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‘US-India ties strengthened during Obama’s tenure’

 Washington, Jan 11: Relations between the US and India strengthened during the eight years of outgoing President Barack Obama’s tenure, State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said, while stating that the upcoming administration was also recognising the importance of India in global issues. In a press briefing on Tuesday, Toner also praised the work of US Ambassador to India Ri...

Kerry warns against scraping Iran nuclear deal

Washington, Jan 11: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday warned the incoming administration against upending the Iran nuclear deal, saying that such move could cause conflict and damage US credibility. Speaking at an event at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, Kerry said he is “absolutely confident” that Tehran’s route to building a nuclear weapon has been blocked...

British PM urged to declare investments in ‘blind trust’

London, Jan 11: British Prime Minister is facing calls to reveal details of her investments after it emerged that she has shares in a “blind trust”, a newspaper here reported. May had set up a blind trust when she became the PM, despite previously serving in the Cabinet for six years as Home Secretary, said the report in the Independent on Wednesday. Downing Street insisted that May...

Terror victims’ families sue Twitter for ‘helping IS’

New York, Jan 11: Family members of three Americans who were killed in attacks by the Islamic State in the Brussels airport bombing in 2016 and Paris attack in November 2015 have filed a lawsuit against Twitter, accusing it of aiding the extremist group by ignoring its tweets.

According to a report in RT on Tuesday, the lawsuit titled “Cain v. Twitter, Inc” has been brought...

Obama’s tribute to Michelle brought Malia to tears

Chicago, Jan 11: Outgoing US President Barack Obama’s elder daughter Malia was moved to tears as her father dedicated several minutes of his farewell address here to thank his wife Michelle Obama for her contribution as the First Lady.

Malia, who sat next to her mother, was seen with moist eyes as an emotional POTUS called Michelle his “best friend”.

The First ...

Trump says he has ‘no deals, no loans’ with Russia

Washington, Jan 11: US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he has “no deals, no loans, no nothing” with Russia on the heels of the publication of an unverified report that alleged Moscow has supported him for years. Trump tweeted that Russia “has never tried to use leverage over me. I have nothing to do with Russia — no deals, no loans, no nothing!” Th...

China asks small Asian states not to take sides among majors

Beijing, Jan 11: China on Wednesday asked small and medium-sized states of the Asia-Pacific region not take sides among big countries, and urged the major countries to shun what it called “Cold War mentality”.

“Small and medium-sized countries need not and should not take sides among big countries,” it said in a white paper and added that the major countries shou...

Tensions rise as China sends aircraft carrier into Taiwan Strait

Hong Kong, Jan 11: China on Wednesday sent its only aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait, prompting Taiwanese authorities to scramble jets, media reports said. Taiwan scrambled F-16 fighter jets and a P-3C anti-submarine plane in response, and its navy dispatched a frigate to monitor the Liaoning’s movement, according to Taiwan’s official Central News Agency, the New York Times s...

Abe to embark on Asia tour ‘amid rising Chinese assertiveness’

Tokyo, Jan 11: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam on a six-day trip starting Thursday aimed at strengthening security cooperation in the face of Chinas rising maritime assertiveness, the media reported.

Abe’s Asia-Pacific tour also comes as uncertainties loom over the incoming US administration’s commitment to the ...

Turkish parliament begins debating constitutional change

Ankara, Jan 11: The Turkish Grand National Assembly on Tuesday began debating constitutional change which would grant wide-ranging powers to the president, a media report said. As many as 338 of the assembly’s 550 lawmakers voted in favour of the motion to launch the debate on 18 constitutional articles, which was drafted by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist ...

Japanese Emperor Akihito sets New Year’s Day 2019 to abdicate

 Tokyo, Jan 11: Japanese Emperor Akihito may relinquish the throne in favour of his son, Crown Prince Naruhito on January 1, 2019, the media here reported on Wednesday. The monarch had earlier expressed his desire to abdicate in August 2016, Efe news reported. It is the first time that a precise date has been given after Akihito’s rare televised message where he announced his decision t...

Terror victims’ families sue Twitter, say it helped ISIS

New York, Jan 11: Family members of three Americans who were killed in attacks by the Islamic State in the Brussels airport bombing in 2016 and Paris attack in November 2015 have filed a lawsuit against Twitter, accusing it of aiding the extremist group by ignoring its tweets. According to a report in RT on Tuesday, the lawsuit titled “Cain v. Twitter, Inc” has been brought forward ...

Pope urges all nations to work for peace

Vatican City, Jan 11: Pope Francis on Tuesday called on the world’s nations to find more ways to achieve peace, reiterating a major theme of his papacy. “My hope is that our countries and their peoples may find increased opportunities to work together in building true peace,” he tweeted to his 30 million followers on Twitter. Millions of people live today “in the midst o...

