TODAY in HISTORY: MAY 21

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 21 Reuters 1904 – FIFA, football’s international governing body, was established in Paris. 1927 – Charles Lindbergh became the first pilot to fly the Atlantic solo, from Long Island, New York, to Paris. 1932 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly […]

Where’s the alternative?

Where’s the alternative?

Imlisanen Jamir A good exit poll always surprises and most polls following the Lok Sabha elections which concluded on May 19 did surprise. If they are to be believed, the BJP-led NDA will return to power, with the Congress-led UPA expected to fall far short of numbers to reach the half-way mark—a tremendous win for […]

Timely actions by NFR staff and doctor save life

Maligaon, (Guwahati), May 20 (MExN):  A passenger suffering a mild heart attack on board Kolkata – Haldibari Express was saved by railway doctors due to presence of mind and quick action by on-board Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) SN Majumdar, an NFR release informed. The incident came to light when another passenger in the same train, […]

Its advantage BJP in small states: IANS-CVoter Exit poll

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): It is advantage BJP in smaller and northeastern states in the Lok Sabha Elections, 2019 and the party along with its allies are likely to have considerable lead over rival UPA. The IANS-CVoter Exit Poll expects BJP and its allies to perform well in states and Union Territories (UTs) such […]

SRES in Meghalaya asks for DBT payments to MGNREGS beneficiaries

Newmai News Network Tura | May 20 Taking into account various problems faced by MGNREGS beneficiaries in the plain belt areas, the State Rural Employment Society (SRES) has asked the district authorities to initiate transfer payments of all beneficiaries under Phulbari and Selsella under Demdema Block online through Direct Bank Transfer (DBT). SRES is the […]

NRC: Rajnath, Sonowal review Assam situation

New Delhi, May 20 (PTI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the security scenario in Assam besides preparation to deal with any possible law and order situation which may arise after the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) on July 31. Attended by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and top officials of […]

Over 1300 officials to be deployed for counting in Mizoram

Newmai News Network Aizawl| May 20 Over 1300 officials will be deployed for counting of votes for Mizoram’s lone Lok Sabha seat and assembly by-poll on Thursday, officials said on Monday. The election machinery has fully prepared for the counting in which the fates of six candidates will be known. Joint Chief Electoral Officer, H. […]

Sexual harassment charge filed against Tripura MLA

Agartala, May 20 (IANS): Tripura Police have launched a probe after a tribal girl filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT, an official said on Monday. “We have launched an inquiry after a tribal girl filed an FIR at the East Agartala Women Police Station on […]

Singer Zuben writes to proscribed ULFA-I, calls for peace

GUWAHATI, MAY 20 (PTI): Assamese singer Zubeen Garg has written an open letter to proscribed outfit ULFA-I, calling for peace and asserting that killing of innocent people will not result in anything. The singer-actor-film producer, known for speaking out on several social issues, in a Facebook post said fear cannot build a nation and only […]

Rising heat scorches recovery efforts in cyclone-hit Indian state

Rising heat scorches recovery efforts in cyclone-hit Indian state

Houses damaged during Cyclone Fani in Motto village of Bhadrak district in eastern state of Odisha, India, May 2019. Picture courtesy PLAN India More than 10 million have been affected by the worst summer cyclone in the state in 43 years, according to government data CHENNAI, India, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From the […]

Indigenous Thai farmers swap opium for coffee, land

Indigenous Thai farmers swap opium for coffee, land

Somchai Sophonsookpaiboon works in an organic farm that is part of the Doi Tung Development Project, that has turned former opium growing areas into lush forest where residents grow coffee and macadamia in northern Thailand. April 6, 2019. (Thomson Reuters Foundation/Rina Chandran) Rina Chandran Thomson Reuters Foundation Somchai Sophonsookpaiboon does not remember much about his […]

Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China

Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China

Huawei’s Financial Chief Meng Wanzhou leaves her family home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on May 8, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) TORONTO, May 20 (Reuters): Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as “restricted to a limited space” even as she spent her past six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar […]

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