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December 7, 2012

Landless tribals in Meghalaya

Editor, Apropos the news item published in your esteemed daily (Nov 24, 2012) under the caption, 'Meghalaya has highest number of landless tribals in the country,' and subsequent reaction on the issue expressed by the Editor herself in her…

Government Wins

The Government and the Opposition debated the controversial issue of FDI in retail in the Lok Sabha for two days and with the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party staying away, the Government finally won out. The UPA explained how…

The Garo Hills Conundrum

By Patricia Mukhim   Much has been written about the situation in the Garo Hills but I would like to join issues here since militancy or its several avatars, the last of which is pure and simple goondaism which is rearing its vicious head,…

CBI haunts M&M to vote for FDI

By Indranil Banerjea   The M & M combination, though bitter political enemies in Uttar Pradesh politics rescued the beleaguered UPA government from combined opposition onslaught by abstaining during the vote on FDI, and the Manmohan…

Shillong cricket

SHILLONG: The Shillong Cricket Association has announced that the Shillong League for Super, First, Second and Under-16 divisions will commence from December 10. The opening match will be between defending champions United XI and the…

Goju Ryu Karate

SHILLONG: At the 4th Asia Intercontinental Championship, held in New Delhi on November 21-25, Krishna Chandra Rabha and K Thauna Singh, members of the Goju Ryu Karate-Do Association of Meghalaya, came away with medals. Rabha won gold in the…

Defending champs Chelsea make early exit

LONDON: Less than seven months after celebrating a first Champions League triumph to satisfy owner Roman Abramovich's thirst for continental dominance, Chelsea became European chumps on Wednesday despite a rip-roaring but irrelevant finale.…

Ponting to be honoured at Hobart

Hobart: Newly-retired Test great Ricky Ponting will receive a tribute during next week's Test match against Sri Lanka in Hobart, Cricket Tasmania said on Thursday. The former Australian skipper played his final and 168th Test match against…