Last date for admission to IGNOU prog extended

Kohima, February 8 (MExN): Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date for admissions to Master, Bachelor, Diploma and Certificate programmes for January 2018 session till February 15 without late fee.   The admission process is completely online with payment also to be made online. Students can avail the services of Common […]

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Nunumi village resolves Zunheboto, February 8 (MExN): The village council and the Student’s Union of Nunumi village in the emergency meeting held on February 8 have resolved that the candidates of the forth coming NLA election 2018 are “Not allowed to use financial power to convince the electorate in the village.” Nunumi Village Council, Chairman, […]

Long Term Capital Gains tax required in new situation: Jaitley

Long Term Capital Gains tax required in new situation: Jaitley

New Delhi, February 8 (IANS) Defending the ruling NDA’s management of the economy as compared to the previous UPA government’s record in this regard, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday ruled out any rollback of the Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) tax reimposed for the coming fiscal.   Presenting his last full budget before the […]

Putin set to cruise to re-election: Poll

Putin set to cruise to re-election: Poll

Moscow, February 8 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has obtained the backing of nearly three-quarters of the country’s potential voters and looks set to easily win another term in office in the upcoming presidential election, according to an official poll released on Thursday.   Support for Putin increased by 1.5 per cent compared to a […]

BJP government first to take multi-pronged steps for NE’s growth: Modi

BJP government first to take multi-pronged steps for NE’s growth: Modi

BJP supporters during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election campaign rally ahead of Tripura Assembly Elections in Unakoti on Thursday. (Image: PTI)   Sonamura/Kailashahar (Tripura), February 8 (IANS) The BJP government was the first, after Independence, to take forceful multi-pronged steps to develop northeast India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.   “To know the […]

Thousands of Palestinians jam Gaza border, temporarily opened by Egypt

Thousands of Palestinians jam Gaza border, temporarily opened by Egypt

A man gestures as he asks for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 8. (REUTERS Photo)   GAZA, February 8 (Reuters): Thousands of Palestinian travellers gathered at Gaza’s border crossing with Egypt […]

Earthquake-hit Taiwan city still on edge as rescuers hunt survivors

Earthquake-hit Taiwan city still  on edge as rescuers hunt survivors

Volunteers pray outside a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan on February 8. (REUTERS Photo)   HUALIEN, February 8 (Reuters): Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 10 people near Taiwan’s tourist city of […]

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia to appeal against 5-year jail verdict for graft

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia to appeal against  5-year jail verdict for graft

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters shout slogans during a protest in a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 8. (REUTERS Photo)   DHAKA, February 8 (Reuters): Bangladesh opposition leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia will appeal against a 5-year jail term for corruption handed down by a court on Thursday as thousands of supporters […]

India placed 44 out of 50 nations in global Intellectual Property index

Although India has significantly improved its score, it still remains towards the bottom of the index topped by countries like the U.S. and Switzerland   Washington, February 8 (PTI): India has “increased substantially” its score in the latest international Intellectual Property (IP) index released by the US Chambers of Commerce today, ranking 44th out of […]

Banks set to raise lending rates, pre-empting RBI

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, February 8 (Reuters) : India’s struggling economy is facing a new challenge: banks are raising interest rates even though the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is leaving its rates unchanged, as risks such as surging bond yields and more provisioning requirements erode their profit.   HDFC Bank, India’s second-biggest bank by assets, on […]