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archiveDecember 17, 2018


Sensitization on BBBP held at Wokha, Meluri

Dimapur, December 15: The Wokha district administration organized a seminar cum workshop for sensitization under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao 2018 for village functionaries, NGOs & civil society organization on December 13 at Town Hall, Wokha. CDPO Wokha, Soren Kikon, while delivering the key note address, said BBBP Scheme was launched on 21st January 2015 under the initiative of Prime Minister of India with an objective of gender biased sex selective elimination, ensuring survival & protection of the girl child, ensuring education and participation of the girl child. "Our district is...


On December 13, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Parliament was informed on that same day that the Union Government owes cash-strapped Air India `1,000.62 crore. The PTI report states: "In a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said there was an outstanding amount receivable by Air India Limited for Special Extra Section Flight (SESF) flights from the Ministries of External Affairs, Defence and Home Affairs. "Regular follow-ups for the same are made by Air India and the Ministry...

Pete Davidson posts disturbing message, deletes Instagram account

Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson shared an unsettling message on Instagram saying he does not “want to be on this earth anymore” and then deleted his account. “I’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last. All I’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so,” he wrote. Following the post the New York Police Department (NYPD) conducted a wellness check and made contact with Davidson. According to The New York Times,...

Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan to romance in Ammonite

Stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan will play lovers in an independent historical drama “Ammonite”. The film is inspired by the life of fossil hunter Mary Anning. Winslet, 43, and Ronan, 24, will take on the story of Anning, a fossil collector and paleontologist credited with making important discoveries in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel, reports The movie will be directed by Francis Lee, who gained critical acclaim for his 2017 drama “God’s Own Country” — which is about a romance between two...

Amber Heard: Dearth of women’s strength in films is frustrating

Amber Heard feels there is a tendency to pit women against one another in Hollywood and they are made to be part of an imagined competition. But that’s far from the truth. The actor says women are instead refusing to be pitted against one another, and are finding solidarity in standing together as a unified force. “In my life, the strongest people I know and the ones that I have learnt the most from have been women,” Heard told IANS in an exclusive sit-down interview. “And to see such a...
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17th December 2018

ARIES: Be very careful when dealing with money today because it will be a golden opportunity for someone to behave like a petty tyrant. Let's hope it's not you! All will be well if you do what this person wants, but you'll soon notice a distinct nip in the air if you have the temerity to disagree with them. TAURUS: You have a strong humanitarian streak and today you get the opportunity to display yours. You might want to lend a hand to a friend or associate who needs your...

Unemployment India’s biggest problem: Tharoor

New Delhi, December 16: India's biggest crisis is unemployment and the country needs to invest more in the tourism sector which hires nearly 10 times as many people as any manufacturing industry, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said. He said the future of India depended very much on its ability to escape from the politics of identity and the government's ability to provide answers to the real needs of the people. "The biggest crisis facing this country is unemployment. I am strongly in favour of measures that will soak up...

In-flight voice calling, internet access on phone will soon be possible as govt notifies rules

New Delhi, December 16: People will soon be able to make calls and access internet through their phones during air travel and ship voyage within Indian territory as the government has notified rules for providing such services. Indian and foreign airlines and shipping companies operating in the country can provide in-flight and maritime voice and data services in partnership with a valid Indian telecom licence holder. "These rules may be called the Flight and Maritime Connectivity Rules, 2018. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in...

Outcome of climate talks in Poland positive: India

New Delhi, December 16: India Sunday termed "positive" the outcome of climate talks in Poland as it sets nations on the path for successful implementation of the historic Paris Agreement, and asserted it engaged in the negotiations "constructively" while protecting the country's key interests. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries earlier Sunday finalised a set of rules that will make the 2015 Paris deal to curb global warming operational in 2020, after a two-week summit. The outcome of the talks in the mining city of Katowice aims to limit the rise...

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tribute to 1971 Indo-Pak war martyrs on Vijay Diwas

NEW DELHI, December 16: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Vijay Diwas on Sunday remembered the soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who lost their lives during the 1971 India-Pakistan War. "On Vijay Diwas, we remember with gratitude our Armed Forces who defended our nation and upheld universal values of human liberty in 1971. In particular, we pay tributes to those who lost their lives in that valiant effort," the President tweeted. The Prime Minister too called the brave soldiers an inspiration. "We...
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