Daily Archives: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

IOC suspends IOA over govt interference

New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for India, the International Olympic Committee suspended the Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday because of government interference in its election process, a development which puts a bar on the country’s Olympic participation. The decision to disaffiliate India was taken on the first day of the IOC’s Executive Board meeting, an international news agency reported from Lausanne, Switzerland, quoting [Full Article...]

We should stick to playing on turners, says Dhoni

Kolkata: Despite facing criticism from all quarters for openly asking for rank turners, India skipper MS Dhoni remained adamant about his demand for designer tracks on Tuesday. “When it comes to the subcontinent, it’s about the spinners who play a crucial role. Whatever the result maybe we should stick to those kind of wickets which is our speciality,” Dhoni said while addressing the media [Full Article...]

Added responsibility may have helped my batting: Cook

Kolkata: England captain Alastair Cook, who took over the reins from Andrew Strauss before the India series, said, on Tuesday, that the added responsibility has brought the best out of him. “Maybe the added responsibility makes you more accountable to the side. That may have helped my batting…I really don’t know if it happened that way but it’s nice. “As a captain you always [Full Article...]

Arsenal have problems but I can fix them, says Wenger

LONDON: Languishing mid-table, outplayed by teams he would fully expect to beat and with fans loudly questioning his judgement, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger concedes his side have problems but is adamant he can fix them. Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat in the Premier League by Swansea City was bad enough for some fans, but the more alarming issue was the Welsh side’s ability to dominate [Full Article...]

Whither the alloted Power Projects in Meghalaya?

Editor, It has been five long years since Dr. Mukul Sangma had handed over in 2007 several hydro electric projects to various private companies just before the Assembly Elections of 2008. We the protagonists of the anti-MSEB lobby had welcomed the move since we felt that it was inept in handling projects and expected that these companies would take just a few years to [Full Article...]

Good beginning

India and Nepal have agreed to jointly pull down suspicious structures in the no man’s land along the border shared by the two countries. The structures are storehouse-size buildings and have come up recently to store arms and ammunition. Commanders of the border forces of the two countries—Sashastra Seema Dal of Nepal and the Armed Police Force of Nepal met for the first time [Full Article...]

Everybody’s some body’s fool

By Toki Blah   I wonder if there are people out there who still remember Connie Francis. She was an American crooner of the late fifties and sixties and some of her hit songs, played frequently on the Binaca Hit Parade (remember how we glued our ears to a squawking wireless reception from Radio Ceylon) were, ‘Who’s sorry now’ and ‘Everybody’s some body’s fool’. [Full Article...]

Marriage or miscarriage of governance?

By Poonam I Kaushish   Politics is the bedrock of rivalry wherein each Party tries its damnedest to get the better of the opponent. This adage rang true last week between the Congress and BJP and their respective allies over Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-retail trade. All busy playing who-will-blink-first game, no matter that it paralyzed Parliament’s winter session for four days. Big [Full Article...]