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  • Give North East share of China's investment to India: Tarun Gogoi 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 Indian-origin, 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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarine-based 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...
  • Pakistan dockyard attackers planned to hijack navy frigate 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Taliban militants who attacked Karachi's naval dockyard last week were planning to hijack a Pakistani navy missile frigate with inside help, indicating the extent of radicalisation within the forces. "It seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009," the...
  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor 6 days ago

    Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's...
  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions 1 week ago

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...
  • Asian Games 2014: North Korea set for rare sports foray in South 1 week ago

    A delegation of over 250 North Korean athletes, coaches and officials will take a rare flight south of the inter-Korean border to participate in the 17th Asian Games this month, hoping to raise the reclusive country's profile on the international sporting stage. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is at the...
  • Protests about North Korea flag ahead of Asian Games September 12, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea have removed the flags of all competing nations from their streets ahead of the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon because of protests about the flying of rival North Korea's flags. The national flags of the 45 countries, including North Korea, had flown in Incheon and nine nearby cities...
  • Incheon worried about 'life after the Asian Games' September 12, 2014

    Seoul: As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon...
  • Mary Kom: Someone from the North East could have played my role, but the movie might not have been a hit September 8, 2014

    To spread her Imphal-based boxing academy all over the country, Olympian boxer M C Mary Kom wants Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who acted in the biopic 'Mary Kom', to become its brand ambassador. "I will soon approach her to become the brand ambassador of my boxing academy. Hopefully she will agree,"...
  • Music bands from North East prefer metro cities to homelands September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: More and more music bands from the seven-sister states, whose music range from rock to grunge, and progressive metal to heavy metal are seen to base themselves in metro cities, which seem to offer them endless music making opportunities. The heavy metal and rock bands from northeastern states have...
  • Seoul: North Korea again fires short-range projectiles September 6, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea on Friday continued its string of rocket and missile firings, launching three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas, a South Korean defense official said. The projectiles flew about 210 kilometres before landing in the water, said...
  • NATO agrees on plan to strengthen collective defence September 5, 2014

    Cardiff: NATO leaders on Friday agreed on a readiness action plan to strengthen the bloc's collective defence and deal with any challenge, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. The NATO allies face a security environment which is more unpredictable than ever, including Russia's "aggression" against Ukraine, violent extremism in the...
  • Delhi Police officials now to be seen riding bicycles September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police personnel will now be seen riding bicycles while patrolling in congested areas of the Walled City and parks of North Delhi with a view to check crimes such as snatching. Eight high-performance geared bicycles have been recently bought by the Delhi Police for beat constables to patrol...
  • South Korea: North Korea fires short-range projectile into sea September 1, 2014

    Seoul, South Korea:South Korea says North Korea has fired another short-range projectile into the sea, the latest in a slew of weapons tests the North has been conducting in 2014. A Defense Ministry official says the projectile flew about 220 kilometers (135 miles) before landing in waters off the North's east...
  • North Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson August 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights" and should mind its own business rather than criticise others. The police shooting of an unarmed black teenager and subsequent crackdown on protesters in the...
  • Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast August 23, 2014

    Tripoli: A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own and had to commandeer fishing vessels...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc in north India, 48 people dead so far August 19, 2014

    Heavy rains in Uttarakhand and Nepal have led to an increase in water levels in several rivers of Uttar Pradesh. 48 people have died in the state due to the flooding. The floods have affected nearly 1,500 villages in nine districts of UP. ...
  • 'Turtles' tops again, beats 'Guardians' at North American box office August 18, 2014

    Reuters: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating" Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits. "Guardians of the Galaxy," which has collected $419 million worldwide...
  • North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-South Korea drill August 17, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea warned on Sunday of a "merciless" pre-emptive strike as it blasted upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercises as a rehearsal for nuclear war. South Korea and the United States on Monday start the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. Although...
  • Independence Day: Centre alerts North East over possible terror attacks August 10, 2014

    Agartala/Guwahati: The Union Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states over possible terror attacks in the run-up to Independence Day, officials said on Sunday. The ministry has asked the states to take steps to foil any attempt by militants to upset peace. "The Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states...
  • Cabinet may soon take up issue of mobile towers in naxal areas August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The crucial issue of installing mobile towers in nine naxal-affected states, which has been pending for long now, and strengthening of telecom connectivity in North Eastern states will be the next key matters of the Telecom Ministry before the Cabinet. "The Department of Telecom...
  • Gurgaon: Brawl turns ugly, 40-year-old man files police complaint July 28, 2014

    Gurgaon: A 40-year-old man registered a case with the Gurgaon Police after he got into a brawl with two men in an aberrated state. All the three are residents of Nathupura in Gurgaon where they stay in rented accommodations. The incident is reported to have happened on Sunday night. Police have...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • Panel suggests separate law to protect north eastern people from attacks July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A separate law with specific provisions to protect people from the northeast living in different parts of the country along with amendment of sections of IPC has been suggested by a committee set up after increased attacks on citizens from the region. According to sources, the M P...
  • Ouch! Honey bees sting texas man about 1,000 times July 25, 2014

    A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him. Wichita Falls officials blamed Thursday's attack on Africanized honey bees. Spokesman Barry Levy says a swarm attacked a worker mowing grass along culverts...
  • Air Algerie plane with 116 on board crashed, debris found in North Mali July 24, 2014

    Algiers: The remains of Air Algerie flight AH 5017 en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers which crashed on Thursday have been found at Tilemsi, 70km from Gao in northern Mali. The plane had 116 people on board of which 110 were passengers and 6 were cabin crew...
  • Watch: Is India a racist country? This video shows the ugly truth of how north-east Indians face racism in India July 24, 2014

    The rising crimes against students from north-east India in Delhi are shocking. Nido Tania, a young student from Arunachal Pradesh, was brutally attacked and killed by a mob in Lajpat Nagar in January this year. His only fault was that he had a different hairstyle. This week another man from...