JUDICIARY AND POLITICS

In a curious instance, the Karnataka high court has expressed dismay after it was found out that a retired judge had paid over Rs 8 crore to a middle-man to secure a governor’s post. This case in question is that of a retired lady judge who…

Traditional institutions in a modern democracy

By Patricia Mukhim Much has been written about the traditional institutions in Meghalaya and many paeans sung about the ability of the Dorbar Shnong in particular to render service to their respective constituents especially during the…

Breaking the Covid chain

The Government of Meghalaya has taken a prudent decision in announcing a 10-day lockdown in certain vulnerable districts, beginning May 1. Covid numbers in the State are rapidly rising and Government can no longer take a chance and allow a…

Freedom of Speech & Democracy  

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right here but speaking out the truth itself could often land one in trouble, be it from the establishment or from the judiciary or even the local thugs. Both individuals and the media are at the receiving…

Madras HC to the fore

Elections in this country are a akin to a circus. But considering that Covid 19 had hardly exited the country and that a more virulent and mutative form of Covid had begun its insidious appearance it would have been prudent to make the…

FAILING TO LEAD

The worst was only to be expected. The Indian governance system is found sorely wanting in handling of the Covid19 pandemic in its second wave that is killing many due also to lack of oxygen supply in capital Delhi and elsewhere. A…

Lockdown a last resort

Governments across states are caught in a bind over whether to announce a lockdown or to resort to containing the virus wherever it has struck. In Meghalaya, the Opposition Congress has rightly expressed its concerns over a second lockdown…

Programme on legal awareness held in Tura

TURA, April 23: The District Legal Services Authority from West Garo Hills on Friday organized a Legal Awareness programme for the Para Legal Volunteers, Panel Lawyers and Workers of Unorganised Sectors at the Conference Hall of the…

Time to act fast

A sense of desperation grips capital Delhi and several other cities where the spread of Covid pandemic is at worrisome levels and hospitals have run out of beds, ventilators and oxygen supplies. There is also the problem of vaccine shortage…

Covid19 to Covid2.0: Did we learn anything?

By Patricia Mukhim Just as we were all hobbling back to what we thought would be a ‘normal’ life albeit with masks on (at least most of us had not abandoned our masks despite the fall in Covid numbers), back comes the virus with a more…