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Saina, Kashyap win; Pranaav-Sikki lose

Lucknow: Defending champions Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy crashed out in the mixed doubles opening round but Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap notched up easy wins to make a positive start at the Syed Modi World Tour Super 300 here on Wednesday. Top seeds Pranaav and Sikki lost 14-21 11-21 to China’s Ren […]

22 Nov 2018 1:43 am
Pune beat Jamshedpur to earn first win in ISL

Pune: FC Pune City defeated Jamshedpur FC 2-1 in a hard-fought match to register their first win of the ongoing Indian Super League football tournament here on Wednesday. Diego Carlos scored as early as the fifth minute for Pune but the lead was cancelled out by Sumeet Passi in the 10th minute. An end-to-end contest […]

22 Nov 2018 1:43 am
Japan, Mexico in quarters, Brazil exit despite win

Montevideo: Japan and Mexico drew 1-1 to qualify for the quarterfinals of the U-17 Women’s World Cup here while Brazil bid farewell to the tournament despite beating South Africa 4-1 on the closing day of group B. Japan and Mexico will face New Zealand and Ghana respectively, while the Brazilians once again saw their desire […]

22 Nov 2018 1:42 am
Goa, Bengaluru face off for top spot in ISL

Panaji: FC Goa will take on last seasons runner-up Bengaluru FC in what promises to be an enthralling affair at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday. The Gaurs lead the ISL charts with 16 points from seven games and can further consolidate their position with a win. However, if they suffer a loss at […]

22 Nov 2018 1:41 am
World T20 semis: India ready for revenge against England

North Sound: India will be looking to erase the memories of a heart-breaking World Cup final defeat last year when they take on England in the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World T20 on Friday morning (IST). England beat India by nine runs in an exciting final of the 50-over global meet, a tournament that […]

22 Nov 2018 1:38 am
CLP asks Meghalaya govt to stop illegal coal mining

  SHILLONG: The Congress Legislature Party  which met here on Wednesday asked Meghalaya government to stop illegal  coal mining taking place in the state. Speaking to media persons after the meeting,  Leader of Opposition, Mukul Sangma said that the party would continue to draw the attention of the state government  to ensure that illegality coal […]

21 Nov 2018 10:39 pm
Nongpoh girl succumbs to injuries suffered in road mishap

  NONGPOH: A school girl from Alpha English Higher Secondary who was hit by the speeding sumo at Nongpoh on Tuesday afternoon,  succumbed to her injuries and was declared dead by the doctors of NEIGRIHMS at around 11:00 PM on Tuesday night. President of the Alpha Alumni Association, Kyrmenlang Uriah in a press communique on […]

21 Nov 2018 10:32 pm
Manipur has wonderful things to offer to the world : Nirmala Sitharaman

GUWAHATI: Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said, “Culturally rich Manipur has so many to offer to the world.” Sitharaman inaugurated the annual 10-day Manipur Sangai Festival-2018 at Hafta Kangjeibung in Imphal. The festival named after Manipur’s state animal “Sangai” is being held at three major location at Mao, Imphal and Keibul Lamjao National […]

21 Nov 2018 10:23 pm
KHADC to seek UN help to protect indigenous people

SHILLONG: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) CEM HS Shylla said the Council will urge the state government to move the Central government to urge the UN to ensure that indigenous community is protected. “We need this protection from United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). As a minority community, we […]

21 Nov 2018 9:51 pm
Youths joining ULFA (I) not a new trend: Himanta

GUWAHATI: Assam minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday belittled the reported trend of an increasing number of youths joining ULFA (I), saying that the development is “nothing new”. Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Sarma said that every year, around 150-200 youths from Assam join the militant outfit. “This is not a new development but […]

21 Nov 2018 9:21 pm
NFR records improvement of operating efficiency

    GUWAHATI: NF Railway has made considerable improvement in operational efficiency during past one year adopting a policy of optimal utilisation of available resources. As indicated by four different parameters, the utilisation of available resources like train engines and wagons have improved leading to overall improvement of performance, informs an official statement here on […]

21 Nov 2018 9:18 pm
Civic sense key to save Wahumkhrah River

SHILLONG: A strong civic sense should be inculcated to ensure that Wahumkhrah river does not get polluted even if the concerned authorities make an effort to clean. Voicing this at the Winter Session of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday, Executive Member and UDP MDC Ricky Shullai said, “At the end, there […]

