Protest in Pak after rape, murder of minor

Islamabad, January 10 (IANS): Riots erupted in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Wednesday over police inaction after the body of an 8-year-old girl was found dumped in the trash after being raped multiple times, police said. Two people were killed and an equal number injured as enraged protesters stormed the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kasur with […]

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169 mafia members arrested in Italy, Germany Rome, January 10 (IANS): Some 169 suspected members of the Italian ‘Ndrangheta gang have been arrested in Italy and Germany as part of a joint operation, police said. German police arrested 11 of them in Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Hessen and North Rhine-Westphalia, the Federal Criminal Police Office said. The […]

Cabinet approves 100% FDI in retail, construction

New Delhi, January 10 (IANS): In major changes liberalising foreign direct investment in key sectors, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 100 per cent foreign investment in single brand retail trading (SBRT) and construction development and decided to open up Air India for FDI up to 49 per cent.   Besides, the government also decided […]

AirAsia explores India unit IPO, seeks partner for services business

SINGAPORE, January 10 (Reuters): Malaysia-based AirAsia Bhd is considering an initial public offering for its Indian unit and seeking a partner for its services business, the carrier’s group chief executive Tony Fernandes said on Wednesday.   This is the latest in a series of asset monetisations being undertaken by the budget airline group, which this […]

China’s economic growth remains solid: World Bank

New York, January 10 (IANS): Growth in China remained solid throughout 2017 and its growth slowdown was well managed, the World Bank (WB) has said.   China’s trade flows recovered markedly in 2017, with tighter enforcement of capital flow management.   It “helped ease capital outflows and exchange rate pressures and reverse a reduction in […]

iPhone battery explodes at Zurich Apple store, 1 injured

Zurich, January 10 (IANS): A man was injured when an iPhone battery overheated and the device exploded at an Apple Store here, leading to a temporary evacuation of those present on the premises.   According to a report in, the incident occurred at the Apple Store on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse on Tuesday, injuring a repairman. […]

On January 10, recalling December 10

Aheli Moitra On December 10, 2011, cadres of several Naga National groups joined the Journey of Common Hope on the lone flyover in Dimapur.   If you were on the roads of Dimapur that Saturday morning and managed to serpentine your way through the flyover, you couldn’t have missed men in white shirts and army […]

26th Seceku Wrestling Association Meet held

KOHIMA, January 10 (MExN): The 26th meet of the Seceku Wrestling Association was held on January 10 at Pholami Local Ground with 56 wrestlers competing in various categories.   Addressing the meet, MLA Deo Nukhu impressed upon that wrestling is an important sport while dwelling on various qualities that a sports person should possess such […]

CBSE class 10th, 12th board exams from March 5

Dimapur, January 10 (MExN): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on January 10, has released the dates for Class 10 and Class 12 board exams 2018.   As per the schedule available on its official website, the board exams of both class 10 and 12 will begin on March 5.   While the […]

Only India will help develop Kashmir: Mehbooba

Only India will help develop Kashmir: Mehbooba

Jammu and Kashmir will only gain from India and not anywhere else, says Mehbooba Mufti   Jammu,  January 10 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday urged the people of the state to respect India as a nation and not to distance itself from the rest of the nation.   While addressing […]

Vidya Balan to play Indira Gandhi on screen

Vidya Balan to play Indira Gandhi on screen

Mumbai, January 10 (IANS) Acclaimed actress Vidya Balan will play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onscreen in a project based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghoses book “Indira: Indias Most Powerful Prime Minister”.   “I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose’s ‘Indira…’, because I have always wanted to play Indira Gandhi. I haven’t […]

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