Meghalaya

N-E film fest gets going in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday highlighted the various initiatives taken by his Government to provide a strong platform for film making in the region. The [Full Article...]

Regional

States told to generate funds

DoNER Minister rejects North-East CMs’ fund enhancement plea Guwahati: Turning down the request by Northeastern chief ministers to enhance fund allocation to the region, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) V K Singh on Friday asked the states to work towards generating self revenue. “Funds are always at premium for any government. The states must go [Full Article...]

National

Science is universal, technology must be local: PM

New Delhi: Asking IITs to come together to find innovative solutions to the problems of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said they should take up the challenge of making products for which India is critically dependent on imports. “Science is universal. Technology must be local,” the PM said, calling upon [Full Article...]

International

Anti-govt protests continue amidst deadlock over talks

Islamabad: The anti-government protests in Pakistan entered the ninth day on Friday amidst serious differences between the negotiators and the protest leaders, who are demanding nothing less than Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation as a pre-condition for talks. Sharif on Friday said neither he would launch a crackdown on the mass protests nor he [Full Article...]

Sports

After Test rout, WAGs controversy hits Indian cricket

New Delhi: The debate of Wives and Girlfriends (WAGs) accompanying cricketers on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India’s team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma’s stay with boyfriend Virat Kohli during the Test series in England. Once termed as the most eligible bachelor of Team India, under-performing Kohli has now [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Assam sinks into anarchy

    MANY of the North-eastern states have been carved out of the state of Assam. Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have simmering border tensions with Assam.  While Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have been and are at the receiving end of the Assam Police in border skirmishes, the people of Nagaland residing along the borders of Merapani  and Golaghat  have defended their territory with a belligerence that is unprecedented. They are dismissive of the Assam Police’s attempts to cramp their style. It is interesting to note in fact that the Nagas [Full Article...]