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Strict measures needed for limiting power consumption

By Harihar Swarup Unprecedented. Unpredictable. A “perfect storm” of high demand, high global prices, and extended monsoons. All of these are common descriptors of how India came to have just four days of coal supplies left at power…

District Council and the State Government

By Fabian Lyngdoh The dynamism in the life of the people in the State of Meghalaya has been badly affected by the perpetual conflict of interests between the Autonomous District Councils and the State Government. To put an end to this…

NHRC chairman functioning as caged parrot

By Sushil Kutty Now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that there’s “selective” outrage; that people are "interpreting" human rights violations keeping in mind their “selfish interests”. Not surprisingly, the National Human Rights…

Regional parties’ unification: Chasing a mirage

By Albert Thyrniang The regional parties have started humming the unification tune. But in all likelihood it will never materialise. The recent call by a couple of leaders to unify all regional parties in Khasi-Jaintia Hills looks like a…

Livestock entrepreneurship beckons educated youth

By G.H.P. Raju Skill formation training programmes are readily accepted by the youth only when they know that employment is assured. Through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the Labour Department conducted skilling programs…

Amit Shah certifies Prime Minister as a democrat

By Sushil Kutty It took Home Minister Amit Shah seven years to tell the country that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the “most democratic leader” he has known in 20 years. But why believe Shah? After all, Shah and Modi are not very…

State of affairs in the State

By H H Mohrmen It is said that a week is a long time in politics because a lot can happen in seven days. Indeed stories and the twists and turns to the stories that have developed in the last few days and quite revealing. Take for example…

Rabbit farming in Meghalaya: Scope and benefits

By Serene Roy Lakuna & Cheasa N. Sangma The cost of construction of scientific rabbit rearing house was more and not affordable by small and marginal farmers. In the recent past, some of the farmers of the West Garo Hills District had…