China warns of possible explosion in Iranian oil tanker

Beijing, January 9 (IANS): China warned on Tuesday that an Iranian oil tanker, which collided with a freighter in the East China Sea, could explode, while rescuers were still searching for 31 missing people after an incident which could unleash an environmental disaster.   The oil tanker Sanchi — registered in Panama — was still […]

Myanmar trial set to begin for two Reuters journalists

Myanmar trial set to begin for two Reuters journalists

In this combination of Dec. 27, 2017, file photos, Reuters journalist Thet Oo Maung, also known as Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo, also known as Moe Aung, are pictured outside court near Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar is set to put two reporters from the Reuters news agency on trial after they were charged under […]

Demanding an Uncertain Solution 

Asangba Tzudir  If a definite Naga political solution that is ‘acceptable and honorable’ to all is being collectively mapped and based on which, the demand of ‘solution and not election’ is pressed upon the Government of India, then the coming state Assembly election is neither a necessity nor desired. It demands the entire public to […]

Gold loan market to grow to over Rs 3 lakh cr by 2020: KPMG

New Delhi, January 9 (IANS): The organised gold loan market in India is expected to grow to over Rs 3 lakh crore by 2020 at a three-year Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.7 per cent, British consulting multinational KPMG said on Tuesday, citing its report based on an industry survey.   The report titled […]

Vivo showcases first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone

Las Vegas, January 9 (IANS): Aiming to take on tech giants Samsung and Apple, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Tuesday showcased the worlds first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone at the ongoing Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018 here. The first smartphone to feature the in-display fingerprint technology will be announced in the first half of 2018, […]

Rights group criticises Thai Prime Minister’s cardboard cutout gesture

Rights group criticises Thai Prime Minister’s cardboard cutout gesture

Children pose next to a cardboard cut-out of Thailand’s Prime Minster Prayuth Chan-ocha at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand on January 8. (REUTERS Photo)   BANGKOK, January 9 (Reuters): Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, known for his temperamental outbursts, has adopted a unique tactic to avoid tricky questions from reporters — leave a cardboard […]

Direct tax collections up 18 per cent in April-December

New Delhi, January 9 (IANS): India’s direct tax collection between April and December in the current fiscal at Rs 6.56 lakh crore was 18.2 per cent higher than for the corresponding period last year, according to an official announcement on Tuesday.   A Finance Ministry statement said the collections till December represent 67 per cent […]

Coal India hike prices

Kolkata, January 9 (IANS): The Coal India board on Tuesday approved a non-coking coal price hike for both power and non-power consumers.   The price increase is expected to push the miner’s revenue up by Rs 1,956 crore for the remaining period of the current fiscal.   The price revision is effective from Tuesday and […]

Chinese troop’s presence continues near Doklam

New Delhi, January 9 (IANS) Despite extreme cold conditions, Chinese troops continue to be present close to the Doklam plateau, though the numbers have gone down over last couple of months, informed sources said on Tuesday.   According to government sources, around 800-900 Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops are stationed in the Chinese territory […]

The Reckoning of ‘Naga Day’

The Reckoning of ‘Naga Day’

The present Naga society is in a tectonic transition. Stark inequality of class division intensified with nepotism cannot co-exist with the idea of a free society and democracy. A social environment where everyone can thrive based on their labour, where there is freedom of opportunity and the right to live a dignified life can be […]

H&M apologises for using black child to sell sweatshirt

H&M apologises for using black child to sell sweatshirt

Global fashion retailer H&M had to apologise on Monday after it was accused of being racist for using a black child to model a sweatshirt with a “coolest monkey in the jungle” slogan.   After facing the ire of hundreds of people on social media, the company removed the ad from its website. It continues […]

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