Surreptitious transportation of coal

The Supreme Court order banning further extraction and transportation of coal until the State Government adopts the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act (MMDR), is being violated with impunity. In complete contempt of the…

PUTTING SENSE INTO PAKISTAN

Predictably, India has upped the ante vis-à-vis Pakistan. External affairs minister S Jaishankar has only added to an ongoing clamour when he went on record to say the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir is part of India and New Delhi will sooner or…

Whither Environment Protection Act?

Patricia Mukhim The National Green Tribunal (NGT) was set up essentially to regulate the behaviour of individuals and the state when it comes to safeguarding the environment. The NGT actually makes the Environmental Protection Act…

ILP needs  public debate

Meghalaya has a population of three million hence any far-reaching legislation cannot be pushed through by a few hundred people who have not thought through the issue and which is devoid of Constitutional backing. The Inner Line Permit…

2G AND STATE OF THE ECONOMY

As is generally understood, the 2G was a scam of epic proportions; a bribe-taking at the highest level of government in Spectrum allocations, exposed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in 2010. It eventually led to the ouster…

Hindi as link language

Hindi is not the only language spoken in India. This is a fact well established since the 1960s when the southern states of India refused to accept Hindi as the national language. But Amit Shah is known as the steam roller of the NDA…

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OIL HIT AND INDIA

Oil prices are set for a hike and this could mean more trouble for the Indian economy. With a set of 10 drones attacking key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, the world’s oil supply remains majorly disrupted. Who did this is not known…

NEIGRIHMS Affairs

After a very long hiatus the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute for Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) has come for discussion in the Meghalaya Assembly. And rightly so!  The Institute is located in Shillong and therefore…

It’s the Economy Stupid

An aspect about which the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is finding itself being on the defensive, more so in its sixth year of running the nation, is the economy. With GDP - the barometer for economic growth on a nose-dive to five per…

Is Education Failing Us and our Environment?

Patricia Mukhim In India, education has been mistaken for the grades that students score in their examinations. That is the end all and be all of education as we see it in our country. Sadly there is no attempt to re-calibrate the idea of…
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