SUPREME COURT OFFER IS A CASE OF GROSS INJUSTICE

  By Sushil Kutty   Question: What to make of the Supreme Court when it asked a rapist 'are you ready to marry the girl you raped, then possibly you can walk free with the trophy bride?'Of course, the top court did not ask in so many…

COVID-19 IMPACT

By Dr S Saraswathi Child Rights Manifesto has suddenly appeared when elections for Legislative Assembly in four States and one Union Territory are due to take place in April. Prepared and released by a group of civil society…

Question of conflict of interest

Editor, On the March 1, 2021 a workshop was organised by the Government of Meghalaya at the Convention Centre Shillong. The theme of the workshop was Urban Mobility for Shillong city. Taking into consideration the increasing difficulty…

Women’s Rights are Human Rights.

  Dr Rekha M Shangpliang   Twenty six years have passed since Hillary Rodham Clinton, the First Lady of the United States of America made usage of these famous lines as she gave her speech on September 5th 1995, at the United Nations…

India needs to better understand Tibet 

Editor, I refer to your report captioned, “To Understand China, First Understand Tibet”, published on Monday, March 1, 2021 and attributed to Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong, CTA. The report is trenchant and educative and a timely reminder of…

Dkhar’ in nature, why then the hatred?

  By Albert Thyrniang   When Ardent Basaiawmoit sought time from HYC, Sohiong circle to prove its allegation of his involvement as CEM of KHADC to incorporate non-Khasi (‘Tang Jait’) into the Khasi society he named a couple of Khasi…

A BARBARIC SOLUTION

  By Barnes Mawrie The recent ghastly incident at St. Xavier’s College campus in Um-oid, Mawkyrwat on February 25, where a group of local people killed a non-local labourer and injured seven others, casts a slur on our State in the…

Raise entry age for college teachers

Editor, Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the Education Minister of Meghalaya, the officials in the Education Department and in the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education of the need to raise the…

Lakadong Turmeric: The golden powder

By H H Mohrmen The story of Lakadong turmeric is a story of a singular and unceasing blessing of nature to the people of Jañtia hills. Lakadong is a gift to the state for the unique plant is endemic to the area. The plant has now become…