Prog for upgradation of Noklak sub division held

Noklak, January 9 (DIPR): A programme was held on January 8 at Noklak Public Ground for the upgradation of Noklak sub division. Executive Secretary, KTCA. Rev. Noksa dedicated and unveiled the Monolith in the presence of Minister for Geology & Mining and Border Affairs, P. Longon.   The function was chaired by President KTC, L. […]

Gold prices ease on outlook for US rate hikes

New York, January 9 (Reuters): Gold prices inched down on Tuesday amid expectations for more U.S. interest rate hikes this year.   The dollar hit a more than one-week high against a basket of other major currencies on Monday. It was steady at $92.342 on Tuesday   Investors are betting on further U.S. interest rate […]

iVOOMi launches two new affordable smartphones

New Delhi, January 9 (IANS): Chinese electronic major iVOOMi on Tuesday launched its second series of flagship smartphones — i1 and i1s — with dual rear camera at Rs 5,999 and Rs 7,499, respectively.   “i1” and “i1s” are packed with 2GB RAM+16GB ROM and 3GB RAM+32GB ROM specification, respectively, that can be expanded up […]

Myanmarese refugees of Mizoram unwilling to return

Aizawl, January 9 (PTI) Around 1,440 Myanmarese nationals who took shelter in Mizoram following a clash between militants and the Army there in November last year, have refused to return, officials said today.   At least 1,600 Myanmarese people from several villages in Chin state had taken refuge in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram since November […]

Government seeks alternatives for animals in drug tests

New Delhi, January 9 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it was looking for “alternatives” to lab animals for clinical trial of drugs.   Pointing out that the use of animals was already being debated worldwide, the Union Environment Ministry at a conference here said like stem or cell-culture should be used for experiments instead […]

Boy’s death shows danger for besieged Syrians seeking food

Boy’s death shows danger for besieged Syrians seeking food

Heba Amouri, mourns as she holds the body of her two-year-old son, Emir al-Bash at a medical center in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta in Damascus. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh   BEIRUT, January 9 (Reuters) – Two-year-old Emir al-Bash’s blood still showed on his mother’s hand as she sat in a medical centre in Syria’s […]

Assam NRC excludes genuine residents: Bengal CM

Kolkata, January 9 (IANS) Flaying the BJP government in Assam for “excluding a large section of Bengali- and Hindi-speaking people from the NRC’s list” in that state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged her state’s people to offer shelter to those from Assam seeking refuge here.   “There is a trend in […]

One must learn to tolerate in a democracy: SC

New Delhi, January 1 (PTI) The freedom of speech and expression of the media must be allowed to the “fullest” and the press may not be hauled up for defamation for “some wrong reporting”, the Supreme Court has observed.   The observation came from a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra which refused to […]

World looks at reformed India with renewed focus: Modi

New Delhi, January 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the world was looking at a reformed India with a renewed focus with global financial agencies and rating agencies viewing the country in a “very positive manner”.   Addressing a day-long conference of PIO Parliamentarians — Indian-origin lawmakers from across the world — […]

Relief for Indians as US says no change in H-1B visa extension policy

Washington, January 9 (IANS) Indian techies in the US can heave a sigh of relief after the Trump administration said it was not considering any regulatory change that will force H1-B visa holders to leave the country.   The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came on Monday after last week’s report […]

82% freelancers in Indian men, 48% women consider it: Report

82% freelancers in Indian men, 48% women consider it: Report

New Delhi, January 9 (IANS) With India fast emerging as the largest freelancer market, a report on Tuesday said that while almost 82 per cent freelancers in the country were predominantly men, almost 48 per cent women considered freelancing.   The report released by digital payments platform PayPal revealed that the freelancing sector in the […]