Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rangdajied held to a draw, Langsning lose

SHILLONG: Rangdajied United FC held Kolkata’s Southern Samity to a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the 2nd Division I-League final round held on Saturday in Bangalore. In another match on the day, Langsning FC lost to Mumbai Tigers 0-1. Rangdajied did well playing in the humid conditions in Bangalore as they took on the boys from Kolkata. It was Rangdajied who took [Full Article...]

Beleagured Bagan bank on Odafa magic

Kolkata: Fighting to beat the drop, a beleagured Mohun Bagan will be bolstered by the presence of their talismanic Nigerian striker Okolie Odafa in a crucial I-League encounter here on Sunday. Mohun Bagan are still at the bottom of the table and coach Karim Bencherifa has every reason to feel edgy as his team failed to pick up full points in the previous home [Full Article...]

Boxing trials

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Boxing Association (MBA) will hold the State Level selection trials for the 27th North East Games, to be held in Imphal from April 8-11. The trials will be held on April 1-2 at the Boxing Training Hall, JN Stadium, Polo at 3:30pm. Those interested can call 9863113325 for more information.

Muralitharan joins RCB training camp

Bangalore: Amidst controversy over Sri Lankan players’ participation in Chennai matches of the IPL, spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan joined Royal Challengers Bangalore’s conditioning camp at the National Cricket Academy for the Twenty20 league, starting April 3. The 40-year-old off-spinner, who retired from international cricket in 2011, bowled in tandem with left-arm spinner Murali Karthik in the nets. Muralitharan looked unfazed by the controversy and [Full Article...]

Respite for W’nagar victim

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: In a welcome respite, the Williamnagar gang-rape victim secured an admission in a school in East Garo Hills, thanks to the intervention of the East Garo Hills district administration. East Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Vijay Mantri informed on Saturday that to help the girl lead a normal life, the district administration had arranged for the admission in one of the [Full Article...]

SWGH rape accused still at large

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: A labourer, Rapal Hajong (22), who allegedly raped a five-and-a-half-year-old girl on Thursday night last at Boiragipara village under Garobadha near Ampati in South West Garo Hills, is still at large. The incident occurred at a time when the State Government is under fire over its handling of the Williamnagar gang-rape case. According to police, the accused, a neighbor of [Full Article...]

Aquaculture Mission: Fish ponds inaugurated

Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma releases fish fingerlings in the newly inaugurated fish pond at Mawtap, Sohiong on Saturday. By Our Reporter SHILLONG: A year after the launch of the Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission (MSAM), Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma inaugurated two fish ponds under the Mission at Mawtap, Sohiong in East Khasi Hills district on Saturday. Terming the inauguration of the fish ponds as a ‘historic moment’, Dr Sangma said the event demonstrated the commitment of the government towards empowering people, particularly [Full Article...]

SSA teachers’ pending salaries released

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Close on the heels of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers’ demand for the immediate release of the pending salaries, the Education Department has informed that the funds have been released to the districts for disbursal to the teachers. Terming the late sanctioning of funds by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) as the reason for the delay official [Full Article...]