Dimapur March 5 incident: Government seeks CBI help

Guwahati, May 28 (TNN): The Nagaland government on Wednesday informed the Gauhati high court that it has sought the CBI’s help to probe the March 5 lynching case in which a mob had dragged an alleged rapist out of jail and thrashed him to death in Dimapur.Submitting an affidavit before the court, the DAN government […]

‘Biz community undergoing extreme hardship’

Dimapur, May 28 (MExN): Sharing the plight of the business community to the concern authorities, the Business Association of Nagas (BAN) has stated that the Business community is undergoing “extreme hardship” due to lack of proper electricity supply and mobile/internet connectivity.   BAN, in a press release, claimed that erratic power supply and unstable voltage […]

SN asks DMC to publish labour rates

Dimapur, May 28 (MExN): Survival Nagaland has asked the Administrator of Dimapur Municipal Council to publish the labour wages of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labourers in order to maintain a uniform rate throughout the district.   SN in a press release stated, “It is learnt that many labourers are charging rates at their whims and […]

Rahul says RSS-BJP killing individuality; BJP calls him immature

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at the ruling BJP and its ideological mentor RSS and accused the Narendra Modi government of using its brand of discipline to “kill individuality” among Indians. The BJP hit back, saying his comments showed his “immaturity and foolishness”.   “Have you […]

BJP hails revocation of AFSPA from Tripura, credits Modi

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hailed the Tripura government’s decision to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives security forces sweeping powers and judicial immunity in conflict-hit areas.   “It’s a welcome move and we appreciate the decision of the Tripura government,” Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sunil Deodhar, […]

US to produce natural cancer drug

Washington, May 28 (IANS) Scientists, including an Indian-American, are a step closer to producing a natural cancer drug by extracting ET-743, a compound found in marine invertebrate.   ET-743 or trabectedin is an anti-tumour drug that is currently being made using a partially synthetic process.   By examining the genome of the tunicate along with […]

Indian, Nepali doctors to conduct mobile health camps in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 28 (IANS) Indian doctors will assist Nepal’s own physicians in organising mobile health camps to tackle any likelihood of outbreak of epidemics following the devastating temblor last month and ahead of the impending monsoon, a top official said.   The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will jointly conduct […]

Dalai Lama urges Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Rohingyas

Sydney, May 28 (IANS/EFE) The Dalai Lama has urged Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, to defend the ethnic Muslim minority Rohingya group against persecution in Myanmar, Australian media reported on Thursday.   The Tibetan spiritual leader said he had brought up the subject in the past also but that Suu Kyi, […]

‘Ronaldo doesn’t deserve to win Ballon d’Or’

Verona (Italy), May 28 (IANS) Former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez on Thursday said Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo does not deserve to win the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award.   Ronaldo picked up the 2014 prize and is expected to be in the running again this year after scoring 61 goals in all competitions.   […]

85 percent of Russians back Putin government: Survey

Moscow, May 28 (IANS) Eighty-six percent of Russians support the administration under President Vladimir Putin, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Levada Centre, an independent Russian polling and sociological research organisation.   The survey also found that only 13 percent of respondents disapprove of the current government, Efe news agency reported.   […]

Cattle slaughter ban up to state governments: Shah

Panaji, May 28 (IANS) It was up to the respective state BJP governments to decide on banning cattle slaughter, after taking into account the sentiments of the local population, party president Amit Shah said on Thursday.   Shah clarified that the comments made by union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, asking […]

Over 460 executed by IS in past month in Syria: Report

Cairo, May 28 (IANS/EFE) At least 464 people were executed by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group from April 28 to May 28 in Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).   The NGO said in a statement on Thursday that half of the murders were reported in the city of Palmyra. […]