Daily Archives: Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Special court dismisses Swamy’s plea against PC

Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy talks to the media outside Patiala House Court in New Delhi on Saturday after a hearing on his plea to prosecute New Delhi: In a huge relief for Home Minister P Chidambaram, a Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a petition by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy seeking to make him a co-accused in the 2G spectrum case. “Your prayer to summon Chidambaram as an accused is dismissed,” Special Judge O P Saini said on Swamy’s petition reading out from his much-awaited judgement. The court said [Full Article...]

Abducted MeECL engineers released

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The two MeECL engineers, kidnapped by GNLA insurgents from near Tura on January 24 last, were released on Saturday night at around 10:30 pm, sources informed. The two junior engineers — Apus Pothmi and Bonnieface Majaw — were released unconditionally and without any harm, the sources added. Police said that after the militants released the officials, they walked through the [Full Article...]

New KSU CEC to continue in the footsteps of predecessors: Khyriem

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The new-look KSU Central Executive Committee (CEC) is determined to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and take up the issues which are affecting the student community at large like exorbitant fees being charge by private institutions, besides following up on pending issues. “We are going to closely follow up on the pending issues which were pursued by our [Full Article...]

‘Prized’ LPG connection eludes Shillongites

Agencies fail to issue new LPG connection applied for in 2010   By Our Reporter SHILLONG: City residents are finding it increasingly difficult to get an LPG connection in wake of the Indian Oil Corporation’s inability to meet consumer demands. While there are many homes with more than one LPG connection, the most affected are those still using the traditional stoves. “I had applied [Full Article...]

Changing lifestyle toughens India’s cancer battle

New Delhi: It’s time you stopped saying, “It can’t happen to me”. Cancer is climbing the Indian graph due to rapid lifestyle changes, adding nearly a million new cases every year. While cancer of the breast and cervix are most common among women, men suffer from neck, throat and prostate cancer. “We have one million new cancer cases coming up every year in India. [Full Article...]

26/11 probe: Order reserved for taking cognizance of charge sheet

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Saturday reserved its order for February 18 on taking cognizance of a National Investigation Agency (NIA) charge sheet against Pakistani American David Headley and eight others for terror strikes in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attack. NIA Special Court Judge HS Sharma reserved the order for February 18 after the prosecution concluded his argument. The court while deferring [Full Article...]

Two GNLA ultras nabbed in Assam

Goalpara (ASSAM): Two GNLA insurgents were nabbed and arms recovered from them following an encounter with a joint army and police team in Assam’s Goalpara district bordering Meghalaya on Saturday. On a tip-off, the security team asked the vehicle in which the rebels were travelling with three others from Meghalaya to stop at Nissangram Laskarpara, police said. The GNLA militants, based in Meghalaya, opened [Full Article...]

Reds look to maintain momentum

East Bengal’s  Robert Lalthlamuana and Mohun Bagan striker Sunil Chhetri (R) vie for the ball during their I-League match in Kolkata on Saturday. The derby ended in a 1-1 draw. (PTI) Shillong Lajong lock horns with Pailan Arrows today SHILLONG: Fresh from their 1-0 victory over HAL, Shillong Lajong FC would look to further consolidate their position when they take on Pailan Arrows in a Round 19 I-League match in Kolkata on Sunday. Arrows who shared a point against Salgaocar SC in their last encounter will be on a high as they search for the [Full Article...]