Daily Archives: Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Short assembly session yet again!

Editor, Short Assembly sessions for no valid reason proves that our legislators are averse to real work. This time, the winter Assembly Session will last for a record-breaking three days, thanks to the Speaker who has granted this holiday bonus to our legislators! It is surprising that nobody questions these undemocratic acts in Meghalaya. The Speaker has refused to address any matter of note [Full Article...]

Court restricts action against Bagan

Kolkata: A city court restrained the AIFF from preventing Mohun Bagan from participating in the I-League on Wednesday. The city civil court, taking up an ex-parte petition by Bagan after the AIFF, earlier on Wednesday, deferred their December 15 match against Pailan Arrows, restrained AIFF from taking any decision on the issue without giving Mohun Bagan the opportunity of being heard. The matter will [Full Article...]

Dhoni finds himself at centre of controversy

New Delhi/Nagpur: Indian skipper MS Dhoni found himself at the centre of a controversy on Wednesday after the disclosure that the Cricket Board President N Srinivasan had overruled a unanimous decision of national selectors to remove him from the captaincy. All five national selectors had decided to sack Dhoni in January this year, but BCCI President Srinivasan had intervened and disapproved the decision, according [Full Article...]

SLFC’s Sawyan to be new AIFF VP

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will be effecting a major reshuffle in its upcoming Anual General Meeting (AGM), which will see induction of three new vice-presidents as well as members from the five zones. While Dempo Sports Club’s owner Srinivas Dempo will be elected vice-president from the west zone, Congress MP Subhash Chopra will be the representative from the [Full Article...]

Wenger not embarrassed by defeat to lowly Bradford in League Cup

LONDON: Arsenal’s quarterfinal League Cup exit at the hands of minnows Bradford City left manager Arsene Wenger questioning the power of his strike force but the Frenchman refused to label the defeat as an embarrassment. Despite playing almost an hour with five attackers, Arsenal failed to break down the League Two club who went on to claim Tuesday’s match 3-2 on penalties after a [Full Article...]

Ecclestone expects 19 Grands Prix in 2013

LONDON: Formula 1 looks likely to have 19 races next year despite organisers tweaking the calendar to create space for a 20th round in Europe, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Wednesday. Speaking to an Austrian newspaper, the 82-year-old Ecclestone poured cold water on suggestions that Austria’s grand prix could be reinstated after a 10-year absence to take the vacant July 21 slot. “Really? [Full Article...]

Shillong bypass to miss CM’s Christmas deadline

An incomplete portion of the Shillong Bypass on Wednesday. (ST) By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The much-awaited Shillong Bypass project will be delayed till next year despite Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s announcement that the same would be inaugurated by mid-December and serve as ‘a Christmas gift to the people of the State’. A group of journalists who visited the site on Wednesday found that large portions of the road project in the East Khasi [Full Article...]

Land owners stage protest for compensation

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: As many as 60 land owners including farmers staged a protest on Wednesday near Mawryngkneng demanding compensation for the land used for constructing the Shillong By pass. The villagers from Diengpasoh, Thangshalai and Mawryngkneng together with KSU also stopped the construction work in the area between Mawryngkneng and Diengpasoh. The villagers said unless the compensation is paid, they would not [Full Article...]