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Award event The Khasi Students Union (KSU) Nongthymmai circle will organise the “Babu Soso Tham academic award” on February 1 at the Nongthymmai Parish hall from 2 pm. The union has requested meritorious students to submit their marksheets.…

ANOTHER VIRUS WORRY

The world is on the threshold of a new virus threat – the Coronavirus that has brought life to a standstill in some 15 cities across China. Millions of people in various cities there have been quarantined, flights cancelled and movement of…

Spl session to dislodge NPP in GHADC fails

Boston Marak withdraws No-Confidence Motion TURA: A special session of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council that was called on Monday to hold the No-Confidence Motion against the Dipul Marak-led NPP Executive Committee ended without…

KHADC conundrum

The repeated call for Administrator’s Rule in the Khasi Hills District Council reeks of gross unconstitutionality. The problem with the district councils is that they are inherently unstable institutions dictated by the lucre of office.…

DEMOCRACY AND INDIA

The Democracy ranking for India dropped by 10 points to 51 on a scale set by a global media establishment -- one that retains considerable credibility. The context it cited is understandable, namely the actions by the Modi government in…

SC puts off hearing CAA cases

The Supreme Court has refused to stay the execution of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and has also put off hearing a batch of 144 CAA cases challenging the constitutionality of the Act without first hearing the Central Government.…

MIND THE ECONOMY FIRST

Democracy functions in such a way that leaders will have to connect with the masses by all means. In this context, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  does a good job of reaching out to the people with his various radio and TV programmes. He…

Meghalaya turns 48

Forty seven years ago, the state of Meghalaya was carved out of the composite state of Assam. The demand for statehood was led by ordinary men and women of this state and a few leaders. It was a non-violent movement that lasted several…
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