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Nagaland Assembly polls: Congress has ceded ground almost to point of no return
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Nagaland Assembly polls: Congress has ceded ground almost to p...

In 1977, when Congress candidate V Lasuh faced disqualification during an election in Nagaland's Phek district, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi sent her own lawyer to sort the problem out. Subsequently, in the ' 90s the Grand Old Party ran the ... catchnews.com, 2 days ago
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Winter Olympics Sidelights: Russian medallist suspected of doping

IMAGE:  Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, an Olympic athlete from Russia. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters. A Russian medallist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia's efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.   Alexander Krushelnitsky, a bronze-medallist along with his wife in mixed-doubles curling, is suspected of having tested positive for ...
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8 of the world's most amazing bridges

They’re a means to an end: bridges are fundamentally a way to get from point A to point B. However, as designs get bolder, bridges have also become destinations in their own right. National Geographic has listed out a few bridges, which will impress, thrill, and perhaps even make you fall in love. Here are some of them.  Die Rakotzbrücke: Kromlau Park, Kromlau, German Commissioned by Friedrich Hermann Rötschke in ...
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BJP backs out of declaration to boycott Nagaland polls

Making a U-turn, Bharatiya Janata Party's Nagaland unit on Tuesday backed out of a joint declaration signed on Monday  by all parties in the state to boycott the upcoming assembly polls which also led to suspension of a state party leader. As the move by the BJP's state unit to be part of the declaration left its central leadership red-faced, Union minister Kiren Rijiju went into damage control mode, saying elections are a constitutional process and the ...
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Nagaland elections approach conundrum: No parties may contest

It may just happen that elections may be boycotted in the then Naga Hills for the first time since the ' Plebiscite ' of 1951, and result in President’s Rule. Eleven representatives of major parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Naga ...
 catchnews.com3 weeks ago Nagaland Assembly elections: Boycott calls bring back memories of 1998  catchnews.com3 weeks ago

As stores close, Canada's mall owners turn prime land into condos

By Nichola Saminather caTORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian mall owners are adding condos and apartments to their shopping centres, seeking to capitalise on a supply-constrained housing market while reducing exposure to a struggling retail sector. Developers such as ...
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Kiwi transgender nails a medal

A transgender weightlifter from New Zealand and an Iranian returning from an eight-year doping ban both won silver medals at the World Championships on the final day, which also witnessed two world records for Georgian Lasha Talakhadze. Laurel Hubbard, 39, ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago

Watch: Teams brace up for World Cup draw

Germany will find out who stands between them and a successful defence of the World Cup as the draw for the 2018 finals in Russia is held in a glitzy ceremony within the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday. After beating Lionel Messis Argentina in the final at the ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago
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Sports Shorts: US team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to sexual conduct

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to additional counts of criminal sexual conduct for assaulting girls under the guise of medical treatment, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said. Nassar, 54, appeared in Michigan's Eaton County Circuit Court and pleaded guilty to three felony counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct. He did not make a statement ...
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