Daily Archives: Thursday, December 20th, 2012

To Vote or Not to Vote

Editor, This seems to be the subject that every rational citizen debates within himself or herself. They want to vote but wonder if there’s any point. The pre -poll survey reveals this fact. This is not unexpected. Voters in general have lost faith in the government. Political leaders whether from regional or national parties are the same.(uno ,uno u juh suda). The day the [Full Article...]

Gang Rape in Delhi

The human beast is at large in different parts of India. Rape has become a common occurrence. The brutal gang rape of a woman in Delhi is a reminder of how unsafe the capital is for women. That goes for other cities like Kolkata. The outrage in Delhi underlies violence against women and weak enforcement of law and order. The conviction rate for sexual [Full Article...]

Northeast faces the danger of Rohingya influx

By Dawa Tshering   Ethnic violence has once again flared up in Myanmar’s Rakhine state which due to the communal overtones of the conflict could have potential security implications for Northeast India as refugees will cross the border and infiltrate into this region. Myanmar has a small Muslim population — about two million people comprising 3.8 per cent of the state’s population. A considerable [Full Article...]

Congress mired in mistaken belief for too long

Manmohan admits `outdated ideologies’ stalled reform By Amulya Ganguli   It has taken the prime minister eight years to admit that preference for “outdated ideologies” has been stalling the reforms. What Manmohan Singh left unsaid, however, is that this choice has been a regressive feature of his party’s policies ever since the reforms were introduced in 1991. Right from that period, the belief in [Full Article...]

Dhoni avoids probing questions on his captaincy

Pune: Under-fire Indian skipper MS Dhoni refused, on Wednesday, to be drawn into a debate over the split-captaincy theory as suggested by former greats after his team’s humiliating 1-2 Test series defeat against England. “Your question on my view about split captaincy is good but let’s stick to T20 format as we have a T20 game tomorrow,” was Dhoni’s curt reply when a local [Full Article...]

India are T20 favourites despite Test defeat

By Ian Botham After a hard fought Test series, it’s now time for some fun. Twenty20 cricket is always exciting and India will look forward to win this challenge. India are the favourites for the two T20 internationals that start in Pune today. Playing at home is a huge advantage and more so in this format of the game. T20 cricket brings in a [Full Article...]

Pietersen set to be offered a full England contract

London: Kevin Pietersen is set to be offered a full contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after team director Andy Flower was impressed by the right-hander’s on and off-field behaviour and contribution in the historic Test series win in India. Pietersen’s successful reintegration into England’s dressing room will be officially acknowledged with the award of his full contract at the end [Full Article...]

Shooting association aims to promote the sport in State

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Shooting Association of Meghalaya (SAM), which recently became affiliated with the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), has vowed to promote the sport in Meghalaya. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, SAM president John F Kharshiing said, “It’s a traditional sport as traditionally people are fond of hunting here.” It is learnt that the NRAI is willing to [Full Article...]