Nagaland, India…

Nagaland, India…

A girl (right) is seen carrying her younger sibling on the back at Pholami village under Phek district. It is a common practice for older ones to take care of their younger siblings in Naga villages. (Morung Photo/Chizokho Vero)

Experdited forest, environmental clearance for strategic projects: Rajnath

New Delhi, January 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the government will expedite forest and environmental clearance issues that bog down strategic projects and that relaxations will be obtained to facilitate completion of projects in national interest.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also laid emphasis on the subject, Rajnath Singh […]

With new Chinese link, Nepal ends India’s internet monopoly

With new Chinese link, Nepal ends India’s internet monopoly

A boy uses a phone inside a classroom of a Tibetan monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo   KATHMANDU, January 12 (Reuters) – Nepal has joined hands with China to offer internet services to its citizens, officials said on Friday, ending India’s decades-long monopoly of the Himalayan nation’s cyber connectivity network. […]

CJI faces revolt from four senior most SC judges

CJI faces revolt from four senior most SC judges

(L-R) Justices Kurian Joseph, Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and Madan Lokur address the media at a news conference in New Delhi, India January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer   New Delhi, January 12 (IANS) Divisions in the Supreme Court burst out in the open on Friday when four senior most judges took an unprecedented step of addressing […]

Gal Gadot’s powerful message for women across the world

Gal Gadot’s powerful message for women across the world

Just two days after a rousing speech by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes, Hollywood actress Gal Gadot showed the world why she is the real ‘Wonder Woman’ of Hollywood.   The actress was honoured with the #SeeHer award at this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards.   Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins presented her with the […]

Chinese troops have thinned in Doklam: Indian Army chief

New Delhi, January 12 (IANS) Chinese troops have maintained their presence in Doklam on the border though their numbers have thinned, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday.   Addressing the media ahead of the Army Day on January 15, he said road construction had been on in Doklam since 2000 but the […]

New face emerges in Hong Kong democracy movement, as others face court

New face emerges in Hong Kong democracy movement, as others face court

Disqualified lawmaker Nathan Law, and student activists Agnes Chow and Joshua Wong (L-R) speak to media outside Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, China December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu   HONG KONG, January 12 (Reuters) – Having seen a court disqualify her friend from holding a seat in Hong Kong’s legislature, 21-year-old Agnes Chow stands […]

Twitter, Facebook asked to disclose more information on fake news

Twitter, Facebook asked to disclose more information on fake news

San Francisco, January 12 (IANS) Shareholders of Facebook and Twitter have asked the social media platforms to disclose more information about sexual harassment, fake news, hate speech and other forms of abuse that take place on their platforms.   According to a report in the Washington Post, the shareholder resolution by the New York State […]

WhatsApp testing ‘demote’ feature for group admins

WhatsApp testing ‘demote’ feature for group admins

San Francisco, January 12 (IANS) WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new button in group chats that will allow one administrator to “demote” other administrators, without first deleting them from the group and then adding again as normal participants.   Right now, when an administrator wants to remove a fellow administrator from the post, it is […]

Scientists spot massive ice deposits on Mars

Scientists spot massive ice deposits on Mars

Scientists Spot Massive Ice Deposits on Mars (photo for representation, image: REUTERS)   Washington, January 12 (IANS) Scientists have unearthed thick and massive deposits of ice in some regions on Mars.   The images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) showed the three-dimensional structure of […]

Huge deployment of para-military forces in poll-bound Tripura

Agartala, January 12 (IANS) The Election Commission proposes to deploy a record 30,000 Central Para-Military Force (CPMF) personnel for next month’s assembly elections in Tripura, a top police officer said here on Friday.   “The Election Commission has asked the Union Home Ministry to deploy around 30,000 (300 companies) CPMF personnel in Tripura for conduct […]