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Nagaland

Fireman at Peren allegedly assaulted, says WCYO

Dimapur, June 28: The Western Chakhesang Youth Organization (WCYO) has alleged that one Akung Zeliang of Mpai Village, and driver attached to DC Peren, on June 20 assaulted one Fireman from Chakhesang Community, Wechiete Kapfo serving at Nagaland Fire and Emergency Services Peren. "It is also learned that on numerous occasions, he has threatened to kill all the Chakhesang people living in Peren. Last year, in the month of May 2019, he barged into one of our Chakhesang SDO(C) quarter with the intention to kill him; yet, after the intervention...
North East

Assam flood worsens; two more dead, nearly 9.3 lakh people hit

Guwahati, June 28: The flood situation in Assam worsened further on Sunday with two more persons losing their lives in the deluge which affected nearly 9.3 lakh people in 23 districts, the State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said. According to the ASDMA daily flood report, one person died at Jonai revenue circle of Dhemaji district and another at Udalguri revenue circle of Udalguri district due to flood. With two more deaths, the fatalities due to flood this year has gone up to 18. ASDMA said more than 9.26 lakh people...
World

Confirmed cases hit 10 million; US vice president Pence skips campaign rallies

Rome, June 28: Worldwide confirmed coronavirus infections hit the 10 million mark on Sunday as voters in Poland and France went to the polls for virus-delayed elections. Vice President Mike Pence called off campaign events in Florida and Arizona after surges in infections prompted worries that the US has lost control of its outbreak. New clusters of cases at a Swiss nightclub and in the central English city of Leicester showed that the virus was still circulating widely in Europe, though not at the exponential rate of growth seen in...
World

After Floyd, raw talk, racial reckoning among US Muslims

Washington, June 28: As a young student, Hind Makki recalls, she would call out others at the Islamic school she attended when some casually used an Arabic word meaning "slaves" to refer to Black people. "Maybe 85% of the time, the response that I would get from people ... is, 'Oh, we don't mean you, we mean the Americans,'" Makki said during a virtual panel discussion on race, one of many organised in the wake of George Floyd's death. "That's a whole other situation about anti-Blackness, particularly against African Americans,"...
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