Massive demonstrations in Mizoram and Tripura

Massive demonstrations in Mizoram and Tripura

Civil societies and students bodies in Mizoram protests against CAB. (NNN Photo) Aizawl/Agartala, February 12 (IANS): Massive demonstrations and protest rallies were held in Mizoram and Tripura on Tuesday to protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. In Mizo National Front (MNF)-ruled Mizoram, the powerful Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee (MNCC) held spirited demonstrations in Aizawl […]

Treading a Conservation Path — Community Reserves in Zunheboto, Nagaland

Pia SethiConservation India The communities of Sukhai, Ghukhuyi and Kivikhu protect the Tizu river as part of the Community Conserved Area (CCA). Unsteadily, we inch our way along the narrow trail on the edge of the mountain, peering cautiously over the edge in search of the elusive spot-breasted parrotbill (Paradoxornis guttaticollis). The parrotbills were spotted […]

Madhuri Dixit’s first ‘fan moment’

Madhuri Dixit’s first ‘fan moment’

Mumbai, February 12 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene recalled her “first public recognition” after the release of her film “Tezaab” in 1988. This weekend on “The Kapil Sharma Show”, Madhuri will be joined by actors Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh and director Indra Kumar as celebrity guests, read a statement from the channel Sony Entertainment […]

Kohli above peers, destined for greatness – Sangakkara

Kohli above peers, destined for greatness – Sangakkara

India’s Virat Kohli during nets. (Action Images via Reuters File Photo) NEW DELHI, February 12 (Reuters): India captain Virat Kohli is well ahead of his contemporaries and destined for greatness, former Sri Lankan batting stalwart Kumar Sangakkara has said. Run-machine Kohli capped a memorable 2018 by becoming the first to win the International Cricket Council’s […]

ATSUM: CAB is divisive and retrograde, should be immediately scrapped once and for all

Newmai News NetworkImphal | February 12 While expressing its solidarity towards the indigenous people of the North-East region of India “who felt betrayed by the hasty attempt the BJP-Ied government to enact the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) which envisaged to award citizenship to illegal migrants who are teeming in each and every corners of […]

Pele pays tribute to goalkeeping magic of ‘blue phantom’ Banks

Pele pays tribute to goalkeeping magic of ‘blue phantom’ Banks

Brazilian football legend Pele (R) and former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks embrace as they meet at a news conference in London for the announcement of the FIFA 100 top football players. (Reuters File Photo) SAO PAULO, February 12 (Reuters): Pele and Gordon Banks will forever be connected by the save of the century in Mexico […]

‘Ensure safety of Bengalis in Assam’

New Delhi, February 12 (IANS): The Trinamool Congress and the Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP of playing “dirty politics” in Assam and urged the Union government to ensure the safety of Bengali people in the state. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Trinamool Congress (TMC) member Dinesh Trivedi and Adhir […]

TODAY in HISTORY: FEBRUARY 13

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Feb 13 Reuters 1935 – Jury finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty in Lindbergh baby murder. 1945 – Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden. 1945 – Nazi-occupied Budapest fell to the Russians during World War Two after a 50-day siege in which 50,000 Germans […]

Adopt Kerala method to boost rubber production: Tripura CM

Agartala, February 12 (IANS): Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday asked all stakeholders to adopt the Kerala method to boost rubber production in Tripura. The northeastern state is the second largest rubber producer in India after Kerala, with 85,000 hectares of land under plantation, producing 65,330 tonnes of rubber annually. “We should adopt the […]

England’s World Cup-winning keeper Banks dead at 81

England’s World Cup-winning keeper Banks dead at 81

Scarves are left on a statue of Gordon Banks outside the bet365 Stadium on February 12. (Action Images via Reuters) STOKE-ON-TRENT, February 12 (Reuters): Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper in England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke City said on Tuesday. Banks won 73 caps for England […]

IAF airlift materials for bridge construction

Itanagar, February 12 (PTI): Indian Air Force helicopters have airlifted more than 80 tonne materials for construction of a vital bridge over Kumney river in Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China, Defence sources said Tuesday. IAF MI-17 helicopters airlifted the materials on Monday, Shillong-based IAF PRO Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh said Tuesday. The […]

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