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Will Forest Dept answer?

Editor, Does the Meghalaya Forest Department really need to wait for satellite imagery analysis to know what is common knowledge - unchecked destruction of trees all over the state at a rate beyond belief ? It would not be wrong to say that…

Wild allegations!

Editor, Apropos the article by Patricia Mukhim, 'Shillong - everyone's living space, no one's home' (ST June 24), I was shocked and appalled at the irrational views of the writer on the subject of waste generation and dumping in Shillong. I…

Mirror cracked

The colourful face of Assam presents a picture of fragmentation. The ULFA began with a demand for the state's secession from India. Simultaneously, there was a demand for the creation of a separate Bodoland state. The Centre could never…

Mizo Accord completes 25 years

GUWAHATI: As Mizoram on Thursday completed its peace journey of last 25 years since signing of the historic Mizo peace accord on this day in 1986, the celebration could have been with much more enthusiasm and encompassing all the tribes of…

Kohima blast claims one

Kohima: One person was killed and two others were injured on Thursday when suspected militants lobbed a hand grenade at a shop near Assam Rifles Training Centre (ARTC) at Dimapur. The grenade blasted near the shop on National Highway- 29…

Petrol, diesel rates up again

New Delhi: The government on Thursday hiked petrol and diesel prices by a marginal Rs 0.27 a litre and Rs 0.15 per litre respectively following increase in the commission paid to petrol pump dealers. The government approved raising dealer's…

Bhupen Hazarika hospitalised

Mumbai: Legendary singer-composer Dr Bhupen Hazarika was admitted to Kokilaben hospital in suburban Andheri here after he complained of difficulty in breathing, hospital sources said on Thursday. He was treated immediately. He is stable and…

Tendulkar, Dhoni to fly in Sukhoi

New Delhi: India's cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni will soon add another feather to their caps by flying in the Indian Air Force's frontline Sukhoi combat planes. The Defence Ministry has given its nod for the two cricketing…

18 infants die in premier WB Govt hospital

KOLKATA: Eighteen babies died at a premier state-run children hospital here, triggering protests by locals and relatives who alleged negligence by doctors even as the West Bengal government ordered an inquiry. Mrinal Kanti Chatterjee,…