Daily Archives: Monday, December 24th, 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 benefit of the poor? We helpless job card holders in the village working for our daily food cannot wait for weeks [Full Article...]

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 in the peripheries of India. Just the other day a young girl was gang-raped in Williamnagar. But no one came [Full Article...]

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 indeed tempting to try to create the life history of this great Jaintia hero who had hoodwinked the British till the [Full Article...]

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, even though two short of 117, the number he secured in the last Assembly poll. He lost because he [Full Article...]

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 conveyed his decision to the BCCI, which issued a statement on his behalf to make the announcement. The champion batsman will, however, continue to play in Test cricket. [Full Article...]

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 similar. “Winning the toss will be crucial because dew may have an impact. If you see both the sides, they are quite same. “Their ability to play [Full Article...]

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 Passah (70) and Shellingstar Thabah (46) they were able to amass a score of 213-6 in 38 overs, including five penalty runs, incurred by Royal [Full Article...]

‘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 fraud, was mulling its next move in its campaign against the text, which it says limits the freedoms of religious minorities and women. It was to hold a news conference later [Full Article...]