Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

Shillong: Meghalaya threw up an interesting mandate on Saturday. The Congress emerged as the largest party, but only marginally ahead of the National People’s Party, providing the smaller parties with an opportunity to play kingmaker. The BJP won 2 seats. The Congress took  of 21 of the 59 seats – two more than the NPP’s. […]

Nazareth Academy Alumni Meet

Nazareth Academy Alumni Meet

NOSA (Nazareth Old Students’ Association) an alumni association  of Nazareth academy, Gaya organized the NOSA Annual Reunion at Nazareth Academy, Gaya where the Nazareth Ex-student, Dr. (Mrs.) Bindu Singh, Senior Professor and the past District Governor of Rotary was the Chief Guest who lit the Inaugural Lamp. Sr. Ann Mary, Chief Patron started the meeting […]

Loneliness: a social problem

Loneliness: a social problem

Sir – Over the years, loneliness has emerged as a serious social problem. One feels that the rise in the number of aged persons has a connection with this development. The United Nations reports that there were 607 million people above the age of 60 in the year 2000, and the figure rose to 901 […]

TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

New Delhi:  The Tata Institute of Social Sciences students and alumni  staged a demonstration near the Human Resource Development Ministry against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC and ST scholars on February 26, reports PTI. The students of all the campuses of the institute have been protesting since February 21 against the administration demanding tuition, […]

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Along with Nagaland, Meghalaya will be going to polls on February 27. Thomas Lim of Meghalaya Times, shares some insights: The last day of campaigning which had end 48 hours before the poll on February 24 evening had witnessed the show of strength by all 374 candidates vying for the 60 seats in the August […]

Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

Shimla, Feb 19: The Himalayan Musk deer and Red headed vulture are at the top of a ‘threatened species’ list in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has identified and listed 22 plant and 16 animals species as “threatened”, an official said. Separate committees of experts were notified by the board in December […]

No getting high on Ganja on Shivratri!

No getting high on Ganja on Shivratri!

Guwahati: The Kamrup (metro) district administration will take stern action against the selling and consumption of ganja and other drugs during Shivaratri. A team, comprising excise officials and police, will be deployed in and around Sukreswar and Bhima Shankar temples, Umananda island and Basistha Mandir, the four major places of Shiva worship, on February 14 […]

India dithers over Maldives crisis

India dithers over Maldives crisis

Male/Colombo/New Delhi: Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday justified the SOS for military intervention his country’s Opposition leaders had sent to Delhi, as India kept its cards close to its chest amid China’s call for resolving the issue internally. “Saying ‘resolve things internally’ is akin to asking us to escalate the revolt, which can […]

Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

Guwahati: The Assam government has asked Meghalaya to check overloading of trucks carrying coal, following allegations that a “syndicate” is running the illegal trade in connivance with government officials and police. Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the Assembly on Wednesday that Dispur had set up a committee to monitor the trucks transporting coal from […]

‘Mr Modi is Prime Minister, not Opposition leader’

‘Mr Modi is Prime Minister, not Opposition leader’

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday wondered if Narendra Modi had forgotten he was now the Prime Minister of the country. “I can understand Modiji talking about the Congress and its performance in the last 70 years in 2014. Has he forgotten he is Prime Minister now? He is not an Opposition leader,” […]

Workers pay more taxes than the Employers?

Workers pay more taxes than the Employers?

New Delhi, Feb 5 : The employees, not the owners are the ones paying the most taxes in India.  If this statement sounds bizarre, here’s the low down. There is “unevenness” in the taxes paid by the salaried class and business people, as 50 per cent of the 7 lakh companies which file I-T returns […]

Govt to abolish Thousands of Vacant posts

Govt to abolish Thousands of Vacant posts

New Delhi:  The government is planning to abolish all posts which have been vacant for more than five years, and has directed all ministries and department to submit a comprehensive report on the matter, according to news reports. In an office memorandum, the Finance Ministry said it had asked all ministries and departments to submit […]