CPI-M blames RSS, BJP for Tripura violence

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS): The CPI-M on Sunday denounced the murderous attacks it alleged had been unleashed by the RSS and BJP in Tripura in the name of “child lifters”.   A 11-year-old student was brutally murdered in West Tripura district on June 26, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.   […]

Soccer: ‘Brides’ enjoy match-making on World Cup stage

Soccer: ‘Brides’ enjoy match-making on World Cup stage

KAZAN, Russia, June 1 (Reuters): Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for a friendly soccer match intended to show their love for the sport.   Wearing floor-length white dresses and running shoes, the women split up into teams of five and played 15-minute halves on gravel in front of a small crowd.           “We had a nice […]

It’s not a football field, it’s a mud-field!

It’s not a football field, it’s a mud-field!

School students battle it out in a muddy football field at the ongoing 2nd Kohima District Inter School Football Tournament at Khuochiezie, Kohima. While football is followed with a religious fervor, lack of sporting infrastructure and facilities in Nagaland is a common problem which stunts the growth of sports. (Morung Photo by Chizokho Vero)

French prodigy Mbappe continues his steady rise

French prodigy Mbappe continues his steady rise

France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their third goal (REUTERS)   ROSTOV-ON-DON, July 1 (Reuters): At 19, Kylian Mbappe has already achieved something neither Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi have ever managed to do by scoring in a World Cup knockout game, triggering some big comparisons as Les Bleus beat Argentina 4-3 to reach the last […]

Australian supermarkets work to prevent “bag rage” as plastics ban takes effect

Australian supermarkets work to prevent  “bag rage” as plastics ban takes effect

Debris and plastic litter found by Tangaroa Blue, an Australian Marine debris initiative, on Christmas Island, Australia in this undated handout. (Reuters Photo)   SYDNEY, July 1 (Reuters): Australia’s biggest supermarket chains are scrambling to combat “bag rage” as frustrated shoppers vent their anger over the removal of single-use plastic bags.   One man put […]

Golf: Tiger frustrated after ruining fine start at National

Golf: Tiger frustrated after ruining fine start at National

Tiger Woods of the United States waves to the crowd while walking off the the 17th tee during the third round of The National golf tournament at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. (Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)   (Reuters):  Tiger Woods was “frustrated” after failing to convert four consecutive early birdies into a great third […]

Motor racing: Alonso to start from pit lane in Austria

Motor racing: Alonso to start from pit lane in Austria

SPIELBERG, Austria, July 1 (Reuters): Fernando Alonso’s hopes of scoring points in the Austrian Grand Prix took a knock on Sunday when McLaren said the Spaniard would be starting from the pit lane as a result of overnight changes to the car.   The double world champion, winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar […]

Motor racing: Andretti says stewards got it wrong on Vettel penalty

Motor racing: Andretti says stewards got it wrong on Vettel penalty

SPIELBERG, Austria, Juyl 1 (Reuters): Former world champion Mario Andretti has criticised Formula one stewards for hitting Ferrari’s title contender Sebastian Vettel with a three-place grid penalty for a qualifying incident at the Austrian Grand Prix.   Vettel, 14 points behind Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in the battle of four times champions chasing a fifth crown, […]

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