To the recently formed ‘Naga Club’

Dear Chairman, Thank you for your several invitations to Meetings in connection with the Naga Club. Please do not mind for my absence. I was hesitant.   The issue of re-formation of the Naga Club today has attained the importance of ethical public domain of the Naga Society and hence I raise it here.   […]

Modi ranked 9th most powerful person in world in Forbes list

New York, May 9 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi figures among the 10 most powerful people in the world in US magazine Forbes’ 2018 list that is topped by Chinese President Xi Jinping, while Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the only Indian businessman to feature in the list of 75.   Modi, who […]

EC, law panel likely to discuss simultaneous polls next week

NEW DELHI, May 9 (PTI):  The Election Commission and the Law Commission are likely to hold a brainstorming session next week on the road ahead for holding the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections together.   The poll panel has invited law panel chief (retd)Justice BS Chauhan and other top officials to discuss the issue on […]

Kasuali killing: SC seeks names of erring officials

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Himachal Pradesh government to provide it the names and designations of officers who were posted in Kasauli when unauthorized constructions were carried out. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta also sought a report from the state on specific […]

Kerala announces a home, Rs 5 lakh for surrendering Maoists

Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS): The Kerala government on Wednesday announced a package deal, including a house and lump sum payment of up to Rs 5 lakh, for all those Maoists, who are willing to surrender and reintegrate themselves into the mainstream.   This decision was taken at the weekly cabinet meeting presided over by Chief […]

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HC seeks Centre, DGCA reply on plea seeking cap on air fare New Delhi, May 9 (IANS): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Central government and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to file response on a plea seeking capping of air fares charged by the various airlines in the country. A […]

Barca’s Roberto handed four-game ban for striking Marcelo

Barca’s Roberto handed four-game ban for striking Marcelo

Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto is shown a red card by referee Alejandro Hernandez (REUTERS)   BARCELONA, May 9 (Reuters): Barcelona defender Sergi Roberto will miss the rest of the Liga season and the first match of the next campaign after being given a four-game ban for striking Real Madrid’s Marcelo in last Sunday’s tension-filled 2-2 draw […]

Rabindra Jayanti celebrated in Tripura, Assam

Agartala/Silchar, May 9 (IANS): The 157th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate and poet Rabindra Nath Tagore was celebrated on Wednesday in Tripura and south Assam.   However, the Rabindra Jayanti celebration in the Bengali-dominated Barak Valley region of southern Assam comprising of the three districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi was low-key this year due […]

Islamist prisoners kill five Indonesian counter-terrorism police

DEPOK, May 9 (Reuters): Islamist militant prisoners have killed five members of an elite Indonesian counter-terrorism force at a high-security jail and were holding one of them hostage on Wednesday, police said. One convicted terrorist had also been killed in clashes at the jail in Depok, on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, national police […]

Walmart to buy controlling stake in Flipkart for $16 bn

Walmart to buy controlling stake in Flipkart for $16 bn

A man pushes shopping trolleys at a Walmart India’s Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Jammu on May 8. (REUTERS Photo)   MUMBAI/NEW YORK , May 9 (Reuters): Walmart Inc agreed to pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 percent stake in Indian online marketplace Flipkart, the U.S. retailer’s largest deal as it opens up […]