In need of re-imagination

Aheli Moitra This week ushered in longer days and excellent news. As the earth turned phase on its rotational axis with the sun set to warm it with longer days, communities inhabiting the tropics across the Indian subcontinent, as also the Naga people in Myanmar, ushered in the New Year with numerous festivals. The Chokri […]

TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 17

TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 17

Bobby Fischer, the eccentric genius who became America’s only world chess champion by humbling the Soviet Union’s best but who spent his last years as a fugitive from U.S. authorities, has died at 64. (Reuters) Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 17 Reuters 1919 – Classical pianist Ignacy Jan […]

PRISM calls Mizoram all-party meeting

Newmai News NetworkAizawl | January 16 People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) on Wednesday asked Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga to call an all-party meeting over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister, PRISM general secretary, Lalrinzuala Chawngthu said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has been strongly opposed by […]

US shutdown turns Washington into ghost town during quiet travel season

US shutdown turns Washington into ghost town during quiet travel season

A skier makes his way toward the U.S. Capitol, on Day 24 of the government shutdown in Washington D.C., U.S., January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Gabriella Borter Reuters Washington hotels have cleared out entire floors. Restaurants have considered taking out loans to stay open. Phones have stopped ringing at tour companies. In the nation’s capital, […]

Rampaging Sharapova sets up mouth-watering Wozniacki clash

Rampaging Sharapova sets up mouth-watering Wozniacki clash

Russia’s Maria Sharapova in action during the match against Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon) MELBOURNE, January 16 (Reuters): Former Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova continued her marauding form in handing out a 6-2 6-1 thrashing to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson on Wednesday and set up a blockbuster third-round showdown with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki. The Russian 30th seed, who […]

Australian Open: Key Highlights from Day III

Australian Open: Key Highlights from Day III

Australian Open: A fan reacts during Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut and Australia’s John Millman Second Round match at Melbourne Park, Melbourne on January 16. (REUTERS/Aly Song) Reuters Holder Roger Federer weathered a stern test from Britain’s Dan Evans to reach the Australian Open third round for the 20th straight year on Wednesday, while Rafa Nadal eased past local […]

‘El Chapo’ paid former Mexican president $100 mln bribe -trial witness

‘El Chapo’ paid former Mexican president $100 mln bribe -trial witness

Brendan Pierson Reuters Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, a former associate testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. authorities. Alex Cifuentes, who has described himself as Guzman’s onetime right-hand man, discussed the alleged bribe under cross-examination by one […]

Indian opposition seeks scrapping of 1870 sedition law after JNU students charged

Indian opposition seeks scrapping of 1870 sedition law after JNU students charged

Kanhaiya Kumar, a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union leader, gestures as he addresses a meet inside JNU campus in New Delhi. (REUTERS File Photo) New Delhi, January 16 (Reuters): India opposition politicians and media called for a colonial-era sedition law to be scrapped on Wednesday, accusing authorities of trying to suppress dissent after it […]

U.S. House, including Steve King, votes to condemn his racist statements

U.S. House, including Steve King, votes to condemn his racist statements

U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) waits for U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to testify to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Department of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on December 20, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) WASHINGTON, January 16 (Reuters): The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday […]

Justice Khanna and Justice Maheshwari appointed to Supreme Court

New Delhi, January 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday appointed Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari as judges of the top court amid a raging controversy over the supersession of senior judges by Justice Khanna. Justice Maheshwari at present is the Chief Justice of Karnataka High court and Justice Khanna is a […]

ICC judges reject request to keep ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo in jail

ICC judges reject request to keep ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo in jail

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands on January 15. (REUTERS Photo) THE HAGUE, January 16 (Reuters): International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday rejected a prosecution request to extend the custody of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity. Calling […]

Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

BEIRUT, January 16 (Reuters):A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group was defeated there and he would pull out all American forces. A U.S. official who declined to be named said four U.S. troops had been killed and three wounded […]

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