MeECL’s painful reforms

Government of Meghalaya has had to concur to the Power Ministry’s conditions to outsource the power distribution to a franchisee in order to avail the second tranche of the Atman Nirbhar loan of Rs 672.86 crore for debt servicing…

Bangladesh’s push forward

Bangladesh, unlike what was described long ago as a “basket case” requiring the world to feed it, is increasingly and commendably becoming a success story. Under the able leadership of Sheikh Hasina for several years, the nation born in…

Where political lying has become commonplace

By Patricia Mukhim There is a book for very vice and virtue on this earth. The book, “The Rise of Political Lying” by Peter Oborne says, “Citizens have a right to form a fair and balanced judgment, and are therefore entitled to be informed…

Karbi peace accord may be inked next week: Assam CM

GUWAHATI, June 3: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said a peace treaty was likely to be signed with Karbi insurgent groups any day next week. Addressing a media conference at Assam Bhawan in New Delhi, Sarma said he…

Southwest monsoon sets in over Kerala: IMD

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, June 3 : The Southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala on Thursday said the India Meteorological Department (IMD), as against the normal date of June 1. It was conveyed in the IMD release issued here at 1.30…