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To Whom It May Concern

By Janet Moore Hujon “Calling The Church Out” - Finally someone has had the courage and the conviction to express what I hope is the opinion of many in Meghalaya.  Albert Thyrniang’s passionate and clearly argued charge against the…

Unwarranted interference

Editor, It was rather surprising to read the letter titled, "Solution to the ongoing MCS case" (ST Feb 20, 2021) written by someone who did not wish to reveal his/her identity. This is regarding the issue surrounding the MCS recruitment…

Money and elections in Meghalaya

There is much agonising in the Congress camp about whether they will win the bye-election in the now vacant Mawryngkneng MLA constituency, following the demise of sitting MLA, David Nongrum recently. Congress MLA, Ampareen Lyngdoh had…

A Needless Controversy

  By Albert Thyrniang   Last week there was a preventable controversy. The Hynniewtrep Youths’ Council (HYC), Sohiong Circle went public with its complaints to the CEM of KHADC alleging that at least three non-Khasi families were…

Learning the Unlearned  

  By Darilyn Syiem In the recent past there has been much talk about the lack of mindfulness and what a tragedy it is that we the Khasis who are known for ‘ka akor ka burom’ ( courtesy and respect) are now bereft of such values that…

Much ado about a toolkit

Editor, What is happening in this country today is shocking. An international climate activist, Greta Thunberg lends her support to the ongoing farmers’ movement. The Modi government is rattled and smells an international conspiracy. The…

COVID’S SECOND WAVE

There is both good news and bad news on the Covid Front as the nation – and the world – edges close to a one full-year period under the terrible impact of the Chinese-induced Covid-19 pandemic. Maharashtra has sounded an alert of a likely…

MDA Govt taking the state on a downhill slide  

By H H Mohrmen The MDA alliance is a marriage of convenience where many political parties with different principles and ideologies have joined together to form a government. The alliance which comprises of regional parties and two…

PRIVATISATION NOT MANTRA

By Shivaji Sarkar The country is in a quandary about the privatisation of the public sector banks and needs to reconsider. Amendments to the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) 1970 and 1980 are on the…