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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Over-killing doesn’t pay

Editor, The letter, "Protectionism weakens" by I.G. Kharsyntiew (ST Nov 25, 2020) made refreshing reading. I endorse most of what he said about the mindset of certain section of people of Meghalaya. I have nothing to add to it except…

Onus is on MDA partners, not BJP

Editor, Your editorial, "MDA coalition on slippery path" (ST Nov 24,2020) is timely. While you have dwelt on unsavoury political portents witnessed in the recent months, it bears repetition that any coalition comprising such disparate…

No shopping mall in the city please

Editor, Whatever shopping mall may come up, it must not be constructed in Proper Shillong. Construct it out of town. Shillong needs to decongest. And the sooner the better for all Shillongites. Barik is a wooded area. Let it be preserved…

Re-opening schools a priority

Editor, The letter captioned, “Pandemic impact on education” by Emily Ryntathiang (ST Nov 21, 2020) correctly depicts the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young school students particularly in Meghalaya.  There is an urgent need to…

Are we still digitally divided? 

Editor, As per reports by the Economic Times a digital survey conducted by Lady Shriram College (LSR) to which 1,450 of the college's 2,000 students sent their response, clearly showed that nearly 30 percent of its students did not have…

Of sick corporations

Editor, Your Friday column (ST Nov 13,2020) was incisive. Hats off to you! You have the gift of the pen as you have the courage to speak out the bitter truth. A good section of people of Meghalaya do not see eye to eye with your many…

Meghalaya needs a monumental shake-up!

Editor, Thank you for your soul stirring piece, "When government becomes complacent" (ST Nov 13, 2020). I went through it at least thrice to absorb the multiple messages the write-up has brought home. Frankly, as an avid reader, after…

Plight of SSA teachers

  Editor, This is with reference to the report, “SSA teachers protest outside CMO’s office” (ST 12 Nov, 2020). SSA teachers have not received their salaries for several months and are aggrieved. Teachers have to depend on the nearby…

MBBS beyond reach of meritorious poor

Editor, Amidst huge protests with meaningful suggestions by our students who aspire to become doctors, to postpone the NEET until COVID-19 subsides, the authorities backed by the Supreme Court paid a deaf ear to those pleas. One month of…

Ex-Governor’s communal instigations

  Editor, Mr Tathagata Roy, the Ex Governor of Meghalaya, known for his grotesque articulations posted on social media. In these incendiary statements he has pitched the residents of Them Metor vis-à-vis the indigenous tribals of…