India

  • Bhopal tragedy: SC refuses to re-open case
    NEW Delhi, may 11 (Agencies): The Supreme Court turned down on Wednesday a government demand to re-open the case into the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy and hand harsher sentences to seven men convicted of negligence. The court dismissed CBI’s curative petition seeking restoration of stringent charges against Bhopal tragedy accused saying it was filed 14 years after the 1996 judgment, which was only a prima facie view of evidence that had come on record till that time. A five-judge cons
  • Campus @NIIT Dimapur for GenPact
    DIMAPUR, MAY 11 (MExN): NIIT Dimapur Center is pleased to organize Campus recruitments for NIITians for Multi-National Company Genpact on Thursday the12th May’11 from 11.00 a.m. onwards. This was informed in a press note issued by Ajay Sethi, Head of Centre NIIT Dimapur Centre.The profiles for which hiring will be done are as follows: 1) Customer Service - Gurgaon/Hyderabad/Jaipur. Day as well as Evening and Night shifts. Any graduate or result awaiting final year graduate w
  • One day Farmers’ Training Held
    KOHIMA, MAY 10 (MExN): A One day Farmers’ Training for implementation of oil seed development program for Khariff Students was conducted at Chozuba Town today under Sub Divisional Agricultural Officer, Chozuba. A press release received here stated that a total of of 46 progressive farmers from 23 villages attended the training. Agriculture Officer, Sarhünyi Dukru deliberated on the trails and demonstration of the program while Ronchamo Kikon, Agriculture Officer dwelt on the
  • ATMA farm school launched at Akuluto block
    Dimapur, May 10 (MExN): Farm School under Akuluto Block was launched at Ghasulapa of Sasutami Village by Avitoli, Deputy Project Director ATMA Zunheboto where 34 farm students from three villages i.e. Sasutami, Ajiqami and Izheto. Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer & ATMA BTT convener, Akuluto Atoi Sema in a press release said that speaking on the concept of Farm School Avitoli emphasized on how ATMA farm School can intervene in building human resources development by way of provid
  • ‘Youth are confident in bringing peace’
    Dimapur, May 10 (MExN): The peace channel, Kiphire region organized one day workshop on leadership at Saramati School Kiphire. It was organized for the Peace Channel club leaders of the district, with the objective to empower and capacitate the youth to be peace lovers. They unanimously said that they can bring lasting peace and development in the district.G. Kirithong Sangtam, Executive Chairman United Sangtam Student’s Conference was the chief Guest of the program. In his messa
  • Army recruitment CEE at Goalpara (Assam) on May 29
    Dimapur, May 10 (MExN): The Common Entrance Examination (CEE) pertaining to Army Recruitment will be conducted at Goalpara (Assam) on May 29.  The venue of the CEE is the `DN Singha Sports Stadium’, Goalpara (Assam).  The CEE will be conducted for all the medically fit candidates of the Zakhama, Imphal, Zuheboto and Senapati Army Recruitment Rallies for candidates of Soldier General Duty (GD), Soldier Clerk (Clk) / Store Keeper Technical (SKT) and Soldier Technical (Tec
  • Tata Motors starts sending Nano to overseas markets
    New Delhi, May 9 (PTI): Tata Motors has started sending its small car Nano to overseas markets, with shipment of 498 units in April this year and a formal announcement of starting exports of the ‘people’s car’ is expected soon. According to figures released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) today, Tata Motors exported 498 units last month as compared to just a single unit in the corresponding month last year.When contacted, the company, however, dec
  • WRC observed at Kiphire
    Kiphire | May 8 : Along with the rest of the world Indian Red Cross Society Kiphire today observe a world Red Cross day at the Official Chamber of the Deputy Commissioner Kiphire with Murohu Chotso Additional Deputy Commissioner Kiphire as special guest. Speaking at the occasion as the Special Guest the ADC said, ‘It is a privilege to be the member in one of the biggest society in the world where functions and powers are same and congratulate the members present’. Touching
  • Six things you did not know your smart phone can do
    Out of the box, smartphones come with a lot of nifty features. But, being the tiny computers that they are, they also come with tremendous untapped potential. To get the most out of your smartphone - whether it’s a BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, or some other model - you have to add a little know-how and a few tools. The payoff, though, is greater productivity and more fun.Find apps for internet services: No matter how good the internet browser is on your smartphone, surfing the ne
  • Farmers’ stir: Violence in Agra, toll rises in Noida
    A combo picture of farmers protesting against land acquisition policy of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Authority in Bhatta Parsol village, Greater Noida. (File Photo) Agra, May 8 (Agencies): Farmers’ unrest over land acquisition on Sunday spread to Agra, where protesters clashed with police and torched vehicles, even as the toll in Greater Noida violence climbed to four while UP police announced a reward for arrest of a farmer leader for allegedly inciting the agitators. Four
  • Hasan Ali “front man” of arms dealer Khashoggi: ED chargesheet
