Daily Archives: Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Misusing Toshan Sing Nongbet

Editor, Through your esteemed daily I would like to apprise the public that a person who has individually brought a lot of honour and respect to the State of Meghalaya has simply been misused and embarrassed by the State Election Department. On December 3 last, an advertisement published on the last page of almost all the local dailies had the picture of Toshan Sing [Full Article...]

VIP menace

Elections are at hand and VIPs in Meghalaya have started coming off their high horses to visit the humble voter. After the elections they will storm past everyone with their blaring sirens even when a traffic jam is evident. Recently, senior Supreme Court lawyer Harish Salve, petitioned the apex court about the inconvenience caused to the public due to unprecedented security drills even for [Full Article...]

Garo Hills deteriorating – Who will set it right?

By Albert Thyrniang   HH Mohrmen’s article, “Battle of guns and ballots in Garo Hills” (ST, 3rd December, 2012) sums up the situation in Garo Hills. I must say, however, that the following write-up is independent of the above mentioned article as it was just before I could send mine by e-mail that the 4th December edition came to my hand. But yes the [Full Article...]

Two Cheers!

By Ananya S Guha   I can understand the late Bal Thackeray having a large following in Mumbai and the rest of the country including of course political parties like the BJP. I can also understand his unstinted support for a country based on a premise of religious ideology. Many believe in it. I or many others may not support it, but it is [Full Article...]

Man City, Arsenal suffer Champions League blues

Paris: English champions Manchester City and rivals Arsenal both slumped to defeats in their final Champions League group matches leaving City without even the consolation of a Europa League spot and the Gunners failing to top their group and facing a tough Last 16 draw. City bowed out with a passionless performance in a 1-0 defeat away to a largely second string Borussia Dortmund [Full Article...]

European exit can be a boost: Mancini

LONDON: Manchester City’s dismal exit from European competition is not an embarrassment and could boost the big-spending club’s defence of the EPL title, according to manager Roberto Mancini. City’s three points from six games is the worst performance by an English club in the Champions League and they finished bottom of Group D and failed to qualify for the Europa League as well, but [Full Article...]

Kaka laughs off Galaxy rumours

LONDON: Kaka has reiterated his desire to stay at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future, and has insisted that there is no truth in the rumours linking him with LA Galaxy. “There’s nothing going on with LA Galaxy or the MLS at the moment. We’ll see what Real Madrid have in mind,” Kaka was quoted as saying. He added, “I have always said I [Full Article...]

England on top despite Sachin fifty

Kolkata: Sachin Tendulkar marked his return to form with a patient 76 but England claimed the honours on the opening day by reducing a jittery India to 273 for seven in the first innings of the third Test here on Wednesday. Tendulkar played a composed innings under pressure facing 155 balls and hitting 13 boundaries in the process. His partnership of 79 for the [Full Article...]