Meghalaya

‘Why no income tax for tribals residing in municipal areas?’

Regional

Nurses go on mass CL in Nagaland

Kohima: The Nagaland Staff Nurse Association (NSNA) and Nursing Sisters without Degree and Diploma went on a three-day mass casual leave from Monday to press for their demands. “The agitation, which has partially affected medical services in the entire state” will continue till the demands are fulfilled,” NSNA President Catherine said. The Association has [Full Article...]

National

EC respite for NPP

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday withdrew its decision to decognise  the Purno Agitok Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP)  after the party submitted its last Lok Sabha election expenditure details.”The EC was satisfied with the party’s the last Lok Sabha poll expenditure details,” a statement of the party said. The NPP, an [Full Article...]

International

IS militants are plotting ‘terrible’ UK attacks

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Monday that Islamic State militants based in Syria and Iraq were planning specific attacks against Britain and posed an existential threat to the West. Cameron was speaking after an Islamist gunman killed up to 30 British tourists in an attack last Friday that British politicians have described [Full Article...]

Sports

BCCI injects fresh blood in Team India

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to provide much-needed rest to the senior players of the Indian team, the BCCI announced an expected second-string squad for the short tour of Zimbabwe beginning July 8. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil, on Monday, announced that the board has entrusted their faith in [Full Article...]

Editorial

Pulling down barriers

It is common knowledge that unprepared urbanisation is inimical to economic growth. In India, 30% of the population dwell in cities and towns and the figure is likely to increase to 60% in the next 10-15 years. This big leap can happen rapidly. All this attaches importance to the Pradhan Mantri Yojana, Smart City’s Mission, the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and the Urban Renewal Initiative. The Prime Minister launched these schemes last week. In a truly smart city, homes will be equipped with fully intelligent and networked systems. That [Full Article...]