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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Time to audit the MBDA

Editor, The much-touted IBDLP program was the brainchild of the former CM Dr Mukul Sangma along with his small team who provoked the idea of integrating village communities, livelihoods and environment - a perfect blend of modern and…

Water blues and apathy of PHED

Editor, There is an acute water shortage faced by many homes in the Lumdiengsoh (Motinagar) area of Shillong. It is now over 4 months that my tenants and I, along with many other neighbours, have been combatting this crisis that has…

Are we prepared for CUET?

Editor, The introduction of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) has raised a much-needed debate in the country as regard its practicality and impact on the students. It is evident that the government is considering the fact that…

The Silence of the Doomed

Editor, A young lady, to be more specific, one of the dynamic faculty members of Martin Luther Christian University, gave a quote that really stunned me. It was a quote from the King James Bible, Proverbs Chapter 29 verse 18 which is so…

One death too many!

Editor, The other day Subhankar Pratim Deb was excited about celebrating the birthday of his only daughter. The day was filled with fun and happiness as friends and relatives came for the birthday party. By late evening, most guests had…

Wrong priorities of MDA Govt

Editor, Given this government's tendency to wear its religion on its sleeve - albeit only when it suits them - why does it have to take criticism from religious bodies and pressure groups to drive home the point that gambling is not…

Sports a neglected sector in West Garo Hills

Editor, I would like to share some thoughts on the present conditions of Sports in Garo Hills, Meghalaya. To start with, under the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs of Meghalaya a District Sports Office in every district has been set…

Continued abysmal performance of Congress

Editor, The story of the Congress fortune in the immediate future - 2022, 2023 and 2024 does not seem to inspire much hope. The Congress High Command and the rank and file of the party everywhere in India are demoralised. No amount of…

Umiam bridge needs immediate action

Editor, With reference to the news item "High Court wants Umiam bridge work to start soon" (ST May 4, 2022), as a citizen of the state I now see a ray of hope that with the intervention of the High Court, perhaps the state government may…

Political violence by any group condemnable

Editor, I read the sharp reactions of Kajal Chatterjee in his letter to the editor on Bengal's culture of violence (ST May 5, 2022). Chatterjee was responding to D. Bhattacharjee's letter which appeared on May 4, 2022 in the same paper.…