There is little sisterly about ‘Seven Sisters’: Chaudhuri

Guwahati: The ‘Northeast’ as a common entity is more of a myth than a reality given the prevailing ground reality that all the states of the region which are usually referred to as ‘Seven Sisters’ hardly pursue a regional agenda. Delivering Harendra Nath Barua Memorial Lecture before a select gathering here on Sunday evening, [Full Article...]


PM hardsells India as manufacturing destination

Tokyo: Hardselling India as a manufacturing destination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited Japanese investments, saying the era of “red tape” has been replaced by “red carpet” with ease of doing business and liberalisation. Addressing Japanese investors at a business symposium organised by Nikkei and Jetro, Japan’s trade promotion body, he talked about [Full Article...]


‘I will neither resign, nor go on leave’

ISLAMABAD: Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he will neither resign nor go on leave, even as anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri continue to mount pressure on him to step down. Addressing a meeting of leaders of political parties here, Nawaz said he would not allow to [Full Article...]


India look to clinch series

4th ODI, Edgbaston Birmingham: An unassailable lead in their pocket, India would look to clinch the one-day series against England by putting up another dominating display when the two sides square off in the fourth cricket one-dayer here on Tuesday. The visitors have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after 133-run (D/L) [Full Article...]


  • Clamour to lift the NGT ban

    AT an environmental conference organised by a leading NGO  in July last year, chief minister, Mukul Sangma was queried by journalists if he would have the courage to take hard decisions to save the environment. Without demur the chief minister said, “What is good for the people is good for the government.” Today this quick response must come to haunt him as he stands in solidarity with those who have extracted the heaviest price on the environment- the coal mine owners. That meeting for lifting the ban on coal [Full Article...]