TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 16

TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 16

French and US soldiers gather before launching a counter-assault on Islamist gunmen at the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, January 16, 2016. (Reuters Photo) Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 16 Reuters 1920 – The prohibition era began in the United States when a ban on making and […]

Japan’s Olympic Committee head denies impropriety in 2020 bid

Japan’s Olympic Committee head  denies impropriety in 2020 bid

Tsunekazu Takeda, President of the Japanese Olympic committee, attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan January 15. (Reuters Photo) TOKYO, JANUARY 15 (REUTERS): The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee confirmed that he had been questioned by French authorities in December on Tuesday but repeated his denial there was anything improper about Tokyo’s bid for the […]

Barcelona first team to spend half-a-billion euros on wages

Barcelona first team to spend half-a-billion euros on wages

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their third goal with Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho. (Reuters File Photo) MADRID, JANUARY 15 (REUTERS): La Liga champions Barcelona became the first soccer team to spend over half a billion euros in wages after their staff costs shot up by 42 percent over the past year, according to a […]

CWA open wrestling championship on Feb 8

Kohima, January 15 (MExN): The Chakhesang Wrestling Association (CWA) is all set to organize the 1st Chakhesang Open Wrestling Championship on February 8 at Pfutsero Sports Complex with Neiba kronu, Minister, Planning & Coordination and Land Revenue as the special guest. The championship is open to all the wrestling lovers from across the state and […]

4th Unity Cup Cricket Tournament from Jan 24

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 15 (MExN): The 4th edition of the Unity Cup, Tennis Ball cricket tournament organised by Nepali Baptist Church Chümoukedima Youth Ministry, will begin from January 24 at local ground, Chümoukedima Town. In this years’ edition, the tournament will be played in a knock out format. The tournament will carry a total cash prize […]

Shutdown bites economy as Trump-Democrat impasse drags to 25th day

Shutdown bites economy as Trump-Democrat impasse drags to 25th day

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the news media before boarding Marine One to depart for travel to New Orleans from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US on January 14. (REUTERS Photo) WASHINGTON, January 15 (Reuters): The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House […]

Venezuela congress seeks freeze on Maduro government foreign accounts: document

Venezuela congress seeks freeze on Maduro government foreign accounts: document

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gestures after receiving the presidential sash during the ceremonial swearing-in for his second presidential term, at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela Jan. 10, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins CARACAS, January 15 (Reuters): Venezuela’s opposition-run congress is considering a measure that would ask dozens of foreign governments to seek a freeze on bank […]

Dr T Ao inter district football tourney from Jan 28

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 15 (MExN): As part of the yearlong celebration of Dr. T. Ao birth centenary, the Department of Youth Resources & Sports in collaboration with Nagaland Football Association is organizing Inter District Football tournament in of Dr T Ao from January 28 to February 2 at Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohima. Inauguration of Astro Turf […]

Food, relief supplies extended for tribal refugees in Tripura

Agartala, January 15 (IANS): Foodgrain and other relief supplies for the Reang tribals sheltered in Tripura for over 21 years, have been extended for another two-and-a-half-months, an official said here on Tuesday. “The (Union) Home Ministry has extended the deadline for repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram till March 31. The assistance to […]

Brig SS Dhankhar visits Sainik School Punglwa

Brig SS Dhankhar visits Sainik School Punglwa

Brigadier SS Dhankhar accorded with Guard of Honor by Senior Division NCC cadets of Sainik School Punglwa on January 15. (Photo Courtesy: Sainik School Punglwa) Peren, January 15 (MExN): Brigadier Surender Singh Dhankhar, Group Commander NCC GP Kohima visited NL (I) Sainik School COY, Punglwa for inspection visit on January 15. On his maiden visit, […]

Bru refugees urge new Mizoram CM to solve their problem

Aizawl, January 15 (PTI): The umbrella organisation of the 35,000 odd Bru refugees living in Tripura on Tuesday appealed to new Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga to take initiative for solving the 22-year-old problem of the displaced people. The Bru refugees are living in six relief camps at Kanchanpur sub-division in North Tripura district since 1997. […]

City ease past 10-man Wolves to cut gap at top

City ease past 10-man Wolves to cut gap at top

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Leander Dendoncker. (Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine) MANCHESTER, JANUARY 15 (REUTERS): Gabriel Jesus took his tally to seven goals in three games with a double as Manchester City beat 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 to cut Premier League leaders Liverpool’s advantage to four points on Monday. The […]

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