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archiveOctober 19, 2019


Vijay Merchant Trophy 2019-20: Nagaland beat Manipur by an inning and 251 runs

Dimapur, October 18: Nagaland defeated Manipur by an inning and 251 runs at the Vijay Merchant Trophy 2019-20 played at Sovima here. Continuing with its overnight score of 278/5, the State boys added a quick fire 162 runs before being bowled out for 440 in 89.3 overs, thereby taking a huge first inning lead of 357 runs. Playing for Nagaland, Yugandhar who remained unbeaten on 104 at close of play on Day-1, took apart the Manipur bowlers while racing to his double ton before finally losing his wicket after scoring...

Manpreet Singh, Rani Rampal to lead Indian hockey teams at Olympic Qualifiers

New Delhi, October 18: Hockey India on Friday named an unchanged women squad, to be led by Rani Rampal, along with the men’s team for the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers. The 18-member men’s squad will be captained by Manpreet Singh and seasoned forward S V Sunil will be his deputy. Goalkeeper Savita will be the vice-captain of the women’s squad. The two teams are scheduled to take part in the two-legged FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in Odisha where the World No. 5 Indian men’s team will be up against...
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Auto Drivers harassment a regular happening

Dear Madam, Dimapur seems to be reeling under the auto rickshaw syndicates where auto drivers charges exorbitant rate and there seems to be no end to this menace. It seems the administration has no concern towards the plights of common people who has to travel by auto rickshaws. There is an auto rickshaw union but whether it has any knowledge on the rowdism of autorickshaw drivers is a matter of serious concern. The town trip is Rs. 40 but we have to cough up 50 to 70 rupees. Will there...

Ranchi Test: Virat Kohli and company eye series whitewash against South Africa

RANCHI, October 18: It would have been a dead rubber but with valuable World Test Championship points on offer, India would be eyeing victory while South Africa would be desperate for some consolation in a wretched tour when the third and final Test starts here on Saturday. There are 40 points on offer and a 3-0 series whitewash, both of which India would be targetting against the hapless visitors. Dominating the Proteas in all the departments, India won the first Test in Visakhapatnam by 203 runs before inflicting an innings...

Ronaldo Singh wins gold medal in Asian Track Cycling Championships

New Delhi, October 18: Indian cyclist Ronaldo Singh on Friday bagged a gold medal in the men’s junior Keirin event at the Asian Track Cycling Championships being held at Incheon in South Korea. Apart from Ronaldo, James Singh also brought laurel for the nation as he clinched a bronze medal in the event. The men’s and women’s junior sprint team won two bronze medals. Sports Authority of India (SAI) took to Twitter and congratulated all the athletes. “Ronaldo Singh won the gold medal in men’s junior Keirin event at the...

Sarfaraz sacked, Pakistan name Azhar & Babar as new captains

Karachi, October 18: Azhar Ali and Babar Azam were on Friday appointed captains of Pakistan’s Test and T20I sides respectively as regular captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was dropped from both the squads for the Australia series. Azhar Ali will lead Pakistan in Tests in the 2019-20 season while talented batsman Babar Azam was given the T20 reins till the World Cup next year in Australia, announced PCB. “There is no bigger honour than to captain the Pakistan national cricket team in the pinnacle format of the game. I feel humbled, excited...

Joy Makhal wins youth parliament debate competition

Dimapur, October 18: The State level parliamentary quiz & youth parliament debate competition 2019 was held at ATI Imagine Hall, Kohima today. The event was organised by the Department of Parliamentary Affairs under the theme 'Be the Voice: Find solutions and contribute to policy.' Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue & Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu exhorting the gathering said that youth parliament competitions are now being practiced all over the country and such practices have helped shape many young minds in our State and the country as well. He...

NPP to strengthen party in Nagaland and NE

Dimapur, October 18: Central leaders of National People's Party (NPP) today visited Nagaland and held consultative meeting with state leaders. Talking to media persons prior to the meeting, James Sangma, National General Secretary (Finance) and Meghalaya Home Minister said that they have come to Nagaland to take stock of the organization as the political atmosphere is right now and way forward to NPP in Nagaland state. He said they would prepare a report and submit to the National President. When asked whether they would meet other political party leaders or...
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