Cambodian PM’s party claims all election seats, opposition sees ‘death of democracy’

Cambodian PM’s party claims all election seats, opposition sees ‘death of democracy’

Cambodia’s Prime Minister and President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Hun Sen prepares to cast his vote at a polling station during a general election in Takhmao, Kandal province, Cambodia July 29, 2018. (REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)   PHNOM PENH, July 30  (Reuters):  Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on Monday it […]

Phesama road opened for commuters

Phesama road opened for commuters

The site of the landslide at Phesama village.   Our CorrespondentKohima | July 29 A part of the highway that witnessed massive landslide, which occurred at Phesama village affecting NH-29 on Saturday evening, was opened for commuters on Sunday morning.   The mudslide is still flowing, and if the rain continues, the whole slope of mountain […]

Orwell knew: we willingly buy the screens that are used against us

Orwell knew: we willingly buy the screens that are used against us

A man uses a mobile device in a coffee shop. (For Representational: Purposes Only: Reuters File Photo)    Henry Cowles1 Aeon Sales of George Orwell’s utopian novel 1984 (1949) have spiked twice recently, both times in response to political events.  In early 2017, the idea of ‘alternative facts’ called to mind Winston Smith, the book’s protagonist […]

Nineteen dead, more than 3,000 in need of rescue, after Laos dam collapse: media

Nineteen dead, more than 3,000 in need of rescue, after Laos dam collapse: media

Villagers evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos July 24, 2018. (ABC Laos News/Handout via REUTERS)   BANGKOK, July 25 (Reuters): Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and more than 3,000 need to be rescued after a dam collapsed in a remote part of land-locked Laos, local media reported […]

Aston Martin unveils ‘sports car for the skies’ at airshow

Aston Martin unveils ‘sports car for the skies’ at airshow

Volante Vision Concept (Image Courtesy: http://www.astonmartin.com)    FARNBOROUGH, July 18 (Reuters): James Bond would love it. Aston Martin, maker of the luxury sports cars favored by the fictional British spy, has now come up with a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed “a sports car for the skies”.   Aston Martin unveiled the three-seater hybrid-electric vehicle […]

Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, probe ordered 

Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, probe ordered 

Swami Agnivesh (IANS Photo)   Ranchi, July 17 (IANS): Social activist Swami Agnivesh was on Tuesday assaulted by a group of suspected Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists shouting “Jai Shri Ram” slogans at Pakur in Jharkhand, following which the state ordered a probe.   Chief Minister Raghubar Das ordered the probe into the assault […]

India: With opposition pitching for no-trust motion, monsoon parliament session set to be stormy

India: With opposition pitching for no-trust motion, monsoon parliament session set to be stormy

Indian Parliament. (Reuters file photo)    New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): With an aggressive opposition pitching for a no-trust motion against the Narendra Modi government over various issues, the bitterness that saw complete washout of the Budget session is likely to spill into the monsoon session scheduled to commence from Wednesday.   As far as […]

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