Meghalaya

Regional

Funeral for slain Mizo policemen held

Aizawl: Mizoram government on Sunday vowed to take firm action against Hmar People’s Convention-Democrats as a funeral was held here with full police honours for the three Mizoram policemen gunned down by suspected extremists of the Manipur-based outfit in an ambush on Saturday. Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, legislators, chief secretary Lalmalsawma [Full Article...]

National

Government will try to ban cow slaughter: Rajnath

Indore: The NDA government will try its “level best” to bring in a countrywide ban on slaughter of cows by evolving a consensus, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said. “Cow slaughter cannot be accepted in this country. We will make all-out efforts to ban slaughter of cows and will also try hard [Full Article...]

International

Singapore bids teary farewell to founding father Lee

SINGAPORE: Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the nation came to a near-halt to honor its “founding father”. Tens of thousands of people waving flags braved heavy rain and lined the streets to catch a last [Full Article...]

Sports

Aussies lift record fifth World Cup

Melbourne: Australia on Sunday clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final ODI appearance. After the bowlers produced a clinical performance skittling out [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Freedom of speech

    THE Supreme Court recently struck down Section 66 (A) of the Information Technology Act which had earlier been used to book many who posted comments on social media against certain autocratic acts of state actors and of governments. Ironically, in Meghalaya attempts are on to curb media freedom on the plea that militants use media as their propaganda machinery. The Supreme Court judges were guided by the logic that law in a civilised society curbs the state, not the individual.  The state is all powerful when juxtaposed to the [Full Article...]