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Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift win top honours

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Entertainment, Top News  /  Comments Off on Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift win top honours

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards celebrated some of music’s biggest names on Sunday night, with Ed Sheeran winning not only the Top Artist but Top Male Artist Award, and Taylor Swift lifting the Top Female Artist trophy. The ceremony, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here. The singer opened […]

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Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson first black woman to get Icon Award

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Entertainment, Top News  /  Comments Off on Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson first black woman to get Icon Award

Six-time Grammy Award winner Janet Jackson graced the Billboard Music Awards stage to receive the prestigious Icon Award — becoming the first black woman to get it — on Sunday. Not only was the moment her first television performance in nine years, but it was also the first time she performed as a mother. Bruno […]

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Karna CM designate Kumaraswamy meets Sonia, Rahul on govt. formation

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Karna CM designate Kumaraswamy meets Sonia, Rahul on govt. formation

New Delhi, May 21 (PTI): Ahead of his swearing-in as the Karnataka’s new chief minister, JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy tonight met Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to finalise the modalities of government formation and ministerial berth sharing between the two post-poll allies. According to sources, Congress has mooted two deputy chief ministers […]

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Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

Caracas, May 21 (PTI/AP): Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National Election Council announced that with more than 92 percent […]

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NE region must unite for ‘common interests’ – Rio

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Nagaland, Top News  /  Comments Off on NE region must unite for ‘common interests’ – Rio

Dimapur, May 20 (EMN): The chief minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio on Sunday said although the Northeast states have ‘different background, history and culture’ the region still constitutes one entity; and unless the states learn to co-exist, the region will ‘face problems’. According to press release from the media cell of the chief minister’s office, […]

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Congress-mukt Northeast after Mizoram polls – Amit Shah

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Congress-mukt Northeast after Mizoram polls – Amit Shah

Guwahati, May 20 (IANS): BJP national President Amit Shah on Sunday said the northeast will be ‘Congress-mukt’ (Congress free) after the Mizoram election, scheduled for the year-end. “In the northeast, we first won elections in Assam, then Manipur followed by Tripura, where the people have given us a thumping mandate,” he said here, addressing the […]

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Nagaland: 23,163 HIV cases, 1521 related deaths since 1999

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Nagaland, Top News  /  Comments Off on Nagaland: 23,163 HIV cases, 1521 related deaths since 1999

Our Correspondent Kohima, May 20 (EMN): Nagaland has recorded a total 23,163 HIV and AIDS cases from 1999 till March 2018, out of which, 1521 persons have lost their lives to the disease. 16,983 PLHIV have registered for antiretroviral therapy (ART) till March 2018, and while 11,444 have started ART, 7290 PLHIV who are on […]

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Petrol, diesel touch all time highs as oil companies hike rates

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Petrol, diesel touch all time highs as oil companies hike rates

New Delhi, May 20 (PTI): Petrol price today touched a record high of Rs 76.24 per litre and diesel climbed to its highest ever level of Rs 67.57 as the oil PSUs passed on four weeks of relentless rise in international oil prices to consumers. Petrol price today increased by 33 paisa a litre in […]

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Ruskin Bond and the timeless charm of ‘writing by hand’

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Ruskin Bond and the timeless charm of ‘writing by hand’

‘Maybe it’s the texture and touch of the paper, the flow of ink, the movement of the pen, the connection of all three with the human hand and the hand’s connection with the mind of the writer’ New Delhi, May 20 (PTI): The kind of intimacy experienced while writing by hand is amiss in a […]

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RTI activist arrested in Assam ahead of Shah’s visit

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Region, Top News  /  Comments Off on RTI activist arrested in Assam ahead of Shah’s visit

Guwahati, May 20 (IANS): Ahead of the BJP national President Amit Shah’s visit to Assam, RTI activist and farmers’ body leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested on Sunday morning for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Shah is scheduled to arrive in Assam capital on Sunday to address leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led North […]

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