Monthly Archives: December 2012

Let’s reclaim the night from goons and rapists

Editor, Along with the 23 year old medical student, who was beaten and gang- raped in Delhi on December 16, 2012, there are hundreds of other young girls and women who have been brutally gang raped and murdered in many parts of the country. My thoughts and prayers are with those rape victims and especially the bereaved families. A beautiful life cut short by [Full Article...]

Indians must change their mindsets

Since the December 16 rape case and its aftermath national television channels have been debating about what is wrong with the laws, the law enforcers and the justice delivery system. Clichéd statements about the policing system in India being hugely defective, and the Indian Police Act redundant are repeated ad nauseum. Police are still busy guarding the lives of VIPs and their families. They [Full Article...]

Year end hotch-potch

By HH Mohrmen Today is the last day of the year. Everybody is busy making the best use of the last few hours of the year. Some of us are busy preparing for the New Year eve celebration which will happen at the strike of midnight, while some would try to finish few uncompleted tasks. Many of us would not even have the time [Full Article...]

Good governance the key

Gujarat Verdict By Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva (Retd) Gujarat election results demonstrate that the voter is indeed changing. Today, growth matters to the people far more than politics based on caste, creed and communities. While critics and enemies can challenge Narendra Modi’s claim to mega development in the State by questioning and calling it “phoney”, the reality is that the aam aadmi responded enthusiastically [Full Article...]

Dhoni’s heroics in vain as Pak win by 6 wickets

Chennai: Indian captain MS Dhoni’s heroic unbeaten century under pressure went in vain as archrivals Pakistan held their nerve to clinch the first ODI with a comfortable six-wicket victory in a low-scoring contest here on Sunday. India posted 227 for six after recovering from a precarious 29 for five at one stage, but that turned out to be insufficient for the Pakistanis, who rode [Full Article...]

Laban SC lift Ardhendu Memorial trophy

SHILLONG: The 2nd Ardhendu Chaudhuri Memorial day and night tennis ball cricket tournament concluded on Sunday with Laban SC lifting the trophy. Zap X won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 40-7 in 12 overs. In reply, Laban chased down the total in a nailbiting finish with five balls to spare losing five wickets. The winners took home a Rs 10,000 prize, while [Full Article...]

U-14 football tourney

SHILLONG: In view of the Christmas and New Year festivals, the last date for clubs to pay their entry fees and register players and pay registration fees for the U-14 Football Tournament of the Shillong Sports Association has been extended until January 5, 4:00pm. Clubs who fail to comply with the revised deadline will not be admitted to the tournament. The screening of players [Full Article...]

All-round Joshi leads Lawmali to win

SHILLONG: Lawmali SCC defeated United XI CC by a convincing margin of eight wickets to qualify for the Super Round Robin League of the Super Division Shillong Cricket League, organised by the Shillong Cricket Association at Polo Grounds. United XI won the toss and elected to bat first, but they were only able to make 125 all out in 37.1 overs. Steven Lyngdoh scored [Full Article...]