Meghalaya

Meghalaya voters forced to exercise franchise in Assam

From Eric Calvin Ranee Travails of Khasi villagers in disputed Block-II areas SABUDA: The border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya, continuing since the latter was carved out of the [Full Article...]

Regional

50 injured as train derails in Assam

Guwahati: Over 50 passengers were injured, 19 of them seriously, when the engine and nine coaches of Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express of the Northeast Frontier Railway derailed at 2-15 A.M, after the train had left Aujuri station in central Assam at 2.05 A.M. on Wednesday. Railway officials informed that five coaches derailed while four coaches [Full Article...]

National

I was not silent on Gujarat riots: Modi

‘Congress will deliver worst performance in its history, NDA its best’ GANDHINAGAR: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections, Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, rejected the view that he had remained silent on the February 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, which according to official figures, claimed the lives of [Full Article...]

International

Ukraine on verge of civil war, says Putin

Armoured vehicles with Russian flags appear in east Ukraine Moscow/Slavyansk: The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has brought the country to the verge of civil war, Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday. Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephonic conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on late Tuesday night warned of the possibility [Full Article...]

Sports

3-star Glen joins Subash in see-saw goal fest

3-star Glen joins Subash in see-saw goal fest Lajong leap to fifth after victory in Kolkata SHILLONG: Shillong Lajong edged past Mohammedan Sporting in an incredible nine-goal thriller as the North East club won 5-4 at the Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. A first I-League hat-trick for Trinidadian striker Cornell Glen and a brace by Subash Singh came to the rescue [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • The third gender

    THE Supreme Court has taken an enlightened step by acknowledging a third gender status for transgendered citizens. The court has declared that they should be given priority in education and employment and recognized their status as economically and socially backward. The Centre has to be the mover for change. States should work out welfare schemes, create special facilities and run awareness campaigns to remove the stigma attached to them. True, the Supreme Court has recently upheld the law to punish carnal intercourse against the order of nature which leads [Full Article...]