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December 19, 2012

Unjustified bandh call

Editor, The bandh called by the break-away faction of the ANVC on 20th December seems imminent unless there is a last minute change of heart on the part of the leadership of the above organization. The think tank of the ANVC (B) is still…

Victory Day

Victory Day is celebrated in Bangladesh with great rejoicing. Blood, sweat and tears went in profusion in bringing about the birth of a new nation in 1971. This year Victory Day proved an exception. Weeks before the celebration, the country…

The 6th Schedule, the ADCs and I

By Toki Blah   Concerns have been frequently expressed regarding the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs), the 6th Schedule of the Constitution and inter alia the relevance of the provisions of this Schedule to the NE Region in the 21st…

Inflation remains the core issue

RBI may shift to policy easing by January By S. Sethuraman   The Reserve Bank of India, in its mid-quarter policy review, as 2012 winds down, has left all key rates of interest unchanged but provides a clear indication of a shift to easing…

Shillong to have CCTV surveillance

State police joins hands with BSNL   By Our Reporter SHILLONG: In a bid to make Shillong safe, the State police have tied up with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at important…

‘Indifferent’ docs draw flak

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Even as a nation is outraged by the rape and brutal assault of a 23-year-old medical student in New Delhi, a similar incident in Meghalaya, where an 18-year old met with an almost similar fate, continues to expose…

Hek gets Centre’s assurance

From Special Correspondent New Delhi: The newly-appointed Union Minister for Water Resources Harish Rawat on Tuesday assured Meghalaya that the twin project of controlling floods and beautification of Wahumkhrah and Umshyrpi rivers will be…

Panel to submit report this week

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The High Level Committee (HLC) on Influx is likely to submit its report to the State Government either on December 20 or 21. Official sources on Tuesday said recommendations would be submitted to the State…