Daily Archives: Sunday, March 18th, 2012

We are coming to power in 2013, Purno declares

NCP leaders pose with party candidates for the 2013 Assembly elections, in the city on Saturday. (ST) NCP kick-starts 2013 Assembly poll campaign By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: “We are coming to power in 2013 and NCP will form a stable government in the State which would last five years,” senior NCP leader and Tura legislator Purno A Sangma declared on Saturday, in what was apparently a kick-start to the party’s campaign for the 2013 Assembly polls in Meghalaya. The party also [Full Article...]

‘UPA Govt will last full term’

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Senior NCP leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker, Purno Agitok Sangma, has asserted that there is no threat to the UPA Government following the recent events which have rocked the national politics. “I don’t think there is any chance of the UPA Government collapsing since MPs are not in favour of mid-term polls,” Sangma said on Saturday. The NCP leader’s [Full Article...]

Land owners opposed to road construction

VIP road from Mawlai to Umroi hits roadblock By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The ongoing construction of the proposed 30 km VIP road from Mawlai Mawroh to Shillong Airport at Umroi has been hit by a major roadblock as land owners have decided not to part with their land in the face of inadequate monetary compensation. At a public hearing held at Mawlai Mawtawar here [Full Article...]

Can Modi lead India, asks Time magazine

Washington: Controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi features on the cover of Time magazine which wonders if he can ever become the prime minister despite his development work in his home state. “Modi means business but can he lead India,” asks the cover story in the Asia edition of the March 26 issue of the US magazine describing him as a “controversial, ambitious and [Full Article...]

Court order on encroachment by Cantonment Board members

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The Shillong Bench of the Gauhati High Court has directed the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills to nominate one additional District Magistrate within thirty days as member of the Shillong Cantonment Board to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of encroachment by two Ward members. The High Court was hearing a complaint filed by one Pawan Sharma with the [Full Article...]

NEHU student dies in mishap

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: One James Saidiwang (29), a student of NEHU, succumbed to his injuries when he fell down from his bike (ML05 H 6150) at Mawlai Mawtawar here on Saturday afternoon. Saidiwang, originally hailing from Manipur, sustained multiple injuries on his head which led to his death. According to the police, the deceased died on the way to the Shillong Civil Hospital. [Full Article...]

Pressure on India in must-win tie

MIRPUR: Stung by the upset defeat against minnows Bangladesh, India will be under immense pressure when they go into their must-win last Asia Cup league match against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday with bowling in the slog overs continuing to be a big worry. The Indians have no option but to put it across their traditional rivals to stay alive in the tournament as the [Full Article...]

NFU beat Nongthymmai SC

SHILLONG: NFU defeated Nongthymmai SC by 32 runs in a league match of the Super Division Cricket League played at the Cricket Ground, Polo on Saturday. NFU won the toss and opted to bat first putting up a competitive total of 202 for the loss of ten wickets in 37.5 overs. Raj Biswa scored a breezy 62 of 39 balls and Hari scored 39 [Full Article...]