Daily Archives: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Jungle raj in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh state minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya was booked for the murder of a senior police officer. Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul Haq was killed in Balipur village in Pratapgarh district, over 100 km from Lucknow Saturday night, during violence that followed the murder of the village head Nanhe Yadav and his brother. UP has seen a serious breakdown of law [Full Article...]

India on course for a big win in second Test

Hyderabad: Cheteshwar Pujara struck his second Test double century to ensure a huge first-innings lead as hosts India took a stranglehold of the second Test against a hapless Australia here on Monday. Pujara’s masterly knock of 204 and his record 370-run partnership with Murali Vijay (167) helped India pile up a commanding 503, giving the hosts a lead of 266 runs on the third [Full Article...]

‘Aussies don’t know how to go about on turning tracks’

Hyderabad: Cheteshwar Pujara said the Australians hardly have an idea about batting on turning tracks as the visitors continued to struggle against the Indian spinners on Monday. After conceding a huge 266-run first innings lead, Australia lost two wickets in their second innings to Ravichandran Ashwin. “I think they need to apply themselves. They don’t know how to go about on the turning tracks. [Full Article...]

Our batsmen should learn from Vijay-Pujara: Doherty

Hyderabad: Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty said, on Monday, that the Australian batsmen need to take a cue from the performances of Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay in order to save the side from the ignominy of another crushing defeat in the second Test match, here. “Watching the two Indian batsmen (Vijay and Pujara) go about it – how disciplined they were yesterday and again [Full Article...]

Forest Dept, BSNL kick off cricket tourney with easy wins

SHILLONG: Forest Department defeated Veterinary Department by five wickets, while BSNL defeated AG’s Office by eight wickets in the Inter office cum Corporate T-20 Cricket Tournament 2013. In the first match, Veterinary won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 93-8 in 20 overs. Frankestar scored 19 while Ricky Syiemlieh took 2-14. In reply, Forest Department made 94-5 in 16.3 overs. Ebormi Ryngad scored [Full Article...]

Decongesting: Hoping against hope

By Aafaque Hussain Shillong in recent years has become one of the most congested cities in the North East region with increased investments, concrete buildings and unprecedented traffic jams. Though traffic is at its peak in the hilly town, yet there is nothing much that can be done to reduce the traffic snarls. Shillong roads are already narrow and small unlike the other cities, [Full Article...]

Fighting for the last drop

By Lamphrang Nongspung The overuse of ground water resources in various parts of the State especially in Shillong city is posing a huge threat to the availability of fresh water in this part of the country. Many rich individuals on their own are drilling deep tubes in their residential premises without bothering to take necessary permission from the concerned Government departments. Drilling of deep [Full Article...]

A well balanced, inclusive approach essential for proper governance

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie  With Dr Mukul Sangma set to form a new government soon after the swearing-in ceremony to be held at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, people of the State hoped to see a government which performs better for a better future while praying for a stable Government. A young media student, Nangjop Thabah Synthiang expressed his tiredness to see leaders within the Government [Full Article...]