Daily Archives: Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Barcelona crush Athletic Bilbao

MADRID: Unbeaten leaders Barcelona pulled six points clear of chasing Atletico Madrid and set a record for the best start to a La Liga season when Lionel Messi scored twice in a 5-1 drubbing of Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. After an imperious Barca had crushed the struggling Basques, goals from Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil dashed Atletico’s hopes of a first win [Full Article...]

United’s defending is agony for Ferguson

MANCHESTER: Alex Ferguson described watching his Manchester United side’s defending in the topsy-turvy 4-3 victory over Reading on Saturday as agony. United conceded three times in the opening 23 minutes of a rollercoaster first half at the Madejski Stadium but scored four times themselves before the interval to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League. “It was agony, the worst [Full Article...]

Aussies set record chase by rampant Proteas

Perth: Australia will have to produce the greatest run chase in Test history to beat South Africa in the third Test at the WACA Ground and claim the top spot in the Test rankings. Set 632 to win after the Proteas were finally dismissed for 569 in their second innings on the back of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers centuries, Australia were 40 [Full Article...]

Anamul stars in biggest ODI win for B’desh

Khulna: Anamul Haque became the third youngest Bangladeshi to hit a hundred before the home team spun out the West Indies for their biggest one-day win of 160 runs in Khulna on Sunday. Anamul scored a dominating 120 in Bangladesh’s imposing 292-6 before spinners Abdur Razzak (3-19) and Sohag Gazi (3-21) dismissed the tourists for a low score of 132 in 31.1 overs in [Full Article...]

Battle of Guns and Ballots in the Garo Hills

By HH Mohrmen Elections to the state assembly elections is round the corner but the question that stares us in the face is whether Garo hills is ready for it? Even if the state government does not admit it, from what has been reported regularly in the media, it is obvious that law and order in certain parts of the Garo hills has failed [Full Article...]

Misbehaviour by SPTS drivers

Editor, This is to bring to public attention the arrogant and “couldn’t care less” attitude of the drivers of the Shillong Public Transport Service (SPTS) buses and vehicles. These buses pick up and drop at places convenient to them. They don’t care if as a result a traffic jam builds up. Unfortunately even the traffic police don’t dare to confront them as they are [Full Article...]

Cycle of violence in Garo Hills

Political violence is on the rise in Garo Hills. Those targeted are sitting MLAs and candidates for the 2013 Assembly elections. Suddenly the militia of Garo Hills all with amorphous ideologies have come alive and want to establish control over their home turfs. No one believes the claims of the ANVC oir GNLA that they stand for clean elections or that they are concerned [Full Article...]

Bugle for 2014 poll sounded loud and clear

By Harihar Swarup The bugle for poll 2014 has been sounded but before that government’s welfare policies, particularly UPA’s direct cash transfer (DCT) plan, will be tested in ten states going to polls in 2013. The major states are BJP-ruled Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and National Conference-governed Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, Congress-ruled Rajasthan and Delhi, elections are slated next year in four northeastern [Full Article...]