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Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia

By   /  October 14, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia

  Riyadh, Oct. 14 (PTI/AFP): Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, where he was set to seal oil agreements and try to use his influence to defuse tensions boiling in the Gulf. King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, welcomed Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at […]

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Nepal, China agree to re-measure height of Mt. Everest

By   /  October 14, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Nepal, China agree to re-measure height of Mt. Everest

Kathmandu, Oct. 14 (PTI): Nepal and China have agreed to jointly re-measure the height of Mount Everest, amidst reports that the world’s highest peak may have shrunk after the massive earthquake that shook the Himalayan nation in 2015. Many geologists have argued that the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that jolted Nepal in April 2015 may have […]

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Spanish court jails Catalan leaders for sedition

By   /  October 14, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Spanish court jails Catalan leaders for sedition

Madrid, Oct. 14 (IANS): The Spanish Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years for sedition and misuse of public funds for their role in the 2017 independence referendum considered illegal by Madrid. Twelve politicians, pro-independence activists and cultural leaders were being tried for their involvement in the […]

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Now, NSCN (IM) fires salvo at rival groups

By   /  October 13, 2019  /  Nagaland, Top News  /  Comments Off on Now, NSCN (IM) fires salvo at rival groups

Dimapur, Oct. 13 (EMN): After slating the government of India for its attempt to nullify the ‘framework agreement’ as well as hijack the outcome of the Indo-Naga talks, the NSCN (IM) has now turned its attention to the working committee of NNPGs and termed the latter as New Delhi’s “yes men”. The group issued a […]

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Former Nagaland legislators want negotiators to abide by deadline

By   /  October 13, 2019  /  Nagaland, Top News  /  Comments Off on Former Nagaland legislators want negotiators to abide by deadline

Dimapur, Oct. 13 (EMN): The Former Legislators Forum has urged the Naga representatives engaged in negotiations with government of India to ‘resolutely’ seek solution within the three-month deadline given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August. In a press release issued on Sunday, the forum stated that the negotiators should be “serious and focused than […]

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Social media etiquettes part of UGC ‘life skills’ curriculum

By   /  October 13, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Social media etiquettes part of UGC ‘life skills’ curriculum

New Delhi, Oct. 13 (PTI): Ethics and etiquettes of social media, how to use Google search better, yoga and pranayama and resume writing are part of the “life skills” curriculum developed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The commission had recently launched “Jeevan Kaushal”, a life skills programme in the curriculum for under-graduate courses across […]

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Lynching: Christian body fumes over RSS chief’s remark

By   /  October 13, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Lynching: Christian body fumes over RSS chief’s remark

New Delhi, Oct. 13 (IANS): A full blown war of words is raging between Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) supremo Mohan Bhagwat and a top Catholic body over guess what — who invented the word “lynching”. Taking umbrage to Bhagwat’s remarks dissociating the Hindu community with rising incidents of mob lynching in the country and instead […]

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Centre plans ‘Vigyan Jyoti’ to help girl students opt for STEM education

By   /  October 13, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Centre plans ‘Vigyan Jyoti’ to help girl students opt for STEM education

New Delhi, Oct. 13 (PTI): Alarmed by the low percentage of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the Centre has planned a programme to help girl students inculcate interest in these areas and also fund them if they get into any top institute for pursuing these underrepresented subjects, officials said on Sunday. The […]

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Modi dares opposition to bring back Article 370 in manifesto

By   /  October 13, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Modi dares opposition to bring back Article 370 in manifesto

Jalgaon, Oct. 13 (PTI): Stepping up attack on the Congress and NCP over abrogation of Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dared them to declare in their manifesto that they will bring back the provisions which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing his first rally ahead of the October 21 Maharashtra […]

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Indo-Naga talks: NSCN (IM) takes tough stance

By   /  October 13, 2019  /  Nagaland, Top News  /  Comments Off on Indo-Naga talks: NSCN (IM) takes tough stance

• Accuses government of India of trying to nullify ‘framework agreement’ • Says New Delhi using ‘section of people’ to hijack the outcome of talks • ‘Will be a great loss for both parties if we miss this finest opportunity’ Dimapur, Oct. 12 (EMN): In the aftermath of a stormy round of Indo-Naga talks in […]

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