Reese Witherspoon to make new biopic about top female soldier

The Wild star has picked up the movie rights to author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s book Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield through her production company Pacific Standard. The book details the achievements of First Lieutenant Ashley White, who became part of an elite group of […]

Paper Towns first poster

Cara Delevingne is a name to watch out for this year, as she makes her transition from the catwalk to the big screen. She is set to team up with Nat Wolff for Paper Towns, and the first poster for the film has been revealed. Paper Towns comes hot off the heels of the success […]

Inside Alexander McQueen

A preview of the fantastical retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s work, which opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum on March 14 “Alexander McQueen was one of the most influential designers of his generation. His radical and fearless vision changed the way we look at fashion,” said Claire Wilcox, curator of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty this […]

Nagas are not Barbarians

I am writing this article in response to massive emotional statements of some Nagas and the outside world made in social network for the recent mob incident that occurred in Dimapur. I start my article with a theory ‘no death is certain or death is uncertain’. Everyone knows that death brings despair phenomenon to every […]

Observations of a concerned Overseas Naga

Dear Nagas, Let us please not play the blame game. I think it is time for all nagas to grow up and leave our egos aside and swallow a bitter pill. The question to ask is: What have we learned and realized from this? Can something as heinous as this bring about positive change? Change […]

IS accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

IS accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

This May 12, 2014, file photo taken from video by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist network, shows their leader Abubakar Shekau speaking to the camera. Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday, March 12. On Saturday, Shekau posted […]

NASA confirms ocean on Jupiter moon, raising prospects for life

DALLAS, MARCH 13 (REUTERS): Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed that the Jupiter-orbiting moon Ganymede has an ocean beneath its icy surface, raising the prospects for life, NASA said on Thursday. The finding resolves a mystery about the largest moon in the solar system after NASA’s now-defunct Galileo spacecraft provided hints that Ganymede […]

Modi announces slew of steps to boost ties with SL

Modi announces slew of steps to boost ties with SL

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, foreground left, stands with Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena, foreground right, as he attends his ceremonial reception in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Friday, March 13. Modi on Friday proposed regular bilateral visits between leaders of India and Sri Lanka saying they help better understanding as he seeks to mitigate China’s […]

Pak court orders Lakhvi’s release; outraged India summons envoy

Islamabad/New Delhi, March 13 (IANS): The Islamabad High Court on Friday declared the detention orders of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, as illegal and ordered his immediate release, triggering strong reaction from India which summoned the Pakistan envoy in New Delhi to lodge its protest. The issue also figured […]

Politics, sensitivity lead India to rush to ban books, films

NEW DELHI, MARCH 13 (AP): A British documentary. A YouTube comedy clip. A book on Hinduism. Each offended some segment of Indian society, and each was banned or suppressed as a result. Over the last year, at least two books and two films have become off-limits in India. “The Satanic Verses” has been forbidden since […]