    MUMBAI, May 8 (Agencies): International arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi had helped Hasan Ali Khan open his account with UBS, Zurich, to use it to launder tainted money and for the Pune stud farm owner CHF (Swiss currency) 28.5 million was “petty cash” to buy a hotel in Switzerland, according to the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate. Khan was acting as a “front man” for Khashoggi, a persona-non-grata in Switzerland, and Pune stud farm owner’s UBS
  • Pak told white lie to India on Dawood’s whereabouts: Advani
    New Delhi, May 8 (Agencies): Senior BJP leader L K Advani said Pakistan has been telling “white lie” to India on the whereabouts of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim like the way it kept feeding to the US the “lie” that Osama bin Laden was not present on its soil. Advani also pointed out that Osama’s hideout in the garrison town of Abbottabad was constructed when former President Parvez Musharraf was “in total command of the situation” Pakistan.In
  • ‘Assets of MPs not to be posted on website’
    NEW Delhi, May 8 (PTI): Details of the assets and wealth of Rajya Sabha members shall not be placed in the public domain, the ethics committee of the Upper House has ruled. The committee, however, has said details of assets and liabilities of a member can be accessed by any person after getting written permission from chairperson of the Rajya Sabha as per the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Rules, 2004.Replying to an RTI application, the Rajya Sabha said that chairman of the Hous
  • ‘Intl award to be instituted in Tagore's name’
    New Delhi, May 7 (PTI): Describing Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as a "multi-faceted genius", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced that a prestigious international award will be instituted in his name."Government of India has decided to institute a prestigious international award in the name of Rabindranath Tagore to recognise very distinguished contributions towards the promotion of international brotherhood and fraternity," he said inaugurating
  • Air India operations yet to be normalized
    NEW DELHI, May 7 (PTI): Air India operations were yet to be normalised today after the pilots called off their 10-day strike, as the airline had stopped taking any bookings for over a week. Airline officials said they had not been taking bookings due to the strike and this had led to the cancellation of about 90 per cent of its flights. Moreover, 60 aircraft of the airlines were grounded."If we don't have bookings, it is not wise to fly an empty aircraft. We will now open bookings
  • Relief in DMK camp over Kanimozhi court hearing
    DMK Member of Parliament Kanimozhi and her husband Aravindan arrive at a special court in New Delhi on Saturday, May 7, in connection with the 2G scam. (PTI Photo) CHENNAI, May 7 (Agencies): Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Saturday heaved a sigh of relief with the special CBI court reserving for May 14 its decision on the bail plea of the party's Rajya Sabha Member Kanimozhi, charged as co-conspirator in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Kanimozhi is the daughter of DMK president and Tamil
  • A Tibetan’s memories of a Chinese prison
    DHARAMSHALA, May 7 (TNN): Lukar Jam has a bump on his wrist. His right shoulder is higher than his left, and hurts often too. These, however, are not the only evidence he has from the five years spent in a Chinese jail. He can, for example, even after 14 years of being released, recite all the prison rules in Chinese -- something that was beaten into him.The Chinese police came for him in the wee hours of a cold February morning in 1992 while he was traveling from Lhasa to Thengri. &qu
  • ‘Lancet’ neglects neglected diseases of India
    MUMBAI, May 7 (TNN): The battle between the Indian medical fraternity and the world's reputed medical journal, The Lancet, continues unabated.It began in August 2010 when the Lancet named the latest superbug after New Delhi. The western inference that the superbug had emerged from India was vehemently opposed. Matters worsened last month when the journal published a report showing that many water sources in India's capital contained the New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase bacteria (NDM-1)
  • Pak warns India against any Osama-type operation
    Islamabad, May 5 (Agencies): Pakistan on Thursday warned India against any Abbottabad-like operation, saying any such “misadventure” would lead to a “terrible catastrophe.” The fear in Pakistan establishment is genuine as Mumbai serial blast accused Dawood Ibrahim and the Mumbai blast accused are being sheltered there. Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir also accused Indian establishment and armed forces of trying to subvert the agenda of Prime Minister Manmohan Sin
  • 2G scam: SC says no immunity for anyone irrespective of might
    New Delhi, May 5 (Agencies): The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure over the tardy pace of probe by the Income Tax department into the tax evasion cases linked to 2G spectrum case, saying it wanted “results”. A Bench of Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly directed the department to file a detailed report on action taken by it during the last three years when it got a complaint in this regard and began tapping corporate lobbyist Niira Radia’s telephone. “