Daily Archives: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

IFA Shield tourney kicks off today

IFA Shield tourney  kicks off today By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Shillong Lajong FC and Ar-Hima would be among the 12 teams who would feature in the 116th IFA Shield football tournament which would kick off at Kolkata on Saturday. Apart from the two teams from Shillong, the other teams taking part in the tournament are East Bengal, Bhawanipore SC, Pune FC, Paillan Arrows, Mumbai FC, Aryan Club, Prayag United, Chirag [Full Article...]

Sports meet conducted by St’John Bosco Rambrai

Sports meet conducted by St’John Bosco Rambrai Shillong: Chief Guest Jova Marak (2R), Asst Professor of NEHU Tura Campus, hands over the the winner’s trophy during the sports meet conducted by St’John Bosco Rambrai  in Mawroh Rambrai, West Khasi Hills on Friday. (ST)

Forest, MLP register wins

SHILLONG: Forest defeated Sales XI by 72 runs while MLP defeated MeECL by 21 runs in the Inter Office cum Corporate T20 Cricket Tournament at Cricket Ground, Polo.In the first match, Forest scored a competitive 161/3 in 20 overs after they chose to bat first on winning the toss. Ebormi with a quickfire 91* of 59 balls was instrumental in taking his side to [Full Article...]

Anirban Lahiri earns British Open debut

BANGKOK: Anirban Lahiri of India earned his Major debut at British Open after shooting a final round five-under-par 67 at the International Final Qualifying on Friday. Lahiri, winner of the SAIL-SBI Open in India last week, led the trio of Prayad Marksaeng, who shot the best round of 64, Kodai Ichihara of Japan and Mardan Mamat of Singapore, who sealed the fourth and final [Full Article...]

Iran parl vote seen bolstering Khamenei

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows his identification document after casting his ballot. (PTI) TEHRAN: Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s power over rival hardliners led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iranian leaders were looking for a high turnout to ease an acute crisis of legitimacy caused by Ahmadinejad’s re-election in 2009 when widespread accusations of fraud plunged the Islamic Republic into the worst unrest of its 33-year history. [Full Article...]

Hindu girl conversion spark protest in Pak

Lahore: A 19-year-old Hindu girl’s abduction and her “forced” conversion to Islam in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province triggered a protest by members of various minority communities in front of the Lahore Press Club. Dozens of members of minority communities joined the protest yesterday to demand action by authorities in the case of Rinkle Kumari, who they alleged was kidnapped by the son of a [Full Article...]

Pakistan elects senators

Islamabad: The polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, was held in Pakistan Friday. The voting took place in the four provincial assemblies – Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan – with each choosing 12 senators. All provinces reserve two seats for women, two for technocrats and one for minorities, Geo News reported. Four senators for [Full Article...]

UN chief concerned over Maldives tensions

United Nations: UN leader Ban Ki-moon today called for political dialogue in the Maldives to overcome new tensions in the Indian Ocean state where the former president says he was ousted in a coup. “The secretary general expresses his concern about the continued political tensions in the Maldives, which were manifested today in actions that impeded the opening of the Maldives’ parliament,” said UN [Full Article...]