Cliched Assembly Questions

Covid19 has caused unprecedented hardships for the people of Meghalaya with many having lost their livelihoods and struggling to subsist on doles apart from having to battle the disease through social distancing and other measures. The…

CHANGE IN COVID STRATEGY

Clearly, India is changing its strategy vis-à-vis handling of the Covid-19 situation. Flights are resuming, and so are train services. Plan is to run some 200 trains of various categories and operate flights on a limited scale with new…

Covid19 – Disruption or end of stagnation

Patricia Mukhim The near invisible virus - Covid19 has thrown asunder our lives and our way of doing things. We have had to re-adjust our lifestyles. The lockdown has given us ample time to read, reflect and renew our thoughts – in short…

Realities about Covid 19

Assam saw a spike in Covid cases to 20 on May 19 and reported 13 positive cases on May 20. Meghalaya reported one positive case in Tura on May 19. Assam has the largest number of returnees from outside the state and a good number of them…

MIGRANT POLITICS

It is in the fitness of things that the Congress party is now on the springboard to support migrant labourers - a segment that can form into one of the largest vote banks for political parties. The party always enjoyed a reputation for…

Accuracy of the Covid19 tests

A person testing for Covid19 while wishing he is negative would also want to get an accurate result – whether negative or positive. Hence the accuracy of the lab tests are of utmost importance given their role in helping to halt the…

STIMULUS, CORRUPT SYTEMS

Quite possibly, the huge tranches of stimulus measures announced by the Centre to help the nation overcome the Covid-linked lockdown would be more of a lure now to those who are waiting in the wings to make a killing out of this. The…

The Pandemic & the Goodness in Every Human

By HH Mohrmen Many of us base our judgments on past experiences and therefore find it hard to still believe that there is goodness in every human. Perhaps we have encountered too many bad experiences that make us doubt and have…

New corona centre at NIFT campus

SHILLONG: Another corona care centre at National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) campus, in Umsawli was inaugurated by Health and Family Welfare Minister AL Hek on Saturday. The new corona centre with 40 rooms can…