Blood pressure rising globally including in India

New York, Jan 11: The rate of elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) has increased substantially across the globe between 1990 and 2015, researchers report, warning that the situation has put more people at an increased heart attack and stroke risk including in India. In 2015, an estimated 3.5 billion adults had systolic blood pressure of at least 110-115 mm Hg and 874 million adults had SBP of...

Not all selfie lovers are narcissists

New York, Jan 11: Contrary to the common perception that people who post frequent selfies on social media platforms are generally narcissists, a new study now says selfie lovers may have different motives which often extend beyond self-obsession and showing off. After analysing their survey results and interviews, a team of researchers from Texas Tech University found that there are three categ...

Moon saving Pluto’s atmosphere from decay

Washington, Jan 11: Charon — Pluto’s moon which is more than half its diameter and orbits only 12,000 or so miles away — is slowing down the decay of Pluto’s atmosphere, scientists have found. To put that into perspective, picture our moon three times closer to Earth and as large as Mars. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology has provided additional insight i...

Prison head suspended over Brazil jail-break

Brasilia, Jan 11: A top prison officer has been suspended for allegedly allowing weapons and drugs in the gaol before a deadly jail-break on New Year’s Day in Brazil, officials said.

The interim director of the Anisio Jobim prison where 56 inmates were killed and 112 escaped on January 1 was suspended on Tuesday. Sergio Fontes, Secretary of Public Security, confirmed suspension of...

Iraqi forces advance into IS stronghold in Mosul

Mosul, Jan 11: Iraqi security forces on Tuesday advanced further inside the eastern side of the Islamic State (IS) stronghold in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, as fierce clashes continued against the terrorists, the Iraqi military said. In the eastern front, the elite forces of Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) completely freed the neighbourhood of Sukkar and made significant progr...

Achy back? Don’t blame weather gods

Sydney, Jan 11: Think twice before blaming the weather gods for achy joints as researchers now claim that the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis. A new research from The George Institute for Global Health has debunked beliefs that episodes of both back pain and arthritis can be triggered by changes in the weather, including temperature, humi...

‘Grin’ emoji wins millions of hearts globally

New York, Jan 11: Except the romantic French who prefer ‘heart’ emoji, people worldwide love the ‘grin’ emoji the most, reveals new research that looked at 427 million messages from nearly four million smartphone users in 212 countries. ‘Grin’ is the most popular emoji, comprising 15.4 per cent of the total symbols in the study, followed by ‘heart’ a...

Amla probably last Protea to play 100th Test, feels du Plessis

Johannesburg, Jan 11: Heaping praises on Hashim Amla, South Africa's Test skipper Faf du Plessis on Wednesday said the prolific batsman could be the last Protea to play 100 Tests. The 33-year-old Amla is set to make his 100th Test appearance in the third and final match against Sri Lanka on Thursday, which du Plessis termed as something "really special".

"I am going to make a big call a...

Trump denounces 'fake news' about Russian connections

New York, Jan 11: US President-designate Donald Trump denounced on Wednesday the publication of “fake news” about his and his campaign’s alleged links to Russia.

At his first news conference at Trump Tower, he complimented the media like The New York Times that did not publish the reports because they questioned their veracity. The reports attributed to a person former...

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Rain/thundershowers is very likely to occur at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and weather is most likely to remain dry over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. No large change in minimum temperatures at most places over the region during next 24 hrs.
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 Meghalaya News
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 Northeast News
Children not taking care of parents’ maintenance: Tripura minister
BJP launches peace campaign in Tripura
Northeast study centre launched at Miranda House
NE agro-scientists awarded in Meghalaya
 Cachar News
Development of Barak valley is our priority: Sonowal
Plea for protection of historic relics in Dima Hasao
 National News
Congress demands Jaitley apologise for ‘insulting’ Indian academia, Chidambaram slams him
‘Sasikala cannot vote, EC should disqualify her as AIADMK leader’
Rijiju asks who is ‘polluting’ DU girl’s mind, draws opposition flak
People of UP have rejected ‘unholy nexus’ of SP-Congress: Modi
 International News
‘India needs to acknowledge its asymmetry with China’
Trump competing with Oscars with White House governors’ ball
Hundreds attend peace march
Trump’s navy secretary nominee withdraws
AASU, ABSU express concern over bandh call during ongoing exams
KMSS organizes mass rally in Jorhat, demands land pattas  
Hospital x-ray machine defunct, patients suffer
Helping hand to cancer patient by Kokrajhar College alumni
NFR pavilion gets first position in AXX exhibition
Seminar on moral values in Arabic literature held
American tourists visit Batadrava Than
Child labourers rescued
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 Op-Ed (Sunday)
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