Demand for adhoc status for schools intensifies in Mizoram

Newmai News Network Aizawl | July 2   The Mizoram Government Aided School Association (MIGASA), an umbrella body of private teachers working in government lump-sum grant-in-aid high schools and middle schools, has threatened to stage indefinite strike and observe “no teaching days” if the state government fails to meet their demands of upgrading lump-sum grant-in-aid […]

CBI books MLA, two others in Tripura journalist’s killing

Agartala, July 2 (IANS): The CBI has booked three tribal leaders, including an MLA, for the murder of television journalist Santanu Bhowmik in 2017, an official said.   The official said that the three were Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) legislator Dhirendra Debbarma and party leaders Balram Debbarma and Amit Debbarma, apart from 300-500 […]

Gold biscuit worth over Rs 3.5 lakhs recovered

Newmai News Network Shillong | July 2   Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have recovered a gold biscuit worth over Rs. 3.5 lakhs from a place lying along the Indo-Bangla international border in East Khasi Hills (EKH) district, according to BSF officials.   The seizure was made after a packet fell on the ground while […]

Zoram Movement pledges to lift Liquor Act, bring changes

Newmai News Network Aizawl |July 2   Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), a non-Congress and non-Mizo National Front (MNF)  pre-poll electoral alliance formed by 7 political parties or groups, has pledged to lift the existing Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition and Control) or MLPC Act, 2014 if it comes to power in the next assembly elections.   The […]

Bengaluru Metro gets new Managing Director

Bengaluru Metro gets new Managing Director

Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS): The Karnataka government on Monday appointed senior IAS officer Ajay Seth as the new Managing Director of the state-run Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BRMCL), an official statement said.   Seth, the Additional Chief Secretary in the Health and Family Welfare Department, will hold the post concurrently with his existing responsibility, the […]

Lower steel production decelerate India’s May core factory output

Lower steel production decelerate India’s May core factory output

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS): Unfavourable base effect, along with lower production of steel, crude oil and cement decelerated India’s eight major industries’ output in May 2018, official data showed on Monday.   According to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Index of Eight Core Industries (ECI) had risen by 3.6 per cent during the […]

Karnataka to work for farmers, women, youth says Governor

Karnataka to work for farmers, women, youth says Governor

Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS): Unfolding the vision of the new JD-S-Congress collation government in Karnataka for the next five years, Governor Vajubhai Vala said all-out efforts would be made to help farmers, women and youth.   “My government is committed to the welfare and development of all sections of society, especially farmers, women, youth and the […]

Reality shows are like crash courses: Sana Saeed

Reality shows are like crash courses: Sana Saeed

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS): Actress Sana Saeed had a dream Bollywood debut in Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” in 1998. But the “Student Of The Year” actress says she will never “back out” from the television industry as she feels TV projects, mostly reality shows which she describes as “crash courses”, […]

Antioxidant treatment can help lung disease patients: Study

Antioxidant treatment can help lung disease patients: Study

New York, July 2 (IANS): Administering an antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease respiratory exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis, a study suggests.   Cystic fibrosis is an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and the digestive system.   The findings showed that supplementation with an oral antioxidant-enriched multi-vitamin was safe and well tolerated, and led to […]