Daily Archives: Monday, March 4th, 2013

Where is the real church?

Editor, I wanted to let you know that I truly appreciated the sincerity and spirituality in the article, “The Church we never had” by Kit Shangpliang (ST March 2, 2013). Here in the west, the real church has become the private sphere of the human heart, because church leaders are failing their flock. The alluring aroma of the business world has contaminated the church. [Full Article...]

New Government, new aspirations

Meghalaya will have its 24th government in 41 years. Political instability is the Achilles heel of this abode of clouds. Perhaps it is a reflection of the nature of its elected representatives whose sole aim of getting elected is to appropriate power by becoming a minister. In the last Government, instability was created by those who wanted the top job of chief minister to [Full Article...]

The verdict is out and the message clear

By HH Mohrmen The people of Meghalaya have made their final decision and verdict though full of meaning but the message is clear. First and foremost the verdict is on the performance of the MUA 2 government which was led from the front by the Congress in general and Dr. Mukul Sangma in particular. The message is that the voters obviously appreciated Dr Mukul [Full Article...]

Can FM rewrite it?

Union Budget By Shivaji Sarkar Finance Minister P Chidambaram better rewrite his Budget. People’s expectations of growth acceleration, freedom from inflation and simple tax norms have sadly not been met by the UPA Government’s 10th budget. The promised over six per cent growth too may remain only on paper. Worse, his move to make non-payment of a tax virtually a criminal offence would bring [Full Article...]

Vijay, Pujara hit centuries as India take control

Hyderabad: Opener Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara decimated the Australian attack with scintillating centuries as India took complete control of the second cricket Test, here on Sunday. Pujara (162 batting) notched up his fourth Test hundred and Vijay (129 batting) scored his second ton as the record second-wicket partnership of 294 runs took India to a comfortable 311 for one, at close on the [Full Article...]

It will take a lot for the Aussies to save this Test

By Sunil Gavaskar  Classic centuries from Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara have given India the upper hand in Hyderabad. The Indian bowlers had risen to the occasion on the first day, after Clarke had won the toss again, by sticking to an accurate line that gave no room for the Australians. Only the skipper Clarke batted with the confidence and expertise that great players [Full Article...]

‘I didn’t want to repeat my mistakes’

Hyderabad: Opener Murali Vijay said he was determined to make up for the mistakes committed in the first Test as he steered India to a commanding position in the second match in company of Cheteshwar Pujara. Vijay struck his second Test century, an unbeaten 129, and shared an unbroken 294-run partnership with Pujara (162). “To be honest, pressure was there. I don’t take things [Full Article...]

Inter office cricket tournament

SHILLONG: The Inter office cum Corporate T-20 Cricket Tournament, organised by the Shillong Cricket Association, will commence on Monday at the cricket ground, Polo. Veterinary Department will take on defending champions Forest Department in the first match, while Accountant General’s Office (AG) will take on BSNL in the second. Other teams participating in the tournament include SS NetCom, MeECL, Raj Bhavan, Pinewood (MTDC), The [Full Article...]