Meghalaya

Regional

India begins work on bridge linking Bangladeshi ports

Agartala:  India has started preliminary work, including making Detailed Project Report, to build a bridge over Feni river in Tripura to access Bangladeshi ports to carry goods and heavy machineries for the northeast region, an official said on Sunday. “We have started preliminary work and making DPR (Detailed Project Report) to build the all-important [Full Article...]

National

Scribe’s death: Jaitley for ‘very fair inquiry’

New Delhi: The Centre on Sunday said that a “very fair inquiry” should be conducted to put to rest all doubts over the mysterious death of TV journalist Akshay Singh while covering the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh even as Congress wanted a CBI probe into the case. “Since various issues are being raised [Full Article...]

International

Potpourri

Facebook reunites mother with son after 15 years New York: In a scene straight from a Bollywood movie, a Facebook photo has helped a Californian woman to reunite with her son after 15 years. Three-year-old Jonathan was allegedly kidnapped by his father and taken to Mexico 15 years back.Last year, Jonathan, now 18, posted [Full Article...]

Sports

Chile win first Copa crown

Argentina come up short again as they lose 1-4 in penalties Santiago: Chile defeated Argentina on penalties here to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown and condemn Lionel Messi to a second straight heartbreak in a major international final. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the [Full Article...]

Editorial

Train to the Northeast

SINCE British days, the Indian Railways (IR) has been a major link across the country impacting society and the economy. The IR was a gift of the British Raj and has helped India unite and evolve its political thought process. The IR’s plans to reach all the state capitals in the Northeast by 2020 are therefore of great importance. The northeast is in dire need of connectivity, especially with militancy sapping the region’s stability. Guwahati is the only capital with rail connectivity for long years. In 2008, Agartala also [Full Article...]