Jamatia urges Centre to expedite forming committee on tribals

Agartala, May 12 (PTI): The Tripura Tribal Welfare Minister Mevar Kumar Jamatia on Saturday urged the Centre to accelerate formation of an ‘inter ministerial modality committee’ to study the socio-economic, cultural and linguistic problems of the tribals in the state.   A team of the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), an alliance partner of […]

Manipur, Meghalaya high courts get new chief justices

New Delhi, May 12 (PTI):  Two judges from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court have been appointed as chief justices of the Meghalaya and the Manipur high courts. Separate Law Ministry notifications said Justice Ramlingam Sudhakar, who originally belongs to the Madras High Court and is currently functioning as acting chief justice of the Jammu and […]

Aishwarya makes Instagram debut with daughter’s image

Aishwarya makes Instagram debut with daughter’s image

Mumbai, May 12 (IANS): Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has stepped into the social media world with an Instagram debut featuring an image of her with daughter Aaradhya.   Aishwarya, who goes by the Instagram handle “aishwaryaraibachchan_arb”, made her debut on the image-sharing platform on Friday.    Her account description reads “Miles to go before I sleep” […]

North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site

North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site

SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea has scheduled the dismantlement of its nuclear test site for sometime between May 23 and 25 depending on weather conditions in order to uphold its previous pledge to discontinue nuclear tests, state media reported on Saturday.   The country’s central news agency said the dismantlement of the nuclear […]

Insurgents in Myanmar kill 19 in attack near China border: official

Insurgents in Myanmar kill 19 in attack near China border: official

The attack is a further setback in attempts to achieve peace as the country transitions from military rule.   MYITKYINA, Myanmar, May 12 (Reuters) – Ethnic insurgents in Myanmar killed 19 people, including four members of the security forces, in a major attack near the main border gate with China early on Saturday, a government […]

Pope set to be blunt with Chile bishops to unravel abuse cover-up

Pope set to be blunt with Chile bishops to unravel abuse cover-up

VATICAN CITY, May 12 (Reuters) – Pope Francis wants Chile’s bishops to owe up to the “devastating wounds” inflicted on the Church’s credibility by a cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, serving notice that his coming meetings with them will be blunt.   The pope’s unequivocal stand was made clear in a stern Vatican statement on […]

Anybody can be PM, Rahul popular with public’, says Shatrughan Sinha

PATNA, May 12 (PTI): Firing a fresh salvo, disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s criticism of Rahul Gandhi for expressing readiness to become PM, and alleged that he was indulging in “attention diversion politics” instead of answering the “pertinent” questions raised by the Congress president.   In a series […]

Bank unions opposed to excluding some officers cadre from wage talks

Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Unions in the banking sector are opposed for a separate wage settlement for certain categories of officers or top management, said leaders of two major unions.   According to them, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) want to have a separate wage settlement for officers in scale 4-7 and restricting the composite […]