Cabinet nod for transfer of SSB land to Arunachal

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the transfer of a 5.99 acre Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) plot in Tawang to the Arunachal Pradesh government for constructing a multipurpose ground.   Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced the decision after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   The […]

Manipuri artist paints a window to the NE

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS): The cultural and anthropological vibrancy of northeast India is brought to life in a solo exhibition by Manipuri artist Oinam Dilip, currently open at India International Centre (IIC) here.   Dilip, a graduate of Delhi’s College of Art, has been living in Delhi since the last two decades. His earlier […]

Centre asked to respond on plea against polygamy

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Centre on a fresh plea that challenged the constitutional validity of the practice of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims in India.   A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud issued the notice […]

Rehabilitation of migrants extended up to March 2020

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS): The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its nod for the continuation, up to 2020, of eight schemes of the Home Ministry for relief and rehabilitation of migrants under the umbrella scheme “Relief and Rehabilitation of Migrants and Repatriates”.   Addressing the media, Union Minister […]

Bru refugee families to get Rs 4L each: MHA

NEW DELHI, JULY 4 (PTI): Bru refugee families, who will be repatriated to Mizoram from Tripura, would be given a one-time financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh, a house and free ration for two years as per an agreement, Home Ministry officials said today.   The families will also be given a monthly assistance of […]

NE received lowest CSR funding

MUMBAI, JULY 4 (IANS): The ‘big 500’ companies in India contribute the lion’s share of more than 90 per cent of the total Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spends in India, and just 20 top corporations account for over 45 per cent, a new survey revealed on Wednesday.   In terms of the geographical beneficiaries, Maharashtra […]

Federer delivers shot-making masterclass to reach round three

Federer delivers shot-making masterclass to reach round three

Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning the second round match against Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko on July 4 (REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge) LONDON, July 4 (Reuters): Two days after creating a stir at Wimbledon with his new mega-bucks clothing deal, Roger Federer was back making a style statement with his dazzling tennis as he gave Lukas Lacko a 6-4 […]

NIA takes over Manipur arms seizure case

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the arrest of two Manipur residents for carrying arms and ammunition, the agency said on Wednesday.   The agency re-registered the case under the Arms Act on July 1 in compliance with a Union Home Ministry order.   The […]

Top scorers meet best defence in Brazil v Belgium clash

Top scorers meet best defence in Brazil v Belgium clash

Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois, Axel Witsel and team mates applaud the fans after the match. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai) SOCHI, July 4 (Reuters): Belgium’s quarter-final battle with Brazil will be a classic encounter between an unstoppable force and an immovable object when the tournament’s joint best defence comes up against its most free-scoring attack in Kazan on Friday. […]