Fiery Yuvraj draws curtain on coveted international career

Fiery Yuvraj draws curtain on coveted international career

File Photo: Yuvraj Singh Yuvraj, who has not been a part of the Indian team for quite some time, has been contemplating retirement from international cricket and rumours are rife that he might pursue a career as a freelance cricketer . (Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers/File Photo) Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) One performance is […]

Portugal beat Dutch to win inaugural Nations League title

Portugal beat Dutch to win inaugural Nations League title

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and team mates celebrate winning the UEFA Nations League Final with the trophy. (Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine) PORTO, June 10 (Reuters): Portugal became the first team to win UEFA’s Nations League competition when a well-crafted goal by Goncalo Guedes gave them a 1-0 win over Netherlands in the final on Sunday. […]

Jnanpith winner, multi-lingual actor Girish Karnad dead

Jnanpith winner, multi-lingual actor Girish Karnad dead

File Photo: Girish Karnad visitiing Cornell University in Ithaca New York for screening one of his old movies – Kanakapurandhara on October 29, 2009. (Photo Credit: Srtejaswi at the English Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)] via Wikimedia Commons) Bengaluru, June 10 (IANS): Girish Karnad, a Jnanpith award winner, multi-lingual scholar, master playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and a colossus […]

Historic maiden Grand Slam title for Barty; first Australian to win French Open in 46 years

Historic maiden Grand Slam title for Barty; first Australian to win French Open in 46 years

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic on June 8. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) PARIS, June 8 (Reuters): Ashleigh Barty claimed her maiden Grand Slam title when she crushed Czech teenager 6-1 6-3 on Saturday to become the first Australian woman in 46 years to win […]

French Open: Thiem beats Djokovic in dramatic semi-final

French Open: Thiem beats Djokovic in dramatic semi-final

Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic great each other after their semifinal match. (REUTERS/Vincent Kessle Photo) PARIS, June 8 (Reuters): Austrian Dominic Thiem crushed Novak Djokovic’s French Open hopes as he returned to Court Philippe Chatrier on Saturday to complete a 6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5 victory and set up a repeat of last […]

French Open: Nadal too tough for Federer, reaches 12th final

French Open: Nadal too tough for Federer, reaches 12th final

Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts after winning his semifinal match against Switzerland’s Roger Federer. (REUTERS/VINCENT KESSLER) PARIS, June 7 (Reuters): Before this French Open semi-final match-up it had been all about the dizzying numbers and statistics, but once great foes Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal stepped on to the Roland Garros centre court, all that mattered […]

In a first for North East, NPP gets ‘National Party’ status

In a first for North East, NPP gets ‘National Party’ status

National General Secretary Thomas Sangma, MLA handing over letter of recognition of NPP as National Party received from the Election Commission of India to party President and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma. (Photo Courtesy: Conrad Sangma @SangmaConrad/Twitter) Morung Express News Dimapur | June 7 The National People’s Party (NPP) has been accorded the status […]

Why the raids on Australian media present a clear threat to democracy

Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, The University of Queensland The Australian Federal Police has this week conducted two high-profile raids on journalists who have exposed government secrets and their sources. On Tuesday, seven AFP officers spent several hours searching News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst’s Canberra home, her mobile phone and computer. The AFP linked the raid to “the […]

Shah part of all 8 Cabinet Committees, Rajnath in two

Shah part of all 8 Cabinet Committees, Rajnath in two

Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh greeting Amit Shah during the swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 30. (Reuters File Photo) New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reconstituted the Cabinet Committees, in an exercise which reflects the special stature granted to Home Minister Amit Shah, who has been made part of […]

Curious Kids: when I swipe a matchstick how does it make fire?

Nathan Kilah, University of Tasmania Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. When I swipe the matchstick how does […]

Curious Kids: why do tigers have whiskers?

Alexander Richard Braczkowski, The University of Queensland Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. Why do tigers have whiskers? […]