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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Non-tribal lives matter

Editor, I strongly condemn the brutal assault on non tribal youths at Lawsohtun on  July 3, 2020 and demand immediate arrest of the culprits. The manner in which the youths were trapped and assaulted confirms that it was a pre-planned…

Woodland fire a preventable incident

Editor, On July 2 evening the house of Dr W Kharshiing, of Woodland’s Hospital caught fire. Being from the engineering field I wish to throw some light on this man-made disaster which is one of many such disasters. The State Assembly…

Prevention a dire need

Editor, The recent issuance of a set of guidelines/protocols for home isolation of high-risk COVID-19 cases by the state government is greatly appreciated. The high-risk group needs to be properly taken care of. However, as the saying…

Primary Education & District Councils

Editor, Sometime last week the debate on Primary Education vis-à-vis the District Councils came back in public domain.As one involved as the Administrator of Primary Education in Khasi Hills when Govt. took over the administration from…

Uncertainty amidst the pandemic

Editor, The 2020 Pandemic has led to a chaotic jumble of social, mental and psychological issues in the lives of the student community, as a whole. While the CBSE, ICSE as well as intermediate year college students breathed a sigh of…

Kudos Meghalaya Govt!  

Editor, The aviation sector had resumed operations after a frustrating hiatus of 2 months. The threat of the virus was rising exponentially in Mumbai and I decided to come back home. However, a few factors made me pause and contemplate -…

Charity begins at home

  Editor, In the letter published in the June 27, 2020 edition of your esteemed daily under caption “US’s visa Ban”, Mr Venu GS has opined that temporary suspension of different classes of visa by US Government goes against the idea of…

Harrowing time at Byrnihat entry point

Editor, After being stranded for 75 days in Kolkata due to the lockdown I was finally able to take a flight to Guwahati on June 6. On arrival, after being tested for Covid-19 ( the test results were sent to me after 2 days indicating…

Covid protocols for ordinary citizens only

Editor, It appears that the Covid protocols in Meghalaya are meant only for ordinary citizens of the state. As is seen from the recent visit of the CM to Manipur the Covid protocols were not binding on him and is also not applicable to…

Govt’s anti-poor measures

  Editor, It is a preposterous measure that the government is taking by increasing fuel prices arbitrarily. In the last few weeks we have seen fuel prices keep rising endlessly. When the international crude oil price is tumbling down, our…