West Ham manager Pellegrini mugged

West Ham manager Pellegrini mugged

LONDON, JUNE 4 (REUTERS): West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini and his wife were mugged by armed robbers in Chile on Saturday, according to local media reports.   Pellegrini, who is from Chile, and his wife were with two friends near a restaurant in the Santiago suburb of Vitacura when the armed gang targeted them. […]

Neymar leads Brazil to 2-0 friendly win over Croatia

Neymar leads Brazil to 2-0 friendly win over Croatia

Liverpool, June 4 (IANS): Neymar on Sunday put a smile on the faces of Brazilian fans by leading the Selecao to a 2-0 friendly win over Croatia, in preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.   Neymar made his first appearance after three months after recovering from a foot injury.   Neymar, who […]

After Chhetri’s plea, tickets sold out for India-Kenya clash

After Chhetri’s plea, tickets sold out for India-Kenya clash

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS): Hot on the heels of skipper Sunil Chhetri’s emotional plea seeking support from fans, tickets for India’s second Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya were sold out here.   Chhetri, who will play in his 100th game for the country at the Mumbai Football Arena, took to social media and requested football […]

Umtiti renews contract at Barcelona

Umtiti renews contract at Barcelona

Barcelona, June 4 (IANS): French center-back Samuel Umtiti reassured Barcelona football fans on Monday that despite receiving offers from other soccer clubs, he had never considered leaving the club.   The 24-year-old France international spoke to press during a contract renewal ceremony that extended his stay at the Spanish Liga side for another five seasons, […]

Sane misses out, Neuer makes Germany WC squad

MUNICH, JUNE 4 (REUTERS): Attacking midfielder Leroy Sane was a surprise omission from Joachim Loew’s final Germany squad for the World Cup finals on Monday as goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named among the 23 players heading to Russia for the defending champions.   Neuer made the squad despite playing in just one official game, a […]

Yuki Bhambri, Sania to miss 2018 Asiad

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS): Experienced tennis players Yuki Bhambri and Sania Mirza will not be part of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Games, slated to be held in Indonesia from August 19.   Bhambhri has been exempted by the All India Tennis Association’s (AITA) selection committee, which met here on Monday to […]

Nagaland: News in Pictures

Nagaland: News in Pictures

Bethesda Hr. Sec. Sec. School, Dimapur commemorated the first phase of World Environment Day 2018 with painting competition on June 4. Paintings were done according to group wise as, Group A (class 9 & 10), Group B (class 6, 7 & 8) and Group C (Class3, 4 & 5). The competition held on the theme […]

NITI Aayog releases national strategy on AI, identifies 5 focus areas

NITI Aayog releases national strategy on AI, identifies 5 focus areas

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS): NITI Aayog has identified five sectors — healthcare, agriculture, education, smart cities and infrastructure and transportation — to focus its efforts towards implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) to serve societal needs.   The government’s think-tank on Monday unveiled its discussion paper on national strategy on AI which aims to guide research […]

Bhutan to observe World Environment Day by going traffic free

Bhutan to observe World Environment Day by going traffic free

Representational Image (Reuters File Photo)   Thimpu, June 4 (IANS): Bhutan will observe Pedestrians’ Day to mark the World Environment Day on Tuesday.   According to a notification from the Royal Bhutan Police (Traffic division), all the core urban town areas across the country will be closed for traffic.   In Thimphu city, the main […]

Law against women’s indecent depiction to cover new media soon: Government

Law against women’s indecent depiction to cover new media soon: Government

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With the development of new forms of communication, such as internet and multi-media messaging, the government has decided to bring these media under the remit umbrella of the law against indecent representation of women, an official statement said on Monday.   Noting that the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, […]

Czech PM rejects Merkel’s EU border force idea

Czech PM rejects Merkel’s EU border force idea

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium. (REUTERS File Photo)   PRAGUE, June 4 (Reuters): The Czech Republic on Monday rejected German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s idea of a flexible European approach to migration underpinned by a European border police force, saying protecting frontiers should be up to […]

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