Air war in 1971: A view from the other side

By Admiral Arun Prakash (retd) IANS | February 18 Disregarding the counsel of wise men, from Herodotus to George Santayana, Indians have consistently ignored the importance of reading, writing and learning from history. So, when retired US Air Force Brigadier “Chuck” Yeager, head of the US Military Assistance Advisory Group in Islamabad during the 1971 […]

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON, February 18 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.   The postcard verification is Facebook’s latest effort to respond to criticism […]

Soccer: Suarez and Alba give Barca win, Valencia stage late comeback

Soccer: Suarez and Alba give Barca win, Valencia stage late comeback

Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Eibar vs FC Barcelona – Ipurua, Eibar, Spain – February 17, 2018 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action with Eibar’s Marko Dmitrovic REUTERS/Vincent West   EIBAR, February 18 (Reuters) – Barcelona got back to winning ways on Saturday after two consecutive draws, earning a 2-0 victory at Eibar thanks […]

Lukaku double sends Man United into FA Cup quarter-finals

Lukaku double sends Man United into FA Cup quarter-finals

Soccer Football – FA Cup Fifth Round – Huddersfield Town vs Manchester United – John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, Britain – February 17, 2018 Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku with manager Jose Mourinho after he is substituted off for Eric Bailly Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff   LONDON, February 18 (Reuters) – Romelu Lukaku extended his impressive […]

Kvitova knocks out Wozniacki to set up Qatar final with Muguruza

Kvitova knocks out Wozniacki to set up Qatar final with Muguruza

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Qatar Open – Semifinals – Doha, Qatar – February 17, 2018. Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic celebrates after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari   February 18(Reuters) – Petra Kvitova made a shaky start but found her attacking verve midway through the match to beat world number […]

Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

Protesters hold signs at a rally calling for more gun control three days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake   MIAMI, February 18 (Reuters) – Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for […]

Scientists uncover hidden details in Picasso’s painting

Washington, February 18 (IANS) An international team of scientists has used multiple modes of light to uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece “La Misereuse accroupie” or “The Crouching Woman.”   Researchers released their findings on Saturday’s press conference at the ongoing four-day annual meeting of the American Association […]

Voting for Tripura Assembly elections begin

Agartala, February 18 (IANS) Voting for the Assembly elections in India’s northeastern state of Tripura began on Sunday morning amidst tight security, official said.   “Men and women in large numbers queued up in front of many polling stations well before polling opened at 7 a.m. in the entire state. Polling ends at 4 p.m.,” […]

The Big Picture: Policy Matters

The Big Picture: Policy Matters

The panellists: (From left) Jaansillung Gonmei, Capt. GK Zhimomi, Kelhuneizo Yhome, Achumbemo Kikon and Samuel Sumi. (Photo by Soreishim Mahong)   Hopes, promises and frustrations   Morung Express News Dimapur | February 17   Promises and frustrations rear in equal measure when politicians and the public are placed on level playing fields. Promises of better […]

Ram Madhav credits Christian missionaries for ushering education to Eastern Nagaland

Ram Madhav credits Christian missionaries for ushering education to Eastern Nagaland

BJP National Secretary and North East in-charge, Ram Madhav.   DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 17 (MExN): Playing the secular card, BJP National Secretary and North East in-charge, Ram Madhav on Friday acknowledged the first Christian missionaries of the 30s and 40s, who he said, did a commendable job in the mission field along with education in Eastern […]

Disconnection drive for nonpayment of electricity bills

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 17 (MExN): Sub-Divisional Officer (E) No-II under Dimapur Electrical Division has informed that it would be carrying out disconnection drive for nonpayment of electricity bills for all categories of consumers within its jurisdiction without further notice on expiry of 7 days from issue of this notice. A notification from the Sub-Divisional Officer (E), […]