After ballot box fire, Iraqi cleric Sadr warns of civil war

After ballot box fire, Iraqi cleric Sadr warns of civil war

Firefighters inspect after a fire at a storage site in Baghdad, housing the boxes from Iraq’s May parliamentary election, Iraq on June 10. (REUTERS Photo)   BAGHDAD, June 11 (Reuters): Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqis on Monday to unite rather than squabble over a possible rerun of the election his bloc won last month, […]

Assam lynching: 13 arrested for posting hate messages

GUWAHATI, JUNE 11 (PTI): With three more arrests, the police have so far taken 19 persons in custody in connection with the lynching of two men in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district, a police spokesman said today.   Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwala is monitoring the situation on the spot and […]

Insider Perspectives: Critical Essays on Literature from Nagaland

Insider Perspectives: Critical Essays on Literature from Nagaland

Book Review: Authors: Vizovono Elizabeth & Sentinaro Tsuren, Publisher/Year: Barkweaver Publications/2017, ISBN: 978-82-93324-13-3, Pages: 210, MRP: 400/-   Reviewed by : Veio Pou, Asst. Professor SBSC, University of Delhi   An array of literary works from the Northeast of India have made an impression across the country lately. And Naga writers have contributed their share. What […]

BSF mulling laser walls along Indo-Bangla border in Tripura

ITANAGAR, JUNE 11 (PTI): The Border Security Force (BSF) in Tripura is “contemplating” installation of laser walls at the unfenced riverine patches along India-Bangladesh border to check infiltration bids, official sources said.   Security forces have so far been using sensor devices, flood lights and night vision goggles to guard the international border, the laser […]

Employees’ strike paralyses Manipur

Imphal, June 11 (IANS): The employees of the Manipur Secretariat on Monday continued their cease-work strike as their demand for the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission is yet to be fulfilled, despite an appeal from Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.   As the employees are now “paid the enhanced 7th Pay […]

NCW, Airbnb to create livelihood options for NE women

  New Delhi, June 11 (IANS): The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday partnered with hospitality company Airbnb to create livelihood opportunities for women in the northeast region as a step towards their empowerment.   The partnership under NCW’s capacity building cell – an initiative to focus on skill development-oriented programmes, will be initially […]

Britain assures India of cooperation in extradition of Nirav Modi, Mallya

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Britain on Monday assured India to fully cooperate in the extradition process of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and liquor barron Vijay Mallya who are accused in separate multi-crore bank loan defraud cases, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said.   Meanwhile, government sources said that British Minister for Counter […]

Vegetarian diet linked to lower risk of heart diseases

Vegetarian diet linked to lower risk of heart diseases

New York, June 11 (IANS) People who follow a vegetarian diet are likely to have a lower number of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, says a study of South Asians living in the US.   Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, found that those who followed a vegetarian diet had a lower body mass […]

Healthy lifestyle habits may quickly lower blood pressure

Healthy lifestyle habits may quickly lower blood pressure

New York, June 11 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that a programme aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure.   The study, presented at the Nutrition 2018 meeting in Boston, suggested that the participants saw their blood pressure drop 19 points, on […]