Afforestation- The need of the hour

Afforestation- The need of the hour

Imtisenla Walling & Ph Romen Sharma ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema   According to a study, climate change is already contributing to the death of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the world more than US$ 1.2 trillion, thus wiping 1.6% annually from the global GDP. Climate change is the […]

CBI crisis: M Nageshwar Rao appointed interim director 

CBI crisis: M Nageshwar Rao appointed interim director 

M Nageshwar Rao, IPS (Photo: odishapolice.gov.in)   Government divests Alok Verma of CBI Director’s charge As many as 13 officers of the agency shunted out    New Delhi, October  24 (IANS):  In a dramatic midnight action, the government on Wednesday divested CBI chief Alok Verma of his charge and Joint Director M. Nageshwar Rao, IPS,  […]

Supreme Court says only Euro VI compliant vehicles to be sold from April 2020

Supreme Court says only Euro VI compliant vehicles to be sold from April 2020

Traffic drives through smog in Delhi, India November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/Files   MUMBAI, October 24 (Reuters):  India’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday that only vehicles that meet the Euro VI fuel standards would be allowed to be sold in the country starting in April 2020.   India currently uses Euro IV compliant fuels, called […]

Farmers end protest but will resume if demands not met

Farmers end protest but will resume if demands not met

Police try to stop farmers during a protest demanding better price for their produce on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, October 2. (REUTERS/Stringer)   New Delhi, October 3 (IANS): The standoff between the agitating farmers and police at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border ended last night after the protesters reached an agreement with the government […]

In a first, UPSC allows facility of withdrawal of applications by candidates

In a first, UPSC allows facility of withdrawal of applications by candidates

  The process will be implemented beginning Engineering Services Examination (ESE), 2019 Exam fees will not be refunded and there is no provision for withdrawing of incomplete applications     Morung Express News Dimapur | October 1   The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), for the first time, will allow candidates to withdraw the online […]

Note ban was for rich to change black money to white: Rahul

Note ban was for rich to change black money to white: Rahul

Rewa (Madhya Pradesh), September 28 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation, saying while the exercise forced innocent people to stand in serpentine queues, it helped the corrupt to convert their black money into white.   Addressing a gathering in Baikunthpur town of Rewa district in Madhya Pradesh, […]

Say ‘namaskar’, not ‘good morning’: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Say ‘namaskar’, not ‘good morning’: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu (File Photo)   English mind, which we have inherited from the British rule, is an illness. Britishers have gone, their mindset remains, says Naidu      Panaji, September  28 (IANS): Indians should let go the colonial mindset and greet people with ‘namaskar’ rather than with ‘good morning’, ‘good afternoon’ and […]

Women can’t be treated as chattel: SC strikes down adultery law

Women can’t be treated as chattel: SC strikes down adultery law

New Delhi, September  27 (IANS): In yet another landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously decriminalised adultery after striking down a British era law, Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, terming it as unconstitutional, archaic and manifestly arbitrary, with one judge saying women cannot be treated as “chattel”.   “Section 497 is a […]

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