Daily Archives: Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Fish for thought!

Editor In the last four months we have seen floods of advertisement in local newspapers, huge-sized, attractive banners and posters on roadsides and public places inviting people to organized fishing competitions in fishery ponds. The entry fees are rising by the day and promises of attractive prizes sometimes even as high as a brand new Maruti 800 car for the winner make the proposition [Full Article...]

Repression in Manipur

There has been bitter criticism for a long time of the alleged abuse of state power in Manipur. The Supreme Court has recently made some observations on extra-judicial killings in the state. It should make the authorities in Imphal take a hard look at the way they are tackling insurgency. The Apex Court has admitted that killings sometimes occur in fake encounters. This is [Full Article...]

No one is interested in unearthing black money

By J. D. Sethi   The “clean chits” can be issued easily as long as the foreign account holders can demonstrate to the FIU that money was remitted through banking channels after paying taxes. Obfuscation perhaps is the word that best describes the raging debate on the issue of black money in India. A lot has been written, even more has been said, but [Full Article...]

UP, TN parties come to aid

UPA-II’s Relief By Insaf   Political parties of two States, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have come to the rescue of a beleaguered Parliament and the UPA-II. Sadly, however, they have exposed the double standards they can adopt with impunity. On Thursday last, the Lok Sabha was finally able to transact business after four agonising days of adjournment following the Government conceding the Opposition’s [Full Article...]

Reds take on mighty East Bengal today

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Flying high after the recent victory over Pailan Arrows, the Shillong Lajong Football Club will now face the East Bengal football club at Polo on Saturday. In the I-League 2012-13 season, Shillong Lajong FC defeated all the 3 clubs from Kolkata at home. The North Eastern outfit won 2-0 against Mohun Bagan AC, 2-1 against Prayag United and 3-1 against [Full Article...]

Ferrari accept Vettel pass was legal

Sao Paulo: Formula 1 team Ferrari on Friday accepted FIA’s explanation regarding Sebastian Vettel’s pass of Jean-Eric Vergne in the Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday, accepting the matter is now closed. Ferrari wrote to the world motorsports governing body FIA Wednesday asking for official clarification about the move despite evidence on the internet showing that a green flag was being waved, making the pass legal. [Full Article...]

Jordan King fastest in MRF Challenge qualifying

Greater Noida: England’s Jordan King took pole position for the MRF Challenge F2000 at the Buddh International Circuit here on Friday while Parth Ghorpade was the fastest Indian, qualifying in 11th place. Yuudai Jinkawa of Japan was second in the qualifying session, more than a second slower than King, ahead of the two races to be held Saturday and Sunday. Briton Tom Gladdis was [Full Article...]

Shillong Cricket Association win thriller, enter final

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: In the second Semi final Under-25 age category Inter District Cricket Tournament organized by Meghalaya Cricket Association, Shillong Cricket Association (SCA) defeated Garo Hills Cricket Association by 9 wickets. Shillong Cricket Association won the toss and elected to field first. Garo Hills were all out for 146 runs in 34.5 overs. In reply SCA reached the target 147 for loss [Full Article...]