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Entry-exit point an inconvenience

 Editor, I had written in these columns in the recent past that the entry-exit point at Umling in Ri Bhoi District will eventually see a legal tussle has proven true with the filing of a PIL by ten lawyers from the town at the High…

Media trial contemptuous

On Monday January 18, the Bombay High Court has specifically spelt out that media trials during the investigation of any case, violates programme code under the Cable TV Network Regulation Act and tends to influence an ongoing probe. The…

Is Matrilineal Lineage under question?

By Albert Thyrniang Eric Clapton, the British musician and singer, was the son of Patricia Molly Clapton and Edward Walter Fryer. He took his mother’s surname. Ryan Giggs, one of Manchester United’s best midfielders ever was born Ryan…

The Wisdom of Hindsight

By T P Sreenivasan The wisdom of hindsight flowing out of all sections of US public opinion after January 6th is astounding. The latest discovery is that “It is not a mystery how we got here.” It took them four years to see where America…

Much ado about restrictions

Editor, I had recently gone out of station for some work and would like to state my observation on the scenario as regards the Covid situation. While at the airport, before boarding the plane, proper safety kits were given to protect…

BEHIND PROHIBITION

In a curious case reported from Bihar, police is quoted as saying a bootlegger sold liquor worth Rs nine lakh per day for a long time in capital Patna until his arrest three days ago. This, clearly, was just one instance. Liquor is…

 MDA reaching the halfway mark

By HH Mohrmen The MDA government has crossed the halfway mark on its journey to complete the five year term in office but there is much left to be desired. Till date, there is very little that the Government can show on its report…

Post Pandemic Budget Expectations

  By Ajit Ranade The annual Union Budget will be presented in less than two weeks. It is a constitutional requirement, since not even a single rupee can be spent from the exchequer without Parliament’s permission. The discussion and…

IL against ILP & MRSSA justified

Editor, When politicians resort to discriminatory policies recklessly without considering wider social and economic  ramifications then PIL is the only recourse left for the hapless citizen to assert his or her individual right. The PIL…

Graft charges lingering on

While the State BJP is focussed on the corruption that has eaten into the vitals of the Garo Hills and Jaintia Hills District Councils, and have been pursuing the matter doggedly for several months now, the Congress on the other hand has…