Didi refuses to take blame for EC’s lapses

By Arun Srivastava Goebbelian thesis has come alive in Bengal. The RSS and the BJP have succeeded in their design to push a divisive narrative that the state has been in the midst of a communal war like situation. Coinciding with the…

Cultural cross fertilisation pleases Dhaka

By Ashis Biswas While the Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) major election victory in Bengal has been welcomed in Bangladesh, there is also an undercurrent of dismay. Judging by social media messaging, Bangladeshis fear that the Teesta River…

Rebuttal to letter ‘MPSC’s fiasco’

Editor, This letter is in response to the letter published in The Shillong Times titled, “MPSC’s Fiasco” (ST May 6, 2021). The author of the letter in question has tried his best to lay out a strong case against the accused candidates as…

SHILLONG MUNICIPAL BOARD

  By WL Lyngdoh Shillong Municipal Board (SMB) has a long history dating back to 1878, when Shillong and its suburbs were constituted into a Station under the Bengal Act, 1876. The then Suburbs of Shillong comprised of (1) Mawkhar…

National lockdown inevitable

Editor, The new Covid strain is spreading at such a fast pace and the increased number of infections and deaths are increasing with every passing day. This has prompted many political and non-political groups to put forward the idea of a…

Mamata’s determined venture into national politics

By Arun Srivastava Just 48 hours ahead of her being formally sworn in as the Chief Minister, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee moved one step forward to stake her say in the national politics. For the experts and the political establishment, who…

Murder at Medanta

By TP Sreenivasan The frequency with which the IFS fraternity is losing its members to Covid is heart breaking. Although the Foreign Service is rather small, all of us do not meet each other because of the very nature of our peripatetic…

MPSC’s fiasco

Editor, After all the allegations made against the Commission on the recently concluded MCS exams, kudos to the commission for being able to declare the final list of selected candidates within a span of 7 days! Most examinations require a…

Ha Ri Lajong; Katba Mon! (My country; My Wish)  

By Benjamin Lyngdoh          The title of the column translates into a phrase ‘In our own land; we do as we please.” Quite obviously, the phrase depicts a sense of pride and ownership of something and that it consequently entails a freedom…

PM RECEIVED COVAXIN SHOT IN PREFERENCE TO COVISHIELD

By Sushil Kutty  Adar Poonawala is the ‘King of Vaccines’. And in today’s Covid-19 world, he’s bigger than Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani. Poonawala runs the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest producer of vaccines with a…