Manipur student bodies on JNIMS recruitment

Imphal, May 2 (NNN): All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) and the Democratic Student Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) alleged today that the “modus operandi in recruitment” of the present government is enough to testify that the culture of “piecemeal” recruitment is advocated to further aggravate the congenial atmosphere in health sectors especially in Jawaharlal Nehru […]

Composite Regional Centre for PWDs to be set up in Shillong

Newmai News Network  Shillong | May 2   The Centre has assured that Shillong will soon be home to a Composite Regional Centre for People with Disabilities (PWDs) which will create resources and infrastructure required for developing services for Meghalaya’s PWDs.   This was assured by the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. […]

Dey murder: First-ever life sentence for Chhota Rajan

Dey murder: First-ever life sentence for Chhota Rajan

Chhota Rajan and Jyotirmoy Dey. (File Photo)   Mumbai, May 2 (IANS): A court on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment mafia don Rajendra S. Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and eight others for the 2011 killing of veteran journalist J. Dey. Asked for his reaction, Chhota Rajan remarked: “Theek hai.” (It’s okay).   “This is the […]

Kiphire prepares for biggest Annual Music Fest

The 7 Assam Rifles, Kiphire is all set to organize one of the biggest Annual Music Fest with the theme ‘Connecting Cultures’. The two-day music fest will be held on May 8 and 9 at Helipad Ground, Kiphire. V. Kashiho Sangtam, Minister of Soil &Water Conservation, Geology & Mining will grace the fest as a […]

Mahindra Group sets 11 new commitments to cut emissions

Bonn, May 2 (IANS): Taking the initiative in action against climate change, top Indian corporate Mahindra Group at a UN summit here on Tuesday announced 11 new commitments to cut emissions in line with the landmark 2015 Paris agreement goals.   With this, Mahindra push the number of major global companies with science-based targets to over […]

High tariff makes India less attractive to US investors: Envoy

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS): Expressing disappointment at the Indian government’s decision to increase tariffs on 50 import items, US Consul General in Kolkata Craig Hall on Wednesday said the high tariff baseline made India a “less attractive” destination for American investors.   “The US was disappointed to see India unilaterally increase the tariff rates of 50 […]

69 rail stations get Station Ticket Booking Agents

Guwahati, May 2 (MExN): 69 Non Suburban Group – 6 (NSG – 6) category stations of NF Railway have been provided with the innovative Station Ticket Booking Agents (STBA) facility. NSG – 6 category stations are those with an annual ticket sale of upto Rs. 1 crore.   A press release from NF Railway informed […]

Woman gives birth on train; railway staff render help

Guwahati, May 2 (MExN): A woman passenger gave birth to a baby girl while travelling by the 15903 Dibrugarh–Chandigarh express, according to a press release from Chief Public Relations Officer, Northeast Frontier Railway. It noted that the 24-year-old woman was travelling with her husband from New Tinsukia to Mirzapur when enroute she experienced labour pain […]

Man held with gold bars in body cavity in Imphal airport

Imphal, May 2 (PTI): A Chennai-bound passenger was today apprehended by CISF officials at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold bars worth about Rs 41.23 lakh by concealing them in his body cavity. The security personnel detected metal pieces in the body of a Senthil K during frisking and he was subsequently […]

Failure to understand modern slavery stunts UK response – lawmakers

LONDON, May 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Britain’s failure to fully grasp the nature or scale of modern slavery and implement a landmark law compounds victims’ suffering and leaves them at risk of repeat trafficking, a parliamentary committee said on Wednesday.   The government is unable to track progress in its fight against slavery as it […]

India had 14 out of world’s 20 most polluted cities: WHO

India had 14 out of world’s 20 most polluted cities: WHO

People collect recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi on May 2. (REUTERS Photo)   New Delhi, May 2 (PTI): Delhi and Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figure in a list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in […]

SC Collegium defers decision on Justice Joseph’s elevation

SC Collegium defers decision on Justice Joseph’s elevation

Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph. File Photo   New Delhi, May 2 (PTI): The Supreme Court Collegium today deferred a decision on the issue of reconsidering its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph as the judge of the apex court which was sent back by the government last week.   The […]