Meghalaya

Bluebell takes oath as fifth woman member of Assembly

Regional

NDFB(S) arms, ammo seized in Assam

Guwahati: Based on specific intelligence, Army and Assam police in a joint operation recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from Shantipara in Chirang district of Assam on Thursday. A defence source informed the recovery included one 9mm Uzi Sub Machine Pistol with Silencer, 60 rounds of 9mm ammunition, two radio sets , few [Full Article...]

National

Hema Malini’s driver arrested; actress undergoes surgery

Jaipur: Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini’s driver was on Friday arrested on charges of causing death by negligence after her Mercedes collided with another car, killing a four-year-old girl and injuring the actress along with four others on Thursday night. The 66-year-old actress underwent a surgery for her wounds at Fortis hospital here [Full Article...]

International

Potpourri

Forget comic favourite Spiderman, spiders are real superheroes London: When it comes to special super powers, the comic hero Spiderman has a rival — the spider. New research in Britain shows the common spider can travel vast distances across water like a ship. They even use their legs as sails and their silk as [Full Article...]

Sports

Japan beat Eng 2-1, to face USA in final

Edmonton: A late own-goal by England defender Laura Bassett put defending champions Japan into the final of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 win. Japan next play the two-time winners United States in the final at Vancouver next Sunday after the Americans beat Germany 2-0 in a Tuesday semi-final at Montreal. Japan and [Full Article...]

Editorial

Ugly saga of IPL cricket

  The limited-overs Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket invented by Lalit Modi the globetrotting wheeler-dealer, has come to haunt many a politician. Earlier it was Shashi Tharoor who lost his job as minister when the irregularities in the Kochi IPL Cricket team were exposed. Tharoor’s wife, late Sunanda Pushkar became the target of Modi’s ire after his own dirty dealings were unearthed. This time it is the BJP that is at the receiving end with two of its important functionaries, one a minister in the central government, the other [Full Article...]