District Council and the State Government

By Fabian Lyngdoh The dynamism in the life of the people in the State of Meghalaya has been badly affected by the perpetual conflict of interests between the Autonomous District Councils and the State Government. To put an end to this…

NHRC chairman functioning as caged parrot

By Sushil Kutty Now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that there’s “selective” outrage; that people are "interpreting" human rights violations keeping in mind their “selfish interests”. Not surprisingly, the National Human Rights…

Rejoinder

Editor, There have been serious allegations time and again in your esteemed newspaper that false installation certificate has been issued by the undersigned to the Turnkey contractor on the alleged non-installation of Smart Meters under…

Regional parties’ unification: Chasing a mirage

By Albert Thyrniang The regional parties have started humming the unification tune. But in all likelihood it will never materialise. The recent call by a couple of leaders to unify all regional parties in Khasi-Jaintia Hills looks like a…

Clarification

Editor, I was shocked to find a letter published in your ‘Letters to the Editor’ section in your newspaper on 12.10.21 captioned, “Is MUDA listening?”written under my name in the capacity of secretary Barun Apartments Residents Society. It…

Livestock entrepreneurship beckons educated youth

By G.H.P. Raju Skill formation training programmes are readily accepted by the youth only when they know that employment is assured. Through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the Labour Department conducted skilling programs…

Amit Shah certifies Prime Minister as a democrat

By Sushil Kutty It took Home Minister Amit Shah seven years to tell the country that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the “most democratic leader” he has known in 20 years. But why believe Shah? After all, Shah and Modi are not very…

Shocking incident

Editor, The incident of a man in West Khasi Hills raping both his daughters repeatedly and apparently with the knowledge of his wife and her brother (the children’s uncle) is bizarre and reeks of the worst form of incest ever heard in…

State of affairs in the State

By H H Mohrmen It is said that a week is a long time in politics because a lot can happen in seven days. Indeed stories and the twists and turns to the stories that have developed in the last few days and quite revealing. Take for example…