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December 3, 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Rapist sentenced

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Fast Track Court convicted one rapist, Dharmendra Singha, to 7 years of Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) and fine of Rs 10,000 for raping a minor girl in 2007. The RI will be extended by 1 month on failure to pay the…