Wimbledon 2017: Johana Konta and Heather Watson go through

Wimbledon 2017: Johana Konta and Heather Watson go through

LONDON, JULY 5 (AGENCIES): Johanna Konta and Heather Watson won their second-round matches at Wimbledon as two British women reached the last 32 for the first time since 1986.   Sixth seed Konta, 26, won 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 10-8 against Croatia’s Donna Vekic in a tense battle on a hot Centre Court.   Watson, 25, […]

Messi pens three-year contract extension with Barcelona

Messi pens three-year contract extension with Barcelona

BARCELONA, JULY 5 (Reuters): Barcelona’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi will sign a new four-year deal keeping him at the Nou Camp until 2021, the Spanish club said on Wednesday, ending speculation that the five times Ballon d’Or winner could be tempted to leave.   English Premier League club Manchester City, managed by former Barca boss […]

Kohima district inter school football tourney

Kohima district inter school football tourney

Mt. Sinai HSS reaches Pool A finals   Our Correspondent Kohima | July 5   Mt. Sinai HSS today reached the Pool A finals after winning the first quarter final match of the ongoing 1st edition of the Kohima district inter-school football tournament 2017 under the aegis of Royal Club Kohima and School Education Department […]

‘Giving back to the game’

‘Giving back to the game’

KDBA Free Badminton Coaching under way Morung Express News Kohima | July 5   The Kohima District Badminton Association (KDBA) recently began its free coaching camp from June 19 to train the interested players for the upcoming Inter-District Badminton Championship to be held from July 11 to 14 at Chumoukedima.   But for the three […]

Diabetes-less in northeast states compared with mainland

Prof Mithilesh Kumar Sinha Nagaland University, Lumami   Diabetes and poverty are inextricably intertwined: diabetes can cause poverty and poverty can cause diabetes. Diabetes is increasingly common among the poor and marginalised. The cost of treatment and/or loss of employment and income push vulnerable people and families deeper into poverty cycle. According to the World […]

Dinosaurs’ death cleared way for swift rise of frogs

IANS   The asteroid or comet strike that wiped out three-fourths of life on Earth, including non-avian dinosaurs, set the stage for the swift rise of frogs, according to a new study.   If the calamity had not wiped the planet clean of most terrestrial life 66 million years ago, 88 per cent of today’s […]

The Woman Condition

Hewasa Lorin   Jack Ma, Alibaba’s founder and one of the world’s richest men, said that one of Alibaba’s secret for success is hiring women. What made this stand out is that it was said by Jack Ma, a man. Women make efficient and valuable contributions to the workforce. They are, thus, highly valued, professionally […]

The Simmering Workforce

The Simmering Workforce

It is said that “Work is Pride”. But it is quite apparent that this phrase does not hold much sense and meaning for most Nagas today. Many Nagas today fail to find pride in their work. They don’t find pride, satisfaction, joy and contentment in their work. And most Nagas today suffer from a false […]

Seeking the truth, not the tragedy, in journalism

Seeking the truth, not the tragedy, in journalism

John Lloyd Reuters   London’s Grenfell Tower fire victims aren’t furious just with local authorities for ignoring safety concerns raised before this month’s blaze killed at least 79 residents. They’re angry with journalists too.   As reporters covered the fire at the apartment block last week, some residents turned on Jon Snow of Channel Four […]

Robotics and closed borders: Is it end of globalisation?

Saket Suman IANS   Until very recently, globalisation was the talk of the town and promised to be a melting pot of global cultures, economies and social ties. Two recent books by prominent western authors, on the other hand, appear to construct a narrative of the doom and suggest that 2017 may well be the […]

India Goes Cashless

India Goes Cashless

  ‘Going Cashless’ is now the big buzzword in India, and the ball is rolling as the world’s largest cash economy begins going digital. It has left citizens with mixed emotions because more than half of the country’s population either fears the new system or are unable to comprehend the idea of going cashless. Nevertheless, […]