Working Together To Prevent Suicide

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day   Rev. Fr. C. Joseph Counsellor-St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   These should always be taken seriously. Many actual suicides are suicide gestures or cries for help that go very wrong. Always act on the cry for help, however insignificant you feel the cause of the threat is. We […]

Church’s Response to the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on Decriminalizing Section 377 of IPC

Fr. Stephen Fernandes Secretary, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) Office for Justice Peace and Development   On Thursday, 6 September 2018 the Indian Supreme court struck down the law which up to now has criminalized consensual gay sex. Section 377 of IPC considered homosexuality, i.e. homosexual behavior or act between consenting adults in private […]

Nick Jonas reveals love story with Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas reveals love story with Priyanka Chopra

Los Angeles, Sep 9 (IANS) “The story sort of wrote itself,” American singer-actor Nick Jonas said of his romance with “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra, opening up for the first time about how they met and what led to their engagement.   The former Jonas Brothers band member told the story during an episode of “The […]

Leicester’s Maguire signs new five-year contract

Leicester’s Maguire signs new five-year contract

England’s Harry Maguire celebrates after the match. (REUTERS Photo)   Russia, September 09 (Reuters): England defender Harry Maguire has signed a new five-year contract with Leicester City which will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2023, the Premier League club said on Sunday.   The 25-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester United by […]

Russian police detain nearly 300 protesting against pension reform – rights group

Russian police detain nearly 300 protesting against pension reform – rights group

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 9. (REUTERS Photo)   MOSCOW, September 9 (Reuters): Thousands of supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny protested across Russia on Sunday against planned increases to the pension age, with a rights group saying […]

At least seven killed in blast near procession in Afghan capital

At least seven killed in blast near procession in Afghan capital

Afghan men look outside a broken window at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on September 9. (REUTERS Photo)   KABUL, September 9 (Reuters): At least seven people were killed and 25 wounded on Sunday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated explosives near a procession in Kabul commemorating the death of […]

Do you agree with the statement that Centrally Sponsored Schemes like MGNREGs funds are being ‘misuse’ in Nagaland? Why?

Do you agree with the statement that Centrally Sponsored Schemes like MGNREGs funds are being ‘misuse’ in Nagaland? Why?

Some of those who voted YES had this to say: • Yes. The nexus between the Village council members, VDB members and Rural Development officials is the root cause for the misuse of MGNREGs funds. The naive villagers are also to blamed for keeping silent while funds are being siphoned by the crorepati BDOs.   […]

Meghalaya to seek Centre’s help for boosting border trade

SHILLONG, SEPTEMBER 9 (PTI): The Meghalaya government is planning to appeal to the Centre to facilitate the increase of trading points along the India-Bangladesh border for the benefit of the people living at the eastern edge of the country, an official said.   Currently, there are 10 land custom stations in the state for import […]

Bangladesh calls for pressure on Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh calls for pressure on Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 30, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   DHAKA, September 9 (Reuters): Bangladesh’s prime minister urged the global community, including the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), on Sunday to increase pressure on Myanmar to ensure […]

At least 19 killed in South Sudan plane crash

JUBA, September 9 (Reuters): At least 19 people died in South Sudan on Sunday when a small aircraft carrying passengers from capital Juba to the city of Yirol crashed, an official said.   There were 22 people on board the flight that departed Juba International Airport in the morning, said State information Minister Taban Abel. […]