Eight earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

TEHRAN, JANUARY 11 (AP): A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said seven of the quakes […]

Rescuers race against time to find missing in California mudslides

Rescuers race against time to find missing in California mudslides

A cadaver dog searches for bodies with rescue officials after mudslides in Montecito, California on January 10. (REUTERS Photo)   SANTA BARBARA, JANUARY 11 (REUTERS): Rescue crews in Southern California resumed on Thursday the arduous task of combing through tons of debris for survivors from deadly mudslides that struck along the state’s picturesque coastal communities. […]

Most emerging Asian currencies get bullish lift

HONG KONG, JANUARY 11 (REUTERS): Investors raised their long positions on most Asian currencies over the last three weeks, with the Indian rupee enjoying the biggest boost, as the dollar was hit by uncertainty over the pace of U.S. rate increases, the euro rally and possible tapering of Japanese stimulus.   The dollar ended 2017 […]

Is Apple really doing badly in India?

IANS Given the current market conditions in India for smartphones, it appears that Steve Jobs, the late Apple co-founder, was prophetic: He did not consider this country a significant opportunity.   In the decade since its arrival, almost all the segments — barring the $100 to $200 segment — have seen a decline in the […]

‘India shouldn’t replicate foreign urbanisation’

New Delhi, January 11 (IANS): Instead of replicating foreign models that may lead to inequitable and unbalanced urbanisation, India needs to create growth hubs across the country, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Thursday.   Given India’s diversity, it cannot afford “inequitable and unbalanced urbanisation”, he said.   “It’s unfortunate that we continuously […]

Syrian government defends Idlib campaign, condemns France

BEIRUT, JANUARY 11 (REUTERS): The Syrian government hit back on Thursday against French criticism of its military campaign in rebel-held Idlib, saying it was targeting terrorist groups that were not party to an agreement to reduce fighting in the rebel-held region.   France said on Wednesday it was extremely concerned by the government offensive in […]

Tunisia deploys army in several cities as violent protests intensify

TUNIS, JANUARY 11 (REUTERS): Over 300 protesters were arrested overnight and the army was deployed in several Tunisian cities in violent demonstrations over prices, taxes and unemployment that have swept the country.   In Thala, near the Algerian border, troops were sent in after protesters burned down the national security building forcing police to retreat […]

Strike threat looms as labour talks get under way in Germany

FRANKFURT, JANUARY 11 (REUTERS): German labour bosses and industrial employers were at loggerheads before regional wage talks begin on Thursday, amid industrial action and the threat of strikes that could halt production at hundreds of companies.   The powerful union IG Metall is demanding 6 percent more pay for 3.9 million metals and engineering workers […]

Capacity building workshop held for NF Railway officers

Guwahati, January 11 (MExN): A capacity building workshop for officers of Northeast Frontier Railway was held at Maligaon in Guwahati on January 11. It was organised by the Transformation Cell of Railway Board which is working on initiatives for empowerment of field units and to improve the work processes, systems and culture of Indian Railways. […]

Naga Day…

Naga Day…

An elderly woman takes part in the mass prayer for Naga national healing and reconciliation as part of the first Naga Day held at Kohima Local Ground on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Naga Day was organized by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (Photo by Soreishim Mahong)

‘Support the movement for peace and reconciliation’

T.R.Zeliang Chief Minister of Nagaland It was the tenth of January 1929, when Nagas submitted the memorandum to the Simon Commission which marked the birth of our political journey as a people. Our history of political struggle has taken us through years of turmoil and suffering but we have survived together as a people. Let […]

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