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Mukroh: Enough is enough

By HH Mohrmen I believe I have the right to comment on the recent unfortunate incident at Mukroh at least on two counts. My father who grew up in Umwasoo village which is now part of Karbi Anglong. He knew the region very well and he spoke…

Fall of the House of News

By Anirban Bhattacharyya The bells had been ringing for quite some time… like the irritating car alarm that gets set off accidentally at 5am, by the building security as they go to wash the car in a Mumbai multistorey complex. You lie in…

MDA Govt’s partiality in creating new C&RD Blocks

Editor, Should we say kudos to the MDA Government for creating only a few new C&RD Blocks in the state namely at Rambrai and Nonglang in West Khasi Hills, at Siju in South Garo Hills and at Adokgre in North Garo Hills, at Lumchnong…

Political capital at public expense

The MDA Government with its flurry of inaugurations and foundation stone-laying ceremonies has outdone all other governments. Perhaps they are acting to a carefully scripted action plan. What no one is asking is whether there are enough…

Gujarat’s battle for runner up spot: AAP Vs Cong

By Rajdeep Sardesai Gujarat elections 2022 is a unique contest: the winner is almost certain but the real interest lies in who will be the runner-up. Until the dramatic and rather noisy entry of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) into the poll…

Round The States

By Insaf Tamils & CAA DMK throws a challenge The ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu has given a fresh twist to Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. In an affidavit in Supreme Court, it has held that it’s discriminatory to exclude Tamil refugees…

Separate IAS/IPS cadre for Meghalaya

Editor, Your esteemed daily had carried the front page good news on 30 November 2022 about “MHA to examine Separate IAS/IPS cadre for Meghalaya.” It is rather too late for the government of India to consider this matter for Meghalaya while…

India at G-20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took charge as the head of the G-20 on Thursday after Indonesia ended its year-long leadership at the recent Bali meet. Formed 23 years ago, this powerful grouping has 19 nations plus the band of European…

Language as the idiom of violence

By Patricia Mukhim I have been thinking a lot about the kind of language that some in Khasi society use at particular junctures of our history. Sadly, we don’t pay attention to the etymology of the words and phrases that have the potential…

Celebrating India’s Constitution

By Ajit Ranade Indians got freedom on 15 August 1947 and responsibility on 26 January 1950. Freedom and responsibility go together and are two sides of the same coin. One cannot exist without the other. Being free means not being ruled by…