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Shocking incident

Editor, The incident of a man in West Khasi Hills raping both his daughters repeatedly and apparently with the knowledge of his wife and her brother (the children’s uncle) is bizarre and reeks of the worst form of incest ever heard in…

Shocking news ever!

Editor Reading the news about a father raping his two daughters ( ST October 9, 2021) sent chills down my spine accompanied with a sense of disgust and anger over the heinous act of immorality and wickedness in human beings. Rape has…

Common sense and the common man

Editor, Well, the time for self-aggrandisement ( google defines it as an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own self importance), chest beating, accusing your rivals of deceit and…

On the Mukul -Pala conflict

Editor, I want to congratulate my known friend Albert Thyrniang for his splendid article, " Reading the Mukul - Pala Conflict" (ST October 6, 2021). I am sure fellow readers got further enlightened about the personal hidden ambitious…

Instrument of Accession

Editor, One fails to see how the question of accession of Khasi States can be reopened. The accession of Khasi States was an issue arising out of the partition of British India and the negotiations preceding it. It is not within the…

Students at the receiving end

Editor, Due to the Covid-19 situation, schools and colleges have been shut for months. Learning has been like a rollercoaster ride for many students especially with the online mode of education. However, things have got a little bit better…

Lack of social & educational motivation for UPSC exams

Editor, ‘Go to school to know how to write love letter and to propose to a girl’ (khie leit skul tang ban nang ban thoh shithi samla ban phah kylli kynthei), my mother told me in my early days of schooling. Likewise, there are many people…

First tribal lady Chief Secretary

Editor, I read with pride and joy your OP-ed piece on the selection of Kong Rebecca Suchiang as the new Chief Secretary of Meghalaya (Oct. 1, 2021). I very much agree with the sentiments expressed in your piece and also in the letter to…

First Tribal Lady Chief Secretary

Editor, I thank the Shillong Times (Oct 1, 2021) for the splendid introduction of our new Chief Secretary, Ms Rebecca Suchiang. It is noteworthy that a woman has risen to this high office, no doubt through hard work and efficiency. Though…

Breakdown of pipelines at Umkhen

Editor, Whenever there is a heavy downpour, rate payers are told that there is breakdown of pipelines at the source at Umkhen which supply water to Laitumkhrah areas. On September 28 and 29 though there was some rain but not to the point…