Meghalaya

Salseng, Lapang extend Delhi stay

From Our Special Correspondent Cong old warhorses yet to get audience with Sonia, meet Ambika Soni NEW DELHI: Two Congress veterans Salseng Marak and DD Lapang, who did not [Full Article...]

Regional

Flood claims forest staff in Kaziranga Park, situation grim

Guwahati: All the forest camps (about 100) inside the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an abode of one-horned rhinoceros, have been submerged in flood water of the mighty Brahmaputra River that flows by while animals of the Park have scurried to the hilly areas to the south of the protected [Full Article...]

National

PMO, Rajnath deny reports on minister’s son

Will quit politics if misconduct by my family proved: Rajnath New Delhi: The government was faced with an embarrassing situation on Wednesday over reports which claimed that Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj had been ticked off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an alleged “misconduct”, prompting the Home Minister as well as the PMO to [Full Article...]

International

‘Taliban will test Afghans in 2015’

Kabul: Afghanistan’s election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country’s military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military’s success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top US commander in Afghanistan. The Taliban will test the Afghan forces next year with an [Full Article...]

Sports

Djokovic roars into Round 2

US Open: Murray, Sharapova, Venus advance New York: Novak Djokovic wasted no time in seeing off Argentinian challenger Diego Schwartzman on Monday (Tuesday in Inida) as four former US Open champions reached the second round with varying degrees of difficulty. World number one and top seed Djokovic defeated 79th-ranked Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, wrapping [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • IIT ecosystem

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) was off the track when it recently asked the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to align their courses and degrees with those of institutions within its ambit. The Committee led by Anil Kakodkar which was formed in 2010 to suggest improvements in IITs however feels that being centres of excellence, they are not within the UGC’s ambit. It is an egregious error to put all these centres of higher education within the same category. The new government is focused on jobs and skills and [Full Article...]