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March 1, 2013

Meghalaya decides

The people have voted and the results are out. The Congress has emerged better than at any other time in the political history of the State and that through a clear mandate. However, there are Congress stalwarts who fell by the wayside…

National news channels & elections

Editor, February 28 was D-day for the three north-eastern states that went to the polls. I was eagerly waiting for the poll results and had my eyes glued to the national channels but it was a huge disappointment. They were busy with the…

Drive against black money ignored

Nothing tangible for business & industry By Nantoo Banerjee Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram has kept his word. He did not present a typical pre-election soft budget and tried hard to strike a balance between giveaways and…

New top diplomats in China signal focus on

BEIJING: China is signalling that it is keen to get on top of troubled ties with the United States, Japan and North Korea with the likely appointment of two officials with deep experience of these countries to its top diplomatic posts.…

Pinaka rockets successfully test-fired

Balasore (Odisha): Indigenously developed 'Pinaka' rockets were on Thursday successfully test-fired from a multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) by an armament establishment from a base at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from here. "Three…

Chaos in J&K House, MLA forced out

Jammu: The Budget session of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly got off to a stormy start on Thursday with opposition members boycotting the Governors' inaugural address and staging dharna over the issue of Afzal Guru's hanging. Protests over the…