Daily Archives: Friday, December 7th, 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 article titled, ‘Meghalaya’s Landless Population: Who cares?’ is definitely a welcome gesture. The Editor narrated some facts behind such aberrations vis-à-vis the indigenous population of [Full Article...]

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 inflow of global money and innovation in retail would help the economy, introducing efficiency combined with consolidation and benefiting consumers and farmers. [Full Article...]

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, has been of special interest to me as a journalist. Some politicians like the Community and Rural Development Minister, Saleng [Full Article...]

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 Singh government won the battle by a margin of 35 votes in Lok Sabha. With the BSP and SP not voting in the 545- seat Lok Sabha, the [Full Article...]

Cook’s third consecutive ton puts visitors in charge

Kolkata: Skipper Alastair Cook created history by cracking his 23rd Test century, the most by an Englishman and his third in the series, as England took complete control of the third Test against a listless India here on Thursday. Cook remained unbeaten on a brilliant 136 to lay the platform for a mammoth first innings total as the visitors cruised to a comfortable 216 [Full Article...]

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 newly-promoted Wahingdoh SC, who were champions of last season’s First division.

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 55-60kg category kata and took a bronze in the kumite, while Singh claimed bronze in the 50-55kg category kata. Goju ryu karate is one of [Full Article...]

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. A 6-1 rout of Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge handed beleaguered interim manager Rafael Benitez some respite but it came with the unwanted distinction of becoming the first Champions League holders to [Full Article...]