India to set up $350 million fund to finance solar projects

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 18 (Reuters): India will set up a $350 million fund to finance solar projects, Power Minister R.K. Singh said, as the country steps up efforts to achieve its ambitious target of adding 175 gigawatts (GW) in renewable energy by 2022.   India will need at least $125 billion to fund a plan […]

Dance bars, cell phones, Chelsea jerseys: changing face of Bhutan

Dance bars, cell phones, Chelsea jerseys: changing face of Bhutan

Houses stand in the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan. (REUTERS File Photo)   THIMPHU, January 18 (Reuters): For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries.   Today, bars dot the capital, Thimphu, set in mist-covered mountains, teenagers crowd internet cafes to play violent video games, […]

Sectarianism & Naga Society

Emergence of too many power centres is detrimental to the collective Naga movement Witoubou Newmai “If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark, and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight.”   This quote of Martin Luther […]

May offers France money for border security

LONDON/PARIS, JANUARY 18 (REUTERS): British Prime Minister Theresa May will offer France on Thursday 44.5 million pounds ($62 million) to bolster security at French border controls, part of measures to deepen cooperation that she hopes will foster goodwill in Brexit talks.   At talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at Sandhurst, Britain’s army officer training […]

The book that Trump dismissed reveals a President in crisis

Saket Suman IANS Book Review: Fire and Fury; Author: Michael Wolff; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 320; Price: Rs 699   “A f**king idiot”, “A f**king moron”, “A child”, “A dope” and “Dumb as shit” are some of the descriptions of US President Donald Trump by White House staff in a new book, which the President […]

Russia helped N Korea evade sanctions: Trump

Russia helped N Korea evade sanctions: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump gustures during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington on January 17. (REUTERS Photo)   WASHINGTON, JANUARY 18 (REUTERS): U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signalling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations […]

Zimbabwe President announces election in 4 to 5 months

HARARE, JANUARY 18 (REUTERS): Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve Robert Mugabe.   The vote, a litmus test of Mnangagwa’s democratic credentials, will be crucial […]

Japan in driver’s seat for Indian bullet train deals

NEW DELHI/TOKYO, JANUARY 18 (Reuters): Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver’s seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policy – a push to ‘Make in India’.   Japan is funding most of the […]

Bus fire kills fifty-two Uzbeks travelling in Kazakhstan

Bus fire kills fifty-two Uzbeks travelling in Kazakhstan

A view shows a burning bus on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, in the Aktobe region, Kazakhstan on January 18. (REUTERS Photo)   ALMATY, JANUARY 18 (REUTERS): A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry […]

Gigi Hadid a huge inspiration: Diana Penty

Gigi Hadid a huge inspiration: Diana Penty

Actress Diana Penty, who launched Gigi Hadid’s make-up collection in India, has praised the model, saying her achievements and journey is an inspiration for many. Diana launched Hadid’s Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Limited Edition Collection in Mumbai on January 11.  “Gigi needs no introduction. She is a really very strong and successful woman and a […]

Angelina Jolie to receive ASC Governors Awards

Angelina Jolie to receive ASC Governors Awards

Actor-director Angelina Jolie will be honoured by the American Society of Cinematographers with ASC Board of Governors Award. Jolie will be felicitated with award during the 32nd annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 17 at Hollywood and Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.   The Board of Governors Award is given to individuals in the […]

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