Meghalaya

Flood fury in Meghalaya

•14 dead, 10 missing in torrential rains in GH, WKH,   •NDRF rescue teams arriving today TURA/NONGSTOIN/SHILLONG: At least 14 people have been killed in floods and landslides triggered by [Full Article...]

Regional

NSF writes to Union Home Minister on border issue with Assam

Kohima: The Naga Students Federation (NSF) has written a letter on Saturday to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in regard to the claims of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for withdrawal of the Nagaland Armed Police (NAP) from the border areas. The letter signed by NSF president Tongpang Ozukum and Assistant General Secretary [Full Article...]

National

Purno demands NDRF deployment in State

From Our Special Correspondent New Delhi: NPP president and Lok Sabha member from Tura, Purno A. Sangma, on Monday urged the Centre and the State Government to immediately deploy teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to the flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya considering the unprecedented magnitude of the natural calamity. In [Full Article...]

International

Pakistan’s powerful spy agency gets new chief

Islamabad:  Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, considered a close confidante of army chief Gen Raheel Sharif, was on Monday appointed as new head of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI. Lt Gen Akhtar was promoted as three star general and appointed Director General Inter-Services Intelligence as part of major reshuffle in the military, a development that [Full Article...]

Sports

2022 soccer World Cup will not take place in Qatar, says FIFA member

Berlin:Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football’s governing body FIFA. “I think that at the end of the day the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar,” Zwanziger said in an interview with Sport Bild Plus. [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Unprecedented floods in Garo Hills

    The storm that lashed Meghalaya for the last two days has caused maximum damage to Garo Hills, with many areas submerged under water. Climate change is upon us and it’s time to get into action mode. Much has been talked about the impact of climate change on cropping patterns. Now we see the devastation by way of unprecedented rains that have washed away homes, people, bridges and public buildings including government storage for food grains in Garo Hills. The scale of the devastation has to be assessed only after [Full Article...]