Thsotokur Arihako Dimapur celebrates Medümneo festival

Thsotokur Arihako Dimapur celebrates Medümneo festival

    Dimapur, August 8 (MExN): The Thsotokur Arihako Dimapur celebrated Medümneo festival on August 8 at its treasurer’s residence at Kuda village ‘B’ Khel, Dimapur.   Kejong Chang, Minister for Horticulture and DB&GB, who was the chief guest, encouraged the young people not to forget but treasure the culture inherited from the ancestors and […]

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Sunrise Colony Council to blockade DMC vehicles   Dimapur, August 8 (MExN): The Sunrise Colony Council in Dimapur has resolved to resume indefinite blockade of Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) vehicles carrying garbage to the dumping site located at Sunrise Colony starting from August 11. The resolution has been made “due to withdrawal of assurance” by […]

Wokha LSA organises essay competition

  Wokha, August 8 (MExN): The Wokha District Legal Service Authority organised an essay competition at Bailey Baptist College on August 2 with 35 students participating in the competition.   Superintendent of Observation Home Wokha, Wobenthung J. Patton, who was the resource person, spoke on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2015. With the […]

Mafe Mobile launches budget smartphone ‘Shine M810’

  New Delhi, August 8 (IANS): Domestic handset manufacturer Mafe Mobile on Tuesday launched an affordable 4G smartphone ‘Shine M810’ at Rs 4,599.   ‘Shine M810’ features 5-inch FWVGA display and sports 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera with LED flash. Backed by 1.3Ghz Quad-core SPREADTRUM processor, the device comes with 1GB RAM and […]

Diabetes, high BP in midlife may up dementia risk later

  New York, August 8 (IANS): Middle-aged persons who have cardiovascular health risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and are also current smokers, have a greater chance of suffering from dementia later in life, researchers have warned.   The findings showed that the chances of dementia increased most strongly with age followed by […]

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

  A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files.   HBO, which had previously acknowledged the theft of “proprietary information,” said it’s continuing to investigate and is working […]

New UN sanctions might not budge North Korea

New UN sanctions might not budge North Korea

    WASHINGTON, August 8 (AP): The strongest sanctions yet against North Korea could still prove no match for the communist country’s relentless nuclear weapons ambitions.   While the United States hails a new package of U.N. penalties that could cut a third of North Korea’s exports, the sanctions themselves aren’t the American objective. They’re […]

24 killed in China landslide

24 killed in China landslide

    Beijing, August 8 (IANS): At least 24 people were killed and five others injured in a landslide on Tuesday in China’s Sichuan province.   The landslide occurred around 6 a.m. in Gengdi village in an area mainly inhabited by the Yi ethnic minority, Xinhua news agency quoted officials as saying.   The landslide […]

Haruo Nakajima, who played the original 1954 Godzilla, dies

Haruo Nakajima, who played the original 1954 Godzilla, dies

    He stomped over miniature bridges and buildings in a rubber suit and gave the world Godzilla, the fire-breathing, screeching monster that became Japan’s star cultural export and an enduring symbol of the pathos and destruction of the nuclear age.   Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla in the original 1954 classic, died Monday of […]

Over 200 children killed in Yemen war in 2017: UNICEF

  Sanaa, August 8 (IANS): A top United Nations official in Yemen said on Monday that a total of 201 children have been killed in the Yemeni ongoing civil war since the beginning of 2017.   “In 2017, 201 children have been killed in Yemen: 152 boys and 49 girls,” UNICEF resident representative in Yemen […]

Women’s brains more active than that of men

  New York, August 8 (IANS): The brains of women are significantly more active in many more areas of the brain than men, especially in the prefrontal cortex, involved with focus and impulse control, and the limbic or emotional areas of the brain, involved with mood and anxiety, new research has found.   “This is […]