Meghalaya

Several hurt as police lathicharge protesters

HYC public rally takes an ugly turn; six held for instigating crowd SHILLONG: Several people including women were injured after police launched a lathi charge at the crowd after [Full Article...]

Regional

Gogoi decries Centre on cold chain issue

Guwahati:  Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday decried the Centre for not allotting even a single cold chain for the entire North East region out of the 30 new cold chains it has sanctioned for 30 different places in the country and stated that it was another example of indifferent attitude of the [Full Article...]

National

Vincent Pala lone UPA member in SAGY committee

NEW DELHI: In a surprise move, the BJP-led NDA government in the Centre on Friday nominated Shillong MP Vincent H Pala as the lone Congress member to the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Committee meant exclusively for village development. The 22-member Committee is headed by Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj  Minister, Birender Singh as [Full Article...]

International

Volcano erupts on Japanese island, evacuation ordered

TOKYO: A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of the island’s residents and forcing airlines to divert some flights. A pyroclastic flow of super-heated gas and rock flowed down the side of [Full Article...]

Sports

Chennaiyin FC to host Kolkata in ISL opener

Mumbai: Chennaiyin FC will host the opener of the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), as the hosts will take on defending champions Atletico de Kolkata at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 3, said a release on Friday. The promoters of the ISL, Football Sports Development Ltd. — a joint venture [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Traditional institutions in modern governance

    IN different countries of the world there has always been tension in the relationship between traditional and modern political systems. Ultimately one will dominate the other. In so-called ‘mature democracies’ such as the UK and other European countries, for instance, the monarchy still has legitimacy and a degree of political influence even while remaining subservient to modern political institutions of democracy. The key issues here are democracy and development and the search for political solutions that will help achieve these goals. When democracy and development as goals are mixed [Full Article...]