Failed tit-for-tat policy

Six Pakistani terrorists were shot down in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir after a week’s efforts by the security forces following the October 11 attacks in which nine Indian soldiers were killed. While this is one side of the Kashmir…

Sweeper’s Lane Imbroglio

At the heart of the Sweeper’s Lane mess is the long-standing aberration of Meghalaya not having an elected Municipal Board. Nowhere is a Municipal Board run by the government officials at the helm. The Municipal Board is the best example…

Modi’s poor India

Offence is the best form of defence goes the adage. That precisely was how the central government fielded its Women and Child Development Ministry a day ago to “trash” the annual Global Hunger Index released jointly by two tracking…

Sports Snippets

Panama Football Federation punished for homophobic chants Moscow, Oct 17: The Panamanian Football Federation has announced it was sanctioned by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) for homophobic chanting by its fans…

Read Sociedad edge Mallorca to lead Liga

BARCELONA, Oct 17: Playing a man down and without its top scorer, Real Sociedad turned to a 21-year-old reserve player to score a clutch goal that was good for a three-point lead of the Spanish league. Substitute Julen Lobete became an…

Tourism takes wings in Meghalaya

Tourism is back on its feet with familiar scenes of tourists from across the country flying in to visit the Home of Clouds. Hotel and guest house owners wear a smile as things slowly limp back to normal. Eating places are buzzing with…

Air India — back to basics

Predictably, there are those who are happy about Air India going back into the hands of the Tatas and critical about the government losing its ownership. Differences in perception and their airing in public are integral to the cause of…

Women quarantined from politics

Barring the Congress Party, in Meghalaya, other political parties have muted the voices of women. Politics is a male-dominated domain because the gendered adage that women in politics are equivalent to hens that crow, still lurk in the…

Caught napping again

The nation is faced with a serious power crisis due to non-supply of coal to thermal stations. The Union coal and power ministries are hard at work to solve the problem, but it would take time. The crisis in the power sector unfolded just…