Daily Archives: Wednesday, December 19th, 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 firm and adamant on imposing the total shut down despite the fact the date for the bandh is very close [Full Article...]

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 was in the grip of violence and virtually total anarchy. The immediate future also looks grim. The chaos has been created by the personal [Full Article...]

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 Century. Very strong views prevail on the subject but consensus does exist to the effect that there is now urgent need for a review of [Full Article...]

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 policy to support growth, if current pace of moderation in inflation is maintained going into 2013. A tangible move in [Full Article...]

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 locations and strategic points of the city. Talking to The Shillong Times here on Tuesday, the State Director General of Police Kulbir Krishan said the [Full Article...]

‘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 the flaws in the system. A member of the Women’s Commission based in East Garo Hills on Tuesday alleged that no immediate [Full Article...]

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 taken up by the Centre on a top priority basis. The assurance was given to the Meghalaya Minister for GAD and Water Resources, A L Hek who met Rawat in [Full Article...]

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 government once Deputy Chief Minister Bindo Mathew Lanong, who is the also chairman of HLC, gave his assent. “He (Lanong) would be out of station [Full Article...]