Meghalaya

Regional

Tribal students impose blockade in Manipur

Imphal:The All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) has imposed an indefinite economic blockade on national highways and a ban on all central government projects from Monday night. Due to the blockade all Manipur bound vehicles remained stranded in the border areas. Even though the blockade began just today, most oil depots were closed down [Full Article...]

National

Ready to stay, but want new contract: Walsh

New Delhi: Australian Terry Walsh, who resigned as Indian men’s hockey team chief coach on Tuesday because of a “pay dispute”, hinted that he was ready to reconsider his decision if he was given a new contract on his terms and conditions by the Sports Authority of India. The 60-year-old Australian, a former Olympian, [Full Article...]

International

Pistorius to serve 5-yr jail term

Pretoria: South African athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday arrived at Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru prison, after he was handed a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. The 27-year-old amputee sprinter, who became the first to compete in the Paralympic as well as the Olympics Games, is expected to remain only 10 [Full Article...]

Sports

Chennaiyin edge Kerala Blasters 2-1 in tempestuous encounte

Chennai: Former Hull City wingback Bernard Mendy scored through a stunning bicycle kick as hosts Chennayin FC beat Kerala Blasters 2-1 in a Hero Indian Super League match here on Tuesday. Chennayin FC now have two wins from as many matches while Kerala are at the bottom of the table having lost both their [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Growing crimes against women

    MEGHALAYA is fighting a losing battle on crimes against women and girl children. Every single day there are reports of heinous crimes against adolescent girls, often committed by their own family members. The young girl whose beheaded body was found buried in Garo Hills recently was allegedly  done to death by the step-father who according to the mother had been sexually abusing her for a long while. This is a very serious issue plaguing many women in Meghalaya’s matrilineal society. It is a known fact that in Meghalaya marriage/co-habitation [Full Article...]