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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A heart-warming gesture

Editor, I am sharing an exemplary reach-out by the Government of Meghalaya in its laudable efforts to alleviate the predicaments of many a Meghalayan/Shillongite staying away from their homes for studies, employment purposes or simply…

Better planning needed

Editor, With regards to the present vulnerable state of the entire nation, the worry of the localities seems to have aggravated all the more due to the closure of the sources of their livelihood. A question to be pondered upon is why…

Stringent measures needed

Editor, As per press reports, there are around 7000 people undergoing self quarantine in Meghalaya. This is a huge challenge for the Health Department which has to ensure that the 7000 people meticulously adhere to the quarantine protocol.…

Summon slip for carrying household supplies

Editor,  Desperate times require desperate measures like they say hence the lock down. And I would like to believe that for most part the public agree and would want to follow the government’s directives wholeheartedly. However does that…

When a lockdown is not really a lockdown

Editor, Ever since the Prime Minister announced a total lockdown, everyone expected it to be a total curfew, but I believe each one of us have at some point or the other come out of our houses for reasons best known to us. The Government…

Together We Can

Editor,  In her latest  article in the Shillong Times  , Patricia Mukhim  stated that the Meghalaya Government is leaving no  stone unturned  to tackle the  Covid -19 pandemic.  I may also add that  during such a challenging time   the …

Role of Churches in times of crisis

Editor The imposition, of the unprecedented nation-wide lockdown for 21 days to fight the coronavirus pandemic, by the regime, is seen as welcome step by most netizens in order to combat the crisis. What is extraordinary about this lockdown…

On Social Distancing

Editor, With the world running out of order due to the COVID-19 outbreak, I applaud the state government and the district administration of different districts in Meghalaya for their serious take on the effects of this pandemic, by taking…

An appeal to private doctors

Editor, It is said, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Today I will change it a little bit and say, “A doctor in need is a doctor indeed,” because doctors are our most wanted friends now. They are the ones who could save us.  This is…

Racial slur on North-Easterners

Editor, As  COVID-19  tightens  its  grip  on  the  world ,   many    people in    our  country   are  giving  vent  to  their  feelings  in  reprehensible  and  loathsome  ways.   In  the  wake  of   COVID-19  outbreak,  the   …