Coal mine & state response

The coal mine tragedy where six miners fell into an abandoned mine allegedly owned by a relative of a cabinet minister has again exposed the poor working conditions of miners who work in these unsafe conditions and put their lives in…

LEADER FOR CONGRESS

Given the kind of dilly-dallying over organizational polls the Congress party is used to, the announcement on Friday about fresh plans to elect the party president by June this year might be taken by one and all with a pinch of salt. Yet,…

Biden as 46th US President 

    Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took oath as President and Vice President on January 20 thus bringing to a close the uncertainly that plagued the US after the election results were announced in November last year. When Biden…

Meghalaya at 49: Where are we headed?

Patricia Mukhim The Positives first On Meghalaya’s 49th birthday it’s important to do a reality check about how much we have progressed as a people. Contrary to what we generally believe and have learnt to stereotype, the…

No vaccine reaction yet: Health min

SHILLONG, Jan 20: Removing concerns about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, Health Minister AL Hek on Wednesday said there was not a single reported case on the adverse effects of immunization in the state. “I have not received any report…

Meghalaya at 49

Every year it’s a ritual to do a reality check on the State of Meghalaya as it enters its birthday. For school and college children one year means passing out from one class and going to the next. If a student fails and remains in the…

SEASON OF HOPE, PRIDE

In the season of vaccination, optimism is high about the return of normal life to India and the wider world. With nearly five lakh inoculations done in the past three days, India is proud to have fielded two vaccines manufactured within…

Media trial contemptuous

On Monday January 18, the Bombay High Court has specifically spelt out that media trials during the investigation of any case, violates programme code under the Cable TV Network Regulation Act and tends to influence an ongoing probe. The…