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January 2013

12 candidates file papers on first day

Our Bureau  SHILLONG/TURA: Two cabinet ministers -- Ampareen Lyngdoh and John Antonius Lyngdoh - were among 12 candidates who filed nominations for February 23 Assembly elections in the State on Wednesday, the day the Election department…

Ampareen, JA Lyngdoh confident

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The two sitting legislators-Ampareen Lyngdoh and John Antonius Lyngdoh who filed their nominations on Wednesday expressed confidence on retaining their seats in the upcoming Assembly election in the State.…

HDR’s downfall certain, says UDP nominee

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: UDP candidate from Sohiong Breston Kharbuli has said that the lack of development in various parts of the constituency would bring downfall of the sitting Congress legislator HDR Lyngdoh. "There is a strong wave…

Ex-NEC official’s kin convicted

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The Shillong Bench of the Gauhati High Court on Wednesday convicted two more persons, who are relatives of the former NEC official, VK Lyngdoh, in connection with siphoning off several crores of rupees meant for…

Another MPDA jolt for Champion

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: A day after the East Garo Hills district administration booked the jailed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion Sangma under the Meghalaya Preventive Detention Act (MPDA), West Garo Hills followed…

Charcoal trade on despite ban

From Our Correspondent  NONGSTOIN: In complete defiance of the Supreme Court ban on the commercialization and use of charcoal, trucks in West Khasi Hills District can be seen ferrying the material almost everyday. One such truck bearing…

Cabinet to discuss Lokpal Bill today

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will discuss the amendments to the Lokpal Bill on Thursday. The Cabinet will discuss the key amendments proposed to the bill by the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha, where the bill is pending since last year.…

Major crime of a minor

Editor, Framers of the Juvenile Justice Act may not have foreseen that a minor would commit such a brutal and dastardly crime as in the case of the sixth accused in the Delhi gang rape case. A minor in normal circumstances is likely to…

Zaheer doubtful for Australia series

Mumbai: India's left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan is a doubtful starter for the four-match Test series against Australia since he has been advised three weeks' rest for a calf injury and will also miss the Irani Cup match against Rest of India.…