Daily Archives: Wednesday, February 1st, 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 ago, the transition from London to New Delhi seemed to be in perfect order: today, the changing times, aspirations and goals- the underlying zeitgeist- call for a multiplicity of [Full Article...]

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 from the gardener of Lady Hydari park, the only place at that time where these plants grew. [Full Article...]

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 the ascetic lifestyle of a former guerrilla chief. His family and associates have said that the house is rented. But a Nepali tabloid says it [Full Article...]


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 the half yearly physical appearance before the Treasury Officer and the contention that the frequency for Gazetted officer is annually, and also to non-transfer of pension [Full Article...]

‘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 the State police was working in difficult terrain to nab the GNLA militants. “Their (GNLA) information network is very strong,” Pariat added. The Chief Secretary, however, refused to [Full Article...]

Admin to adopt strict measures against PDS defaulters

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Outgoing East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Jopthiaw Lyngdoh, says it is difficult to take action against fair price shop dealers since most complaints are verbal and in the form of hearsay and not in writing. “This is the problem with large sections of the public. They keep on complaining but do nothing. If we had a written complaint, we would [Full Article...]

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 many people depend on dalals (middlemen) who do the work for them at a price. Many car owners have said that the [Full Article...]

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 approved and declared GNLA a terrorist due to its growing terror activities in certain parts of Meghalaya,” Shambu Singh, Joint Secretary in charge of the Northeast in the Union [Full Article...]