Daily Archives: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The Dubai Conference

The World Conference on International Telecommunications held in Dubai failed to set up the framework for a UN controlled internet. It was not unexpected. A US led group of countries refused to sign a treaty granting governments more authority and thus safeguarded the internet in its present form which is a most unregulated international service. The conference had been held to update the International [Full Article...]

MUA’s last gift for the state

By HH Mohrmen   One of the most important benchmarks for judging the government is by the way it treats its environment, or what the government’s attitude towards saving the environment is. If this is the yardstick that one is to evaluate this government, then sad to mention that the MUA has failed miserably to protect and conserve the environment. In fact the government [Full Article...]

UP calls the shots again

By Insaf   Uttar Pradesh is enjoying its envious position like never before. Its warring BSP-SP leaders are revelling in the power they yield both in national politics and Parliament this winter session. However, whether by design or otherwise, their tough posturing and scramble for one-upmanship ends up in a whimper, putting a question mark on their real intent. Days after the two bailed [Full Article...]

Indigenous Knowledge: the meaningful way ahead

By Nawaz Yasin Islam   Increased efficiency, ef fectiveness and sustain ability of any development process bank on Indigenous Knowledge (IK) as a significant resource. This forms the basis for community-level decision making in areas pertaining to food security, human and animal health, education, natural resource management and other vital economic and social activities. Highlighting this aspect, and trying to amplify local voices in [Full Article...]

Addicts find renewed hope in the heart of the city

By Keshav Pariat For the average reader, the morning may bring thoughts of the work day or school day ahead, even perhaps breakfast. But how many think about when they’ll next have a drink or get a drug fix? For those who are addicted to either alcohol or drugs, getting a hit may be their first priority when they wake up. According to Meghalaya [Full Article...]

England conquer India, win series 2-1

Nagpur: England broke a 28-year-old jinx on Monday by achieving a historic Test series win on Indian soil, leaving the hosts embarrassed with a 2-1 verdict after the fourth and final match ended in a draw. The last time an English side defeated India in their own den was way back in 1984-85, under the captaincy of David Gower. The day belonged to centurions [Full Article...]

Time for Kohli to take over, says Gavaskar

Nagpur: Calls for sacking Indian skipper MS Dhoni grew louder on Monday with batting legend Sunil Gavaskar leading the chorus after India’s dismal performance during the last 18 months capped by a series loss to England. Apart from Gavaskar, several former cricketers including former chairman of selectors Kris Srikkanth, Atul Wassan and Abbas Ali Baig wanted a change in Test captaincy with Virat Kohli’s [Full Article...]

Riatsamthiah win in Shillong Cricket League

SHILLONG: Riatsamthiah SCC defeated Lumdiengjri SCC by six wickets in the Super Division Shillong Cricket League at Polo. Lumdiengjri won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 141 all out in 39.4 overs. Wallam Lyngdoh scored 22 while Washid Jaffer took 3-16 off seven overs. In reply, Riatsamthiah scored 142-4 in 29.4 overs. Rijied Marbaniang scored 44 while Marcus took 1 for 19. In [Full Article...]