Lunar eclipse on August 7-8

    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) Indians will be able to see the Penumbral and Partial lunar eclipse on the night of August 7-8.   The Penumbral eclipse will begin at 9.22 p.m. on August 7 and end at 2.20 a.m. on August 8. The Partial eclipse will begin at 10.55 p.m. on August […]

Privacy concerns in Kashmir over cellphone prying

    Srinagar, August 6 (IANS) Security forces in Kashmir, particularly in its volatile south, are allegedly prying into cellphones of residents during roadside searches, raising privacy issues in a state where militants use social media to propagate their agenda and garner mass support.   Even as officials denied it was routine policing practice, dozens […]

Myanmar rejects allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya

Myanmar rejects allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya

    YANGON, August 6 (Reuters) – Myanmar on Sunday rejected allegations of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing during a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims last year, accusing the United Nations of making exaggerated claims in its report on the issue.   Rohingya militants killed nine border guards in October, sparking a response in which […]

United Nations bans key N.Korea exports over missile tests

United Nations bans key N.Korea exports over missile tests

    UNITED NATIONS, August 6 (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state’s $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang’s two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests.   The U.S.-drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, […]

Bolt beaten but through after scoreboard scare

Bolt beaten but through after scoreboard scare

    LONDON, August 6 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt booked his place in the World Championships 100 metres final on Saturday but he was given a double scare by American Christian Coleman, who beat him in their semi, and the stadium scoreboard, which initially left him off the results.   The Jamaican, seeking his fourth […]

Bogeyman Gatlin booed as Bolt’s saintliness shines

Bogeyman Gatlin booed as Bolt’s saintliness shines

    LONDON, August 6 (Reuters) – The boos hailed down from every part of the London Stadium. As he knelt down in tears on the track, 56,000 voices jeered him unmercifully. In the outside world, within minutes, his Wikipedia profile had become Justin “the Cheat” Gatlin.   In the history of sport, you were […]

Bayern beat Dortmund on penalties to win German Super Cup

Bayern beat Dortmund on penalties to win German Super Cup

    DORTMUND, GERMANY, August 6 (Reuters) – German champions Bayern Munich beat Cup holders Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on penalties to win a record sixth Super Cup after the entertaining curtain-raiser to the new season finished 2-2 in regular time on Saturday.   Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved Marc Bartra’s sudden-death spot kick to settle […]

NSCN (IM), CNC mourns

  DIMAPUR, AUGUST 5 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) has expressed grief over the demise of one of its senior-most member – Tsilise Sangtam – Steering Committee member-status of the United Sangtam Region (USR). Late Tsilise Sangtam breathed his last on Saturday, August 5 at Referral Hospital, Dimapur after a prolonged illness.   A condolence message […]