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Uniform Civil Code

Editor, The much-awaited move of the Union Government to introduce the Uniform Civil Code in the country should have been implemented decades back but, unfortunately legislation could not be enacted till date due to strong opposition from…

Pakistan as paradox

Years ago, Pakistan was rightly defined by author Christophe Jaffrelot as a paradox. Proclaimed as an Islamic Republic in1956, some 10 years after it won Independence alongside India, Pakistan is in turmoil. Its economy has collapsed,…

Cleanliness and Khasi-Pnar Society

By H H Mohrmen Indigenous communities are by tradition hygienic. They keep the surroundings clean because they believe that nature is sacred. But it is rather heart-rending that with time our hills which were once green and clean are…

Earnings up by Rs 64 bn a year

By Shivaji Sarkar Internet giants are having fortunes in India for weak anti-trust or monopoly laws. Google alone repatriates Rs 64 billion or $79 lakh in 2021. In contrast Microsoft earned Rs 9475 crore. The Competition Commission of…

Roads to a better tomorrow

Editor, The health of Shillong town is deteriorating day by day and the ever-increasing number of vehicles being one of the main causes. Firstly, what makes the government continue to allow more and more vehicles on the roads? The same…

Of Populist Schemes

The MDA Government must have the highest number of consultants advising it on various thematic aspects of governance that are intended to make the government look good. Notably most of the schemes that have spun out of the Meghalaya Basin…

Question voters should ask

Editor, Election are buttons in a representative democracy. It is through election that we are represented when we cast our votes. Unless we vote, no one can make decisions for us. That is what our Constitution guarantees us. It is a proud…

Is India imploding?

By Barnes Mawrie India is famously known for her policy of “Unity in diversity.” For that matter, our country is truly a land of great diversity. We have been living in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious context since…

Elections in Meghalaya

Editor, The General Elections in Meghalaya has been announced by the ECI on Wednesday, January 18. Below are musings on the background and the way forward as conscious voters: As a person who is still travelling around in the State, I get…