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Rejoinder

Editor, There have been serious allegations time and again in your esteemed newspaper that false installation certificate has been issued by the undersigned to the Turnkey contractor on the alleged non-installation of Smart Meters under…

Air India — back to basics

Predictably, there are those who are happy about Air India going back into the hands of the Tatas and critical about the government losing its ownership. Differences in perception and their airing in public are integral to the cause of…

Regional parties’ unification: Chasing a mirage

By Albert Thyrniang The regional parties have started humming the unification tune. But in all likelihood it will never materialise. The recent call by a couple of leaders to unify all regional parties in Khasi-Jaintia Hills looks like a…

Clarification

Editor, I was shocked to find a letter published in your ‘Letters to the Editor’ section in your newspaper on 12.10.21 captioned, “Is MUDA listening?”written under my name in the capacity of secretary Barun Apartments Residents Society. It…

Women quarantined from politics

Barring the Congress Party, in Meghalaya, other political parties have muted the voices of women. Politics is a male-dominated domain because the gendered adage that women in politics are equivalent to hens that crow, still lurk in the…

Livestock entrepreneurship beckons educated youth

By G.H.P. Raju Skill formation training programmes are readily accepted by the youth only when they know that employment is assured. Through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the Labour Department conducted skilling programs…

Amit Shah certifies Prime Minister as a democrat

By Sushil Kutty It took Home Minister Amit Shah seven years to tell the country that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the “most democratic leader” he has known in 20 years. But why believe Shah? After all, Shah and Modi are not very…

Shocking incident

Editor, The incident of a man in West Khasi Hills raping both his daughters repeatedly and apparently with the knowledge of his wife and her brother (the children’s uncle) is bizarre and reeks of the worst form of incest ever heard in…

Caught napping again

The nation is faced with a serious power crisis due to non-supply of coal to thermal stations. The Union coal and power ministries are hard at work to solve the problem, but it would take time. The crisis in the power sector unfolded just…