1975: A Haunting Tyranny

India, June 25 -- At the stroke of midnight on June 25, 1975, the idea of India was dealt a lethal blow when a presidential proclamation, at the behest of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, declared a state of internal Emergency and India lost its freedom to authoritarianism. A Surya Prakash's book, in his own words, provides readers some case studies from independent India's darkest political era which illustrate the terrible woes that befall a ... Read More

Recruitment of 7,500 tax officers: Nigerian govt. begins training of pilot set

Nigeria, June 24 -- The Nigerian government says it has commenced training of unemployed graduates recruited as Community Tax Liaison Officers to boost tax revenue generation.

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who revealed this on Friday said 27 Nigerians were being trained as a pilot set for the programme.

The selected persons, drawn from the N-Power programme, are undergoing training at the Federal Treasury Academy, Abuja.

Mrs. Adeosun ... Read More

Prompted by Lagos govt. lawyer, judge orders journalists out of court

Nigeria, June 24 -- A judge of the Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court Friday ordered journalists out of the courtroom during the hearing of a suit filed against the Lagos State Government and five others by the Incorporated Trustees, Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, otherwise known as Private Sector Participation operators of wastes.

Justice Taofiquat Oyekan-Abdullahi, sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square complex of the court, ... Read More

Manhunt on for 18 ATM bombing suspects

Midrand, June 24 -- Limpopo police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said police are following leads on 18 suspects that bombed an ATM in Twin City shopping complex Burgersfort on Friday.

"We have launched a manhunt for 18 heavily armed suspects who bombed an ATM in Burgersfort. The suspects bombed two ATMs and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash," Ngoepe said.

He added that one of the three vehicles used in the crime was recovered some dista... Read More

Shakti Arora on stories of split with Neha Saxena: I don't pay heed to such rumours

India, June 24 -- Shakti Arora has been in the news recently for his split with girlfriend Neha Saxena. While there were reports that the two ended their four-year relationship, Shakti took to Instagram and put rumours to rest just by posting by a picture with his girlfriend. "A real relationship will last long beyond the rumours... Putting all rumours to rest...#relationshipgoals (sic)," he captioned it.

Some reports even suggested that Shakti ... Read More

Is Anti-epilepsy drug beneficial for Alzheimer's disease?

New Delhi, June 24 -- A recent study has found out that an anti-epileptic drug for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The study was led by Daniel Z Press, MD, of the Berenson-Allen Center for Non-invasive Brain Stimulation at BIDMC, documented changes in patients' EEGs. The study suggested that the drug could have a beneficial effect. "In the field of Alzheimer's disease research, there has been ... Read More

H1N1 becomes a bigger threat than dengue and malaria in Maharashtra

New Delhi, June 24 -- Since the appearance of the H1N1 influenza virus, the viral infection has claimed nearly 2,500 lives in the state of Maharashtra, which about five times the fatalities caused by dengue and three times that of malaria in the same period. The viral infection is now next only to tuberculosis and AIDS in the state's list of top contagious killer diseases. TB and AIDS together are responsible for more than 10,000 deaths in the st... Read More

PM Narendra Modi to be first world leader to have White House dinner with President Trump

Washington, June 24 -- The United States' new administration plans to "roll out a red-carpet welcome" to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be the first foreign leader for whom President Donald Trump would host a working dinner at the White House. The dinner is first of its kind under Trump administration. Modi, who left for Portugal on the three-nation tour today, will arrive in Washington DC on June 25 on a two-day visit and will hav... Read More

Salman Khan's Sultan wins Best Action Movie Award at Shanghai International Film Festival

New Delhi, June 24 -- On Friday, Salman Khan's most anticipated movie Tubelight released in India. Unexpectedly, the Kabir Khan directorial managed to get lukewarm response from the audience as well as critics. Despite the strong star power and amazing story, Tubelight lacks soul. Set in small hill town of Northern India, it is a story of a man who's unshakeable belief and love for family make the impossible happen. As Tubelight trails in Indian ... Read More

Here's how Salman Khan reacted to Tubelight's negative reviews

New Delhi, June 24 -- Salman Khan's most anticipated film 'Tubelight' released on Friday and it got mixed reviews from audience as well as critics. Speaking about the rave reviews the movie received from the critics, Salman said he is pleased that the critics didn't give a minus rating to film. He also mockingly said that he's happy that the critics were really generous while rating his movie as he was expecting minus 3 and minus 4. He was attend... Read More