Daily Archives: Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Samples test negative

No strain of bird flu virus found in blood of dead pigeons   By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Animal Husbandry and Veterinary director Dr L Lyngwa has informed that the blood samples of dead pigeons from Keating Road which were sent to the Regional Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (RR&DL), Guwahati for testing for bird flu virus were found to be negative. As per report from [Full Article...]

Women-only taxis a failed attempt, says target group

‘Males also board women-only taxis’   By Our Reporter Shillong: The much-hyped women-only taxis launched by the State Government with much fanfare last year has turned a damp squib, as the project failed to attract women drivers, prompting the administration to hand over the permits to male drivers, who are now being accused of not adhering to the rules. The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) [Full Article...]

Final hearing on Ismail Marak’s on Wednesday

Case related to undisclosed ownership of petrol pump   By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The final hearing of the case against Williamnagar independent legislator Ismail R Marak in connection with the allegation that he concealed the fact about owning a petrol pump will be held in Gauhati High Court, Guwahati this Wednesday. Informing this here on Saturday, Ismail Marak’s lawyer Sujit Dey said that the [Full Article...]

Lajong hold sway over fancied East Bengal

Local fans root for the home team  during their Round 20 I-League match at the JN Stadium in the city on Saturday.(ST) By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Shillong Lajong FC (SLFC) displayed some magic football as they came from behind to record a major upset defeating title contenders East Bengal 2-1 in a crucial Round 20 match of the I-League 2011-12 season at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Polo on Saturday. The match got off to an electrifying start as the visitors went aggressively right from the word [Full Article...]

Bagan win as Churchill held

Kolkata: Odafa Okolie proved the savior yet again for Mohun Bagan as they registered a 2-1 victory over Mumbai FC in the 20th round of I-League football at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday while title aspirant Churchill Brothers managed a 1-1 draw against bottom placed HAL, Bangalore, in the 20th round I-league football match at Nehru stadium in Fatorda. For Mumbai FC, [Full Article...]

Clarke aims to keep hold over India

ADELAIDE: The triangular series roadshow rolls into Adelaide on Sunday, when Australia and India meet for the second time. Already Australia have jumped clear on top of the table thanks to victories in their first two games, while India are on the board having beaten Sri Lanka in Perth. Not that either team was that convincing against Sri Lanka at the WACA; Australia’s batsmen [Full Article...]

Cabinet expansion in Tripura on the card

From Our Correspondent AGARTALA: Sahid Chowdhury, who was forced to quit from the Left Front cabinet following his alleged relation with Mamun Miah, a hardcore HUJI activist, is all set to be re-inducted in the council of ministers. Though there is no official communiqué from the government side for possibility of the cabinet, sources claimed, Chowdhury a powerful leader of state’s minority community is [Full Article...]

Naga bodies advocate enforcing Inner Line Permits in Dimapur

KOHIMA: Stung by the gangrape of a Naga woman by five suspected migrants, a meeting of citizens at Dimapur has come up with a set of resolutions to press for demand of enforcemnent of inner line permits (ILP) in and around the commercial hub to check the problem of influx. Four migrant labourers were arrested in connection with the rape of the 23-year old [Full Article...]