Meghalaya

When Sharif walks for speech, Modi reads a Saarc paper

Kathmandu: The frostiness of ties between India and Pakistan was visible in the Nepalese capital at the 18th Saarc Summit’s inaugural session on Wednesday. First, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz [Full Article...]

Regional

Himanta appears before CBI sleuths in Kolkata in Saradha scam case

Guwahati: Once the most powerful minister in Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government in Assam and an incumbent Congress legislator, Dr Himanta Bishwa Sarma was interrogated by the CBI officials in Kolkata for hours in connection with multi-thousands crore Saradha chit fund scam. Dr Sarma who was in the headlines few months back for quitting Tarun [Full Article...]

National

250 admit to foreign accounts

Govt will chase blackmoney offenders till the last account: FM New Delhi: Facing all round attack on its promise of quickly bringing back blackmoney stashed abroad, Government on Wednesday said it will proactively chase the offenders and promised not to rest till the last account is identified. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley disclosed in Rajya [Full Article...]

International

Malaysia plans anti-terror law amid ISIS fears

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslim-majority Malaysia will soon introduce a new anti-terrorism law to counter a potential security threat from supporters of the extremist Islamic State (ISIS) group, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday. Najib told parliament his government also would strengthen existing security-related laws as authorities express mounting concern that Malaysians who have joined [Full Article...]

Sports

Opposition to proposed residential school in East Jaintia Hills

JOWAI: Jaintia Hills- based pressure groups including Jaintia Students’ Movement (JSM), Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) East Jaintia Zone and Hynniewtrep Achik National Movement (HANM) have registered a complaint with Deputy Chief Minister in charge Education Department, R.C. Laloo, against the proposal to set up a residential school at Byndihati village in East Jaintia [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • India – China border

    Ajit Doval has been appointed India’s special representative for boundary talks with China. The post had been lying vacant for some time and Doval’s appointment shows the dynamism and innovativeness in India’s foreign policy. The fresh thinking is essential to sort out the tangled border dispute between India and China. There have been seventeen rounds of talks and all have proved fruitless. Occasional violations of the Line of Actual Control (LoAC) have taken place, especially Chinese troops sneaking into Ladakh while President Xi Jimping was in India. Both sides [Full Article...]