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Improve law and order in the State.

Editor, Apropos the news item published in The Shillong Times under the caption “Ichamati issue spills into city,” (ST Oct 23, 2020), I would like ask this pertinent question. Since when has submitting a representation or filing a…

Normalising corruption

When allegations of corruption become a daily affair and charges are traded over media, the public faces a fatigue which then turns to disinterest.  It is then that the public begin to normalise corruption as something that cannot be…

BEIJING WARNS NEW DELHI

    By Dr. D.K. Giri   India ups the ante against China. Beijing is ostensibly rattled. Although reports of a trade deal with Taiwan have not been officially confirmed by Indian agency, Beijing has issued a veiled warning to New…

  REASONS FOR DISCOMFORT OF MODI AND BJP

    By Nitya Chakraborty   With less than two weeks to go for the Presidential elections in USA scheduled on November 3, talks have started about what is going to be the impact of the coming to the White House of Joe Biden as…

Questions on COVID expenses

Editor, The state government has recently given an outline of its expenses during the COVID pandemic amounting to Rs 400 crore ( I have deliberately made it Rs 400 and not Rs 399! For, a crore here or there makes no difference!). Going…

REASSURANCE FROM PM

When the Prime Minister addresses the nation, big revelations are generally expected. But Narendra Modi’s address on Tuesday carried little more than a promise that the nation is all set to reach the vaccines against Covid-19 pandemic in…

NEIGRIHMS at the crossroads!  

Editor, After the controversial Director of NEIGRIHMS was repatriated to his parent department, the Institute is left with a spare-tyre Director, the Head of Department, Anesthesiology. For NEIGRIHMS this is a case of, “from the frying…

Governance a casualty in Meghalaya

The allegations by an elected representative that the MDA Government is losing Rs 1200-1500 crore of revenue on account of the illegal extraction and transportation of coal should be taken seriously. This amount is not small change for a…