21 Nov 2018 9:16 pm
Metropolis 2018 gets on roll on Thursday

  SHILLONG: The quality of being urbane transcends beyond bricks and mortar. Urbanity is a test of human skills. It is a quest. It is a quench never satisfied. “METROPOLIS” is a portrayal of this meta- reality. The Metropolis  2018  in its 6th edition this year will be held in Shillong  and it is one […]

21 Nov 2018 9:11 pm
KHADC concerned over noise pollution during BSF training

SHILLONG: The Executive Committee of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will write to the state government and the BSF authorities with regard to the noise pollution during Border Security Force (BSF) Training. In reply to a motion moved by People’s Democratic Front (PDF) MDC, James Ban Basaiawmoit, KHADC CEM HS Shylla said the […]

21 Nov 2018 8:58 pm
Meghalaya govt to release arrear pay to deficit teachers

  SHILLONG: Meghalaya Government is in the process to release the 1st installment of arrears of the revised pay for the deficit teachers before Christmas Khasi Jaintia Deficit School Teachers Association, President Babukular Khongjirem said that  the assurance to release the arrears before Christmas was made by the Principal Secretary of the Education department during their […]

21 Nov 2018 8:54 pm
MCCL employees lament under production in modernized plant

  SHILLONG:  The Mawmluh Cherra Cemented Limited (MCCL)   Employees Union has lamented that the modernised plant is producing mere 200-250  metric tons of cements every day even though its installed capacity is 600 MT per day Addressing a Press conference here on Wednesday, President of the Union, S Diengdoh said that the new modernised plant […]

21 Nov 2018 8:51 pm
KHADC discusses menace of drug abuse

SHILLONG: The growing menace of drug addiction was raised in the Winter Session of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC). Replying to the motion brought by MDC Grace Mary Kharpuri, KHADC CEM HS Shylla said the matter was discussed at the meeting of traditional chiefs on October 3 even as he said that the […]

21 Nov 2018 8:42 pm
We have the right candidates to win: Royte

    From Saurav Borah GUWAHATI: Entrepreneur, sports promoter and politician, Robert Romawia Royte wears many hats. The 51-year-old who joined the Mizo National Front (MNF) just a couple of months back, is all geared up to contest the November 28 Assembly elections as he aims to replicate in the political arena the success his […]

21 Nov 2018 7:09 pm
EGH DC initiates inquiry into allegations against stone quarry

TURA: In the light of allegations by organisations from East Garo Hills that a stone mining company- Marak Favers and Stone Industries is illegally extracting stones from within the catchment areas of the Simsang River near Samanda and its adjoining areas, the East Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner has deputed magistrates to conduct an inquiry into […]

21 Nov 2018 7:08 pm
MDC scheme work worth over Rs 2.5 lakh falls under GST Act

SHILLONG: The Bills for work done under MDC schemes fall within the purview of GST Act if the total value of the work executed by contractors exceeds Rs 2,50,000. Deputy CEM Teilinia Thangkhiew said during the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Winter Session on Wednesday that the works executed by the local committee/managing committee […]

21 Nov 2018 5:18 pm
Residents change locality name, forms development committee

  TURA: Residents of Samguri locality in Tura recently held a meeting where a decision was taken to change the name of the locality from ‘Samguri’ to Lower Walbakgre.  The residents also formed the locality development committee on the same day under the name, Lower Walbakgre Development Committee, New Tura. Office bearers elected to lead […]

21 Nov 2018 3:45 pm
Workshop on Garo literature, song and dance to benefit youths in Tura

TURA: The Assistant Curator, District Museum, West Garo Hills, Tura has informed that the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) Dimapur under the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Arts and Culture Department will be organizing a 10 day “Community Learning Programme” from 3rd of December to 14th of December at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Tura […]

21 Nov 2018 3:44 pm
Mill revival panel temporarily calls off central Assam bandh

GUWAHATI: The Hindustan Paper Corporation (HPC) Mills Revival Action Committee in Morigaon district has temporarily suspended its 12-hour central Assam bandh on Thursday even as the Cachar unit of the committee has decided to go ahead with the bandh in Barak Valley. The committee, a conglomeration of organisations and political parties, had called the bandh […]

21 Nov 2018 3:42 pm
Train coach derails after collision with elephants

  GUWAHATI: Front luggage cum parcel van of Guwahati-Ledo Intercity Express was derailed in the wee hours on Wednesday after the train dashed against an elephant. The CPRO of the NF Railway, P J Sharma informed that about 4.50 am on Wednesday, the front luggage-cum-parcel van number of train number 15603, Guwahati – Ledo Intercity […]

