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  • Harbhajan Singh to lead North Zone team for the Duleep Trophy 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was on Saturday named captain of North Zone team while dashing left-hander Gautam Gambhir will be the side's vice-captain for the Duleep Trophy campaign starting from October 22. The decision was taken at a meeting of North Zone Selection Committee held at PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali, under...
  • Northeast power projects given lower priority: Lal Thanhawla 2 days ago

    Guwahati/Aizawl: Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday lamented that power projects in the Northeast were accorded lower priority by the central agencies and charged NTPC with doing nothing on the 460MW Kolodyne Hydro-Electric Project. Addressing the North East Infrastructure Conclave held in Guwahati, Lal Thanhawla wondered why the NTPC, after...
  • Nagaland CM demands exemplary punishment for attack on Nagas 2 days ago

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang and lone Lok Sabha MP form the state Neiphiu Rio have demanded exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the unprovoked attack on Naga youths at Sikanderpur village in Gurgaon on the night of October 15. In a letter addressed to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh...
  • Delhi: Kiren Rijiju meets members of Northeast groups; promises to book all culprits of hate crime 2 days ago

    Gurgaon: Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju met representatives from Northeast groups on Saturday. There has been a huge outcry from the community for being targeted. Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with the attack on two young men from Nagaland in Gurgaon. Police have called...
  • News 360: Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa 2 days ago

    The Supreme Court has granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's and has suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. ...
  • North East attacks: Crimes or hate crimes? 2 days ago

    A suspected hate crime was reported in Bangalore where a Manipuri student alleged that he was beaten up by people who demanded he speaks in Kannada. Three people had been arrested in connection with the case. ...
  • Kiren Rijiju against big power projects, favours 300-500 MW projects 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday said he is "traditionally" against construction of big dams in North East and favoured smaller ones with 300-500 MW capacities. "Traditionally I am not for big hydro power projects in North East. I am not in favour of 4,000 MW...
  • 200 designer pieces sent for Kim Kardashian's daughter? 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper husband Kanye West have been sent over 200 designer clothes for their daughter North. The outifts, which one-year-old North is yet to dress in, include that from Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang and Roberto Cavalli, reported us magazine. "Kim and Kanye are...
  • North Korea's Kim makes second walking stick-aided appearance 3 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea's state media on Friday reported another public appearance by leader Kim Jong-Un, his second in four days after an extended absence that has seen him re-emerge with a walking stick. The North's ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun ran front page pictures of a smiling Kim, a black cane...
  • Northeast India, particularly Assam, facing threat from al-Qaeda: Sonowal 3 days ago

    Tezpur (Assam): The northeast, particularly Assam is facing a serious threat from al-Qaeda and Jihadi militants, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal claimed here on Thursday. "There is information that the al-Qaeda has base in most of the districts of Assam and we have to take an united stand against these fundamentalist forces,"...
  • Kim Jong Un's recent public appearance raise speculations over his long absence 4 days ago

    Days after Kim Jong Un made his public appearance after a long period of absence, speculations have arisen over his disappearing act. ...
  • Neel Mukherjee loses Man Booker Prize to Richard Flanagan 5 days ago

    London: India-born British author Neel Mukherjee lost out on the 2014 Booker Prize to Australian novelist Richard Flanagan, who won the prestigious literary prize for 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' that tells the story of prisoners of war on the Burma railway. The novel, Tasmania-born Flanagan's sixth, is set...
  • North Korea leader Kim Jong Un makes public appearance after 40 days sparking speculation about his health; seen walking with a stick 6 days ago

    Pyongyang: A photo published Tuesday by the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea showed top leader Kim Jong Un looking healthy except for using a walking stick after disappearing from public view for over 40 days. Kim walked with the stick when he visited a newly built residential district for...
  • After over a month, North Korea leader Kim Jong appears in public 6 days ago

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country. Several pictures on the front page of Tuesday's...
  • No early sign of 'missing' Kim Jong-Un on key party date October 10, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea's ruling party celebrated its 69th anniversary on Friday with no early sign that "missing" leader Kim Jong-Un might finally resurface after more than a month out of the public eye Kim's unexplained absence has fed a cycle of rumour and wild speculation that only a country as...
  • UNGA asks Security Council to refer North Korea to ICC October 9, 2014

    United Nations: A draft resolution for the UN General Assembly's human rights committee encourages the Security Council to consider referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court. A copy obtained Thursday by The Associated Press says the council should follow the recommendations of a UN commission of inquiry...
  • Eyes on Kim Jong Un as North Korea gets ready for 69th anniversary of ruling party October 9, 2014

    Tokyo: As North Korea's ruling party prepares to mark its 69th anniversary on Friday, the world will be watching to see if leader Kim Jong Un will make his first public appearance in more than a month. Kim's absence from the public eye, along with suggestions in the North Korean media...
  • US calls for North Korea to shut 'evil' prison camps September 24, 2014

    New York: US Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for North Korea to shut down its "evil system" of prison camps. Kerry spoke at a gathering of foreign officials and activists on Tuesday to draw attention to the findings of a UN commission of inquiry that in February concluded that...
  • Love, eggs and ideas: the keys to North Korean weightlifting success September 23, 2014

    Incheon: "Recipe for weightlifting success," by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Take one egg. Add an idea. Break a stone with said egg. Voila. North Korean weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk faced the media at a news conference on Tuesday that was supposed to focus on their world records and gold...
  • PPA criticises BJP for excluding NE states during Chinese presidents visit September 21, 2014

    Itanagar: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) on Sunday criticised the BJPled NDA government at the Centre for "exclusion of people from the northeastern states during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping". The PPA, in a statement, said that the decision of the party in power had again proved its...
  • 20 girl students from Jammu on an educational tour across north India September 21, 2014

    Jammu: Army sent a group of 20 girl students and two teachers of border areas of Jammu district on an 10day educationalcummotivational tour across north India under "Operation Sadbhavana". The tour was flagged off by General Officer Commanding (GOC), Crossed Swords Division from Akhnoor area of Jammu, defence spokesman said....
  • Spain should not dump tikitaka, says Joan Capdevila September 21, 2014

    Former world champions Spain will have to wait to regain their past glory but they need not discard their attractive brand of football that earned them fans and laurels, World Cup winning defender Joan Capdevila told Reuters in an interview. Spain's golden spell during which they won the 2010 World Cup...
  • Give North East share of China's investment to India: Tarun Gogoi September 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday sought a share of China's US dollar 20 billion investment committed by its President Xi Jinping for the north eastern region. "North East (NE) is a part of India. Give importance to NE and Assam. We are neighbours of China. In fact, we...
  • Berries could boost standard cancer treatment: Study September 18, 2014

    London: A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, researchers, including one of Indianorigin, have found. The study by researchers at King's College Hospital and the University of Southampton suggests that adding nutraceuticals to chemotherapy cycles may improve...
  • North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village September 18, 2014

    The proper flag was raised, there were smiles for the South Korean break dancers on stage and gifts were warmly exchanged as North Korea's team was officially welcomed into the athlete's village at the Asian Games after a series of controversies that nearly scuttled their trip. The ceremony took place at...
  • Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea September 15, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarinebased ballistic missiles, the South's defence ministry said on Monday. "Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical missile launch tube for submarines," a ministry official said. Ministry...