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Intriguing political developments

Editor, As a citizen of Meghalaya with a wee bit of education and understanding of political thought and practice as drummed into us by our political teachers in college I, and I am sure there are many like me, who are totally intrigued…

Monsoon Session

It’s time to take stock of the situation in the country. Parliament begins its Monsoon Session on Monday. Apart from presentation and passage of a string of 20 bills, major issues of the nation are bound to come up for discussion. Among…

MDA and change of land ownership in Jañtia hills

By H H Mohrmen Tradition like everything else evolves and changes with time. A case in point is a village called Shnongrim which is under the Nongkhlieh eleka. Till the late 1990’s and early 2000’s people in the area never registered their…

Govt stand on sedition law betrays undemocratic

By K Raveendran The stand taken by the Modi government in the Supreme Court that the ‘colonialist’ sedition law can remain, but with certain safeguards, betrays the authoritarian traits of the government and its intention to use the…

Call for limited tourism

Editor, It is indeed a welcome decision by the Government to explore ways to reopen tourism in the state by allowing only tourists that have taken the double doses of Covid vaccine (“Govt. may allow vaccinated tourists to enter state” -ST…

Manipur back to lockdown

The Manipur government has imposed a strict 10-day lockdown in the state, starting 18 July. This came after Manipur reported its highest single-day surge over the past few days as the state recorded 1,104 fresh Covid-19 cases over a span of…

UP’s anti-people law on population

By Jagdish Rattanani The draft bill by the Uttar Pradesh government to enforce what is commonly referred to as the two-child norm has caused much political noise. In sum, ‘The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare)…

POLITICAL DELICACIES

By Rahil Nora Chopra The monsoon session of the Parliament is set to commence from July 19 and will continue till August 13. The debate will be led by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha and Mallikarjun Kharge inRajya Sabha. Prashant…

Poverty is upfront and personal

Editor, Poverty and the sufferings of ordinary citizens are not sexy subjects to write on and debate about. Social media is replete with discussions on politics. What triggers debates especially in Meghalaya and among our urban millennials…

Violence, rape in Bengal

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has indicted the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government for the “gross apathy” it showed in containing the mob violence following the huge electoral success of the ruling Trinamool Congress…