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December 24, 2012

Don’t harass the poor

  Editor, I am a job card holder under MGNREGA, Betasing C&RD Block, South West Garo Hills and I wish to complain about irregular wage payment Why is the Central Govt not taking interest to ensure that this scheme works for the…

Mayhem in Delhi

The outrage pouring out in the streets of Delhi against the horrific rape of a young woman on Sunday last is a natural outcome of collective anger. However, the Delhi protest fails to take into account that such rapes occur on a daily basis…

A Brief History of u Kiang Nangbah

By HH Mohrmen In a recently held national seminar; a wise professor of history rued the scanty literature on the life of u Kiang Nangbah. Professor David Reade Syiemlieh further said that U Kiang Nangbah is yet to find his biographer. It is…

Questions remain despite Modi’s third win

By Harihar Swarup Has Narendra Modi won the Gujarat election or was he a loser at the battle of hasting? This question was posed in political circles as the poll results came in. He has won, having ramped home for the third time in row,…

Tendulkar calls time on ODI career

Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the greatest batsman in contemporary cricket, retired from ODIs on Sunday, bringing the curtain down on a career spanning 23 years during which he re-wrote record books with his feats. The 39-year-old…

Toss will be crucial against Pak: Dhoni

Mumbai/bangalore: Gearing up for what promises to be a high-voltage limited-overs series against arch-foes Pakistan, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the toss will play a crucial role in the clashes as both teams are quite…

Lawmali down Royal CC

SHILLONG: Lawmali SCC defeated Royal CC by 66 runs in the Super Division Shillong Cricket League 2012, organised by the Shillong Cricket Associa-tion, at Polo Grounds. Lawmali SCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Thanks to Babloo…

‘Egypt adopts Islamist-backed charter’

Cairo: Egypt has adopted a new, Islamist-backed constitution with nearly two-thirds support in a referendum preceded by weeks of sometimes bloody protests, official media said on Sunday. The secular-leaning opposition, which has alleged…