Meghalaya

High Court comes down heavily against bandh culture

Restraints on media; Indictment on Govt failure to contain bandhs SHILLONG: The High Court of Meghalaya on Wednesday restrained the media from publicizing the statement of organizations calling bandhs, [Full Article...]

Regional

ULFA C-in-C traced in China

Guwahati: The self-styled ‘commander-in-chief’ of the anti-talks faction of United Liberation Front of  Assam or the ULFA (Independent), Paresh Barua has been traced to various locations within China by Indian security agencies while he is generally believed to be taking shelter in the Myanmar base of the outfit. The Director General of Assam Police, [Full Article...]

National

Heat wave toll climbs to 1412

New Delhi: The death toll due to intense heat wave sweeping across many parts of the country continued to mount and reached 1412 on Wednesday, with only Andhra Pradesh and Telangana accounting for 1360 deaths. As per the latest figures, the toll due to heat wave in Andhra Pradesh stood 1020 while it was [Full Article...]

International

Iraq begins operation to oust Islamic State from Anbar

Baghdad: Iraq vowed on Wednesday to retake Anbar province now mostly held by the Islamic State by launching a large-scale military operation less than two weeks after suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of the extremists in the provincial capital of Ramadi. The operation, which Iraqi state TV said was backed by Shiite [Full Article...]

Sports

Abraham buys Lajong’s stakes in NorthEast United

Kolkata: Indian Super League franchise NorthEast United FC has dissociated themselves with I-League club Shillong Lajong FC and Bollywood actor John Abraham would now become the principal owner of the club, according to sources. “John Abraham has bought out the entire stake of Shillong Lajong in NorthEast United Football Club. The terms have been [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • The Anniversary

    PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA government are to complete their first year. The BJP plans to hold two hundred rallies to celebrate its achievements. But there is a heat wave scorching many parts of the country and the rallies may not be a resounding success. The main hurdle facing the Modi government is the agrarian issue. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has already started attacking it on that front. The BJP has a large number of MPs from UP and Bihar and they are expected to hold rallies [Full Article...]