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5th July 2018

ARIES: New projects can begin. Focus on whatever provides you with security and nurturance. Create the atmosphere that allows you ease to do your daily work and function with confidence and inspiration. TAURUS: You'll be able to solve problems effortlessly, even when others are uncooperative. You might not be very tolerant and be easily frustrated by people who don't listen to you. Don't let them get the best of you. Stay very focussed and be clear about what you expect. State it as precisely as possible. GEMINI: If you`re not...

Media watchdog warns India against journalist killings, hate speech

New Delhi, July 4: Media watchdog Reporters without Borders expressed alarm on Wednesday about India, with seven journalists killed in the past 18 months and a sharp rise in online abuse and harassment. “In 2017, the deaths of at least three journalists killed in connection with their work were recorded and a fourth case is still under investigation. In 2018, four journalists were killed in the country in the first six months,” RSF said. “In addition, there has been a sharp increase in online abuse and harassment, and in the...

2nd Kohima District Inter School Tournament

Loyola HSS, Mt. Sinai enter semi-final Kohima, July 4: Loyola Higher Secondary School, Jakhama and Mt. Sinai School defeated their respective rivals in today's matches to book berth for final match in Pool 'A' of the ongoing 2nd edition of Kohima District Inter School Football Tournament at Kohima Local ground here. In the first quarter final, Loyola HSS blanked Don Bosco HSS by three goals. Keduhoto opened the account in the fifth minute. Don Bosco netted an own goal in the 58th minute and Kiren Thasusow sealed the win with...

Bullet train like a ‘magic train’ which may not materialise: Rahul

Amethi (UP), July 4: Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre today, claiming that the much talked about bullet train project was like a "magic train" which may not materialise. Targeting the Narendra Modi led government at the Centre, Gandhi also said that despite an issue like Doklam on the border, the prime minister was seen sitting on a swing with the Chinese president. "Modi's bullet train is like a magic train which may not materialise in reality," the Congress chief said speaking to party activists at Fursatganj...

Centre not interested in monsoon session: Anand Sharma

NEW DELHI, JULY 4: The Congress on Tuesday accused the government of not being interested in the smooth functioning of the monsoon session of Parliament in a bid to “run away” from accountability. “The Prime Minister and the government are not interested in the monsoon session of Parliament. They have started conflicts on issues like in the last session,” Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters. “The last session was washed out because of the ruling party. Wrong accusations were levelled on the Opposition. The BJP and the government are already...

Kuldeep five-for, Rahul ton power India to 8-wicket win over England

MANCHESTER, July 4: Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's magical spell of wrist spin was complemented by KL Rahul's dazzling strokeplay as India started their tour of England on a resounding note, winning the opening T20 International by eight wickets on Tuesday. Young Kuldeep (5/24 in 4 overs) became the first chinaman bowler to take a five-for in shortest format as he singlehandedly restricted England to below-par 159 for 8 on a flat deck. Then it was the turn of opener Rahul, who smashed his second T20 International hundred en route his 54-ball-101...

Cabinet approves steep Rs 200 per quintal hike in MSP for paddy

NEW DELHI, July 4: The government on Wednesday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by a steep Rs 200 per quintal as it looked to fulfill its poll promise to give farmers 50 per cent more rate than their cost of production. The decision, taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comes less than a year before next general election. While the BJP had promised in 2014 to give farmers a price of 1.5 times of cost, an announcement to give effect to the...
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