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India

Defence bodies celebrate Yoga Day in Eastern, NE states

Kolkata, June 21: Defence bodies in the East and North-East celebrated the 5th International Day of Yoga at their establishments on Friday, with their personnel participating in workshops on yoga. The Army's Eastern Command, with an aim to promote better mental and physical health of people through yoga, celebrated the day on the theme 'Yoga for Heart' all over the Command theatre, a Defence official said. A large number of troops, their families and local people in far-flung areas of the East and North-eastern region participated in yoga exercises to...
World

Changes in Article 370 may lead to protests, London seminar told

London, June 21: Repealing or abrogating key Jammu and Kashmir-specific provisions in India's Constitution could provoke protests and more radicalisation in the state, a seminar at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) was told on Thursday. Setting out what was billed as the 'first detailed examination' of the new government's foreign and security priorities, Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, IISS senior fellow for South Asia, and others presented a range of perspectives at the seminar on 'India's Modi government 2.0 - foreign and security priorities'. Noting that there is no immediate interest...
World

Iran defiant over US drone as Donald Trump reportedly calls off strikes

TEHRAN, June 21: Iran vowed Friday to defend its borders after downing a US drone it insisted had violated the country's airspace, as reports emerged that President Donald Trump had approved then called off retaliatory strikes on Iranian targets. The downing of the drone -- which Washington insists was above international waters but Iran says was within its airspace -- has seen tensions between the two countries spike further after a series of attacks on tankers the US has blamed on Tehran. The commander of the aerospace arm of Iran's...
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Getting our house in order

The Nagas have indifferently been trying to go forward on a back gear in our dealings with the Indo-Naga dialogue. We have only bickered amongst ourselves through these past 73 years of degraded 'half-life' existence. We continue to hypocritically invoke the name of Christ as Christians when it suits us even as we consort with the dark forces each day by way of our routine questionable actions. The scourge of the gun continue to afflict our entire populace with a State Government sitting idly by while its citizens miserably traffic...
Sports

3rd Kohima Football League: Vanguard & Forerunners draw

Players of Forerunners FC and Vanguard FC in action on June 21, 2019. Kohima, June 21: Inclement weather condition played spoilsports as the match between the two top teams 3rd edition of Kohima Football League - Vanguard FC Tseminyu and Forerunners FC Thizama ended in a draw on Friday. Playing a closely contested match, which was supposed to be the deciding match as the new champion of Kohima Football League played under the aegis of Kohima Town Club, either sides in their effort to defend rival attacks had a yellow...
Sports

India ready for walk in the park vs Afghanistan

SOUTHAMPTON, June 21: India's star-studded line-up could well break a few batting records when they face the tournament's favourite whipping boys Afghanistan in what threatens to be another lopsided contest at the ICC World Cup, on Saturday. One of the title contenders, India's match against Afghanistan could well be a glorified net session in which they would like to put up a resounding performance that not only eases their passage to the semi-final but also ensures a good net run-rate. Afghanistan's controversial campaign, marred by poor on and off-field decisions,...
Sports

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Netherlands top Group E with 2-1 win against Canada

Netherlands forward Lineth Beerensteyn, right, beats Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe for the decisive goal in the Dutch team's 2-1 victory Thursday at the Women's World Cup. REIMS (France), June 21: The Netherlands' Anouk Dekker and Lineth Beerensteyn breached Canada's normally rock-solid defence with second-half goals to secure a 2-1 win that earned them top spot in Group E at the women's World Cup on Thursday. Dekker and Beerensteyn scored either side of Christine Sinclair's goal to put the Dutch on a maximum nine points with Canada, who had not conceded...
Sports

Copa America 2019: Japan, Uruguay draw after new VAR controversy

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in action during the 2-2 Copa America draw against Japan. PORTO ALEGRE, June 21: Two goals from Koji Miyoshi helped Japan secure a hard-earned point in a 2-2 draw with Uruguay at the Copa America on Thursday. Miyoshi twice fired Japan into the lead only for Uruguay to level through a controversial penalty from Luis Suarez and a secondhalf header from Jose Gimenez. The draw means Japan have an outside chance of reaching the quarter-finals from Group C, with one game remaining against Ecuador. Uruguay, who...
Nagaland

Tongpang inaugurates AKTD Jubilee Memorial Park in Dimapur

Dimapur, June 22: Minister for PWD, Tongpang Ozukum today inaugurated Jubilee Memorial Park and free public drinking water booth constructed and maintained by Ao Kaketshi Telongjem, Dimapur (AKTD), in commemoration of its golden jubilee near Hotel Saramati. Unveiling the Jubilee Memorial, Tongpang said the unveiling of the Jubilee Park Memorial is the most awaited project. He said, "I still consider myself as a social worker, though I am a politician. My support for any social activities is unbounding. Broaden your horizon and be more responsible. Let us join hands together...
Nagaland

Intl Yoga Day celebrated across Nagaland

Dimapur, June 21: Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya and his wife Kavita Acharya took part in the 5th International Yoga Day celebrations at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on Friday. The programme was also attended by Minister Agriculture, G. Kaito Aye, Advisors, senior Government officials led by Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS and DGP, John Longkumer, IPS, students, teachers, NGOs, Government servants and other enthusiast. The International Yoga Day was organised by the Department of Youth Resources & Sports in collaboration with the Patanjali Yog Samati, Kohima. Dimapur: The 5th international...
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