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Sport: PNG lifter in line for gold after opponent fails doping test

Sport: PNG lifter in line for gold after opponent fails doping test

Dika Toua at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Photo: RNZ / Vincent Terrence Wylie Papua New Guinea weightlifter Dika Toua could be in line for another gold medal after her Commonwealth Games rival failed a doping test. The International Weightlifting Federation says India‘s Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham returned a positive test for […]

by August 21, 2018
CNMI doctor advocates marijuana as medicine

CNMI doctor advocates marijuana as medicine

An internal medicine physician at the Northern Marianas‘ Commonwealth Health Centre says legalising marijuana would provide patients with access to a cheaper alternative to expensive medicines. The CNMI House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations earlier this week unanimously approved a bill to allow adults to grow, possess […]

by August 21, 2018
Bishop to head bipartisan Australian visit to Micronesia

Bishop to head bipartisan Australian visit to Micronesia

Australia‘s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Photo: AFP or licensors Australia‘s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Minister for International Development Concetta Fierravanti-Wells embark on a tour of Micronesian states this weekend. According to a joint press release, they will travel to Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands […]

by August 21, 2018
PNG MP referred over Facebook comment about minister

PNG MP referred over Facebook comment about minister

A Papua New Guinea MP has been referred to the Parliamentary Privileges Committee for a Facebook comment labelling a fellow MP as “dumb”. Papua New Guinea‘s parliament. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades The comment from Madang MP Bryan Kramer was directed at his former party leader Sam Basil of the […]

by August 21, 2018
Students left stranded by Immigration‘s lack of oversight

Students left stranded by Immigration‘s lack of oversight

by Alastair McClymont* Opinion – Immigration NZ‘s “absolute discretion” in decision-making inevitably leads to racial discrimination, writes immigration lawyer Alastair McClymont. One of a group of Indian students who tried to defy a deportation order in 2017 (File photo) Photo: RNZ / Brad White While Indian students in New Zealand […]

by August 21, 2018
Is Labour‘s Kiwibuild policy Talk Big but Think Small?

Is Labour‘s Kiwibuild policy Talk Big but Think Small?

The most ambitious interventionist economic plan pursued by a New Zealand government was named after a race. Construction starts on the Kiwibuild project Photo: RNZ/ Sophia Duckor-Jones Think Big won the Melbourne cup twice in the mid-1970s, making quite an impression on Allan Highet, a long forgotten Minister of Racing […]

by August 21, 2018
Why Sunil Chhetri didn‘t celebrate wildly after hat-trick vs Chinese Taipei

Why Sunil Chhetri didn‘t celebrate wildly after hat-trick vs Chinese Taipei

Indian captain Sunil Chhetri scored his third-career hat-trick in India’s 5-0 thumping of Chinese Taipei in the Intercontinental Cup but it did not invoke a wild celebration from India’s all time top scorer. When asked what might bring about a fiery and more exuberant celebration, he said that while he […]

by August 21, 2018
Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic battle through in French Open

Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic battle through in French Open

Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic came through staunch tests in the French Open third round, while Dominic Thiem advanced before rain halted play. World number three Zverev was taken to five sets for the second match in succession and saved match point before beating Damir Dzumhur 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6 […]

by August 21, 2018
Delhi and District Cricket Association polls see 55 withdrawals

Delhi and District Cricket Association polls see 55 withdrawals

As many as 55 candidates withdrew as the date of nomination closed on Friday with the list of contestants to 12 posts of elections getting whittled down to 58. The elections will be the first after Lodha recommendations. Most of the withdrawing candidates had applied for multiple posts – going […]

by August 21, 2018
FC Pune City appoint Marcos Paqueta as their head coach for ISL 2018-19

FC Pune City appoint Marcos Paqueta as their head coach for ISL 2018-19

Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City today announced Brazilian Marcos Paqueta, who guided Saudi Arabia in the 2006 World Cup, as their new head coach. The Brazilian, who has close to 30 years of coaching experience across youth, club and national teams, will make his managerial debut in […]

by August 21, 2018