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archiveJanuary 27, 2020

Sports

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, daughter die in plane crash

LOS ANGELES, JANUARY 27: Kobe Bryant, NBA superstar, died on Sunday in a helicopter crash. His tragic demise has left people grieving all over the world. Kobe Bryant was travelling in a private helicopter which crashed leaving no survivors behind. The incident took place in the city of Calabasas, California and claimed 9 lives his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. From world leaders to movie stars, people from all walks of life are taking to Twitter to mourn the death of the 5-time NBA champion and pay tributes. While some are sharing...
Sports

Australian Open: Nadal, Pavlyuchenkova, Muguruza, Wawrinka, reach quarters

Melbourne, January 27: World number one Rafael Nadal weathered a fierce storm from gutsy showman Nick Kyrgios Monday to set up an Australian Open quarter-final against Dominic Thiem and keep alive his quest for a 20th Grand Slam title. The Spanish top seed came through a riveting clash on Rod Laver Arena 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4) to end the gallant hopes of the basketball-mad Australian, who came on court wearing an LA Lakers shirt in honour of Kobe Bryant. He will now face fifth seed Thiem after the...
Sports

Ranji Trophy: Nagaland bowled out for 243

Dimapur, January 27: Mizoram bowled out Nagaland for 243 in their Ranji Trophy 2019-20 match played at CCFC Ground, Kolkata. At stumps, Mizoram were 8 without loss. Batting first after winning the toss, Nagaland batsmen got out cheaply around Sedezhalie who stood tall to score an unbeaten 105. The next top scorer was Hokaito with 31. For Mizroam, G Lalbiakvela took 5 wickets. With only 5 overs of batting possible before stumps, Mizoram played out the day without any loss for 8. Women's U-23 1-day trophy In the Women's Under...
North East

Govt. signs accord with NDFB, ABSU to resolve Bodoland issue

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 27: The Central Government on Monday signed an accord with one of the insurgent groups of Assam ~ the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) ~ providing political and economic bonanza. The All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU), which has been spearheading a movement for a Bodoland state, was also a signatory to the accord. The tripartite agreement was signed by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, top leadership of the 4 factions of the NDFB, ABSU, Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry Satyendra Garg and Assam Chief Secretary...
North East

Ulfa-I claims hand in Assam blasts

GUWAHATI/DIBRUGARH, JANUARY 27: Five low-intensity blasts marked Republic Day celebrations in Assam on Sunday despite a daylong strike called by Ulfa (Independent). The Government used the occasion to reiterate its commitment to protect the state's "culture, language and political identity" which the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act brigade say is under threat. Ulfa (I) claimed responsibility for the blasts, all in Upper Assam ~ 3 in Dibrugarh district and 1 each in Tinsukia and Charaideo districts. Nobody was hurt. Two blasts occurred in Dibrugarh town around 8 a.m. on Sunday ~ 1...
North East

Manipur mulls naming dists after fruits

IMPHAL, JANUARY 27: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday said that his Government is planning to name the districts of the State after fruits special to them. Biren Singh made this announcement while opening the consultative meeting on food processing-cum-technology exhibition under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Connect North East, at the CSIR - North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Branch Laboratory, Lamphelpat, in Imphal West district. Acknowledging the unique identity of every district in the State, the Chief Minister said that the...
Editorial

Educate, not train

It is a good thing that there is a sense of competition among students in our schools and colleges. A student wants to be better than the other students; a school wants to be better than other schools - this is good and healthy but only to a certain point. Today it is unfortunate to observe that every school is ridiculously trying to ensure that one of its students get into the top rankings in the board exams. The schools are only solicitous in making their bright students better than...
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