Ex-SC judges could soon be appointed NHRC chief
The Home Ministry has moved the Cabinet to amend the recruitment process of the National Human Rights Commission
‘Solution to Naga issue should not disturb peace in Manipur’
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said that solution to the Naga issue should not disturb peace in his State, while maintaining that an early resolution of peace talks between the Centre and the NSCN (IM) is desirable in the interest of the entire Northeast region.
Counter-complaint against NCB official
The police have registered a case against four people for assaulting a senior official of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at Arambol beach in Goa, while a countercomplaint has been filed against the official for assaulting a shack worker.
16 balsam species found in 5 years in Arunachal
In August 2017, a research paper describing Impatiens walongensis, a new species of Balsam, was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Phytotaxa.
Railways move to end decades-old VIP culture
Railway Ministry has virtually asked its senior staff to slug it out — at home and at work as part of steps to end the VIP culture in India’s national transporter.
Tillerson to carry ‘hyphenation’ baggage
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to visit India “later in October”, officials in New Delhi and Wash- ington confirmed to The Hindu
Spanish PM may suspend Catalonia’s autonomy
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has refused to rule out suspending Catalonia’s regional autonomy unless its leaders withdraw a threatened declaration of independence as thousands rallied for national unity.
Trump won’t shift embassy for now
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would not go ahead with his controversial pledge to move the American embassy to Jerusalem until after pushing for an Israeli Palestinian peace deal.
Six airports may take off via land-pooling
The Union government is planning to build six air- ports under the public- private partnership (PPP) model in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar adopting a land-pooling model for land acquisition.
Word-of- mouth marketing to be Huawei’s ringtone in India
Chinese smart phone maker Huawei will not be investing money to bring inexpensive phones to the market but will bet on word-of- mouth marketing to win over customers.
Mr. PM: it’s time for bold economic thinking
The Indian economy is currently in a paradoxical situation. The world has been praising India for its rapid economic growth, inflation is down, forex reserves are more than $400 billion, fiscal deficit is on target and current account deficit until recently has been less than 1% of GDP and comfortably financed by capital inflows.