21 Nov 2018 2:24 pm
Centre did not provide security to enforce coal ban: Chief Secy

SHILLONG: The state government had written to the Centre several times to release central forces to check illegal coal mining and transportation. Earlier, soon after the NGT banned coal mining in 2014, the Tribunal had suggested the government to seek assistance from the Centre if the state police forces were finding it difficult to enforce […]

21 Nov 2018 7:16 am
Lapang to be NPP’s guiding star, says Prestone

SHILLONG: Former Congress leader DD Lapang will be the guiding star of the NPP if he joins the party, Deputy Chief Minister and senior leader Prestone Tynsong said on Tuesday. Talking to media persons, the NPP leader said the party has not received any official communication from Lapang, who is the chief advisor to the […]

21 Nov 2018 7:14 am
‘No illegal mining, nexus with mafia’

SHILLONG: Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has ruled out allegations of illegal coal mining levelled by the opposition. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Tynsong said isolated cases of illegal coal-laden trucks were seized by magistrates and police since 2014 during the Congress regime but “does it mean that the previous government was involved in illegal […]

21 Nov 2018 7:13 am
KHADC bill seeks to penalise non-tribals using Khasi surnames

SHILLONG: A bill was introduced in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) during the first day of its winter session here on Tuesday to penalise non-tribals who claim to be tribals. The KHADC chief executive member H S Shylla placed the bill before the council. The bill is called the Khasi Hills Autonomous District […]

21 Nov 2018 7:12 am
Council resolution wants return of Block I & II

SHILLONG: The state government needs the help of the Centre, its Assam counterpart and the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council to retrieve Block 1 and Block II, which are part of the 12 areas of difference, KHADC chief HS Shylla said on Tuesday. Moving a resolution on the issue on the first day of the KHADC’s […]

21 Nov 2018 7:12 am
KHADC moves resolution  on name change

  SHILLONG: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) moved a resolution to rename the district council. Speaking on Day 1 of the winter session on Tuesday, KHADC chief HS Shylla said ‘united’ denotes unification of the 25 Khasi states with the erstwhile British area of the Khasi-Jaintia District. The KHADC has proposed that the […]

21 Nov 2018 7:10 am
Govt examines CBI report on edu scam in 10 centres

SHILLONG: The CBI report on the anomalies in 10 centres where recruitment of teachers was carried out in 2008-09, will be examined by the Education and the Political departments. Sources said on Tuesday that the report was submitted to the chief secretary on November 14 by the CBI as per the order of the High […]

21 Nov 2018 7:09 am
Mizoram polls: Conrad sees NPP key role in case of hung assembly

SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, who reached Aizawl on Tuesday for election campaign, said the NPP with its few members will play a vital role in forming the government in Mizoram in case of a hung assembly after the poll results. “NPP has been working tirelessly in different parts of the region to champion the […]

21 Nov 2018 7:08 am
PDF to contest all 29 seats in KHADC

SHILLONG: The newly floated People’s Democratic Front (PDF) is prepared to contest the upcoming council election in Meghalaya and is planning to field candidates in all the 29 constituencies under the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC). Talking to media persons here recently, Cabinet Minister and PDF MLA Hamlet Dohling said the party is receiving […]

21 Nov 2018 7:06 am
CLP meet today to discuss activists’ assault

SHILLONG: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will meet on Wednesday to discuss its agenda and strategy for the upcoming special Assembly session on November 27. The special session is being called to modify the resolution passed by the House earlier this year for inclusion of Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule. Congress spokesperson […]

21 Nov 2018 7:06 am
First T20: Men in Blue start favourites against weakened, unsettled Australia

Brisbane: An Australia in turmoil both on and off the field has made India the firm favourites in the compelling rivalry’s latest battle which begins with a T20 International series here on Wednesday. In a bid to assert themselves as favourites for the Test series, which starts on December 6 in Adelaide, India would be […]

21 Nov 2018 2:40 am
T20s our best chance: Finch

Brisbane: Skipper Aaron Finch on Tuesday reckoned the T20 Internationals will be Australia’s best chance to challenge an upbeat India in the absence of leading batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner. The three T20 Internationals starting here Wednesday will open what will be a string of big-ticket clashes between the two rivals. Finch said that […]

21 Nov 2018 2:35 am
Ban on Smith, Warner to continue

Brisbane: Steve Smith and David Warner will not be available for Australia’s upcoming Test series against India after the year-long ball-tampering bans on them were upheld by Cricket Australia on Tuesday after a review. In recent days, owing in no small measure to the Australian team’s poor on-field performances, there was a clamour for the […]

