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Of drones, unemployment and social exclusion

By Veronica Pala There has been a falling share of labour in the national income of most countries of the world. This is because a large number of jobs have vanished into thin air. They are taken over by machines and Artificial…

Shillong’s Pink Festival

Editor, The Cherry Blossom Festival has brought back some cheer in the city. The Ward’s Lake adorns a pink look with pink balloons, pink umbrellas, ribbons et al. What is also very striking is that there are serious attempts to keep the…

Women and number

A family health survey done by the Union Government has stated, among other things, that the population of females now outnumbers that of males, in the ratio of 1020:1000. For the first time, women outnumbered men in this country – which…

Present political churning: What will it produce?

By Patricia Mukhim That Dr Mukul Sangma, Meghalaya’s former Chief Minister and an astute politician had been hobnobbing with the Trinamool Congress in the last few months was no secret but he did spring a surprise by taking along with him…

Militancy woes in Manipur?

By T S Haokip “The recent attack on Assam Rifles is sure to be a game-changer; for the better or worse is where the true challenge lies.” Churachandpur, a district inManipur became a central topic of discussion overnight on the 13th…

NEHU exams a farce

Editor, On behalf of the student community, we seek to express our views on the use of unfair means by students in the online at-home exams conducted by NEHU for undergraduate students. The use of unfair means by students has assumed…

What are MDA Govt’s priorities?

Every Government needs to set priorities and goals, else it will be tilting at windmills and achieve no measurable goals. For the general public, good roads with proper drains, a responsive and accessible healthcare system, clean water…

‘Ill-fated governance’

By OR Challam “The Chief Minister and his government are all set to achieve ‘another feather in the hat’ out of all the false claims and fake promises fooling the residents with nothing but false hope.” Meghalaya being a unique…

Congress a sinking ship

Editor I have been a patron of various local vernacular and English newspapers related to various political news going around. As an admirer and a staunch supporter of the Congress I am appalled at the undemocratic way the AICC had to…