Meghalaya

Water scarcity hits city residents

SHILLONG: The long spell of dry season in the State has resulted in a water scarcity in the capital city with various localities facing a sudden drop in water [Full Article...]

Regional

Cases pending against seven candidates in Assam

Guwahati: Altogether seven candidates in the fray in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha polls of April 24, including two sitting MPs, have cases pending against them. AIUDF president and Dhubri sitting MP Badruddin Ajmal and BJP’s sitting Nowgong MP Rajen Gohain have cases pending against them as have former ULFA ‘Commander’ [Full Article...]

National

Defiant Giriraj stands by his remark despite BJP displeasure

Patna: Undeterred by the “displeasure” of BJP top brass over his remark, defiant senior party leader Giriraj Singh on Sunday said he stood by his comment that those opposing Narendra Modi had no place in India and should go to Pakistan. “I stand by my statement that those trying their best to stop Modi [Full Article...]

International

Russia ‘outraged’ at deadly shootout in east Ukraine

MOSCOW: Russia’s foreign ministry said on Sunday it was outraged by a deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine that breached an Easter truce, urging Kiev to abide by the terms of an international accord and de-escalate the situation. “The Russian side is outraged at this provocation by the fighters,” the ministry said in a statement [Full Article...]

Sports

It’s now or never for Rangdajied

Blues take on Reds in second Shillong derby today SHILLONG: In what can be termed as the most important encounter in this season’s I-League for Rangdajied United FC, the Blues will take on Shillong Lajong FC in the second derby of the season at the JN Stadium here on Monday. Hosts Rangdajied can’t afford [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Two cheers for democracy

    The Lok Sabha elections so far show that voter turnout has risen on an average by 10%. A high turnout is usually indicative of a negative vote against the incumbent and a verdict in favour of the main challenger. But that is not always the case. A high turnout in the assembly elections since 2003 did not in most cases lead to the ouster of former governments. The Lok Sabha polls so far may suggest that first time voters have made their presence felt. Besides, in many urban constituencies [Full Article...]