Telangana Assembly dissolved, polls likely by year-end

Hyderabad, September 6 (IANS) Telangana is heading for early elections as the state Assembly was dissolved on Thursday by the Governor on a recommendation by the state cabinet and in a swift move the ruling TRS announced almost all candidates.   Nearly nine months before its term was to end, the Assembly was dissolved by […]

An Introduction to Hydroponics

An Introduction to Hydroponics

Dr. Hannah Krujia SMS Agronomy, KVK Phek Hydroponics The science of soil-less gardening is called hydroponics. It basically involves growing healthy plants without the use of a traditional soil medium by using a nutrient like a mineral rich water solution instead. Hydroponic plant requires selected nutrients, some water, and sunlight to grow. Not only do […]

Kurdish-led council deepens authority across Syrian north and east

Kurdish-led council deepens authority across Syrian north and east

Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sit at the back of a truck in Deir al-Zor, Syria on  May 1, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) BEIRUT, September 6 (Reuters): The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces has started forming a unified administration for its territory, a move that would consolidate its authority in northern […]

Neem: Uses in Plant Protection

E. Lireni Kikon SMS Plant Protection, KVK Dimapur   NEEM: It is commonly known as Neem or Margosa tree Scientific name: Azadirachta indica Family: Meliaceae Plant part use: Leaves and seeds Mode of action: Repellent, Insecticidal, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antifeedant, Oviposition and growth inhibiting and crop and grain protectant. Different formulations of Neem   1) Neem […]

Trump administration seeks to end agreement on child migrant detention

Trump administration seeks to end agreement on child migrant detention

Immigrants sit along the border wall as they await apprehension after illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico on August 29, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) WASHINGTON, September 6 (Reuters): The Trump administration said on Thursday that it plans to withdraw from a federal court agreement that strictly limits the conditions under which authorities can detain migrant […]

Success story -I

LK Baishya, DJ Rajkhowa, Ph. Romen Sharma, H Verma, J Barman, Manoj Kumar and Sanjoy Roy ICAR RC for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema 1.1 Name of the technology: Enhancing production and productivity of Maize and groundnut for livelihood improvement and promotion of livestock farming among tribal farmers in Nagaland.   1.2 Background information: Maize […]

Weather based integrated agro advisory for the month of September

Agro Met Field Unit ICAR, Jharnapani, Medziphema Total rainfall received in Dimapur district during August month was 302.8 mm which was almost equal to the normal, with the highest rainfall of 47.0 mm recorded on 26th August. Total number of rainy day was 16. Actual cumulative rainfall during this year’s Monsoon season so far upto […]

Emails indicate Trump nominee Kavanaugh questioned abortion ruling: New York Times

Emails indicate Trump nominee Kavanaugh questioned abortion ruling: New York Times

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on September 6. (REUTERS Photo) WASHINGTON, September 6 (Reuters): Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, raised questions as a White House aide more than a decade ago about […]

International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya

International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya

Rohingya refugee women hold placards as they take part in a protest at the Kutupalong refugee camp to mark the one-year anniversary of their exodus in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on August 25, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) AMSTERDAM, September 6 (Reuters): The International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that it has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya […]

India to become 5-trillion-dollar economy in seven years: Prabhu

Mumbai, September 6 (IANS): With phenomenal changes in social and economic sector reforms, India will become a five-trillion-dollar economy in seven years from the present 2.6 trillion dollars, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu said here on Thursday.   He said that the GDP growth of 8.3 per cent in the […]

Airtel Payments Bank enables card-less withdrawal at ATMs

Airtel Payments Bank enables card-less withdrawal at ATMs

New Delhi, September 6 (IANS): Airtel Payments Bank customers would be able to withdraw cash at over lakh ATMs across the country without using the debit or credit card, the bank said in a statement.   The customers would be able to withdraw cash through mobile phone using USSD, a communication technology and the “MyAirtel” app, […]

U.S. to charge North Koreans over WannaCry, Sony cyberattacks: U.S. official

U.S. to charge North Koreans over WannaCry, Sony cyberattacks: U.S. official

A screenshot shows a WannaCry ransomware demand, provided by cyber security firm Symantec, in Mountain View, California, US. ( REUTERS File Photo) WASHINGTON, September 6 (Reuters): The U.S. Justice Department is poised to charge North Korean hackers over the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware attack and the 2014 cyber attack on Sony Corp, a U.S. official told […]