Indefinite stir at Assam Women’s University

Guwahati, Mar 24 (PTI): Students of Assam Women’s University (AWU), the only institute of its kind in the North East, are agitating to press for permanent vice-chanellor and for transforming it into a full fledged varsity.   The agitation had been launched on March 5 and protests are being held across upper Assam in support […]

District administration visits fire victims

District administration visits fire victims

ADC Dimapur, Sara S Jamir along with administrative officers and others at the spot where a fire broke out at Y Zhimo colony in Dimapur. (DIPR Photo)   Dimapur, March 24 (MExN): Dimapur district administration led by ADC Sara S Jamir along with police, paramilitary forces and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) members today visited […]

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan prog with National Convenor concludes

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan prog with National Convenor concludes

Dimapur Commerce College students take the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan pledge on March 20.   Dimapur, March 24 (MExN): The two-day Swachh Bharat Abhiyan programme with the National Convenor of Swachh Bharat Yashwant Singh Darbar, who is also the Director of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Ltd., Government of India (TRIFED), culminated on March 20.   […]

Apple working with partners on foldable iPhone

Apple working with partners on foldable iPhone

San Francisco, March 24 (IANS): Apple is reportedly mulling to unveil in 2020 an iPhone that folds, CNBC has reported citing several Apple suppliers.   According to analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the iPhone maker is working with its Asian partners on a foldable device that may be able to open up and […]

US stocks trade lower after Trump’s trade move

US stocks trade lower after Trump’s trade move

New York, March 24 (IANS): The US stocks pared earlier gains to trade lower on Friday as Wall Street continued to assess President Donald Trump’s announcement to impose tariffs on imported Chinese products.   Despite strong warnings from business groups and trade experts, Trump on Thursday signed a memorandum that could impose tariffs on up […]

As projects pile up, Railways turn to DPRs for those worth over Rs 50 cr

As projects pile up, Railways turn to DPRs for those worth over Rs 50 cr

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS): Faced with massive cost-overruns and procedural wrangles over certain projects, Indian Railways has decided against approving any works above Rs 50 crore without a detailed project report (DPR).   All works costing above Rs 50 crore shall be approved only after preparation of DPRs that contai detailed estimates, except for […]

China warns U.S. it will defend own trade interests

China warns U.S. it will defend own trade interests

BEIJING, March 24  (Reuters): The United States has flouted trade rules with an inquiry into intellectual property and China will defend its interests, Vice Premier Liu He told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a telephone call on Saturday, Chinese state media reported.   The call between Mnuchin and Liu, a confidante of President Xi Jinping, […]

Apple’s Tim Cook urges calm amid US, China trade war fears

Apple’s Tim Cook urges calm amid US, China trade war fears

Beijing, March 24 (IANS): Apple CEO Tim Cook on Saturday urged China and the US to stay calm amid fears of a possible trade war between the world’s top two economies over import tariffs.   Tension between the two countries mounted after US President Donald Trump announced tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of […]

Obesity, mother of diabetes and BP, not a disease in India

Obesity, mother of diabetes and BP, not a disease in India

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The government and insurers have well laid out support system to treat diseases like diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, joint replacement and kidney failures but there is no cognisance of mother of all these diseases — obesity.   “Today obesity is not identified as a disease in India. Bariatric surgery […]

India focuses on drug resistant TB to meet 2025 deadline

India focuses on drug resistant TB to meet 2025 deadline

The Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Preeti Sudan addressing the participants at a function, on the occasion of ‘World TB Day 2018’, in New Delhi on March 24, 2018. (PIB Photo)   New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Indian government on Saturday released the world’s largest National Anti-TB Drug Resistance Survey (NDRS) and […]

Tribal opportunitism and dishonorable community conduct.

Peter Rutsa “Some things are best expressed in private”   Will the same tribal and regional organisations, village councils, women, youth and student bodies, besides few others spending money to PUBLICLY congratulate and felicitate their respective tribesmen in the print media today for their recent electoral success, PUBLICLY berate or condemn them in the print […]

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