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The shocking truth about police encounters

By Jagdish Rattanani The nation should be shell shocked by the report of an eminent panel set up by the Supreme Court to investigate the death of four accused in the brutal rape and murder case of veterinary doctor (identified only as Ms.…

$4 billion at stake!

By Shivaji Sarkar The temple economy is as large as the Indian budget sustaining the country. Its contours across the religious denominations of Hindu, Muslim and Christians, which is much wider than it is perceived. This is changing the…

A timely interview and a meaningful one

By W Passah We owe a big thank you to The Shillong Times for the interview with Ardent Basaiawmoit (AB), President of the VPP. The interview could not have come at a better time than this, when the excesses of the MDA Government have…

Did we make a serious mistake in 2018? Whither 2023

By Patricia Mukhim Elections are eight months away but the knife-sharpening business has begun. Those used to reflecting on the current state of affairs and the political circus happening now where we have lost count of which MLA/MDC is in…

Gyan Vapi to set new course for Indian politics

By Shivaji Sarkar A chance test case for Shringar Gauri puja outside, the survey for it and the surprise discovery of Shivalinga supposedly the creator and destructor at the old temple of Lord Vishwanath or GyanVapi has charged the…

The dynamics of legalised gambling

By Benjamin Lyngdoh The issue of legalised gambling in Meghalaya is of much concern for the church. Now, some pressure groups and political parties have started to join the protest. Keeping these developments in mind, it is important to…