Model Training Course on natural resource management concludes

Medziphema, September 4 (MExN): The valedictory programme of the eight-day Model Training Course (MTC) on ‘Recent advances in natural resource management for doubling farmer’s income under changing climate scenario’ was held at ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland on September 4.   The MTC was sponsored by Directorate of Extension (DOE), Ministry of Agriculture […]

LADP schemes for 2018-19 under Wokha dist approved

Wokha, September 4 (MExN): LADP schemes for the Year 2018-19 under Wokha district has been approved during the monthly District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting held on September 4 at Deputy Commissioner Conference Hall, Wokha.   DIPR reported that the meeting was chaired by Vice/Chairman DPDB & DC Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS. […]

Wives of Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar call for their release

Wives of Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar call for their release

Chit Su Win, wife of Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo talks to reporters during family and lawyers press conference in Yangon, Myanmar on September 4. (REUTERS Photo)   YANGON, September 4 (Reuters): The wives of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar jailed for seven years on official secrets charges insisted on Tuesday the men were innocent and […]

Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone

Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France. (REUTERS  Photo) Washington, September 4 (Reuters): Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday became the second U.S. company to reach $1 trillion in stock market value, just weeks after Apple Inc hit the same milestone on Aug. 2.   Shares in the world’s largest […]

Arunachal CM alerts Centre about situation around Siang River

Itanagar, September 4 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday wrote to Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking an inter-ministerial meeting to assess the situation around the Siang river where certain areas are facing drought-like situation while others are reeling under flood.   The Siang is the principal constituent of the Brahmaputra and flows […]

Mahanta given clean chit in Assam ‘secret killings’

GUWAHATI, September 4 (PTI): The Gauhati High Court on Monday set aside constitution of Justice K N Saikia Inquiry Commission that had indicted the erstwhile Prafulla Kumar Mahanta government for extra-constitutional killings of ULFA leaders family members.   The commission was set up in 2005 by the then Congress government led by Tarun Gogoi to […]

Meghalaya CM quits Lok Sabha

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS): Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Tuesday resigned from the Lok Sabha after being elected to the Meghalaya Assembly on August 27.   He will take oath as a member of the Assembly on Wednesday.   Sangma, who won the by-election from South Tura, said he had submitted his resignation […]

Manipur students’ union demand arrest of NSCN-IM cadres

Imphal, September 4 (IANS): The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) on Tuesday demanded the arrest of four cadres of the insurgent group NSCN-IM for beating up some AMSU members and singers.   The incident took place near Nungba in Tamenglong district of Manipur along the NH-37 when some members of the students’ union and singers […]

Asia’s rising appetite for meat, seafood will ‘strain environment’

Michael Taylor Thomson Reuters Foundation   Asia’s growing appetite for meat and seafood over the next three decades will cause huge increases in greenhouse gas emissions and antibiotics used in foods, researchers said on Tuesday.   Rising population, incomes and urbanisation will drive a 78 percent increase in meat and seafood demand from 2017 to […]

SCHOLARSHIP: Roundup

  1. Category: Merit and Means Based   Scholarship: Fair and Lovely Foundation Scholarship 2018   Description: Like every year, Fair & Lovely Career Foundation has declared its scholarship call open; to select 55 college-going female students. This program intends to help girls who require financial aid, by covering their education-related expenses on the basis […]

One dead in Kolkata bridge collapse, Mamata announces probe

One dead in Kolkata bridge collapse, Mamata announces probe

People stand next to the wreckage of vehicles at the site of a bridge that collapsed in Kolkata, September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri   The 40-year-old Majerhat bridge in the crowded Alipore area in Kolkata caved in around 4.45 pm during over rail tracks and trapped several locals underneath the debris.   Kolkata, September […]

Trump hits CNN and NBC, urges ‘look at their license’ – tweet

Trump hits CNN and NBC, urges ‘look at their license’ – tweet

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at campaign fundraising luncheon for Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) and GOP congressional candidate Mark Harris at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC, US on August 31, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   WASHINGTON, September 4 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump blasted CNN and NBC News yet again in a tweet on Tuesday, […]