New Zealand favours Union Jack on its flag

Wellington, March 30 : The British Union Jack retained its place in New Zealand’s national flag on Wednesday as the official result of a referendum on changing the design was released. The official result from the Electoral Commission mirrored the preliminary results published last week, showing 56.6 percent voting in favour of the current flag […]

Trump more popular than Hillary in China

Beijing, March 30 : US presidential candidate and Republican front-runner Donald Trump is more popular in China than his rival and Democrat Party front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a survey on Sunday. Trump, who has on many occasions held China responsible for what he calls the US’s current economic decline, found favour among 54 percent […]

Court acquits Irom Sharmila of suicide charge

New Delhi, March 30 : A court here on Wednesday acquitted Irom Sharmila, who has been on a 15-year-long hunger strike to press for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, from charges of attempt to suicide. Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh acquitted Sharmila in the case registered in 2006. The court on March […]

Why smugglers across India-Bangladesh border prefer cough syrup

By Anurag Dey The Sundarbans (West Bengal), March 30 : It’s perhaps the law of unintended consequences. The Indian government had earlier this month banned the cough syrup Phensedyl, among a host of drugs. But the Delhi High Court on March 16 granted an interim injunction to drugmaker Abbott against the government action. The pro […]

Despite assurance by CM, Manipur Human Rights Commision yet to be revived

By Iboyaima Laithangbam Imphal, March 30 : Despite an assurance by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh that a chairman for the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) would be appointed soon, no such step has been taken by the government. The commission has been lying defunct since May 2010 with hundreds of complainants having nowhere to […]