Daily Archives: Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Jaago Garos !

Editor, It does not mean that we, the A’chik (Garo) are sleeping but to go ahead we need much more criticism so that the lacunae can be corrected. Four A’chik brothers have been killed within a span of one week (first three in Songsak area and the other in Zikzak area) by our own, so called Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) saying that they [Full Article...]

Garo Hills challenge

This is not the first time that Garo Hills is plunged into darkness. The reasons given are aplenty. On Christmas eve electricity failed the people of Garo Hills. Yet, except for a solitary letter to the editor there was not much protest. People seem to accept the failure of the delivery system as part of their karma. Electricity failure is a common occurrence in [Full Article...]

Border neglect: Meghalaya’s Policy

By Barnes L Mawrie   It would not be cynical at all to say that Meghalaya lives only in the urban areas. Development in Meghalaya is almost exclusively restricted to a few urban areas like Shillong and Tura (may be the former enjoys the lion’s share of development). Kudos to the government for making the lives of Shillongites more comfortable through many developmental schemes [Full Article...]

Official policies lack focus

Grim story of orphans in India By Rashmi Saksena   As India showcased its progress and military might during this year’s Republic Day parade at Rajpath, just a few kms away in the Walled City, on display was the country’s shame. An 11 year old orphan girl lay dead in one of its dank uncounted orphanages. The orphanage records stated death due to natural [Full Article...]

State karateka team emerged champions winning 32 medals

State karateka team emerged champions winning 32 medals   The state karate contingent pose after their return from the recently concluded XXIX JKAI National Training Camps and Karate Championship in Kolkata. The state karateka team emerged overall champions winning 32 medals (17 Gold, 8 Silver and 8 Bronze). Young karatekas Wanretngen Malngiang, Gerard A Nongkhlaw, Richiestar Kharkongor & Isadora Lyngdoh were adjudged promising players of the tournament.  

Wahingdoh, Ar-Hima make winning starts

I-League 2nd Division   By Our Reporter SHILLONG: In a good day for city football clubs, both Ar-Hima FC and Royal Wahingdoh FC won their inaugural matches in the preliminary round of the 2nd Division I-League which kicked off on Wednesday. Ar-Hima defeated Aizawl XI 3-1 at Silchar while Wahingdoh beat hosts Samaleshwari 2-0 at Cuttack, Odisha. Ar-Hima’s Nigerian striker Babatunde Badmus scored on [Full Article...]

It’s full points to the Reds

Lajong beat HAL Bangalore 1-0; Sporting rally to beat Pune 4-2   By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Eugeneson Lyngdoh struck in the 39th minute to secure a much needed win for Lajong in a Round 18 I-League match against HAL at the Bangalore Football Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday. This is Lajong’s first win from six matches and takes the team to 21 points from [Full Article...]

No rift in the team, says coach Reddy

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Commenting on the recent controversy that erupted after the drawn match against Pune FC here, Shillong Lajong FC coach Pradhyum Reddy said that there was no rift in the team following the incident. “Such things do happen in a team and its unwise to flare up such issues,” he said. Reddy declined to comment on Ibor Khongjee’s recent statement in [Full Article...]