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  • Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring their second goal with a 'Justice for George Floyd' shirt, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of COVID-19. (REUTERS File Photo)
    FIFA asks leagues to use 'common sense' over Floyd protests
    BERN, June 2 (Reuters): World soccer's governing body FIFA has asked competition organisers to use "common sense" with players who display messages of protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody in t
  • Naomi Osaka (Reuters File Photo)
    Japan's Naomi Osaka adds voice to U.S. protests: 'silence is betrayal'
    TOKYO, June 2 (Reuters): Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has added her voice to protests over the death of an African-American man in U.S. police custody, criticising people for tweeting more about lootings than his death.   Protests set off
  • Floyd Mayweather (Reuters File Photo)
    Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd
    NEW YORK, June 2 (Reuters): Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States. &n
  • Tiger Woods (Reuters File Photo)
    Woods says Floyd death a 'shocking tragedy'
    NEW YORK, June 2 (Reuters): Tiger Woods said on Monday he has always respected U.S. law enforcement but that their use of force on George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man who died while in police custody, clearly crossed a line.   De
  • On this day: Born June 2, 1980: Abby Wambach, American soccer player
    (Reuters): When Abby Wambach towered over the Brazilian defence to head home a desperately late equaliser at the 2011 World Cup it set a United States side struggling to emerge from the shadow of its illustrious predecessors on a path to renewed glory. &nbs
  • BFI recommends Amit, Vikas for Khel Ratna Award
    New Delhi, June 1 (IANS): The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Monday recommended the names of Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. "Boxing Federation of India has made due diligence exercise on the perfo
  • Messi motivates you in every aspect of the game: Alba
    Madrid, June 1 (IANS): FC Barcelona left back Jordi Alba is optimistic that he and his teammates will be in perfect physical condition to play the remaining 11 rounds of matches in the Spanish LaLiga when the competition returns to action after a lay-off of ov
  • Sania comes forward to encourage local brands in India
    Mumbai, June 1 (IANS): Tennis sensation Sania Mirza has been vocal about promoting Indian brands in her bid to help the country strive towards becoming self-reliant amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has taken a toll on the world's economy at large. Sania
  • Members of the Arsenal Supporters Club Nagaland handing out refreshments to frontline workers in Dimapur on June 1.
    Nagaland Gooners extend a helping hand
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 1 (MExN): Members of the official Arsenal Supporters' Club Nagaland got together and contributed 1000 kgs of rice to the International Red Cross Society (ICRC) Nagaland on June 1, who in turn distributed the same to the needy. The club also h
  • Union Ministers Rijiju & Munda inaugurate Khelo India e-Pathshala
    New Delhi, June 1 (IANS): Union Ministers Kiren Rijiju and Arjun Munda on Monday inaugurated Khelo India e-Pathshala program through a webinar which was attended by young archers, archery coaches and experts of the discipline, from across the country. Launched
  • 8th Nagaland Online Open Chess Tourney on June 6
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 1 (MExN): The 8th Nagaland Online Open Chess Tournament, sponsored by N Yangpothung Ezung, President Lotha Youth Hoho, in collaboration with Nagaland Chess Association (NCA) will be held on June 6. The series of weekly online chess tournament is being
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton (Reuters File Photo)
    Hamilton slams F1 for staying silent on Floyd death
    LONDON, June 1 (Reuters): Six times Formula One motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton has criticised his sport for its silence on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police officer knelt on his neck.   T
  • Michael Jordan (Reuters File Photo)
    NBA great Michael Jordan speaks out on death of George Floyd: 'We have had enough'
    (Reuters): Basketball great Michael Jordan voiced outrage on Sunday over the death of George Floyd, a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, an incident that has triggered violent nationwide protests.
  • La Liga announces fixtures as season re-start looms large
    BARCELONA, June 1 (Reuters): Barcelona will recommence their bid to defend the Spanish title on Saturday June 13 away to Real Mallorca after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Real Madrid will host Eibar on June 14, organisers La Liga anno
  • Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini before the match (REUTERS File Photo)
    Valencia respond to Atalanta coach's coronavirus confession
    VALENCIA, June 1 (Reuters): Valencia have criticised Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini for taking charge of his side's Champions League match against the Spanish side in March despite suffering from symptoms of the novel coronavirus.   Ga


  • Eating whole grains helps cut diabetes risk
    New York, June 2 (IANS) Eating higher intake of high-quality carbohydrates, especially from whole grains, are associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, say researchers.   "High intake of carbohydrates has been suggested to be associated with a higher risk of type 2
  • Covid-19 could be seasonal illness with higher risk in winter: Study
    Image for representational purpose only   Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Covid-19 could be a seasonal illness with a higher risk in winter as researchers have found a one per cent decrease in humidity could increase the number of Covid-19 cases by six per cent.   The study, pu
  • Choline helps lower effects of Covid-19 on newborns: Study
    New York, June 2 (IANS) Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may be able to mitigate the negative impact viral respiratory infections, including Covid-19, may have on their babies, say researchers.   Choline is a vitamin B nutrient found in various foods and dietary
  • Roche gets green signal for COVID antibody test
    New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Roche Diagnostics India on Monday said it welcomed Indian Council of Medical Research's communication regarding its COVID-19 antibody test for seroprevalence studies in India.   Dr Shravan Subramanyam, Managing Director, Roche Diagnostics India said,
  • Russia to roll out its first approved Covid-19 drug next week
    Russian hospitals can begin giving the antiviral drug, which is registered under the name Avifavir, to patients from June 11, the head of Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund told Reuters in an interview   Moscow, June 1 (Reuters): Russia will start giving its first drug appr


  • Solar pumps, migrant homes help shield post-coronavirus world
    Building climate resilience and lifting living standards of vulnerable communities can help protect against future shocks   BANGKOK, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As countries look to revive their economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, strengthening climate def
  • Loss of Canada elders to coronavirus threatens indigenous culture
    Indigenous elders, who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus, play a vital role as keepers of cultural knowledge   TORONTO, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Diane Janvier Dugan's mother was born in 1929, there were no roads or stores in her indigenous vill
  • People look to India how Modi responded to Covid-19: C'wealth Secy-Gen
    New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The world is looking towards India how Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government and the people have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, controlled it and minimised it, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.   She said she was impresse
  • No crisis can determine India's future
    BY PM NARENDRA MODI  Dear friends, A year ago, a golden chapter was added to the history of Indian democracy. After decades, the people of the country gave a second opportunity to a government elected with a full majority. You have played a major role in writing this chapter