Meghalaya

Ardent takes his cue from public; continues as CEM

SHILLONG: Ending all speculations, KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit has decided to continue as the CEM while rejecting outright the pre-conditions set by the UDP. “I [Full Article...]

Regional

Rijiju absent from Xi’s state banquet

New Delhi: Absence of vocal Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of State for Home and the Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh, from the delegation-level talks and state banquet hosted by the President for his Chinese counterpart has raised many eye brows after the guest left on Friday. Since the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh [Full Article...]

National

NGT permits transportation of coal in South Garo Hills

New Delhi: In yet another partial relief to the coal mine owners and workers in the State, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday gave its nod for transportation of extracted coal from South Garo Hills. The NGT, while passing its judgement on a petition filed by the State Co-Ordination Committee of Coal Owners’, [Full Article...]

International

Scotland says ‘No’ to independence in historic referendum

London/Edinburgh: Scottish voters on Fridaysaid a big “No” to independence and decided to stay in the 307-year-old union with England and Wales after a historic referendum that brought out bitter divisions while paving the way for a ‘devolution revolution’ in the UK. The pro-independence camp was decisively defeated with over 55 per cent of [Full Article...]

Sports

Boys Sports hold MLP

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Police FT failed to overcome newcomers Boys Sports Company in a Shillong Premiere League match played at Polo grounds on Friday as the match ended in a goalless draw. Boys Sports did well to hold back their rivals and survived the game after proving to be tough to crack. In Second Division, [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Hema Malini’s attack

    HEMA Malini who won her seat in the Lok Sabha from Mathura unaccountably trained her guns on widows from West Bengal and Bihar crowding Vrindaban which is part of her constituency. Widows in Vrindaban live in absolute hell. Several poor widows live in Mathura and Varanasi as well. They have been there for years as they are cast out of society. The sweaty gloom of their lives has been described in the film, ‘Water’. Presumably Hema Malini has seen it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he is [Full Article...]