A STEP CLOSER TO THE VACCINE 

The Covid pandemic scenario remains scary even though there were hints of a let-up in recent weeks. With India recording nine million plus Covid Positive cases as last count, the optimism about an early resumption of public activities in…

Saving Shillong’s Rivers  

The unprecedented heavy rains this summer lasted longer than usual and resulted in major flash-floods in the low lying areas of Pynthor-Umkhrah. One of the reasons for the floods is also because Meghalaya has no Land Use Policy and the…

SONIA MUST ACT

That the Congress party is passing through tough times needs no repeated emphasis. The Bihar assembly results combined with the debacle for the party in 12 states overall in a string of by-elections alongside the Bihar polls might have…

Press freedom does not come free

Patricia Mukhim There are ways and ways of doing journalism. One is the stenography type of journalism where we only report who said what. The other is when the newspaper takes a stand on issues and pays a price for it. That is cutting…

BJP dares MDA Government

Dissatisfied with the State Government’s attempts to do a Local Fund Audit to clear the air around the issue of corruption in the Autonomous District Councils the BJP now wants to take the matter to the Lok Ayukta. It is evident that the…

DEMOCRACY, POLLS

Democracy is facing odds in its traditional strongholds. The recent US presidential elections cast a new shadow over this governance system. That the incumbent president Donald Trump was not ready to acknowledge the election results and…