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CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM

Two developments, one coming close on the heels of the other, sound curious. Christian Michel of the Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter scam dating back to years 2010-11 has been extradited to India from the UAE. Another high-flying ‘wanted’…

Miscarriage of Justice

Patricia Mukhim  As the editor of a newspaper it pains me to have to publish news regarding the former chief secretary of Meghalaya, Mr KS Kropha being pronouned guilty in the much hyped Coalgate scam – which concerns the allocation of…

UP sinks into lawlessness

This time it was in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh. Mob violence was triggered allegedly because several carcasses of cows were found in a nearby forest.  Station House Officer, Inspector  Subodh Kumar Singh, was first attacked with…

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a mission to win friends all round. Indian diplomacy has taken a leap forward. Modi parleyed with leaders of the US and Japan on the margins of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires and following that with…

DREAMING BIG

There, in fact, is no limit to dreaming big. Problem is, Indians seem hardly ever doing this – and more so at levels where one’s supposed to do it with great frenzy. This is a pity as, after all, dreaming is an inexpensive indulgence.…

EXIT BUSH SENIOR

George HW Bush, who passed away at 94, served only one term as US President and yet left a lasting impression. What won him a special standing was the successful US war in Kuwait that was preceded by an invasion of Panama. What worked to…

ROW OVER GDP

A row is on over the downgrading of the GDP figures of the UPA periods by an entity of the Modi government. The Congress that led the previous government sees a “malicious and fraudulent jugglery of figures” by the present government to…

GHOST OF A SAARC

It is famously said, tongue in cheek, that “Nations have armies, while in Pakistan, the army has a nation.” This is meant to stress the upper hand the military establishment in the Islamic nation holds in every aspect of governance there…

Corruption in Health Dept

Corruption in the Health Department is not new to Meghalaya. Essential medical equipments like X-Ray or CT- Scan machines are purchased without adequate insurance coverage and tend to become unserviceable and idle assets after being used…

FAILING SYSTEMS

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is among the few erudite politicians. He also has to his side the experiences that went with governance of the nation from its apex, apart from being the governor of RBI, academician and IMF…
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