Nagaland to amend coal policy

Kohima: Chief Minister T R Zeliang tabled the Nagaland Coal Policy (Ist Amendment) 2014 & the Nagaland Coal Mining (Ist Amendment) Rule on the 5th Session of the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on July 18. Since the Nagaland Coal Policy 2006 came into force, the Department of Geology & Mining has issued sufficient Coal [Full Article...]


Panel suggests separate law to protect NE people from attacks

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 Bezbaruah committee, which submitted [Full Article...]


Gaza truce cut short, Israel resumes strikes

Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Sunday resumed its military offensive on Gaza after Hamas militants continued to fire rockets rejecting a 24-hour humanitarian truce requested by the UN as the 20-day conflict killed 1,050 Palestinians and 46 Israelis, including an Indian-origin soldier. “Following Hamas’ incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window, which was agreed upon for [Full Article...]


Cook back in form as England reach 247/2 after Ballance ton

Southampton: Skipper Alastair Cook marked his return to form with a dogged 95 while youngster Gary Ballance hit his second successive century as England reached a comfortable 247 for two against India on the opening day of the third cricket Test, here on Sunday. The highlight of the day was Cook’s dour batting after [Full Article...]


  • The Human Development Index

    THE human development index, a UN measure of life expectancy, income and education has released its report for 2014. India ranks 135 on a list of 186 countries which is a tad better than last year. It is pointless arguing and carping about the way the index is computed. What is more useful is to take a hard look at the new parameters for meaningful development set out by the HDI. India is now trying to cope with a whole host of problems plaguing it such as employment generation, [Full Article...]