Meghalaya

ANVC to be completely disbanded by Nov: CM

SHILLONG: The State Government on Friday directed completion of the process of disbanding of ANVC and its splinter group ANVC-B within November. The decision was taken at a meeting [Full Article...]

Regional

Bajrang Dal called bandh protesting AIUDF-jihadi links disrupts life in Assam

Guwahati: Normal life in Assam has been paralysed on Friday because of a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by Bajrang Dal and supported by the BJP, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and several other organizations demanding arrest of action against All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), a minority political party, and its leader Badaruddin Ajmal for alleged [Full Article...]

National

Coal scam: Kropha, 4 others get bail

New Delhi: A special court on Friday granted bail to the then Joint Secretary of Coal and present Additional Chief Secretary of Meghalaya, K.S. Kropha, former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta and three others, in a coal blocks allocation scam case. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar released on bail Kropha, Gupta, the then Director (Coal [Full Article...]

International

‘Butcher of Bhopal’ Warren Anderson dies

Washington: Warren Anderson, the former CEO of Union Carbide Corp, has died at 92 after living for 30 years under the shadow of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy that killed thousands. The death of the man, under whose watch the tragedy that still haunts India took place, was reported by the New York Times [Full Article...]

Sports

Delhi Dynamos look for first win against FC Goa

Margao: Having remained unbeaten so far, Delhi Dynamos will be looking to post their first away victory when they lock horns with winless FC Goa in the Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda here on Saturday. With one win and three draws, Delhi Dynamos are placed fourth in the table with [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • The ancient profession

    LALITHA Kumaramangalam, Chairperson of the National Commission for Women has advocated the legalization of prostitution. It is a welcome move though many may consider such legislation unnecessary. Sex workers in red light areas are looked upon as a safety valve for promiscuous men with a perverse sex drive. The police keep these women under surveillance but wink at the offence unless they solicit customers in public. Indian cinema also takes a tolerant view of sex workers. But such legislation will have some beneficial effect. It would help fight trafficking [Full Article...]