TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 07

TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 07

Gunmen gesture as they return to their car after the attack outside the offices of French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo Thomson Reuters Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 7 Reuters 1610 – Astronomer Galileo announces discovery of Jupiter. 1927 – Harlem Globetrotters basketball team established. 1932 – The French […]

Asian Cup: India overpower Thailand in campaign opener

Asian Cup: India overpower Thailand in campaign opener

India’s Sunil Chhetri (left) and midfielder Anirudh Thapa (right), celebrate their third goal during the AFC Asian Cup group A match against Thailand at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday. (Photo: PTI) Abu Dhabi, January 6 (IANS): India thrashed Thailand 4-1 to start their campaign at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup […]

Meghalaya’s coal mining disaster

Lessons for Nagaland’s ‘Carbon Aspiration’ On December 13, 2018, ‘22 miners went down below to 380 feet’ below to extract coal in a so-called ‘rat-hole’ mining on Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills Ksan area. After a sudden deluge, 15 miners were trapped, while 5 miners had a miraculous escape. The attention of the nation has been […]

Cardinal’s trial puts French Church in glare of Catholic abuse scandal

Cardinal’s trial puts French Church in glare of Catholic abuse scandal

French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin attends a ceremony to consecrate the new parish of Saint-Philippe de Venissieux, near Lyon, France on September 30, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) LYON, France, January 6 (Reuters):– The Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon goes on trial on Monday charged with failing to act on historical allegations of sexual abuse of boy […]

Leadership & Religion Camp cum Epiphany celebrated at St Xavier Parish

Leadership & Religion Camp cum Epiphany celebrated at St Xavier Parish

Reverend Fr Rajesh Lobo SJ with Kidima Parishioners at Good Shepherd Catholic Church Kezo town on Epiphany on January 6. (Photo Courtesy: St Xavier Parish) Kohima, January 6 (MExN): St Xavier Parish Kidima diocese of Kohima organised Leadership and Religion Camp cum Celebrated Epiphany (the manifestation of Christ to the Magi) under the theme “Avoid […]

Unity college holds 4th Unity Voice Hunt

Unity college holds 4th Unity Voice Hunt

A contestant performing at the annual 4th Unity Voice Hunt on December 14 at Unity College, Dimapur. (Photo Courtesy: Unity College) Dimapur, January 6 (MExN): Unity College Dimapur hosted its annual 4th Unity Voice Hunt on December 14. The competition after an audition tryout selected 10 of its best singers for the showdown. The event […]

Woman acid attack survivor turns saviour for burn victims

Woman acid attack survivor turns saviour for burn victims

Acid attack survivor Pragya Singh (second from back –left), the founder of Bengaluru-based Atijeevan Foundation, during a camp for burnt patients. (IANS Photo) Bengaluru, January 6 (IANS): Even 12 years after she survived an acid attack by a jilted lover during a train journey to Delhi from her hometown Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in April […]

Law and order breakdown in Kerala: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram, January 6 (PTI): The BJP Sunday alleged a law and order breakdown in Kerala as it attacked the Left government after a crude bomb was hurled at the residence of its Rajya Sabha member V Muraleedharan amid the party’s ongoing protests there over the Sabarimala issue. BJP leader and Union minister Smriti Irani said […]

PM Modi hails Sitharaman, Jaitley for response on Oppn’s ‘lies’ on Rafale deal

PM Modi hails Sitharaman, Jaitley for response on Oppn’s ‘lies’ on Rafale deal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a sideline event ahead of the Group 20 summit called “Yoga por la paz” (Peace through Yoga) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (REUTERS File Photo) Amaravati, January 6 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had given a “detailed response” […]

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