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December 15, 2012

Christmas and parking problems

Editor, May I request the Shillong Traffic Police through your esteemed daily to kindly relax parking restrictions in Laitumkhrah at least during the Christmas season? The road from Laitumkhrah Taxi Stand to Beat House is wide enough for…

Conspiracy of the elected

The Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly has on several occasions defended the short sessions because of poor attendance. This last session of the five year assembly term was already a truncated one. Yet on the last but one day the…

Wal-Mart invested before clearance

By Nantoo Banerjee   After Wal-Mart’s admission that it spent money on lobbyists to enter the estimated half-a-trillion-dollar-plus Indian retail market, the questions deeply troubling the minds of the common man in India are: how much of…

Doomsday predictions

By VK Lyngdoh   The news “Doomsday rumours trigger panic in China” (ST 13th December 2012) made interesting read. The Shanghai Police have rightly warned on weibo.com that “the end of the world is pure rumour, do not believe it.” Here is a…

Anderson swings it England’s way

Nagpur: James Anderson struck thrice to give England the upper hand as India's batting woes continued to haunt them in the crucial fourth and final Test here on Friday. After England posted a decent 330 inn the first innings, the Indian…

Saina in semis of World Super Series

SHENZHEN (China): Saina Nehwal looks all set to cap a remarkable year on a high as the ace Indian shuttler reached the semifinals of the BWF World Super Series Finals with a fine straight-game win over Juliane Schenk of Germany on Friday.…

Govt to verify allegations

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The State Government on Friday assured the House that necessary verification on the alleged irregularities in supply of substandard nutrients to the beneficiaries of the Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP)…