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Gangrape amidst the pandemic

The news of the gangrape of a 14 year old girl in South Garo Hills in the midst of the pandemic is both shocking and troubling. While the girl was fortunately found and rescued by a police team from Rongsa Awe, what is alarming is that she…

Incentives & penalties

By Dr S. Saraswathi UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, launching the State’s Population Policy stated, “We should not forget that increase in population contributes to poverty in society. Hence, until all sections are made…

Impact and influence of social media

By Kaustov Kashyap We are currently in the golden age of the Internet and social media. Conventional media such as newspapers, magazines and TV are on the path of being redundant. Today, social sites such as Facebook and Twitter are…

Showdown in parliament

A stormy start to Parliament’s Monsoon Session was expected anyway. That’s how the Indian Parliament functions. Every time the two houses assemble, there will be a backlog of contentious issues to be raised to put the government on the…

Is Government waiting for natural death of HNLC?

By Albert Thyrniang Now and then The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) seeks public attention through IED attacks. The latest one is the IED blast at Khliehriat police reserve in East Jaintia Hills in the wee hours of…

The Covid crisis we don’t see

By Lekha Rattanani The official death count due to Covid-19 in India stood at over 400,000 around mid-July. It is widely understood and accepted that the actual death toll is many times that figure. Yet, these numbers do not count the…

Vaccination – A student’s viewpoint

Editor, Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to share my point of view as a student on the vaccination drives that are taking place across the country. I am a student of St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School,…

Vaccine & communications challenge

Health Department officials must be appreciated for going the extra mile to create a platform where the voices of citizens, their fears and anxieties are being addressed and their questions answered adopting the participatory model.…

Cognition a cure for PGI woes

By Benjamin Lyngdoh “Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui while acknowledging the report pointed towards the improved performance of Meghalaya over the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. While that is fine, we must not lose sight of the fact that…