Monthly Archives: May 2012

Differently-abled persons march to Secretariat

Differently-abled persons march towards the Main Secretariat on Wednesday. (ST) By Our Reporter  Shillong: Accusing the State Government of adopting an easy-going attitude towards them and not addressing their problems, persons with disabilities under the banner of Khasi Disabilities Association (KDA) hit the streets of Shillong on Wednesday and marched towards the Secretariat to voice their protest. However, police prevented them from entering the Secretariat premises following which the group assembled at the State [Full Article...]

Anti-women crime in Assam

The National Human Rights Organisation (NHRO) is exercised about the rise in crimes against women in Assam . But it said that the situation was better there on the issue of human rights violations. Data available with the NHRO show that Assam is second in the country in the category of crimes against women. Most of the cases are related to rape, kidnapping and [Full Article...]

Bleak future for MBOSE students

Editor, In the last few years students who pass their HSSLC Science examinations conducted by MBOSE are not rewarded for their hard work and lose out on the Meghalaya state quota seats. This is because students from other boards who apply through the quota get higher marks than the MBOSE students. Earlier when students from other Boards apply for seats through their marks are [Full Article...]

The shortage of leaders and its repercussions

By Phrangsngi Pyrtuh The world is passing through rough times. There is unprecedented uncertainty all around – political crisis, economic woes, social unrest. Solutions for solving these crises cannot be divorced from genuine concerns that led to the crises in the first place. Critical and strategic decisions at the global and regional level to overcome and outsmart the impending crises, has become the order [Full Article...]

How bureaucracy subverts…?

By Anirudh Prakash Officials and their political masters in India are satisfied with “wampum”, the gifting of baubles and trinkets, usually expressed verbally, as when Barack Obama made a few noises about India “deserving” UNSC status, only to forget about the matter once he left the country. So it is small wonder that defence minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony is offering wampum to General V.K. [Full Article...]

Anand checkmates Gelfand, wins fifth world title

Moscow: India’s Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand on Wednesday retained his world championship title for the fifth time beating Israel’s Boris Gelfand by 2.5 to 1.5 in tie-breaker here. Anand won game two of their four speed chess games with the other three games ending in draws to win the tie-break, which was forced after their 12-game Moscow series of regular matches ended all square. This [Full Article...]

MAA to skip natl meets to groom young talents

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Meghalaya Athletics Association (MAA) has decided not to participate in senior national athletics meet for the next few years to concentrate in grooming young talents. The MAA has taken this call after reviewing the performance of the athletes at the recently concluded State Athletics Meet held at Tura. “At present the State does not have talents to compete at any [Full Article...]

In-form Broad not keen in taking ‘rest’

EDGBASTON: Amidst talks that he may be rested for the third Test against the West Indies, England pacer Stuart Broad has said categorically that he does not want to be rested since he is in the “best nick” of his life. Both England captain Andrew Strauss and the bowling coach David Saker hinted that pace duo of Broad and James Anderson may be rested [Full Article...]