Video PlayerClose KABUL, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants have intensified attacks in Afghanistan following the pause in peace talks between the armed group and the U.S. delegation in Qatar's capital Doha as the militants in latest offensive have killed nearly two dozen security personnel in the eastern Ghazni province on Saturday. An insider attack claimed the lives of 23 security personnel in Qarabagh district of the eastern Ghazni province on Saturday, head of the Provincial Council Nasir Ahmad Faqiri said. District governor Habibullah Zerak has also confirmed the deadly attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Majahid has claimed responsibility for the attack and said that the insurgents in an overnight operations had killed 32 soldiers and overrun a military base in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province. The marathon talks initiated between the U.S. and the Taliban outfit in October 2018 in Doha to find a negotiated settlement for Afghanistan's lingering crisis broke down in … [Read more...] about Taliban steps up attacks in Afghanistan following peace talks’ pause in Doha
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Two years ago, at the age of 33, homemaker Libas Sadhique decided to make a comeback to powerlifting – a sport she had given up a decade ago post her marriage and a Caesarean delivery. Her only goal then was to compete at the Asian level. A few days ago, she accomplished that feat at the Asian Powerlifting Championships in Kazakhstan and won a gold medal for the country while doing so. However, the road to the medal was never easy. In 2017, when she made her return, the Kaloor-based athlete won the district and state powerlifting championships and got selected to compete in the national level. “I knew if I finished in the top three, I would earn a spot in the national team at the Asian championships. But I fell short and was fifth,” she says. While most at her age would probably give up, Libas decided to up her game. “I realised that the training I did so far wasn’t enough to get me to the Asian championships, and so I hired a coach named Krishnakumar and … [Read more...] about ‘I looked at the Indian flag before summoning all my strength to win the gold’
The nine-day-long auspicious festival of Navratri commenced on Wednesday. The nine days dedicated to the nine different forms of Durga or feminine power is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. Maa Durga is worshipped in nine forms and each day is dedicated to one of her avatars. Out of the four Navratris, the Chaitra and the Sharadiya are the most popular. The others are Aashada and Magha Gupta Navratri. Durga, who represents the feminine form, is worshipped during Navratri - Nav meaning nine and Ratri meaning nights. Dressed in white, Maa Brahmacharini is the unmarried form of Sati, King Daksha’s daughter, who was later married to Lord Shiva. She is depicted holding a Japa Mala in the right hand and a Kamandala in the left hand. Since she is governed by Mangal, the controller of all fortunes, her devotees worship her on the second day of Navaratri to seek her blessings for peace and virtue and prosperity. You can chant this Mantra to pay ode to … [Read more...] about Navratri 2018: Day 2 – Worship Maa Brahmacharini for peace and virtue!
Video PlayerClose Timo Werner (up) of Leipzig celebrates his scoring during a German Bundesliga match between 1.FC Union Berlin and RB Leipzig in Berlin, capital of Germany, on Aug. 18, 2019. Leipzig won 4-0. (Photo by Kevin Voigt/Xinhua) BERLIN, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- RB Leipzig made a perfect start to the new Bundesliga season after easing past newly-promoted Union Berlin 4-0 on Sunday. Relentless Leipzig showed Berlin no mercy, with Marcel Halstenberg, Marcel Sabizter, Timo Werner and Christopher Nkunku getting the goals. Despite the result, Berlin started the match brightly, with Robert Andrich missing the target from a promising position before testing Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi moments later. Leipzig clinically punished Berlin's wastefulness as Sabizter assisted Halstenberg, who had time and space inside the box to curl an opener into the corner with 16 minutes played. The visitors thought they had doubled their lead in the 23rd minute, but the video referee disallowed … [Read more...] about Leipzig’s 4-0 win spoils Union Berlin’s Bundesliga debut
Video PlayerClose By Oliver Trust BERLIN, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The picturesque countryside of Seefeld in the Austrian alps seems the ideal place for Julian Nagelsmann to start a new chapter in his coaching life. Here in the state of Tyrol, hundreds of miles south the clubs' Homebase in Eastern Germany, exaggerated expectations seem far away while the mountains clean air and an alpine landscape create a relaxed mood. But one could be mistaken to only consider the surroundings in RB Leipzig's pre-season training camp. For Nagelsmann, a vital era has begun. Any kind of distraction might disturb his challenging work the RB Leipzig coach is convinced. The first weeks are of great importance the 31-year-old says. "We might only make little steps, but we inevitably must do them," Nagelsmann commented. To teach a football team a new style, to increase the pressure and to set enhanced goals seems as complex as to introduce a new season program for a ballet ensemble or an Orchestra. For many, … [Read more...] about Feature: Nagelsmann with Leipzig in the footsteps of Guardiola and Klopp