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February 3, 2012

Facile arguments

Editor, Apropos the news item: "JNF for Halting Survey of Census 2011" (ST Jan 31 2012), it may be clarified that the Khasi, Jaintia, Synteng, Pnar, Bhoi, War and Lyngngam (U Paid Khasi baiar) have been considered as one and the same…

NSCN (IM) in Manipur

Shortly after the Assembly elections in Manipur, Home Minister P Chidambaram has slammed the NSCN (IM) for indulging in violence in that state. He has accused the rebels of taking to kidnapping and other unlawful activities despite the…

Elections and sunny commerce

By Indranil Banerjea   General elections in a multi-religious, multi-caste, multi-party democracy like India with deep rooted social and economic inequity is akin to a war. The atmosphere is like that of a battle ground wherein political…

DGP warns GNLA sympathizers

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) N Ramachandran has warned people against rubbing elbows with GNLA militants in the wake of the Garo Hills based rogue group being declared a terrorist outfit by the…

Museum to miss March deadline

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Captain Williamnson Sangma Museum situated on the premises of the State Central Library is all set to miss its completion deadline. According to officials, the project will miss the tentative target of March…

Ban on poultry, poultry products lifted

From Our Correspondent TURA: The Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills has in a notification informed that the prohibitory order banning the sale and transport of poultry and poultry products in view of the outbreak of avian flu in East Garo…

Agatha presides over AARDO session in Egypt

Our Spl Correspondent New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Agatha Sangma, presided over the prestigious 17th General Session of the Afro-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) which concluded in the troubled…