Meghalaya

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur flash their ‘inked’ index fingers as they leave the polling station at Dispur Govt. Higher Sec. School after casting their [Full Article...]

Regional

Assam records 77.05 per cent turnout

Policeman killed, two injured in Kokrajhar poll violence Guwahati: An estimated 77.05 per cent of voters on Thursday exercised their franchise to seal the fate of 74 candidates in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in Assam which witnessed poll violence in Kokrajhar (ST) seat where a policeman was killed and [Full Article...]

National

NE stares at below-par monsoon rain in 2014

From Our Special Correspondent Dry conditions to continue in State: Weather data New Delhi: As if the extended load shedding was not enough, more bad news awaits the people of Meghalaya – this time from the weather office. With the ‘El Nino’ factor most likely to affect the Monsoon in the country, the Northeastern [Full Article...]

International

US to ‘defend Japan in islands dispute’

Tokyo: Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed on Thursday that the US would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. Wading cautiously into a diplomatic minefield, Obama insisted the US takes no position [Full Article...]

Sports

Lynn rides to Knight Riders’ rescue

Sharjah: Riding on one of the greatest catches of all time and superb bowling at the death, Kolkata Knight Riders staged a dramatic fightback to pull off a two-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a thrilling last-ball finish in the Indian Premier League here on Thursday. Chasing 151, RCB fell short after an [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Tragedy in Pakistan

    The liberal media in Pakistan played a major role in bringing about the end of Pervez Musharraf’s military dictatorship. For a couple of decades, the media in Pakistan has been a voice of freedom and it is not surprising that the doctrinaire Taliban have been targeting media persons in the country, especially in the past few months. In March, a well-known columnist and TV anchor, Raza Rumi managed to escape an assault. And now Hamid Mir, an anchor of Geo TV, has been attacked. Mir suspected that should there [Full Article...]