Daily Archives: Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Wahingdoh lift First Div title

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Wahingdoh SC defeated Lumdiengjri SC by 1 wicket in a nail-biting finish to the final match of the First Division Shillong Cricket League 2012 organised by the Shillong Cricket Association at Polo on Wednesday. Lumdiengjri SC won the toss and elected to bat first. They put up a competitive score of 169 for 9 in 35 overs. The highlight of [Full Article...]

India overcome jitters to beat Lanka

Perth: Virat Kohli struck a match-winning 77 as India finally tasted their first ODI win overseas in seven months, beating Sri Lanka by four wickets in the second game of the tri-series at the WACA Ground here on Wednesday. Riding on Kohli’s brilliant knock and Sachin Tendulkar’s 48, India achieved the target of 234 in 46.4 overs in what was the first clash between [Full Article...]

Relieved Dhoni savours win

Perth: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday heaved a sigh of relief after the World Champions won their first One-day International since June last year. Asked about India finally winning an ODI overseas, Dhoni said: “To be honest, there is so much cricket being played these days, I have lost a track of where we played before the England tour. Having said that, [Full Article...]

State trying to increase deficit food production: RC Laloo

Meghalaya Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Dr R C Laloo (2nd from left) at the conference of the state agriculture and food ministers in New Delhi on Wednesday. From Our Correspondent  NEW DELHI: Dr R C Laloo, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies on Wednesday said that the hill state with its limited agricultural area is trying its best to increase its deficit food production and storage capacity as well to feed its ever increasing population. Addressing the conference of the state agriculture and food ministers here, Dr Laloo said that though [Full Article...]

ONGC to increase gas production in Tripura

From Our Correspondent  AGARTALA: The state-owned oil giant ONGC is all set to substantially increase natural gas production in Tripura. Of the total 11 gas fields in the state, as of now only four are operational for supplying natural gas to different power plants since the demand is less. However, the demand for natural gas will escalate once Palatana Mega power plant and 104 [Full Article...]

Centre, state govts cannot appoint more than posts advertised: SC

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court has held that the Centre and the state governments cannot make more appointments than the number of posts advertised. A bench comprising Justices Altamas Kabir and S S Nijjar while dismissing petitions challenging a Gauhati High Court order noted,”If requisition and advertisement are for a certain number of posts only, the government cannot make more appointments than the number of [Full Article...]

BNFC for greater ties among Bodos at home and abroad

KAJALGAON (ASSAM): The Bodo National Festival Committee (BNFC) delegates from across the country on Wednesday adopted resolution for greater ties among the Bodo groups in India and abroad. As per the resolutions adopted at the fourth BNFC here, a dictionary would be compiled soon for Bodo linguistic groups and Bodo students from Mizoram, Nepal and Bangladseh would be sponsored for higher studies in Bodoland [Full Article...]

Interim bail for Garlosa, Hojai extended

GUWAHATI: Gauhati High Court on Wednesday extended by two months the conditional interim bail of militant DHD-J (Black Widow) chairman Jewel Garlosa and its ‘commander-in-chief’ Niranjan Hojai in connection with two National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases. A divisional bench of the Court comprising Chief Justice A K Goal and Justice U B Saha extended the conditional interim bail upto April 9 on the NIA [Full Article...]