TEMPLE AFTER A LONG PUSH

The BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh are in a jubilant mood -- despite the Covid-linked depression that the nation is facing. The jubilation is on account of the Shilanyas scheduled for Wednesday for the Ram Temple…

Doctors must educate the public

Major television news channels have a question and answer session with senior medical professionals from different parts of the country almost every day since Covid-19 hit us. These medical experts who are experienced in their respective…

LADAKH AND BEYOND

Ladakh is far from having settled down to peace. Chinese PLA is massing up troops in sensitive areas in the region, and India is in a state of preparedness in the event of a fresh face-off. Clearly, the problems in the region are far from…

Trump jittery about November elections

President Donald Trump surprised all by tweeting on July 30 that the upcoming presidential election should be delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Trump expressed his apprehensions about voting mail-in voting and said that people…

Record spike of over 55K coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI:  India reported the single-day spike of 55,079 coronavirus cases and 779 deaths in the last 24 hours pushing the total tally to 16,38,871 and 35,747 deaths, stated the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.…

NEP – Fillip for Education

A question that’s often asked as a counter to ‘What’s wrong with India’s education system’ is: “What’s right with our education system?” With the Union Cabinet giving its green signal to a New Education Policy for the 21st Century, the…

We All Make Mistakes: It Helps to Accept This Fact

Patricia Mukhim For us in the media the coronavirus pandemic has been a blistering roller coaster ride. But when have we ever had a joyride anyway? Is there any other profession, (other than some investment banking – stock market…

COVID-positive youth shifted to quarantine centre

SHILLONG: A COVID patient and neighbour of the woman, who died of the disease last week, at Mawbah was taken away by police to a quarantine centre on Wednesday evening. DHS (MI) Dr Aman War on Wednesday said that the youth, who was among…

Lockdown a harsh measure

The Government of Meghalaya has thankfully not extended the lockdown beyond July 29. Why do Governments impose lockdowns in the first place? It’s primarily to restrict people’s movement and hence their contact with one another.  That way…