Meghalaya

MeECL reaches critical point; consumers feel cheated

State reeling under unprecedented power cuts Shillong: From Wednesday the MeECL has resorted to a seven-hour load shedding schedule in the city with timings varying from locality to locality. [Full Article...]

Regional

Assam final phase polls on Thursday

Guwahati:  Six constituencies will go to poll tomorrow in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha election in Assam to decide the fate of 74 candidates. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been representing Assam in the Rajya Sabha since 1991, and his wife Gursharan Kaur are scheduled to arrive here tomorrow and [Full Article...]

National

Another major round of LS polls today

Over 18 crore voters in 11 states and union territory of Puducherry to vote in the sixth phase New Delhi: Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial [Full Article...]

International

Powerful sonar may join jet search; ‘object of interest’ found

Perth: A powerful sonar equipment similar to the one that found the wreck of the Titanic could be deployed in the next phase of the search for the crashed Malaysian jet, officials said on Wednesday, even as an “object of interest” was recovered on the coast of western Australia. Defence Minister David Johnston said [Full Article...]

Sports

North Garo Hills athletics

SHILLONG: A three-day inter-school athletics meet, organised by the District Sports Office, North Garo Hills, in collaboration with the Resubelpara Sports Association, was inaugurated at the Mini Stadium, Resubelpara on Wednesday. Thirteen different schools are participating in the sports meet. W Khyllep, NGH Deputy Commissioner, urged the athletes taking part to keep the spirit [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Ad lies

    A bipartisan bill now in the US Congress proposes to bring in legislation to put a stopper on the use of Photoshop. It has already caused a rumpus in the advertising world. However, this is only for starters. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been asked to suggest ways of minimizing the use of perfect human bodies and other visual falsehoods in advertising. Regulations have to be developed to contain this misleading trend. The copy and brand names often go with the visual. The question is whether such norms [Full Article...]