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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Chaotic exam pressure

Editor, This letter is not just from my side but this is what thousands of final semester under- graduate students have been tormented with. Our career is being tortured in the most brutal way by none other than the most prestigious…

Congress shooting in the dark  

Editor, Apropos the news report, "Tynsong slams Cong allegations of COVID-19 mismanagement" (ST Sept 24, 2020), while it is the mandate of the Opposition to keep the government on its toes, it doesn't behove a national party like the…

Where are our roads?

Editor, The main thoroughfare in Rynjah has seen the worst wear and tear. It has remained so for months together. Then the roads leading to Umpling are also the worst ever in Shillong. The question I want to ask is why do roads have to…

Public education on Covid is key!

  Editor, Yesterday’s Shillong Times (Sep 30, 2020) raised two questions that seem to vex the public mind. The first pertains to plasma therapy. Dr P. Bhattacharya, the Director of NEIGRIHMS has rightly questioned the use of plasma…

NEPA violates Covid protocols

Editor, The North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA), a premiere institution of the country, situated in Umsaw, near Umiam lake, is under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. This Institution should have joined hands in helping out…

On Good Governance & Meghalaya

Editor, Your Friday column on good governance (ST Sept 25, 2020), has provoked me to dwell on the term "good governance". Some years ago, "India Today" magazine in a national survey had put Meghalaya at the bottom of the list of…

Natural calamities plus Covid

Editor, It is with deep sorrow that I pen this letter. The loss of lives due to landslides and drowning during the unprecedented heavy rains in the last few days tells us that climate change due to human intervention has come to roost.…

New era of education

Editor Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to focus on the new era of education and its effects amidst the COVID19 pandemic. As a university student, I believe I am among the privileged lot that has access to the…

Govt doctors in private practice

Editor, While every citizen has the right to work, there are limits to people expanding their area of  work. In Meghalaya, there are private and government doctors. Private doctors practice only in their private clinics. But this is not…

Corruption in ADCs

Editor, We the ordinary citizens of Meghalaya are grateful to the President of State BJP for revealing the corruption in all the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in Meghalaya (ST Sep 9, 2020). Subsequently the BJP President has…