Shillong’s intractable traffic ordeal

In the autumn session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, some members of the Opposition wanted the Government, specifically the Transport Minister to inform the House on what blueprint for action has been worked out to address the…

Congress, sure steps

It’s now abundantly clear as to how things will shape up in Rajasthan within the Congress where a vacancy for the chief minister’s post has abruptly arisen. Once Ashok Gehlot shifts base to Delhi with the proposed filing of his nomination…

Police personnel and the law

On the police vehicle scam and other matters, Home Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui said that the Government would study the enquiry report to see if the findings have violated any laws, before taking action against the officer in question – the…

Muslims and integration

Appreciably, an attempt is being made by the RSS to facilitate reconciliation with Muslims. Five Muslim intellectuals held talks with Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat at his own initiative in the national capital this week. This is a…

Religion as agency for human rights

By Patricia Mukhim When Christ said, “Give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar,” he did not mean that his followers should wash their hands off the politics of the day and only concentrate on things spiritual. The human person does not live…

Assembly dome: MDA must answer

Whether or not the TMC will come to power in Meghalaya is immaterial. What is of significance is the body of work related to Meghalaya by national spokesperson of the TMC, Saket Gokhale. He has been able to put his finger on the pulse of…

New tidings in Kashmir

As the first multiplex for film screening opens in Srinagar, the message is loud and clear. A society that has long been feeling only a strain and huge pressures due to violence and insurgency is beginning to ease. Not that all is already…

Empire under Charles

Queen Elizabeth II was finally laid to rest on Monday, September 19. The late queen’s son King Charles has now taken over the reins. For the mostly truncated 'British Empire' it’s time now to pause and reflect. With 14 nations other than…