THREAT FROM OWAISI

Here now is the time of identity politics based on caste and religion – a far cry from the secular traditions Independent India sought to promote in the decades since 1947. Asaduddin Owaisi of the Hyderabad-based AIMIM is the latest to…

District Councils have failed the Jaidbynriew

Patricia Mukhim The fall of the less than one year old Executive Committee (EC) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) would have been funny if it were not tragic. People voted their MDCs with the hope that they would…

KHADC’s bizarre toppling game

News that the United Democratic Alliance (ADA) which is presently running the executive committee of the Khasi Hills Autonomous Council has been toppled by none other than its Chairman, PN Syiem is no surprise.  PN Syiem who started his…

THE OTHER SIDE OF BJP

Clearly, the ruling BJP is taking quite a few hits, demonstrating that it is not unassailable. If civic elections in Karnataka showed the party being outwitted by the Congress party, a similar scenario unfolded in Rajasthan on Tuesday when…

KHADC urges Centre to exempt Meghalaya from CAB

SHILLONG: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has passed a resolution to urge the Central government to exempt the tribal areas and Meghalaya as a whole from the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Bill. Earlier,

Whither fire safety in Meghalaya  

The massive fire that broke out early Sunday morning is a stark reminder of the fire that gutted the Meghalaya Assembly building on January 9, 2001, 18 years ago. That was a beautiful heritage building that was never rebuilt. Instead much…

LANKA WITH RAJAPAKSAS

Sri Lanka is set for a change of governance. The presidential polls saw the return to power of the Rajapaksa family, with former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa winning the people’s mandate against the ruling United National Party’s…

Beyond untrodden ways

By Patricia Mukhim Nisangram, a Garo village that is partly in Assam and partly in Meghalaya, is about 210 km from Shillong. This quaint little village is also where the first Garo convert to Christianity, Rev Ramke Watre Momin, came in…

Skill development prog on vermicompost held

SHILLONG: A skill development programme on vermicompost was conducted in Laitkor Rngi, East Khasi Hills on Wednesday. Around 34 farmers attended the programme which was organised by the Spices Board under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas…

Lokayukta’s appeal for transparency

Meghalaya Lukayukta, Justice PK Musahary has warned the civil servants of Meghalaya of dire consequences if they give misleading information on their assets (acquired since they joined service).  While this is welcome move, the Lokayukta is…
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