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Importance of institutionalizing an idea

By Patricia Mukhim The Cherry Blossom Festival was conceived by the Mukul Sangma led MUA Government. This concept amongst others was institutionalized by the present MDA Government and the Festival, especially the one at Ward’s Lake was…

Narcotics law must not hinder medical use of opioids

By M.R.Rajagopal & Jagdish Rattanani The repeal of the three farm bills is in the headlines. A little beneath the surface and reportedly all set for the winter session of Parliament are amendments to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic…

Urgent letter to Power Minister

Editor. With the Leshka Power being the last addition to energy supply in our state in spite of the presence of the heavy consumers of our hydel power and with the PGIL and NTPC always demanding their dues, the domestic consumers are…

What the 10th Schedule says

The Congress Party has written to the Speaker, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly seeking disqualification of 10 of the 12 MLAs that recently deserted the Party to join the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC). Curiously the Congress left out…

Beyond 50 years of Meghalaya

By Benjamin Lyngdoh It would be demeaning to say that 50 years of Meghalaya has been an utter failure. On the other hand, it would be foolish to believe that the achievements till date reflect its true potential. In fact, the achievements…

Parliament disruptions

Parliament, in its winter session now, should have its sanctity preserved at all costs. It cannot be a theatre for unruly behaviour. Protests are one thing; unruly behaviour is quite another. Indian Parliament has increasingly been…

The Meghalaya defection and the epitaph for Congress

By Albert Thyrniang The Roman Empire lasted for 1000 years but it ended with the fall of Rome in 476 BC. It continued in the East in the form of the Byzantine Empire for another millennium but Constantinople fell in 1453, bringing down the…

The other Cherries behind the Festival

By Kit Shangpliang Thanks to the half-baked politicization of things, a section of Meghalaya has developed an allergy to the word ‘Festival’, so much so, that we are now incapable of thinking of celebratory events as opportunities to build…

Agatha Sangma’s CAA dance

Editor, " I rise here today to extend my support to this amendment bill" These were the words that our MP started when she stood up in the Winter Session of parliament in 2019 to pledge her consent to the CAA. It was followed by her…