Daily Archives: Friday, December 14th, 2012

Whither MeECL?

Editor, Outrageous or whatever you name it is the way the MeECL functions. Just a few days back we saw a letter to the editor in your newspaper about the continuous malfunction of the street lights along the dyke on the Umiam reservoir. Now we see photographs in your newspaper about the ill maintained children’s park of the MeECL at Umiam (ST 11Th Dec [Full Article...]

Development in Syria

Syria which has been on a slow burn for some time has now entered a new phase. The US has formally recognized a coalition of Syrian Opposition Groups as the country’s legitimate representatives. On the eve of an international conference in Marrakech, President Barack Obama said that the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary & Opposition Forces has become truly representative of the Syrian people. [Full Article...]

Time to pay income tax

By Patricia Mukhim Recently when the members of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) led by its Chairman, Naresh Chandra visited Shillong for a discussion with Government representatives of the seven North Eastern states and academicians/NGOs, he was surprised when a high ranking official of a neighbouring state proposed that the tribes should start paying income tax. The official, a tribal himself was very [Full Article...]

Ethics of The Internet

By Ananya S Guha Ethics and the Internet is an issue that is now arousing debate. I was reading an article on such dialectic in The Telegraph, Kolkata. It was an interesting article which pointed out the import of an ethic, contexualizing it in the domain of freedom of expression. But that expression cannot be libertine that is why countries are laying embargo on [Full Article...]

India let England off the hook on Day 1

Nagpur: India’s bowlers let England off the hook and allowed the visitors to recover from a difficult position as they reached 199 for five at stumps on the opening day to leave the crucial fourth and final cricket Test evenly poised here on Thursday. The home team had England in a real spot at 139 for five soon after tea but failed to seize [Full Article...]

This is the most difficult wicket I have played on, says Pietersen

Nagpur: England batsman Kevin Pietersen said, on Thursday, that the slow-paced pitch prepared for the fourth and final Test here is the toughest he has played on as far as scoring runs in concerned. “It’s toughest wicket I have played Test cricket on in terms of scoring runs. I don’t have a clue what the pitch will do later. Its playing pretty similar to [Full Article...]

Nagpur’s pitch is awful for cricket

By Ian Botham  I doubt if this sort of pitch will help India’s cause to level the series 2-2. It’s an awful cricket pitch with no pace and bounce at all. If England can get past 250 then it will be the Indian batsmen who will be under more pressure. The scorecard might not look very pretty for England at the moment but at [Full Article...]

NFU defeat Lumdiengjri

SHILLONG: In the new season of the Shillong Cricket League, NFU defeated Lumdiengjri SCC by five wickets in a league match of the Super Division Shillong Cricket League 2012 at Polo Grounds, on Thursday. Lumdiengjri SCC won the toss and elected to bat first. They put up a score of 135 all out in 30.5 overs. Herbran Rymbai scored 27 runs, while Deep Dutta [Full Article...]