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archiveJanuary 24, 2020

Sports

Iyer, Rahul put on a show of class as India thrash New Zealand by 6 wickets in 1st T20I at Auckland

WELLINGTON, January 24: The immensely talented Shreyas Iyer enhanced his reputation of a finisher with a scintillating 29-ball-58 as India crushed New Zealand by six wickets in a high-scoring first T20 International on Friday. Iyer built on KL Rahul's (56 off 27 balls) blazing start and Virat Kohli's useful 45 off 32 balls as India made short work of a 204-run target, knocking it off with an over to spare. Credit should be given to Indian bowlers for restricting New Zealand towards the end considering the dimensions of the Eden...
Sports

Aus Open: Federer survives scare to reach last 16

MELBOURNE, January 24 : Six-time champion Roger Federer survived an epic five-set marathon to seal his 100th Australian Open win Friday, fending off a huge challenge from John Millman. The Swiss master was rattled by the all-guns-blazing Australian, but finally scraped past him 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10/8) to stay alive in his quest for a 21st Grand Slam title. He will now take on unseeded Hungarian Marton Fucsovics, who eased past American Tommy Paul in straight sets, for a place in the last eight. "It was tough...
Sports

Recalled Shoaib Malik leads Pakistan’s win over Bangladesh

LAHORE (Pakistan), January 24: Recalled Shoaib Malik smashed a solid half-century to anchor Pakistan's five-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 international in Lahore on Friday. Malik's 45-ball 58 not out for his eighth Twenty20 fifty as Pakistan overhauled a modest 142-run target in 19.3 over to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Bangladesh had managed 141-5 in their 20 overs with openers Mohammad Naim scoring 41-ball 43 and Tamim Iqbal hit 34-ball 39 as Pakistan's three-man pace attack kept them in check on a flat Gadaffi...
North East

Shillong has many historic locations: Conrad Sangma

Shillong, January 24: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday said the state capital has many historic locations as he walked down the Shillong Heritage walk. The chief minister said Shillong has many historic locations and the idea of the heritage walk is to make it more structured and organised so that tourists enjoy the heritage of Shillong. "A refreshing start to my day with the #ShillongHeritageWalk from Ward's Lake to Pinewood. #Meghalaya has such rich history and I'm happy that @meghtourism is taking due initiative in this. Such...
North East

NIA files charge sheet against two suspected Bangladeshi terrorists

Aizawl (Mizoram), January 24: The National Investigation Agency on Friday filed a charge sheet in a court here against two suspected Bangladeshi terrorists, who had entered India illegally and concealed their identity by procuring fake Aadhaar cards. The charge sheet was filed against Mahmud Hassan alias Shariful Islam and Mohamad Sa'ad Hussain alias Mohamad Sayad Hussain under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Foreigners Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the agency said in a statement. The two were detained by villagers in Silsuri when they could not produce...
North East

Mizorm private hospitals to implement state healthcare scheme

Aizawl, January 24: An umbrella body of private and church-run hospitals of Mizoram on Friday informed the state government on Friday that its members will implement its health care scheme, officials said. The government in December had suspended empanelment of 18 private hospitals for allegedly refusing to implement the Mizoram State Health Care Scheme (MSHCS). Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana recently requested Non-Governmental Hospital Association of Mizoram (NGHAM) to implement the programme. "The NGHAM on Friday held a meeting, considered the health minister's request and agreed to implement the state...
Editorial

Sad reality

Hedonism may be an irrepressible human tendency but we have come to an age where nothing pleases us as much as the play of jugglers and the panacea of con-men. Anything that nourishes the body is dare and sought after in our world. Trumpeters and pipers are conferred with national honours. There is praise and adulation for clowns and crooks as well. Hunks and hooligans also manage dense crowds to cheer for their vain heroics. People are there to provide an ever ready audience to cheats and charlatans also and...
India

Cannot issue blanket order against invoking NSA on anti-CAA protestors, says SC

New Delhi, January 24: The Supreme Court Friday said it cannot issue blanket orders restraining authorities from invoking the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against people protesting the enactment of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). NSA cannot be allowed to be misused, the top court said but added that there cannot be a general command as public properties are being burnt during the protests and it may be organised. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee refused to entertain a plea challenging the imposition of NSA in few states...
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