Daily Archives: Friday, December 16th, 2011

Shin stunner takes Langsning past SSB

Langsning FC and SSB, Siliguri players in action in the city on Thursday By Our Reporter   SHILLONG: Korean midfielder Ho Jun Shin scored in the closing stages of the match to guide Langsning FC to a 3-2 victory over SSB, Siliguri in the quarterfinal league match of the 22nd All India Meghalaya Invitation Football Tournament played at First Division Ground, Polo here on Thursday. Shin scored a stunner in the final minutes to save the day [Full Article...]

London Olympics honour for Meghalaya

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: In a proud moment for the State, former Sports and Youth Affairs director Matsiewdor War has been selected as one of the judges for the archery event during the 2012 London Olympics which is scheduled to be held from July 27 to August 12. War who had represented the country in archery in the Asian Games has been chosen by [Full Article...]

57 Manipur militants lay down arms in Imphal

IMPHAL: In all 57 cadres of various underground outfits on Thursday laid down arms before Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh in a surrender ceremony here. The 57 cadres of UG outfits, who surrendered, belonged to UNLF, PULF (AZAD), PULF(UF), PULF(MI KHAN), KCP(MTF), PREPAK(VC), PREPAK, KCP(CITY MEITEI), KCP, KCP(TABONGIA), PREPAK(PRO), PRA, PLA6, KNLF, KYKL, UTLA and NSCN(K). Speaking at the function, the Chief Minister said [Full Article...]

First book on ULFA’s history published in Assamese

From Our Correspondant  GUWAHATI: The outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and its activities and recent split into pro-talks and anti-talks factions have been much discussed and debated issue related to contemporary Assam’s social and economic life as well as internal security scene. However, there has not been any collective compilation/documentation of events related to the ULFA and its secessionists movement which started [Full Article...]

Masterplan to streamline agri-allied dept: Sena

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry Setong Sena on Thursday asked his department officers to be more proactive and converge the technical knowhow and share it with the farmers so that they are benefited. A masterplan will be prepared to streamline the activities of agri-allied departments to benefit the farmers, he said. Inaugurating a two-day fish festival cum Kishan Mela, [Full Article...]

Mizoram rivers to generate 2,000 MW power

AIZAWL: Once all the ongoing hydro electric projects in Mizoram are completed, the state will produce at least 2,000 MW of power, a significant leap from the present capacity of generating 17.50 MW. ”Mizoram has a capacity to produce during the peak season only 17.50 MW of electricity, against the total requirement of 100 MW. Once all the ongoing projects are completed, the state [Full Article...]

Cong retains Assam’s seat in RS

GUWAHATI: Congress candidate Pankaj Bora was on Thursday declared elected to the Rajya Sabha from Assam after the nomination papers of his only opponent were found to be invalid. Mr Bora, currently the Press Adviser to the Assam Chief Minister, was nominated by the Congress as its party candidate for the seat in the Upper House that had fallen vacant after the death of [Full Article...]

British-era Sonapani project commissioned

British-era Sonapani project commissioned By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The revived Sonapani mini hydro electric project (1.54 mw capacity), a British-era project, was formally commissioned by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma here on Thursday. The heritage hydel project was first commissioned in 1922 and after supplying electricity to Shillong for more than six decades, the project was shut down in April 1982 as the machines had outrun their utility. [Full Article...]