Meghalaya

Regional

Jaya thanks Rajnikanth, Maneka for support

Chennai:  AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa has thanked Union Minister Maneka Gandhi for her “heartwarming missive” in the wake of her sentencing in a graft case and actor Rajnikanth for his “gracious sentiments” on her return to home from jail. The Union Minister of Women and Child Development had said in a letter to Jayalalithaa [Full Article...]

National

M.L. Khattar to be next Haryana CM

Chandigarh: Manohar Lal Khattar will be the next chief minister of Haryana, the BJP announced Tuesday. The former Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) ‘Pracharak’ was chosen by the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party legislators as their leader at a meeting here. “I have been chosen by the party legislators and the BJP leadership for this [Full Article...]

International

Bombings in and near Iraqi capital kill 19 people

Baghdad: Bombings in and near Baghdad killed 19 people on Tuesday, the latest in near-daily attacks targeting the Iraqi capital as the country’s Shiite-led government grapples with a rampant Sunni insurgency by the Islamic State group.  Police officials said the deadliest attack took place Tuesday afternoon when a double car bomb attack hit Habaybina [Full Article...]

Sports

Rain threat looms large over Sachin vs Dhoni ‘clash’

Chennai: The joy of dramatic win against Goa in the opeening game may as well turn into ‘despair’, as it were, for Chennaiying FC who take on Kerala Blasters in their first home game at the spruced up Jawaharlal Nehru stadium hereon Tuesday if the weather office’s prediction of rain for the next three [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Growing crimes against women

    MEGHALAYA is fighting a losing battle on crimes against women and girl children. Every single day there are reports of heinous crimes against adolescent girls, often committed by their own family members. The young girl whose beheaded body was found buried in Garo Hills recently was allegedly  done to death by the step-father who according to the mother had been sexually abusing her for a long while. This is a very serious issue plaguing many women in Meghalaya’s matrilineal society. It is a known fact that in Meghalaya marriage/co-habitation [Full Article...]