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June 2012

Wanted a rational society

Editor, We all know that without education, society will be worse off. It is through education that we start to 'think' and be lesser led by mere emotions and hearsay. But a large section of society still remains in the dark when it comes…

Maoists and mining

Maoists have lost some of their striking power but not their sting altogether. The latest attack on the police and railway property in Jharkhand throws a new complexion on the scenario. A twenty four hour bandh had been called by the…

Crucial issues remain unanswered

Pranab Right Choice But… By Poonam I Kaushish Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which try to distract attention from real issues. This adage rings true looking at the political shenanigans in the on-going…

Corridor of Fantasy

Ananya S Guha There was a long corridor in School. During the incessant rainy season, with the monsoons belching fury over the hills of Shillong we remained closetted in it, chasing our wildlife drems in mackintoshes and gum boots. All…

Pesticides kill

Safe Food Drive By Syed Ali Mujtaba The visuals on TV are shocking. Of pesticide-laden vegetables and fruits, making the aam aadmi wonder what he can eat safely. Towards that end and spurred by the negative impacts of chemical pesticides…

Balotelli double downs Germany

Warsaw: Striker Mario Balotelli struck twice to seal Italy's 2-1 semi-final win over Germany to leave the Germans' Euro 2012 ambitions in tatters while the Azzurri march on to the final. The 21-year-old Manchester City star broke German…

Super Mario salvages Euro’s sorry strikers

Kiev (Ukraine): He put Italy in the European Championship final. He shamed the morons who have been making monkey noises at him because he is black. And he salvaged the honor of Europe's strikers, by making sure these Euros didn't set a new…

Nangkiew stun Langsning

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Nangkiew Irat SC produced an incredible performance to pull off a victory against Langsning SC after trailing by a goal at half time during a league match of the SPL at the JN Stadium here on Friday. Favourites…

Nadal stunned, out of Wimbledon

LONDON: Launching outrageous winners left, right and centre, obscure Czech Lukas Rosol rocked Wimbledon's Centre Court to its foundations on Thursday by winning a final-set shootout after dusk against twice former champion Rafael Nadal.…