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The Covid crisis we don’t see

By Lekha Rattanani The official death count due to Covid-19 in India stood at over 400,000 around mid-July. It is widely understood and accepted that the actual death toll is many times that figure. Yet, these numbers do not count the…

Cognition a cure for PGI woes

By Benjamin Lyngdoh “Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui while acknowledging the report pointed towards the improved performance of Meghalaya over the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. While that is fine, we must not lose sight of the fact that…

MDA and change of land ownership in Jañtia hills

By H H Mohrmen Tradition like everything else evolves and changes with time. A case in point is a village called Shnongrim which is under the Nongkhlieh eleka. Till the late 1990’s and early 2000’s people in the area never registered their…

Govt stand on sedition law betrays undemocratic

By K Raveendran The stand taken by the Modi government in the Supreme Court that the ‘colonialist’ sedition law can remain, but with certain safeguards, betrays the authoritarian traits of the government and its intention to use the…

UP’s anti-people law on population

By Jagdish Rattanani The draft bill by the Uttar Pradesh government to enforce what is commonly referred to as the two-child norm has caused much political noise. In sum, ‘The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare)…

POLITICAL DELICACIES

By Rahil Nora Chopra The monsoon session of the Parliament is set to commence from July 19 and will continue till August 13. The debate will be led by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha and Mallikarjun Kharge inRajya Sabha. Prashant…

Who’s the referee?

By Patricia Mukhim “In 1985, a Committee headed by YV Chandrachud, retired chief justice of India was constituted to go into the claims and counter claims by Assam and Meghalaya on their areas of dispute.” Even before any talks on the…

Afghan turmoil: Big challenges before India

By Dr Jayashree Nath The withdrawal of the United States security forces from Bagram Airfield on July 1 after nearly two decades and without informing the Afghan government signals a strategic failure of the US approach on Afghanistan. The…

In Defence of HIKAI

By Banlam K Lyngdoh Of late HIKAI, an online educational portal, launched by RKM Ashrama, Sohra, in collaboration with Vivekananda Cultural Centre (VCC), Shillong, has been publicly debated on its pros and cons. Thanks are due to Dushyant…