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Paying lip service to the disabled

On his recent visit to the state, Minister of State for Social Justice, Ramdas Bandhu Athawale asked the State Government to set up schools for the disabled and come up with a robust law for the protecting the elderly. There are only 12…

Over 400 rape cases pending in courts

SHILLONG: Over 400 rape cases involving minors are pending for disposal in various courts in the State under Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. According to the official data available till April this year, in the…

Suicide no answer to life’s problems!  

Editor, This refers to the article “Life, death & suicide in the Khasi thought” by Fabian Lyngdoh (ST- Sept 20, 2017). Here, I would like to point out that suicide is not an economic problem or a generational tic.  It’s a problem with…

Lionel Messi in Dawki!

SHILLONG: A parcel containing an ATM card was sent to Lionel Messi in Dawki, West Jaintia Hills. But the letter returned undelivered as the addressee was not available. The SBI head office, Mumbai, had sent the ATM card through the post…

No land for central jail

SHILLONG: The Prisons Department is still looking for land to construct a central jail in Shillong. An official in the department said the proposal to construct a central jail is not making progress since they could not find a land. The…

Block units scrapped not to expel MLAs: Lapang

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president DD Lapang on Monday defended the dissolution of the seven Block Congress Committees by saying it was done to strengthen the party units with no intention to expel any MLAs, who…

Marcuise downplays NPP exodus

SHILLONG: Former MLA Marcuise Marak, who is still with NPP, has downplayed the claim of Williamnagar legislator Deborah Marak about the exodus of NPP party workers. Deborah, who is also the Cabinet minister, had on Saturday claimed that…