Meghalaya

NGOs, Opp stall tabling of Customary Law Bill

Bid to give recognition to person born of non-Garo parent TURA: An attempt on the part of the Congress-led executive committee in the GHADC to hurriedly push through the [Full Article...]

Regional

Indefinite curfew in Baksa district following killing of youth leader

Guwahati: Indefinite curfew was clamped in the troubled Baksa district of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District Council (BTC) areas of Assam on Thursday following the killing of a youth leader, Manoj Das, of Asom Sena by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday evening at Mushalpur area. Tension prevailed in Musalpur area where police and paramilitary forces had [Full Article...]

National

12 school children killed, 15 seriously hurt as train hits school bus

Telengana CM orders probe, blames railways for tragedy Meda (Hyderabad): Telangana government has blamed Railways for the school bus-train collision here on Thursday  alleging that despite repeated requests, no effort was made by the department to put up gate at the unmanned level crossing. Thirteen people, including 12 school children, were killed and 15 [Full Article...]

International

Israel defies global pressure for restraint in Gaza, toll 720

Gaza/Jerusalem:  Israeli troops backed by tanks and drones on Thursday continued to pound  Gaza in its operation against Hamas, defying mounting calls for restraint and a UN vote to investigate the deadly offensive that has killed 720 Palestinians and 34 Israelis. Israel focused its attacks on southeast of Gaza, with residents fleeing areas which [Full Article...]

Sports

Nandy, Climax, Dias picked by ISL franchises

Mumbai: Experienced footballers Sandip Nandy, Climax Lawrence, N P Pradeep and Steven Dias were among the home-grown stars picked on day two of the domestic players draft for the Indian Super League, here on Wednesday. A total of 84 players were on offer in the two-day draft process that concluded on Wednesday. Former India [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Congress in a mess

    THE Congress leadership is facing a crisis. Five state units are crumbling with internal dissensions. Narayan Rane of Maharashtra and Himanta Biswa Sarma of Assam have resigned. Sarma may have had a shady past but they both held important portfolios in the state cabinets. Their protest is against their Chief Ministers but they had expressed dissent with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi also. Rane is said to have softened later before meeting Sonia Gandhi. However, other Congress leaders may also raise the standard of revolt before the next Assembly elections [Full Article...]