending support to the Time’s Up campaign by sporting an all-black ensemble.   The actress took to Instagram to shared a photograph of herself in an all-black ensemble — much like what […]

Want to do good work: Sonam Kapoor

Want to do good work: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai, January 8 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film “Pad Man”, says that she wants to do good work and be a part of good films.   Recipient of Special Mention Award at the 64th National Awards for her role in the 2016 film “Neerja”, Sonam […]

NAGA DAY: FNR extends public invitation

NAGA DAY: FNR extends public invitation

Dimapur, January 6 (MExN): The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has issued a clarion call inviting all to join the celebrations of the first ‘Naga Day’ on January 10 at Kohima.   Under the theme “Nagas Without Borders”, the ‘Naga Day’ is being organized by the FNR on January 10, 10:00 am, at Khuochiezie (Local […]

Proper exercise may reverse damage to ageing heart

Proper exercise may reverse damage to ageing heart

New York, January 8 (IANS) If done enough and properly, exercise may reverse damage to sedentary, ageing hearts, say researchers, adding that it may also help prevent risk of heart failure in future.   To reap the most benefit, the exercise regimen should begin by late middle age (before age 65), when the heart apparently […]

Skilling enterprises, start-up developers key to India’s digital dream: IBM

Skilling enterprises, start-up developers key to India’s digital dream: IBM

Seema Kumar, Country Leader, Developer Ecosystem and Start-ups, IBM India/South Asia.   New Delhi, January 8 (IANS) With digital transformation comes the daunting task of preparing a workforce for technologies like Big Data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) that can address the massive demand coming from governments and businesses in India. […]

Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, January 8 (IANS) At least two militants were killed on Monday in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, police said.   “Two militants have been killed in this gunfight so far. Their bodies are lying at the site while the third hiding militant has entered another […]

Arunachal incident resolved: Army Chief

New Delhi, January 8 (IANS) The transgression incident in Arunachal Pradesh, where Chinese workers entered Indian territory constructing a track, has been resolved, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Monday.   He also said that there was a major reduction in the number of Chinese troops in the Doklam area.   Speaking on the […]

India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on ‘Aadhaar’ database breach

India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on ‘Aadhaar’ database breach

A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files   NEW DELHI, January 8 (Reuters) – The Indian government named a reporter in a police complaint after she wrote an article alleging a […]

China’s new ‘Silk Road’ cannot be one-way, France’s Macron says

China’s new ‘Silk Road’ cannot be one-way, France’s Macron says

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose for a photo during a tour around Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the northern Chinese city of Xian, Shaanxi province, China January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool   XIAN, China, January 8 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday China and Europe should work […]