Meghalaya tourism takes a hit

Home-stays and guest houses have mushroomed in different parts of Meghalaya. Sohra and its surrounding areas, the favourite destinations of tourists are feeling the pinch after the Inner Line Permit (ILP) protests and indiscriminate

The Shaheen Bagh phenomenon

Some amongst the Shaheen Bagh protestors have said that they are ready to meet Home Minister Amit Shah and to place their grievances before him. However, they also felt that the onus for inviting them for talks rests with the Home Minister

Congress in the doldrums

At last some senior Congress functionaries have begun to speak up in favour of a major overhaul in the Party. The drubbing that the Congress faced in the Delhi polls actually calls for serious introspection. A responsible political party

CRIME, COURT AND CORRUPTION

The Supreme Court has wielded the stick in a more forceful manner this time, in a continuing effort to reduce, if not end, the sway of criminal elements in politics and public life. A 2018 order by a five-member division bench of the apex…

Election planks and how governance won over bluster

Patricia Mukhim Everyone of us who have had enough of the daily vitriol spouted out by BJP head honchos and their younger acolytes in the run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections heaved a sigh of relief on February 11 last when the results…

Home has a change of guard

Home is the only safe sanctuary for humans. It affords them shelter them from all dangers and from the elements. If the home becomes an unsafe space there will be chaos. The inmates will suffer insecurity and despair. It is not without…

MDA partners’ predicament

The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) is not exactly in good health. There appears to be serious differences of opinion between the collation partners. The BJP with two MLAs is unable to agree on whether coal mining should carry on under…

AAP KI DILLI

The writing is on the wall. Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is set to retain power and his Aam Aadmi Party tipped to win the assembly polls. This, not just going by the near-unanimity of the exit polls, but also by the confidence…

Trump Acquitted

American President Donald Trump was acquitted after the Senate voted to acquit him without calling witnesses. It's an outcome that the White House has pushed for although Democrats and some Republicans too lamented that the impeachment…

Ampareen extends support

SHILLONG: Congress MLA from East Shillong Ampareen Lyngdoh was the lone politician who attended the public meeting called by former MLA Ardent Basaiawmoit on Thursday. Speaking to a section of the press, she agreed with Basaiawmoit when he…
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