21 Nov 2018 2:34 am
Ranji: Hosts notch up 338/5 against Nagaland

Shillong: Centuries from Raj Biswa and guest/professional Yogesh Nagar took Meghalaya to 338/5 at stumps on the first day of the Ranji Trophy plate group match against Nagaland at the Meghalaya Cricket Association Ground here on Tuesday. This is already Meghalaya’s highest score and it comes in their third Ranji match. Nagaland won the toss […]

21 Nov 2018 2:32 am
ICC rejects Pakistan’s compensation claim against India on bilateral cricket

Dubai/ Karachi: The International Cricket Council’s dispute panel on Tuesday dismissed Pakistan’s compensation claim against India for allegedly failing to honour a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral series, ending the long-standing feud by accepting the BCCI’s arguments on the matter. “…the PCB’s claim is dismissed. Costs are reserved,” the ICC stated in the one-line […]

21 Nov 2018 2:31 am
Wins for Meghalaya in Cooch Behar, Vijay Merchant trophy

SHILLONG: Meghalaya claimed an emphatic victory over Mizoram in their first match of the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy, beating their Northeastern neighbour by an innings and 157 runs on the second day of the four-day match in Dibrugarh. Resuming on 215/7, Meghalaya added another 50 before being bowled out for 265, a 212-run lead over […]

21 Nov 2018 2:30 am
IMF demands details of Pakistan’s financial assistance deal with China

ISLAMABAD: The IMF has demanded Pakistan provide all details of China’s financial support to the cash-strapped country to avail a bailout package from it, according to media reports. The International Monetary Fund mission is in Pakistan and holding talks with officials over arranging an unspecified amount to help in addressing the balance of payment issue. […]

21 Nov 2018 2:11 am
Smart homes of the future could adjust to your needs

Researchers in the US, including one of Indian-origin, are working on a technology that could make homes of the future adjust to your activity without the need for invasive cameras. So when you leave a room, you would not require anyone to tell the that the lights, or the fans needed to be switched off. […]

21 Nov 2018 2:11 am
HPCL workers call Barak, central Assam bandh on Nov 22

GUWAHATI: The Hindustan Paper Corporation (HPC) Mills Revival Action Committee, a conglomeration of organisations and political parties, has called a 12-hour Barak Valley and central Assam bandh on November 22 in protest against the “apathy” and “partisan” approach of the Centre towards revival of the Cachar and Nagaon paper mills. Operations in Cachar Paper Mill […]

21 Nov 2018 2:07 am
BJP pledges to add Mizo language in 8th Schedule

AIZAWL: In its desperate bid to make deeper penetration in Congress-ruled Mizoram, the BJP on Tuesday promised to include Mizo language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. In the Vision Document released here at state party headquarters Atal Bhavan, the saffron party also pledged to establish three engineering colleges, two medical colleges and three […]

21 Nov 2018 2:05 am
Runghi laid to rest with full state honour

ITANAGAR: The mortal remains of Nabam Runghi was laid to rest at Yupia, near here, with full state honour on Tuesday. Runghi, who is credited to be the person behind making Itanagar as the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, died on Sunday night following prolonged illness. He was 84. Runghi was the first agency council member […]

21 Nov 2018 2:04 am
Tura Motorsport Challenge organised

TURA: The 4th edition of the Bilgaro Tura Challenge was organised recently by the Tura Motor Sports Club from Selbalgre to Misimagre, a distance of 3.2 km. The event saw participation of many drivers from Garo Hills and outside in different categories which included Rookie, Cars below 1300 CC, Cars above 1300 CC, SUV, Ladies […]

21 Nov 2018 2:00 am
La Liga mulls football collaboration with AIFF

New Delhi: Top officials from 18 Spanish La Liga clubs got together in the city on Tuesday, ramping up their activities in the country while mulling a collaboration with the All India Football Federation (AIFF). A couple of them enquired about the popularity of kabaddi in India, and a few said they are aware of […]

21 Nov 2018 2:00 am
School girl injured at Nongpoh road mishap

NONGPOH: A student studying in Class XI at Alpha English Higher Secondary School, identified as Rani Rongpeit, was seriously injured when an overspeeding sumo coming from Shillong towards Guwahati hit her while she was crossing the road on her way to school to sit for her examination. Sources informed that the incident happened on Tuesday […]

20 Nov 2018 9:47 pm