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September 5, 2013

Mere eyewash for more funds

Editor, There has been a lot of drum-beating by the Government recently about environment protection. All of it is mere eyewash to rope in more funds from the Central Govt and aid agencies, rather than a genuine effort to protect the…

The land bill

The Opposition's demand for changes in the land bill raises the hope that there may be some give and take between it and the government. The bill may be improved even at this stage. The government has reportedly agreed to remove a clause…

Dealing with obstinate worldviews

By Rev Lyndan Syiem   With the Citizens' Conclave, 'The Price of Superstition,' organized by the Shillong Press Club-ICARE on 24 August and the flood of letters following the tragic incident at Smit, the discussion on witchcraft and…

Right Education . . .

By Ananya S Guha   I wonder what is happening to that burgeoning myth - Right To Education. The bill has been passed we are told, but has the inveterate Right that we have been talking about for so long, been passed and enacted, but is it…

Top seeds storm through in New York

New York: World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams stormed through their respective US Open matches on Tuesday. Williams, a 16-time Grand Slam winner seeking her fifth US crown and her ninth title of the year, dispatched 18th…

Serena wary of Li challenge

NEW YORK: Serena Williams, looking for a fifth US Open crown, admitted after her quarterfinal match on Tuesday night that her last four opponent Li Na will not make things easy for her. "She is playing some of the best tennis of her…

Juneja cracks 178 vs NZealand A

Visakhapatnam: Young Gujarat batsman Manprit Juneja showed perfect temperament for the longer format, scoring a patient unbeaten 178 in India A's first innings score of 408 for seven against New Zealand A at stumps on the third day of the…

Ensure peace, CM directs dist admin

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: In view of the volatile law and order situation in Shillong and other parts of the state, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has directed respective district administrations to take responsibility of maintaining…