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February 1, 2012

In search of a new Identity

BY Paul Lyngdoh As the Indian Republic enters its 63rd milestone, the question of revisiting the fundamental structure on which the Republic was based- its increasingly anachronistic Constitution- becomes more and more relevant. 63 years…

Glorious Sakura

By River Wallang When I was a kid, Madeng brought a sapling and planted it in grandma’s garden. It took just three years for that sapling to shoot up and grow into a tree. It was then a very new plant in Shillong. Madeng got the sapling…

Maoist palace

Maoist supremo in Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal popularly known as Prachanda has got himself a multi-wing mansion in the posh area of Kathmandu complete with swimming pool space and badminton court. It is goodbye to Maoist principles and…

Clarification

Editor, The attention of the State Government is drawn to the grievances of a pensioner expressed through the Letter to the Editor, (ST December 31, 2011) under the caption, “Undue harassment to pensioners”. The grievances relate mainly to…

Thousands march for release of engineers

From Our Correspondent TURA: Thousands of Tura residents joined in a peace rally demanding the safe and unconditional release of the two abducted MeECL engineers — B Majaw and A Pothmi. The rally, organized by the Hynniewtrep Welfare…

‘Spl strategy needed to deal with GNLA’

SHILLONG: The State Government has underlined the need for devising strong strategies to counter the activities of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA). Talking to media persons here on Tuesday, Chief Secretary WMS Pariat asserted that…

Inordinate delay in vehicle registration

SHILLONG: Registering a new vehicle in the East Khasi Hills district has become a daunting task for car owners. Those who have purchased a vehicle in the first week of December are yet to get their registration. This undue delay has made…

Centre declares GNLA as ‘terrorist outfit

Shillong: The Union Government on Tuesday declared the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a rebel outfit operating in Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, a terrorist outfit under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. "The government has…

Jopthiaw Lyngdoh hands over the baton

Goyal to assume charge as EKH DC today By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The swanky, recently renovated office of the DC East Khasi Hills will have a new occupant from Wednesday. Sanjay Goyal, DC West Garo Hills will take over from Jopthiaw Lyngdoh…